Realme’s cookie-cutter design system for its smartphones appear to be working in its favour, and kicking 2021 off are two new fashions referred to as the Realme X7 and the Realme X7 Professional. Each smartphones had been introduced final yr in China, although with completely different names, and are making their option to our market now. At the moment we’ll be trying out the Realme X7 Professional that is priced at Rs. 29,999, which by the appears to be like of it, slots in between the Realme X7 and the Realme X50 Professional (Overview).
This is without doubt one of the first smartphones in India to function MediaTek’s Dimensity collection 5G SoCs. It additionally boasts of a high-refresh-rate show, super-fast charging and loads of cameras. So far as the competitors goes, it takes on telephones such because the OnePlus Nord (Overview) and the Oppo Reno 5 Professional 5G (Overview). So does the X7 Professional 5G provide higher worth than both of those? Let’s discover out.
Realme X7 Professional 5G value and variants
Realme has launched the X7 Professional 5G in India in a single configuration, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. That is LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 storage, nevertheless there is no help for expandable storage within the type of a microSD card slot. There are two color choices — Mystic Black and Fantasy — of which the latter is the one I’ve. It has an iridescent glass rear panel and appears fairly funky, however I actually want Realme hadn’t embossed its slogan on the again. This might have been stored on the bundled case as an alternative. Fortunately, the black model does not have this writing.
Realme X7 Professional 5G design and specs
The Realme X7 Professional 5G appears to be like fairly just like the Realme 7 Professional (Overview), particularly the design of the rear digital camera module. One-handed use is sort of comfy because of the slim physique and comparatively low weight of 184g. The bodily buttons have a superb tactile really feel and the polycarbonate body feels sturdy. The glass again and the pre-applied display screen protector do decide up loads of fingerprints, however these are straightforward to wipe off.
The show is without doubt one of the highlights of the Realme X7 Professional, and Realme hasn’t held again. It is a 6.55-inch full-HD+ Tremendous AMOLED panel with an in-display fingerprint sensor, 120Hz refresh price, Gorilla Glass 5, and help for HDR video playback. You get slim bezels across the show and a claimed peak brightness of 1,200nits. This show appears to be like nice, contact response is correct, and content material may be very legible even below vibrant lights.
The Realme X7 Professional 5G is lacking a headphone socket, nevertheless it does include a Sort-C to three.5mm adapter within the field. The remainder of the field contents are a 65W adapter, USB Sort-C cable, case, and the SIM eject device.
One other function price noting is using MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000+ 5G SoC, which we not too long ago noticed in motion in Oppo’s Reno 5 Professional 5G. It is fairly a power-efficient SoC with sturdy CPU and GPU efficiency. There’s additionally dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5, NFC, help for 5 satellite tv for pc navigation programs, and the standard suite of sensors.
Realme X7 Professional 5G efficiency and battery life
The Realme X7 Professional 5G ran easily within the brief time I needed to take a look at it. I did not discover any unwarranted heating, system lag, or slowdowns of any variety. The 120Hz show makes utilization really feel fluid, and the telephone will mechanically change between 120Hz and 60Hz based mostly on the app getting used. Nevertheless, it isn’t adaptive like we not too long ago noticed on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Extremely 5G (Overview), so even when no contact enter is registered, the show will proceed to run at 120Hz. This wasn’t a really massive deal in my expertise because it did not appear to adversely have an effect on battery life an excessive amount of.
Realme claims that the in-display fingerprint sensor is thinner than one utilized in its earlier fashions, and in my expertise, it really works simply in addition to earlier than. A light-weight contact is all that is wanted for a profitable unlock. Face recognition is equally fast and works very nicely even in poor lighting, which has been a operating theme on Realme smartphones.
The Realme X7 Professional 5G remains to be operating Realme UI 1.0, based mostly on Android 10. The following model based mostly on Android 11 remains to be a piece in progress, though Realme has began an early entry program for a few of its smartphones. There’s not a lot that we have not already seen. Realme UI is sort of polished at this level and is simple to get used to. It is nonetheless flooded with bloatware, though most of that may be eliminated. The Browser app specifically is infamous for sending spammy notifications, even if you happen to’ve by no means opened the app. You will need to dive into its settings to disable this behaviour.
