Redmi 7A FAQ

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 8 Jul 2019

Redmi 7A

Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi 7A in India. The Redmi 5A and Redmi 6A were among the most popular budget smartphones in India and the Redmi 7A will continue that trend. It is a major upgrade over the Redmi 6A and packs an impressive camera. If you are looking to buy the Redmi 7A, make sure to check out our detailed FAQ below.

The Redmi 7A is an impressive phone for its price and Xiaomi has once again managed to raise the bar of low-end budget smartphones.

Redmi 7A FAQ

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

A) The full specs of the Redmi 7A are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm
  • Weight: 165g
  • Display: 5-inch 720p IPS LCD, Reading mode
  • Chipset: Quad-core Snapdragon 439 chipset clocked at 2GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 505 running at 650MHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16/32GB, dedicated microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: 12MP Sony IMX486 with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture LED flash
  • Front camera: 5MP, AI Portrait mode
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: LTE, (Hybrid) Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB
  • Battery: 4000mAh non-removable
  • Others: MIUI 10

Q) Does the Redmi 7A feature a metal construction?

A) No, the Redmi 7A is made of polycarbonate plastic. The back of the phone does feature a metallic matte finish that is smooth to touch. It does feature splash protection thanks to a nano coating that repels oil and water.

Q) What are the special features of the Redmi 7A?

A) The Redmi 7A offers notably better performance than the Redmi 6A and the 12MP rear camera ensures that its camera performance is also a marked step up from its predecessor.

Q) Does the Redmi 7A really come with a two-year warranty?

A) Yes. This is the first phone in the market in this price range to ship with a two-year warranty. This really shows just how confident Xiaomi is about the device and its reliability.

Q) What is this wireless FM radio feature on the Redmi 7A?

A) The new wireless FM radio feature on the Redmi 7A will allow one to listen to the radio on the handset without first having to plug in your earphones.

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No, the rear panel and battery of the Redmi 7A are not removable.

Q) What are the differences between the Redmi 4A and Redmi 7A?

A) Not much really. Both phones have the same internals and only differ a bit in terms of their build quality. While both handsets are made of plastic, the Redmi 7A features a metallic matte finish which gives it a slightly premium feel.

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

A) The Redmi 7A features a dedicated microSD card slot and two nanoSIM card slots. This means that you can use a microSD card along with two SIM cards on the phone at the same time.

Q) Does the Redmi 7A support 4G SIM cards on both SIM slots?

A) Yes, the Redmi 7A supports 4G SIM cards on both its SIM slots.

Q) What about dual VoLTE support?

A) Yes, the Redmi 7A supports dual VoLTE. This means you can use two Jio SIM cards or connect to two VoLTE networks on the device at the same time.

Redmi 7A

Q) Does the Redmi 7A feature an IR blaster?

A) No, the Redmi 7A lacks an IR blaster. Xiaomi stopped including an IR blaster on the Redmi A series with the 6A and it is continuing that same trend with the Redmi 7A.

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

A) The 5.45-inch 720p IPS display on the Redmi 7A is not protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass. It is a strengthened glass that is less prone to scratches, but its not Gorilla Glass.

Q) Does the Redmi 7A feature a fingerprint scanner?

A) No, the Redmi 7A does not feature a fingerprint sensor.

Q) Can one record slow-motion videos on the Redmi 7A?

A) No, the phone cannot record slow-motion videos.

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

A) Android 9.0 Pie.

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

A) The Redmi 7A runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.

Q) Is Quick charging supported on the Redmi 7A?

A) No, it does not. The handset comes bundled with a 1A charger.

Q) How much free storage space does the Redmi 7A has out of the box?

A) The 16GB variant has around 10GB of free storage 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 7A, but not all.

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

A) You get the phone, a 1A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. No case, screen guard, or earphones are bundled with the phone.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Redmi 7A 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) What is the price of the Redmi 7A?

A) The 2GB RAM/16GB variant of the Redmi 7A is priced at Rs 5,799. The 32GB storage variant is priced at Rs 5,999.

Q) When does the Redmi 7A go on sale and where?

A) The Redmi 7A goes on sale on and Flipkart from July 11. It can also be purchased offline through Xiaomi’s Mi Home stores. The handset will eventually also makes its way to Xiaomi’s offline Mi Preferred Partner stores.

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