“The Redmi Note 7S is the latest budget smartphone from Xiaomi to feature a 48-megapixel rear camera”

Redmi Note 7 series has enjoyed a great response in India, with sales crossing 2 million soon after their release. The company has now launched a slightly more equipped variant of the Redmi Note 7. It’s called the Redmi Note 7S (first impressions) and features a better camera setup. Now that Redmi has managed to confuse buyers even more, we figured it would be a good idea to tell you the differences between the Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, and the new Redmi Note 7S. Let’s get right in to it! 

Redmi Note 7S vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 price in India

The Redmi Note 7S price in India is higher than that of the Redmi Note 7 (review), because of the improved hardware. The base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage will cost you Rs 10,999. If you want the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, then that’s Rs 12,999. The phone is available in Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red and Onyx Black colour options. 

Redmi Note 7S
Redmi Note 7S

On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 will cost you Rs 9,999 for the base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM variant is Rs 11,999. Finally, the top of the line Redmi Note 7 Pro (review), is priced at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB model, and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM model. 

Redmi Note 7S vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 specifications

Looking at all three devices from the front, you can’t really tell a lot of differences. Even from behind, the only way you can separate them, is thanks to the gradient finish on the Redmi Note 7 Pro. All three phones feature a vertical dual rear camera setup and a fingerprint scanner. Underneath though, there’s plenty of differences between the three.

The all new Redmi Note 7S comes with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display that’s protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. Even the Redmi Note 7 and the Note 7 Pro feature an full-HD+ 6.3-inch LCD display. All three devices also feature a teardrop notch at the top. Therefore, whichever phone you decide to purchase, you won’t have to worry about the display quality or size. Internally, the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7S, both are powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor. On the other hand, their Pro sibling uses the Snapdragon 675 chipset. You also get more RAM and storage on the Pro variant, although all three variants have a microSD card slot for adding more storage. 

Coming to the cameras, the Redmi Note 7S features a 48-megapixel Samsung GM1 sensor at the back, which is paired with a 5-megapixel depth unit. This is the main improvement of this phone over the Redmi Note 7, which gets a 12-megapixel rear camera that’s coupled with a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the Pro model, the dual rear camera consists of a the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor + 5-megapixel sensor. For selfies, all three devices feature a 13-megapixel camera. Therefore, the Redmi Note 7S offers a better camera experience than the Note 7 but not than the Pro model.

All three phones also come with a 4,000mAh battery and feature USB Type-C ports with 18W fast-charging support. As mentioned earlier, the fingerprint scanner on all the phones are placed at the back. However, you can also use the front camera for the Face Unlock feature. You also have the 3.5mm headphone jack available on all three Redmi devices. The phones run on the latest MIUI 10 software, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie. 

In Conclusion

The main difference between the new Redmi Note 7S and the Redmi Note 7, is that the former has a better rear camera setup. There aren’t any differences apart from that. We would suggest that you opt for the former instead of the standard latter, because the price difference between the two isn’t very large and it is being phased out anyway. Of course, if you want a faster phone and a better camera, then the Note 7 Pro is the answer.