The Realme 7 5G comes at a reasonable price with a high efficiency from the manufacturer, it is considered a well-balanced phone that has an attractive design and decent performance with a 120Hz display.
- 120 Hz display
- Durable construction and attractive design
- 5000 mAh large battery
- Cameras are not at Pro level
- The LCD screen is not AMOLED
- Mono amplifier
Fast Talk (Realme 7 5G)
Realme has shined in the budget phone market, as we saw it on both the Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro.
Finally, it produced the Realme 7 5G phone which comes with a faster chipset and a higher refresh rate.
It has a stylish, attractive design and sufficiently shiny, without deviating in a flashy area, it is a heavy phone and a feeling of solidity as well.
One of the main features in the Realme 7 5G is a dual 120Hz display, but unfortunately, there are no AMOLED features.
It also extremely powerful performance, as MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U is more than just providing 5G connectivity, plus it is back by a clean user interface.
When it comes to the performance of the Realme 7 5G camera, it is not the best thing, although it takes reasonably balanced shots in good lighting, but the quality decreases in outdoor conditions and poor lighting.
As for the battery, it comes with 5000 mAh, which means that you will spend an entire day while saving a lot.
The Realme 7 5G comes in at £ 279, around $ 370 / AU $ 505.
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|Display||IPS LCD, 120Hz, 480 nits (typ)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm)|
|MEMORY||Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Internal||128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM|
|OS||Android 10, Realme UI 1.0|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Battery||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 30W, 50% in 26 min, 100% in 65 min|
|Dimensions||162.2 x 75.1 x 9.1 mm (6.39 x 2.96 x 0.36 in)|
|Weight||195 g (6.88 oz)|
Realme 7 5G: Sleek Design
One of the great features found in the Realme 7 5G is the design. Realme has gently improved the design language for budget phones for the Series 7, and the design has become more elegant than the previous entries.
We found that the Realme 7 5G phone has a stylish metallic mirror finish on the back panel, which gives the effect of splitting to subtly different meanings, reflected vertically on the left and horizontally on the right.
On the back is the back panel which is surprisingly gorgeous, with a little bit of tender and almost silky texture, having thicknesses of 195g and 9.1mm.
You will get a side fingerprint sensor installed behind the power button on the right edge like the previous version of the phone (Realme 7), and this sensor is fast and easy to locate.
As for the front, the Realme 7 5G phone comes with a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio, and a perforated selfie camera, so it looks a lot like its brothers.
You do not get the Realme 7 5G IP phone, but Realme state that all the phone ports are tightly close by the protective silicone, and this means that your phone is perfectly protected from water splashes.
Display (120 Hz)
As for the screen, the Realme 7 5G phone has the same 6.5-inch LCD screen exactly as both Realme 7 and Realme 6 (versions before it), and it also has the same 1080 x 2400 “FHD +” resolution, with 405 pixels per inch.
Unfortunately, however, you will not get the Realme 7 Pro’s AMOLED screen here, as the Realme 7 5G phone has an LCD screen here instead and it is quite good, but it may look dull in outdoor lighting conditions compared to basic AMOLED screens.
But one of the features that really exists is the refresh rate of 120 Hz, which is twice the Realme 7 Pro, so the Realme 7 5G screen is one of the most prestigious and much more expensive phones.
But I felt that in this phone the refresh rate of 120 Hz was somewhat unnecessary here, as it would make more sense when it is supported and surrounded by other powerful components.
The Realme 7 5G has great performance, but it lacks the boldness needed to play 3D games at amazing frame rates.
Realme 7 5G: Cameras (primary camera)
The realme 7 5G is a slight upgrade in a few areas over the original handset as well as adding in that lovely 5G support.
but when it comes to the camera tech, there’s no real change, it has a 48 megapixel primary shooter uses the same Samsung sensor as the European version of the original realme 7 and sadly once again it’s easily done in by less than perfect shooting conditions.
realme 7 5G captures pixel 12 megapixels by default using four in one pixel bin and for supposedly brighter cleaner results when needed.
However I found that indoor shots were still often warm or grainy when you check them back on something bigger than the phone’s screen.
unless you make sure that the lighting is very tight indeed. while any kind of motion from your subject often results in a blurry image.
