realme, an organization that could be a sub-brand of OPPO and was spun off to its personal sub model beneath OPPO’s guardian firm, BBK Electronics, launched in Australia simply final yr. The corporate has gone from energy to energy, with Optus alongside the large retailers akin to Large W and JB Hello-Fi now providing realme gadgets.
realme’s newest machine, the realme 7 Professional, is “the next evolution in smartphone technology”, having a quad rear digital camera arrange, 32MP entrance dealing with digital camera and 65W tremendous quick charging which is spectacular for such a aggressive worth of $599.
So can the realme 7 Professional actually reside as much as the hype and supply an important person expertise?
Construct High quality
Holding the realme 7 Professional is a little bit awkward to carry within the hand. This might be as a result of flat rounded edges of the edges not making the machine really feel as pure to carry within the hand.
Speaking in regards to the design, the entrance of the realme 7 Professional homes the 6.4-inch SuperAMOLED show which is brilliant and clear, with a gap punch for the 32MP selfie digital camera situated on the entrance prime left hand aspect of the machine.
The show additionally homes the in-display fingerprint sensor which is extra delicate and correct than my Galaxy Word 10+ in-display fingerprint sensor. Personally I nonetheless favor the bodily fingerprint scanner on the rear of gadgets as I discover them extra simply accessible and simpler to make use of.
It’s attention-grabbing to notice that the show appears to be barely raised above the poly-carbonate plastic housing by roughly one to 2 millimetres or so. I consider this contributes to the considerably awkward however nonetheless comparatively comfy feeling within the hand — sure that’s a bizarre assertion however it’s each. As acknowledged above the sides of the realme 7 Professional are a flat rounded edge, with the facility/standby button housed on the center proper hand aspect and the left hand aspect housing the quantity rocker.
The underside of the machine homes the speakerphone on the precise hand aspect, with the USB-C charging port situated within the center and for individuals who nonetheless favor having an audio jack, the realme 7 Professional comes with a 3.5mm audio jack on the precise hand aspect backside of the machine.
In fact the rear of the machine homes the digital camera module which is made up of a 64MP fundamental, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth digital camera sensors together with a single LED flashlight that’s all contained inside a rounded rectangular housing that comes out by a few millimetres.
The realme 7 Professional is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset, alongside 8GB of RAM with an Adreno 618 GPU and 128GB of onboard storage that may be expanded one other 256GB by way of MicroSD card.
I discovered switching between a number of apps together with loading varied file sizes, and scrolling net pages and social media was a breeze for the realme 7 Professional with little or no lag or buggy which appeared to essentially assist due to the Snapdragon chipset and RAM mixed.
In fact gaming smart the realme 7 Professional did okay, although in case your intensive gamer then you could want to look elsewhere given the realme 7 Professional solely has a 90Hz refresh display price and might undergo a little bit from the decrease finish of the mid vary Snapdragon chipset.
The realme 7 professional additionally comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct assist, as you’d count on in 2020. Bluetooth smart, the realme 7 Professional comes with Bluetooth model 5.1LE (low power) which permits a powerful connection between my Bluetooth audio system and earphones.
There’s additionally NFC capabilities which is an effective factor and Google Pay labored with none challenge in any respect.
Lights, Digital camera, Motion
The realme 7 Professional comes with a quad rear digital camera setup which features a 64MP fundamental sensor, an 8MP extremely vast lens, a 2MP macro sensor and a 2MP depth sensor.
This mixture allowed for photographs which have been definitely extra nice dynamic vary, respectable colors and ample particulars throughout the photographs that I took. The extremely vast lens did enable for some good sharpness when cropped in while the macro sensor took some respectable footage, although in pretty low decision, whereas the 2MP depth sensor appeared to enhance the photographs that have been taken — so far as we may inform.
The evening characteristic on the digital camera was a little bit of a shock and jogged my memory of the evening setting characteristic on Google’s Pixel cameras. The picture I took simply earlier than midnight of my road made it seem like it had simply grow to be darkish with the digital camera in a position to choose up what mild it may from the road mild each in entrance of my home and down the street making for a really clear image with much more mild and element.
One characteristic of the digital camera in video mode is the flexibility to manage the publicity, isolation and body charges to assist make a flawless video mode permitting for extra stabilisation than regular video mode. Wanting again on the film video I did take although it appeared a little bit jumpy within the body price when transferring about barely.
The entrance of the realme Professional 7 additionally incorporates a punch gap 32MP entrance dealing with self digital camera which did enable for some pretty respectable selfie pics and was a little bit little bit of a shock with how good the selfie footage turned out.
Battery – can it final the day?
The realme 7 Professional comes with a 4500mAh battery lasted the day from taking it off cost at 7am and never needing to essentially cost the machine once more till about 5-6pm — this was solely with medium utilization. With some increased utilization, I may see the 4500mAh requiring not less than a fast prime up through the day to see it final till evening.
That’s the place the 65W charger is a winner. The power to plug within the telephone for 12 minutes and get one other 50% of cost (or 100% from 34 minutes) is one thing that can not be overstated.
The realme 7 professional comes with realme’s personal model of a UI that sits atop of Android 10 — realme UI. As you’ll recall from earlier realme evaluations it’s/was based mostly on OPPO’s ColorOS however is an try to maneuver away from ColorOS and nearer to Google’s inventory Android.
realme state that the brand new UI unleashes a “cleaner, lighter and smoother user experience” than with earlier UI’s and gadgets that additionally features a vary of experience-enhancing options akin to icon customisation, private info safety, sensible gestures and dual-mode music connection. I discovered it to be that though I’d a lot favor they proceed this vacation spot additional away from ColorOS.
The realme UI does appear to operate fairly effectively and it does have its personal apps like calculator, clock, compass, sport area, music, one faucet lock (which might lock the machine), telephone supervisor, recorder, theme retailer, video and climate. There’s additionally a realme join app that permits you to have the ability to join varied OPPO and realme sensible gadgets just like the OPPO Match Band or the OPPO Watch to call a pair.
By way of safety and firmware updates, realme are promising common safety and firmware updates although no time frames or strategies when an replace to Android 11 will happen. It is very important be aware that there have been two safety updates carried out through the assessment interval.
Must you contemplate shopping for one?
The realme 7 Professional gives some pretty good specs whereas packing an honest digital camera system and ticks among the massive bins required in a mid-range machine nevertheless there are a few points — principally within the software program — which may trigger some to go on this machine. The UI is bettering over time and it’s one thing realme are conscious they should proceed to work on.
For the worth, specs and general expertise the realme 7 Professional is providing although, I’ve to say this machine is worthy of consideration and suggestion — at simply $599 it sits comfy within the mid-range and is nice worth for cash.
The realme 7 Professional is offered from the realme web site together with JB Hello-Fi, Officeworks, Bing Lee, Make it Mine, Mobileciti, 5GWORLD, Important Equipment Leases, Amazon, Kogan, eBay and Catch web sites and retail shops for $599 from November fifth.