Xiaomi brand’s latest Redmi 7A smartphone is its competitor handset in the market. realme c2 ,review) to compete with? And is Redmi 7A a best option in this segment? To know the answers to these questions, we redmi 7a Have seen the review, let’s know in detail about this latest smartphone of Xiaomi brand.
Design of Xiaomi Redmi 7A
In the Redmi 7A, Xiaomi has given a clean unibody design instead of the low-cost Redmi look. Redmi 7A is slightly smaller than Redmi 6A but its thickness is 9.5 mm. The Redmi 7A fits easily in the hand. The curved edges and the matte finish on the back of the phone make the phone feel good to hold in the hand.
The back panel of the phone is made of thick poly-carbonate and it feels sturdy. We really liked the matte finish as the phone does not slip and does not leave marks easily. There are three color variants of Xiaomi Redmi 7A – Matte Blue, Matte Black, and Matte Gold. As per the name of the colours, the back of the phone comes with a matte finish. We have a matte blue color variant for review.
The phone is protected with a nano-coating material to prevent sudden liquid splashes, but it is not IP-rated. The company is giving a two-year warranty with the Redmi 7A. This is the first time that Xiaomi has given a two-year guarantee with any of its Redmi models in India. We have no complaints with the look of the Redmi 7A that comes with a price tag of Rs 5,999.
If we look at its competitor handset Reality C2 in the market, then it is the geometric diamond-cut pattern in the back of the handset which makes it attractive. The speaker location has been changed in Redmi 7A. Recall that the speaker of the Redmi 6A was located at the bottom of the rear panel, due to which the sound would have been slow if the phone was placed on a flat surface, but now in the Redmi 7A, the speaker is located at the bottom of the phone through a micro-USB port. Got a place together.
The power and volume buttons will be placed on the right side of the phone while on the left side of the phone there will be a slot for the placement of two nano SIM and a microSD card. It is possible to increase the storage up to 256 GB with the help of microSD card. The option of increasing the storage is quite good because the storage in the 16 GB storage variant of the phone gets filled up quite quickly.
Specifications and software of Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Redmi 7A has been upgraded a lot. The Redmi 7A sports a 5.45-inch HD (720×1440 pixels) screen with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display is certified by TUV Rheinland to reduce eye fatigue due to blue light emission. The Redmi 7A of the Redmi A sub-series is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2GHz.
Recall that the quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 chipset was used in Redmi 6A, so if seen, Redmi 7A has been upgraded. There are two variants of the phone based on RAM and storage – 2 GB RAM with 16 GB storage and 2 GB RAM with 32 GB storage. We have a 16 GB storage variant for review in which 10 GB storage was already used.
After downloading some productivity, social media, benchmarking apps and some games in the phone, we found that the phone’s storage was almost full. If you are also thinking of buying its initial variant, then you will need a microSD card to increase the storage. The camera hardware of the Redmi 7A has also been upgraded.
There is a 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 camera on the back of the phone, which is actually better than the 13-megapixel in Redmi 6A. Xiaomi’s mi a2 ,review) The Sony IMX486 sensor was also used in the handset, so good pictures can be expected. The handset will get a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front panel of the phone with AI Face Unlock support.
The battery of Redmi 7A has also been changed compared to Redmi 6A. To bring life to the Redmi 7A, a 4,000 mAh battery has been given, which is 33 percent more capacity than the 3,000 mAh battery given in the Redmi 6A. The retail box comes with 10W charger, Micro-USB cable, SIM eject tool.
Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The length and width of the Redmi 7A is 146.30×70.41×9.55 millimeters and weighs 165 grams. Talking about the software, Redmi 7A out of box runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. Our review unit is running on the June security patch.
App drawer will not be available in the phone. Swiping up on the home screen will open the Mi browser, while swiping left will show the installed apps on the phone. Swiping to the right will open the customizable shortcut page where you can find utility widgets, calendar events, app recommendations, Twitter moments, etc.
Redmi 7A will get in-house and many third party apps pre-installed such as Amazon, Facebook, WPS Office, Dailyhunt, Ludo Master, Paytm, ShareChat, Mi Chat etc. We will also see ads in some pre-installed apps. To turn off these ads, the Receive Recommendation option had to be disabled in the Mi Security app.
