7 Reasons To Buy realme 7i Android Smartphone

Hotshot tech brand realme is just about ready to officially launch the all-new realme 7i midrange Android smartphone in the Philippines.

So if you're a student or a young professional who is currently planning to upgrade your entry-level Android smartphone, you might want to take a look at this model when it hits store shelves online and in malls.

Let me give you seven good reasons to do just that.

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1. realme 7i is downright handsome.

As you can see in these actual unit photos, realme 7i flaunts an attractive design language that you won't be shy to flaunt anywhere you go.


What I have here is the version in Polar Blue colorway and let me tell you: As soon as I opened the box and removed the translucent plastic cover of the handset, I was instantly smitten with it. It's just so cute! realme 7i is also available in Aurora Green but I'm team Polar Blue all the way!


I know that all of us are often at home these days because of the quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection. But as soon as the situation clears and we can go out, you certainly won't be shy to take this smartphone out in the classroom, in the office, in the cafe, or wherever.

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2. The display is large and it even has 90Hz refresh rate.

realme 7i sports a sizable 6.5-inch HD+ IPS display which is huge enough to deliver an enjoyable viewing experience when watching videos, reading blogs, viewing vlogs, or playing games.

But what's even more amazing is that this screen has a 90Hz refresh rate that results in smoother screen transitions and more fluid touch response when scrolling.

Sure, it's not FullHD+. However, given the price of this smartphone, I'll take it for what it is. If you want a higher resolution screen, you can always go with realme 7, which is slightly pricier.

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3. realme 7i is a reliable cameraphone.

This affordable midrange Android smartphone has a total of five cameras that gives maximum flexibility for any casual or aspiring mobile photographer.


At the back, realme 7i has a Quad Rear camera module that's made up of a 64 MegaPixel f/1.8 main camera with large 1/1.73" sensor that's the best of the bunch in terms of clarity and image quality even in low light conditions, an 8 MegaPixel ultra-wide camera that's ideal for landscape and architectural photography, a 2 MegaPixel macro camera for close-up shots, and a 2 MegaPixel depth sensor enabling Portrait Mode for more luscious background blur on your close up photos of friends and loved ones.


In front, there's a 16 MegaPixel f/2.1 camera housed in the small notch in the upper left corner of the screen. This one is powered by realme's own Beautification software that automatically evens out your skintone, giving you selfies that are instantly ready for sharing on social media.

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4. You can shoot vlogs or TikTok videos using realme 7i.

The front and back cameras of realme 7i can shoot FullHD videos at 30 frames per second, which is good enough for creating videos that you can upload to TikTok or Youtube.

Who knows? Maybe you are destined to be a popular vlogger or Youtuber! But you have to start somewhere -- and this smartphone can be your reliable tool for getting there.

I kind of wish, though, that realme could eventually add 4K video recording capability to the main camera at the back though software update since that will make this handset an even better vlogger companion.

5. realme 7i powered by a very large battery that even supports fast charging!

This stellar midrange smartphone gets its juice from a huge 5,000 mAh Li-Po battery that easily ensures a whole day of uptime even for power users. Heck, if you mainly use your smartphone just for social media, Youtube, school work, or music playback, I think that pack can even last you at least two days!

Additionally, this smartphone even supports 18W fast charging that great cuts the time you need to plug the device to an electrical outlet -- so you can spend more time using realme 7i to celebrate your passions in life instead of waiting a long time for it to get to 100%.


6. This smartphone has a solid set of privacy and security features.

Unlike some super expensive smartphones that don't even have a Fingerprint Scanner, realme 7i has that sensor along with Facial Recognition and the usual Pattern or Passcode unlock.

Together, these security features help protect you against shady people who enjoy checking the contents of your handset without your knowledge.

7. realme 7i comes with powerful internal hardware.

Considering its price, realme 7i is quite a powerhouse device when we talk about innards.

I know some of you prefer an Android smartphone that's powered by a Qualcomm processor and you're one of them this model is good for since it runs its Android 10 operating system with an 11nm Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor with an integrated Adreno 610 GPU that's good enough to deliver a smooth gaming experience when running popular titles like Mobile Legends Bang Bang.

Amazingly, realme 7i comes with a whopping 8GB of RAM for ultra-smooth multitasking experience, which is a real treat in this price echelon, along with the 128GB of expandable UFS 2.1 storage that offers fairly fast read and write speeds.

So how much will realme 7i be and when it be available in the Philippines?

Off hand, I can't tell you the exact SRP of this model but what I can share is that it will be more affordable than the realme 7 which starts at PHP 14,990. I'd say my price guesstimate for the 7i is a little more than PHP 10,000 -- and that's not bad at all given everything that I mentioned above. I'll definitely edit this post once I can disclose the exact amount.

As for the availability, expect it to land in our country within a few days from now. It's coming real soon so make sure you're ready to grab it!

Update as of October 21, 2020 - 7PM: realme Philippines has just officially announced the all-new realme 7i via an Interactive Launch on Facebook featuring the newest celebrity endorser of the brand, Donnalyn Bartolome. The official price of realme 7i 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM variant in our country is just PHP 11,990 -- and early birds will even get an additional PHP 1,000 price cut, bringing the price to just PHP 10,990! I honestly thought that this model would be priced at PHP 13,990 but as it turns, it's a lot cheaper than my guesstimate. Great job, realme Philippines!

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