Not all users can afford to purchase expensive mobile devices. For some of them, it is enough that the smartphone allows you to make phone calls and sometimes look into the chat. Other functionality is unnecessary for them. Let's talk about one of these devices, developed by engineers at Xiaomi.
Characteristics and appearance
The cheap Xiaomi Redmi 7A smartphone is equipped with a 5.45-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1440 ? 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18: 9.
The core of its hardware is the eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor (12nm, 4 ? 1.95 GHz + 4 ? 1.45 GHz). The Adreno 505 graphics chip has been allocated to help it work successfully. There is also 2 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB of ROM. The latter figure can actually be expanded to 256 GB using microSD cards.
The rear camera of the device is equipped with a 12 megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor. Under it, the developers placed an LED flash.
The selfie device received a 5 megapixel lens. To ensure the security of access, there is a functionality for recognizing the user's face.
A 4000 mAh battery with 10 W fast charging capability is responsible for the autonomy of the product. All software processes are controlled by Android 9.0 Pie software with MIUI 10. Geometric parameters of the smartphone: 146.3 ? 70.41 ? 9.55 mm, weight - 165 grams. The average cost of the device is 6000 rubles.
This device will appeal to those who want a convenient phone that can be operated with one hand. It is compact and easy to handle. The body of the product is made of plastic and the front panel is made of glass.
The smartphone is a little less than 1 cm thick. However, this practically does not affect the ease of handling, it will not slip out of the hand, its small size allows you to reach any place on the screen.
On the left side of the device there is a slot for two Nano-SIM cards and one memory card. Among classmates, few have the same equipment. On the right there is a power button, a screen lock, a volume key.
Display and camera
The screen of Xiaomi Redmi 7A is fully consistent with its value, you can even say that it looks more expensive than the money that is asked for it. Its maximum brightness is 450 nits, and even more in automatic mode. The device is not equipped with HDR functionality, but the output image is bright and clear.
The main camera of the phone is equipped with an f / 2.2 aperture and PDAF. This enables Full HD video recording at 30 frames per second. Selfie devices have similar capabilities.
On sunny days, if there is enough light, the gadget allows you to take good quality photos. They can even be posted on social media pages since the images are compressed without generating a lot of noise. The detail of the frames is also good, but all the shortcomings of the modest functionality are revealed when they increase.
When shooting in low light, the quality also becomes worse and this is immediately noticeable. To increase it, you can activate the manual mode and set the minimum sensitivity and exposure time. However, this is only possible when using a tripod. Otherwise, the frames will be blurry.
Front camera works in much the same way as the main camera. She takes daytime photos of good quality, but nighttime photos are not always successful. In any case, the bokeh effect mode works nicely, blurring the background.
Sound and software performance
At the bottom of the Xiaomi Redmi 7A there is a speaker, which has good characteristics. Its sound can be estimated as above average in its class. It turns out loud, with a sufficient amount of all frequencies except low ones. They are a little lacking, but it is not that important.
There is a 3.5 mm jack to use headphones. When connected, it is easy to isolate yourself from extraneous noises for a while and enjoy listening to your favorite music tracks. The sound capabilities of the gadget allow it. Melodies are played cleanly and with sufficient depth.
The device uses Android 9.0 OS with MIUI 10.2 user interface. The main problem here is the availability of only 2 GB of RAM. If there were 1 GB more here, then working with the gadget would be much more interesting.
However, it cannot be said that it is inconvenient or too slow. With the daily use of most popular applications, the user will not have any problems.
The performance capabilities are enough to participate in the game process, which does not make high demands on the capabilities of the device. Volumetric and heavy games will lag and slow down here. In work, it is better to use one application, and not open several at once. This will be faster and more efficient.
It is worth noting the presence of the "One-hand mode". It allows a user with small hands to reduce the size of the screen interface to 4.5, 4 or 3.5 inches.
It is convenient to control the device using gestures, there are also corresponding programs for reading and working at night.
The Topic of Article: What can the owner of the Xiaomi Redmi 7A smartphone expect.