Realme X7 5G Max Review
Realme X7 5G Max
Few can do it better than the current realme, while providing the best value at every level. This extends to the primary kill offerings, where, the Realme GT line has been garnering a lot of attention lately. Especially the RealMe GT5G, which offers the Snapdragon 888 chipset and 120Hz Super AMOLED panel on a budget.
In a last-ditch effort to make things even faster and bring more options to the customer. Realme also created the RealMe GT Neo. This is what it is in the office today. To be more precise – our review unit is the Realme X7 Max 5G. Which is basically the same device that is already on sale in India. As of now, the GT Neo is exclusive to China.
Realme took the Realme GT and replaced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with the MediaTek Density 1200. The latter is currently the best dog in the Dimension line and doesn’t particularly chip in treats. In fact, this is the first time we’ve seen the Dimension 1200.
Realme X7 5G Max Space At a Glance
Other than replacing this chipset, the X7 Max/GT is almost identical to the Neo Vanilla RealMe GT. You get the same camera setup based on the same 6.43-inch, 120Hz, Super AMOLED display, as well as 64MP main co, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro cam, and 16MP selfie. There are some minor differences, often tied to the two chips’ slightly different feature sets.
For example, instead of 65W on the vanilla Realme GT, the Realme X7 Max 5G packs a 4,500mAh battery with 50W fast charging. The Dimension 1200 is equipped with Bluetooth 5.1 instead of the 5.2 modems on the regular model. Beyond that, though, Dimension manages every aspect, including 5G connectivity and DSP capabilities.
In fact, MediaTek’s adoption of the chip may be behind a bizarre difference in the higher update rate. Which we saw on the Realme X7 Max 5G compared to other Realme phones. But we’ll get to it in the performance review section. This will be pretty interesting overall, and we’ll see how the Dimension 1200 is an attention-grabbing experience.
Before proceeding with the review, it should be note again that although all of our findings apply to the Realme GT Neo, we base our review on the RealMe X7 Max 5G unit.
Also, looking at the two specifications, it was revealed in detail whether the X7 Max 5G had officially advertised or had somehow unofficially advertised some features that did not have a Chinese number. This includes splash resistance, DragonTrail glass on the front for safety, as well as 2.5W reverse charging support.
The RealMe X7 Max 5G starts with 8GB of RAM and goes up to 12GB. In our review section, it packs next to 256GB of UFS 3.1 non-expandable storage.
Realme X7 5G Max Unboxing
Our RealMe X7 Max 5G unit comes in a beautiful, dense silver box. For accessories, you’ll find a charger and USB Type-A to Type-C cable, and a nice clear TPU case. Aside from appreciating, you can get up and running right away.
For faster charging, the X7 Max 5G comes with Super Dart. This adds up to 50W on the side of the phone. However, the charger we found was capable of charging the Super Dart up to 65W. This is done at 10V@6.5A output. Apparently non-standard output, so it requires a USB cable to work since it’s an extra pin for interaction. Without a cable or wall ward, you’re limited to 10W charging. Which is support by the supplied charger with 5V @ 2A output.
The use of proprietary cables is far from ideal, and we would like to see Realme charging from Type-C to Type-C soon, with USB PD support.
It should also be noted that, according to some official documents obtained by RealMe, the X7 Max 5G may ship with a 65W Super Dart charger in some regions. This has no real practical consequences for consumers.
Realme X7 5G Max Design
Realme has one thing for this segment, most recently a “two-tone” design for its back panel. The X7 Max 5G is no exception. There is also the slogan “Dare to Leap”, an inherently polarizing feature of the design. However, compared to the RealMe 8 and its rear, the previous design of the RealMe X7 Max 5G is marked “dammer”. The text is short and minimal, in that case, there is no CE mark in our unit.
In terms of the look and feel of the back coat, the RealMe X7 Max draws some inspiration from the RealMe 8 Pro as well as the Realme 8 design we’ve already mentioned. The main parts of the panel, like the RealMe 8 Pro, have a “sand-sand” finish. This piece is very shiny and looks like realme 8. However, it has almost no rainbow reflection effect here. We consider this an overall positive in our mind because it contributes to a less spectacular overall landscape design. However, it is not a global point. Many real-time devices target a younger person who may appreciate a more attractive appearance.
Whatever your condition, unfortunately, you will find it difficult to keep both surfaces of the back of the phone clean. The main surface structure easily collects dust and skin scales. This is particularly noticeable in our asteroid black entity. We think the Mercury Silver and Milky Way variants will generally show less dirt. With the arrival of RealMe, the surface is beautiful and gloomy.
Coming to the material, the RealMe X7 Max 5G relies heavily on plastic. Both the middle frame and the rear panel are made of plastic. Realm said it used high-density polycarbonate to maintain weight loss. With no flex, the overall build on the phone feels solid. The phone well packs inside too and feels compact. However, due to the plastic and relatively lightweight 4,500mAh battery capacity, it’s on the lighter side, especially at 179g on a 5G phone.
