The Realme X7 Max 5G: Should You Buy It?

Realme Should begin introspection immediately. Its phones aren't horrible, but they're lacking in ambition. Poco has previously launched the F3 GT with Dimensity 1200 SoC for India, which is just a rebranded Redmi K40 Gaming Edition. That phone at least has some distinction going for itself in its gaming DNA. Unlike the X7 Max, which is an exceptional phone in every way.

The Realme X7 Max 5G: Should You Buy It?

The Realme X7 Max is easy to recommend to someone looking at a 5G option with clean software that is also compact when you consider the current landscape of big phones. But 5G is still a while away in India and it makes more sense to hold off on future-proofing. Right now, prioritising the other parameters such as camera, performance, design, display, and software are the key. And, in most of those parameters, the iQOO 7 comes out on top. And, as for the Mi 11X, you can always be assured of a great value proposition. Plus, there’s also the promise of a robust service network+brand pull to go along with it.

So, returning to Realme, they should take the X7 Max as a wake-up call to change their ways. Return to the drawing board and create a phone that thrills us. Take a trip back in time to the Realme X2 Pro and Realme 7 Pro. We are entitled to better.

If Max means performance, you'll find it here. By equipping the phone with the Dimensity 1200 SoC, Realme has made the proper decision. It performs admirably, especially considering the starting price of 26,999. This, together with the Realme UI 2.0 software enhancements for Android 11 and a 120Hz frame rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate, ensures a seamless smartphone experience. The FHD+ AMOLED display, nicely sounding dual speakers, and the external design all contribute to the phone's ease of use.

Now, this slim and light design comes at the expense of a smaller battery, which Realme brilliantly handles once again with its proprietary high-speed charging system. This includes on-the-spot assistance as needed. To top it all off, 5G support is included as a cherry on top.

The only gripe with the phone is the camera's settings. The sensors are fine, and in excellent lighting, the images turn out perfectly. For the sake of variety, there is a slew of features and filters. The camera, on the other hand, struggles in less-than-ideal circumstances and use cases. As a result, it will require additional development to compete with competitors such as Pixel 4a, which are located in the same general area. The Realme X7 Max 5G is a good recommendation in the sub-30K pricing range because it should simply require software updates and the rest of the package is appealing.


Reasons to buy Realme X7 Max 5G


• Amazingly slim and light design

• Engrossing display 

• Snappy performance

• Superfast battery charging

• Decent stereo speakers 

• Feature-rich software

• 5G future-proofing

Reasons not to buy Realme X7 Max 5G

• Not the best battery life

• Camera tuning needs improvement

Features of the Realme X7 Max 5G


Both SIM cards on the new Realme X7 Max 5G support 5G, and they will function with the bandwidth that India is expected to receive in the future. On YouTube, the display supports HDR, but Netflix has yet to enable it on the phone. Interacting with the UI is incredibly smooth thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate. The phone also has a display with a Power Saving Mode that exhibits undersaturated colours to conserve battery life. Nightscape mode, Chroma Boost, and AI Beauty filters are all available on the phone's cameras. For a strong sound, the Realme X7 Max 5G's stereo speakers support Dolby Atmos.

Some Key Highlights



• Ist Sale in India : 4june 2021


• RAM/ROM: 8Gb/128GB (Expandable up to 256GB) 


• Display: 6.43-inch Full HD +Display


• Camera: Rear - 64MP + 8MP + 2MP and Front - 16MP


• Battery:  4500mAh (50W fast charging) 


• Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC

 

• Price: Rs. 26,999


• Operating System (OS) : Android 11


• Resolution: 1080x2400 pixels


Now let's go through the detailed review. 



Display 

This year, AMOLED displays have become popular, especially those with high refresh rates. A 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz was employed by Realme. The availability of a 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut translates to a vibrant display, whether it's social media or your artistic home screen wallpapers; everything looks vibrant and high-contrast. It's a pleasurable experience to watch YouTube videos and go through Instagram. Unless you require a professional-grade monitor with perfect colour accuracy, this display will suffice for both gamers and non-gamers.


The X7 Max features a smaller 6.43-inch display than the Mi 11X and iQOO 7, which all have 6.6+ inches. These screens also have an AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz. On the Realme X7 Max, you may let the system determine the refresh rate to use automatically. It should come as no surprise that the display is quite smooth. Having said that, the X7 Max's display falls short in our objective testing. The iQOO 7 and the Mi 11X have superior colour accuracy and display adjustment features.


