Redmi Note 7 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: What’s Different?
The Redmi Note 7 caught a lot of people by surprise when it launched due to its interesting price-to-specs ratio. Today, we’ll compare it with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, and see the differences between them. Let’s start!
Here are their detailed specs:
|Specification||Redmi Note 7||Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro|
|Display||6.3″ 19.5:9 FHD+ IPS LCD display @ 2340 x 1080px, 409ppi||6.26-inch FHD+ 19:9 IPS display @2280 x 1080, 403ppi|
|Glass type||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE 2.2GHz octa-core processor||Qualcom Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 512||Adreno 509|
|RAM||3GB/4GB/6GB RAM||3GB/4GB/6GB RAM|
|Storage||32GB/64GB internal storage||32GB/64GB internal storage|
|SIM||Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)||Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)|
|MicroSD||Expandable via microSD (hybrid)||Expandable via microSD (hybrid)|
|Rear Camera||48MP f/1.8 Samsung GM1 sensor + 5MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras||12MP f/1.9 + 5MP f/2.0 dual rear cameras, LED flash|
|Front Camera||13MP front camera||20MP f/2.0 + 2MP front cameras|
|LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Port||USB Type-C||Micro USB 2.0|
|3.5mm audio port||Yes||Yes|
|Biometrics||- Fingerprint scanner|
- Face Unlock
|- Fingerprint scanner|
- Face Unlock
|OS||MIUI 9 (Android 8.1 Oreo)||MIUI 9 (Android 8.1 Oreo)|
|Battery||4,000mAh battery w/ QuickCharge 4.0||4,000mAh battery|
So what’s different between them?
- Taller screen aspect ratio
- Higher screen resolution
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Better performing CPU
- Better performing GPU
- Larger maximum RAM capacity
- USB Type-C
- QuickCharge 4.0
- More affordable*
- Higher front camera resolution
Let’s start with their branding. The Redmi Note 7 drops the Xiaomi name by becoming a sub-brand just like with the Pocophone (see our report here). So you can basically say that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is the last smartphone that will be named under the Xiaomi brand.
Going with its specs, the Redmi Note 7 comes with a better display configuration than the Redmi Note 6 Pro, especially with its Corning Gorilla Glass version. For this aspect, both smartphones deliver great viewing experiences but the former has the upper-hand here.
In terms of overall performance, the Redmi Note 7 is better with its Snapdragon 660 chipset. This also means that its gaming capability is more superior than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, not to mention that it has a 6GB RAM variant.
Now the camera configuration of the Redmi Note 7 is the main reason why the people are very shocked but there’s actually a twist in this. The 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor is basically an interpolated 12MP one.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a 20MP front camera which is higher than the Redmi Note 7 so I suggest that users can go with the former when it comes to selfie capabilities.
In terms of battery capacity, both smartphones have the same mAh but the Redmi Note 7 comes with a QuickCharge 4.0 fast charging technology.
Here are the prices of each smartphone:
- Redmi Note 7 3GB + 32GB – CNY 999 (~PHP 7,675)
- Redmi Note 7 4GB + 64GB – CNY 1,199 (~PHP 9,211)
- Redmi Note 7 6GB + 64GB – CNY 1,399 (~PHP 10,748)
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro 3GB + 32GB – PHP 10,999
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro 4GB + 64GB – PHP 12,990
Overall, it is evident that the Redmi Note 7 has the upper hand. The only advantage that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is its selfie capabilities, therefore, if you’re using one right now, then the Redmi Note 7 is a good upgrade especially with its more affordable price (based on converted price). We hope that it could maintain that aggressive pricing when it lands in the Philippines.
What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.