Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G Review
Build and Display
The design and aesthetics of the Redmi Note 12 Pro make it attractive and great to own. every inch of Note 12 Pro handset makes it an appealing high-end phone although it is a mid-tier device. it measures 163 x 76 x 8 mm and weighs 187g, making it easy to hold and carry around as it is a lightweight phone.
It is dual SIM hence giving you the option to choose the best networks to subscribe to and enjoy the services.
The handset boasts of a bright, 6.67-inch OLED display, which is way better than IPS LCD and TFT screens on some handsets. At 500/900 nits brightness, and 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, the user is assured of great experiences when exploring the internet and browsing through multi-media. The superior display is worth protecting, hence kudos to the Redmi team for the tamper-proof Corning Gorilla Glass 5 installed on the handset.
Installed on the handset is a single, 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide) selfie camera that is capable of taking decent shots, besides the capability of taking 1080p@30/60fps video shots. Packed at the rear of the handset is a powerful, triple camera set-up consisting of a 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide) main camera 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide) lens 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) sensor.
The main camera is capable of taking 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, and 720p@960fps video shots, making the Note 12 Pro one of the few mid-tier handsets able to record professional snaps and video content.
Processing Power and Efficiency
Redmi Note 12 Pro runs on Android 12, MIUI 13 OS platform. A Mediatek MT6877V Dimensity 1080 (6 nm) runs operations in the background and ensures efficiency and fast processing of commands. Supporting the chipset and ensuring the seamless running of the handset whether multi-tasking, live streaming or playing games is the Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU and Mali-G68 MC4 GPU.
Combined, the processing unit makes a good case when it comes to reliability, fast processing and enabling prompt response to commands issued by the user without experiencing lags and stuttering. Equally, enabling seamless operations is abundant RAM and ROM installed on the handset. It comes with an inbuilt 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, and 256GB 12GB RAM. No Micro SD is supported, which is understandable considering the sufficiency of the inbuilt memory space.
Network and Communications
Another great complement that makes Redmi Note 12 Pro worth owing in 2023 is its network connectivity. It is 5G enabled, and supports up to 5G networks, depending on your network supplier and coverage in your area.
Installed on the handset are several sensors which enable convenience when communicating and handling the device.
- Fingerprint (side-mounted) sensor
- Proximity sensor
A Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable battery powers the Note 12 Pro. A fast 67W charger enabled fast charge of the battery. The adapter is capable of charging 1-50% of the battery in 15 minutes, and 1-100% in a record 46 minutes.