realme 7 Pro vs realme Pro 6: What’s Changed?
realme will be bringing it its latest smartphone under the 7 series, the realme 7 Pro, in the Philippines. Four months ago, the same brand brought its predecessor in the form of realme 6 Pro. The former comes with a different rear camera module, design, AMOLED display, single front camera, and larger storage. Is upgrading to the realme 7 Pro worth every peso? Let’s find out.
|realme 7 Pro||realme 6 Pro|
|6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display (1080 x 2400), 409ppi||6.6-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2400) 90Hz Fullscreen display|
|TUV Rheinland certification||--|
|80Hz touch sampling rate||--|
|Corning Gorilla Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G 2.3GHz octa-core processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G 2.3GHz octa-core processor|
|Adreno 618 GPU||Adreno 618 GPU|
|6GB, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM||6GB, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM|
|128GB UFS 2.1||64GB, 128GB UFS 2.1|
|microSD card slot (dedicated)||microSD card support (dedicated slot)|
• 64MP Sony IMX682 F1.8 (main)
• 8MP F2.3 119-degree (ultra-wide)
• F2.4 (macro)
• F2.4 (B&W)
• 64MP Samsung GW1 F1.8 (main)
• 8MP F2.3 (ultra-wide)
• 12MP F2.5 (telephoto)
• 2MP F2.4 (macro)
|32MP F2.5 in-display front camera||Dual-front cameras:
• 16MP Sony IMX471 F2.0
• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
|4K video at 30fps, 1080p slo-mo video at 120fps,UIS video stabilization||4K video at 30fps, UIS video stabilization|
|Dual-SIM (Nano)||Dual-SIM (Nano)|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Bluetooth 5.1||Bluetooth 5.0|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|GPS, A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS NavIC||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NavIC|
|Fingerprint scanner (in-display)||Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)|
|Dual Stereo speakers||Super linear speaker|
|Hi-Res Audio w/ Dolby Atmos||Hi-Res Audio w/ Dolby Atmos|
|3.5mm audio jack||3.5mm audio jack|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|4,500mAh battery w/ 65W SuperDart Charge||4,300mAh battery w/ 30W Flash Charge|
|realme UI (Android 10)||Realme UI (Android 10)|
|160.9 x 74.3 x 8.7 mm||163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm|
|182 g||195 g|
|Mirror Blue, Mirror Silver||Lightning Blue, Lightning Red|
Summary of changes/improvements of the realme 7 Pro:
• Super AMOLED display
• B&W sensor on the quad rear camera
• Larger available minimum configuration
• 1080p slo-mo video recording at 120fps
• In-display fingerprint scanner
• Latest Bluetooth technology
• Better speaker system
• Slightly larger battery and better wired fast charging
Although the realme 6 Pro has a slightly bigger screen at 6.6-inch with a 90Hz refresh rate, the realme 7 Pro comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel with an 80Hz touch sampling rate and TUV Rheinland certification. The former has a pill-shaped cutout and protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 while the latter has a punch hole and gets an unknown Corning Gorilla Glass. Both have FHD+ displays.
Both the realme 7 Pro and the realme 6 Pro sport quad rear cameras. However, the latter replaces its predecessor’s 12MP telephoto lenses with a B&W sensor with an unspecified resolution. realme also didn’t disclose the megapixel count for its macro sensor. The smartphones also have different orientation for its rear camera modules, showcasing a slimmer vertical design for the realme 6 Pro while the realme 7 Pro bears a rectangular one. Although both have the same 64MP main cameras, the realme 6 Pro has the Samsung GW1 sensor while the realme 7 Pro has the Sony IMX682.
For the memory, the realme 7 Pro comes with a larger minimum configuration at 6GB RAM + 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. On the other hand, the realme 6 Pro comes in either 64GB or 128GB UFS 2.1 storage mated to 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Both local models, however, are available in 8GB + 128GB variants.
The realme 7 Pro and realme 6 Pro are capable of recording 4K video at 30fps and UIS video stabilization. Compared to the latter, the former can capture slo-mo video at 1080p with a frame rate of up to 120fps.
The Pro versions of the realme 6 and 7 series have fingerprint scanners as part of its biometrics. However, the former is side-mounted while the latter is integrated into its display. The realme 7 Pro also has the latest version of Bluetooth technology at 5.1 while the realme 6 Pro has the older 5.0.
Apart from having a 3.5mm audio jack, both smartphones boast Hi-Res Audio w/ Dolby Atmos. Still, the realme 7 Pro wins with its dual stereo speakers as to realme 6 Pro’s super linear speakers.
Lastly, the realme 7 Pro comes with a slightly bigger battery rated at 4,500mAh. This is 200mAh more than the realme 6 Pro at 4,300mAh. The former also has a faster wired charging at 65W than the latter at 30W.
Should you upgrade?
If you’re looking for a mid-range smartphone with an FHD+ AMOLED display, in-display fingerprint scanner, louder speakers, faster wired charging, and slow-motion video recording, then the realme 7 Pro is for you. However, you’ll need to sacrifice having a 90Hz refresh rate, a 12MP telephoto, and 2MP macro sensors on its rear camera module and dual front cameras. If you don’t mind the said factors, then you might need to wait a little longer for its availability. The realme 7 Pro is scheduled to launch on September 30. Meanwhile, its predecessor, the realme 6 Pro, is currently available for PHP 16,990.
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