On January 10th, 2019, Xiaomi held the first press conference in the Shangdi Yuan Center near the new headquarters. Lei Jun announced that the Xioami Redmi brand will operate independently under the “Redmi” brand in the future to focus more on cost, e-commerce, and internationalization.

Redmi Note 7 Review

 As the first product of the "Redmi" brand, Redmi Note 7 appeared with the 48-megapixel camera, excellent quality, super cost-effective features. So, how do these numerous labels work? Let us take a look at today's review!

The 48-megapixel camera, end your attention of thousands of mobile phone photos    

The most exciting thing about Redmi Note 7 is that it is taking pictures. The Redmi Note 7 that locates the thousand yuan market is surprisingly adopting a 48-megapixel rear-mounted main camera. The bottom-level one is crushed. This model is a Samsung GM1 camera sensor with 1/2 inch. The super-sensing area is second only to the IMX600 used in the Huawei P/Mate series flagship. It is parallel with the Sony IMX586 which is the second largest camera sensor on the market.

Redmi Note 7 Review

The ultra-high pixels provides better-detailed performance for Samsung GM1 products. Moreover, Samsung GM1 also adopts Quad Bayer pixel arrangement, which can combine four 0.8μm pixels into one by pixel four-in-one technology. A large pixel of 1.6 μm to increase the amount of light entering the photo.

Of course, tests are the first part to analyze the quality of a mobile phone. Let's take a look at the real proofs of Redmi Note 7.

Due to the limitations of Samsung GM1 hardware, the 48 million proofs of Redmi Note 7 need to use professional mode to output. We used the 48-megapixel professional mode and 12 millionAI mode (without HDR) to take two sets of proofs for comparison.

Redmi Note 7 Review

48 million pixel proofs

Redmi Note 7 Review

Redmi Note 7 Review

Detail comparison

Under the AI mode, the mobile phone will optimize the 12 million pixel proofs. Even so, the details of the 48 million pixels can be seen more improved, as well as the fonts under the 48 million pixels, are clearer and the 12 million pixel font is slightly faint.

Redmi Note 7 Review

48 million pixel proofs

Redmi Note 7 Review

12 million pixel proofs

Redmi Note 7 Review

Detail comparison

 The difference after this enlargement is more obvious under the 48 million pixel.The font on the giant Starbucks coffee cup is still clear, and the 12 million pixel sample has been slightly faint. It is sufficient to see that the details of the photos are still greatly improved.

In addition to the increased detail brought by the 48 million pixels, the high sensitivity of the 1.6μm large pixel also makes the advantage of the Redmi Note 7 night scene shooting vividly. Due to the engineering machine, the Redmi Note 7 in our hands does not have the OTA handheld super night view function. It will be updated soon. Even so, its night scene proofs are excellent.

Redmi Note 7 Review

Redmi Note 7 Review

From the sample above, the details of the photo remain unbroken, and the noise control is also quite in place. The night shooting ability of the Redmi Note 7 is already top-class.

Moreover, the AI mode in the camera is also quite user-friendly. At the time when it is detected that the scene is backlit, the shooting options of “Backlight” and “Sketch” will pop up automatically

Redmi Note 7 Review

Redmi Note 7 Review

Silhouette

Redmi Note 7 Review

When the silhouette is shooted, the normal output will be performed to maintain the effect of the subject's "silhouette"; while the backlight mode will perform multi-frame synthesis to enhance the overall brightness of the screen while ensuring that the background is not exposed.

More proofs:

Redmi Note 7 Review

Redmi Note 7 Review

Redmi Note 7 Review

Redmi Note 7 Review

On the whole, this Redmi Note 7 imaging quality even reached the level of the flagship mobile phone. After redefining the thousand yuan machine with the price/performance ratio, “Redmi” will redefine the photo of the thousand yuan mobile phone through the Redmi Note 7.

Water drop screen design, gradient color makes people feeling

In terms of design, Redmi Note 7 has to be refined a lot this time. The three-stage, Micro USB and big black that have been popular among netizens have become past tense. Popular elements such as “gradient color” and “drop screen” have been integrated into the product. On the front of the fuselage, Redmi Note 7 uses a 6.3-inch FHD+ drop screen design. At the press conference, Lei Jun also mentioned that the border of Redmi Note 7 is the only 1.95mm. From the visual point of view, this Redmi Note 7 front bezel control is quite in place.

Redmi Note 7 Review

On the back of the fuselage, Redmi Note 7 offers a gradient of Dream Blue and Twilight Gold, as well as a classic bright black color.

Redmi Note 7 Review

Moreover, onRedmi Note 7, is also adopted many useful functions for the mobile phone. As for example, the interface was changed to Type-C at the same time, the 3.5mm headphone jack of the mobile phone was retained with the infrared remote controller function support. In terms of functional design, Redmi Note 7 can also be described as comprehensive.

Redmi Note 7 Review

In addition, although the use of Liu Haiping design,Redmi Note 7 still retains the LED light for the mobile phone, but because of the internal space, the LED light is slightly smaller, and the position is not centered at the bottom of the fuselage, obsessive-compulsive symptoms may look somewhat Uncomfortable, but better than nothing.

Redmi Note 7 Review

The overall design ofRedmi Note 7 is to ensure the "beauty" while the function is more comprehensive, which also continues the "practical" design ideas of the Redmi mobile phone.

Snapdragon 660, the performance is uniformly immeasurable

In terms of performance, Redmi Note 7 uses the full version of the Snapdragon 660. I believe that this "God U" is no stranger to everyone.Xiaomi last year's offline flagship Xiaomi Note 3, this year's OPPO R15 and other star models use the processor.

Redmi Note 7 Review

The Snapdragon 660 uses the Samsung 14nm FinFET process, the CPU uses the 8-core Kryo 260, and the GPU uses the Adreno 512. The reason why Xiaomi emphasizes that theRedmi Note 7 uses the full-fledged version of the Snapdragon 660 because of its location. The Snapdragon 660 with a large core frequency of 2.2GHz is used, which is more powerful than the 1.95GHz Snapdragon 660 used by some friends.

Redmi Note 7 Review

We also measured the running scores of Redmi Note 7 and almost coincided with the running scores shown at the press conference. All of them were above 14W, and the overall performance was quite good.

In the game, we test HD display, a character stroke, multi-threading, and high frame rate, while the picture quality and particle quality are set to high. The frame rate of the game is stable at around 60FPS, and the game is smooth. The degree is quite high.

Redmi Note 7 Review

For the user's attention to the battery life, this Redmi Note 7 uses a 4000mAh battery, and supports QC4+ fast charge, limited to cost reasons, Redmi Note 7 standard is still 5V/2A, up to 10W charging head, but you can add 18W of fast charging at the time of purchase by adding 10 yuan. This aspect is quite aconscience.

In addition to the above, Xiaomi is also the first to try the "18-month warranty" on Redmi Note 7, which is another force in the "quality" after Xiaomi established the quality committee internally.

Summary: See the future through Redmi Note 7

As the first product after the independence of the "Redmi" brand, we are able to see the future direction of "Redmi" through Redmi Note 7. In replying to the comments of netizens, Lei Jun once mentioned that "the millet and the XioamiRedmi are separated, and they are developed in different directions. The millet brand can be made better.  Redmi focuses on the most cost-effective, mainly in the e-commerce market, and Xiaomi focuses on the high-end and "New retail", the future of XioamiRedmi, "extremely cost-effective" may become one of the brand's most important labels, Xiaomi's "Let everyone enjoy the fun of technology" vision, will be more vivid through the XioamiRedmi. The release of Redmi Note 7 made a good start for the "Redmi" brand.