- Page 1: Introduction
- Page 2: Design
- Page 3: Connectivity & Ports
- Page 4: Display
- Page 5: Cameras
- Page 6: Software - Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10.2
- Page 7: Performance & Gaming
- Page 8: Battery & Charger
- Page 9: Wrapping up the Redmi Note 7 review
Performance & Gaming
Let’s cut it short – its core specs is something that we’ve seen in many other phones in the market. The Redmi Note 7 comes in a few different configurations of RAM and storage, and the one we have here is this:
- 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with 2340×1080 pixels in resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
- 4x Kryo 260 LP @ 1.8GHz + 4x Kryo 260 HP @ 2.2GHz
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage
- 4,000mAh battery
- Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10.2
Now looking at the benchmarks, we aren’t expecting anything magnificent since it is still using a Snapdragon 660 chipset after all. Even for gaming, honestly – since the Redmi Note 7 is using the same chipset as the Mi 8 Lite.
When it comes to gaming, we once again tried with our 3 go-to titles – Honkai Impact 3, Asphalt 9, and PUBG Mobile. The Snapdragon 660 is still quite a powerful chip, even today. It is regarded as the go-to chip for a great mid-range smartphone although there are other alternatives out there in the market.
Starting off with Honkai Impact 3. Of course, the game runs buttery smooth at the highest possible settings most of the time until God Kiana comes out and play. It is only until God Kiana’s ultimate skill that causes some frame rate drops. Other than that, it is fine.
In Asphalt 9, I realized that the anti-aliasing is much better compared to the Mi 8 Lite that we reviewed here – perhaps with a graphical fix from Gameloft themselves. Overall, the Redmi Note 7 can handle the game at its highest graphical settings with no issues.
Then comes PUBG Mobile. Like any other smartphones with Snapdragon 660 chipset, it can run smoothly at balanced settings. You can bump it up to HD graphics and play at around 40-ish FPS, too.