Realme 7 Pro review

GSMArena team, 07 Oct 2020.

Design, build, handling

Our first impression of the Realme 7 Pro was quite pleasant - it is reasonably sized, thin, and lightweight. It is also a phone with a good grip right out of the box - something we rarely experience these days.

We think of the 6.2"-6.4" bunch as the middle ground between compact and large handsets and we definitely liked the feel with the 7 Pro and its 6.4" OLED screen. Add the frosted back and sharp grippy frame and we are already hooked.

Realme 7 Pro review

So, the Realme 7 Pro has a pretty traditional build - a flat Gorilla Glass 3+ keeps the screen safe, there is nicely shaped plastic frame with matte finish, and a multi-layered plastic back with lovely frosted coating.

The back looks and feels like glass, but it is a plastic piece and thus provides a bit more grip than what a glass would. The frosted back is as massive fingerprint magnet though and the smudgy mess is a guarantee in mere minutes.

The Realme 7 Pro is a bit shorter than the 6 Pro and it is 20g lighter and if you've handled both - you will be able to tell the difference.

Realme 7 Pro review

So, the front of the Realm 7 Pro is where you'd find the fan-favorite Super AMOLED screen. It is a 6.4-inch in diagonal, down from 6.6" on the Realme 6 Pro. It has the same extended 1080p resolution and can do always-on clocks, but it omits 90Hz refresh rate.

Realme 7 Pro review

The notch for the selfie camera is a tiny punch-hole around the top left corner. The previous model had a pill-shaped cutout for the two front shooters, but Realme opted out of such thing for the Realme 7 Pro. Good!

The screen has super thin bezels around the top and the sides. The chin is quite prominent though, but on a such cheap yet powerful phone - you bet we'd be okay with that.

Realme 7 Pro review

There is an optical fingerprint scanner under the screen, and it is as fast as reliable as you'd expect it to be. While its setup may not be the fastest process, it still works conveniently well.

There is one very thin and long grille above the screen - this is your earpiece slash speaker. The hybrid-speaker setup has arrived for the Realme's mid-range and it sounds good.

Realme 7 Pro review

The back of the Realme 7 Pro is a bit curved towards the longer sides and made of plastic. Realme is an incredibly good painter and the 7 Pro is yet another art piece you can show off. We have the Mirror Blue version, the other one is Mirror Silver. Both options offer mesmerizing gradient from darker do lighter hue, which meets its mirrored counterpart just next to the Realme logo.

Realme 7 Pro review

Indeed, the back looks cool, whether it's covered in fingerprints or not.

Also on the back, you'd find the protruding camera setup. It houses the ultrawide and macro snappers (top row), the primary camera (middle), and the depth sensor and the LED flash (bottom row).

Realme 7 Pro review

The Realme 7 Pro has a plastic frame with chamfers that boost the overall grip. On its left side you'd find the tri-card slot and the volume keys, while the power key is alone on the right.

Realme 7 Pro review

The bottom is where you see the 3.5mm jack, the mouthpiece, the USB-C port, and the second speaker.

Realme 7 Pro review

The Realme 7 Pro is a beautiful and comfortable phone. It looks and feels like a flagship, thoughtfully shaped and sized at that.

Realme 7 Pro review

The water-repellent coating adds even more value to the Pro, but we won't rely to much on that - we saw no seals whatsoever around the phone. Still, for a mid-range phone that's priced as low as a budget one, we'd say water-repellent is better than water-nothing and we'd take it.

Reader comments

Dim screen is the biggest possible NO on my list of priorities. Not seing what's on the screen defies the whole purpose of the phone,it's useless. On the topic of speakers 6pro is quiet and thin sounding. According to GMS test 7 pro is wh...

  • Atik Hasan

It's very gorgeou.

  • xcv

In my country, 6 Pro is just 10 € more expensive. Anyway, you completely ignore that: 1) 6 Pro has very useful telephoto camera instead of totally useless depth one. 2) Mono speaker on 6 Pro is much better than stereo one on 7 Pro.