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Realme X7 Pro 2021 | Hands on review

The Realme X7 Pro 2021 was announced all the way back in September 2020, but remained confined to its China homeland for several months, only making it to Thailand and Taiwan around the end of the year. It continues its global availability expansion and has recently arrived in India. We got to spend some time with an X7 Pro – not enough for a full review, but plenty for an extended hands-on.

The X7 Pro resides somewhere in the upper midrange and has some serious hardware inside. Mediatek’s top-tier Dimensity 1000+ chipset is in charge offering high performance and 5G capability, the 6.55-inch SuperAMOLED display has a 120Hz refresh rate, and the 65W charging is among the fastest available.



Perhaps a telephoto camera is the only major omission preventing a more high-end vibe, but with a 64MP main camera and an ultra-wide at the back plus a 32MP selfie unit, the X7 Pro isn’t exactly underequipped in the imaging department either.

Here’s a quick look at the numbers before we move on.

 

Realme X7 Pro hands-on review

 

Realme X7 Pro 2021 specs:

  • Body: 160.8×75.1×8.5mm, 184g.
  • Display: 6.55″ Super AMOLED, 120Hz, 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 402ppi.
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6889Z Dimensity 1000+ (7nm): Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G77 MC9.
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM; UFS 2.1.
  • OS/Software: Android 10, Realme UI.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚, 16mm, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p@30/120fps, gyro-EIS.
  • Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 65W, 100% in 35 min (advertised) – China/Asia model, Fast charging 50W – Taiwan/Europe model.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; stereo speakers.

 



 

Realme X7 Pro 2021 unboxing

Our unit arrived in a somewhat unusual silver box, a departure from the yellow Realme packaging we’ve had for a good while, though the Narzos had already given up on yellow as well. The contents are pretty familiar, however.

In India, much like in China, you get the proper 65W adapter to max out the charging capability of the phone. Taiwan only got a 50W unit for some reason, and this may vary by country, so be sure to check – not that 50 watts is somehow insufficient or anything.

In any case, there’s a USB-A-to-C cable included, and it’s a proprietary one that’s needed for the high-speed charging.

Also included is a USB-C-to-3.5mm dongle for connecting wired headphones – these have been disappearing from retail bundles as the absence of headphone jacks on phones got normalized over time, so it’s good to see it here.

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