Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi launched four new phones, Redmi Note 12, Note 12 Pro, Note 12 Pro+, and Note 12 Explorer, under its latest Redmi Note 12 series on November 1 in China. The phones are expected to be launched in Bangladesh and other Asian countries by the end of November. Let’s take a look at the key specs of the Redmi Note 12 Pro.
Key Features of Redmi Note 12 Pro
The Note 12 Pro represents a continuation of the previous generation’s design. The front screen with a flat back panel and a straight-back frame basically resembles the design of the Note 11T Pro. But 12 Pro has a larger, more powerful camera module. It comes in four colors, black, blue, white, violet or purple.
The side still includes a power button that functions as a fingerprint too. On the top, you will get an IR emitter, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and NFC. However, the SIM card slot does not function with TF cards.
The 187g weight, as well as the 7.9 mm width, contributes to the Note 12 Pro feeling like a lightweight device despite its 162.9 by 76 height and length. Note 12 Pro should get a very high score for its form factor at a mid-range.
The Note 12 screen looks the same as the one on the 11 Pro, but there are some small upgrades. A larger 6.67-inch OLED display uses a smaller bezel, which yields the most noticeable difference between those two devices. It looks more beautiful than average mid-range phones do from the front. The quality of the screen is excellent and creates a diamond-quality pixel.
The display’s resolution is 1080 × 2400 pixels with a 120Hz refresh rate. It uses a 1920Hz pulse-width modulation dimming in low brightness and supports Dolby Vision (900 nits peak brightness). The quality of this screen is best in the same price range.
Performance on the Note 12 Pro’s weaker side comes from using the Dimensity 1080 chip, a 6nm mid-range MediaTek chip. Both AnTuTu and 3DMark are showing very similar ratings to the prior Generation Dimensity 920 with a 968,607 AnTuTu score.
The graphic unit is enriched with Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. The phone runs on MIUI 13 OS on top of Android 12.
Ultimately, you can evaluate the level of performance of a chip when you visit the framerate information for each video game. Of course, it’s no problem for PUBG on a mobile device. As per Genshin Impact, its average fps was less than 40, which is not an excellent performance.
So, it is better to buy Dimensity 8100 phone if you prefer a better chip. So, Note 12 Pro falls behind the Note 11T pro in hardware comparison.
Although you cannot add an external memory card, the four memory variation should be good enough for you. Note 12 Pro comes with 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, and 256GB 12GB RAM version. But you might not get all the versions in Bangladesh.
Here you get UFS 2.2 data transfer technology.
Redmi focuses on the camera of Note 12 Pro. However, it does not use the latest 200MP main camera. But Redmi emphasizes filters and Art frames. Seven new filters have been added to the Note 12 series, all of which make photos appear grainy while altering the color.
Moreover, some scenes may look excellent on these filters, making them great for film photography. So, this phone is recommended for people who enjoy photography.
Rear Camera Series
The back camera includes a 50 MP wide-angle main camera that features an f/1.9 aperture, 24mm lens width, and 1/1.56-lens size. This sensor has introduced a new optical image stabilizer this time.
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The sensor part has also become larger, so the video recordings or photos in dim light have improved over the previous context. In particular, the 2x magnification is just fine with handshakes, even as the recent 5x magnification has no shaking in the dark as it was before with previous models.
Now the night vision setting is even more fun. It does not improve the dynamic range but just lowers the highlights and darkens the dark portions. Consequently, it makes night scenes more enjoyable and relaxing without noise. Some scenes demand stronger highlights, and it can cause unwanted exposure, just like a neon box, which doesn’t look as good as the automatic mode.
And oftentimes, the color temperature is too cool, so it can be difficult to take a good photo at night with the Note 12 Pro if you lack expertise and skill.
Besides, Note 12 Pro’s rear camera series includes an 8 MP ultrawide camera featuring an aperture of f/1.9, 119˚ (ultrawide) field-of-view, and 1/4" lens size. It also has a 2 MP macro sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. However, the macro camera performance is not the best. It is not recommended for frequent use.
On the front side, Redmi Note 12 Pro sports a 16 MP (wide) selfie sensor. Its sensor size is 1/3.06-inch and 1.0µm.
The video recording quality has improved significantly than Note 11 Pro. Because its ability to stabilize video recordings is improved by the addition of OIS. But additionally, by taking into consideration other smartphones with EIS, Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro’s recording is not superior.
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The highest camera shooting parameters on the Note 11 Pro are 4K 30fps for the main camera and 1080P 30fps for the ultra-wide camera, which are the same in the Note 11 Pro.
With the front camera, you can shoot 1080p footage at 30 or 60fps.
Battery and Charging
The Note 12 Pro comes with 67w charging power for a 5000mAh battery. However, it is 20g lighter than Note 11 Pro, and the battery is 160mAh smaller. Since the phone might give you a reduced performance, the battery life should be long-lasting. Therefore, it is a good improvement over 11 Pro+.
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Redmi Note 12 Pro’s Price
The Redmi Note 12 Pro’s 128GB 6GB RAM version will cost $299 in China, which is equivalent to Tk30,688 ($1= BDT. 102.64). However, the official price of Redmi Note 12 Pro in Bangladesh may vary due to tax and other issues.
While the four models of Xiaomi’s latest Redmi Note 12 series are different, they share some identical features, such as a 6.67-inch flat AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, FHD+ resolution, and 900 nits peak brightness. The display also supports Dolby Vision, HDR 10, 10-bit color, and HDR 10+. All these models are powered by Dimensity 1080 chipset. But there are some significant differences too, but Note 12 Pro seems promising.
Note 12 Pro is great for photographers and regular gamers. So, if you want the play regular games rather than 3D games, this phone is for you as you are getting a long-lasting massive battery. Redmi Note 12 should also be great for fashion enthusiasts as the back colors are fascinating.
On the whole, if you are looking for a mid-range smartphone with standard looks, a reliable battery, good camera performance, and efficient hardware, you can consider the Redmi Note 12 Pro.