Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Review

30 January 2019, 17:43:22

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Review

Display

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 evolves around a 6.3-inch IPS display manufactured by Tianma. The screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels (FHD+) and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi specifies 1500:1 contrast ratio, 450 cd/m2 brightness and 84% coverage of the NTSC colour space. The screen is protected by a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5. As with all other Xiaomi smartphones, the Redmi Note 7 offers several display options that will help you customize the screen according to your needs and preferences. The two most noteworthy features are the Reading mode and the Contrast & colours, which can be found in the Display group of settings. Once activated from the corresponding toggle, the Reading mode allow you to schedule it if needed. You can also choose for it to turn on automatically when night falls or create a custom schedule. There's a slider for you to adjust manually the degree of "warming" of the display. The Contrast & colours menu offers a total of 9 display profile achieved by combining three colour modes (default, warm, cool) and three contrast options (automatic, increased, standard). Below you will see our measurements of three of the display profiles - Standard colours + Automatic contrast, Standard colours + Increased Contrast and Standard colours + Standard contrast. The comparison below includes the Redmi Note 7's highest brightness we've measured.
Peak brightness (100% APL)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
518.661 cd/m2
Oukitel K5000
518.452 cd/m2
Xiaomi Redmi S2
516.519 cd/m2
Oukitel K12
515.451 cd/m2
Vernee Mix 2
512.36 cd/m2
UMIDIGI One Max
511.108 cd/m2
Doogee S70
509.314 cd/m2
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
508.652 cd/m2
Cubot Power
508.083 cd/m2
Xiaomi Mi MIX
507.669 cd/m2
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
506.006 cd/m2
UMIDIGI S3 Pro
503.914 cd/m2
Oukitel K3
502.322 cd/m2
Oukitel K10000
501.5 cd/m2
LeEco Le Pro 3 Elite
500.034 cd/m2
Oukitel WP5000
496.99 cd/m2
Xiaomi Mi Max SD650
492.415 cd/m2
Cubot X18 Plus
488.809 cd/m2
Ulefone Power 3
488.657 cd/m2
UMIDIGI Z2 Pro
488.288 cd/m2
Bluboo S8
487.373 cd/m2

Standard colours, Automatic contrast

The "Standard colours, Automatic contrast" profile is the default one for the display of the Redmi Note 7. Under this profile, the maximum brightness of our review unit's screen is 487.135 cd/m2 and the lowest white luminance (0% brightness level) is 1.052 cd/m2. The contrast ratio is around 1500:1. The temperature of the white point is around 8600 K. The CIE diagram unveils a colour space coverage that is slightly wider than 100% sRGB, which also corresponds to 84% of the NTSC colour space coverage. Our measurements of the display with its default colour and contrast profile back up the official specifications provided by Xiaomi.
Brightness White luminance Black luminance Contrast Color temperature
100 % 487.135 cd/m2 0.327 cd/m2 1490 8579 K
0 % 1.052 cd/m2 0.000 cd/m2 - 8626 K

Standard colours, Increased contrast

The second profile - "Standard colours, Increased contrast" - achieves an even higher maximum white luminance - 506.006 cd/m2. The static contrast drops a bit to 1400:1, so does the temperature of the white points, which drops to 8300 K range. The CIE diagram unveils a colour space coverage that's exactly the same as the one of the "Standard colours, Automatic contrast" display profile.
Brightness White luminance Black luminance Contrast Color temperature
100 % 506.006 cd/m2 0.368 cd/m2 1375 8339 K
0 % 1.097 cd/m2 0.000 cd/m2 - 8351 K

Standard colours, Standard contrast

The third display profile - "Standard colours, Standard contrast" - shows a maximum brightness of 448.811 cd/m2. That's the lowest maximum white luminance if we have to compare the three display modes. The black luminance values remain almost the same no matter the display mode that's chosen. Under this profile, the static contrast drops even further to around 1200:1 and the temperature of the white point reaches the ideal 6600-6700 K level. The CIE diagram demonstrates a colour space coverage that's narrower than the one of the previous two display profiles but still a bit wider than 100% sRGB.
Brightness White luminance Black luminance Contrast Color temperature
100 % 448.811 cd/m2 0.367 cd/m2 1223 6631 K
0 % 0.958 cd/m2 0.000 cd/m2 - 6718 K

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