Redmi Note 12 series has made a splash in India. The Note 12 Pro Plus variant, which has a 200-megapixel camera and supports 120W fast charging, is the most costly Redmi Note-series smartphone yet. As a consequence, many people may select for the less expensive Redmi Note 12 or Redmi Note 12 Pro, which are nonetheless packed with features.
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Notably, the Redmi Note 12 Pro already has a direct competitor in the form of a Realme 10 Pro 5G in India, and both smartphones include a 120Hz display and fast charging capability. The cost is very identical, which may cause confusion for shoppers searching for a smartphone around Rs 25,000. We have not yet evaluated the Redmi Note 12 Pro, but one of our colleagues on the India Today Fiber team has done so.
We still have the entire specifications sheet of the two smartphones. Based on specifications and prices in India, we are comparing the two for this article.
Design and Display
The Redmi Note 12 Pro and Realme 10 Pro are available in three different colours. The former is available in the colours Stardust Purple, Frosted Blue, and Onyx Black. The Realme 10 Pro is available in Hyperspace Gold, Nebula Blue, and Dark Matter (black).
The two smartphones are almost the same weight, with the Redmi Note 12 Pro being two grammes lighter. The IP53 rating for dust and water protection is adequate for the price.
The Realme 10 Pro has a 6.7-inch LCD display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, while the Redmi Note 12 Pro has a 6.6-inch AMOLED display with the same refresh rate. Because of the AMOLED display, the Redmi Note 12 Pro should have better colours on paper.
Ports and buttons on the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Realme 10 Pro are otherwise pretty normal. The power button incorporates a fingerprint reader, and volume rockers are located on the right. A dual-SIM card slot is located on the left side. A USB Type-C charging connector and a 3.5mm headphone jack are located on the top and bottom of the device.
Processor and storage
It’s encouraging to see manufacturers like Redmi and Realme gradually phase out 64GB storage. Both the Redmi Note 12 Pro and the Realme 10 Pro have at least two storage options. The former comes in 6GB and 8GB RAM configurations, with storage options of 128GB or 256GB.
The Realme 10 Pro comes in two sizes, both with 128GB of storage. Customers may pick between 6GB and 8GB of RAM.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset, whereas the Realme smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 695, which is a popular choice among smartphone manufacturers.
Cameras are a major deal in the Indian smartphone market, and Xiaomi even went so far as to include three rear cameras on the Note 12 Pro. The Chinese version includes two sensors on the back.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro has a 50-megapixel primary OIS camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The Realme 10 Pro comes with a 108-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera.
The Redmi and Realme phones both include a 16-megapixel selfie camera.
Battery of the Redmi Note 12 Pro versus Realme 10 Pro: The Redmi Note 12 Pro has a 5,000 mAh battery with 67W rapid charging. The Realme phone has the same capacity battery, however it charges at 33W.
The Redmi Note 12 begins at Rs 24,999 for the base 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and Rs 26,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model in India. The top-tier option with 8GB RAM + 256GB costs Rs 27,999.
The base edition of the Redmi Note 10 Pro costs Rs 18,999, while the top 8GB RAM option costs Rs 19,999.
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