The 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display on the Realme X7 Max 5G mobile will provide an immersive experience while viewing films, movies, or playing games, with a 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The phone's screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which prevents scratches and breaking.


Realme X7 Max. In fact, even in everyday use, the X7 Max falls short in peak brightness. That's not all; the Mi 11X has a specialised display chip for frame interpolation in games, whilst the iQOO 7 has a MEMC with video playback. The iQOO 7 is my official Call of Duty Mobile smartphone. My twitch responses have increased dramatically thanks to the 120fps upscaling.


Although all three phones have HDR capabilities, only the Mi 11X supports HDR playback on Netflix. Despite this, the iQOO 7 came out on top in my HDR peak brightness testing, followed by the Mi 11X, and finally the Realme X7 Max. In fact, the X7 Max trails behind in terms of performance. The haptic feedback is also a feature of the display. Realme claims that a Z-axis motor has been added for improved vibration feedback. And, in comparison to the Mi 11X and the iQOO 7, I think it's a joke of an implementation. The vibration feedback is only used in a few UI elements in Realme UI 2.0, and the effect is quite quiet and rattling.


Overall, the Realme X7 Max's display falls short of the competition's high standards. Realme needs to go back to the drawing board and improve the performance of its phones' displays.


 Design 

thanks to its matte surface that is sliced across by a glitzy glossy strip that runs the length of the phone. This finish evokes inappropriate emotions here on my Asteroid Black colour version (I love the ambitious colour names). Putting this in a protective case would be illegal.


The X7 Max bears a striking resemblance to the OPPO F19 Pro. Both the back shell and the frame are composed entirely of polycarbonate. This textured pattern is matte on the back panel, with a reflective and smudge-inducing glossy plastic strip. A colour-shifting Realme – Dare to Leap logo also appears in this strip.


To be honest, I don't like the design of the strange texture on my hand when I hold it. And it's a shame, because the X7 Max's ergonomics are amazing, especially because it's a smaller phone than the iQOO 7 and Mi 11X. Furthermore, I dislike the frame's gleaming faux metal appearance.


However, the X7 Max excels in terms of functionality, with a dedicated 3.5mm audio connector that supports Hi-Res audio. The other two phones do support Hi-Res, but they don't have a dedicated audio connector. The internal DAC was tweaked to suppress the mids during my testing. My KZ ZSN Pro X had a hard time shining through. Apart from that, it provides a pleasant listening experience, with the added bonus of convenience.


In terms of design, the Mi 11X now has a handful of additional benefits:


It has Xiaomi's signature Infrared Blaster, which is available on all Xiaomi phones.


In addition, Xiaomi has included a complete stereo configuration with Dolby Atmos support, which is also available on the Realme X7 Max but not on the iQOO 7. The X7 Max and the iQOO 7 sound fine, but the Mi 11X offers greater volume levels and greater punch in the bass, making it seem fuller.


The Mi 11X, by the way, has an IP53 rating, while the X7 Max has an IPX4 rating. That is to say, the Mi 11X has dust protection, whereas the X7 Max does not. In addition, the X7 Max offers slightly higher water resistance. Despite its small size and excellent ergonomics, I believe the X7 Max is not as high-end as the iQOO 7 or the Mi 11X. Furthermore, the design is unremarkable. There isn't much of a difference between this phone and any other Realme phone around Rs 20,000.


I couldn't stop marvelling at how thin and light the phone felt as soon as I took it out of the package. I instantly forwarded it to my brother, who was equally enthralled. The Realme X7 Max 5G is barely 8.4mm thick and weighs 179 grammes. It's made of polycarbonate (rather than glass), which not only adds levity but also doesn't feel cheap. By the back, Realme has used a dual-tone finish. It's largely matte textured with a narrow vertical stripe on the left side and provides a good warm grip. Because it is shiny, it is prone to smudges. The camera island is at the top of the band, and at the bottom is a little, gleaming, yet sombre “Realme, Dare to Leap” logo.


The boxed-in symbol (according to market research) and the sleek demeanour of the Asteroid Black model in my palm appeal to me.

The surrounding frame is equally gleaming, with a golden emphasis on the power button on the right-hand side. On the other hand, the silver-blue frame matches the volume rockers. The buttons have a good tactile feel to them and are also conveniently accessible.

