The Realme 7 is a very popular device in the sub-15K segment in India when it comes to budget devices. At the price of Rs. 14,999/- the device comes with a 90Hz display along with the Mediatek Helio G95 chipset. Additionally, it also gets 30W fast charging as well that compliments another factor to the Realme 7. But how exactly does the Realme 7 perform when it comes to heavy games like PUBG Mobile? Is the Helio G95 an ideal choice in the Realme 7 for users looking for a phone for gaming at this price? Let’s find out in our detailed gaming review of the Realme 7.
Processor: Mediatek Helio G95 on the Realme 7
The Realme 7 is powered by Mediatek’s Helio G95 chipset which is an octa-core processor with two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.05GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. The GPU present here is the Mali-G76 MC4 coupled with 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM depending on the variant you choose. The storage options on the Realme 7 are 64GB and 128GB, both with UFS 2.1 memory.
Here are some benchmarks of the Mediatel Helio G95 on the Realme 7.
- Realme 7 AnTuTu Benchmark Score: 297372 (CPU: 97338, GPU: 84503, MEM: 56036, UX: 59495)
- Realme 7 Geekbench 5 Benchmark Score: Single-core Score: 508, Multi-core Score: 1623
- Realme 7 3DMark Scores: Wild Life test: Score: 1443, Average frame rate: 8.60
Wild Life Stress test: Best loop score: 1455, Lowest loop score: 1216, Stability: 83.6%
Sling Shot Extreme – OpenGL ES 3.1 Overall score: 2650
What are the Graphics settings in PUBG Mobile on Realme 7?
The Realme 7 supports Smooth+Ultra settings by default, which enables 40fps gameplay on the device. The maximum settings supported here are HD+High that gives you 30fps gameplay. We tested PUBG Mobile Korean on all these settings and here are the details of the performance that we got in Erangel and Sanhok-Bootcamp.
- Smooth + Ultra 40fps
- Balanced + High 30fps
- HD + High 30fps
- HDR – coming soon
- UltraHD – coming soon
Smooth + Ultra Gameplay on the Realme 7
The default settings of Smooth+Ultra on the Realme 7 gives you 40fps gameplay. The fps remain stable around 37-40fps during the majority of the times in Erangel. In close range fights, the frame rate can go to 30fps in crowded areas like apartments, Yasnaya, or Georgopol City but the frame rate remains constant around 40fps. You can see the fps dipping down to 30 at times while landing at such locations, but it jumps to 40fps as the game progresses.
In the Sanhok-Bootcamp test, the frame rate takes a significant hit to around 27-30fps during landing when 4-5 teams are landing alongside us at Bootcamp. The frame rate hovers between 30-35fps, and in close combats, it’s around 30fps. There is also a slight lag in character movement when many enemies are nearby. But the game remains very playable at an average of 30fps.
Can I get Smooth + Extreme settings in PUBG Mobile using GFX Tools on the Realme 7?
We tested the Realme 7 with GFX Tools to enable Smooth+Extreme settings on the Realme 7. This enables 60fps gameplay on the Realme 7. In this setting, we landed at Pochinki, Military Base, and School Apartments where we got a frame rate of around 50fps. The fps can go down to 40fps during close range fights in Erangel. On Smooth+Extreme setting using GFX Tools on the Realme 7, we also landed at Sanhok-Bootcamp where results remained very similar. The frame rates are around 40fps during landing and hover around 40fps with 3-4 teams landing alongside us at Bootcamp. The experience is slightly better than the default Smooth+Ultra setting, but it’s not true 60fps gameplay.
Using 3rd party apps like GFX Tools to get more fps on your device can lead to a permanent ban on your ID. We at Gaming Josh are NOT responsible for any bans or suspended PUBG Mobile IDs for using such methods. We always recommend playing the game at settings that the OEM has provided. Users are free to use any turnarounds to get extra fps, but we shall NOT be held responsible for any complaints as mentioned.
Does the Realme 7 support 90fps gameplay in PUBG Mobile?
The direct answer is, NO. The Realme 7 does NOT support 90fps gameplay even though it has a 90Hz display. The maximum supported frame rate is locked at 40fps. You can try to push the frame rate to around 60fps using GFX Tools, but 90fps cannot be enabled on the Realme 7 as the Helio G95 chipset is not capable of it. As we said earlier, using GFX Tools can lead to suspension or permanent bans on your ID, so use it at your own choice. Gaming Josh shall take no responsibility for complaints in such cases.
Does the Realme 7 heat during PUBG Mobile gameplay?
The Realme 7 does generate heat during extended sessions of gaming. The reason for this is the Mali GPU being used on the Helio G95 chipset. It aggressively tries to push more performance generating extra heat at times. The temperatures on this device are constantly around 46-degrees celsius, which is a little on the warmer side. If you are a user who does like getting their device warm during gaming then the Realme 7 is not an ideal choice for you.
How is the gyroscope performance on the Realme 7?
The Realme 7 has a dedicated gyroscope sensor. We tested the gyroscope at the ‘Always-ON’ setting at full 400 sensitivity. The gyro performance was very good, and the response was in real-time. There was no delay in gyroscope movement and 6x scope sprays can be controlled very well. Do note that the end recoil control always depends on the player handling the device.
Can we stream PUBG Mobile using the Realme 7?
Yes, you can stream games from the Realme 7 as it has a 3.5mm headphone jack. You can use the same technique of screen-mirroring which we used to conduct the live gaming test of the Realme 7. Do note that you will require a PC or a laptop for streaming games using a screen-mirroring software and StreamLabs OBS. You can stream directly with internal audio of the game, talk to your teammates, and output the same sound on stream as well with the Realme 7.
How much battery is drained while gaming on the Realme 7?
With Smooth+Ultra settings, the Realme 7 can get about 5 hours of gaming on headphones. The screen brightness was set to 50% during our testing. During extended gaming sessions, the heat generated can drain the battery a little faster. The use of GFX Tools can drain the battery a little faster. On a full 100% charge, you can get over 7 hours of uninterrupted gaming on the Realme 7.