Realme X7 Max First Impressions: The Race to Stay Relevant


The brand new Realme X7 Max will tackle not too long ago launched and upcoming fashions from OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Vivo, amongst others. Lower than six months after the launch of the Realme X7 and X7 Professional, this new mannequin raises the stakes by way of processor energy and options with the intention to keep related within the delicate sub-Rs. 30,000 phase. The Realme X7 Max is priced starting at Rs. 26,999 which is significantly decrease than the Rs. 29,999 that the X7 Professional launched at, regardless of having a higher-end processor.

The largest replace is the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, which is claimed to be not solely extra highly effective but additionally extra energy environment friendly than the Dimensity 1000+ which powers the Realme X7 Pro (Review). This processor has eight cores plus built-in Mali-G77 graphics. There’s a chrome steel and copper vapour cooling system to assist guarantee sustained efficiency.

Realme additionally boasts of the great 5G assist that this SoC allows, which incorporates a number of bands, twin standby and standalone mode on each SIMs, and 5G service aggregation. 5G continues to be a good distance from turning into mainstream in India, however we’ll be testing the processing energy of this SoC in our full evaluate.

One other vital change is the styling of the Realme X7 Max. Gone is the large ‘Dare to Leap’ slogan throughout the rear, which we noticed on the extra vibrant variants of the Realme X7 (Review) and X7 Professional, and which was unavoidable on the Realme 8 series. As an alternative, we’ve a smaller model of it in a field together with the Realme emblem. It is nonetheless pretty distinguished and catches the sunshine at sure angles, but it surely’s a lot much less in-your-face than earlier than.

The rear panel is generally matte textured plastic, however there is a thick, shiny, off-centre stripe passing via the digicam module, wherein you may additionally discover the brand new emblem association. Whereas the stripe is very vulnerable to choosing up fingerprints, the remainder of the again is just not, but it surely additionally feels surprisingly like considered one of Realme’s C-series funds telephones somewhat than a premium mannequin. There’s even a slight flex to the rear panel when you press down on it with a finger.

At 179g in weight and eight.4mm in thickness, making it pretty comfy within the hand, although one-handed use would possibly want a little bit of stretching. The physique is IPX4 rated for splash resistance, and Realme has used Asahi Dragontrail glass on the entrance. There are three color choices – Asteroid Black, Mercury Silver, and a completed referred to as Milky Approach, which even the corporate says is difficult to explain, however seems to be an iridescent gentle purplish color.

The Realme X7 Max has a 6.43-inch full-HD+ Tremendous Amoled display


You get a 6.43-inch full-HD+ Tremendous Amoled display with a 120Hz most refresh price and as much as 360Hz contact sampling price, which avid gamers would possibly admire. HDR is not famous within the telephone’s specs, however the most brightness is 1000nits and there is a claimed 100 % DCI-P3 color gamut protection. There’s an in-display fingerprint sensor and a small gap for the entrance digicam within the higher left nook. Stereo audio system and Dolby Atmos assist ought to make for good general leisure, which we’ll see for ourselves within the full evaluate. Apparently, there is a 3.5mm headset jack on the underside, which is one thing the Realme X7 and X7 Professional lacked. The corporate cites person suggestions as soon as once more as the rationale for this transformation.

Realme has launched two variants, one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage priced at Rs. 26,999, and the opposite with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for Rs. 29,999. It is value noting that the Realme X7 Professional was launched solely with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, however for Rs. 29,999. The corporate has used UFS 3.1 storage which can assist apps load rapidly, however there is no microSD slot for added storage. The 4500mAh battery capability is kind of common for this phase. The X7 Max expenses at as much as 50W and like its siblings, it comes with a 65W charger within the field.

The three rear cameras sit flush with the raised module on the rear. You get a 64-megapixel main digicam, 8-megapixel ultra-wide digicam, and 2-megapixel macro digicam. Realme touts a couple of new options enabled by the Dimensity 1200’s capabilities in addition to Realme UI 2.0. Probably the most attention-grabbing of those is an improved Nightscape mode which captures and processes full-resolution 64-megapixel pictures with the intention to maximise element. There’s additionally a probably fairly helpful AI Passport Photograph mode which ought to allow you to take selfies and lower out the background completely.

The brand new Realme X7 Max will compete with the not too long ago launched Mi 11X (Review), the OnePlus Nord (Review) and its impending replacement, and the Samsung Galaxy A52 (Review), amongst many other smartphones. Relying on value, it may additionally tackle the upcoming Poco F3 GT which is based on the same Dimensity 1200 SoC.

In case you purchased a Realme X7 Professional only recently, you are most likely greater than a bit aggravated by the launch of the X7 Max with higher specs at a lower cost in such a short while. Nonetheless, we’re nonetheless to finish our full evaluate of this new mannequin, so we’ll offer you a greater thought of how the 2 stack up in opposition to one another in the actual world. That is arising quickly on Devices 360, so do keep tuned.


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