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This comparison was written after analyzing their features as well as evaluating hands-on video review/s by trustworthy reviewer/s.
Xiaomi Redmi 12 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 12. We are dealing with two strong lower-budget smartphones with high popularity. The Redmi 12 is priced at ৳18,999 (8/256 GB) and the Redmi Note 12 is priced at ৳19,999 (4/128 GB) in the Bangladeshi market. As you can see the price difference is just 1K, so, many Xiaomi fans and consumers are thinking about which phone should they choose. Here in this article, we have tried to give you an overview of both phones so that you can make a confident decision about your next purchase.
|Redmi 12||Redmi Note 12|
|Glass back||Plastic back (frosted)|
|No display protection||Gorilla Glass 3 display protection|
|IP53 dust and splashproof||IP53 dust and splashproof|
|6.79″ Full HD+ IPS LCD display||6.67″ Full HD+ AMOLED display,|
|90Hz refresh rate||120Hz refresh rate|
|MediaTek Helio G88 (12nm) chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G (6 nm) chipset|
|8 GB RAM||4 GB RAM|
|256 GB eMMC 5.1 ROM||128 GB UFS 2.2 ROM|
|50 MP main back camera||48 MP main back camera|
|8 MP front camera||13 MP front camera|
|18W fast charging||33W fast charging|
As you can see from the above comparison that both phones come with some pros and cons. Redmi 12 gets a clear better mark in terms of design, the size of the RAM and the size of the internal storage. If these are your main priorities, go for the Redmi 12.
Redmi Note 12 gets a better mark in display quality and protection, it is slightly ahead in terms of performance with the Snapdragon 685 4G chipset, but the 4 GB RAM puts it slightly down compared to the 8 GB RAM of Redmi 12. Note 12 has a slightly better camera as well as faster charging. Its internal storage is lower but it’s faster with UFS 2.2 technology. It also has a dedicated MicroSD slot.
Overall, for us, the Redmi 12 is still the winner because it comes with a lower price and the 4 GB RAM of the Redmi Note 12 is simply unacceptable for us at this price range. It has failed to be an under 20K gaming phone for this reason. Even though it has a slightly better chipset, Redmi 12 stays ahead with its 8 GB RAM and lower price. Also, the 256 GB internal storage is huge compared to the 128 GB of the Note 12. The design also plays a big role for many consumers in Bangladesh where we see the Redmi 12 as the winner. Yes, the Note 12 comes with an AMOLED panel but the IPS LCD screen of the Redmi 12 has a very nice color and should satisfy you.