Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Review

Xiaomi’s Most Value for Money Smartphone

The smartphone makers are getting creative more and more with their offerings and with differences between mid-range and flagship devices, it feels like you are going to get a short-changed if you get your hands on a budget-friendly smartphone. The latest Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 UK is the company’s most-innovative handset and the talk of the town.

Redmi smartphones, without a doubt, have always been an affordable option and so far, Xiaomi has provided a plethora of best entry-level handsets in the UK market. At first glance, Redmi Note 7 looks a flagship – thanks to its back with plastic sides and glass front. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Key Specs are related to 6.3-inches IPS LCD, 48MP + 5MP AI dual rear camera, 13MP front-facing camera, up to 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of onboard memory, 4000mAh battery, Snapdragon 660 and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Read on to find out more!

Redmi Note 7 Mobile Phone

Pricing and Availability

The official Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 release date was somewhere back in January 2019 and it’s now available on UK shelves to get your hands on with ease. It’s available in four sensational colours to choose from i.e. Twilight Gold, Black, White, and Blue.

As far as Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Price UK is concerned, one can buy that beast after spending approx. £179 – indeed competitive. Isn’t it?

The £179 price tag seems similar to the likes of Motorola Moto G7 Power but if you desire a boost on that, Motorola Moto G7 Plus then is an excellent option but it costs approx. £50 extra. The alternative devices such as Honor 8X and Honor 10 Lite can be considered to buy compared to Redmi Note 7 as you only need to spend around £200 (maybe less).

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7


Xiaomi Redmi Note 7ModelsM1901F7G, M1901F7H, M1901F7I
LAUNCH DATEAnnounced2019, January
StatusAvailable. Released 2019, January
BODYBuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
Dimensions159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm (6.27 x 2.96 x 0.32 in)
Weight186 g (6.56 oz)
SimHybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DESIGN & DISPLAYResolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~81.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Multi TouchYes
Covered (Protective)Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORMOperating System (OS)Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
ChipsetQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 512
STORAGEInternal Memory128 GB/64 GB/32 GB

128 GB, 4 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Memory CardmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)
CAMERARear ( Dual )48 MP + 5 MP
Rear Camera FeaturesDual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Rear Camera Video[email protected]/60/120fps, (gyro-EIS)
Secondary (Selfie) ( Single )13 MP
Secondary Camera FeaturesHDR
Secondary Camera Video[email protected]
CONNECTIVITYWireless LANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS ( Global Positioning System )Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
RadioFM radio, recording
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
SOUNDAlert typeVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
MicActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
(MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player)
(Photo/video editor)
(Document viewer)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
ColoursBlue, Black, Twilight Gold, White
PRICEAround £179

Design and Build:

The Redmi Note 7 is backed by some major design changes. There is a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on back and front and a “Dot” notch on the front to house a front-facing camera. Unfortunately, it’s not a waterproof smartphone but has a higher probability of evolving unharmed after a spillage.

The downside is that it feels a little thick as it has a flat back and you need to compromise on a second SIM to use a microSD card. The power button and volume rockers are slightly clicky and bezels around the screen are quite slim. The overall design looks good for its price and a significant improvement compared to the last three generations.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 SmartPhone


Honestly speaking, there is nothing wrong to complain about its display. A 6.3-inches IPS LCD is one of the best Redmi Note 7 Features that take your enjoyment to the next level when watching movies or playing games. The display, performance-wise, is highly crisp and sharp, dynamic range and contrast are pretty awesome too.

And interestingly, colours are punchy even without being oversaturated. Whites are not overwhelmed by cold blue tones, as MIUI 10 offers plenty of customization options that should allow you to adjust the display according to your preferences.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Phone


Without a doubt, Redmi’s smartphones shine when it comes to a camera department. The Redmi Note 7 Camera is consisting of a dual 48MP + 5MP AI rear cameras whereas a 13MP front-facing camera helps to capture selfies with your loved ones.

The main 48MP camera is designed to capture stunning images in a 12MP mode. You can, however, shoot in full 48MP resolution as well using a “Pro Mode”. Talking about its portrait mode, it’s quite excellent but not really perfect. Besides, it has a “Night Mode” to improve your night time shots and importantly, it can enhance the sharpness and dynamic range as well.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Camera


Xiaomi is the first smartphone maker which is giving importance to chipsets on their budget-friendly devices and interestingly, Redmi Note 7 is taking a massive lead alongside its elder brother Redmi Note 7 Pro. It’s equipped with Snapdragon 660 Chipset – backed by up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard memory.

That configuration makes it close to last year’s BlackBerry Key2 and Nokia 7 Plus. To cut long story short, it’s up to snuff in terms of performance as apps don’t take too much to load – moreover, switching between apps, playing graphics-enriched games or working on multiple apps at once, everything is super-smooth and silky.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Blue


As expected, a gigantic 4000mAh non-removable battery takes you throughout the day and more (with a casual use). The phone is bundled with a 5V 2A charger in the box which restores the juice from 0% to 100% in two hours approx. The super-fast charging, however, you can purchase a separate QC 4.0 charger but these aren’t affordable. The best alternative is 15W QuickCharge 3.0 adapter that can be bought from Xiaomi’s online store for only $6.

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Review overview

Battery Life9
Value for Money10

The Pros

  • Sophisticated Glass Finish
  • Eye-catching Price
  • Up to Snuff Performance
  • High-Quality Rear Cameras

The Cons

  • Gets Hot in a Short Span of Time
  • Lacks a Dedicated MicroSD Card Slot
  • No 4K Video Recording


8.4It’s a good sign when you read out the end of a review and cannot find any big negatives. Well, a market is loaded with certainly better smartphones as compared to Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Smartphone but it’s also true that you wouldn’t find anything as gorgeous and fleshed out as Note 7 when you look at its price tag. The phone has a good display, innovative design, and high-quality camera. The flavour of Android doesn’t sound good to too many but if you can get past that, you’ll feel happy with Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 then. All in all, it’s one of the Best Xiaomi Phones 2019 as it does a wonderful job of showing up its costly competitors.

Victoria Parkle
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Victoria Parkle loves writing about the latest and greatest smartphones as well as all the latest news related to technology. She is enlightening the readers with more than 5 years of experience in writing. And when she doesn't write, she can be found listening to music and watching science fiction movies.
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