Good days, my dear reader!
Since the beginning of this year, the company introduced several new models from the Redmi line. Among these new products were Redmi Note 7, later Redmi 7 and Redmi Note 7 pro. All models from the carved price category, respectively, differ in characteristics, but the only thing that unites them is their appearance. You can easily confuse, you need to be careful before buying.
I wanted to change my device, but somewhere in the summer, and when I saw a presentation on Redmi Note 7 on YouTube, I decided to change it a little earlier. I really liked the look and its functionality. Prevented the presence of CN version of the firmware. I waited a month and a half from the moment of its sales, then the model was presented in India and finally the Global Version was released.
Initially, I ordered the 3 + 32GB version, but for unknown reasons, the delivery time was almost 50 days. It confused me a little, to the question "when will you send my order?" The seller replied that he would send it as it appeared in the warehouse and in order of priority. Of course, I did not want to wait, all the more precise dates were not indicated, maybe there will be no deliveries at all in the near future.
Canceled the order and re-made to version 4 + 64GB. After paying for the goods, the seller notified that he would send in a live queue. A day later, a notification came of sending my order.
There was no limit to joy, a little later the track began to be tracked, it was clear where the departure was from.
The order progressed quickly. From Singapore to the Chelyabinsk region reached in 10 days.
After receiving a notification that my order was waiting for me at the place of delivery, I immediately went to receive it. I took a passport, since the departure is registered. Having picked up the parcel, the inflatable bag was tangible. I asked the seller to pack it better.
Returning from the post office, unpacked his order, indeed, the box of the phone was in an inflatable bag.
The Redmi Note 7 model has a white box with an orange shutter at the bottom. Xiaomi manufacturers decided to change the packaging design a bit, for me it seemed somehow unusual compared to the previous orange colors.
On the side of the phone box is the inscription Global Version, informing about the global version of the firmware. Probably there is no need to explain what global firmware is, now it goes on almost all Chinese smartphones.
On the basis of the box are the technical characteristics of the device, production date, country of origin and other information.
Unpacking the box:
The packaging opens as before, pulled out of each other, that is, nothing new. Immediately under the top cover is a small box with accessories.
On the side of the box, the content leaves due to the lack of a “door”. Let’s take a look at what was put into our kit.
With this model there are two books with instructions, everything would be fine but there is no Russian language in it. Before that, there was a simple leaflet with other smartphones, everything at least in Russian was written there.
The manufacturer put a protective glass in the kit as a bonus, it really is a little smaller, well, for the first time it will do.
Silicone case, it is clear that high-quality, all the cutouts are the same millimeter to millimeter. There is even a MI ™ logo on the case.
It’s soft to the touch, but it only closes the camera by half.
We open the box in which there were all accessories, there is still a clip attached to remove the SIM card tray.
Finally got to the device itself. It lies almost in the middle, as there is another compartment further.
Here is such a lid located under the phone, pay attention to the cutout for the camera in the lid.
Under the lid is a charger and a USB cable, all in separate cells.
Power supply 5v = 2.0A. Charges quickly, in principle, it seems like there are even faster charging blocks, called Quick Charge 4.0. This one suits me, I came home while I ate, washed, rested, and the phone was already charged.
With the Global Version, the power supply is designed for EU standard sockets.
The block sizes are impressive, almost like the first mobile phones.
The cable is used not only for charging but also for transferring data between the phone and the computer.
He took out the phone, took off all the transparencies, bags. Now it can be seen in all its glory. This is truly a masterpiece, in some ways it resembles Honor.
As for the design, this is a novelty for Xiaomi, they did not release such smartphones.
I personally really liked this model, and most importantly there are no frames and corners are rounded.
A prominent ledge does not interfere with a drop, and in my opinion it doesn’t look very bad, so to speak in a modern way.
The brightness of the display is adjustable, at the maximum the image is saturated, bright and does not blind, I have "auto brightness", so the battery is consumed less and the backlight adapts to lighting.
The back panel is made of metal or plastic, on the Internet this is a moot point. And the surface of the back panel is the main one, made of fifth-generation Gorilla Glass, by the way, like the display glass. According to the manufacturer and many "surveyors", the surfaces are not afraid of scratches. Personally, just in case, I ordered a protective glass and a cover. As they say, trust but verify.
Since I’ve talked about its impact resistance and scratch resistance, I’ll add that it’s “afraid” of immersion in water. But there is splash protection.
The most important thing in the back panel is of course beauty, the beauty of the transfusion of flowers in the sun, I want to watch, admire the clock.
Below on the back cover, the Redmi logo flaunts. In fact, this is a new brand from Xiaomi.