Low light snaps usually come out really dull with the auto mode although the dedicated night mode helps to rectify this problem to some degree.
If conditions are good then thankfully you can expect a sharp image, even with the 12 megapixel default mode complete with colours that aren’t too far off real life.
be careful when you’re shooting against bright skies however because once again those optics struggle often over saturating the final pick.
The rest of the realme 7 5G’s camera lenses are also cribbed from the standard realme 7 including a simple 8 megapixel ultrawide angle snapper, which tends to produce darker warmer shots than that primary sensor.
Realme 7 5G: Other lenses (Portrait, selfie)
and you’ve also got a very basic 2 megapixel Macro lens and a black and white monochrome portrait lens as well to bring the grand total up to four.
you can shoot up to 4k resolution video here on the realme 7 5G and again as long as the conditions are alright, you’ll end up with decent enough hot movies.
The focus tends to cook fine with moving subjects and audio is cleanly captured.
And finally around that 16 megapixel selfie shooter is again rather limited in how it copes with adversity often producing whitewashed shots in strong lightings.
but portraits mods are respectable and overall it is fine for simple shareable shots.
Amazing battery life with fast charging and great audio
like the original realme 7 front as well this phone is pretty ruddy good when it comes to the battery life.
and too in fact if anything it seems to be a little bit better probably helped along by that energy efficient mediatek chipset.
you’ve got a mighty 5000 milliamp cell just like the realme 7, and i found this took at least a day and a half, a pretty intensive use and I’m taking skyping, camera play, media streaming, all that good stuff before it finally drains.
and when it’s finally time to refill the bugger, you’ve got support for 30 watt dart charge as well, so about an hour plugged in, you’ll have pretty much a full battery again.
And about the audio is on point on the realme 7 5G as well, even from that bottom mounted mono speaker which packs a decent cloud on top volume with reasonable clarity.
but of course you will need to hook up a respectable pair of headphones to enjoy dolby atmos audio here on the realme 7 5G, you got support for the usual cordx esc and all that good stuff.
and i found the Bluetooth performance was absolutely flawless whether i was steaming to true Alex earbuds, speakers, whatever, and yes you do have a headphone jack down below for proper wired connection.
Now I was very interested in performance here as well because realme 7 5G is in one of very few phones to have arrived in the UK package in one of the mediatek dimension chipsets.
What I got here is the mediatek Dimensity 800u that has full 5G support built in, and works on two SIM cards simultaneously in an energy efficient way.
But when it comes to sheer grunt, you have similar performance here to other 5G phones around this price as well, like the Mi 10t lite with the Snapdragon 750g chipset.
Realme 7 5G runs on MediaTek Dimensity 800U, a new mid-range 7nm chip from Taiwanese semiconductor maker.
Accordingly, this includes 1.4 times faster app launch times, and 11% faster performance in CPU benchmarks.
During testing, we found that the Geekbench 5 multi-core score of 1780 beats the Helio G95-based Realme 7 at 1625.
The Realme 7 5G has 6GB of RAM, and it was a good experience, as everything was running nicely and smoothly, even with the 120Hz refresh rate activated.
As for the performance of the games, it was very good as well, as we found that when we played PUBG, the game was set to default to HD graphics and high frame rate settings by default.
The phone also has a large storage capacity of 128 GB with all your application and media needs, but we were unable to play Netflix during our time with the phone, which indicates that application support may not be universal or fast.
One of the features that really exists is that the main screen is clean and not cluttered, and it is also full of Google applications as well, with a few local options and add-ons bundled.
The Realme 7 5G phone has wonderful features that make it stand out among many smartphones in the market, for example it has a 120 Hz screen and this is something that you will not find in all major phones, but it must be mentioned that Realme has relinquished the type of display panel, as it contains an LCD screen instead By AMOLED, which means colors appear slightly duller.
Although the price of Realme 7 5G is very affordable and affordable for many people, it does not feel cheap as it has a wonderful and durable design such as iPhone 12 or Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and the appearance of the split mirror is very attractive.
We also noticed that the Realme 7 5G is very simple and keeps the user interface clean, which adds to you a sense of balance and class found elsewhere in the phone.
In terms of pictures, the Realme 7 phone takes good pictures only in good lighting, and the reason is that there is no zoom lens, and the telephoto lens is useless.