Xiaomi Redmi 7 Review

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 7 smartphone along with Redmi Y3 on April 24 in India. The Redmi 7 is an attempt to fix the shortcomings of Redmi 6, although Redmi 7 is a major upgrade compared to the last year’s Redmi 6 and Redmi 5 in terms of design, i…

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 7 smartphone along with Redmi Y3 on April 24 in India. The Redmi 7 is an attempt to fix the shortcomings of Redmi 6, although Redmi 7 is a major upgrade compared to the last year's Redmi 6 and Redmi 5 in terms of design, internals, and battery, but has Xiaomi managed to improve it enough to make you consider as your next phone? Let us dive into the review to find out. Unboxing We recently unboxed the smartphone, check out the unboxing and first impressions. Box Contents Xiaomi Redmi 7 2-pin charger (5V-2A) Micro USB cable SIM ejector tool Protective case User guide Design Redmi series devices were known for the compact form factor, with Redmi 5 the company shifted to 18:9 aspect ratio and as a result, we saw a 5.7-inch display on Redmi 5. Xiaomi decided to go with a 5.45-inch display on Redmi 6 but this time the company has decided to put a 6.26-inch display on Redmi 7. Having used the 4-5 iterations of Redmi series of devices as my primary devices, Redmi 7 doesn't feel like a phone from the same lineup. The smartphone features a 6.26-inch modern bezel-less dot-notch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio protected under Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone ...

Xiaomi Redmi 7 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI V10.3.2.0 with Dark Mode toggle]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 7 smartphone in India on 24th April running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on an average, the Global Stable ROM is u…

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 7 smartphone in India on 24th April running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on an average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 30-60 days. This post will help our readers in keeping track of MIUI updates for Redmi 7 (codename 'onclite'), also check out our Redmi 7 content, Redmi 7 Unboxing and First Impressions [gallery size="large" link="file" ids="282988,282989,282990"] MIUI Updates rolled out for the smartphone: [May 22, 2019]: Xiaomi starts rolling out MIUI 10.3.2.0.PFLINXM with May security patch, the update weighs around 606 MBs in size and brings several features including system-wide Dark Mode, Face unlock for App Lock, along with several bug fixes and optimizations to the smartphone. [Download link] The Xiaomi Redmi 7 comes in Comet Blue, Lunar Red and Eclipse Black colors, is priced at Rs. 7999 for the 2GB RAM with 32GB storage version and the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version costs Rs. 8999. Earlier this week, Xiaomi announced that Redmi 7 will be available in open sale across Amazon.in, Mi.com and Mi Home stores. We will be dropping the Redmi 7 review soon. MIUI v10.3.2.0 Changelog, System: Optimization: Updated Android Security Patch to May 2019. Increased system security. Phone: Fix: ...

Mi File Explorer gets Dark Mode with latest update

Xiaomi introduced system-wide dark mode on MIUI Global ROM couple of months ago but some of Xiaomi’s in-house apps such as Mi Drop, Mi Music, and Downloads still lack dark mode. Xiaomi has recently added dark mode to its popular Mi File Manager app…

Xiaomi introduced system-wide dark mode on MIUI Global ROM couple of months ago but some of Xiaomi's in-house apps such as Mi Drop, Mi Music, and Downloads still lack dark mode. Xiaomi has recently added dark mode to its popular Mi File Manager app, the app is not exclusive to MIUI users and can be downloaded from Play Store. Apart from dark mode, Xiaomi has also worked on redesigning the app to make it look more simpler and cleaner. [gallery size="large" link="file" ids="282864,282865,282866"] The option to turn on dark mode can be found in Mi File Manager settings on non-MIUI phones. MIUI users don't have a toggle to turn on dark mode in Mi File Manager as of now as it is controlled by the dark mode in system settings. The system-wide dark mode is available on selected devices running MIUI Global ROM. [gallery size="large" columns="2" link="file" ids="282862,282861"] The update (V1-190521) is available only for those who have signed up for beta testing of the app on the play store but you can download it from here and install on your device. Check out the changelogs below, - File Manager looks much better now! We redesigned our app and made it simpler and cleaner. - We added Dark ...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI V10.3.5.0 with Dark Mode toggle]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 smartphone in India back in February running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on an average, the Global Stable …

