The new Realme 7 5G is one of the UK’s cheapest 5G phones

The new Realme 7 5G is one of the UK’s cheapest 5G phones

Realme on Thursday introduced the Realme 7 5G, an affordable 5G option headed for the UK.

On paper, the smartphone packs a real punch, featuring a 6.5-inch 120Hz FHD+ LCD, a MediaTek 800U processor, and support for 5G networks. The device also comes equipped with up to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a beefy 5000mAh battery. The Realme 7 5G comes with a Dart Charge brick and supports 30W charging, so you can replenish the battery from 0 percent to 50 percent in less than 30 minutes.

The Realme 7 5G also sports a quad-camera setup, which includes a 48MP main sensor, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, 2MP macro lens, and 2MP black and white sensor for portrait mode. The device also features a 16MP front-facing camera, which lives in a small hole punch in the top left corner of the display.

Specification Realme 7 5G
Dimensions & Weight
  • 162.2mm x 75.1mm x 9.1mm
  • 195g
Display 6.5″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080), 120Hz
SoC MediaTek Dimensity 800U
RAM & Storage
  • Up to 8GB (LPDDR4x)
  • 128GB (UFS 2.1, expandable)
Battery & Charging 5,000 mAh with 30W Dart Charge
Rear Camera(s)
  • 48MP wide-angle (f/1.8)
  • 8MP ultra-wide (FoV 119°, f/2.3)
  • 2MP B&W portrait (f/2.4)
  • 2MP macro (f/2.4)
Front Camera(s) 16MP (FoV 79.3°, f/2.1)
  • USB-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 2.4/5 GHz
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.1
Software Realme UI (Android 10)

Rounding out the device is a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor, support for Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. And for those who need more storage, you can expand the device’s storage using a microSD card.

As far as budget devices go, the Realme 7 5G is a winner on paper. About our only complaint is that it’s launching with Android 10 (with Realme UI) instead of Android 11. Even still, the Realme 7 5G offers a lot without breaking the bank.

The Realme 7 5G, which launches in Mist Blue and Flash Silver, will retail for £279 through Amazon when it launches on November 27. However, consumers can take advantage of a Black Friday price of £229, making it one of the most affordable 5G phones in the UK.

    The new Realme7 5G packs a real punch without breaking the bank. It features a quad-camera setup, 5000mAh battery, and supports 5G. And it's cheap, making it a great 5G option in the UK market.

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Brandon Russell
Brandon Russell

Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.

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