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Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options

Redmi Note Prime is the new device from Xiaomi that is scheduled to release soon will be the successor to Redmi Note. Xiaomi has become a well-known brand around the world now after its entry in the Indian market last year. Also known as Apple of China, the company is into many products likes, smartphones, TV’s, Routers, fitness bands, Air purifiers, etc. Redmi Note Prime comes with a 5.5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.

Below are the Tips and tricks of the device which will help you understand the device in-depth. Also read Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime FAQs, Tips, Tricks and Useful Options

  • How to insert the SIM card on your Note Prime ?
  • What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
  • How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
  • How to take a Screenshot on my Redmi Note Prime ?
  • How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
  • Are there LED notification lights on the device?
  • How much is the internal storage on Note Prime ?
  • Will the device support OTG?
  • Will the device get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
  • How much battery is available on the device?
  • What is the Model number of the device?
  • How much is the RAM memory is available on the device?
  • Can the device capture 4K videos?
  • Will the device support 4G LTE?
  • What is the Megapixel count of the front and rear camera on the device?
  • How to change the font size?
  • What is the baseband version of the device?
  • How to use the Power saving modes on the Redmi 2 Prime?
  • What are the benchmarking scores of the device?
  • How to activate Lite mode on the device?
  • How to activate Child mode on the device?
  • How to wake-up the device with volume buttons?
  • How to customize Navigation Buttons?
  • How to backup and reset Note Prime?
  • What is one hand mode and how to use it on your device?
  • How to insert the SIM card on your Note Prime?

    To insert SIM on Redmi Note Prime is simple. All you need to do is switch off the device, remove the back panel. Now, remove the battery and insert the SIM in their respective slots, place the battery back and put the back panel and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM on your Redmi Note Prime.

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    Xiaomi Note Prime is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual Standby. To insert an SIM card on your smartphone, power off your device and remove the back panel. Now remove the battery and insert the SIM card in their respective ports as per the marked direction on the panel. Now place the battery back in its position and put the cover. Now boot the device and you have successfully inserted SIM card on your device.

    How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

    Tethering mode is the option helpful to share the data network on your device. To enable this option, Open the settings and tap on More Settings in Wireless & Networks. In the new window, tap on Tethering and portable hotspot and click on Wi-Fi Hotspot. Further the toggle the off button to enable that on your device. You can also set the password and network name by tapping on set up wi-fi hotspot on your device. A maximum of 8 devices can connect at a time, and you have the access to limit your connectivity also.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime Tethering

    How to take a Screenshot on my Redmi Note Prime?

    To capture a screen shot on Redmi Note Prime, you need to press the lock/power key and volume down key simultaneously until you feel a vibration. The screenshot is saved in the gallery, and if you want a quick access, you can open it from the notification panel immediately after the photo and it can also be shared.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    To check for updates on your Redmi Note Prime, go to the Settings, scroll down and tap on About Phone. Further tap on system updates, the device checks for updates and shows the details of updates. You can tap on the Update button to download and install the update.

    Are there LED notification lights on the device?

    Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights. Initially, you need to enable this on your device to get access this option. To enable this on Redmi Note Prime open the setting, click on advanced settings, now tap on Notification lights. Further, click on Pulse notification lights to enable this on your device. In this, you have the option of customizing the light as you want by selecting the color you want.

    How much is the internal storage on Note Prime?

    The device comes with an internal storage of 16 GB and out of which only 11.59 GB is what the user can use as the rest of it is utilized by the background applications and the system OS.

    Will the device support OTG?

    Yes, the device does support USB OTG drive, and we have tested with it a 16 GB drive. This helps the user to transfer data easily from phone to system or vice versa without having to connect the device every time to a system.

    Will the device get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

    As of now there is no word on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 update on Note Prime, but we would love to see the device getting this update very soon. Marshmallow update will bring many new features that will make the phone work better and also fixes the bugs. The device currently runs on Android 4.4 based MIUI 7.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime MIUI

    How much battery is available on the device?

    Redmi Note Prime comes with a 3100 mAh battery on the back that gives a talk time up to 775 h on 3G and standby up to 38 h on 3G.This is a good enough battery to last an entire day with heavy usage.

    What is the Model number of the device?

    The model number mention in the device is HM NOTE 1S CU, and this number can be viewed by going into the settings of the device and scroll down to About phone. Now tap on this and select the option Device information, now you can see the model number of the device. This varies with the region of the device.

