Realme’s new 5G device is the Realme 7 5G which has been unveiled for 279 euros.
- Most specs of the Realme 7 (4G model) and the new 5G Realme 7 remain the same
- The device has a 48-megapixel f/1.8 primary sensor at the back
Realme has launched its latest 5G handset — Realme 7 5G with 120Hz display which arrives with MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G chipset. The 7nm processor has an integrated 5G modem and dual 5G SIM support. The model has been launched for 279 euros (roughly Rs 24,500) and would go on sale starting later this month.
Most specs of the Realme 7 (4G model) and the newly-launched 5G Realme 7 remain the same, with some changes in the network support and the display refresh rate. The Realme 7 5G has a 120Hz display while the Realme 7 had a 90Hz screen. Other specs include a 6.5-inch FHD screen with 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage, which can be expanded.
In terms of camera specs, there is a 48-megapixel f/1.8 primary sensor at the back along with an 8-megapixel f/2.3 ultra-wide sensor and a couple of 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro with portrait sensors. Backing the Realme 7 5G is a 5,000mAh battery, which supports the company’s own 30W fast charging tech and is claimed to charge 50 per cent battery in 26 minutes.
The Realme 7 came with a smooth matte back panel – with an anti-glare coating on top. The back panel is made of plastic, not glass. The Realme 7 4G arrived with Android 10 with Realme UI 1.0 on top. The design is very ColorOS-sy with a certain amount of Reame flair thrown in.
Realme 7 5G Specifications
Realme 7 5G uses an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor that has a 5G on board to provide the smartphone with 5G connectivity. But this phone only has sub-6GHz bandwidth available for 5G connectivity; there is no mmWave type that ensures higher 5G speeds on certain carriers in the UK. It has a 6.5-inch 1080p LCD that brings a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, which is an upgrade over the 90Hz refresh rate that the regular Realme 7 has. But while this looks good on paper, it will have less or no difference in how you will consume content on the display. The maximum difference will be noticed when you are playing games or scrolling through content. This is by far the maximum refresh rate that a Realme number series device has received.
Moving on, the Realme 7 5G brings only a single configuration of RAM and memory, which is 6GB RAM and 128GB of RAM. The vanilla Realme 7 has more than one RAM and storage variant, giving you enough choices in the segment. Anyway, if you feel this is not enough, you can add a microSD card of up to 256GB inside the Realme 7 5G. It has an LCD, which means you cannot expect the fingerprint sensor to be underneath the display. Instead, the Realme 7 5G has a fingerprint sensor mounted on the power button on the side. I feel this is a more convenient location for a fingerprint sensor, in comparison with the ones on the backside or on the display.
Photography on the Realme 7 5G is handled by four cameras. There is a 48MP primary camera that is responsible for the kind of photography the phone has to offer. This is a downgrade from the 64MP camera that the vanilla Realme 7 has. I tested that sensor and found that it is good enough for the price you are paying. You have a night mode and a macro mode in the camera. There are three more sensors on the back of the device, including an 8MP ultrawide sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor stacked vertically. The camera on the front for selfies uses a 16MP sensor that supports portrait mode, as well. This camera is housed inside a punch-hole on the top left corner of the screen. In my experience, this sort of a setup for the front camera is not at all distracting when you are playing games or watching videos.
Realme 7 5G uses a 5000mAh battery that can charge at up to 30W with the bundled Dart Charge power brick. Realme claims that the battery on this phone can go from 0 to 50 per cent in about 26 minutes. I had tested this claim on the regular Realme 7 and found it to be nearly true. My observations are compiled in this review. Other than this, the Realme 7 5G has a 3.5mm headphone jack to the joy of gamers. There is support for Dolby Atmos on the Realme 7 5G, allowing it to belt out premium quality audio. Realme 7 5G seems a solid phone on paper, but how good it is in real-world is something only time will tell.