• Redmi 7A
5,634
Highlights
  • 16 GB / 2 GB RAM
  • 12 MP Primary Camera, 5 MP Front Camera
  • 5.45 inches 720 x 1440 pixels Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Octa Core Processor
  • Non Removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

Redmi 7A: Price

Redmi 7A: Review

Pros
  • Massive 4000 mAh battery
  • Water repellent P2i coating
Cons
  • Big bezels on top and bottom of the smartphone
  • Plain looking back panel

Redmi 7A Design

The Redmi 7A is the latest entry-level smartphone from Xiaomi India, which retails in India for Rs. 5,999. In terms of design, the smartphone offers a plastic polycarbonate back panel, which makes the device light and easy to handle. The design of the Redmi 7A is inspired by the previous generation Redmi A series smartphone. The smartphone has a single yet elegant design choice, which makes one of the neat looking entry-level smartphones available in India.

Redmi 7A Hardware Performance

The Redmi 7A is the most powerful smartphone in the Redmi A series family, as the smartphone features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Octa-core chipset, which is a latest mid-tier chipset from Qualcomm. The chipset is paired with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage with a dedicated microSD card slot. The chipset that powers the Redmi 7A offers connectivity features like dual 4G LTE and VoLTE, dual-channel Wi-Fi, and Latest Bluetooth connectivity.

Redmi 7A Camera Performance

The Redmi 7A has a single 12 MP camera at the back with an f/2.2 aperture. The smartphone is using the Sony IMX486 sensor, which was used on previous Redmi Note series of smartphone. At the front, the device has a 5 MP front-facing selfie camera with support for 1080p video recording capability. Though the smartphone has a single primary camera setup, it can still take portrait pictures, thanks to the AI capabilities of the smartphone.

Redmi 7A: Price To Specs Ratio

Just like the previous Redmi A series smartphones, the Redmi 7A is priced very aggressively, with an introductory price of Rs. 5,799 for the vase variant with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. Thanks to the Snapdragon 439 SoC, the Redmi 7A is one of the best performing smartphone available in India, under Rs. 6,000. For less than Rs. 6,000, the smartphone offers a lot of features, which are generally not seen on smartphones that cost under Rs. 10,000.

Redmi 7A: Important Features/Highlights

Compared to the previous generation Redmi A series smartphone, the Redmi 7A comes with a massive 4000 mAh battery. A 4000 mAh battery paired with entry-level specifications can easily offer two days battery life on a single charge. Similarly, the device also packs a pretty powerful chipset, which enables casual gaming on the Redmi 7A, which might not be possible on other budget smartphones. The device runs on the latest Android 9 Pie OS with custom MIUI 10 skin on top, and the overall user experience of the smartphone is similar to other Xiaomi/Redmi smartphones, which costs more than the Redmi 7A.

Redmi 7A: Verdict

The Redmi 7A is made to be the perfect entry-level smartphone, which can do most of the tasks that a premium flagship smartphone can do. It has a great display with no-notch design, a big battery, and a processor which can play games like PUBG at medium settings without any issues. If you are looking for an entry-level smartphone for your parent/children, then, the Redmi 7A might fit into your bills without any tussle.

Redmi 7A: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v9.0 (Pie)
Custom UI MIUI 10
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, Blue, Gold
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date June, 2019
Indian Release Date 11 July, 2019
BODY
Dimensions 146.30 x 70.41 x 9.55 mm
Weight 150 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 5.45 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) IPS LCD
PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
CPU Octa Core (Quad 1.95 GHz + Quad 1.45 GHz) Cortex A53
GPU Adreno 505
STORAGE
Internal Storage 16 GB Storage
RAM 2 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 12 MP (f/2.2) Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP Front Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo Tagging, HDR, Portrait, Panorama
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+
Video Player MP4, H.264, H.263
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non Removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2
Infrared Port Yes
USB microUSB v2.0
GPS Facility with A-GPS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Other Features Splash resistant
Videos

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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