Tech Zone: Review of Redmi 12 5G


Xiaomi just released the Redmi 12 5G, its 5G low-cost offering, following the debut of the 4G model in India. Starting at Rs. 11,999, the smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. When reviewing the specifications, bear in mind that the target market for this phone is those who want 5G on a budget.

Design of Redmi 12 5G

At this price range, the Redmi 12 5G’s polycarbonate construction with a glass back panel is a huge plus. It also looks fantastic with the chrome rings surrounding the camera lenses. There is a USB Type-C port on the phone for charging, and the 3.5mm headphone jack is retained. The smartphone has a hybrid slot that can hold a single SIM card and a microSD card or two 5G nano SIM cards.

If used without a case, the matte-finished side rails are impervious to fingerprints, but the rear surface is more prone to smudges and fingerprint accumulation. Despite having a large display, the Redmi 12 5G feels balanced. Its 8.17mm thickness and 199g weight make it quite slim for a smartphone with a 5,000mAh battery. Because of its flat sides, the smartphone can be a little awkward to handle for extended periods of time.

Display of Redmi 12 5G

With a refresh rate of 90Hz, the 6.79-inch Full-HD LCD display on the Redmi 12 5G is quite huge. When you start watching videos on it, you will quickly realize how much you miss having an AMOLED screen. It is smooth enough to be used for basic tasks like browsing social media or simply navigating the user interface. The display does the job well; at its highest brightness of 550 nits, it is bright enough to be used indoors, and viewing information on it is enjoyable. However, the display becomes less readable outside.

Camera Feature of Redmi 12 5G

The phone has two cameras on its back, the primary being a 50-megapixel unit. This works rather well in well-lit environments, but its performance deteriorates as soon as low light levels are encountered. I was surprised that the photos weren’t too sharpened. 

It has a 2-megapixel depth camera in addition to this primary camera, which is unfortunate because there is no ultra-wide. The smartphone’s 8-megapixel camera is good for taking detailed selfies during the day.

The Redmi 12 5G boasts good detail and can record videos at up to 1080p 30 frames per second. Although it takes somewhat quieter films, the front camera can also record videos at up to 1080p 30 frames per second.

Battery & charging Function of Redmi 12 5G

One of the best features of this smartphone is this. For all daily activities and even content consumption, the 5,000mAh battery is more than adequate. The smartphone fared well in our demanding battery test. This could be a fantastic choice if you value battery life above everything else. It takes a bit for the 18W charging to reach 100%, so be prepared for some slow charging. In our battery loop test, the phone operated for a respectable 17 hours, 49 minutes.  Up to 18W rapid charging is supported by the Redmi 12 5G.

Performances of Redmi 12 5G

Though it can run most apps without any lag, the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC that powers the Redmi 12 5G is not very good at competitive gaming. With the help of this smartphone, I edited a 30-second 1080p movie on VN, and it works perfectly. BGMI and Call of Duty lacked a smooth gaming experience, whereas Subway Surfers ran smoothly when I tried to play other games on it.

Average results from benchmark tests were returned by the smartphone. I had a rather fast download speed using a Jio connection in Delhi, and the 5G functionality was passable. Based on Android 13, MIUI 14 is preinstalled on the Redmi 12 5G. While most of the preinstalled apps can be deleted, there are still a few that are there. Although some people may find this unpleasant, the user experience was remarkably seamless.

Redmi 12 5G: Indian Price

Two additional varieties of the Redmi 12 5G are available for purchase: 4GB of RAM with 128GB of storage for Rs. 11,999, and 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage for Rs. 13,499. Moon-stone Silver, Jade Black, and Pastel Blue are the three color variations that are offered. While having 256GB of storage on a low-cost smartphone is a welcome addition, it also places it in the same league as the Redmi Note 12 5G, which has a Super AMOLED display, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and faster charging.

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