Six months ago, the Realme brand presented a rather successful Realme 6 model, which demonstrated itself perfectly during our testing. Now we got his successor – Realme 7, which fixed some of the disadvantages of its predecessor and at the same time retained an affordable price tag.
As before, the smartphone is available in two colors: navy blue and white. The back panel is now matte and this is definitely a good decision. It is conventionally divided into two parts, it shimmers interestingly under different lighting, and fingerprints are not very noticeable on it. Body materials have not changed – plastic is used everywhere.
On the right side there is a power button slightly recessed into the body. It has a built-in fingerprint scanner, which works very quickly. But the main thing is that it inspires more confidence than face unlocking, which takes about a second to register a face. On the left side there are volume control buttons and a slot for two SIM cards and a microSD memory card. At the bottom are one speaker, microphone, USB-C port and 3.5mm audio jack.
The smartphone is quite large – it weighs almost 200 grams, the thickness is 9.4 mm, but it fits comfortably in the hand. Screen diagonal 6.5 “. An IPS-matrix with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels is installed here. Considering the price of the Realme 7, it’s unlikely to find fault with the screen. Of course, not a top-end IPS panel is used here, but it has good color reproduction and a sufficient margin of brightness. Well, the cherry on the cake – the refresh rate is 90 Hz. This has a positive effect on the operating experience of the device. Even if not all applications and games use these 90 Hz to their fullest.
While the Realme 6 has the MediaTek Helio G90T gaming chipset, the Realme 7 uses its slightly overclocked version of the Helio G95. Both chips are built on a 12nm process technology, have eight cores, but in the G95 the Mali G-76 MC4 GPU runs at a maximum frequency of 900 MHz, while in the G90T the frequency is limited to 800 MHz. All this in theory gives about a 5% increase in productivity. True, this can be noticed only in synthetic tests, in real life there is almost no difference. But Realme 7 slightly improved the cooling system, which received a carbon plate to help dissipate heat.
Considering that there were no complaints about the performance of Realme 6, the situation is similar with Realme 7. In everyday tasks, everything works very smartly, I did not notice any friezes. I was much more impressed by the smooth gameplay in Call of Duty and Asphalt 9 at maximum settings. Honestly, I expected the smartphone to be a bit hard, but it easily digested games, only warming up a little, but not critical. So if you’re looking for a low-cost smartphone for gaming, the Realme 7 is a great option.