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Redmi Note 12: Comprehensive Review of Specifications, Performance and Pricing

Redmi Note 12: Comprehensive Review of Specifications, Performance and Pricing
Brand: Redmi
Category: Redmi
  • Display IPS LCD, 90Hz, 550 nits (peak)
  • Storage 128GB, 128GB, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB , 256GB
  • Battery 5000mAh
  • Front Camera 8 MP
  • Rear Camera 50 MP
  • Operating System Android 13, MIUI 14

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Battery 10 / 10
  • Camera 10 / 10
  • Connectivity 10 / 10
  • Design 10 / 10
  • Performance 10 / 10
  • Storage 10 / 10

Redmi Note 12 is Xiaomi’s latest offering in its popular Redmi Note series, known for providing robust features at an affordable price. Redmi Note 12 brings several upgrades, including enhanced display quality, improved performance, and an advanced camera system. This article explores the specifications, reviews, and pricing of the Redmi Note 12 in both Nigeria and the United States, offering a detailed look at this value-packed smartphone.


Design and Display

– Dimensions: 163.6 x 75.8 x 8.1 mm

– Weight: 185 grams

– Build: Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back

– Display: 6.67-inch AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 395 ppi density

– Refresh Rate: 120Hz

– Brightness: 1200 nits peak

– Colors: Various (likely including Black, Blue, and White)


– Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm)

– CPU: Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver)

– GPU: Adreno 610

– Operating System: MIUI 13 based on Android 11

Storage Options

-RAM: 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB

– Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB, expandable via microSD card (up to 1TB)

Camera System

– Rear Cameras: Triple-camera setup

  – Main: 50MP, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF

  – Ultra-Wide: 8MP, f/2.2 aperture, 120° field of view

  – Macro: 2MP, f/2.4 aperture

– Front Camera: 13MP, f/2.5 aperture

– Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama, 1080p@30fps video recording

Battery Life

– Battery Type: Li-Po

– Capacity: 5000 mAh

– Charging: 33W fast charging


– 5G: No (Note 12 4G version)

– Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

– Bluetooth: 5.0

– NFC: Yes (market/region dependent)

– Ports: USB Type-C 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack

Other Features

– Fingerprint Sensor: Side-mounted

– Face Unlock: Yes

– Audio: Dual speakers, Hi-Res Audio certification

– Water Resistance: IP53, splash resistant


The Redmi Note 12 has received favorable reviews from both users and tech critics, highlighting its value for money, display quality, and camera capabilities.


Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset, the Redmi Note 12 offers a smooth and responsive experience for everyday tasks and moderate gaming. Users have noted that the phone handles multitasking efficiently, though it may show limitations with high-end gaming applications.


The triple-camera setup, particularly the 50MP main sensor, has been praised for capturing detailed and vibrant images in good lighting conditions. The ultra-wide and macro lenses add versatility, allowing for a range of photographic options. The front 13MP camera is adequate for selfies and video calls, providing clear and sharp images.


The 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate is a standout feature, delivering crisp and fluid visuals. Reviewers have commended its brightness, color accuracy, and smooth scrolling experience, making it ideal for media consumption and gaming.

Battery Life

The 5000 mAh battery, coupled with 33W fast charging, ensures long-lasting performance and quick recharge times. Users have reported that the phone easily lasts a full day of intensive use, which is a significant advantage for those who rely heavily on their devices.



The Redmi Note 12 is positioned as an affordable mid-range smartphone, appealing to a wide range of consumers. As of the latest updates, the prices in Nigeria are approximately:

– Redmi Note 12 (4GB RAM, 64GB Storage): ₦100,000 – ₦110,000

– Redmi Note 12 (6GB RAM, 128GB Storage): ₦120,000 – ₦130,000

– Redmi Note 12 (8GB RAM, 128GB Storage): ₦140,000 – ₦150,000

United States

In the U.S., the Redmi Note 12 is similarly positioned as a budget-friendly option in the mid-range segment. As of the latest updates, the prices are approximately:

– Redmi Note 12 (4GB RAM, 64GB Storage): $200 – $220

– Redmi Note 12 (6GB RAM, 128GB Storage): $250 – $270

– Redmi Note 12 (8GB RAM, 128GB Storage): $300 – $320


The Redmi Note 12 is an impressive addition to Xiaomi’s lineup, offering a compelling mix of performance, camera quality, and display excellence at an affordable price. Its well-rounded feature set makes it a strong contender in the mid-range smartphone market. Whether you are in Nigeria or the United States, the Redmi Note 12 provides excellent value for money, making it a smart choice for budget-conscious consumers seeking a reliable and feature-rich smartphone.



Launch Date June 15, 2023
Market Availability Yes


Build Materials Glass front, plastic frame, glass back
Dimension 168.6 x 76.3 x 8.2 mm
Weight 198.5 g
Width 8.2mm


Type IPS LCD, 90Hz, 550 nits (peak)
Resolution 1080 x 2460 pixels
Refresh Rate 102Hz
Size 6.79 inches
Pixel Density 396


Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Radio Yes


ROM 128GB 2GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Memory Card microSDXC


Chipset Mediatek MT6769H Helio G88 (12 nm)
Operating System Android 13, MIUI 14
CPU Octa-core
GPU Mali-G52 MC2


Type Li-Po, non-removable
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Charging Speed Yes

Front Camera

Lens 8 MP, f/2.1, (wide)
Video Resolutions 1080p@30fps

Rear Camera

Lens 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
Video Resolutions 1080p@30fps
Features LED flash, HDR


Loud Speaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes


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