Realme, the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, showcased its bold foresight of ‘Leap to the Next Gen’ with the launch of new smart lifestyle products. Realme 7i is the best 64MP quad-camera phone. Staying true to its vision to emerge as the leading tech-lifestyle brand with a strong AIOT portfolio, realme also announced a plethora of smart AIOT products such as realme Buds Air Pro, realme Buds Wireless Pro, realme Smart Camera 360°, realme Smart Plug, realme N1 Sonic Electric Toothbrush, realme selfie Tripod and realme 20000mAh Power Bank 2.
Commenting on the mega launch, Mr. Madhav Sheth, Vice President, realme and Chief Executive Officer, realme India and Europe said, “realme aims to bring the best tech-lifestyle experience for Indian consumers and the introduction of a multifaceted, vast range of AIOT products re-affirms our commitment. We witnessed tremendous success with our first generation of realme Smart TVs, which gave us the confidence to bring the 55-inches, 4K Smart TV with the World’s first SLED technology. The realme 7 series re-established our strong footing in the mid-range segment and the launch of realme 7i, with best in segment quad-camera and display, and realme 7 Pro Sun Kissed edition will enthuse fans further. We are driven by our ambition to bring best-in-class technology to create smart, free, trendsetting, and connected lifestyles for every Indian and our new addition of the Pro range to our audio portfolio and smart home products reflect the same ethos.”
Realme 7i Review
Design and Display
Realme has outfitted the 7i with a split-tone design. This time, the rear smirks a shiny mirror finish. When I took the phone in my hand, I realized that the texture is just too good.
The phone is just 188 grams, it is comfortably handy. The size of the phone is decently okay and it does not bother anyone. It can be carried easily without taking a lot of space.
The case evens out the (64MP quad) camera bump, leaves a cutout for the fingerprint reader, and doesn’t affect the tactility of the right side buttons. With 2 SIMs + 1 micro-SD slot, a USB-C dock, 3.5mm jack, and phone’s speaker, it does not disappoint anyone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662: The realme 7i is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM bringing a powerful experience to our users.
Realme 7i is loaded with a 16MP shooter on the front and a 64MP AI Quad cam at the back. The camera app is clearly arranged and simple to use. You get options to shoot portraits, night mode, full-64MP, and videos right from the main screen. Further treats like macro mode, Google Lens, slow-mo, time-lapse, and pro mode are nestled in a separate screen.
My wife is a brilliant photographer and she has commended the phone’s camera when she clicked a few random shots. The clarity of the lens is really wonderful. The depth of field while taking the picture is hassle free and all camera lovers will forget other phones’ cameras once they use this phone.
Under sufficient light, the camera does a reasonable job of capturing the frame. The well-lit results with warm tones are good for socials.
Turn on the AI Dazzle mode to vibe up the saturation. And for a wide perspective, use the 8MP ultra-wide mode.
It has got 5000mAh battery, a 720p display and power efficiency of 11nm-based SD662, you could expect the phone to run longer than a day if you are working from home especially and does not have too much work on phone but otherwise also the battery life is much better than other of it’s contemporaries.
It sports a flashy design, big battery, feature-filled software, and reliable connectivity. At a starting price of Rs. 11,999, it is far better than other phones of this range.
Let’s look at the specs,
Realme 7i Specification
Model Realme 7i
Display 6.5-inch, LCD, 1600 x 720 (HD+), 90Hz refresh rate
Software Android 10, Realme UI
Processor Snapdragon 662
Memory 4GB LPDDR4x
Storage 64/128GB UFS 2.1 storage, Dedicated card slot (up to 256GB)
Battery 5000mAh, 18W fast charging inside the box
Rear camera 64MP F1.8 (primary); 8MP F2.2 (wide-angle); 2MP F2.4 (portrait sensor); 2MP F2.4 (macro); 1080p@30fps video recording
Selfie camera 16MP, F/2.1; 1080p@30fps video recording
Fingerprint sensor Capacitive (rear)
Dimensions and weight 164.1×75.5×8.5~8.9mm; 188 grams
Price 4 + 64GB: Rs. 11,999 INR
4 + 128GB: Rs. 12,999 INR
If you are planning to buy a phone during the festive season, then consider buying Realme 7i, This could be the best gift you could present it to your loved ones.
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