Last October, Xiaomi launched the new Redmi Note 12, their unbeatable value for money smartphones in China. We had to wait almost 5 months to see them finally come to our house. Only four models have been released in France: Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 5G, Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+. Unfortunately, the famous Discovery Edition version with 210 W fast charging is currently not on the schedule.
Redmi Note 12 and 12 5G finally hits 120Hz
The Redmi Note 12 and 12 5G are finally taking over one of the flagship features of the most expensive models in the series: 120 Hz display The 6.67 AMOLED FHD+ panel, previously limited to 90 Hz, should make smartphones look much smoother than before.
As for performance, the Redmi Note 12 is this time equipped with a Snapdragon 685 processor, while the 12 5G model benefits from a more powerful Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chip.
Both smartphones are powered by a 5000mAh battery, which will have to make do with 33W fast charging. Still no improvement at this point in this price range.
On the photography side, the Redmi Note 12 benefits from 3 cameras, 48 MP main, 8 MP ultra wide angle and 2 MP macro sensor. Version 12 5G uses the same scheme, but replaces the main sensor with a 50 MP camera. The selfie camera is 13 MP.
As with previous models, some concessions were made. Smartphones do not have Wi-Fi 6, and the cheapest model will not be compatible with 5G networks, as the name suggests.
Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G puts the pack in the pictures
Xiaomi preferred to use it on their new smartphones. MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chip, much more powerful than the previous Snapdragon 695. Users should therefore see a huge difference in performance. On the screen side, less changes, always a 6.67 inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate. To protect it all, Xiaomi promises support for Dolby Vision, peak brightness at 900 nits, and support for Gorilla Glass 5.
Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G, a 5000mAh battery, which is compatible with 67W fast charging. Therefore, we should not notice any major changes in terms of autonomy compared to the previous generation.
Especially in the photo part, which Xiaomi decided to see larger. The smartphone is now equipped with:50 MP IMX766 (OIS) main cameracan be found on some of the best devices on the market in this field. Find X5 Pro, Honor Magic 4 or Huawei Mate 50 Pro, they all use the same sensor. Alongside the 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, it’s accompanied by the anecdotal 2MP macro sensor, which we couldn’t have done very well without. The selfie part is provided with a 16 MP camera.
Finally, we can state that the smartphone weighs only 187 grams for its dimensions of 162.9 x 76 mm x 7.9 mm. It’s also IP53 certified for water and dust resistance and features dual Dolby Atmos stereo speakers.A 3.5mm jack.
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G benefits from two major improvements
Although the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G is not much different from the Pro model, it still brings two big changes. Again we find the same MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chip, 6.67 inch 120 Hz AMOLED display, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, jack and IP53 certification.
However, this time the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G is a 5000mAh battery, compared to 4500 mAh for the previous Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G. In addition to increased capacity, charging also promises to be ultra-fast with a maximum power of 120W. This will only allow you to fully charge it. 19 minutes.
On the photography side, Xiaomi also sees it slightly larger. Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G, 200MP main camera It’s slightly smaller than the one found in last year’s high-end Xiaomi 12T Pro. This is accompanied by other 8 MP ultra wide angle, 2 MP macro and 16 MP selfie sensors. Also note that if the overall dimensions are the same as the Pro model, the thickness this time increases to 8.98 mm.
Price and availability
With all these improvements and the price increase in the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro, the prices of the mid-range models were also expected to increase:
- THEM Redmi Note 12 available from 229.90 euros (€199 on Early Bird) 249.90 Euros with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and 4GB 128GB storage.
- THEM Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G launched at 399.99 euros For the version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It will cost 429.99 Euros for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, and 469.99 Euros for 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. For the record, the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is available for 369.90 Euros in the 6GB/128GB version and 399.90 Euros in the 8GB/128GB version.
- on his side, Redmi Note 12 Pro + is offered for 499.90 euros It was launched in its only version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, i.e. 50 euros more than the previous Redmi Note 11 Pro+, but with 6GB and 128GB. The two cheapest models are marketed in grey, green and green. blue, Pro and Pro+ models are available in three colours: blue, white and black.