Xiaomi launched the new Redmi Note 12 series in China with amazing specifications. It consists of four variants: Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus and Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition, the latter being only the Pro Plus with 210W fast charging. Many people do not know which one to choose after the announcement, and this article is here to clear all their doubts: here is a comparison between the Redmi Note 12, Pro and Pro Plus.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus
|Features||Xiaomi Redmi Note 12||Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro||Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||165.9 x 76.2 x 8 mm,|
|162.9 x 76 x 7.9 mm,|
|162.9 x 76 x 9 mm,|
|DISPLAY||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), AMOLED||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), OLED||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), OLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1, octa-core 2 GHz||Mediatek Dimensity 1080, octa-core 2.6 GHz||Mediatek Dimensity 1080, octa-core 2.6 GHz|
|MEMORY||4 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 12, MIUI||Android 12, MIUI||Android 12, MIUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Dual 48 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.4|
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 50 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.9 + f/1.9 + f/2.4|
16 MP front camera
|Triple 200 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.7 + f/1.9 + f/2.4|
16 MP front camera
|BATTERY||5000 mAh, fast charging 33W||5000 mAh, fast charging 67W||5000 mAh, fast charging 120W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||5G, dual SIM, IP53 dust and splash resistant||5G, dual SIM, IP53 splash and dust resistant||5G, dual SIM, IP53 splash and dust resistant|
In my opinion, the best design belongs to the Redmi Note 12 Pro, specifically in the pink color variant. But the vanilla version is actually thinner, making it easier to use with one hand. All these phones are not made of premium materials, but they come with the good build quality and IP53 certification that makes them resistant to dust and splashes.
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The Pro and the Pro Plus variant come with the same display, better than the one found on the vanilla version. it is an OLED panel capable of displaying up to one billion colors with a diagonal of 6.67 inches, a refresh rate of 120 Hz, Dolby Vision support and HDR10+ certification. Unlike the vanilla version, they are equipped with an in-display fingerprint reader and stereo speakers.
Specifications and software
The Redmi Note 12 has Qualcomm’s latest generation core chipset: Snapdragon 4 Gen 1. With the Pro and Pro Plus variants, you get Mediatek’s top-of-the-line Dimensity 1080 mobile platform running at a maximum frequency of 2.6GHz and paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. All variants run Android 12 out of the box, customized with MIUI 13.
The best camera setup belongs to the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus: it is equipped with a triple rear camera including a main 200 MP sensor with OIS, an 8 MP ultra-wide shooter, and a 2 MP macro lens, while there is a 16 MP camera on the front. The silver medal goes to the Redmi Note 12 Pro with a 50MP main sensor with OIS and the same secondary sensors as well as the same front camera. The vanilla version has a disappointing 48 MP main camera paired with a 2 MP depth sensor.
All Redmi Note 12 variants are equipped with the same battery capacity: 5000 mAh. Since their components have more or less the same power consumption, don’t expect big differences in battery life. However, there are important differences when it comes to charging speeds: the Pro Plus variant supports 120W fast charging, the Pro has 67W fast charging and the vanilla version supports 33W fast charging.
The vanilla Redmi Note 12 is available in the Chinese market with a starting price of €170 or $170 in real change, the Pro variant starts at €240 or $240 and the Pro Plus starts at $300 or $300. Which one would you choose?