Redmi Note 8 Pro FAQ

Redmi Note 8 Pro FAQ

Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India. The Redmi Note series has been a massive hit for the company in India and the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes after the massive success of the Redmi Note 7 Pro. If you plan on buying the Redmi Note 8 Pro, check out our detailed FAQ below which should answer all your questions surrounding it.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro features MediaTek’s Helio G90T chipset which is optimized for gaming. The phone can run PUBG at High graphical settings without breaking into a sweat. Its 4500mAh battery also ensures that it lasts through a day of heavy use without any issues. Check out our Redmi Note 8 Pro FAQ below to find answers to some common doubts surrounding the device like whether it has 4K video recording with EIS or not, its slow-mo video recording capabilities, and more.

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Redmi Note 8 Pro FAQ

Q) What are the full specifications of the Redmi Note 8 Pro? 

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

  • Dimensions: 161.7 x 76.4 x 8.81 mm, IP52 Certification
  • Weight: 200g
  • Display: 6.53-inch 19.5:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ (2160 x 1080), Curved Gorilla Glass 5
  • Chipset: Octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T chipset clocked at 2.08GHz
  • GPU: Mali-G76
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB UFS 2.1, Dedicated microSD card slot
  • Rear camera:
    64MP, f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 4K video recording, EIS
    8MP f/2.2 120-degree ultra-wide angle sensor
    2MP Macro sensor
    2MP depth sensor
  • Front camera: 20MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint scanner (Rear), Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass
  • Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C
  • Battery: 4500mAh non-removable
  • Others: MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie

Q) What are the differences between the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro?

A) The Redmi Note 8 Pro is a major step up over the Redmi Note 7 Pro in the performance, camera, and design department.

The Helio G90T chipset inside the Redmi Note 8 Pro is between 25-30% faster in CPU and GPU benchmarks. All that raw horsepower translates into better real world gaming performance as well. The Redmi Note 8 Pro can easily run PUBG at HDR graphical settings while the Redmi Note 7 Pro maxes out at High graphics.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro also comes with a quad-camera setup. This includes a new 64MP primary camera along with an 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor, a Macro sensor, and a depth sensor.

The improved primary camera and the addition of an ultra-wide angle camera itself are a big deal as they greatly improve the overall imaging flexibility of the Redmi Note 8 Pro over the Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Q) Is there any performance difference between the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro?

A) Yes, there is. The Redmi Note 8 Pro might come with a MediaTek Helio G90T chipset but it is noticeably faster than Redmi Note 7 Pro’s Snapdragon 675 chip.

Q) Does the Redmi Note 8 Pro support 5G?

A) No, it does not. The phone only supports 4G networks.

Q) Can one record videos from the ultra-wide angle camera on the Redmi Note 8 Pro?

A) Yes, you can. One can also switch between the 8MP ultra-wide angle camera and the 64MP shooter while recording a video.

Xiaomi’s standard warranty does not cover any form of liquid damage so you should try and keep your Redmi Note 8 Pro away from any kind of liquid.

Q) Does the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset inside the Redmi Note 8 Pro suffer from any overheating issues?

A) No, it does not. The Chinese variant did suffer from overheating issues but Xiaomi seems to be thermally throttling the chip in the Indian variant to better manage its temperature.

Q) Should one buy the Redmi Note 8 Pro over the Realme XT?

A) Yes, absolutely. The Realme XT had the advantage of the first phone to launch in India with a 64MP primary camera but that’s about it. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is a better package overall in my opinion.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the Redmi Note 8 Pro have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Redmi Note 8 Pro features two nano-SIM card slots and a dedicated microSD card slot. This means you can use two nano SIM cards and one microSD card on the phone at the same time.

This is the first time that Xiaomi has included a dedicated microSD card slot on its Redmi Note handset. It is only the Indian variant of the Redmi Note 8 Pro which comes with a dedicated microSD card slot. The international/Chinese variant features a hybrid SIM slot.

Q) Is there an IR blaster on the Redmi Note 8 Pro that can be used to control TVs and other devices?

A) Yes, the Redmi Note 8 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 8 Pro?

A) Yes.

Q) Can one record calls on Redmi Note 8 Pro?

A) Yes, one can record calls on the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Q) Is there Widevine L1 support on the Redmi Note 8 Pro?

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

Q) Can one click photos in 64MP on the Redmi Note 8 Pro?

A) Yes, though one will need to switch to a dedicated 64MP mode for this. There is a notable shutter lag and HDR is also not available in this mode.

Q) Does the Redmi Note 8 Pro feature FM radio?

A) Yes, the Redmi Note 8 Pro features FM radio but unlike the Redmi 8, it does not have wireless FM radio.

Q) Is the display on the Redmi Note 8 Pro protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) Yes, the 6.53-inch display on the Redmi Note 8 Pro is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 8 Pro?

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

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 8 Pro located? Is it touch-based?

A) The fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 8 Pro 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. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is capable of recording slow-mo videos in [email protected] It can also record super slow-motion videos at 960fps – a first in the Redmi Note series.

The phone is also capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps.

Q) Is there EIS on the Redmi Note 8 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 8 Pro without using a third-party app?

A) Yes, you can directly make video calls on the Redmi Note 8 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 8 Pro run on? 

A) The Redmi Note 8 Pro runs on MIUI 10 out of the box which is based on Android 9.0 Pie.

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

A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. The Note 8 Pro 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 Vodafone and AirTel’s network?

A) Yes, the Redmi Note 8 Pro supports Vodafone and Airtel’s VoLTE network.

Q) Is fast or Quick charging supported on the Redmi Note 8 Pro?

A) Yes. The Redmi Note 8 Pro supports 18W fast charging. Xiaomi is also bundling an 18W fast charger in the box this time around.

Q) How much free storage space does one get on the Redmi Note 8 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 8 Pro.

Q) What colors are the Redmi Note 8 Pro going to be available in?

A) The handset will be available in Shadow Black, Halo White, and a striking new Gamma Green color.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Redmi Note 8 Pro?

A) You get the phone, an 18W charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. Xiaomi is also bundling a free plastic case with the Redmi Note 8 Pro just like its other recent devices.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Redmi Note 8 Pro 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 8 Pro launch in India?

A) The Redmi Note 8 Pro is launching in India on October 21, 2019. It is priced at Rs 14,999 for the 6GB/64GB variant, with the 6GB RAM/128GB variant is priced at Rs 15,999. Xiaomi is also selling an 8GB RAM/128GB variant for Rs 17,999.

Q) Does the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset inside the Redmi Note 8 Pro suffer from any overheating issues?

A) No, it does not. The Chinese variant did suffer from overheating issues but Xiaomi seems to be thermally throttling the chip in the Indian variant to better manage its temperature.

What is the price of the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India?

The price of the phone starts from Rs 14,999, with the 6GB/128GB variant available for Rs 15,999.

When will the Redmi Note 8 Pro get the MIUI 11 update?

The MIUI 11 update for the handset is scheduled for late December.

Is there Widevine L1 support on the Redmi Note 8 Pro?

Yes. This means the phone can stream videos from Netflix and Prime Video in Full HD resolution.

Does Redmi Note 8 Pro support 5G?

No, it does not support 5G.


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