Revolutions in the world of budget phones have long been out of the question. Consumers are looking for ever simpler and cheaper models, and manufacturers are trying to meet their interest. Among the smartphones that have recently reaped serious success in this area is the Redmi series. Today, we will introduce you to the advantages and disadvantages of the cute Redmi 7A.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Xiaomi Redmi 7A specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2019, May
- Colors: Matte Black, Morning blue, Matte Blue, Matte Gold
- Dimensions: 146.3 x 70.4 x 9.6 mm.
- Weight: 165 g.
- Screen: 5.45" inc, 720 x 1440, IPS LCD
- Camera : Single, 13MP
- Chipset: Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6x1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
- Memory: 32 GB, 2/3 RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
- Battery: 4000, Non-removable Li-Po
- Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10.2.7
- Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Redmi 7A is definitely an unpretentious model. It is quality made and comes in several colours including blue, blue-green and red-black. The manufacturer has opted for plastic as the main material. Glass or aluminium are absent. While the device looks modest, it doesn't scratch as easily as its glossy counterparts.
All the usual buttons are in place. If desired, the user can switch to gesture control.
A fingerprint scanner is absent on the Redmi 7A. The device can be unlocked either with a PIN or using the front camera.
The bezels around the Redmi 7A's display are thinner than on the iPhone XR, which costs many times more. The budget model looks decent in this styling. The display specs are as follows - 5.45 inches diagonal, 720 x 1440 pixels resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio. There is an oleophobic coating, but it is not of the highest quality. Since the surface is perfectly flat, without a problem the user can put a protective glass.
In short - Redmi 7A offers a decent screen for a budget device. The brightness margin is relatively high. In the sun, you may experience a slight difficulty in reading the information from the screen.
The manufacturer has claimed splash protection for the Redmi 7A. This means that in rainy weather, you can answer a call and have a conversation in peace. Don't underestimate the fact that we are talking about incomplete moisture protection. Don't overdo the getting wet thing.
Redmi 7A comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. Despite the modest specs and the choice of an entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, the smartphone runs smoothly and without a hitch. With gaming, things are fine, but this is definitely not a model made for gamers.
A curious point about this phone is that it comes in some markets with different main camera modules: 12 or 13 MP. There's hardly a critical difference between the performance in either case. Artificial intelligence is responsible for processing the photos in the Redmi 7A. You can optionally turn it off.
Given the budget affiliation of the smartphone, you can not expect perfect photos and videos. Here and there, the detail will not be up to par. Noises will appear, etc.
Redmi 7A has a battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh. It will last you for 2-3 days of usage. A micro USB port is used for charging.
Interesting Fact: This Xiaomi model supports fast charging technology and you can use this feature if you use a compatible accessory.
If you are looking for a modest, stylishly simple and compact device, then Redmi 7A fits that description. It will serve you for a long time, performing with ease with the usual daily tasks. A nice plus is the presence of splash protection and interesting color solutions.
Xiaomi Redmi 7A video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Xiaomi Redmi 7A and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Xiaomi.