Xiaomi Redmi 7A – 2GB RAM/32GB


Surprisingly affordable. The Xiaomi Redmi 7A is available for $ 95. Its predecessor already had quite a lot to offer considering its low price. The Redmi 7A, at first glance, does not seem to offer a lot of changes. Can it keep up its great price-to-performance ratio?
As far as Xiaomi is concerned, a smartphone can never be cheap enough. The Redmi 6A already packed a lot of performance into a stable case and offered a decent battery life for $100. Naturally, we are more than curious to see what the Chinese manufacturer has in store for us now. Are there further improvements? How will the phone compare to its predecessor? And, most importantly, can the Redmi 7A still impress us with its price-to-performance ratio?
Naturally, we will be comparing our test unit with its predecessor. Apart from that, there have not been many changes in this affordable segment of the smartphone market and there are hardly any new serious competitors to the Redmi 7A: The Honor 7A has a similar name, and also a similar price point to our test unit. The Nokia 2.1 and Motorola Moto E5 Play are two other possible competitors. If you are willing to spend a little more money, you might get a Huawei Y5.

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With a relatively petite frame, great battery life, a sturdy design and an attractive price point, the Redmi 7A is quite a steal. But with limited RAM, divisive software and an iffy camera, it isn’t an instant recommendation. Throughout 2019 to date, it seems to have been Xiaomi’s mission to make a mark in the west. Following a relatively tentative initial venture to our rain-soaked British shores in late 2018, the Chinese firm has since deluged consumers with a large array of devices, each keenly targeted at a different segment of the market.
Screen: At 720 x 1440 the Redmi 7A, from the offset, is not out looking to win any resolution wars. But the quality of a screen goes far beyond how much detail it can render, color, brightness and more all contribute heavily to the overall experience of using the device.

Design: The lack of a fingerprint scanner isn’t to deny the Redmi 7A of its essential quality and solidity, however. Hewn from polycarbonate (read ‘posh plastic’) there is no give nor flex to the handset. The use of plastic in the design ought to help too in the case of an unfortunate drop, as the material is simply less brittle than metal or glass. It is the screen which occupies most of the front of the Redmi 7A, with no notch in sight (mercifully), and the 5MP selfie camera sitting just above in a full bezel.

Additional information

Weight 0.36 lbs
Dimensions 5.76 × 2.7 × 0.38 in

NETWORK Technology
LAUNCH Announced 2019, May
Status Available. Released 2019, June
BODY Dimensions 146.3 x 70.4 x 9.6 mm (5.76 x 2.77 x 0.38 in)
Weight 165 g (5.82 oz)
Build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Splash resistant
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.45 inches, 76.7 cm2 (~74.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~295 ppi density)
PLATFORM OS Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 11
Chipset Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
GPU Adreno 505
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 16GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM
eMMC 5.1
MAIN CAMERA Single 13 MP, f/2.2, 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF – China
12 MP, f/2.2, 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF – Global, India
Features LED flash, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5", 1.12µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Radio FM Radio, built-in antenna
USB microUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Charging Battery charging 10W (China model)
MISC Colors Matte Black, Morning blue, Matte Blue, Matte Gold, Gem Red, Gem Blue
Models MZB7995IN, M1903C3EG, M1903C3EH, M1903C3EI
SAR 0.74 W/kg (head) 0.79 W/kg (body)


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