Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is now official; here is what you need to know before you consider buying it

I have not paid much attention to devices that carry the “Pro” iteration before, but this one could be something. Some may call it “the flagship killer”, and some interesting devices have been tagged with the same phrase before though not as effective as the hype. Honestly, on paper, the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is by far a monster that would easily put a smile on needy consumers out there, but as we’ve all come to appreciate, it takes more than a page of detailed specs to get a clear feel on the performance of devices out there. Fueling the hype is un-apologetic 48MP camera on this handset that without considering real life performance, it could easily mislead us to believe is un-matched.

Xiaomi’s 48 Megapixels Camera is something to look out for but you’ll also have 12MP for consideration

 True this size of camera sensor belongs within the top tier of current handsets, but we acknowledge there’s whole lot of stuff that happens in the background to achieve that stunning image or footage. Apple for example with their iPhones have trumped as kings of software optimizations despite their sensors barely going past a one digit figure but this does not necessarily mean Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro does not have what it takes to amaze most of us. Surely, it should command some respect especially for going beyond and overboard, however; we’d leave it to time after it goes mainstream. We understand there’s even a vanilla version that seeks to keep stuff conservative by opting for a 12 megapixels snapper instead.   

128GB or 64GB Internal Storage

Storage is something we at least can appreciate almost every manufacturer out there is putting just enough in devices coming out now. It’s therefore no exception to note you’d have a 128GB version of Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro at your discretion, but of course this will all depend on how much you’ll be willing to pay for it – with the 64GB version costing slightly less.

Performance is Pro with Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm) chipset

With the “Pro” iteration, we expect nothing but the best technologies under the hood. Moreover, the octa-core CPU underneath should chew almost all loaded apps without a struggle, it goes as high as 2 GHz and this is good.  The top rated Adreno 612 GPU should make graphics breezier and we don’t expect to experience any lags under normal use. I’d have preferred all models to carry the maximum 6GB RAM but what the heck, if you really want the best of Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro then just go for the top of the line model instead.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro has a 6.3 inches Display panel that accounts for 81.4% screen-to-body ratio

This phone is by no means for those with smaller handsets who’d rather get an industry standard 4.7inch instead. The notch revolution made things a little manageable but the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro definitely surpasses the industry standard mark. However, if you’re a large screen person as I’d imagine most of us are, then this handset won’t disappoint. It comes packed with a 6.3inches IPS panel that occupies most of the front  – thanks to the notch. Resolution is capped at 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio translating to a 409 pixels per inch density. At this size of resolution, of course we expect sharper texts and vivid images on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Design and price in Kenya

In the era of foldable devices, we don’t expect the Redmi Note 7 Pro’s design to win any awards, but it’ll please almost anyone with a test in practicality. Pricing is still indecisive at the moment but we don’t expect anything beyond the mid-rage tier; I’d imagine it’ll be priced strategically to offer a reasonable challenge to the like of Huawei Y7 Prime which goes for around Kenyan Shillings 17,000.

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