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 smartphone in India back in February running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn't follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on an average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 30-60 days. This post will help our readers in keeping track of MIUI updates for Redmi Note 7 (Indian Variant), also check out our Redmi Note 7 content, Redmi Note 7 Unboxing and First Impressions Redmi Note 7 Benchmarks Redmi Note 7 Camera Samples Redmi Note 7 Stock vs Google Camera Comparison Redmi Note 7 Review: Note-worthy comeback! [gallery size="large" link="file" ids="282826,282829,282830"] MIUI Updates rolled out for the smartphone: [May 21, 2019]: Xiaomi starts rolling out MIUI 10.3.5.0.PFGINXM with May security patch, the update weighs around 708 MBs in size and brings several features including Dark Mode, Face unlock for App Lock, along with several bug fixes and optimizations to the smartphone. [Download Link] [April 11, 2019]: Xiaomi starts rolling out MIUI 10.2.11.0.PFGINXM for Redmi Note 7, to optimize the performance and improve system stability. The update also brings March security patch to the device. [March 25, 2019]: Xiaomi releases Android 9.0 (Pie) based kernel sources for the Redmi Note 7. ...

How to enable Digital Wellbeing on Xiaomi phones

Xiaomi recently introduced Screen time feature with MIUI Global Beta ROM, it is similar to Digital Wellbeing that helps you understand your phone usage better, app usage timers so that you can limit the usage, visuals detailing how many times you u…

Xiaomi recently introduced Screen time feature with MIUI Global Beta ROM, it is similar to Digital Wellbeing that helps you understand your phone usage better, app usage timers so that you can limit the usage, visuals detailing how many times you unlock your phone per day and how many notifications you receive. Screen time feature is available only on MIUI Global Beta ROM but you can install Digital Wellbeing on your Xiaomi device in case you own a device running Android Pie based MIUI Global Stable ROM, read this step by step guide to learn how. Download the latest version of Digital Wellbeing from here, and install it on your device. [gallery size="large" ids="282630,282629,282628"] Install a launcher on your device that lets you add activities widget on the home screen, we are using Nova launcher for this tutorial. Long tap on the home screen to add a widget, select activities and scroll down to the Digital Wellbeing. [gallery size="large" ids="282626,282625,282624"] Launch the app by clicking the widget on the home screen, and allow 'Usage Access' to the app. [gallery size="large" ids="282623,282622,282621"] Go back to the app and turn on 'Show icon in the app list' option, the app will appear in the app ...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI V10.3.5.0]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone in India back in February running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on an average, the Global Sta…

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone in India back in February running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn't follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on an average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 30-60 days. This post will help our readers in keeping track of MIUI updates for Redmi Note 7 Pro (codename Violet), also check out our Redmi Note 7 Pro content, Redmi Note 7 Pro First Impressions Redmi Note 7 Pro Neptune Blue edition Photo Gallery Redmi Note 7 Pro Benchmarks Redmi Note 7 Pro Camera Samples Redmi Note 7 Pro Review: All-rounder at a killer price [gallery size="large" link="file" ids="282643,282652,282653"] MIUI updates rolled out for the smartphone: [May 20, 2019]: Xiaomi has started rolling out MIUI 10.3.5.0.PFHINXM with April security patch, the update weighs around 645 MBs in size and brings several features including Face unlock for App Lock, along with several bug fixes and optimizations to the smartphone. [Download Link] [April 29, 2019]: Xiaomi has started rolling out a minor MIUI 10.2.10.0.PFGINXM 285MB update. According to the changelog, this fixes noises in the speaker, but it also brings Fortnite support, however it still has Android security patch for ...

Xiaomi introduces new Utilities card in App Vault bringing 40+ new services

Xiaomi introduced App Vault back in 2017 with MIUI 9 with an aim to bring convenience at users tip. MIUI App Vault shows cards for various services and is an attempt similar to Google Now cards for showing all the important information in one place…

Xiaomi introduced App Vault back in 2017 with MIUI 9 with an aim to bring convenience at users tip. MIUI App Vault shows cards for various services and is an attempt similar to Google Now cards for showing all the important information in one place, MIUI quick cards can be accessed in a similar fashion by swiping left on the home screen. Xiaomi kept adding cards for various services with time to time including Ola, Stocks, Cricket, Today's Deal and Utilities. Xiaomi has recently added new services to Utilities cards, with these new additions more than 40 services from 14 categories are now available in utilities card. MIUI users can now read the news, buy groceries, recharge their phones, call a cab, order food, or book movie tickets right from the app vault. List of all Utility Services available in App Vault: News: Republic TV, Google News, AajTak, ABP News, TimesofIndia, DailyHunt Movies: BookMyShow, Paytm Movies Recharge: Paytm, Freecharge, Mobikwik, Airtel, Jio Cabs: Ola, Uber Food delivery: Swiggy, Faasos Shopping: Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, Shopclues Local services: Housejoy Used goods: OLX, Quikr, 2GUD Bus booking: redBus Travel: IRCTC, MakeMyTrip, Goibibo, Cleartrip, HappyEasyGo Groceries: Bigbasket Hotels: OYO, FabHotels, Treebo Hotels Medicines delivery: Pharmeasy, Netmeds ...

