Realme X7 & x& Pro (MOBHouse Productions)

Realme has officially unveiled two new smartphones, the Realme X7 and Realme X7 Pro in the Chinese market. These are mid-range and high-end devices respectively and carry the slogan “Dare To Leap” – literally.

Realme X7

The Realme X7 runs on the mid-range MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, which has an octa-core CPU with two big Cortex-A76 CPU cores running at 2.4 GHz. It comes with 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB of internal storage. The chipset also supports 5G on two sim slots, which you can switch between seamlessly.

Realme X7

The Realme X7 carries a 6.4” AMOLED panel with a 180 Hz touch sampling rate. The top left corner of the Full HD+ display houses the 32MP f/2.5 selfie camera.

On the back, you get a 64MP f/1.8 main camera, an 8 MP f/2.3 ultrawide camera, a 2 MP B/W sensor for portrait shots, and a 2 MP macro lens. The 4,300 mAh battery can be charged at a blistering 65W.

How much does it cost? For a very solid mid-range phone, Realme is priced at just CNY 1,799 (~RM 1,099). The Realme X7 comes in Blue, White, and a gradient color with “Dare to Leap” written on the back. If that’s not taking your slogan to another level, I don’t know what is.

Realme X7 Pro

Unlike most high-end smartphones released in 2020, the Realme X7 Pro doesn’t run on the Snapdragon 865/865+. Instead, Realme chose the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, MediaTek’s top-of-the-line SoC running 4 big 2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 cores, and 4 small 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 cores.

Mediatek Dimensity 1000

While it might not match the Snapdragon 865 performance-wise, it is still one of the most competitive offerings from MediaTek, which sits between the Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 855 in terms of performance. That’s not bad at all!

The display is a notch up compared to the Realme X7, sporting a 6.55” AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate, which gives the snappiness that we expect from a high-end smartphone in 2020.

The battery is slightly larger at 4,500 mAh and you can charge it with the same 65W charger as the Realme X7.

It comes in the gradient “Dare to Leap” variant but is also available in Dark Blue and Pearl White. It starts at CNY 2,199 (~RM 1,335), which is not a massive difference compared to its younger brother. But you get flagship-level upgrades, such as a top SoC and a 120 Hz display. The top configuration is priced at CNY 3,199 (~RM 1,940), which is still not too bad in terms of 2020 high-end smartphones. 

Realme X7 Pro

With the top configuration under RM 2,000, it’s definitely not a bad shot if you want flagship-level performance at a very reasonable price. But, are the new offerings by Realme of good value to you? Let us know.