    How much is the RAM memory is available on the device?

    Although the device comes with 2 GB of RAM, the user can access only 1.4 GB as the rest of it is being used by the system and other background applications.

    Can the device capture 4K videos?

    No, the device does not support 4K video capture, as the 13 MP camera does not have this feature. This camera can capture 1080p videos at 30fps. Usually, we can see this feature is available on high-end or flagship devices.

    Will the device support 4G LTE?

    Yes, the device will support 4G LTE connectivity along with GSM and HSPA. 4G connectivity will bring faster browsing speeds so that the user can have the access to good speeds. This 4G is now available on almost all the devices that come to the market, be it an entry level or a flagship device.

    What is the Megapixel count of the front and rear camera on the device?

    Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime comes with 13 MP camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture and is also an autofocus camera with LED flash. There is also a 5 MP camera on the front for video calling and selfies.

    How to manage notifications on the device?

    To manage notifications on this device open the Settings of the device and tap on Notification and click on Toggle position. You can press and hold to pick up a toggle and change the position. In this, you can also enable status bar and notification shade options for your notification panel.

    What is the baseband version of the device?

    The baseband version of the device as mentions on the device is PM99_1.07-. To view, this baseband version goes to the settings of the device and select the option about phone.

    How to use the Power saving modes on the Note Prime?

    Power saving mode helps in improving the battery life by disabling the background options on the device. To enable this on the device, go to the setting and click on the option battery. Now, click on Battery mode and tap on the Power Save button in the list of modes. Power saving mode is successfully activated on your device.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime Battery

    What are the benchmarking scores of the device?

    Below are the benchmarking scores of the device that will give an idea about the performance levels.

    Antutu benchmark score: 23143
    Vellamo Multicore score: 1352
    Vellamo Metal score: 809
    Chrome Browser Score: 2045
    Geekbench Single-core score: 462
    Geekbench Multi-core score: 1372
    Quadrant Standard score: 10898

    How to activate Lite mode on the device?

    In this Lite mode, all the apps appear on the screen and size of the font is changed to big so that it will be easier for the elder people to use. To enable this on your device, Open settings, tap on the lite mode. In the lite mode setting window tap on the button beside the lite mode. A pop up appears stating reboot the device to enter into lite mode Tap OK. Once the reboot is done, you will enter into Lite mode. To get out from the lite mode, you need to follow the same procedure.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime Lite mode

    How to activate Child mode on the device?

    To activate the child mode on the device, go to the setting and tap on Child mode on the devices. Now turn on the feature and it ensures that the child won’t get access to any other app except the one that they get permission from and keeps files safe.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime Child mode

    How to wake-up the device with volume buttons?

    This feature helps you to wake up the device with volume buttons when the screen is locked. To enable this on your device, go to the settings and tap on the display. Now select the option buttons and turn on the feature Wake up with Volume buttons.

    How to change the font size?

    Font size can be changed from the Display option that is available in the setting. In the display, we have to tap on Font size, and it can be set accordingly for the user’s convenience.

    How to backup and reset Note Prime?

    To backup and reset Note Prime, go to the settings of the device and tap on Back-up & reset in the system section. Now tap the Backup & Reset Window, tap on Factory Data rest option that is at the bottom of the screen. If you want to delete all the data on your device tap on the check box adjacent to Erase store data and click on Reset Phone. Make sure the battery on the device is more than 50% before the process starts.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime Reset

    What is one hand mode and how to use it on your device?

    One hand Mode is the option that you see on the phones that come with a big screen. This will make sure that the user has the option to use the device with single hand also. One Hande mode helps you in reducing the screen size of the display so that you can access the complete screen with a single hand. To enable this feature on your device, go to the settings and tap on Additional Settings and click on one hand mode. Now, in the new list tap on the one hand mode button to enable it. To start the One Hand mode, you need to swipe the finger from left to right from the home button to pull the screen closer to one side. You can swipe in the opposite direction to get back in normal mode. You will be having three different options like 4.5 inches, 4 inches and 3.5 inches from which the user can choose any one according to their convenience.

    These are the Tips and Tricks of Redmi Note Prime and if you have any more queries regarding this device do drop a comment in out PhoneRadar forum page.

    By Pavan Kumar B.C on Tuesday 22nd of Dec 2015


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