Cameras

When it comes to the cameras, well – it is their first ever smartphone that has a 48MP sensor from Samsung – namely the GM1. Though, by default, all images from the Redmi Note 7 are in 12MP only but you need to turn to pro mode (manual mode) and enable 48MP from there.

Anyway, as for the camera specs of the Redmi Note 7, here they are:

  • Dual rear-facing cameras
    • Main: 48MP f/1.8 with PDAF
    • Depth sensor: 5MP f/2.4
  • 13MP f/2.2 selfie camera

Redmi Note 7

As always, you can click here to view our full album of all images taken with the Redmi Note 7 here. You can visit out Shutterfly album to have a look at all the pictures taken alongside the metadata.

Rear-facing camera

Using the Redmi Note 7, I am actually quite pleased with the result. The Redmi Note 7 can take pretty great photos – even at night. It was a gloomy evening when I took these pictures, and it turned out quite well.

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We took the Redmi Note 7 to our recent trip to Taipei as well and we took a few photos around and we realized that its software algorithms actually got quite a good balance in digital sharpening. The best example here is the picture of the Red House at Ximending as the sharpening is not obvious to the point where the lines start to appear artificial.

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The amount of details are retained pretty nicely as well, though some might complain that the Redmi Note 7 can only take pictures in 12MP – and that is not true. The Redmi Note 7 can take 48MP images though only available in manual mode. I actually think this is okay since 48MP images do take up a lot of space – and 64GB of internal storage can get chewed up quite fast.

Selfie camera

Selfies are alright with the Redmi Note 7. The white balance is surprisingly accurate. Could use a bit more contrast and vibrancy, but that is just my personal preference.

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Camera UI

The camera UI itself is still the same one that we’ve come to know over the years with Xiaomi’s smartphones. There is one big difference found on the Redmi Note 7 – and that is the manual mode.

Redmi Note 7 camera UI 48MP

This is the only place where you can change and take 48MP pictures – but it does take quite a long time to process the image. This is a good design choice as well since many of us will only want the highest resolution image for the most treasured shots – and those shots are taken with a tripod. Hence, manual mode.


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