Redmi Note 7 Vs Note 7s Vs Note 7 Pro: Which One Should You Buy?
On the 28th of February 2019, Xiaomi launched two smartphones in India which include the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The former was originally launched in China in the month of January and it has a notable difference in comparison to the Indian variant. The Indian variant has 12 MP + 2 MP rear camera sensors while its Chinese counterpart has 48 MP + 5 MP resolution sensors. This move faced a lot of criticism from the Indian customers who were left dissatisfied.
In order to make up for the backlash, the company has launched the Redmi Note 7s in India that has the said 48 MP + 5 MP sensors as its Chinese variant. The price of the two variants makes it sit between the Note 7 and the beefed-up Note 7 Pro. This has lead to a perplexing situation for the consumer who wants to get a Redmi device in the 10K to 15K price bracket.
Factually, the three devices have a handful of differences in terms of specifications which further contributes to the confusion. The key differences between the trio include dissimilar storage options, camera sensors, chipset and price. Let’s start with the dissimilarities which will be followed with the heterogeneous features.
Camera & Chipset
|Model||Main Rear Camera||Chipset|
|Redmi Note 7||
12 MP, f/2.2;
|Redmi Note 7s||
48 MP, f/1.8
Samsung ISOCELL GM1;
|Redmi Note 7 Pro||
48 MP, f/1.8
All three smartphones have a dual rear camera setup but they have entirely different specifications. The Redmi Note 7 features an f/2.2 aperture equipped 12 MP sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor. The Redmi Note 7s features the f/1.8 aperture equipped Samsung ISOCELL GM1 48 MP sensor and a 5 MP secondary. While the Redmi Note 7 Pro features the f/1.8 aperture equipped Sony IMX86 sensors which is also present on the flagship grade devices like the Honor View 20. The secondary sensor on the former has 5 MP resolution which is the same as the Redmi Note 7s. In terms of chipset, the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7s feature the Snapdragon 660 SoC while the Redmi Note7 Pro features the 675 SoC which is significantly more powerful than the former.
All three smartphones are available in two storage options for which the prices are listed below:
|Model||Variant 1||Variant 2|
|Redmi Note 7||3 GB + 32 GB= Rs 9,999||4 GB + 64 GB= Rs 11,999|
|Redmi Note 7s||3 GB + 32 GB= Rs 10,999||4 GB + 64 GB= Rs 12,999|
|Redmi Note 7 Pro||4 GB + 64 GB= Rs 13,999||6 GB + 128 GB= Rs 16,999|
Screen, Battery, Front Camera & Connectivity
|Specification||Redmi Note 7,Redmi Note 7s and Redmi Note 7 Pro|
6.3 Inch, IPS LCD
2340 x 1080 px, 409 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
QuickCharge 4.0, 18 W Charging
|Front Camera||13 MP|
Dual 4G VoLTE
802.11 a/b/g/n/a/c Wi-Fi
3.5 MM Audio Jack
USB Type C Reversible Connector
Rear Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
P2i Nano Coating
The Redmi Note 7, the Redmi Note 7s and the Redmi Note 7 Pro feature a 6.3 inch LCD display that has a resolution of 2340 x 1080 px and a pixel density of 409 ppi. The three smartphones are powered by a 4,000 mAh battery which support 18 W fast charging. The smartphones run on the latest Android 9 which is skinned with Xiaomi’s MIUI 10. Connectivity options on the devices include 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual 4G VoLTE, 3.5 mm audio jack and the bottom mounted USB Type C port. The front camera on the trio is also identical which has a resolution of 13 MP.
If the user has a defined budget and cannot expend more than Rs 12000, both the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7s are worthy options. If the user wants more storage space they can opt for the 4 GB + 64 GB Note 7, while if the focus is on photography, we would suggest the Note 7s. By spending just Rs 1,000 more for Redmi Note 7 Pro the buyer ends up with a better camera and chipset.