Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Review: A Thorough Evaluation of the Performance, Features, and Value of this Budget Phone
Today, we are going to discuss the recent release of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+. This device has recently launched in China and is expected to arrive in India very soon. Redmi’s Note series has always been popular with consumers, as the company has shipped over 300 million smartphones globally, with 72 million shipped just in India. In this review, we will take an in-depth look at the features and performance of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+.
The Redmi Note series initially gained popularity for offering budget and mid-range smartphones. However, with the introduction of the Redmi Note 11, the series has now been placed in the premium mid-range segment. Despite this shift, the series has still maintained a great price-to-performance ratio, offering a range of impressive features. In this review, we will explore the capabilities and value of the latest release in the Redmi Note series, the Redmi Note 12 Pro+.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ has packed in a number of high-end features this year, including a 200-megapixel camera, a massive 5000mAh battery with 12W fast charging capabilities, and an improved OLED display. These features are just a few of the highlights that make the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ a standout device. In this review, we will delve into the performance and capabilities of these and other features to provide a comprehensive analysis of this smartphone.
Device comes with a number of useful accessories in the box, including a silicon case, a 120W GaN charger with a USB Type-A to Type-C cable, and a pre-applied protective film. We appreciate that Redmi has included an IR blaster and a 3.5mm audio jack on the top of the device as well. Overall, the contents of the box provide everything you need to get started with your new smartphone. In this review, we will examine the features and performance of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ in greater detail
It features a curved design on its glass rear panel, making it comfortable to hold and use. With an evenly distributed weight of around 208g, the device is easy to handle as well. Additionally, the device has an IP53 certification, ensuring that it is protected against minor dust and water exposure.
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ features a 6.67-inch OLED display with a 120Hz Full HD+ resolution and HDR10+ Dolby Vision support, as well as Widevine L1 certification. The display boasts color calibration that is closer to natural tones, maintaining a pleasing and accurate color profile. The refresh rate is also well-adaptive, eliminating any micro lags or shutters in the user interface. Overall, the display of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ offers excellent visuals and smooth performance.
It is worth noting that the peak brightness of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ has been reduced from 1200nits to 900nits, which may not be a deal breaker for some users. Under the hood, the device is powered by the MediaTek 6nm Dimensity 1080, which has also been used to power the Realme 10 Pro Plus. It is important to note that this system-on-chip (SoC) may not be able to push high-end games to higher graphics or FPS settings.
According to the company, the vapor chamber cooling area of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ has been enlarged by an impressive 65%, and its thermal conductivity has been increased by 77% compared to the Redmi Note 11 Pro+. With these improvements, the device is expected to remain cooler by a few degrees, and games should run more smoothly for a longer period of time.
In terms of camera, the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ looks quite elegant compared to its predecessor. It is currently the cheapest smartphone to feature a 200 MP camera, which is equipped with a Samsung ISOCELL HPX Sensor using 12.5 MP (1/16) pixel binning by default. Additionally, the camera features OIS and is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro lens.
You will certainly have sharper images with better detail when using this device. The color processing is generally even and handles contrast effectively. However, do not expect too much from the HDR process. The ultra-wide angle lens is average in quality. The portrait lens on the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ produces more pleasing images of subjects.
Unfortunately, this device is only capable of reaching 30fps at 4K resolution and OIS is not available at 1080p 60fps either. That concludes our review of this device. It is worth noting that the 200Mp camera is not a gimmick and overall, this is a well-balanced smartphone.
There is also a Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition, which has a smaller but more efficient 4300mAh battery with a 210W HyperCharge solution. This is capable of charging the device from 0 to 100% in just 9 minutes, which gives it a slight price increase of approximately INR 28,999 compared to INR 25,999.
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