Some useful features have also been given in MIUI 10 such as Second Space, it creates additional user profiles in the phone. Apart from this dark mode, reading mode and dual apps etc. To navigate in the UI, you can enable navigation gestures or the quick ball feature.
Display and performance of Xiaomi Redmi 7A
The Redmi 7A display is an IPS panel that comes with HD+ resolution. Its color reproduction is good and the content looks sharp. Viewing angle is also good. Brightness was not enough in sunlight as there was some problem in reading text and watching videos etc. on the display smoothly.
The display is reflective and we found it dull in outdoor conditions. if compared to realme c2 If done, its display is more vibrant. In the Redmi 7A, users can change the temperature of the display, as well as increase the contrast. Like earlier the border was given on the upper and lower part of the smartphone, the same has been given in Redmi 7A. But you have to remember that this is an affordable smartphone.
As far as performance is concerned, the Redmi 7A is at par with most of its rival handsets and runs smoothly. It is an entry-level smartphone and considering its price, we cannot expect a super fluid experience from it but it is a good phone. After using the phone throughout the day, we found that the apps run smoothly but they take some time to open.
We did notice that the phone sometimes slowed down while switching between apps, especially when there were five to six apps running in the background. Sometimes even basic apps used to take a few seconds to load. With the 2 GB RAM variant, multitasking will be smooth if you are not running games in the background. Normal games like Temple Run and Candy Crush ran without any problems.
PUBG Mobile Boy was on the default low graphics settings and we did notice that the phone slowed down and also dropped frames. But still the gameplay was better than other smartphones coming in this price segment.
Camera and Battery Life of Xiaomi Redmi 7A
The Redmi 7A has a 12-megapixel rear camera that takes crisp shots. Sharpness and colors were also captured well in the picture when there was enough light. Photos taken in daylight were good. You’ll notice shallow depth and weak dynamic range when viewing them on a bigger screen, but it’s not surprising at this price. Photos taken indoors and in low light were not particularly good as they lacked sharpness and showed grains with noise.
The Redmi 7A captures vibrant macro shots with good sharpness in photos. If you like true-to-life colors, then macro shots captured with the Redmi 7A will disappoint you. The phone struggles a bit to lock focus. There are a variety of filters available in the Camera app. Beauty mode has been given in Redmi 7A with five levels of beautification. We found that it makes the skin smooth and light. But by doing this, the colors of the background element also fly away.
Portrait mode has also been given in Redmi 7A which blurs the background well. If it is compared with Reality C2, then the additional depth sensor given in the back of the phone helps in isolating and keeping the object in focus. 5 megapixel selfie camera has been given in Redmi 7A. In selfies taken in daylight, we found that it lightened up the skin color without any beautification filter, as well as lack of sharpness in background details.
The phone looks good on the phone’s screen but when zoomed-in, grains start appearing. Selfies taken in low light lacked detail, as well as noise with weak color reproduction. Redmi 7A can shoot 1080 resolution video at 30 frames per second. Overall, if we talk about it, grains were visible in the video.
Even after normal usage like internet connectivity, social media usage, messaging, calling and gaming for 30 minutes, the Redmi 7A held up for the whole day. Not only this, till the night there was about 30 percent battery left in the phone. In our HD video loop test, the Redmi 7A supported for 14 hours and 47 minutes. The 10W charger that comes with the phone takes more than two hours to fully charge the phone.
redmi 6a ,reviewCompared to the Redmi 7A, the Redmi 7A has been upgraded a lot, as well as a lot of improvements have been made in it. It comes with better build quality. The display is also good considering its price and the rear cameras of the phone also perform well in daylight. The battery life of the Redmi 7A is impressive and its performance is also remarkable. When the phone gets stressed, it slows down a bit but still its performance is at par with the competing handsets in this price segment. The selfie camera can be a bit disappointing and you will also find advertisements in the MIUI.
If you are looking to upgrade from a budget phone that is a few years old or if you are looking to buy a smartphone for the first time, then the Redmi 7A is a good option. In this price segment, there is a direct competition of Redmi 7A in the market. realme c2 ,review) from However, if you want an attractive design and an additional camera for better portrait shots, then the Realme C2 is also a great option.