realme 7 gives a stellar performance on its own

Published October 7, 2020, 12:32 PM

by Jonathan Castillo

You’ve heard us talk all about the realme 7 Pro, an impressive beast of a smartphone, but amid all the excitement let’s not forget its little sibling, the realme 7, which is no less stellar than the Pro version.

While the 7 Pro uses Super AMOLED, the standard realme 7 has an IPS LCD for its 6.5-inch screen. Resolution is set at a 1080×2400 with 405ppi.

Firing up the realme 7 is the Helio G95 processor, Mediatek’s newest ace chip for improved gaming performance. The chip promises to able to connect to two Wi-Fi bands or routers for the lowest game connection latency, which basically means, this chip will find a way to avoid any lags for a smooth ride. Combine that with the screen’s 90Hz refresh rate, expect some snappy images to pop from the screen.

The Helio G95 also helps process images on screen, making colors and texture sharper and more vivid. Mediatek also developed this chip to help with the resolution in videos. So if your internet connection is dropping, and you can only watch at 360p, the G95 will upscale it to HD. It might not look like an actual 1080p, but the upscaling is definitely welcome.

Of course, all that power in a tiny package might make you think how hot the phone can get? Realme built a carbon fiber cooling system for the G95, which should help dissipate heat and keep the realme 7 under lower temperatures. Lower temperature means more speed, and more comfortable to hold.
The 8GB RAM is also generous, so expect a ton of speed from the realme 7.

The realme 7 has a quad-camera setup in its rear: Starting with 64MP (wide), 8MP (ultrawide), 2MP (macro), and 2MP (depth). You’ll be able to take videos at 4K with 30 frames per second, 1080p with 30 or 60 frames per second.

Starry Mode is one of realme 7’s top camera features. It uses multiple exposures to produce stunning images for the night sky, which would make excellent backgrounds. The 16MP selfie camera is also impressive. It can capture video at 1080p between 30 or 120 frames per second.

The realme 7 doesn’t have the 7 Pro’s impressive 65W SuperDart for lightspeed charging. But it does have 5000mAh, which is an incredible number for a phone battery. Realme claimed that the realme 7 can last up to 48 hours for calls, nine hours on gaming, 15 hours on binge watching, and 81 hours for music listening. It has 30W Dart Charge, which realme said will get you from zero to 50% in 26 minutes.

If you’re undecided to choose between the realme 7 or the realme 7 Pro, you really can’t go wrong. The realme 7 stands tall on its own.