Xiaomi Redmi 7 Unboxing and First Impressions

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 7 smartphone along with Redmi Y3 on April 24 in India. We already brought you the Redmi Y3 camera samples and now we have the Redmi 7 Indian retail variant in Lunar Red and Comet Blue colors, check out the unboxing and fir…

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 7 smartphone along with Redmi Y3 on April 24 in India. We already brought you the Redmi Y3 camera samples and now we have the Redmi 7 Indian retail variant in Lunar Red and Comet Blue colors, check out the unboxing and first impressions of the device, Box Contents Xiaomi Redmi 7 in Lunar Red color 2-pin charger (5V-2A) USB Type-C cable SIM ejector tool Protective case User guide Aura smoke design with Corning Gorilla Glass protection! The Redmi 7 packs a 6.26-inch 1520 × 720 pixels HD+ display with a pixel density of 269 PPI and 450 nits brightness. It features a 2.5D curved dot-notch display with 19:9 aspect ratio, around 81% screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Similar to Redmi Y3, it also has a polycarbonate back that houses fingerprint scanner as well, the aura smoke design on the Redmi 7 makes it stand out from the competition in this segment. Xiaomi started providing P2i hydrophobic nano-coating on Redmi Note devices with Redmi Note 6 Pro and the same is found on Redmi 7 as well to protect it against accidental liquid spills. Snapdragon 632 with Dual 4G VoLTE! Redmi 7 is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 with 2GB or 3GB RAM and runs on latest Android 9.0 (Pie) ...

The almost perfect dark MIUI theme

Colors displayed on the screen affect the power consumption of the display and this is where dark mode helps on AMOLED devices. In last few months, Google gradually rolled out dark mode for some system apps including Phone, Contacts, Messages and r…

Colors displayed on the screen affect the power consumption of the display and this is where dark mode helps on AMOLED devices. In last few months, Google gradually rolled out dark mode for some system apps including Phone, Contacts, Messages and recently it introduced system-wide dark mode with Android Q Beta 3 that was announced at Google I/O 2019. [gallery size="large" columns="2" link="file" ids="282102,282103"] Xiaomi’s MIUI is best known for the customizations it offers and it recently introduced dark mode for devices running Android 9.0 (Pie) based Global Beta ROM. The dark mode isn't yet available for MIUI Global Stable ROM users but dark themes can be downloaded from theme store. Most of the dark themes available on the theme store are unpolished and finding a fully functional, bugfree, polished dark theme is a tedious task. We have finally found an almost perfect dark theme 'Parallel Dark' for devices running MIUI, read on for more details. [gallery size="large" link="file" ids="282104,282098,282105"] The parallel dark theme applies a dark theme to many system apps including Phone, Contacts, Messaging, Gallery, and Settings. The only issue we could find was that the options at the bottom aren't visible when multiple photos were selected (can be seen in the screenshot below). [gallery ...

Xiaomi releases Android Pie based kernel source for Redmi Note 6 Pro

Xiaomi launched first quad camera phone Redmi Note 6 Pro in India back in November running MIUI 10 on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo) and recently rolled out Android 9.0 (Pie) based MIUI Global Stable 10.3 for the smartphone. Now, the company has release…

Xiaomi launched first quad camera phone Redmi Note 6 Pro in India back in November running MIUI 10 on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo) and recently rolled out Android 9.0 (Pie) based MIUI Global Stable 10.3 for the smartphone. Now, the company has released Android Pie kernel sources for the Redmi Note 6 Pro (codename tulip). Even though the source code is not useful for normal users, it would be helpful for Android developers and tinkerers who would like to create custom software builds. You can download the kernel source from the GitHub source link below. Xiaomi has already released Android Pie based source codes for Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro but the company is yet to release Kernel sources for the recently-launched Redmi 7. We will keep you updated as soon as the company releases the source code for it. Source