After having reviewed the Realme 7, it is time to flip our consideration to the extra premium mannequin on this new collection, the Realme 7 Pro. It’s the religious successor to the Realme 6 Pro (Review), and in contrast to the Realme 7, it boasts of some large upgrades over its predecessor. The most notable ones are the usage of an AMOLED show, stereo audio system, and 65W quick charging, which sounds very spectacular.
The Realme 7 Pro begins at Rs. 19,999, which is kind of a bit increased than the worth that the 6 Pro launched at. Its essential rivals proper now embody the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (Review) and the Poco X2 (Review), and to some extent, increased the variant might compete with the Redmi K20 (Review) and Oppo F17 Pro. It’s time to seek out out if the brand new Realme 7 Pro is price shopping for.
Realme 7 Pro design and show: Making an impression
The Realme 7 Pro options the identical mirror-split design on its again because the Realme 7, however it’s loads slimmer (8.7mm) and lighter (182g), even in comparison with the Realme 6 Pro. This makes it much more snug to carry and use. The body and again panel are nonetheless product of plastic, however the high quality is excellent and the cellphone feels sturdy total. The matte end for the again means it does not choose up fingerprints simply, and the Mirror Blue unit that I’ve appears good. The cellphone can also be accessible in white.
The buttons are ergonomically positioned across the cellphone, and on the backside, you get the usual headphone jack, USB Type-C port and speaker. The first large function to notice is the show. It’s barely smaller in comparison with the one on the 6 Pro at 6.4 inches, however it’s a Super AMOLED panel with a full-HD+ decision. Realme additionally mentions the usage of Corning Gorilla Glass, though it does not specify the model. The show is brilliant, colors are wealthy, and because of this kind of panel, the 7 Pro has an always-on show mode and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The latter labored properly in my expertise, and face recognition was equally fast.
Sadly, this cellphone ditches one large function from the Realme 6 Pro, and that is a excessive display screen refresh price. The Realme 7 Pro has to make do with a 60Hz show, which is a bit disappointing. I do not assume it is a deal breaker, however contemplating that its predecessor had a 90Hz show and so does its decrease priced sibling, the Realme 7, it feels a bit incomplete. There’s no HDR10 certification both, which is an enormous bummer contemplating lower-priced telephones such because the Motorola One Fusion+ (Review) do provide this.
In the field, you’ll be able to count on the same old equipment, plus the 65W SuperDart quick charger.
Realme 7 Pro efficiency and options: Pretty good
The Realme 7 Pro carried out properly within the time I spent with it and I’m not shocked, because it options the identical Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC because the 6 Pro. It’s nonetheless a great chip; it is energy environment friendly and does not warmth up a lot even when pressured. The base variant of the 7 Pro has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and is priced at Rs. 19,999, whereas the upper priced one has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for Rs. 21,999. I’ve the latter with me for evaluate. The RAM and storage are LPDDR4X and UFS 2.1 respectively. Realme additionally claims that the 7 Pro is the primary smartphone to move TUV Rheinland’s Smartphone Reliability Verification checks.
Realme UI ran fairly easily on the top-end variant that I had. The cellphone by no means missed a beat, whether or not I used to be launching an app, switching between a number of apps, or enjoying a heavy sport. The lack of a excessive refresh price felt a bit jarring to me, however that might be as a result of I’ve only in the near past examined quite a few telephones with 90Hz screens.
The Super AMOLED show was nice for watching movies on, and this expertise was enhanced by the stereo audio system. The stereo impact is nice, because the earpiece will get nearly as loud because the bottom-firing speaker, and Dolby Atmos helps increase the amount and audio constancy. Games ran fairly properly too. Colourful titles akin to Super Clone appeared nice and even heavier ones akin to Battle Prime ran easily on the highest in-game high quality settings.
Realme 7 Pro battery life: Long-lasting
There’s a 4,500mAh battery within the Realme 7 Pro, which on common simply lasted for greater than sooner or later beginning on a full cost. Our HD video loop take a look at additionally confirmed promising outcomes, with the cellphone lasting a bit over 22 hours. It takes barely any time to totally cost it too, because of the 65W quick charging adapter. In my checks, the 7 Pro’s battery charged as much as 87 % in half an hour, and took solely one other 10 minutes or so to achieve one hundred pc.
