Nikhil is a freelance tech writer and smartphone enthusiast. He is following the Indian smartphone industry for around four years now.
In an online event held on 3rd September, Realme has taken wraps off its new Realme 7 series, including Realme 7 and 7 Pro.
The company has launched three other AIoT and lifestyle products, but I won’t be covering up here in this article.
This article helps you decide whether to go for the company’s newest offering Realme 7 Pro or not.
So, without any further delay, let’s get on with it.
Realme 7 Pro Features and Specs
First up, let's discuss some of the top features of the new Realme 7 Pro below:
As compared with its predecessor, Realme 7 Pro brings in a couple of upgrades and downgrades.
While the Realme 6 Pro had a 6.6-inch FHD+ 90Hz refresh rate, the Realme 7 Pro, on the other hand, sticks to 60Hz but with 6.4.-inch Super AMOLED Display.
Due to a poll run by Realme CEO India and Europe, Madhav Sheth, in one of his Tweets. The poll revealed that people like 60Hz Super AMOLED Display over standard IPS display with a higher refresh rate.
Also, do note that the Realme 7 Pro comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 while the 6 Pro had Gorilla Glass 5 protection. So, again it is a slight downgrade from its predecessor.
Coming to the design part, the new Realme 7 Pro is made out of polycarbonate with a gradient true-tone finish to it, as opposed to a glass back on Realme 6 Pro.
However, the company is promising the same premium-like look and in-hand feel. And as it is a plastic back, it is also not as fragile as the glass.
On the performance side, the smartphone is powered by the same Snapdragon 720G SoC, just like the Realme 6 Pro. However, you get dual stereo speakers that are not present in most of the smartphones in this price segment.
The Realme 7 Pro comes with all the connectivity features you’d expect, such as Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, Beidou, and GLONASS. It also has a dedicated microSD card slot along with the dual nano-SIM card slots.
Realme 7 Pro smartphone has two main highlights that Realme has been hyping up quite a bit. These are the cameras and the charging speed and technology. So, let’s talk about them now.
The smartphone sports a vertically placed quad-camera setup with a 64MP Sony IMX682 primary sensor on the rear with f/1.8 aperture. It has an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens (f/2.3), 2MP Black and White Portrait lens (f/2.4), and a 2MP macro lens (f/2.4).
The rear camera can record up to 4K videos at 30fps with EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization). The company claims to bring some of the flagship features and software optimizations to Realme 7 Pro’s quad-camera.
These include Starry Mode, Super Nightscape, AI Scene Recognition, etc.
Coming to the front, you’ll have a tiny punch-hole cutout housing a 32MP selfie snapper with f/2.5 aperture. It supports up to 1080p video recording at standard 30fps. However, you get some AI features for the selfie camera as well.
These are Nightscape, Portrait Mode, and Flip Selfie. Overall, the camera of Realme 7 Pro offers some good hardware specs, at least on paper.
So, the second biggest highlight of the new Realme 7 Pro is the charging technology.
It has a decent 4,500mAh battery that comes with the extremely fast 65W SuperDart Charge. The company claims to charge the smartphone from 0-100% in just 34 minutes, which is awesome for people who are always on-the-go.
Even after such blazing fast charging, Realme claims, the smartphone remains cool.
It’s because Realme 7 Pro is the first smartphone passing the TUV Rheinland Smartphone Reliability Verification.
The new Realme 7 Pro comes with the 2nd gen in-display fingerprint scanner, which should be fast enough. You also have an always-on display on the smartphone to check your notifications quickly.
It has all the sensors you’d expect, such as magnetic induction, proximity sensor, acceleration sensor, and gyro-meter.
As for software, it runs realme UI based on Android 10. The smartphone comes in two matt-finish colors, Mirror Blue and Mirror Silver.
Price and Availability
The new Realme 7 Pro price starts at Rs 19,999 ($ 270 approx.) for the base variant of 6/128 GB storage and goes up to Rs 21,999 ($ 297 approx.) for the 8/128 GB option.
It will be available through Flipkart.com, the Realme online store, as well as the offline point of sales near you. You can grab the device in its first flash sale on 14 September at 12 noon.
My Thoughts - Should you Buy the Realme 7 Pro?
So, let's try to answer the question on which this whole article was based.
Launched in the year 2018, Realme as a smartphone brand has come a long way. Since its arrival in India, the company has been giving a tough competition to the dominated player- Xiaomi.
And the best thing is that they're offering great features and specs at aggressive pricing. The same could be said about their latest offering, Realme 7 Pro.
For the price of Rs 19,999, the smartphone seems one of the fantastic options available right now. However, it's still early days and you should wait for the full review before making the decision.
As for the competition, it sits right beside the Samsung M31s, which is also priced around similar. However, Realme 7 Pro has an edge over M31s in terms of superfast charging technology, performance, and a slightly attractive look and design.
So, if you want a smartphone with good performance and great fast charging, Realme 7 Pro could be a good choice. But I'd recommend waiting a little more as Samsung is about to launch M51, which will offer fantastic specs too.
This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.
© 2020 Nikhil Sharma
Amit Masih from Jaipur, India on September 12, 2020:
Great work, Nikhil!
Nikhil Sharma (author) from India on September 05, 2020:
Yes, you're right Danny. This is one of the recent smartphones launched in India with attractive features and specs at the price of around $270.
Realme has been launching such competitive smartphones at aggressive pricing for a long time and this has been their secret for success.
Graphene is an element that keeps the battery cool, therefore, it is possible that we would see smartphones with this technology in the future. Thank you for reading the hub and sharing your thoughts.
Nikhil Sharma (author) from India on September 05, 2020:
I'm glad to know that you found this article helpful. Thanks for reading it. Stay tuned for more such hubs!
Danny from India on September 05, 2020:
This smartphone sounds interesting with an array of features. I have heard that in the near future instead of Li-Ion battery they will feature a graphene-based battery where the phone will be charged in 1 hr time along with all other amazing features.
Liz Westwood from UK on September 04, 2020:
I had not heard of this before. You give an honest and helpful review.