Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G mobile

Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Glacier Blue, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage)

Brand Redmi
Model Name Redmi Note 12 Pro
Network Service Provider Unlocked for All Carriers
Operating System Android 12.0
Cellular Technology 5G
About this item
8 GB RAM | 256 GB ROM; 16.94 cm (6.67 inch) Full HD Display
Form Factor: Smartphone

Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G Mobile Phone Information
Technical Details
OS ‎Android 12.0
Package Dimensions ‎17.7 x 9 x 6.8 cm; 530 g
Batteries ‎2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Item part number ‎45360
Wireless communication technologies ‎Cellular
Connectivity technologies ‎Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB
Special features ‎Front Camera, Camera
Display technology ‎AMOLED
Other display features ‎Wireless
Device interface – primary ‎Touchscreen
Other camera features ‎Front
Form factor ‎Smartphone
Colour ‎Blue
Battery Power Rating ‎5000 Milliamp Hours
Whats in the box ‎Adapter, USB Cable
Manufacturer ‎Xiaomi Technology India Pvt. Ltd., Orchid Blck,Devarabeesanahalli,Bangalore – 560103, Karnataka
Country of Origin ‎India
Item Weight ‎530 g
Additional Information
Customer Reviews 4.1 4.1 out of 5 stars 261 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #82,322 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
#1,649 in Smartphones
Date First Available 10 December 2022
Manufacturer Xiaomi Technology India Pvt. Ltd., Orchid Blck,Devarabeesanahalli,Bangalore – 560103, Karnataka
Net Quantity 1.00 Grams
Xiaomi usually announces Redmi phones by the bucket, so we would totally understand if you’ve lost track which one is which. There are four Redmi Note 12 phones for the global markets – two standard and two Pro models. We’ve already reviewed the most premium of the quartet – the Pro+ with a 200MP camera and 120W charging, so today it is time to meet the regular Redmi Note 12 Pro.

The highlights of the mainstream Pro model include a Dolby Vision OLED, fast performance, a 50MP OIS primary camera, and fast 67W charging. This Redmi Note 12 ndeed, the Redmi Note 12 Pro employs a 6.67-inch Dolby Vision OLED with 1B colors and 120Hz refresh rate. It sits on top of the Dimensity 1080 5G chipset, which should provide enough oomph for smooth gaming on a budget. And, as we’ve mentioned, the phone also features Dolby Atmos stereo speakers.

There are three cameras on the back of the Redmi Note 12 Pro – a 50MP OIS primary, an 8MP ultrawide shooter, and a 2MP macro cam. And that’s the first key difference from the Pro+ model, which boasts a 200MP main camera instead.

The second difference is the charging speed – the standard Redmi Note 12 Pro supports 67W fast charging, which is plenty enough, though it’s slower compared to the jaw-dropping 120W power of the Pro+.

The third and last difference is the design – our Note 12 Pro is a flat dual-glass device, while the Pro+ has a curved glass back.Pro should be the cheapest smartphone to offer the complete Dolby package – Vision and Atmos.One last thing – if you are coming from the previous Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, you will surely appreciate the improved display (1B colors vs. 16 million), performance (Dimensity 1080 vs. Snapdragon 695), and main camera (OIS vs. no stabilization, 4K vs. 1080p capturing), too.

Let’s take a closer look at the Redmi Note 12 Pro specs sheet now.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro specs at a glance:
Body: 163.0×76.0x8.0mm, 187g; glass front, glass back, plastic frame; IP53, dust and splash resistant.
Display: 6.67″ OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ), 900 nits (HBM), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 395ppi.
Chipset: Mediatek MT6877V Dimensity 1080 (6 nm): Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G68 MC4.
Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 2.2.
OS/Software: Android 12, MIUI 13.
Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 1/4″, 1.12µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4.
Front camera: 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm.
Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps; Front camera: 1080p@30/60fps.
Battery: 5000mAh; 67W wired, PD3.0, 50% in 15 min, 100% in 46 min (advertised).
Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); Infrared port; 3.5mm jack; stereo speakers.
The most obvious omission of the Note 12 Pro is the microSD expansion slot. While the base Note 12 models still have it, the microSD has been retired on the Pro versions.

Other than the storage expansion, there are no other surprises. So, without further ado, here is the Redmi Note 12 Pro unboxed.

Unboxing the Redmi Note 12 Pro
The Redmi Note 12 Pro ships inside the usual paper box, which contains the phone itself, a 67W power adapter, and a USB-A-to-C cable.Quite expectedly, at least with a Xiaomi, you also get a transparent soft case and a thin protective film pre-applied on the Redmi’s display. The latter is a huge smudge magnet, so we’d understand if you decide not to use it.
Design, build quality, handling
The Redmi Note 12 Pro is a classic dual-glass smartphone through and through. It has a flat Gorilla Glass 5 protecting its display and another flat glass on the back. The glossy panels are balanced out with a matte frame that’s made of thick plastic.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro is IP53-rated for dust and light splash resistance, a common thing among most Redmi and Poco phones. While it’s not exactly waterproof, it’s still better than nothing, and we do appreciate it.The Redmi Note 12 Pro is available in Sky Blue, Polar White and Midnight Black (ours). There is also a Stardust Purple version, which is flashier because of the stardust texture on the back, but for now, it’s exclusive to China.The Redmi Note 12 Pro looks different than the Pro+ as the higher-spec model has a curved matt glass for a back panel, while the regular Pro is all glossy and completely flat. And this black Pro looks thinner and classier than the Pro+ and design-wise – it would be the one we’d choose if we had to.One more thing, the Redmi Note 12 Pro, as well as the rest of the Note from the new series, adopt the camera housing design first seen on the flagship Xiaomi 12 series.

Let’s take a closer look at the Redmi Note 12 Pro now.

The upgraded 6.67-inch OLED occupies most of the front with nicely thin and even bezels across all sides. The panel now supports 10-bit color depth and Dolby Vision, in addition to the 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10 certification. It has one of the smallest punch-holes on the market – inside, you can spot the 16MP selfie camera.There is a barely noticeable earpiece above the screen, one that also doubles as a stereo speaker. And it has a second outlet at the top of the phone for better audio balance and a more immersive experience when watching videos or playing games.The back of the phone is completely flat and glossy. The black glass is a giant smudge magnet, and it gets dirty quickly. You can prevent this by using the bundled case, or buying the white or blue models where fingerprints aren’t that obvious. Whatever you decide, the good news is that the fingerprints can be wiped out rather easily.

The camera housing is similar to the one we first saw on the Xiaomi 12 models. It’s a slightly jutting-out rectangle glass with rounded edges, and it houses the 50MP primary, the 8MP ultrawide and the 2MP macro camera. There are also two metal rings around the main and UW cameras, enveloping the end of their lenses. Oh, an LED flash is also around.The Redmi Note 12 Pro wobbles a bit when left lying on a flat surface, quite a common thing with smartphones using high-resolution cameras or high-end camera lenses. If this bothers you, it can be avoided by using the supplied case.

The sides of the Redmi Note 12 Pro are flat and have a matte finish. There is nothing on the left.

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