Updated on 06/01/2020 – One year after its arrival in France, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7, a model for less than 200 euros but nevertheless very complete. Good plan, data sheet, test, everything you need to know about this smartphone is here.
- Monday 06 January 2020 at 18:00
Hard to choose a smartphone in the ocean of annual outings. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is designed for those looking for an affordable but complete smartphone. And even a few weeks after the release of its successor, the Redmi Note 8T, this smartphone is still among the best cheap phones. You want to make sure you’re doing the right thing? On this regularly updated page, we propose you to discover (or rediscover) the data sheet, all the good tips and our complete test of the Redmi Note 7.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 was launched from199 euros. At Electro Dépôt, you can find it at 179.98 euros but it is on the marketplace of Cdiscount that it is sold at the best price since it is displayed at 136.99 euros.
The Note 6 Pro was the best smartphone for less than 200 euros last year, Xiaomi keeps the title with its new Note 7. The Chinese manufacturer once again ticks all the boxes on a mid-range smartphone with a remarkably consistent product. Advantageous finish, 6.3-inch LCD panel with 2340 x 1080 pixels controlled, efficient photo capture during the day and logically more questionable at night, superior autonomy compared to the competition, this Note 7 bury the competition on all counts.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Features
- A 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen
- A Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
- 3 + 32 GB, 4 + 64 GB or 4 + 128 GB expandable
- A 4000 mAh battery
- Dual 48+5 MP photo sensor
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: the match of the data sheets
Launched just a few months after the Redmi Note 6 Pro, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 has a lot in common. Starting with the screen technology used (IPS LCD), the size of the panel (6.3 inches for Note 7, 6.26 inches for Note 6 Pro) or Full HD+ definition. Only the type of notch differs since Note 7 inherits the drip design while Note 6 Pro has to make do with a classic notch.
Both models also incorporate a battery of the same capacity (4000 mAh). In fact, they have the same imposing size, within a few millimetres (the redmi note 6 Pro is slightly more compact) and they remain relatively heavy (186 g for Note 7, 182 g for Note 6 Pro). It is therefore necessary to look at what is hidden under the hull to differentiate the two models. The Redmi Note 7 features a Snapdragon 660 processor that is more powerful than the Snapdragon 636 of the Redmi Note 6.
The two smartphones stand out especially in the field of photography. Xiaomi designed its models with a different target. The Redmi Note 7 is for those who are more sensitive to photo quality. For this purpose it integrates a double sensor of 48+5 MP when the Redmi Note 6 Pro has to make do with a combo 12+5 MP. In fact, it was designed to appeal to selfies lovers. At the front, it is equipped with a double sensor of 20+2 MP while the Redmi Note 7 integrates a more traditional sensor of 13 MP.
In the segment of smartphones under 200 euros, Redmi Note 7 has no shortage of competitors. Among the most serious is Huawei’s P Smart 2019, a discreet but comprehensive model. Xiaomi cannibalizes himself with a very good Mi A2 which has the particularity to embark a pure version of Android. It is also threatened by Redmi Note 8T, which now costs around ten euros more.
While French consumers spend an average of 326 euros per year on their smartphone (according to a survey by UFC Que-Choisir), Xiaomi offered the Redmi Note 7 at 199 euros when it was released (early 2019). With this model, the Chinese manufacturer is betting on a recipe it masters at its fingertips: offering a complete smartphone for a contained price.
And the Redmi Note 7 is not short of arguments. Behind its pretty dress, it contains a Snapdragon 660 processor particularly efficient in everyday life but also very good for playing games with demanding graphics. Its 6.3” Full HD+ IPS LCD screen contributes to a good gaming experience. More generally, it allows you to enjoy a certain comfort for multimedia use. Finally, its very good autonomy (more than a day) and its quick recharge (1h30 for a full charge) make it one of the most enduring models in this price segment.
While the interface deserves some improvements, it remains comfortable. Updates also correct small software defects. As for the dual photo sensor (48+5 MP), it provides the essentials, but it’s not a miracle. Other models do better in this price segment. But the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 remains a very complete proposition.
- Find our complete test of Xiaomi Redmi Note 7