Gaming and media efficiency was glorious. The Realme X7 Professional 5G posted sturdy benchmark numbers; higher than what the Oppo Reno 5 Professional 5G managed. Video games reminiscent of Oceanhorn and Name of Responsibility Cellular ran effortlessly, with out inflicting any form of heating difficulty. The telephone has a vapour chamber cooling system, which appears to be doing its job fairly successfully. The X7 Professional 5G has stereo audio system together with Dolby Atmos, which collectively, produce wealthy and pretty detailed audio.
Even with heavy use, the 4,500mAh battery simply managed to get me by one full day. The 65W SuperDart quick charging signifies that this telephone might be charged as much as 91 % in half an hour, which may be very fast. The Realme X7 Professional 5G lasted for 16 hours, 42 minutes in our HD video loop take a look at, which once more, is nice.
Realme X7 Professional 5G cameras
The Realme X7 Professional 5G has a well-recognized digital camera configuration which we have seen on a few of its earlier smartphones. You get a 32-megapixel selfie digital camera on the entrance, and on the again, there are 4 sensors which embody a 64-megapixel principal digital camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle digital camera, a 2-megapixel monochrome digital camera, and a 2-megapixel macro digital camera. You may shoot as much as 4K 60fps video however solely with the primary rear digital camera. The selfie digital camera is proscribed to capturing 1080p video. Different video options embody Nightscape for video, AI Color Portrait, and real-time video bokeh results — all of which we have seen in earlier Realme smartphones.
The Realme X7 Professional 5G captures good particulars and publicity in panorama photographs. HDR is dealt with nicely and there is no shutter lag when capturing in the course of the day. I had the ‘AI scene’ toggle switched off since I want a extra pure tone, however if you happen to like punchy colors then you’ll be able to allow it. The 16-megapixel pixel-binned photographs that this telephone captures by default provide superb particulars, even for close-up photographs, though you’ll be able to shoot on the full 64-megapixel decision if wanted. The ultra-wide angle digital camera has its makes use of however remember the fact that particulars are weaker. The monochrome digital camera is simply used when you choose the ’06’ filter in Portrait mode, whereas the macro digital camera produces predictably satisfactory outcomes if there’s ample mild.
Whereas the rear cameras are pretty dependable in the course of the day, they have a tendency to actually battle in low mild. Common low-light photographs do not pack in loads of element however Nightscape helps in getting higher exposures. Even so, I seen loads of undesirable noise which made very darkish areas look patchy. That is much more pronounced when utilizing Nightscape with the ultra-wide angle digital camera. The X7 Professional 5G additionally struggles to concentrate on close-up topics in very darkish circumstances. Nevertheless, give the sensors sufficient synthetic mild and you may get some very usable photographs.
Video high quality is respectable at 4K with good stabilisation, and the autofocus adjusted shortly once I modified my body. The outcomes had been grainy once I was capturing at evening, and whereas the Extremely Night time video mode does enhance the ISO to make the output brighter, I misplaced out on texture high quality in consequence.
The selfie digital camera manages to seize respectable pictures below good mild, nevertheless regardless of turning off the wonder filter, pores and skin tones nonetheless ended up wanting smoothened. The Realme X7 Professional 5G captures usable selfies indoors however if you happen to’re capturing outdoor at evening, you may want the display screen flash.
Total, the cameras on the Realme X7 Professional 5G do a good job if you happen to’re capturing in the course of the day, however battle to ship passable leads to low mild.
The Realme X7 Professional 5G checks lots of the packing containers for a strong mid-range “flagship killer”, and in some ways, looks like a worthy successor to the Realme X2 Professional (Overview). It provides a vivid show, easy efficiency, nice battery life, very quick charging, and respectable cameras for daylight capturing. The addition of stereo audio system and help for 5G makes it a superb potential different to the OnePlus Nord, though the storage is proscribed to only 128GB.
Nevertheless, I believe Realme might have accomplished much more to make this a memorable smartphone and actually set it other than its mainstream quantity collection. The design, for example, is just like that of the corporate’s 7 collection, and lots of the X7 Professional’s options are additionally out there in Realme’s extra inexpensive fashions. The cameras aren’t very spectacular in low mild both; an space through which Oppo’s Reno 5 Professional 5G pulls forward. After which there’s the software program, which remains to be Android 10 when most different producers are launching telephones based mostly on Android 11.
The Realme X7 Professional 5G provides good worth at Rs. 29,999, however in comparison with the OnePlus Nord and Oppo Reno 5 Professional 5G, it merely is not as thrilling accurately.