Redmi Note 7S – Introduction
Over the years, Xiaomi has continued to offer premium phone features to its mid-range and low-budget phones. Until recently, it focused primarily on the matching chipset and RAM capabilities. Now, this is also upgrading in the camera and design departments of the device. Take the Redmi Note 7 Pro, for example, a phone with a degraded design of 13,999 Rs, a Snapdragon 675 chipset and a 48-megapixel camera. Redmi Note 7 Pro is not a single-use phone.
Xiaomi recently launched Redmi Note 7S in India. With 10,999 rupees, Xiaomi’s latest smartphone also comes with a 48-megapixel rear camera (with a different sensor) and a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor.
Redmi Note 7S – Design & Display
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S retains the same 6.3-inch Full HD + screen with a dotted dot on the front. The cut is quite small and not very entertaining, as the Redmi Note 7 Pro shows. The quality of the screen makes the reading decent outside and inside. Auto brightness works very fast. From navigation to streaming videos, the Redmi Note 7S screen handles everything with ease.
At the top, a dot-shaped notch (water drop style) is obtained that houses the front chamber and the sensors. The headphone slot is present just above the notch, while the notification light is at the bottom. The screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and has tiny lenses on the sides.
Redmi Note 7S – Camera
The highlight of the smartphone is, of course, the 48-megapixel dual AI camera on the back. The camera has an aperture of f / 1.8, and Xiaomi uses the Samsung GM1 sensor, a bit different from the Sony IMX586 sensor used in the Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Even the Honor View20 comes with the same Sony sensor and, when capturing photos with a Full resolution of 48 megapixels, the Xiaomi phone captures 12-megapixel pictures by default.
Redmi Note 7S – Hardware
The frame is made of polycarbonate, reliable, and durable. On the left, side you’ll find the dual SIM card slot connector, a power button, and the volume control on the right. The 3.5-mm headphone jack is on the top of the phone, next to the infrared emitter, while the USB Type-C port for charging and transferring data is on the bottom.
The Type C port is a welcome addition, and few smartphone manufacturers do. On the bottom edge, you’ll find a USB-C port for charging and transferring data. The phone contains a massive 4000 mAh battery, as is the case with most Xiaomi devices, and can be quickly completed with a Quick Charge 4.0 wall charger.
Redmi Note 7S – Specification
- 6.3-inch (16 cm) Full HD+ (2340 × 1080p) Dot notch display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)
- 13MP front camera with AI Portrait mode
- 48MP + 5MP dual rear camera with PDAF, EIS, and AI Portrait Mode
- 4000mAh battery with USB Type-C and Quick Charge 4 support
- 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB variants
- Octa-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
- Hybrid dual SIM/microSD slot
- Fingerprint sensor and AI Face unlock
- P2i splash-resistant coating, IR blaster
Redmi Note 7S – Conclusion
In Rs 10,999, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S is a complete package. From performance to the camera, there is virtually nothing to do with nitpicking. However, 3 GB of RAM may be too small for some advanced users. You can consider the highest variant that costs Rs 2,000 additional. If you have an additional 1,000 Rs, opt for the Redmi Note 7 Pro.