Xiaomi released its Redmi Note 12 series on October 27 in China. This series has 4 models, including Note 12, pro, Pro+, and Explorer Edition. Note 12 is the basic model in the Redmi Note 12 lineup. Although Note 12 serves as a starting point for the Redmi Note 12 series and provides the greatest bargain for certain customers, it is far from a low-end device. It has a few good features with some drawbacks. Let’s take a look at whether Redmi Note 12 can fulfill the expectations of the Xiaomi fans.
Key Features of Xiaomi Redmi Note 12
The Redmi Note 12 is a masterpiece in this area, as Xiaomi has essentially mastered the art of making its phones seem to be flagships. While choices from manufacturers like Nokia and Motorola make a valiant effort, they tend to have a certain clunky feel that Xiaomi continually avoids with its tiny budget phones.
The 6.67-inch screen dominates the front, which has very tiny bezels all the way around. The "chin" has a somewhat larger frame, but even so, it is still just a few centimeters thick. There is very little area utilized for anything other than the screen because of a tiny notch at the very top of the display in the middle.
the dimensions are 165.9 by 76.2 by 8 mm. Weighing 188g Note 12 won’t feel much heavy. It bears dual SIM. IP53 grade splash and dust resistance make the device more user-friendly.
The stylishness is seen on both sides. Even though it is slightly prone to smearing, the smooth plastic is pleasant to hold and gradually slopes toward the corners. A sizable rectangle in the upper left corner perfectly encloses the dual-camera array.
The screen of the Redmi Note 12 is a 6.67-inch OLED device with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 or 409 pixels per inch. It is also capable of 120Hz refresh rates, however, you have to choose this option since 60Hz is the default.
And except for one aspect, it's a great screen. With a volume of 95.8%, it shows a complete spectrum of colors in an accurate and brilliant manner and covers 95.4% of the sRGB gamut. Despite using OLED technology, it still has a good 428cd/m2 brightness level, making it legible unless on the brightest of days. Due to OLED technology, contrast is also excellent.
All of this results in a screen that is on par with others in this price range (and several above it), but there is one peculiar aspect. The text on the menus sometimes drags and appears in two locations at once for a little period of time, making the text look as if it can't keep up with the pace of screen refresh.
Depending on your perspective, the Redmi Note 12's inclusion of no less than 2 cameras on the rear is impressive—or too ambitious. There is just a 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor in addition to the wide 48MP primary camera. The main sensor features a 0.8 nichrome lens size.
On paper, everything seems great, but the pudding is the true test, and to stretch the analogy too far, this dessert is noticeably underdone or more accurately, undersaturated.
On the front side, the Note 12 sports an 8MP wide selfie camera featuring an aperture of f/2.0, with a 1/4" and 1.12µm lens size. The 8MP front-facing camera exhibits the under-saturation issue while taking selfies.
With the main rear camera, you can shoot 1080p footage at 30 or 60fps; while the selfie camera allows you to capture 1080p footage at 30fps.
Performance and Software
Things have been going rather well up until now, but they are about to take a turn for the worst.
The scores gave a rather mixed image of the capabilities of the Qualcomm Snapdragon, despite the fact that the Redmi Note 12 feels absolutely quick while surfing the internet and switching between apps. The processor used is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 6nm chipset, and it is accompanied by Adreno 619 GPU.
Note 12 has up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage space. Its variants are 4/128GB, 6/128GB 6GB, 8/128GB, and 8/256GB. The device features UFS 2.2 data transfer technology.
To evaluate the gaming performance of Redmi Note 12 we have done 3D testing. It has almost half the performance of the similarly priced competitor phones.
Battery and Charger
A battery with a capacity of 5,000 mAh is considered to be rather ample; the only time you'll need to go for a charger throughout the day is if you're engaging in energy-intensive activities such as gaming or GPS navigation.
It's remarkable that after an hour of watching a streaming video with the volume turned down and the brightness turned all the way up, the battery only dropped by five percent despite these extreme conditions.
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Because of its low price point, the Redmi Note 12 does not support wireless charging, which is to be anticipated in a device of this kind. On the other hand, the wired 33W charging works quite great, and you can get a full charge on this phone in a little over an hour if you start from zero. There is no cause for concern with regard to the charge of the battery or the duration of its use.
Price of Redmi Note 12 in Bangladesh
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 is not available in Bangladesh officially, yet. In the China market, it costs 1199 yuan or BDT 16,846. The conversion rate here is 1 Yuan = 14.05 Taka. However, the official price of Redmi Note 12 in Bangladesh may vary due to tax and other issues.
Though Note 12, like any other cheap phone, is a negotiated settlement, its design, screen, build quality, battery life, and other common features seem standard. However, its camera quality and general performance are where the users will notice the concessions in the price.
On the whole, Xiaomi’s latest Redmi note 12 can be a good choice for the average day-to-day tasks under the budget range.