Phone durability tests are not new, and some can actually be outright whacky. People have been made to stomp over phones, and even cut fruits and vegetables on it! However, this new durability test from the house of Xiaomi is unseen, unmatched, and unbelievable.
To prove the quality of build of the Redmi Note 7, the company sent one of its unit in space, where the phone took pictures at an altitude of 31,000m, before falling to the ground without any major damage!
Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? We couldn’t believe it either till we saw this video.
The video starts with asking viewers how one can prove that the phone is ‘out-of-this-world good’, followed by answering the question with a ‘by launching it into space’. The phone is then sent up, tied to what looks like a parachute-like designed instrument. The video shows changing temperature and atmospheric pressure, indicating how high up the phone is going. After reaching about 35,000m of altitude, the phone starts to come down, eventually falling back to Earth. When it’s finally picked up, the phone shows absolutely no sign of damage (even the screen doesn’t crack!). The phone is off by this time but is turned on almost immediately afterward. The video ends with depicting how the phone has all out-of-the-world features while hailing its 48 MP camera that will ‘capture all’.
While many people have sent GoPros and other tech in space, this is the first time that a Xiaomi mobile device went to the stratosphere of Earth. The photos taken by the device were also later posted on the company’s official Twitter handle.
— Xiaomi #FortuneGlobal500 (@Xiaomi) May 5, 2019
The Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3″ IPS LCD display, with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a pixel density of 409 PPI. It features a bezel-less display with waterdrop notch with a screen to body ratio of 81.21 percent. The device is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass v5.
When it comes to performance, the Redmi Note 7 functions on Android v9.0 (Pie) and is powered by Octa-core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260) processor and RAM of 3 GB. It offers a great graphical experience for gaming, and also comes with a Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, and Gyroscope.
Coming to the main feature, the camera – the device has a dual primary camera set up of 48MP and 5MP lenses at the back. The camera has features such as Exposure compensation, ISO control, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, and more. For photos in dim light, there is an LED Flash.
The device is powered by a 4,000mAh battery, along with a quick-charging feature – v4.0. This makes it easy for the user to juggle between apps, stream videos, and play games. The device also offers an internal memory of 32 GB, which can be expanded up to 256 GB.