Realme 7 Pro cameras: Quite succesful
The rear cameras on the Realme 7 Pro are much like these of the Realme 7. These are a 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 essential digicam, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle digicam, a 2-megapixel depth digicam, and a 2-megapixel macro digicam. For selfies, there is a single 32-megapixel digicam with a slightly slender f/2.5 aperture. Compared to the Realme 6 Pro, the 7 Pro misses out on the extremely wide-angle selfie digicam and the rear telephoto digicam. Realme claims that the brand new 64-megapixel major digicam ought to provide comparable if not higher readability in comparison with a 2x optical telephoto digicam.
Let’s take a look at this declare towards Realme’s personal 6 Pro. In the primary shot, we targeted on this tree, a big object at a distance. If we zoom in to look at each pictures, the Realme 7 Pro produced very comparable particulars in comparison with the picture taken utilizing the telephoto digicam on the 6 Pro. Using 2x digital zoom on the 7 Pro, the consequence was fairly first rate, however the 6 Pro’s telephoto digicam did nonetheless produce barely higher particulars and smoother depth of subject. However, the variations have been very minor. The backside line is if you wish to take good zoomed-in photographs with the 7 Pro, it is best to shoot a 64-megapixel picture after which enlarge and crop it later.
Regular pictures taken in daylight usually appeared good. HDR was dealt with properly, particulars have been good, and hues appeared pure. The identical was true for close-ups, which had a easy, pure background blur. The extremely wide-angle digicam did not produce one of the best particulars, and in daylight, I observed some very obvious chromatic aberration in panorama photographs.
Portrait photographs have been dealt with properly, with good edge detection and pleasing background blur. The macro digicam was alright and it might produce some first rate photos if I used to be regular sufficient.
Low-light pictures have been first rate, with out a lot seen grain, and particulars have been pretty good even in darker areas. You can brighten issues up through the use of Night mode, which makes an enormous distinction. The Realme 7 Pro options all the additional Night mode enhancements that we first noticed within the Realme X3 SuperZoom, together with Starry mode and Pro Night mode. The 7 Pro additionally will get some new filters for Night mode, akin to Modern Gold, Cyberpunk and Flamingo. Each filter applies its personal distinct color scheme, which creates some attention-grabbing results. It’s much like the filters we noticed on Vivo’s X50 collection. The extremely wide-angle digicam does not produce superb leads to low mild.
The entrance digicam captured detailed selfies through the day, at its the native 32-megapixel decision. Portrait mode additionally labored properly. The selfie digicam’s HDR capabilities have been equally spectacular, and it managed to correctly expose brightly lit backgrounds with out shedding element on the topic’s face. Selfies taken indoors beneath good synthetic mild additionally appeared good. However, in very low-light circumstances, particulars take a success.
The Realme 7 Pro can report movies at as much as 4K 30fps, with digital stabilisation. The high quality is first rate and there is solely a gentle shimmer because of the stabilisation when shifting about. The Ultra Steady mode helps repair this, however remember the fact that it closely crops the body, and the standard is a bit decrease. Videos shot in low mild do not look superb, with comparatively poor particulars and visual grain. However, Realme has added an Ultra Night mode for video which bumps up the publicity. This could make an enormous distinction when attempting to seize footage in darkish environments.
Verdict: Should you purchase the Realme 7 Pro?
All issues thought-about, I feel Realme has completed a reasonably good job in crafting the 7 Pro. It brings some significant upgrades to the Realme 6 Pro within the type of an AMOLED display screen, stereo audio system, and far quicker charging. The major rear digicam has improved, because of the brand new sensor, however total, I feel all of the cameras on the whole might nonetheless do higher in low mild. I’m unsure if ditching the extremely wide-angle selfie digicam was one of the best transfer, as not like a depth digicam, it might really be fairly helpful.
Looking on the competitors on this phase, I do not assume the Realme 7 Pro is a clear-cut winner. It’s laborious to disregard the great worth provided by the Motorola One Fusion+, which has a pop-up selfie digicam, a barely quicker SoC, and a HDR10-certified show. Poco can also be gearing as much as launch the Poco X3, and Samsung will quickly launch the Galaxy M51, each of which ought to fall within the Realme 7 Pro’s value territory and make issues much more attention-grabbing.
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