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Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Review, Full Specs & Price

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The Redmi Note 12 is the latest addition to the Redmi Note series of smartphones from Xiaomi. It is a mid-range device that offers a great combination of features and performance at an affordable price.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 is powered by a Qualcomm SM4375 Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 processor and comes with a 6.67-inch FHD+ display. It also features a 48MP Triple rear camera, one 13MP front camera, a 5,000mAh battery, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.67 inches Samsung AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels (~395 ppi density), ~85.0% screen-to-body ratio
  • Android 12, MIUI 13
  • Qualcomm SM4375 Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 (6 nm) Octa Core Processor
  • 4GB, 6GB RAM
  • 48 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (macro) Triple Rear Camera
  • 13 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor (side mounted)
  • 128GB Built-in Storage, Memory Card support
  • 4G LTE Support
  • 5G Support
  • 33W Fast Charging Capacity
  • 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-ion Battery
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12

Design

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 has a modern design that features a large 6.67-inch display with a tiny punch-hole notch for the front-facing camera. The display is a Super AMOLED panel by Samsung with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate. It has slim bezels on the sides and a slightly thicker bezel at the bottom.

The Xiaomi phone has a plastic back panel with a glossy finish and a rectangular camera module that houses a triple-camera setup. The module is located at the top left corner of the back panel and features a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera.

On the right side of the phone, you will find the power button and the volume rocker, while the bottom of the phone houses the USB-C port, speaker grille, and a headphone jack. The phone also has a fingerprint scanner located on the side, which doubles as a power button.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 comes in three color options: Frosted Green, Matte Black, Mystique Blue. Overall, the phone has a sleek and modern design that is both stylish and functional. Measuring at 7.9 mm thickness, Xiaomi is marketing it as the Slimmest Note Ever.

Display

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 features a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a pixel density of 409 pixels per inch.

The Super AMOLED used on Redmi Note 12 is Samsung displays technology known for its vibrant and vivid colors, high contrast ratios, and deep blacks, which is due to the ability of the individual pixels to turn off completely when displaying black content. They also have faster refresh rates and lower power consumption compared to traditional LCD displays, which makes them ideal for use in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

In addition this display has a 20:9 aspect ratio with 85.0% screen-to-body ratio, thus promising sharp and vibrant display. The display spread around the screen leaving narrow bezels around it. It also has a refresh rate of 120Hz, which makes scrolling and gaming smoother and more fluid.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 display is HDR certified, which means that it can display HDR content with enhanced colors, brightness, and contrast. It also offers a peak brightness of 1200 nits, therefore, it will be able to produce a very bright and vivid image, even in direct sunlight or other bright environments.

Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 has a triple-camera setup on the back, consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The rear camera module is located in a rectangular bump on the top left corner of the phone’s back panel.

The primary 48-megapixel sensor has an aperture of f/1.8 and supports PDAF (phase detection autofocus) for faster and more accurate focusing. The ultrawide sensor has a 118-degree field of view, allowing you to capture wider landscapes or group photos. The macro sensor is designed for close-up shots and can focus at a distance of 2-10cm, while the dual tone flash, uses two LED lights of different colors, usually white and yellow, to provide a more natural and accurate color temperature in photos taken with flash.

On the front, the Redmi Note 12 features a 13-megapixel selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.5. The front camera is located in a punch-hole cutout in the center of the display.

The camera also comes with features such as Night mode, Pro mode, Slow-motion video recording, and 4K video recording.

Hardware

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset, a powerful and efficient mobile processor, designed to provide the best performance and power efficiency for mobile devices.

It features a Kryo 460 CPU, which is a 64-bit octa-core processor with four high-performance cores and four efficiency cores. The high-performance cores are clocked at up to 2.0GHz, while the efficiency cores are clocked at up to 1.8GHz. This allows for improved performance when running demanding applications, while still providing power efficiency.

It also features an Adreno 630 GPU, which provides improved graphics performance and support for virtual reality and augmented reality applications. It comes with 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card up to 1TB. You can add up to 5GB virtual RAM.

The android phone is equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery that supports fast charging at up to 33W. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security, along with face unlock.

In terms of connectivity, the Redmi phone supports dual-SIM cards (nano-SIM + nano-SIM), 5G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.

Above all, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 runs on MIUI 13, which is based on Android 12. MIUI 13 is a feature-rich custom skin that offers a lot of customization options and features.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Price and Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 price starts at ₦151,850 for the 4GB/64GB variant, about ₦187,500 for 4GB 128GB and ₦207,250, for 6GB RAM + 128GB. It has a starting price of $ 189.00 /£ 312.21 / ₹ 17,999 for 64GB 4GB RAM.

The smartphone was announced on October, 2022 and became available for purchase in January, 2023.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12:

General Features


  • Platform: Android 12, MIUI 13
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM4375 Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 (6 nm) Octa Core Processor (2.0 GHz dual-core Cortex-A78 and 1.8 GHz hexa-core Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Adreno 619
  • Memory: 4GB, 6GB RAM
  • Colours: Frosted Green, Matte Black, Mystique Blue
  • Dimension: 165.9 x 76.2 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 188 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display


  • Display: 6.67 inch AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels (~395 ppi density), 120Hz Refresh rate, up to 1200 nits Brightness, 20:9 aspect ratio, ~85.0% screen-to-body ratio
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera


  • Rear Camera: 48 MP (wide), f/1.8, PDAF + 8 MP (ultrawide), f/2.2 + 2 MP (macro), f/2.4 Triple Camera
  • Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, Panorama, 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera: 13 MP (wide), f/2.5 Camera, 1080p@30fps

Storage


  • Built-in Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC, up to 1TB (uses shared SIM slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support


  • 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: LTE Bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
  • 5G: 5G Bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 40, 78 SA/NSA

Internet & Connectivity


  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot:
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes USB Type-C 2.0, OTG

Messaging


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Unspecified
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

  • Navigation: Yes GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control


  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (side mounted)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Stylus Pen:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features


  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant: IP53 Splash Resistant
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer:
  • Document Editor:

Battery


  • Battery: 5000 mAh Non removeable Li-Po Battery
  • Talktime: up to 34 hours (VoLTE)
  • Standby Time: up to 26 days
  • Fast Charging: 33W Fast Charging Capacity

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