Redmi Note 8 Pro heating issues

Many customers have acknowledged Redmi Note 8 Pro heating issues while playing graphic intensive games such as PUBG. This issue is directly linked to the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset that powers the phone.

The MediaTek may have tried to address the heating issues but in vein. I have come across, not one but several complaints with regards to Redmi Note 8 Pro alone.

Redmi Note 8 Pro Heating Issues
Redmi Note 8 Pro Heating Issues

MediaTek Processors are known for heating issues

The MediaTek processors were known for heating problems in the past too. Experts say that there is a problem with MediaTek GPU system, it consumes more power leading to heating up of the phone.

Based on the past and present experience, several reviewers’ advice not to buy smartphones with MediaTek processor in it. They vouch for phones with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset instead.

Several factors to buy a smartphone

How many of us decide to buy a smartphone based on which processor it is equipped with? In case of Redmi Note 8 Pro, many would have purchased it just because of its camera setup. It is the first phone in the world to have a 64MP camera and at an affordable price.

We buy based on trust

We also decide on a smartphone because of our trust in the brand, build quality, pricing, memory size, storage capacity etc.  The processor is not always a primary criterion for our purchase decision.  

If not for serious gaming, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is still powerful enough for activities such as mobile photography, video editing and even watching HD movies. But MediaTek claims the Helio G90T is built for serious games! If the phone overheats because of intensive gaming, the purpose is defeated here.

What MediaTek claims

MediaTek Helio G90 Series
MediaTek Helio G90 Series

See what they claim in their website – “MediaTek Helio G90 and G90T chipsets are exclusively designed to be the core of an incredible smartphone gaming experience. The chipset has the latest CPU and GPU cores with ultra-fast memory and massive AI performance to deliver fast, fluid action. Paired with MediaTek’s HyperEngine game technology we tune your entire smartphone for mobile game play.” What about heat management?

Luckily, not every phone shipped out will heat up during intensive gaming. If that was the case, Xiaomi will be forced to halt the sales and call back all 8 Pros sold in the market.

If you face Redmi Note 8 Pro Heating Issues

If you already own the Redmi Note 8 Pro and face heating issues while gaming, here’s some tips:

  • Stop using your phone if it reaches abnormal temperature
  • Do not charge and play games at the same time.
  • Avoid playing games in the outdoors.
  • Try to be indoors and in cool place while playing mobile games.
  • Close all unnecessary Apps that is not required
  • Play the games in intervals such as 30 or 60 minutes, depending on how your phone behaves.
  • Continuous gaming will also take a toll on your health. So play responsibly. Learn here.

If you want to buy a smartphone for gaming, you can consider the next version from the Xiaomi stable – the Redmi Note 9 Pro. This budget phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor. At the time of writing this post, the 4GB/64GB costs Rs. 14000/- and the 6GB/128GB costs Rs. 17000/-. The reviews were also good.