Redmi’s Note 7 Pro stirred up the market like few other Redmi smartphones have in the past. With incredible top-notch hardware, 48 MP camera, amazing specs, and an attractive design, what’s there to not like about this beauty of a smartphone!
However, the real devastation to the Nepalese consumer population came when John Chen, Xiaomi’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia made it public that the phone wouldn’t make it to countries other than China and India. This was a huge disappointment to us and many even went as far as to have it shipped from someone abroad or buy warranty-less pieces shipped from India.
But worry no more folks. After 5 months of the international release of the phone, Redmi’s prized gizmo has finally made it to the Nepalese market. Cheers to us!
Overview of Redmi Note 7 Pro
Redmi’s Note 7 Pro isn’t a smartphone sensation for nothing: it packs incredible hardware and design for its mid-range price point. Coming in with 6.30 inches of FullHD LTPS display and 19.5:9 aspect ratio, the colors on this phone are crisp and sharp. It is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and on the glass back design. So, this provides a degree of resistance to drops and scratches.
The main hook point of this phone is definitely its camera setup. The Redmi 7 Pro comes with an astonishing 48 MP main camera, which captures beautiful clicks with great detail and sharpness. It is interesting to note that the sensor that this camera uses is the same as the OnePlus 7 Pro. The other rear camera is a 5 MP depth sensor that comes in handy for the setup’s Live focus mode.
On the front end, we have a 32 MP snapper making sure that your selfies end up stunning. So you can be sure that your dog-eared selfies and pouts have a natural feel to them, with image sharpness that is definitely over par to other phones in its price range.
Specs, hardware and software
This beast of a phone is powered by the Snapdragon 675 chipset with Octa-core 2.0 GHz CPU and Adreno 612 GPU. It comes in two variants with 4 GB and 6 GB RAM, with 64 gigs and 128 gigs of internal storage respectively. The SD slot is a shared hybrid one, so that is definitely something to consider while choosing your choice of internal memory. On the software side of things, we have the company’s prized MIUI 10 on top of Android v9.0 (Pie). What’s more, it is also eligible for the Android Q (v10) update in the future.
At 4000 mAh, the battery is sure to sail past a day for most users. The phone supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 for fast charging. However, the box only includes a 10-W charger.
Pricing and Availability:
The 7 Pro has been introduced in the market by Mi Nepal for a price of NRs 24,999 for the 4/64 GB and NRs 29,999 for the 6/128 GB variant. The phone will be available in official Mi stores and from online stores like Daraz.
Is the phone right for you? In our opinion, it is definitely a steal for the price point, with top-end hardware that rivals phones far above its price range. Hence, if you’re considering a phone in the mid-range (under 25k or 30k) then you’ll be shooting yourself in the legs if you don’t seriously consider this as a contender. However, this does come with some of the classic faults of Redmi phones such as heating up, hybrid SIM slot, ads in the MIUI etc so those are some other points to keep in consideration.