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realme 7i: An overview of its build and specs

realme 7i: An overview of its build and specs

Based on its model name 7i, this will be more affordable than its siblings realme 7 and 7 Pro. To take a quick look at the device, we will unbox it to have an overview of its build and specs.

realme 7i Unboxing and Impressions

The realme 7i comes with 64MP quad-rear cameras and a pretty huge 5,000mAh battery. Aside from the big battery capacity, it also goes with a modern-looking design, capable overall specs for multitasking and a bit of gaming, and plenty of cameras at the back with different photography modes.


Inside the box, we can see the accessories like the paper documents, SIM ejector tool,  18W fast charging brick, USB Type-C cable, and the handset itself. It’s good that realme included a jelly clear case to protect from the rear from scratches and bumps. I also noticed that it also has a pre-installed screen protector for the display. Both of these are really helpful, especially if you’ve got clumsy hands that drop a phone very often.

Like the typical entry-level phones, the package does not include earphones in it.

Build and Design

At 188 grams, the realme 7i sits well on my palm and I can say it’s easy to grip. I like the fact that it’s lightweight enough even with its battery capacity and display. Because of that, I’m able to do simple one-hand operations like texting or browsing social media conveniently. Moreover, I like the cool ceramic feel of the phone in my hands

realme has outfitted the 7i with a split-tone design. The diagonal splitting line that divides it into two parts. On top, you can see the glossy mirror finish then the matte texture is on the bottom. The color of the device we are unboxing is called “Polar Blue” and I must say the color combination is calming and stylish. There’s still that gradient pattern in colors but this one looks more discreet and minimalist than the flashy ones.

When choosing a phone, the size of the display is not the only thing that matters. We have to look for the quality in terms of detail and its responsiveness to touch. As for the 7i, this one has a 6.5-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass protected screen. It has slim bezels all around, except for the chin that’s slightly thicker than I prefer.

I admit I really swoon over the smoothness of the device’s graphics and that’s possible because of the 90Hz refresh rate.

I must say that the overall aesthetics is great because the smartphone looks sophisticated, considering it’s on entry-level. Despite the fact that the back panel is prone to fingerprints and dirt smears, the smooth texture makes it feel premium.

I think realme did an excellent job in this aspect since it was able to give 7i a trendy but classy appeal.

Camera overview

Let’s also get to know briefly the promising 64MP quad-camera set-up of realme 7i. First, you can see that its camera bump protrudes a bit too much but that’s okay. The clear jelly case helps to even it out. The rectangular camera bump houses the 64MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide-angle. 2MP macro, and 2MP mono with LED flash.

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What made me really excited is that this device features a lot of camera functionalities I can experiment with. There’s a night mode, portrait, ultra-macro, 64MP, wide-angle, and others. It also enables you to shoot up to 5X zoom. But I have to test each one of them further if they’re great as they sound.

For selfies, this one comes with a 16MP lens with Sony IMX471 so I’ll expect it will capture images finely.

As for the battery, I had a little time to really test out the 5,000mAh capacity but I think it’s good enough for light to medium usage for a day’s use. Even though realme did not equip this one with monstrous capacity, I can still enjoy the 7i for a long time because of the shorter charging time. All thanks to its 18W fast charging support.

Summary of Impressions

For now, the realme 7i looks like a winner in terms of design, display, and cameras. Its compact design is perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle and it’s a nice bonus that it looks pretty to look at. I love the fact that it comes with a superb display that suits my Netflix marathon and web browsing. Lastly, it is loaded with camera features and shooting modes that make it versatile.

Is the realme 7i a great option as your next smartphone? Stay tuned for our full review!

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