Xiaomi debuted the Redmi Note 12 series at the end of last month, but it has already received a lot of excellent responses. In terms of value for money, the Redmi Note 12 is one of the greatest gadgets this year. It offers a stunning display, respectable performance, and long battery life at a relatively low price, as well as a 5G connection. Is it, however, the most intriguing value-for-money item in its price range? There is no better way to grasp it than to compare it to the best phones from other brands in the same price range. One of them is undoubtedly the OPPO F21 Pro 4G, also known in the worldwide market as the OPPO Reno7 4G. Below is a comparison of the major specs of the Redmi Note 12 and the OPPO F21 Pro 4G, which will assist you in determining which phone best suits your needs.
The OPPO F21 Pro 4G, also known as the OPPO Reno7 4G in Europe, has the most attractive and fascinating design. It has a fake leather back design and is more compact, thinner, and lighter than the Redmi Note 12. It has a punch-hole display on the front, with a hole in the top left corner. The OPPO F21 Pro 4G is splashproof thanks to IPX4 certification, and it sports a pretty intriguing RGB ring light around the back camera that can be used as a notification LED and can also be modified. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 is not an unattractive phone, but it is larger and chunkier than its competitor and has a plastic shell. It does, however, have the IP53 certification, which makes it dust and splash-resistant.
According to the specifications, the Redmi Note 12’s display is superior to that of the OPPO F21 Pro 4G. It has a bigger diagonal of 6.67 inches, a Full HD Plus resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a refresh rate of 120 Hz, and a peak brightness of 1,200 nits. Despite its AMOLED display, the Redmi Note 12 has a side-mounted fingerprint reader on the power button. It contains a 3.5 mm audio port and a mono speaker. The OPPO F21 Pro 4G features a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD Plus resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a refresh rate of 90 Hz, a peak brightness of 800 nits, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. As you can see, the brightness and refresh rate are both reduced. It features a single speaker and a 3.5 mm audio jack, much like its competitor.
The OPPO F21 Pro 4G triumphs in the camera comparison owing to a superior 64 MP main camera and a superior 32 MP front camera. The Redmi’s 48 MP back camera and 8 MP selfie snapper are underwhelming.
Specs & Performance
The Redmi Note 12 is one of the first smartphones to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 mobile platform. It is a 6 nm chipset with an octa-core architecture comprised of two Cortex A78 performance cores operating at a maximum frequency of 2 GHz, six Cortex A55 efficiency cores running at 1.8 GHz, and an Adreno 619 GPU. It outperforms the Snapdragon 680 chipset featured on the OPPO F21 Pro, which is constructed at 6 nm and runs at a maximum frequency of 2.4 GHz. Both phones have up to 8 GB of RAM. However, there is a variation in internal storage. The Redmi Note 12 features up to 256 GB of storage but no micro SD slot, whereas the OPPO F21 Pro 4G has 128 GB of native storage that can be expanded. Both phones utilize Android 12 out of the box but have distinct user interfaces.
Because of its larger 5000 mAh battery, the Redmi Note 12 wins the battery life comparison (instead of just 4500 mAh). Both phones have quick charging capabilities of 33W.
Price & Availability
The OPPO F21 Pro 4G costs $290 (around Php16,451), while the Redmi Note 12’s basic model costs $189 (roughly Php10,722), but has half the RAM. Which one would you choose?