Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition at the end of last month, boasting the quickest charging technology ever seen in the smartphone industry. It is not a flagship phone, but it is the most sophisticated edition of the Redmi Note 12 series, with incredible specifications despite its low price. However, this is not the only midrange phone capable of providing lightning-fast charging speeds. If we omit iQOO’s flagships, the Realme GT Neo 3 150W is another upper-midrange device with exceptionally rapid charging capabilities. Because the pricing of this smartphone is comparable to that of the new Redmi, we decided to publish this post. The following table compares the major specs of the Realme GT Neo 3 with the Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition.
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The Realme GT Neo 3 has a more elegant and unique design. Its back cover is particularly appealing to gamers and young people since it has a painting with two white stripes reminiscent of a sports vehicle. In addition, the phone sports an ergonomically curved rear and extremely thin bezels surrounding the flat display. The Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition, on the other hand, has a superior build quality. It’s a phone with a glass back and an aluminum frame that’s dust and splash-proof thanks to the IP53 certification. However, its screen-to-body ratio is smaller, and the overall design is less stunning and unique. Do you value a beautiful design or a high level of construction?
When the display parameters are considered, it is more or less a tie, although the Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition appears to be more appealing. It has a 6.67-inch diagonal OLED display capable of displaying up to one billion colors, a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 120 Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision support, and HDR10+ certification, as well as a peak brightness of 900 nits and an in-display fingerprint reader. The Realme GT Neo 3 features an AMOLED display with a size of 6.7 inches, a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels, a refresh rate of 120 Hz, HDR10+ certification, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. These phones have two stereo speakers but no audio jack.
The Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition is a more interesting camera phone because it includes optical stabilization (OIS) and the new 200MP sensor from Samsung, as opposed to the Realme GT Neo 3’s old 50MP Sony IMX766 camera. The secondary sensors are identical, with an 8 MP ultrawide sensor and a 2 MP macro lens.
Specs & Performance
The Realme GT Neo 3 150W has the most powerful hardware configuration. It is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 8100 chipset manufactured in a 5 nm technology. It is an octa-core processor with four Cortex A78 CPUs running at a maximum frequency of 2.85 GHz, four Cortex A55 CPUs running at 2 GHz, and a Mali G610 MC6 GPU. The SoC is combined with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of internal UFS 3.1 storage. The Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition comes with a Mediatek Dimensity 1080 processor that runs at a maximum frequency of 2.6 GHz and is combined with up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of native storage. On both phones, Android 12 is the operating system.
The Realme GT Neo 3 has a larger battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh against 4300 mAh, however, the Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition charges faster owing to 210W fast charging: the quickest technology ever seen on the market (a full charge in 9 minutes). The Realme GT Neo 3 is still rather quick, due to its 150W rapid charging technology.
Price & Availability
The Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition costs $330 (around Php18,799) outside the country, while the realme GT Neo 3 is priced at Php24,999 and available nationwide. Despite its slower charging technology, the Realme wins the comparison due to its superior overall characteristics.