Redmi Note 12
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Review: Can it fulfil users’ expectations
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 Design 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. Read More: Apple iPad, iPad Pro 2022 Review: World’s most advanced tablets 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. Display 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. Read More: Top 10 phones coming to Bangladesh in November 2022 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. Camera 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. Read More: vivo V25, V25e Review: Is the Price Difference Justified? 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. Read More: OPPO F21 Pro 4G Review: Special attraction for Shakib fans 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. Read More: realme C30 Review: An entry-level phone with smooth performance 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. Read More: Infinix Zero Ultra Review: Worth the hype? 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. Conclusion 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. Read More: Tecno Pova 4 Pro Review: Budget gaming phone with a massive battery 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.
Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 12 series: Can it hold the legacy?
Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has recently launched the 12th version of its popular Note Series smartphones. The latest Redmi Note 12 Series has appeared in four different versions: the standard 12, the 12 Pro, the 12 Pro+, and the 12 Explorer Edition. The Redmi Note 12 5G receives Qualcomm's Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC while MediaTek's Dimensity 1080 chipset is provided in all three Pro variants. Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition The MediaTek Dimensity 1080 Octa-core processor and Mali-G68 MC4 GPU power the smartphone. The smartphone has an OLED display with a 6.67-inch diagonal and a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. Read More: Apple iPad, iPad Pro 2022 Review: World’s most advanced tablets There are three cameras on the back: a 200 MP wide-angle lens, an 8 MP ultrawide lens, and a 2 MP macro lens. The wide-angle front camera sports a 16 MP sensor. The gadget has sensors like an optical fingerprint reader, an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. A non-removable Li-Po 4300 mAh battery, fast charging at 210W, 66% in 5 minutes, and 100% in 9 minutes (as stated), as well as USB Power Delivery 3.0 power the smartphone. The phone's Android 12 + MIUI 13 operating system ensures lag-free performance. The price for the single 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model of the Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition is CNY 2,399 (about $328 or TK33800), while the price for the same model of the Redmi Note 12 Trend Edition with a striped pattern is CNY 2,599 (approximately $356 or TK36500). Read More: Top 10 phones coming to Bangladesh in November 2022 Redmi Note 12 Pro+ vs Redmi Note 12 Pro Design Both the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ models have 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED panels with 120Hz refresh rates, making their specifications almost equal. Both phones have the Dimensity 1080 chipset, up to 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of fixed storage that cannot be expanded. Camera In terms of cameras, the Pro+ has an advantage because it is the first Redmi phone to feature a 200MP camera that uses a Samsung ISOCELL HPX sensor. This 1/1.4-inch sensor features QPD autofocus and 16-to-1 pixel binning. In the default mode, you can capture photographs with a resolution of 12.5 MP with a 2.24 m pitch, 50 MP with a 1.12 m pitch, and even 200 MP with a 0.56 m pitch. Read More: vivo V25, V25e Review: Is the Price Difference Justified? Additionally, the large sensor is capable of staggered HDR, 14-bit color depth, 8K video recording at 30 frames per second, and 4K at 120 frames per second. Sadly, only 4K video recording is possible with the Dimensity 1080 chipset. The 50MP main camera of the Redmi Note 12 Pro features a Sony IMX766 sensor and OIS. Both phones have an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP depth assist sensor. Front-facing selfie cameras have a 16MP resolution. Battery and Charger Other features include 5,000 mAh batteries in both the Redmi 12 Pro and Pro+, with the Pro charging at up to 67W speeds for the Pro while the Pro+ has 120W fast charging. Both devices have the headphone jack and run MIUI 13 on Android 12. Read More: OPPO F21 Pro 4G Review: Special attraction for Shakib fans Color Options The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ is available in four colors: white, black, blue, and a special Yibo Edition featuring a dual-tone green and black back. With the exception of the Yibo Edition, which is now a pink gradient colour, the Redmi Note 12 Pro is offered in the same color selections. Price Pricing for the 8/256GB model of Redmi Note 12 Pro+ is about CNY 2,199 (about $304 or TK31000). The price of the 12/256GB variant is CNY 2,399 (about $332 or Tk33800). China's public sales begin on November 1st. CNY 1,699 (about $235 or Tk23900) is the starting price for the 6/128GB variant of Redmi Note 12 Pro. The top-of-the-line 12/256 GB device costs CNY 2,199 (about $304 or Tk31000), and there are 8/128 GB and 8/256 GB models as well. Read More: realme C30 Review: An entry-level phone with smooth performance Redmi Note 12 Like its Pro brothers, the regular Redmi Note 12 features a 6.67-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It also has a 5,000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging. There is only a 2MP depth module in addition to the 48MP primary camera. The 8MP selfie camera has a limit. Note 12 has been equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 CPU, which is supported by up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Read More: Infinix Zero Ultra Review: Worth the hype? Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 is available in black, white, and blue color. The base 4/128GB variant costs CNY 1,199 (about $165 or Tk16900), while the 8/256GB variant costs CNY 1,699 (about $235 or Tk23900).