realme 7 Pro First Impressions | An Interesting Choice


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    A few months back, realme released the 6 Pro, a powerful mid-ranger that packed a bevy of features that you only usually see in flagship devices. These features include a 90Hz refresh rate display as well as a dedicated telephoto shooter. Now, realme is gearing up to release its follow-up–the realme 7 Pro.

    In many ways, the realme 7 Pro is an interesting smartphone, especially when compared to its predecessor. For one, the phone has a 6.4-inch screen with a 60Hz refresh rate, meaning it’s not only smaller, but it also loses the fast refresh rate of the 6 Pro. While it may seem like a downgrade in size and speed, the realme 7 Pro’s screen does use an AMOLED panel which makes it more vibrant and better for media consumption. The usage of an AMOLED panel also means that the realme 7 Pro has an in-display fingerprint scanner.

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    Another thing that seems like a downgrade is the realme 7 Pro’s cameras. The 7 Pro loses the dedicated telephoto shooter and instead replaces it with a depth sensor. The realme 7 Pro’s quad camera setup includes a 64MP f/1.8 main + 8 MP f/2.3 ultra-wide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor.

    The lack of a telephoto shooter is a bit of a blow, but given that not everyone uses it often, the choice of putting in a depth sensor instead does make some sense.

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    At the front meanwhile, the 7 Pro has a 32 MP selfie shooter. For comparison, the 6 Pro has a dual 16MP+8MP setup. While the lack of an ultra-wide selfie camera might disappoint some, the 7 Pro’s front shooter does have a higher megapixel count.

    While I have yet to test out the capabilities of the realme 7 Pro’s cameras, initial test shots on the phone are pretty good. For the final verdict on the phone’s cameras though, you’ll have to wait for the full review.

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    As for its internals, the realme 7 Pro packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G that has an Adreno 618 GPU. This is the same setup as the 6 Pro which should mean that the 7 Pro will be an excellent device for avid mobile gamers.

    Design-wise, the realme 7 Pro looks a bit more low-profile than other realme phones. This is because the 7 Pro’s back has a matte finish and a more subtle light effect. But make no mistake, the realme 7 Pro is still a good-looking phone. And even if it’s not glossy like the 6 Pro, I actually prefer this new phone’s design. To top it all off, the phone’s finish means it’s not a fingerprint magnet.

    The highlight feature of the realme 7 Pro though is 65W SuperDart charging, realme’s new fast charge technology. With SuperDart, the realme 7 Pro is said to charge from 0-100% in just 34 minutes. This makes the relame 7 Pro one of the fastest-charging mid-rangers in the market!

    Coupled with the fact that the 7 Pro has a large 4500mAh battery, it looks like battery life will not be a problem for users of the new realme mid-ranger. After all, SuperDart charge will give the 7 Pro a lot of juice even with just a couple of minutes of charging time.

    Overall, the realme 7 Pro is an interesting proposition. For one, the 7 Pro has a bunch of impressive features, including SuperDart charging and an AMOLED panel. But on the other hand, the 7 Pro does seem like a bit of a downgrade from the 6 Pro as it lacks a fast refresh rate and a telephoto shooter.

    Right now, it’s tough to say if the 7 Pro is a clear upgrade over its predecessor. One thing’s for sure though, if the price is right, the realme 7 Pro will definitely be another great value smartphone, especially for users who want a phone with flagship features without the flagship prices.

    Realme 7 Pro Specs:

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor
    • Adreno 618 GPU
    • 8GB RAM
    • 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display (w/ holepunch notch), Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
    • 128GB storage (expandable via microSD)
    • 64MP f/1.8 + 8 MP f/2.3 ultra-wide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor quad-rear camera setup
    • 32MP front camera
    • 3G, LTE, Dual SIM
    • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, fingerprint scanner (side-mounted), USB Type-C
    • 4500mAh battery with 65W fast charge support
    • Android 10 with realmeUI
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    Nicolo Manaloto
    Nicolo Manaloto
    UnGeek's resident editor who is obsessed with anything and everything Death Stranding. He is also a big fan of the Yakuza series, and is a weaboo in denial.


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