Earlier this month, Xiaomi announced their arrival in Nigeria, that they were coming to create a Xiaomi extension in Nigeria, making Xiaomi smartphones, as well as its parts available in Nigeria. Turns out they kept to their promise and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is the first Xiaomi smartphones that would be available in offline retail shops in Nigeria.
For a very long time, the Nigerian smartphone market has been lead by Infinix, Itel, and Tecno. But with the arrival of Xiaomi, the game is about to change. For starters, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is the most powerful smartphone you can purchase in Nigeria under 60,000 Naira. In this article, we explore the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 features, specs, and price, making it clear to you, that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is the best smartphone under 60,000 Naira in Nigeria.
Before we dive into the features of the Xiaomi of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, here is a brief comparison between the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and other smartphones available in Nigeria with the same price tags, as well smartphones with the same specs and higher price tags.
|COMPARISON||Xiaomi Redmi Note 7||Infinix Hot S4||Huawei Y7 prime||Infinix Zero 6|
|DISPLAY||6.26-inch 1080 x 2340 display||6.26-inch 720 x 1520 display||6.26-inch 720 x 1280 display||6.2-inch 2160 X 1080 display|
|PROCESSOR||Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660||Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450||octa-core SnapDragon 636 Processor|
|REAR CAMERA||48MP + 8MP + 5MP||13MP + 8MP + 2MP||13MP + 2MP||12MP + 24MP|
|BATTERY||4000 MAH||4000 MAH||4000 MAH||3570 MAH|
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie||Android 9.0 Pie||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|PRICE||66,900 Naira||64,500 Naira||59,000 Naira||107,000 Naira|
Xiaomi Redmi Note & Features
Build and Design
Taking off with the build and design of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, gazing on the Redmi Note 7, the Redmi Note 7 doesn’t look like a mid-range smartphone at all. The Redmi Note 7 features gorilla glass 5 on the front and a plastic frame. Up front you have a water drop-notch, housing its front-facing camera. On the bottom bezel, you will find a notification LED light. Switch the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 to the rear, you are going to find a dual rear camera and a fingerprint sensor. The Headphone jack on this phone is placed on the top frame, together with an IR Blaster. On the Bottom frame, you will find two speaker grills, with a USB-C port in the middle. Please be aware that only one of the speaker grills houses a speaker.
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Note: The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 isn’t fragile at all. The fragility of Xiaomi smartphones has been an issue of concern, due to the past records held by Xiaomi smartphones. The video above clearly illustrates the durability of the Redmi Note 7.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display, with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340, 409 PPI and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display here features a water drop notch and a chin on the bottom. The Bezels here weren’t reduced to the barest minimum, but for a price tag of 67,000 Naira, the bezels here are totally acceptable.
RAM & PROCESSOR & Storage & Battery
When it comes to reading the specs sheet of a smartphone, the major focus is placed on these three departments, RAM, Battery, Storage, and Processor. These departments play a vital role in determining the user experience. Thankfully, these are the Xiaomi Redmi note 7’s selling points.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 features an Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal with an option for Micro-SD expansion. The Xiaomi Redmi Also features a 4000 MAH battery, which is charged through its USB-C port. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 houses Qualcomm quick charge 4.0, which should give you supersonic charge speeds. Please be aware that Xiaomi doesn’t include a fast charger in the box, so you won’t be able to fully enjoy this feature unless you purchase a fast charger.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is not a slacker by any means. Similar to the already mentioned departments of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, the camera department on this phone is another worthy component.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 features a 48MP f/1.8 + 5MP F/2.4 depth-sensing camera for portrait mode. Although the 48MP camera, you are being served 12MP images on default, due to the quad bayer arrangement and pixel binning. Photos are super-sampled down to 12MP while retaining the details of a higher Megapixel camera. recording videos with this camera, you are allowed to record max 1080 videos.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 also features a 13MP front-facing camera, with an aperture of F/2.2.
As already illustrated in the comparison made above, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is the best smartphone under 60,000 Naira. When compared to other smartphones under 60,000 Naira, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 offers more value for the money.
With a price tag of under 60,000 Naira, it’s very difficult to discuss the little shortcomings it features. The Xiaomi can be best described as the messiah of smartphones. If you are in need of top-notch mid-range specs, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is a highly recommended device, it offers a very great value for its price tag.