Realme X7 5G Review | NDTV Gadgets 360


The brand new Realme X7 5G and X7 Professional 5G are aimed on the mainstream and “flagship killer” market respectively, and each are priced to deliver some severe competitors to longstanding favourites. We have simply seen what the higher-end Realme X7 Pro 5G (Review) has to supply, and now it is time for a full evaluate of the extra reasonably priced Realme X7 5G. Launched at Rs. 19,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant and Rs. 21,999 for 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage, it should cope with the Mi 10i (Review), Samsung Galaxy M31s (Review), and even the Realme 7 Pro (Review), amongst others.

Whereas many of those rivals have gone all-out with the cameras, Realme is focusing extra on design and efficiency with the new X7 5G, which has just been launched. There are a number of little touches that add worth, but additionally some attention-grabbing decisions that may trigger potential consumers to assume twice. Learn on to see if that is the precise improve possibility for you.

Realme X7 5G design

Nobody can say that Realme has performed it secure with the X7 sequence, however whether or not that is an excellent factor or a foul factor shall be a matter of non-public style and a really subjective name. The signature ‘Nebula’ end is a swirl of a number of colors – peach, pink, blue, purple, gold, and yellow, which all kind of mix into one another and appear to vary as you progress this cellphone round below the sunshine. If this seems to be acquainted, you may need seen information of the Realme V15 launching internationally – that is primarily the same phone with a unique title.

Realme calls this a “non-spectral gradient” which signifies that the colors aren’t precisely following a VIBGYOR sequence. The end is supposed to refract mild by way of a number of phases, and it does have a really shimmery, iridescent high quality to it. On the draw back, the rear floor is extremely shiny and susceptible to smudges. There is not any method to make use of this cellphone with out it getting fully coated in fingerprints.

The massive polarising subject shall be Realme’s choice to emblazon its “Dare to leap” slogan throughout the complete rear, that too in a contrasting end that basically catches the sunshine. It isn’t one thing I might wish to stay with day-after-day, however an opaque cowl would defeat the aim of selecting the Nebula end. I feel lots of people will go together with the a lot much less flashy Area Silver possibility which, based on Realme, won’t have this slogan throughout the again.

The Realme X7 5G has a 6.4-inch full-HD+ display


The Realme X7 5G is pretty compact by at the moment’s requirements. The Nebula model is 8.3mm thick and weighs 179g whereas Area Silver shaves that down to eight.1mm and 176g. The again and the body are manufactured from polycarbonate, and the entrance is an unspecified form of glass with a protecting movie pre-applied. Realme additionally says this cellphone is splash-resistant, however there is no IP ranking. That is a straightforward cellphone to make use of one-handed; the 6.4-inch display has slim borders apart from the chin on the backside, and the rear is rounded to fulfill the perimeters.

Realme has positioned the facility button on the precise and the amount buttons on the left. There’s an in-display fingerprint reader, plus the entrance digicam is embedded within the higher left nook of the display. On the underside, you will see a USB Sort-C port, single speaker, and dual-Nano SIM tray (with no area for a microSD card). The three cameras on the rear are extruded individually, which is kind of the present type.

Apparently, Realme has gone with extra elaborate packaging than traditional, and there are some neat extras within the field. Along with the X7 5G itself, Realme features a 65W charger (extra on this later), USB Sort-C cable, clear plastic case, a SIM eject pin, and a Sort-C to three.5mm dongle.

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The ‘Nebula’ design with the massive model slogan will not be to everybody’s style


Realme X7 5G specs and software program

Somewhat below a 12 months after launching its first high-end 5G-enabled cellphone, the X50 Pro 5G (Review), the brand new X7 5G and X7 Professional 5G purpose to make this new customary extra frequent. There are not any 5G networks in India (yet) however that is changing into considerably of essential characteristic anyway. Realme guarantees dual-sim, dual-standby plus assist for all main bands, although it stays to be seen which of them operators in India will use. 5G is enabled by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC which is sort of new and prone to turn into common.

The Dimensity 800U is a 7nm octa-core processor with two high-power ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at as much as 2.4GHz, plus six environment friendly Cortex-A55 cores clocked at as much as 2GHz. It additionally options an built-in Mali-G57 MC3 GPU, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, and a number of satellite tv for pc navigation programs.

