Xiaomi is officially in Nigeria with the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. The device comes with an impressive 48MP camera, a Snapdragon 660 Chipset, 4,000mAh of battery and runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, with MIUI 10 on top of course. Best part? It costs just $150. Let’s get into the details.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Key Specs
・6.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
・Android 9.0 Pie with 3GB/4GB Of RAM
・Octa-core 2.2GHz, Snapdragon 660
・32GB/64GB /128GB built-in storage
・48MP + 5MP rear camera and 13MP selfie camera
・4,000mAh non-removable battery
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Design And Display
The design of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is pretty simple. It features a massive 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS display which is covered by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for screen protection with a water drop cut out/notch to house the front-facing camera.
There is also a significant amount of chin at the bottom. At the back of the device are the usuals; a fingerprint sensor placed at the centre and a dual rear camera located at the top left side with an LED flash underneath. The volume buttons, as well as the power button, is located at the right side on while SIM and MicroSD card are at the left side. Overall, the device weighs just 186grams, measures 8.1mm in thickness and comes in colours Black, Blue and Twilight Gold.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Camera Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has a total of three cameras; two at the back and one up front. The selfie camera is a 13MP camera with HDR and ready to record 1080p videos at 30fps. At the rear is a 48MP main shooter with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF paired with a 5MP depth sensor camera with f/2.4 aperture. The main 48MP uses a new tech called Quad-Bayer filter, which was first seen on Huawei’s P20 Pro which lets it output a lower megapixel (in this case, 12MP) images with large pixel and real-time HDR. Features of the rear camera include and dual-LED flash for low light photography, HDR, Panorama and can record 1080p videos at 30, 60 and 120fps.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Hardware and Software
Xiaomi went with the Snapdragon 660 Chipset here on the Redmi Note 7 which has an octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz paired with an Adreno 512 GPU for graphics and gaming. There are 3 RAM options to choose from which includes 3GB, 4GB and 6GB. The 3GB RAM variant comes with 32GB of Internal storage while the 4GB and 6GB RAM Variants come with a bigger 64GB of Internal storage. Storage can be expanded further, up to 256GB but at the expense of losing a SIM slot as this device using a Hybrid Slot. This device runs the latest version of MIUI out of the box which is MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie.
Battery & Network Connectivity
Powering this device is a 4,000mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 4.0 but only a standard 5V/2A charger is bundled in the box. However, if you get a 9V/2A charger, you can charge the device from 0 to 100% in just 1 hour 43 minutes according to Xiaomi CEO, Lei Jun. The device also features a USB Type-C port for file transfer and charging which also supports USB On The Go. Other features include WiFi, WiFi direct, WiFi hotspot, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio and a 3.5mm jack which seems to fast fading out.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Price and Availability
Xiaomi Redm Note 7 costs just $150 for the based variant of 3GB/32GB while the 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB costs $175 and $205 respectively.
In Nigeria, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 will cost between N58,000 Naira to N75,000 depending on the version you go for. Xiaomi announced that the standard Redmi Note 7 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage will sell for around N58,000, while the variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage will set you back N69,000. The most specced of them all comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and will cost N75,000 in Nigeria
Pre-orders have already started on Jumia and you can order one for your self here
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Full Specifications
- Dimension: 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm
- Material: Plastic
- Weight: 186grams
- SIM: (Dual Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.3-inch
- Screen Resolution: 19:9, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 409ppi
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 10
- Chipset: Snapdragon 660, Octa-core 2.2GHz
- RAM: 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 32GB/64GB
- Card Slot: Yes, Up to 256GB
- Primary: 48MP + 5MP with f/1.8 + f/2.4 – dua-LED flash, PDAF, Panorama, HDR
- Secondary: 13MP with HDR
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: LTE
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB: Yes, Type-C
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes, (Rear-mounted)
- NFC: No
- GPS: Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Sensor: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
- Capacity: 4,000mAh, non-removable
- Type: Li-Po
- Fast Charging: Yes, Quick Charge 4.0
- OTG Support: Yes
Price and Availability
Recommended Retail Price: N58,000- N75,000