Xiaomi on Thursday took the wraps off the new Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone. Being called a “market redefining” smartphone by the Chinese smartphone maker, it packs a number of interesting features, including the dual rear cameras with a 48-megapixel sensor. A significant improvement over the Redmi Note 6 Pro, the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be competing with the likes of Samsung Galaxy A30, Nokia 6.1 Plus, and Oppo K1 smartphones in the country. Although none of the competing phones pack a 48-megapixel sensor, the smartphones need far more than just a megapixel count to succeed.
Xiaomi notes that Redmi Note 7 Pro will carry a price tag of Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB version and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB + 128GB version. Comparably, the Samsung Galaxy A30 will be sold at Rs. 16,990 for the sole 4GB + 64GB models, whereas the Nokia 6.1 Plus is offered at Rs. 15,499 for the 4GB + 64GB model and Rs. 18,499 for the 6GB + 64GB model. Lastly, the Oppo K1 carries a price tag of Rs. 16,990 for the lone 4GB + 64GB model.
Xiaomi has included a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) Dot Notch screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio on the Redmi Note 7 Pro, whereas the Galaxy A30 comes with 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. On the other hand, the Nokia 6.1 Plus features a 5.8-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) screen with 19:9 aspect ratio, and the Oppo K1 sports a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Internally, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core SoC, paired with 4GB/ 6GB of RAM, and 64GB/ 128GB of inbuilt storage. Comparably, the Samsung Galaxy A30 uses the Exynos 7904 octa-core SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The Nokia phone features Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC with 4GB/ 6GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage, whereas the Oppo K1 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.
All four phones pack a microSD card slot for further expansion of the storage, however none of the phones except the Oppo K1 include a dedicated microSD card slot.
In terms of the imaging capabilities, which is said to be a highlight of the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Xiaomi smartphone packs a dual rear camera, which houses a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. There is also a 13-megapixel shooter on the front of the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Samsung Galaxy A30 also comes with a dual camera setup on the back, but with a 16-megapixel sensor joined by an f/1.7 lens and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 lens. On the front, Samsung has added a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 lens. Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with two rear cameras as well. HMD Global has packed a 16-megapixel primary sensor featuring an f/2.0 lens and secondary 5-megapixel monochrome sensor with an f/2.4 lens in the rear camera setup. For selfies, the Nokia smartphone features a 16-megapixel sensor coupled with an f/2.0 lens. Lastly, Oppo K1 includes a dual rear camera setup, with a primary 16-megapixel sensor paired with an f/1.7 lens and a secondary 2-megapixel shooter with an f/2.4 lens. The Oppo phone sports a 25-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 camera.
Moving to the batteries, both Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Galaxy A30 include 4,000mAh batteries, whereas the Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 3,060mAh battery and the Oppo K1 has a 3,600mAh battery. All phones, except the Oppo K1, also include support for fast charging over a wired charger.
Among other specifications, all four phones include USB Type-C, Android 9 Pie (available via an update on Nokia 6 Plus), dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, and the usual set of sensors.
Do Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7, and Mi Soundbar redefine their price segments? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.
|Overall NDTV Rating|
|Battery Life Rating|
|Value for Money Rating|
|Model||Galaxy A30||Redmi Note 7 Pro||K1||6.1 Plus|
|Release date||February 2019||February 2019||February 2019||July 2018|
|Launched in India||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||158.50 x 74.70 x 7.70||159.21 x 75.21 x 8.10||158.30 x 75.50 x 7.40||147.20 x 70.98 x 8.59|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000||4000||3600||3060|
|Fast charging||Proprietary||Quick Charge 4+||-||-|
|Colours||Red, Blue, Black||Classic Space Black, Nebula Red, Neptune Blue||Astral Blue, Piano Black||Gloss White, Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss Black|
|Screen size (inches)||6.40||6.30||6.41||5.80|
|Resolution||1080x2340 pixels||1080x2340 pixels||1080x2340 pixels||1080x2280 pixels|
|Protection type||-||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||-||409||-||-|
|Processor make||Samsung Exynos 7904||Qualcomm Snapdragon 675||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||512||-||256||400|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes||-||Yes||-|
|Processor||-||2GHz octa-core||2.2GHz octa-core||octa-core|
|Rear camera||16-megapixel (f/1.7) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2)||48-megapixel (f/1.79, 1.6-micron) + 5-megapixel||16-megapixel + 2-megapixel||16-megapixel (f/2.0) + 5-megapixel|
|Rear flash||Yes||LED||Yes||Dual LED|
|Front camera||16-megapixel (f/2.0)||13-megapixel||25-megapixel||16-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android Pie||Android Pie||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.1|
|Skin||One UI||MIUI 10||ColorOS 5.2||-|
|Bluetooth||Yes||Yes, v 5.00||Yes, v 5.00||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2||-||2|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||-||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||-||Yes||Yes||-|
|Ambient light sensor||-||Yes||Yes||Yes|