Unlike the RealMe GT Neo, the X7 Max 5G’s details come across in terms of paperwork, and specifically the DragonTrail glass on the front of the phone. Any day of the week we get so much peace of mind that we wonder if there is the only plastic that protects the view. The oleophobic finish here isn’t stellar and has a fair amount of resistance while scrolling. Not detrimental to the experience, but worth noting.
Battery life Realme X7
The RealMe X7 Max 5G packs a 4500mAh battery – not particularly plentiful, but beautiful nonetheless, especially considering the phone’s small dimensions. We have already seen that Density chips from MediaTek perform better in battery tolerance. True, dimensions are often 700 and 800 series chips in our experience, so we’re curious to see how this best translates to a dog-sized 1200. After all, it is based on the best production process of 6nm, so the possibilities, please.
Overall, looking at the battery capacity, we can definitely say that the RealMe X7 Max makes the best use of the available juice. Cellular power consumption is slightly higher than most other MediaTek devices we tested. I mean, just call it patience.
The RealMe X7 Max 5G performed better in call testing and was relatively stable on standby testing. Devices like Vivo V21 and Realme 8 5G have excelled in this area. However, users of Dimension 800U and Dimension 700 have been given. In both the tests, the RealMe G7 5G and the Snapdragon 888 chipset, the RealMe X7 Max 5G recorded 1200 clear successes.
For the screen portion of our testing, video tolerance on the RealMe X7 Max 5G fell well short of our expectations. We did our video test at 60 Hz. On the other hand – the web test, according to our protocol, was done at 120Hz. It is indeed one of the few displays with a better update rate and brings a big change to the Realme X7 Max 5G.
For completeness, we also ran our battery test on the web using a locked refresh rate of 60Hz to see how much of a difference it made. As a result- less to say about what we expected.
Looking at other dimension-fitted devices on the web and their endurance tests, we can say that the RealMe X7 Max 5G is a bit more optimized.
Overall, not the number one endurance 110 hours ranking, the RealMe X7 Max 5G delivers solid battery performance. Especially considering the peak performance offered by the Density 1200 chipset compared to its lower-sibling model. There is still some room for serious improvement in the area of RealMe. Which we hope will happen in a future software update.
The RealMe X7 Max 5G can be charged up to 50W via Super Dart technology. As we mentioned in the Unboxing section, it requires a compatible charger to operate. Which is given 10V @ 5A output capability as well as additional pins for the Privacy Type-A to Type-C cable.
Part of the RealMe X7 Max 5G is that the charge has to make a little compromise compared to the RealMe GT charging. Our best guess is that switching to the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G chipset and doing so may be inappropriate.
Anyway, the RealMe X7 Max 5G is somewhat skewering the charging speed in the official specifications. Claiming that it can go from zero to 50% in 16 minutes and is actually capable of finishing it in just 23 minutes. was. It took us 60 minutes to fully charge from a flat battery.
One interesting thing to note is that even using a 50W charger, the RealMe GT can charge slightly faster. Our best guess is the low cost compare to the different chipsets. However, while the 4,500 mAh battery isn’t huge, the RealMe X7 Max 5G doesn’t feel any movement while charging.
Realme X7 5G triple-camera system
RealMe is based around the popular 64MP Sony IMX682 sensor (1/1.73″, 0.8μm) on most camera systems. The realme X7 Max 5G or RealMe GT Neo is no exception. Plus there’s no OIS or special autofocus.
As far as we can connect, this sensor is also used in Realme 7 Pro and Asian RealMe 7. Also, some Xiaomi phones like Redmi K30 Ultra, Mi10D5G, Mi10D Lite 5G, and Poko are also X3, some Samsung, M31s, and M51. Most popular sensor.
Finishing off the main camera, we have an 8MP Ultra tablet with an f/2.3 aperture. The Realme X7 Max 5G is a little nervous to admit which sensor it is based on. The same goes for the third and final 2MP, f/2.4 focused macro camera snapper. One thing to note is that the RealMe X7 Max 5G has the exception of the fourth camera. As seen on the RealMe 8 devices. Let’s see how without the dedicated depth sensor.
Talking about selfies, Realme 8 has a 16MP IMX471 sensor. It’s a popular selfie game, especially loved by OnePlus and now found on every one of their phones for generations, including the OnePlus 9, 9 Pro, and 9R. However, the RealMe X7 is not require with the f/2.5 lens found on the Max 5G and other Realme devices such as the GT and RealMe 8.
The camera usage UI on the RealMe X7 Max 5G is a bit familiar. The overall layout is very simple, with few menus – most of the methods are in the main Rolodex, which is nice. It offers AI Display Enhancement (also known as Chroma Boost or Brighter Color) – similar to an advanced HDR mode that can stack multiple images to provide further enhancement on dynamic range, but the most notable is ” Correction” high color concentration.
You can also select the AI display magnification to trigger Night Mode. This is very disruptive automatic behavior, however. When the phone is convince that you are trying to “scan” something in the frame and clip it alone and delete a shot. It takes a lot of thought.
The Settings menu is pretty straightforward. However, it does not have some unique features. One thing that’s particularly annoying is that the settings can only be access through Photo Mode, but not Video Capture. If you’re ask to change the recording resolution, you’ll need to flip the image, then go to Settings, change it, go back to Video. annoying and unnecessary.