Xiami Redmi 7A, who gives more?
The Redmi 7A It's not a phone that wakes up envyIt is physically very simple and there is nothing that makes it stand out except for its price. Even so, when you value it together and you know what it costs you start to see it with other eyes. At the design level it is a fairly simple device. If you look at the images of this analysis you can check it for yourself.
Is made of plastic and the screen does not have that glass finish with rounded edges. A detail that differentiates it from higher ranges and in those cases helps to give continuity between the front and rear. Still, it is not a big problem.
In the back we see that it is made of plastic. In this case it is blue and does not offer bad touch. Yes it is true that it is somewhat dirty, because of how it catches the footprints, but that happens even on phones of 1,000 euros.
In short, without breaking molds the Redmi 7A is quite correct. You may like it more or less, but it does not disengage at all as an economic proposal that it is.
When hardware is the least important
When the price is one of the important factors when choosing a phone and you also want it to be as low as possible, the direct consequence is a modest hardware configuration. This is what happens with the Redmi 7A.
The device costs about 100 euros, depending on the 16 or 32 GB model will be priced slightly above or below, but in both cases it is very affordable. That conditions its components, and you can't and shouldn't demand a high-end processor, super fast memories, etc. In addition, taking into account the audience to which it is focused, even less. Of course, it is also true that your potential user will not be so demanding.
The Xiaomi Redmi 7A has the following specification sheet:
- Snapdragon 439 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16 or 32 GB of Storage, expandable via MicroSD
- 5.45 inch HD + display (1440 × 720 pixels)
- 4,000 mAh battery
- MIUI 10 with Android Pie 9
- Dual SIM, Wifi, LTE / 4G, GPS, headphone jack and FM Radio
- 5 MP front camera
- 12 MP rear camera
With this modest technical sheet, do you offer a poor level of performance? Well no, the experience is correct. Moreover, it is even surprising if we consider that other higher-priced terminals are very close.
The evolution and optimization of MIUI is one of the details that help this device. Without being a phone where to run Fortnite at full speed for hours or heavy duty with demanding applications at the level of CPU or GPU calculations on a day to day basis.
Social networks, messaging, email, simple games, … all of these are tasks that you can perform without major obstacles during use. Multitasking may suffer, but we have to mention its price again, the phone only costs about 100 euros.
Therefore, with a modest technical sheet, the experience of using this Redmi 7A is not bad at all. Surely more than one is more than enough.
With correct performance and knowing what the phone uses the most, let's see how the multimedia experience. During the days that I have used it, both when playing videos, music, viewing images or reading texts I have not had any problem.
The screen behaves well at the level of brightness, color, angles, contrast, … it is not the best in the market, it is obvious, but solvent. In addition, resolution and consumption do not generate a great impact on the battery and it shows, as I will tell you later.
The sound on the other hand offers a adequate volume level. If you want to use headphones you can do through its 3.5 mm input or by using Bluetooth models. When you use them you will notice differences, so to improve it put on headphones.
Then there is the issue of sharpness of the screen. Despite being HD + both texts and images are well defined. Color fidelity is the least good, but it keeps the type.
By the way, with headphones connection, in addition to improving the sound quality when listening to music or watching videos, you can also enjoy the FM Radio. This detail, for some, is very useful and important. Similar to your Dual SIM option that it also offers.
Simply take pictures
The Xiaomi Redmi 7A includes two cameras. The front has a resolution of 5 MP and the rear of 12 MP. Beyond resolution, both cameras are used to take photos. But only that, do them. It is true that with some taste and practice you can obtain interesting images, that if the touch-ups win even more, but do not think about setting up a photo gallery in the middle of Manhattan with photos taken by the Redmi 7A.
Even with HDR mode and other settings, the quality is just. But your target audience is very likely not to require the best camera in the market. It will be enough to be able to immortalize specific moments or things, not a camera with which to take pictures and then exhibit in New York.
Here are some examples of photos taken with the Redmi 7A and uploaded as is, without retouching or modification. To give you the idea of what it offers. If you then edit them in applications such as Adobe Lightroom or use a filter, you may be able to solve some shortcomings, but they are unpretentious photographs.
The best purchase for 100 euros, or almost
The Redmi 7A is a normal phone if you compare with other popular proposals and a call if you do it with those worth the same as him. In addition, the battery is one of its great values and we have not mentioned before.
With a 4,000 mAh battery, capable of lasting two days, it allows you to forget having to charge it every few hours. For that and everything else, the Redmi 7A It does not aspire to be a call to plow the rest of the proposals, but it is a call that by price will sweep much of the competition.
For that specific audience, such as older people, children looking for their first smartphone or directly those who just want a phone for basic things and not spend more, for 100 euros it is difficult to find something better.