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realme 7 First Impression: The realme Fever is on!


Hello, digital natives! Have you ever thought how technology is perfect match with the current fast-paced lifestyle? Brilliant.

Take the case of cellular phones. Notice how these gadgets have dramatically evolved over the years-- from keypads to touch screens, from long-due hours charging to one hour fast charging. And oh, don’t forget the built-in cameras that comes with distinguished features and the list goes on.

If there’s one brand of cellphone that keeps up with the hype of today’s generation- it’s the realme Series. More than a crowd pleaser, realme is famous for its superb gaming skills and its huge plus factor - the price that barely hurts one’s pocket. To note, it was summer time of this year when realme introduced its realme 6 and 6 Pro. Prior to that, realme has launched its C Series Line Up which became a hit to its avid fans and first time users.

Towards the last quarter of the year, realme Philippines preps up to welcome its new baby - the 7 Series. This hints to another ‘segment disruptor and successor to the realme 6 Series. As a mid range champ, realme 7 is designed to cater to the active digital-driven lifestyle of the youth. Bring out the curious cat in you as we explore together what lies beyond the yellow box.

First Stop

The radiant yellow box greets as the main packaging of the smart phone. Its wrapping does not have much difference from other realme products. Primarily, it bears the following contents: realme 7 smartphone with a factory-applied screen protector, 30W Dart Charger, USB Type-C to USB-A Charging Cable, SIM Card Ejector Tool, Quick Guide, Important Information Guide with Warranty Card and Protective Silicone Case.

realme 7 what is beyond the box

DESIGN: What’s beyond the box?

Inspired by the astronomical forces, the realme 7 series features a mirror space design and reveals interesting and holographic patterns when the light is being reflected at its surface. The AG (Anti-Glare) finish touch with classic CD (Contemporary Design) textures also contribute to the phone’s premium look. Talk about galaxy hues, the realme 7 comes in two colors, namely - Mist White and Mist Blue. The unit comes in Mist White color.

realme 7 back

On the front, realme 7 contains the large 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 2400x1080 FHD+ and an ultra-smooth 90Hz refresh rate. There’s also a punch-hole camera located at the upper left. Meanwhile, the earpiece is quite thin and discretely etched within the screen enclosure. At the back portion is a camera hump that houses the vertical quad camera set-up along with the single LED flash.

On the left are the standard volume rocker buttons and card tray with dedicated slots for two nano SIM cards and a microSD card.

realme 7 left side

The power button, which is situated at the right side, also doubles as a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

While at the bottom you can find the USB Type-C charging port, a single downward-firing speaker, primary microphone and a 3.5mm audio jack.

realme 7 bottom

Even though the realme 7 still uses polycarbonate plastic for the frame and back panel, the phone marks a solid built, sturdy and has a hefty weight. Perhaps, this has something to do with its stored large battery.

Dig deeper

Under the phone’s hood is the world’s first MediaTek Helio G95 octa-core gaming processor coupled with an ARM Mali-G76 MC4 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. With the combination of the latest processor, GPU, super-fast RAM and large internal storage, realme 7 is expected bring an overall smooth experience to mobile game lovers.

realme 7

On a side note, the realme 7 houses a 5000mAh battery with a 30W Dart Charge. This speaks of the phone’s ability to have a prolonged, efficient battery life. For software, it runs on realme UI 1.0 based on Android 10.

On Digital Image

As for the camera, the realme 7 boasts the latest flagship quad camera set-up consisting of a 64MP main camera with the 2nd gen Sony IMX682 Sensor, 8MP 119° ultra wide-angle lens, 2MP B&W portrait lens and 2MP macro lens. While the front camera houses a lone 16MP in-display selfie camera.

realme 7 camera setup

Check out a few samples of the eye candy snapshots courtesy of realme 7. The full evaluation of the realme 7’s camera set-up will be available soon in our full review.

realme 7 Specifications:
6.5-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2400) IPS display, 405ppi, 90Hz refresh rate, 120Hz touch sampling rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
MediaTek Helio G95 octa-core processor
ARM Mali-G76 MC4 GPU
8GB LPDDR4x RAM
128GB of internal storage (UFS 2.1)
microSD slot (dedicated) up to 256GB
Quad-rear cameras: 64MP Sony IMX682 F1.8 (primary sensor) + 8MP F2.3 (ultra wide-angle) + 2MP F2.4 (B&W portrait) + 2MP F2.4 (macro lens)
16MP Sony IMX471 F2.1 selfie front camera
realme UI 1.0 (Android 10 based)
Dual-SIM (Nano) / 4G LTE
Wi-Fi 5 / Bluetooth 5.0 / GPS, A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS
USB Type-C port / Fingerprint scanner (side)
5,000mAh battery w/ 30W Dart charge
162.3 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm (dimension)
196.5 g (weight)
Colors: Mist White and Mist Blue

Price and Availability

realme Philippines confirms that the new realme 7 will be joining the realme 7 Pro at the 7 series’ official launch via livestream on realme Philippines’ official Facebook page and YouTube channel on September 30, 2020 at 12 noon. So, stay tuned for updates.

Update: The realme 7 8GB + 128GB storage variant is now available in the Philippines for just Php14,990.

Much has been said about technology these days. When utilized wisely, these digital pieces are gifts to mankind making every dose of work easy and efficient.

Edited and with additional inputs by Liez'l Marie Lamasan

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