After not presenting a successor to the “i” series for quite a while, it seems that Realme is getting ready with a surprise Realme 7i device. The smartphone comes with a considerable leap from the previous device.
Realme 7i was released together with Realme 7, last Thursday (17/9). This device is sold at $200 which carries a RAM capacity of 8 / 128GB.
Even though it’s cheaper, the Realme 7i still carries a 64MP Quad Camera configuration and the typical ‘Power Master’ performance of the 7 series thanks to the Snapdragon 662 processor.
To further support its performance, Realme 7i has a large battery capacity of 5000mAh and support for 18W Quick Charge which can cut charging time.
Realme 7i Review
The Realme 7i leaped in terms of design. Realme’s i series often carry pretty good designs in their segments. However, this time thanks to the touch of the mirror design, the Realme 7i looks more premium.
This kind of design is also not boring because Realme adds an iconic dividing line to the 7i that divides the two sides, matte and shiny. The rear body also has a fingerprint scanner, but it doesn’t interfere with the aesthetics of the phone.
Coupled with square camera design, following the current smartphone trend. Physically, the right-wing of the Realme 7i is inhabited by the power button along with the volume control. Across it is a SIM Tray with Triple Slots in the form of two nano-SIM cards and one slot for Micro SD.
Shifting slightly downward, gather 3.5mm audio jack, speaker holes, microphone, and USB Type-C port. The top side of the Realme 7i looks plain without any ornamentation, while the screen is decorated with a punch hole that houses the front camera.
Realme 7i weighs around 195.6gr, it is still comfortable even though holding it with only one hand. Realme 7i arrives with a 6.5-inch widescreen. With a screen to body ratio equal to 90%, this device has a slim bezel on each side, only the chin of the phone feels a little thicker than the others.
Even so, the 7i tries to outsmart it with a 90Hz refresh rate that brings a 50% increase over conventional 60Hz. This capability provides a smoother and smoother visual experience, worthy of being called Ultra Smooth Display.
The existence of a hole in the form of a camera on the screen does not interfere with activity, it is an aesthetic value because it can light up when the front camera is activated. Besides, the Realme 7i screen also has a resolution of 1600 × 720 pixels which is close to the full screen.
When used for browsing or surfing between applications, it is very sensitive and smooth without any delay. In a long time of use, you don’t need to worry because it is equipped with eye protection.
As one of the ‘Power Masters’, Realme 7i relies on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor which uses an 11nm process.
This processor is very supportive of daily activities, for example for journalistic activities such as writing news, then uploading it, to conducting virtual conferences through the video conference application. For entertainment needs like watching movies or playing games, Realme 7i can still be relied on.
Moreover, the device already carries a large RAM capacity of 8GB and 128GB of internal storage. As a result, it can store all applications, from heavy games, social media applications, photo editors, video editors, video conferencing applications, and others. There is also a Micro SD slot that can be added up to 256GB to store all the files there.
The battery sector is one of the supporting factors for the Realme 7i ‘Power Master’. With a 5000mAh battery capacity, the Realme 7i offers an amazing endurance for up to a full day. In fact, in limited use of social media, it can last up to 2 days without playing games.
All these advanced capabilities can be realized thanks to the complimentary battery features, such as App Quick Freeze, Battery Optimization to Sleep Standby Optimization which is more helpful to save power.
Apart from that, Realme 7i also has a Super Power Saving Mode. In its use, it can greatly save power, but still, be able to run the 6 most frequently used selected applications. Optimization of the battery can be up to 70 to 80% more efficient.
Even though it saves power, even when it runs out is not a problem. The reason is, this device can be filled 25% in about 22 minutes. To be fully charged it only takes about 60 minutes. Charging time is cut short by the 18W Quick Charge technology that the Realme 7i brings.
Interestingly, this device also performs a dual function, namely being a power bank for other devices with a special OTG Reverse Charge. The combination of a 5000mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge makes the Realme 7i quite powerful in the $200 product line.
It wouldn’t be Realme if it didn’t flaunt camera technology. This time, Realme 7i brings a 64MP Quad Camera set up on the rear body.
Firstly, the 64MP main camera is capable of excellent light detection and is equipped with a super large 1/2 “size sensor, so that even in low light, images will still look bright.
Second, there is a 119 ° Ultra-Wide Angle Lens: With f / 2.2 aperture, 8MP resolution, with just one click you can switch to wide-angle mode to take more stunning pictures of landscapes, architecture, and large groups.
The third lens is a Macro lens. This makes it possible to capture the beauty of the micro world with a shooting distance of 4cm.
As a complement, Realme 7i has a B&W Portrait lens, where a new color filter system allows portrait lenses to detect a wider range of light, helping the main lens to better capture light, increase image contrast, create retro-style images, and add texture to portraits.
When it comes to filters, Realme 7i has three of the most popular night filters: Cyberpunk, Flamingo, and Modern Gold. With just one tap, you can easily capture a city night view, in a whole new way without having to edit it with a separate application.
For the front camera, the Realme 7 Series carries a 16 Megapixel lens with a Sony IMX471 sensor quality. With this camera, the selfie experience is even better thanks to AI Beauty which helps beautify the photos.
Realme 7i brings quite complete photography features, starting from 64MP Mode, Super Nightscape, Panoramic view, Expert mode, Timelapse, Portrait mode, HDR, Ultra-wide mode, Ultra macro mode, AI scene recognition, AI Beauty, Filter, Chroma Boost, Slow Motion, Portrait Mode.
Especially for video recording, Realme ensures its quality with a dual stabilization system, namely UIS and UIS Max.
Realme 7i apart from supporting an ultra-fast fingerprint sensor also supports facial recognition to make it easier to unlock with one click or one glance and is safe for your privacy.
All the holes on the Realme 7i are waterproof because Realme seals the holes with a silicone shield. So it is quite effective in preventing water splashing.
Realme UI, which is based on Android 10, is already built to offer a better and closer Android experience, especially for young people. The appearance of each icon looks trendy and colorful. As a result, Realme UI looks fun to use.
Realme 7i is quite capable of supporting daily activities or entertainment needs. Its existence can break middle-class smartphones in the country.
Especially thanks to the superior specifications it carries as ‘Power Master’, including 64MP Quad Camera, Powerful Performance, 6.5-inch 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display, 5000mAh Massive Battery with Super Power Saving Mode, 18W Quick Charge, 8GB + 128GB Large Memory Capacity, and The newest night features: Cyberpunk, Flamingo and Modern Gold.