Realme X7 Pro hands-on review
The Realme X7 Pro was announced all the way back in September 2020, but remained confined to its Chinese homeland for several months, reaching only Thailand and Taiwan around the end of the year. It continues its global expansion of accessibility and has recently arrived in India. We got to spend some time with an X7 Pro – not enough for a complete review, but lots of an extended hands-on.
The X7 Pro is located somewhere in the upper middle region and has some serious hardware inside. Mediatek’s top-tier Dimensity 1000+ chipset is responsible for high performance and 5G capacity, the 6.55-inch SuperAMOLED screen has a 120Hz refresh rate, and 65W charging is among the fastest available.
Perhaps a phone camera is the only major omission that prevents a more sophisticated mood, but with a 64MP main camera and an ultra-wide rear plus a 32MP selfie device, the X7 Pro is not exactly under-equipped in the imaging department either. .
Here’s a quick look at the numbers before we move on.
Overview of Realme X7 Pro:
- Body: 160.8×75.1×8.5mm, 184g.
- Screen: 6.55 “Super AMOLED, 120Hz, 1080x2400px resolution, 20: 9 aspect ratio, 402ppi.
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6889Z Dimensity 1000+ (7 nm): Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G77 MC9.
- Memory: 128 GB 6 GB RAM, 128 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 8 GB RAM; UFS 2.1.
- OS / software: Android 10, Realme UI.
- Rear camera: Wide (head): 64 MP, f / 1.8, 26 mm, 1 / 1.72 “, 0.8 µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f / 2.3, 119 °, 16 mm, 1 / 4.0 “, 1.12 µm; Macro: 2 MP, f / 2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f / 2.4.
- Front camera: 32 MP, f / 2.5, 26 mm (wide), 1 / 2.8 “, 0.8 .m.
- Video recording: Rear camera: 4K @ 30 / 60fps, 1080p @ 30/60 / 120fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p @ 30 / 120fps, gyro-EIS.
- Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 65W, 100% in 35 minutes (announced) – China / Asia model, Fast charging 50W – Taiwan / Europe model.
- Various: Fingerprint reader (on display, optical); NFC; stereo speakers.
Realme X7 Pro unboxing
Our unit arrived in a somewhat unusual silver liquid, a departure from the yellow Realme packaging we’ve had for quite some time, even though Narzos had already given up on yellow as well. The content, however, is quite well known.
In India, just like in China, you get the right 65W adapter to maximize the phone’s charging capacity. Taiwan only got a 50W unit for some reason, and this can vary from country to country, so be sure to check – not that 50 watts is somehow inadequate or anything.
In any case, a USB-A-to-C cable is included, and it is a proprietary cable needed for fast charging.
Also included is a USB-C-to-3.5mm dongle for connecting wired headphones – these have disappeared from retail bundles as the absence of headphone jacks on phones was normalized over time, so it’s good to see it here.
The smoked silicone case, meanwhile, provides protection right out of the box.