Xiaomi Redmi 7A Review : A Power Packed Budget Smartphone

Xiaomi’s latest smartphone Redmi 7A is an entry-level smartphone. Redmi 7A has been significantly upgraded as compared to the Redmi 6A. In India, the price of the Redmi 7A starts at Rs 5,999. Redmi 7A smartphone will be able to compete with Realme C2.

Xiaomi Redmi 7A Review

Xiaomi Redmi 7A Design:

Redmi 7A is slightly smaller than Redmi 6A but its thickness is 9.5 millimeters. Redmi 7A gets fit easily in hand. On the winding edge and on the back of the phone, the matte finish looks good.

The back panel of the phone is made of thick poly-carbonate and it looks solid. Due to its matte Finish the phone does not slip. There are three color variants of Xiaomi Redmi 7A – Matt Blue, Matt Black, and Matt Gold.

To prevent sudden liquid splash, this phone is protected from nano-coating material but it is not IP-rated. With the Redmi 7A, the company is offering two year warranty.

The phone has a geometric diamond-cut pattern in the back of the handset which makes it attractive. Redmi 7A has replaced the place of its speakers. Phone’s speaker is now sitting with the micro-USB port at the bottom of the phone.

Phone has power and volume buttons at the right of the phone and on the left you can see slots for two Nano SIM and one MicroSD card. With the help of MicroSD card it is possible to extend the storage to 256 GB.

Xiaomi Redmi 7A Specifications:

Xiaomi Redmi 7A Review

The Redmi 7A has been upgraded significantly. The device has a 5.45 inch HD (720×1440 pixels) screen, with an 18: 9 aspect ratios. It reduces eye fatigue due to the Blue Light emission.

The phone is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm SnapDragon 439 processor with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores, with the highest speed of 2 GHz.

The phone comes with two variants ion terms of RAM and storage – 16 GB storage with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage with 2 GB RAM.

After downloading social media, benchmarking apps and some games in the phone, we found that the phone’s storage was almost full. If you are also considering buying its basic variant, then you will need a MicroSD card to increase the storage. Redmi 7A camera hardware has also been upgraded.

Phone’s rear contains a 12 megapixel Sony IMX486 camera, which is actually better than the Redmi 6A at 13 megapixels. The phone comes with AI Face Unlock support and a 5-megapixel selfie camera for selfies.

The Redmi 7A has more powerful battery.  The device is powered by 4,000 mAh battery and comes with 10-watt charger, micro-USB cable and a sim eject tool.

The connectivity features in the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / A-GPS, FM radio, Micro-USB and 3.5mm headphone jacks. Redmi 7A runs on MUI 10 based Android 9 Pie operating system.

Redmi 7A comes loaded with third-party apps including Amazon, Facebook, WPS Office, Paytm and ShareChat.

You can find some useful features in the MUI 10 such as second space that creates additional user profiles in the phone. In addition, you can also find dark mode, reading mode and dual apps etc in the handset.

You can navigate to the UI to enable navigation gestures or the Quick Ball feature.

Xiaomi Redmi 7A Display and Performance

Redmi 7A comes with an IPS panel that comes with HD + resolution. Its color reproduction is good and content appears sharp. Viewing angle is also good. Brightness was not sufficient in sunlight because there was little difficulty in reading the text on the display and looking at videos etc.

Phone’s display is reflexive more vibrant. Redmi 7A allows users to change display temperature and contrast.

In terms of performance, the Redmi 7A beats its competitors and runs smoothly. It is an entry-level smartphone and considering its price, we think its performance is worth its price.

While switching between apps, we noticed that the phone would sometimes slow down, especially when there were five to six applications running in the background.

Sometimes basic apps used to take a few seconds to load. With 2 GB RAM variant, if you are not playing games in the background then multitasking will be smooth.

Xiaomi Redmi 7A Camera and Battery

Redmi 7A flaunts a 12-megapixel rear camera that takes crisp shots. Sharpness and Colors also captured well in the photo if there is enough light. Photos taken in daylight were good.

Photos taken in indoor and low light were not particularly good because they lacked sharpness.

Redmi 7A captures vibrant macro shots with good sharpness in pictures. If you like True-to-Life colors, macro shots pulled from the Redmi 7A will disappoint you.

The phone does a little struggle to lock the focus. There are many types of filters available in the Camera app. Beauty mode has been given in the Redmi 7A with five levels of beautification.

The camera of the phone does offer a portrait mode. If compared to Realm C2, then the extra depth sensor in the back of the phone helps to isolate and keep the object in focus.

Redmi 7A has a 5 megapixel selfie camera. In Selfie taken in daylight, we found that it lights up the skin color without any buffering filter, as well as lack of sharpness in the background details.

The phones look good on the phone screen, but when the zoom-in starts, the grains start appearing. The low-lighted selfie lacked the details. Redmi can shoot video of 1080 resolution at 7 A 30 frames per second.


The Redmi 7A has been significantly upgraded. It comes with better build quality. Phone’s display is also good and the rear camera of the phone also performs well in daylight. The battery life of Redmi 7A is impressive and its performance is also remarkable..

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