Redmi Note 7 Pro FAQ – Gorilla Glass, Quick Charge, Slow Motion, EIS

Redmi Note 7 Pro

Alongside the Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi also launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India. It was the global debut of the handset which sports an impressive spec sheet along with an equally impressive price tag. The Redmi Note 7 Pro has raised the budget mid-range smartphone bar once again that other OEMs will likely struggle to catch up to anytime soon. If you plan on purchasing the Redmi Note 7 Pro but have some questions about the phone, check out our detailed FAQ.

The FAQ below will answer all your questions surrounding the Redmi Note 7 Pro including doubts on the Gorilla Glass used, slow-motion video recording capabilities, Widevine L1 support, and more.

Redmi Note 7 Pro 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 675 chipset clocked at 2GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB, Hybrid microSD card slot
  • Rear camera:
    Primary: 48MP, f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, Full HD video recording, EIS
    Secondary: 5MP 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 7 Pro and Redmi Note 7?

A) The differences between the two phones boil down to their rear camera setup and chipset. The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a more powerful Snapdragon 675 chipset and a 48MP rear shooter coupled with a 5MP depth sensor. As for the Redmi Note 7, it comes with a Snapdragon 660 chipset and 12MP rear shooter with a 2MP depth sensor.

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

A) Depends. The Snapdragon 660 is a powerful chipset but it is not good enough to run PUBG and other heavy games smoothly at all times. The Redmi Note 7 Pro with its Snapdragon 675 chipset pulls ahead in this regard.

Q) Is the Redmi Note 7 Pro water-resistant?

A) No, but the handset is splash-resistant. It comes with a P2i Nano coating technology. 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 Pro features a unibody glass build, the battery and back cover is not removable.

Q) Is the Redmi Note 7 Pro worth a buy over the Galaxy A50 or the Samsung Galaxy M30?

A) Yes, absolutely.

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

A) The Redmi Note 7 Pro 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 Pro that can be used to control TVs and other devices?

A) Yes, the Redmi Note 7 Pro 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 Pro?

A) Yes.

Q) Can one record calls on Redmi Note 7 Pro?

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

Q) Is there Widevine L1 support on the Redmi Note 7 Pro?

A) Yes. This means the phone can stream videos from Netflix and Prime Video in 4K resolution.

Q) Can one click photos in 48MP on the Redmi Note 7 Pro?

A) Yes, though one will need to switch to a dedicated 48MP mode for this.

Q) Does the Redmi Note 7 Pro feature FM radio?

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

Q) Is the display on the Redmi Note 7 Pro 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 Pro?

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

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 7 Pro 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 [email protected] It can also record Full HD videos at 60fps.

Q) Is there EIS on the Redmi Note 7 Pro while recording videos?

A) Yes, the phone has EIS but it is limited to only Full HD videos at 30fps. It is not available while recording 4K videos or at [email protected]

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 Pro 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 Pro run on? 

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

Q) Does the Redmi Note 7 Pro 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 Pro supports 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 Pro 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 Pro out of the box?

A) Almost 51GB 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 Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro launch in India?

A) The Redmi Note 7 is launching in India on March 13, 2019. It is priced at Rs 13,990 for the 4GB/64GB variant, with the 6GB RAM/128GB variant coming at Rs 16,990.

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