The surrounding frame is equally gleaming, with a golden emphasis on the power button on the right-hand side. On the other hand, the silver-blue frame matches the volume rockers. The buttons are well-placed and easy to reach.

Before you go any further, keep in mind that the device is splash-proofed to IPX4 standards. A higher IP67 rating would have been preferable

The Realme X7 Max runs on Realme UI 2.0, which is based on Android 11. Yes, there are a few additional third-party apps, but they can all be removed. During my time with the phone, no unwelcome notifications or advertisements appeared. As a result, the experience, like the UI, was relatively uncluttered. One of the reasons I like Realme UI is that it allows me to utilise my own icon sets. It's also lightning quick and well-optimized. If you ask me, it's the most similar to stock and Oxygen OS. With Realme UI, Realme has done a fantastic job. Realme UI 2.0 is easily the best of the three, followed by MIUI 12.5 and FunTouch.

Audio

A 6.43-inch sAMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution and 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour coverage grace the front. That is, it should be enjoyable to watch on television. Even outside legibility was not an issue at 1000nits max brightness. Furthermore, animations and interactions on the screen feel seamless because of the support for 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate. The refresh rate can be locked to 120Hz at the cost of a minor battery drain, and it is content-dependent.

Realme has kept the bezels to a minimum, resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of 91.7 per cent. A punch-hole cutout is located in the top left corner. The face unlock is quite quick. My mostly moist fingers aren't read by the under-display scanner, but that shouldn't be the case for you.


Anyway, I enjoy what I see here in general. Dragontrail Glass is used to protect the display.

A fairly strong audio system complements the images. The 3.5mm headphone jack is returned on the Realme X7 Max 5G. That earns you brownie points! The twin speaker setup's stereo sound is also quite audible. Pointed haptics are produced using the X-linear vibration motor as well. It's not bad.

Camera

The back of the Realme X7 Max 5G has a triple camera arrangement. A 64MP Sony IMX682 sensor (f/1.8 aperture), an 8MP ultrawide shooter (f/2.3 aperture), and a 2MP macro module (f/2.4 aperture) make up this camera. A 16MP front-facing camera is available for selfies and video calls. You can record up to 4K 60 frames per second (with EIS) from the back and 1080P/30 frames per second from the front.

The Realme X7 Max 5G smartphone has a triple camera arrangement on the back, so you'll be able to take some stunning photos and capture high-quality videos. A 64 MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.3 aperture, and a 2 MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture are included in the smartphone. Digital zoom, auto flash, face identification, touch to focus, panoramic, and other features on the rear camera arrangement are possible. In addition, the phone will have a 16-megapixel camera with an f/2.5 aperture for video calls and great selfies.

The daylight images have enough resolution, pleasing hues, and a wide dynamic range. The AI enhancement feature can be turned on for slightly increased saturation, though the shots aren't particularly vibrant without it. The 64MP setting makes the subject clearer and more detailed, but it comes at the expense of storage capacity.

When it comes to multiple lens viewpoints, the ultrawide lens has a 119° field of view, 2MP macro images, and digital zooms up to 2x and 5x magnification.

Between standard and ultrawide pictures, there are tone alterations. The latter also has a lower dynamic range and fewer details, which are especially noticeable toward the margins. Digital zooms may not be able to match the quality of a real telephoto lens, but the results can be useful for getting a closer look at distant objects.

In terms of getting close to the subject, the macro clicks are impressive for a 2MP output, but I'm not sure how beneficial they are. 

Skin tones aren't correct in human individuals, and facial features are smoothed out. The usual portraits are good at blurring the background, but not so much at detecting edges. In the selfie image, it has hacked off my ears and a tuft of hair, as you can see. Though, the fun part of portraits is in the filters, particularly Dynamic Bokeh, AI Color Portrait, and Neon Portrait.

In addition to daytime images, these filter portraits and ultrawide field of view are also available in nighttime scenes. However, to light up the images, you'll need a lot of ambient light. Other than enhancing the exposure in the frame, the Night Mode on this doesn't do much.

In terms of video, 4K60 clips have greater details, a wider dynamic range, and more brilliant colours. The stability is all wacky, however, switching to extreme stable mode helps to correct the wobbliness. The front-facing 1080p footage would pale in comparison to the rivals' 4K30 captures. However, for selfie films and Zoom calls, it should enough.

