Realme has a wide range of options that one can choose from, with this kind of variety there are also many price points the brand caters to; from the lower end all the way to the top. The Realme 7 Pro is somewhere in the upper mid-range of prices. This device has powerful specs and can provide users with enough juice to handle some serious games as well. The cameras are also from a better spec range, making this a good device for content creators or people who take a lot of pictures generally.
Pros & Cons
Powerful specs for price
Not water resistant
Realme is from the same family as Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus. This is another brand that has a wide variety of options to choose from, with a lot f variation in prices. The scale starts at entry-level devices all the way on to high-end smartphones, the Realme 7 Pro falls somewhere in the upper mid-range. This means it has a good level of performance for most users, only prosumers would feel it is a bit lacking.
The design is sleek and slim, like most current smartphones. It has rounded edges and a very thin bezel, with the selfie camera set into a punch hole on the top left corner. The rear has a machined design with lines that play with the light, giving it a cool feel. There are two colours, Mirror Silver and Mirror Blue.
Realme 7 Pro internals and OS
The reason this device has good performance is due to its Qualcomm processor; it comes with the Snapdragon 720G. This processor was built using the 8nm method, has a clock speed of 2.3GHz and comes integrated with the Adreno 618 GPU. This CPU comes with the 5th Generation Qualcomm AI Engine making the performance as streamlined as possible within its physical limits. To add efficiency to this there is 8GB of tasking power to execute tasks and 128GB of storage space. This storage is of the UFS 2.1 standard, making its performance snappy. The storage can also be extended via a dedicated microSDXC card slot.
Realme's devices are Android-based when it comes to the OS, the 7 Pro is no different. This device comes with Android 10 and has the Realme UI layered on top. This version of Android also features Machine Learning, meaning combined with this CPU it will make the performance as trim as possible. In the long run, the device will learn your patterns and then optimise itself to mirror your needs.
Display and camera
Built with a 6.4-inch display that is made using Super AMOLED technology and crystal in its clarity. Giving users a great experience for their streaming or gaming. The resolution is FullHD at 1080 x 2400 pixels, with a pixel per inch count at 411. This level of pixel density makes the display high quality. This display features always-on in case one wants to make use of it in such a manner. All this is protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass 3+.
One of the top uses of this display is the camera systems. The sensors are from Sony and the main one is at 64MP with an aperture of f/1.8 and shoots similar to a 26mm lens. The secondary sensor is an 8MP one with an f/2.3 aperture and is the ultrawide shooter. Apart from this, there are two more, both are 2MP and have an aperture of f/2.4. One of these is for macro shooting and the second takes care of depth sensing. The Sony sensor features Quad Bayer, making its performance peak with its conversions from analog to digital. All this enables the Realme 7 Pro main camera capable in low-light even.
This camera module combined with the camera app allows this smartphone to engage many modes. These include Pro Nightscape, Starry Mode, Super NightScape, Panoramic View, Expert Mode, Timelapse, Portrait Mode, HDR, Ultra Wide-angle Mode, Ultra Macro mode, AI Scene Recognition, AI Beauty, Filter, Chroma Boost, Slow Motion, Bokeh Effect Control.
The selfie camera is a 32MP one with a wide-angle view and an aperture of f/2.5. Video can be shot at 4K with a frame rate of 30fps, 1080p at 120fps, 720p at 240fps for slo-mo recording. There is also electronic image stabilisation for video so one shoots smooth.
Connectivity, sensors and the rest
There is WiFi and Bluetooth for your wireless needs. Other connectivity systems include GPS, Data, Dual SIM and FM Radio. For physical connectivity, there is a USB Type-C 2.0 port that also features USB on-the-go and there is a 3.5mm audio jack. For important functional feedback, this device has an accelerometer, a compass, a gyro and a proximity sensor. There is also a fingerprint reader that is embedded into the display so it is as subtle as possible.
For electrification of this smartphone, there is a 4500mAh battery that is based on Li-Polymer technology. The Realme 7 Pro also features Fast Charging, this allows the battery to top up, in a claimed, 34 minutes. This is a super convenient feature.
The Realme 7 Pro is one of the first smartphones to be given TÜV Rheinland Smartphone Reliability Verification, this tested it on 60 fronts to certify its performance and quality.
This smartphone is available for a price range that is somewhere at the top end of the mid range. This makes it relatively affordable but this is not an inexpensive option.