Redmi Note 7 FAQ

Redmi Note 7

Xiaomi has managed to create quite a stir with the Redmi Note 7. Coming hot on the heels of the Redmi Note 6 Pro, the Redmi Note 7 is a massive upgrade over its predecessor in almost every way possible. This includes the switch to a more powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset and an impressive 48MP rear camera.

While the Redmi Note 7 has only launched in India so far, it is expected to make its way to India and other parts of the world soon as well. If you are interested in the Redmi Note 7, check out our detailed FAQ below which should answer all your questions about it.

Redmi Note 7 FAQ

Q) What are the full specifications of the Redmi Note 7? 

A) The full specs of the handset are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm
  • Weight: 186g
  • Display: 6.3-inch 19.5:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ (2160 x 1080), 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5
  • Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB, Hybrid microSD card slot
  • Rear camera:
    Primary: 12MP, f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, Full HD video recording, EIS
    Secondary: 2MP depth sensor
  • Front camera: 13MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint scanner (Rear), Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass
  • Connectivity: LTE, (Hybrid) Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C
  • Battery: 4000mAh non-removable
  • Others: MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie

Q) What are the differences between Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 7?

A) Quite a lot! The Redmi Note 7 is a major upgrade over the Redmi Note 6 Pro in almost every way possible. It comes with a new all-glass design, a more powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset, and USB-C connectivity. It also does away with the massive notch and switches to a waterdrop notch instead.

Q) Is there any performance difference between the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 6 Pro?

A) Yes! The Snapdragon 660 chipset inside the Redmi Note 7 is significantly more powerful than the Snapdragon 636 found inside the Redmi Note 6 Pro. The chipset allows the Redmi Note 7 to smoothly play games like PUBG at medium to high settings.

Q) Is the Redmi Note 7 water-resistant?

A) No, but the handset is splash resistant. However, Xiaomi will not honor the standard warranty for any liquid damage.

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No, since the Redmi Note 7 features a unibody glass build, the battery and back cover is not removable.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the Redmi Note 7 have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Redmi Note 7 features a hybrid SIM card slot. This means that you can either 1 SIM card and microSD card or 2 SIM cards at any given time. The primary SIM slot accepts microSIM cards, while the secondary slot accepts nanoSIM cards.

Q) Is there an IR blaster on the Redmi Note 7 that can be used to control TVs and other devices?

A) Yes, the Redmi Note 7 features an IR blaster. Coupled with Mi Remote, one can use the IR blaster on the device to control TV, ACs, and other electronic items.

Q) Do you get face unlock on Redmi Note 7?

A) Yes.

Q) Can one record calls on Redmi Note 7?

A) Yes, one can record calls on the Redmi Note 7.

Q) Does the Redmi Note 7 feature FM radio?

A) Yes, the Redmi Note 7 features FM radio.

Q) Is the display on the Redmi Note 7 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) Yes, the 6.3-inch display on the Redmi Note 7 Pro is protected by a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 7?

A) Yes, you can. The steps can be found here.

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 7 located? Is it touch-based?

A) The fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 7 is located at the rear, and yes, it is touch based.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the phone?

A) 5.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the phone?

A) Yes. It can record slow-mo videos in 1080p@120fps. It can also record Full HD videos at 60fps and since it has EIS, the footage will not be shaky as well.

Q) Can one make native video calls on Redmi Note 7 Pro without using a third-party app?

A) Yes, you can directly make video calls on the Redmi Note 7 without using an app like Google Duo or Skype.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 9.0 Pie.

Q) Which version of MIUI does the Redmi Note 7 run on? 

A) The Redmi Note 7 runs on MIUI 10 out of the box.

Q) Does the Redmi Note 7 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. The Note 7 also has dual-VoLTE support which means one can use two Jio or any two VoLTE networks on the device at the same time.

Q) What about VoLTE support on AirTel’s network?

A) Yes, the Redmi Note 7 support Airtel’s VoLTE network. Xiaomi will also add support for Vodafone’s VoLTE network on the handset with a future software update.

Q) Is fast or Quick charging supported on the Redmi Note 7 Pro?

A) Yes. The Redmi Note 7 has Quick Charge 4.0 support. However, Xiaomi continues to bundle a 10W charger with the device which means one will have to separately investment in a Quick Charge 3.0 or 4.0 charger.

Q) How much free storage space does one get on the Redmi Note 7 out of the box?

A) Almost 21GB of free space

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Redmi Note 7, but not all.

Q) What colors are the Redmi Note 7 going to be available in?

A) The handset will be available in Black, Blue, and Red.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Redmi Note 7 Pro?

A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. Xiaomi is also bundling a free plastic case with the Redmi Note 7 just like its other recent devices.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Redmi Note 7 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) When will the Redmi Note 7 launch in India?

A) The Redmi Note 7 is launching in India on March 6, 2019. It is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant, with the 4GB RAM/64GB variant coming at Rs 11,999.

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