In terms of optics, the Realme X7 Max 5G features a 64MP (f/1.8 aperture) Sony IMX682 sensor, an 8MP (f/2.3 aperture) ultra-wide-angle lens with 109-degrees FoV, and a 2MP (f/2.4) macro camera on the rear. Super night mode, panoramic, expert, timelapse, portrait, HDR, AI scene recognition, AI beauty, face distortion correction, and passport photo are all supported by the rear cameras. It supports EIS and can record 4K footage at 30 and 60 frames per second. For selfies and video chats, there's a 16MP camera on the front.

 Battery 

The phone has a 4,500mAh battery with 50W fast charging compatibility (65W in the box) and a fingerprint sensor in the display for security. 5G, 4G LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6, GPS, and a USB Type-C connection for charging and data transfers are among the connectivity capabilities. It has a thickness of 8.4mm and weighs 179 grammes. The Realme X7 Max 5G has Stainless Steel Vapour Cooling, two stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res audio, and an IPX4 splash resistance rating.

The X7 Max has a 4520mAh battery, whereas the Mi 11X has a 4500mAh battery and the iQOO 7 has an even lower 4400mAh battery. However, the battery life on all three was about identical. I got about 6 hours of screen time out of the Realme X7 Max, which means you can get a day's worth of use out of it. The battery life on the other two is also quite similar.

The charging speeds, on the other hand, are substantially different. The 66W charger can charge the iQOO 7 from 0 to 100 in around 30 minutes. With its 50W charger, the X7 Max takes 50 minutes to charge. Using the Mi 11X's 33W charger takes more than an hour. The iQOO 7 has the best overall battery performance objectively, but that's only because it can charge faster, which you may or may not care about.

The next member of the Realme smartphone family will run Realme UI 2.0, which is based on Android 11 and provides a clutter-free user experience. Aside from that, the Realme X7 Max 5G smartphone has a non-removable Li-Polymer 4500 mAh battery with a 10V/6.5A charging adaptor. As a result, you won't have to worry about your phone running out of battery when you're on the phone, playing a game, taking an online class, or doing other things.

The Realme X7 Max 5G will also feature 50W SuperDart fast charging, which promises to reach 50% in just 16 minutes. Details about the smartphone's camera have also been released. With a 64-megapixel primary Sony IMX682 sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor, it will be a triple rear camera configuration. Realme has also teased an Asphalt 9: Legends esports event for the X7 Max 5G.

Connectivity

The quality of the call was acceptable. Dual SIM VoLTE, VoWiFi, carrier aggregation, and even 5G Dual-SIM Dual Standby (although only in the Sub-6GHz bands, NSA N1/N28A/N40/N41/N77/N78/N79) are all supported. Dual-band WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and Dual-Frequency GPS are among the other connectivity choices. The WiFi connections were fast, and the GPS was accurate enough. TWS audio's latency was also on target.


The Realme X7 Max's fantastic 5G compatibility, which makes it very future proof, is one reason why a lot of people will draw towards it. You have support for seven SA and NSA 5G bands (N1/N28A/N40/N41/N77/N78/N79), but the Mi 11X only has two (N77/N78) and the iQOO 7 only has one (N78). Not only that, but the Realme X7 Max can also use Dual Channel Acceleration, which combines 5G and Wi-Fi for improved stability. Furthermore, the 4G network performance and call quality were excellent. It was marginally superior to the Mi 11X and the iQOO 7.

Processor 

You won't have to worry about running out of space with this future smartphone because it will likely come in three storage options: 8GB of RAM + 128GB of internal storage, 12GB of RAM + 256GB of internal storage. As a result, you'll have enough room to save all of your music, films, photos, documents, and other things. Furthermore, the Realme X7 Max 5G is equipped with an Octa-Core MediaTek Dimensity 1200 CPU, which allows for speedier and lag-free performance when playing demanding graphics games or switching between various apps.

In India, the Realme X7 Max 5G costs Rs.

The Realme X7 Max 5G comes in two different configurations. The one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage costs Rs 26,999, while the other costs Rs 29,999 and has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The phone is available in three colours: Asteroid Black, Mercury Silver, and Milky Way, although only the first two will be available on Flipkart and the Realme online shop starting June 4. The third, according to Realme, will be accessible later.

The Realme X7 Max 5G has a website on Flipkart that details the phone's design and major characteristics. The same information may be found on the official Realme website. The Realme X7 Max 5G will be powered by MediaTek's Dimensity 1200 5G chipset and will enable twin 5G SIM cards. An FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate will also be included in the smartphone.

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