The smartphone market knew they were onto something big when Xiaomi entered the fray some years ago. Few that knew the brand anticipated something amazing while others have been wowed with the brand’s amazing devices to date.
Although Xiaomi may not be the most popular name when it comes to the smartphone world in South Africa, it is beginning to stamp its mark in the industry as one of the very best new-generation smartphones today. The introduction of another masterclass – Redmi Note 7 – only confirms this.
If you want to know more about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, then this piece is just for you. In this post, we will look at Redmi Note 7’s core specs, reviews and how much it goes for in the current market in South Africa.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Price in South Africa
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Price in South Africa presently goes for the following prices, as released by the manufacturer during the device’s launch in South Africa:
- 3GB/32GB version: R$2,160 – R$2,340
- 4GB/64GB version: 76,000 – R$2,880
- 4GB/128GB version: R$3,060 – R$3,240
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Specs at a Glance
- Display: 6.3-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
- Processor Type: Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260); Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956
- RAM: 3GB/4GB
- Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB – expandable up to 256 GB
- Back Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF; 5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor or 12 MP, f/2.2, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm, PDAF 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
- Front Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, 1.25µm
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Fingerprint (on-screen), Gyroscope
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Review
Xiaomi has been a revelation in the smartphone market, especially in the mid-range section. The introduction of the new Redmi Note 7 improves their reputation in the mobile world thanks to the smartphone’s lover specs and reviews.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is an outstanding smartphone that is bundled with premium and exciting features. The key charm of the smartphone lies in its superb cameras as they enhance your shooting and videography experience. The device also delivers perfect performance while running multiple applications at the same time.
Let us take a deeper look at the smartphone features.
When it comes to the display, you should have nothing to worry about. The device features a lovely 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with a complementing screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It boasts an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and comes with a pixel density of 409 PPI. For screen protection, Redmi Note 7 features the Corning Gorilla Glass.
Redmi Note 7 looks quite similar to the Redmi 7 although the latter has slightly wider bezels. The display is exciting and lively with a standout color output, which is even better when likened to some other devices in its category.
Another standout feature in most Xiaomi smartphone is their designs. Like the popular Redmi 7, Redmi Note 7 is made using a combination of two glass panels that enclose what at an initial glance appears like a metallic frame.
Sadly, the frame is only tinted with a metallic color but is made of pure plastic, which means it is not as strong and durable like some other metal body smartphones in its category. The transparent silicone cover built in the package will nevertheless prevent the device from scratches and protects it when it falls. The cover is probably not the most attractive, but given the price, it is still a very fair deal.
There is a reliable and efficient capacitive fingerprint reader in the middle of the body and the volume balance and the power button are gently situated at the right side of the device. Despite its simple appearance, you most likely would like this smartphone.
Redmi Note 7 gets a top grade here. You can easily rate this among the very best smartphone cameras in this category. The device boasts a dual primary camera set up at the rear. The setup has 12MP and an additional 2 MP lenses which ensures amazing picture quality. The lenses can also capture recording full HD videos at 30 fps speed. It also boasts a lovely 13 MP front camera for selfie and smooth video recording.
Battery capacity I another feature Xiaomi smartphones pass with a top grade. A 4,000mAh Li-Po battery powers the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. It also boasts fast charging features that makes charging much faster and preserves the overall battery life. On average, the battery capacity enables you to use the device for over a day when fully charged. The fast charging feature means you can fully charge the smartphone in less than two hours.
If smooth performance is one feature you regard in a smartphone, you will be impressed with this device. While it does not necessarily boast the very best performance rate in the phone industry, it maintains specs that are commendable for its category.
Redmi Note 7 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956 processor and runs on Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 26. It boasts 3 GB RAM with an internal memory of 32 GB expandable up to 256 GB.
If there is one smartphone market section in which Xiaomi has been very competitive in recent times, then it is the budget smartphone market. Again, the newly introduced Redmi Note 7 is targeted towards the low end of the market.
While it massively boasts impressive specs and outstanding design, the amount it goes for in the market has been the main talking point. Its dual 48 MP camera and amazing performance are few specs that will get you attracted to the smartphone.