#PriceDrop ALERT! ⚠
— #MiFan Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) August 20, 2019
Price Cut Details
Starting with the Redmi Note 7 Pro, its 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant now costs INR 14,999, opposed to its original price of INR 15,999. The price of the other two variants remains the same.
The Redmi Note 7S now starts at INR 9,999 (3GB + 32GB variant), instead of the earlier price tag of INR 10,999. The 4GB + 64GB variant, however, hasn’t received any price cut.
Moving on to the Redmi Y3, its base variant, the one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, now costs INR 8,999, that’s INR 1,000 less than its original price tag of INR 9,999. The price of the second variant remains the same.
Lastly, the Redmi 7 has received a price cut of INR 500, but only on the base variant, which has 2GB RAM and 32GB storage; it now costs INR 7,499. The 3GB + 32GB variant price remains the same.
Is This a Realme Effect?
Xiaomi has announced the price cut of its smartphones the same day when Realme has launched the Realme 5 and the Realme 5 Pro smartphones. So, it looks like Xiaomi has after all dropped prices to counter Realme’s launches.
Should You Buy Realme 5 Instead of Redmi Note 7S?
It is a tough competition between Realme 5 and the Redmi Note 7S. On paper, the Realme 5 offers a larger battery and a slightly more powerful processor than the Redmi Note 7S. On the other hand, the one from Xiaomi offers USB Type-C port, Corning Glass 5 protection on either side, and a 48MP camera, which is significantly better than the 12MP unit in the Realme 5. So, as you can see, the Redmi Note 7S still manages to tick more boxes. In my opinion, you should go for Redmi Note 7S, unless you want aren’t satisfied with its 4000mAh battery capacity.
What About Realme 5 Pro? Should You Choose It Over the Redmi Note 7 Pro?
The competition gets even tougher when it comes to choosing one between the Realme 5 Pro and the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Realme 5 Pro offers faster charging and a more powerful processor compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Whereas the Redmi Note 7 Pro has Corning Glass 5 on either side, and a better UI compared to that of the Realme 5 Pro. If durability and ease of use is your preference, go for the Redmi Note 7 Pro, but if you are looking for slightly better performance and a faster-charging capability, the Realme 5 Pro should be your choice.