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Realme 7i Review, Pros and Cons

Realme 7i was unveiled as a part of the model’s extravagant ‘Leap into next-gen’ AIoT occasion. The 7i brings down a number of the options from Realme 7 (evaluation) and on the similar time makes sure downgrades to justify a cheaper price tag. So, on one hand, we’ll gauge how a lot the cuts made affect the general expertise. On the opposite, you’ll see the way it fares in opposition to the competitors, not simply from fellow manufacturers, however from Realme’s personal lineup. (Realme 7i evaluation हिंदी में पढ़िए.)

This is the Smartprix evaluation of the Realme 7i and let’s start with a hover over the specs.

Realme 7i Specification and Price in India

ModelRealme 7i
Display6.5-inch, LCD, 1600 x 720 (HD+), 90Hz refresh price
SoftwareAndroid 10, Realme UI
ProcessorSnapdragon 662
Memory4GB LPDDR4x
Storage64/128GB UFS 2.1 storage, Dedicated card slot (as much as 256GB)
Battery5000mAh, 18W quick charging contained in the field
Rear digicam64MP F1.8 (major); 8MP F2.2 (wide-angle); 2MP F2.4 (portrait sensor); 2MP F2.4 (macro); [email protected] video recording
Selfie digicam16MP, F/2.1; [email protected] video recording
Fingerprint sensorCapacitive (rear)
Dimensions and weight164.1×75.5×8.5~8.9mm; 188 grams
Indian Price4 + 64GB: Rs. 11,999
4 + 128GB: Rs. 12,999

Realme 7i Unboxing

  • Handset
  • 18W quick charger
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • Protect Case
  • Protect Film
  • SIM Card Tool
  • Important Info Booklet with Warranty Card

Realme 7i Review: Design and Display

Realme has outfitted the 7i with a split-tone design. This time, the rear smirks a shiny mirror end. I favor the frosted again of the 7 over this. But, my brother was wooed by its allure. So, it’s a matter of style actually.

Realme 7i Review
Realme 7i Review

The telephone will get smeared simply. You can slap on the bundled case to cowl in opposition to drops and dust. Even with the case, the telephone sits nicely within the palm. At 188 grams, it’s comfortably useful.

The case evens out the (64MP quad) digicam bump, leaves a cutout for the fingerprint reader, and doesn’t have an effect on the tactility of the proper aspect buttons. Also, the capacitive scanner is inside attain and works nicely. To the left, there’s the two SIMs + 1 micro-SD slot. The backside has a USB-C dock, 3.5mm jack, and the telephone’s single speaker vent.

Coming to the entrance, the 6.5-inch show appears to be like the identical as on a 7, albeit with a tad thicker chin. It has received the identical 90Hz goodness, however it loses out within the pixel density (270 PPI) as a result of a low-res 720p panel. The whites are hotter, however tweakable from the show settings.

There are extra such settings to toggle and software program features to savor. So let’s get to that then.

Realme 7i Review: Performance and Software Experience

Realme UI (based mostly on Android 10) baggage a kitchen sink of options. Here are some issues I like:

  • Clone Phone app for fast migration of setup from the earlier telephone.
  • Super Power Saving mode that offers additional life to the telephone when the battery is about to die.
  • Smart sidebar for fast entry to continuously used apps and shortcuts.
  • An superior darkish mode that may darken even apps that don’t help it natively. I take advantage of it for Twitter Lite.
  • App lock, Private Safe, DocVault, and so forth warrants privateness and safety.
  • Game Space is very helpful due to the built-in FPS counter, display recording, fast entry to messaging apps, efficiency optimizations, notification administration, and so forth.
  • Experimental functionalities like Dual Mode Audio and Super Nighttime Standby are additionally handy to have.

At the identical time, there are nonetheless issues concerning the Realme pores and skin that I’m not a fan of. The firm has received to lean down the bloat state of affairs. Then there are the annoying advertisements infesting the interface, albeit avoidable by disabling the “Get Recommendations” setting.

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As for this telephone, specifically, you’d really feel the frailty of its {hardware} in approach of lags and jitters whereas juggling a number of apps, in loading animations, and so forth. I attempted video games like Among Us, Asphalt 9, and Call of Duty. The mixture of Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, and 4gigs of RAM ensures the video games are playable at low to mid settings. But, don’t greed past. I did and COD froze at max graphics.

Here’s the way it fares in artificial benchmark exams:

BenchmarksRealme 7i (SD662)
Geekbench 5 Single-core311
Geekbench 5 Multi-core1311
GFXBench Car Chase | Manhattan | T-Rex fps13 | 32 | 50
PCMark Work6249
Androbench Sequential Read506.49 MB/s
Androbench Sequential Write245.04 MB/s
Androbench Random Read115.2 MB/s
Androbench Random Write153.19 MB/s
3DMark Slingshot Extreme OpenGL1161
3DMark Slingshot Extreme Vulkan1102

Moving on…

Realme 7i Camera Review

Realme 7i is kitted out with a 16MP shooter on the entrance and a 64MP quad array by the again. The digicam app is clearly organized and easy to make use of. You get choices to shoot portraits, night time mode, full-64MP, and movies proper from the primary display. Further treats like macro mode, Google Lens, slow-mo, time-lapse, and professional mode are nestled in a separate display.

Here are the 7i cams out within the open —

Under adequate gentle, the digicam does an inexpensive job of capturing the body. The well-lit outcomes with heat tones are good for socials. But, when you pixel-peep, you’d discover the small print glossed over and definitely lower than what you’d count on outta 64 megapixels (with or with out pixel binning).

Turn on the AI Dazzle mode to vibe up the saturation. And for a large perspective, use the 8MP ultrawide mode. It retains colours near the first sensor however suffers from the fish eye distortion and presents even fewer particulars.

Edge detection and background blur are tastefully accomplished in each back and front portraits. You could disable the AI beautification for barely sharper particulars on the pores and skin.

Macro mode allows you to zoom nearer to things however the high quality, as you see, isn’t encouraging.

The night time mode hardly made any affect. Sure, it switches up the publicity a bit, however the general distinction isn’t very obvious. Likewise, the night time mode for selfies isn’t price writing house about.

Realme 7i Review: Audio, Battery, and Connectivity

Thanks to a 5000mAh battery, a 720p show and energy effectivity of 11nm-based SD662, you may count on the telephone to run lengthy. In our PCMark check (with full brightness), 7i scored 10 hrs 37 minutes (with 20% remaining). The provided 18W adapter crosses Three hour mark to fill the tank.

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For connectivity, you might be getting USB-C port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS. When it involves calls, the earpice and mic duo works alright.

Realme 7i Review Verdict

What you get with the 7i is usually par for the course, together with the nice, the dangerous and the meh.

It sports activities a flashy design, large battery, feature-filled software program, and dependable connectivity. The show wins level for 90Hz smoothness, however loses level for its weaker HD decision. At a beginning worth of Rs. 11,999, it jostles in opposition to the FHD wielders like Poco M2 and Redmi Note 9 (which have 60Hz show).

So, right here we’re once more, a distinct month and a distinct Realme telephone upgraded to the newest traits. Realme 7i affords good worth however it’s upon you to weigh the professionals and cons and resolve whether or not it suits your invoice.

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