Redmi Note 7 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: What's Different?

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:

SpecificationRedmi Note 7Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Display6.3″ 19.5:9 FHD+ IPS LCD display @ 2340 x 1080px, 409ppi6.26-inch FHD+ 19:9 IPS display @2280 x 1080, 403ppi
Glass typeCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 3
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE 2.2GHz octa-core processorQualcom Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 512Adreno 509
RAM3GB/4GB/6GB RAM3GB/4GB/6GB RAM
Storage32GB/64GB internal storage32GB/64GB internal storage
SIMDual-SIM (nano, hybrid)Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)
MicroSDExpandable via microSD (hybrid)Expandable via microSD (hybrid)
Rear Camera48MP f/1.8 Samsung GM1 sensor + 5MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras12MP f/1.9 + 5MP f/2.0 dual rear cameras, LED flash
Front Camera13MP front camera20MP f/2.0 + 2MP front cameras
LTE4G LTE4G LTE
WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
PortUSB Type-CMicro USB 2.0
3.5mm audio portYesYes
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
- Fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
OSMIUI 9 (Android 8.1 Oreo)MIUI 9 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery4,000mAh battery w/ QuickCharge 4.04,000mAh battery

So what’s different between them?

Redmi Note 7

  • 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*

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

  • 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.



Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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9 Responses

  1. kramark says:

    The Redmi Note 7 comes with Pi, not Oreo as per GSMArena: https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_note_7-9513.php

  2. Cjay says:

    When will it be available at lazada?

  3. Miuiadspainintheass says:

    Plot twist: mas madaming annoying miui ads ang redmi note 7 kaya mas mura.

  4. K L says:

    oo nga tska MIUI 10 na yata yan.

  5. m says:

    dapat isama ito sa portion na “will it PROPERLY game?”

  6. Redmi Note 4 User says:

    Siguro price nila pagdating dito: 8,500 / 10,999 / 12,999

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