So finally here I am with Realme X7 Long Term Review, after using heavyweights like the Mi 10i and the Samsung Galaxy F62 the Realme X7 feels like a breath of fresh air with its smaller and ergonomic design initially, I was a little skeptical about the phone because it is eerily similar to the Realme 7 Pro which was launched in India about six months ago, but after using it for three weeks or so, I’ve grown to like it.
Okay, first off the design of this phone is really good. Like I mentioned earlier it is one of the lightest phones. On the market at just 8.1 mm it is quite thin as opposed to the Mi 10i and the Galaxy F62 the back panel is however made of plastic so over time you will see scratches and spots as we did with our Realme 7 Pro unit. So I do recommend you put a skin instead of a case here on the front the Realme X7 has the same 6.4 inches display size as that of the 7 Pro Realme has installed a really good AMOLED panel here the colors and nice to look at and the touch sensitivity is great as well.
Brightness wise I wished it was a little brighter, especially while using Outdoors, but it’s nothing unsettling yet. Seeing how the recently announced Redmi Note 10 Pro comes with a 120 hertz AMOLED panel. This one now feels like a compromise with its 60-hertz refresh rate. If not 120-hertz Realme should have at least given a 90-hertz panel here, but nonetheless the Realme X7 display is still top quality and you also get a super-fast in-display fingerprint sensor Instead of a side-mounted capacitor fingerprint sensor.
So the unlocking experience is especially because its small form factor has been great.
Okay comparing it side by side against the recently launched Galaxy A32 the fingerprint sensor is really fast here which in my opinion adds to the premium experience likewise. I’ve also liked the overall performance of this device the Dimensity 800 U Chipset inside is on par with the Snapdragon 750g in terms of benchmarks and Finally great to see tough competition between Media Tech and Qualcomm in the mid-range segment as for your live performance.
I am very satisfied with his performance so far despite installing over hundred apps the UI feels optimized apps load fast and multitasking with recently open apps is pretty Swift are we occasionally put unused apps to sleep for better battery endurance. So when you try to relaunch a nap after some time it will reload.
But other than that the performance is good for the price. And yes, it is. Definitely better than the Snapdragon 720 G or the Snapdragon 732 G-powered phones for sure. Okay, moving on to the gaming performance. It’s quite identical to that on the Xiaomi Mi 10i in PUBG Mobile you will get a stable 40 FPS and smooth graphics and Ultra frame rates with hundred percent stability MediaTek chipsets are infamous for having a relatively poor thermal performance, but I did not face such an issue here plus the battery drain after the gameplay was not that significant either.
I also played a lot of Call of Duty on this phone and although its highest setting is slightly lower at medium graphics and high frame rates compared to what the Mi 10i and Galaxy F62 can hit the gameplay does not lag or stutter.
Similarly. I did not encounter any issues while playing other demanding games like Asphalt 9 or critical Ops either.
Anyways, let’s talk about the cameras now and for the most part, they do not disappoint.
It’s not extraordinary but still on par with the Mi 10i as you can see from these images. They both look quite similar and the color science is similar in many scenarios to however the Realme X7 processes the HDR better than the Mi 10i the 108 Megapixel primary lens on the Mi 10i also struggles with the close-up shots and often comes out less sharp.
Whereas that’s not the problem with the Realme X7 service images portrait shots are also livelier with better skin tone on the Realme X7 likewise here to realme’s HDR is slightly better but Edge detection. Could use some work another area where the Realme X7 performs better is in the selfie department.
Once again, the HDR is better on the X7 and the portrait selfies look livelier than you get on the Mi 10i however like with any other mid-range phone the Realme X7 does not do a very good job during videos or low light photos either indoor images. Usually don’t come out sharp if your hands are not steady and nighttime images are quite noisy too and unlike what we see on Flagship phones the night mode shots are not that Great either.
Okay, as I mentioned earlier its video shooting capabilities are strictly average to there is no stabilization in 4k at 30fps videos and although the 1080P 60fps and 30fps recording options to improve the stabilization.
It’s still not quite as good as say two or three-year-old flagships from Samsung and Apple.
Okay. So just like the back camera is the selfie videos look average to the maximum you can go is 1080p at 30fps resolution and the stabilization does not look that proper. So I guess if you’re into blogging or making videos you will need to use it again.
What’s also average here are the mono speaker and vibration motor.
It does not get dual speakers like the Realme 7 Pro or the Redmi Note 10 Pro as a result. You don’t get that immersive sound experience.
However, the audio quality is not that bad and it was not destroyed at the highest volumes as we noticed with the Realme 7 Pro, and as you might have already known you don’t get a Micro SD card slot and a headphone jack. With this phone as for MicroSD will I haven’t used it on a smartphone for years, but the lack of a 3.5. Mm, the headphone jack could be a letdown for gamers because now they will have to live a longer life or buy low latency wireless earphones, which do not come cheap. But since I am not an avid mobile gamer, I personally don’t mind getting myself a Realme bird’s air2 which looks like a good value-oriented Tws.
Anyway, this brings us to the battery life with its 4300 mAh Cell, which By the way is not considered a big battery by today’s standard.
I still managed to get a full day of endurance almost every day and you know that I use my phone’s rigorously so considering their smaller battery capacity. I am quite surprised with its battery endurance a Realme also ships the phone with a 65-watt fast charger, which takes the phone from zero to a hundred percent in around 15 minutes.
However, the actual charging speed here is limited to 50 watts only so it is not as fast as the Realme X7 Pro.
Which utilizes the full capacity of its 65-watt charger and charges its 4500 mAh battery in some 35 minutes.
To conclude despite its shortcomings like the lack of your 120-hertz screen and a 3.5. Mm, headphone jack. I really like the Realme X7.
It’s quite the underrated phone in the world of big heavy and spec Centric smartphones.
It Nails the basics of the five pillars of a great smartphone.
The design check this plate check cameras check performance check and finally battery life check, but since the Redmi Note10 Pro Max and the Realme 8 Pro will be available pretty soon. It is only plausible to wait and get that instead or see if the company drops the price of the Realme X 7 which will make it an even better value. So that was all for our Realme X7 Long Term Review.