Realme has gone with a 6.4-inch full-HD+ 1080×2400-pixel Tremendous AMOLED panel. Instantly, we discover {that a} excessive refresh price is not talked about on the spec sheet, which is a bit stunning contemplating the worth and positioning of this cellphone. Nevertheless, Realme does checklist a 180Hz contact sampling price. You possibly can select between variants with 6GB and 8GB of RAM, however each have 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage and there is no microSD slot for growth.

The battery capability is 4,310mAh which is decrease than common lately, however that is the tradeoff for the low weight of the X7 5G. This cellphone helps 50W quick charging however comes with a 65W adapter which is nice to see – it is fairly the other of what many different firms do. This implies you’ll be able to cost even higher-end telephones such because the Realme X7 Professional 5G rapidly with the identical charger, however Realme’s “SuperDart” tech does not seem like suitable with the industry-standard USB Energy Supply so you’ll be able to’t as an illustration use the identical charger along with your laptop computer and carry one much less factor round.

The Realme X7 5G ships with Android 10 and Realme UI 1.0, however the firm promises updates to Android 11 and a “extra minimalist” Realme UI 2.Zero within the very close to future. If these have been launched by the point you purchase this cellphone, your expertise shall be totally different, however I will evaluate what the corporate has despatched at launch time and price this cellphone accordingly. My unit had the December 2020 Android safety patch which is comparatively current.

The UI seems to be very like inventory Android however there are added options and customisations corresponding to App Cloner for working a number of accounts, optionally available navigation gestures, and Good Sidebar for shortcuts to apps and instruments. There is a class of “experimental” options within the Settings app, which as of now embrace clean scrolling (although how that is achieved is not clear), Tremendous Nighttime Standby which reduces community exercise to avoid wasting energy, and DC Dimming which might cut back flickering to ease eye pressure, however may need surprising uncomfortable side effects corresponding to color shifting and auto brightness not working.

Realme has added a little bit of bloatware together with its personal Music and Video apps, a Theme retailer, HeyFun recreation retailer, SoLoop video editor, Amazon, Fb, and Flipkart. There are additionally Realme’s personal Neighborhood, Retailer, Paysa and Hyperlink apps. Most aren’t too intrusive and plenty of may be uninstalled however you will nonetheless get quite a lot of pointless notifications. You will additionally see some promoting in built-in apps, and on the lock display by way of the “Journal” characteristic, although this may be disabled within the Settings app.

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Battery life is great on the Realme X7 5G


Realme X7 5G efficiency

With even price range telephones performing easily lately, it is no shock that the Realme X7 5G was clean and responsive in on a regular basis duties. The setup course of was easy sufficient however there are a number of defaults you will wish to change manually later, corresponding to promoting preferences. The X7 5G is nice and comfy sufficient to make use of with none hassles. It did get barely heat when charging quickly, however that was about it for heating. The in-display fingerprint sensor and face recognition have been normally fast however there was some hesitation generally.

As the primary cellphone in India with a Dimensity 800U SoC, benchmark scores ought to be attention-grabbing. The X7 5G managed 3,35,698 total in AnTuTu, in addition to 599 and 1,800 respectively in Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core assessments. It additionally ran GFXBench’s Automotive Chase and Manhattan 3.1 graphics assessments at 18fps and 31fps respectively, whereas 3DMark Sling Shot Excessive and Wild Life assessments returned scores of three,137 and 1,589.

These scores imply that the brand new X7 5G handily beats the Realme 7 Professional which nonetheless sells for precisely the identical costs. The Dimensity 800U appears to be roughly on par with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G and 750G, buying and selling blows in numerous assessments.

As for video games, I discovered each Name of Obligation Cell and Asphalt 9: Legends to be clean. They ran at Medium and Default high quality settings and have been fairly gratifying. The display is comparatively crisp and colors are punchy, however this is not the very best quality I’ve seen at this worth degree. Widevine L1 DRM has been carried out so you’ll be able to watch HD-quality streaming movies by way of your favorite companies. There is a single speaker on the underside and sound high quality is fairly good by smartphone requirements. This cellphone is Hello-Res Audio licensed however you will nonetheless get the perfect outcomes with an excellent pair of earphones.

