10 reasons why Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is not a ‘game changing’ smartphone

Following 10 reasons why Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is not a ‘game changing’ smartphone

Like always, with every new Xiaomi smartphone launch, the company comes up with new marketing gimmicks ranging from ‘Desh ka smartphone’, ‘Honest pricing’ and more. Now, with the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro, the company is following similar tactics to attract consumers with upside down hashtags. Of course, the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 series smartphones offer good value for the money. But this time, competitors like Asus, Honor, Samsung, Realme and others too have largely similar ‘value for money’ devices in their portfolio. Here are 10 reasons why the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is not a ‘game changing’ smartphone as claimed.

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The 48MP camera on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is ‘no big deal’
Let’s face it. The Redmi Note 7 Pro offers 48MP photos with a file size of over 15MB through software interpolation. However, this is not the first time we are hearing about such high megapixels camera in phones. Remember the Nokia Lumia 1020 that came with a 41MP camera back in 2013? In recent times, we also have Honor View 20. So, having a 48MP camera is no more a big deal or ‘game changing’. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is definitely not the first handset to offer this and it remains to be seen how 48MP photos would actually be useful.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro offers 48MP resolution photos only on Pro mode
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro offers 48MP photos only on Pro mode and not in general Auto mode. Even if you happen to regularly use Pro mode, remember each photos would be above 15MB in size.

Sharing images above 15MB in size or 48MP resolution is of little use on social media or WhatsApp as images get compressed
Images on social media websites and WhatsApp are always compressed. So, 48MP resolution could hardly bring much of a image quality difference on the small screen.

The 4,000mAh battery of Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is not game changing
There are already smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30 and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 that offer 5,000mAh battery in this price range. So, the 4,000mAh battery of Redmi Note 7 Pro is definitely not game changing.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro offers glass gradient finish that was first introduced in Honor phones
A gradient glass finish looks great on phones. However, this not something new or game changing as claimed. We have already seen a lot of phones by Chinese players offering this. In fact, Honor was the first to introduce this design language couple of year back

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro doesn’t offers Widevine L1 certification unlike Samsung Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 smartphones in the same price range. Like most Chinese smartphones, the Redmi Note 7 also comes with L3 certification out-of-the-box. This means that you can watch videos from Netflix and other streaming services at a maximum quality of 540p only (which is non-HD) and not 720p, 1080p, 4K options that Netflix or others offer.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with an average IPS LCD display like other phones
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 offers a bright LCD IPS display but the overall quality is at par with its competitors and is nothing game changing.

Though the smartphone comes with Android 9.0 out of the box, Xiaomi’s track record is patchy regarding software updates
We all know about Xiaomi’s track record with software updates and we simply cannot expect anything groundbreaking here. For the record, the older Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is still running Android Oreo.

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Availability: Xiaomi still continues with its flash sale thus availability can be a problem
Even if you wish to buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, the company will frustrate you with limited flash sales making availability a big issue at least initially.

 

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