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Redmi Note 12 vs Note 12 Pro vs Note 12 Pro+—Specs Comparison

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Xiaomi unveiled the new Redmi Note 12 Series in China, with impressive features. It comes in four models: the Redmi Note 12, the Redmi Note 12 Pro, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus, and the Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition, the latter of which is simply a Pro Plus with 210W fast charging. Many people are unsure which one to buy following the announcement, and this post will help to clear up any confusion: here is a comparison of the Redmi Note 12, Pro, and Pro Plus.

Brand/Unit Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 (6nm) Mediatek Dimensity 1080 (6nm) Mediatek Dimensity 1080 (6nm)
Display 6.67” Samsung AMOLED 120Hz 6.67” OLED HDR10+ 120Hz 6.67” OLED HDR10+ 120Hz
RAM 4GB/6GB/8GB 6GB/8GB/12GB 8GB/12GB
Storage 126GB/256GB 126GB/256GB 256GB
Camera

48MP Main
8MP Selfie

48MP Main
16MP Selfie
200MP Main
16MP Selfie
Battery 5000mAh /
33W
5000mAh /
66W

5000 mAh /
120W

Related: Redmi Note 12 Lineup rumored to have a 200MP camera

Design

The Redmi Note 12 Pro, notably in the pink color variation, has the nicest design in my view. However, the vanilla version is slimmer, making it simpler to operate with one hand. All of these phones are not made of premium materials, but they have a solid build quality and the IP53 certification, which makes them dust and splash-resistant.

Display

The Pro and Pro Plus variants have the same display, which is superior to the one available in the vanilla edition. It is an OLED screen with a diagonal of 6.67 inches, a frame rate of 120 Hz, Dolby Vision compatibility, and HDR10+ certification that can display up to one billion colors. They have an in-display fingerprint scanner and dual speakers, as opposed to the vanilla edition.

Camera

The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus has the greatest camera arrangement, with a triple rear camera that includes a primary 200 MP sensor with OIS, an 8 MP ultrawide shooter, and a 2 MP macro lens, as well as a 16 MP camera on the front. The Silver award goes to the Redmi Note 12 Pro, which has a 50 MP primary sensor with OIS, the same secondary sensors, and the same front camera. The vanilla version comes with a 48 MP primary camera and a 2 MP depth sensor.

Specs & Performance

The Redmi Note 12 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 entry-level processor from the previous generation. The Pro and Pro Plus editions include a high-end Dimensity 1080 mobile platform by Mediatek that runs at a maximum frequency of 2.6 GHz and is combined with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage. All of the variations come pre-installed with Android 12 and MIUI 13.

Battery

The Redmi Note 12’s battery capacity is the same across all variants: 5000 mAh. Given that their components consume roughly the same amount of energy, you shouldn’t expect significant changes in battery life. However, there are significant variances in charging speeds: the Pro Plus variant allows 120W fast charging, the Pro variant offers 67W fast charging, and the vanilla version provides 33W fast charging.

Price & Availability

The vanilla Redmi Note 12 is available in the Chinese market for €170 or $170 (roughly Php9,916) at the time of writing, the Pro model for €240 or $240 (around Php13,999), and the Pro Plus for €300 or $300 (approximately Php17,499). Which one would you choose?


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Mabuhay Manila, Edmar Consular here! I studied Adobe Photoshop Short Courses in addition to my academic career in Automotive Technology. Here at Manila Shaker, I'm the Junior Editor in charge of writing article reviews, tech news, and video scripts.

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