Battery life should not be an issue in any respect. The Realme X7 5G can simply run for a over full day even when you throw quite a lot of heavy duties at it, together with gaming and utilizing the cameras. Our HD video loop take a look at ran for a really spectacular 20 hours, 45 minutes. Charging can be fairly fast – it took solely 25 minutes to get from zero to 50 %, and a full cost took 1 hour, Three minutes utilizing the bundled “SuperDart” charger.

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The Realme X7 5G has three rear cameras together with a 64-megapixel main one


Realme X7 5G cameras

Apparently, Realme appears to have bucked the strain to have “quad cameras” as a promoting level for this cellphone. I am proud of that, since a low-grade fourth digicam, such because the 2-megapixel “B&W portrait” filter one on the Realme X7 Professional 5G, could be of very restricted use anyway. Even the 2-megapixel macro digicam that the Realme X7 5G has is essentially for leisure and does not seize adequate outcomes for use for severe images. You will spend most of your time with the 64-megapixel, f/1.Eight main and the 8-megapixel f/2.Three ultra-wide-angle cameras.

Realme’s software program is pretty simple to make use of and customary modes are accessible, decision settings, which you would possibly want typically, are on the backside of the principle menu and one layer deep. Within the daytime, the Realme X7 5G was typically fast to lock focus and appeared to do properly with metering exposures, no less than at its default 16-megapixel binned decision. There have been some indicators of oversharpening in post-processing, and particulars at a distance have been just a little too murky for my liking. Then again, close-ups got here out properly with vivid colors.

Realme X7 5G daylight digicam samples (High: main digicam; Backside: ultra-wide-angle) (faucet to see full dimension)

Realme X7 5G daylight close-up digicam pattern (faucet to see full dimension)


When taking photographs on the native 64-megapixel decision, photographs have been a bit washed-out and the color tone was a bit off. The wide-angle digicam will not be dangerous, however element does endure and there may be some warping on the sides of frames so you will wish to use it sparingly. Portraits come out with first rate background separation, however surprisingly, you’ll be able to’t alter the blur depth after taking a shot.

Pictures taken at evening had first rate element, and once more, the wide-angle digicam is greatest averted except there’s quite a lot of mild round. Some close-up photographs taken with the principle digicam have been surprisingly good, however others seemed a bit synthetic. Night time mode crops the body just a little however there’s nonetheless an opportunity of movement blur. Outcomes is likely to be brighter, however aren’t all the time total higher utilizing Night time mode. There is a tripod toggle that might provide help to get even higher outcomes when you can hold the cellphone regular.

Realme X7 5G low-light digicam samples (High: main digicam; Center: Night time mode; Backside: ultra-wide-angle) (faucet to see full dimension)


You additionally get a 16-megapixel f/2.5 entrance digicam embedded within the higher left nook of the display. Beautification is enabled by default for selfies. It is a bit too aggressive and makes pores and skin look synthetic. Portrait selfies have efficient background blurring. High quality total is fairly good within the daytime and at evening.

Video may be recorded at as much as 4K 30fps. There’s quite a lot of shake when you transfer about whereas recording, however high quality is sort of good total within the daytime and at evening, even when utilizing the wide-angle digicam. You possibly can’t change between cameras whereas recording. There is a slow-motion 120fps mode as properly.

Realme X7 5G selfie digicam samples (High: daytime; Backside: low-light) (faucet to see full dimension)




The Realme X7 5G provides superb total efficiency, and apart from a number of minor annoyances with the software program, the utilization expertise is clean. Hopefully, Realme UI 2.Zero eases up on the bloat and spam. This cellphone can be comparatively mild and compact with out sacrificing battery life. If you wish to play video games and stream movies all through the day, it may very well be a sensible choice. The cameras are nearly common, however that is the one space by which I am not significantly impressed, contemplating the worth.

Talking of worth, the Realme X7 5G is presently India’s most reasonably priced 5G-capable cellphone, but it surely’s nonetheless too early for that to be a significant component in your buy choice. It appears to be extra polished than the Mi 10i for a barely decrease beginning worth, and will additionally undercut the OnePlus Nord (Review). It is also very clear that it is best to select the X7 5G over the Realme 7 Professional at these prices – simply be very positive that you just’re keen to stay with this design before you purchase the ‘Nebula’ model on-line.


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