Or to put it in a non-scientific language "fingerprint scanner."
Works great instantly.
Its location is the most optimal, just under the finger, that is, holding the smartphone in your hand, it will be convenient to unlock.
Three control buttons, which were usually located on the bottom frame, now moved to the display and became virtual control buttons.
The main camera:
What he was so much praised for yet was the camera.
The main camera is essentially 12 megapixels, and with some kind of processing the photos are obtained as in 48 megapixel resolution. Read more about this on the Internet a lot of articles.
I liked the quality of the shooting, both day and night. There are a lot of settings, modes, but I won’t go into details. Especially for me the quality of macro photography was important, of course not like on a professional camera, but also not bad.
The flash is very bright, can be used as a flashlight.
Many complain about the bulging camera, for its quality of shooting, this drawback can be forgiven.
As protection, you can use a protective glass for the camera or use a case. Of course, beauty will hide everything, but beauty requires sacrifice.
The third or front camera hid in a drop-shaped protrusion on the top of the display.
The shooting quality is also good, but it would not hurt to reduce the contrast, too much white.
Above the camera is a speaker. The interlocutor is heard well, there is no interference.
The bottom of the smartphone:
On the lower end of the case, there are holes for the speaker at the edges, and a TYPE-C quick charge socket in the center.
There is only one speaker, but loud, surround sound, bass is present.
Top of smartphone:
At the top end, there is still a mini Jack 3.5 mm headphone jack, an infrared port for controlling equipment. At the expense of this, the manufacturers are well done, they left everything in their places.
On the right side of the case are the volume rocker and the power button, in general, also left unchanged.
There are no changes on the left “board” either; the tray still leaves here.
The tray is designed for one SIM card and memory card, or for two SIM cards. Of course, I was expecting a tray like on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A with two SIM cards and a memory card.
Ease of use:
The smartphone in the hand is wonderful, it does not matter in which one, male or female. Its body is slightly narrowed, elongated and do not look that its diagonal is 6.3 inches. Due to the lack of large frames, the main area is the display.
It is worth noting that the back cover is slippery and easily soiled, I do not recommend laying the smartphone on the furniture surface, it glides over it like on ice.
Photos from the main camera:
All photos were taken without the use of filters and programs to improve the quality of shooting, so to speak natural color (quality). I can’t imagine a photo from the front camera, I'm sorry I don’t like taking pictures of myself.
Conclusion and impressions of the author:
This smartphone is very popular to this day, this is evidenced by a large number of videos on YouTube. There are those who conduct various tests, sort it out for the number of views, because everyone is tired of the same thing, reviews on this model.
Another fact says about its popularity is the number of sales, at some points sellers do not have time to replenish their warehouse with new products, literally before writing a review, I often saw in the application in the section "question - answer", "that they say they ordered and have not been sent for a week."
Of course, they will sort everything out if the sale prices were lower by a thousand and a half. Roughly speaking, for 12500, buying such a smartphone is certainly cool when other famous brands with the same parameters start at 15,000 rubles.
In my review, I will not disassemble anything, conduct tests, but leave a subjective opinion about its use.
I'll start with the appearance, because we see it first of all, but only by turning on and climbing on the smartphone we can make an opinion about it.
In terms of design, body material, build quality, I liked everything, a month later I still can’t stop looking at its iridescent color.
Large bright display that does not blind your eyes even at maximum brightness.
Cameras pleased with the quality of shooting and beautiful photographs. (By the way, I still can’t get used to them, that is, take high-quality photos).
Excellent battery capacity and fast charging. One charge lasts for 1.5 - 2 days of use.
For example, recently on the road the smartphone worked for me with the included mobile Internet, with GPS navigation, an open map application and the main camera. And you know, for the day of such active use, another 35-40 percent charge remains, though the back of the case is noticeably heated.
Loud, surround sound speaker, with bass.
The operating system is android 9Pie + MIUI 10. Having taken it out of the box, updates were not required, there were current updates at that time.
There is nothing to say about the work of the processor, well, it works, there are no glitches and application freezes. It's too early to say, but my previous smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A has never “slowed down” for a year of use.
Of the minuses, I personally do not want to single out anything for myself, I knew what I was buying, this is my choice, for every thing you can find flaws. Although many complain about a bulging camera, a dirty body and the lack of NFC. (For example, an NFC function is not useful here, there are no stores where you can pay with a smartphone).
PS: I'm not trying to praise a smartphone, I only write my impressions about it, because I bought it at my own expense, and not received with the condition of writing a review. Take or not, you decide, I do not force.
Thanks for your attention! I will be glad if I prove useful to you.