Redmi Note 7 vs Redmi Note 6 Pro: Comparison Of Design, Specs, Camera, Battery & More!

Redmi Note 7 has surprised everyone. Is it worth it?

Redmi Note 7 vs Redmi Note 6 Pro
Redmi Note 7 vs Redmi Note 6 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is here under the new sub-brand Redmi. The new smartphone is a phenomenal upgrade over the current Redmi Note 6 Pro, a much-needed change for the company.

Redmi Note 7 packs in some of the top flagship features at an affordable price.

The smartphone comes with a water drop notch, gradient finish, 48MP camera, Snapdragon 660 chipset and more. Let’s compare the recently launched Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 7 to find out what’s new and better.

Redmi Note 7 vs Redmi Note 6 Pro: In-Depth Comparison

While Redmi Note 6 Pro failed to surprise us, Redmi Note 7 has done a pretty good job, both on the out and the inside. Let’s do a quick comparison to find the changes.

Design & Build

Redmi Note 6 Pro has an all-aluminium metal body while Redmi Note 7 has a new body with a gradient finish. It’s not completely metal, but the new Redmi design does look cool.

Redmi Note 7 looks smarter with more aesthetic design and gradient finish compared to the dated design of Redmi Note 6 Pro.

Display

Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ LTPS display with a water drop notch in an 19.5:9 aspect ratio offering a screen resolution of 1080 × 2340 pixels. In comparison, the last Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a  6.26-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a standard notch in a 19:9 aspect ratio.

Redmi Note 7 offers more screen space with lesser bezels, and the smaller notch helps Redmi Note 7 to have a higher screen-to-body ratio compared to Redmi Note 6 Pro.

Hardware

The Redmi Note 6 Pro runs on Snapdragon 636 built on a 14nm process clocking at 1.8GHz coupled with up to 6GB of RAM. While Redmi Note 7 is powered by 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC with up to 6GB RAM.

Redmi Note 7 with Snapdragon 660 will offer a more refined performance, though both can handle day to day tasks with ease.

Storage

Redmi Note 6 Pro offers 64GB of internal storage with up to 256GB expandable memory. In India, Redmi Note 6 Pro is available in two variants: 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage and 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage.

In China, Redmi Note 7 has been launched in three storage versions: 3GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB and 6GB+64GB. All the Note 7 models can be expanded up to 256GB with an external microSD card.

Software

Both Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 6 Pro run on MIUI 10 based on Oreo 8.1. The Android 9 Pie on both the devices is expected by mid-2019.

Rear Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro offers a rear dual camera setup comprising of a 12-megapixel primary sensor coupled with a 5-megapixel secondary f/1.9 depth sensor. Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with Dual Pixel Autofocus, EIS, AI scene detection, AI Portrait 2.0, Dynamic Bokeh, Light Trails and Studio Lighting.

In comparison, Redmi Note 7 comes with a primary 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture paired with a secondary 5MP depth sensor.

The rear camera on Redmi Note 7 has an edge here over Redmi Note 6 Pro. Redmi Note 7 with the 48MP Sony sensor will offer better rear camera performance, even under low lighting conditions.

Front Camera

Up front, Redmi Note 7 comes with a 13MP selfie camera backed by AI capabilities. Redmi Note 6 Pro, on the other hand, offers a dual camera setup up front featuring a 20-megapixel primary sensor paired with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor.

Redmi Note 6 Pro will offer better wide-angle selfies with AI-based features.

Connectivity

Both Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 6 Pro come with Dual SIM connectivity, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS and a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack.

Battery

Redmi Note 7 will pack in the signature massive Note battery again. The smartphone will come with a 4,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4.0 technology. While Redmi Note 6 Pro also features the same 4,000mAh battery, but supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

Pricing & Availability

The Redmi Note 6 Pro has two variants available in India:

  • Rs 13,999 (4GB/64GB)
  • Rs 15,999 (6GB/64GB)

Redmi Note 6 Pro is available exclusively via Flipkart and Mi online store.

Redmi Note 7 also has two variants available in starting at:

  • 3GB+32GB for 990 Yuan (around Rs 10,350)
  • 4GB+64GB for 1199 yuan (around Rs 12,350)
  • 6GB+64GB for 1399 yuan (around Rs 14,350)

Redmi Note 7 vs Redmi Note 6 Pro: CONCLUSION

Redmi Note 7 is a massive upgrade over Redmi Note 6 Pro. The best part is that Xiaomi has kept the prices same. Redmi Note 7 will offer better performance, a good display, an awesome camera, solid build and much more. Redmi Note 6 Pro lacked better features, but Redmi Note 7 is definitely is a complete package.

While Redmi Note 6 Pro still features the same old dated design with big bezels, Redmi Note 7 is refreshing and better.

If Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 7 at around Rs 11,999, it can soon beat some of the best selling smartphones like Realme U1 and Asus Zenfone Max M2 Pro. Redmi Note 7 is a complete package and the China prices do justice to what Xiaomi is offering. After a dull year, 2019 seems to be a breakthrough year for Xiaomi.

Redmi Note 6 Pro arrived just a couple of months back, so it will take a few months before Redmi Note 7 lands in India, the earliest by the end of Q1 2019.

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