Every time a new Redmi Note smartphone arrives on the block, it leaves the market and Xiaomi’s dedicated customer base equally excited. The latest editions to join the Redmi Note squad are the three Redmi Note 12 variants. The premium amongst all is the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G. Equipped with a whooping 200-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL HPX sensor, the Note 12 Pro Plus is all set to transform the camera feature in the budget smartphone segment. The smartphone, along with its sister variants, is expected to launch soon in the Indian market. And as per reports, Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G price in India would be around Rs 29,999.
Xiaomi’s signature Redmi Note lineup has always been the market’s favourite. The way Redmi Note smartphones managed to completely transform the budget smartphone industry in India is unprecedented for any consumer electronics manufacturer. So, in case you are wondering if an extraordinary camera feature should be enough for you to upgrade to this new arrival, we are here to defog all your doubts in our in-depth Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G review. So, without further delay, let’s begin.
Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G – My Mobiles India Rating
|Design and Build||4/5|
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G – Pros and Cons
|Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G – Pros||Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G – Cons|
|●An enormous, improved 6.67-inch Pro AMOLED Display with features including 1920Hz High-Frequency PWM Dimming, 120 Hz Refresh Rate, 240 Hz Touch Sampling Rate, HDR10+, 10bit Color Depth, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Dolby Vision, Sunshine Screen, Eye Protection Mode
● Stunning design and robust built
● Impressive 200 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Camera with OIS
● 5G Enabled
● Large 5000mAh battery with 67W fast charging support
|● Average processor – Mediatek Dimensity 1080 Chipset, 2.6 GHz, Octa Core Processor
● No IP ratings, reducing the overall robustness of the smartphone
● Impressive camera but the night mode of the camera setup is below average
A Quick Glance at Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G features –
- Dual Sim, 3G, 4G, 5G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, IR Blaster
- Dimensity 1080, Octa Core, 2.6 GHz Processor
- 200 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear & 16 MP Front Camera
- 8 GB RAM, 256 GB inbuilt
- 4980 mAh Battery with 120W Fast Charging
- 67 inches, 1080 x 2400 px, 120 Hz Display with Punch Hole
- Android v12
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G Review – In Depth
A quick look inside the retail box contents tell us that we actually get a lot of things in the box of Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus. Opening the box, we first get another paper box where we have a silicon case and documents. Then, next, we have the handset itself. We also get a pre-applied screen protector along with the smartphone. Also, at the bottom of the box has neatly tucked the 120-watt Gan charger and a USB type A to type c cable.
Design and Build
Since coming from last year’s Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus, a quick comparison in the design department is inevitable. There are quite a few design shifts easily noticeable with this upcoming Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus. Instead of that boxy finish with sharp flat edges like in the previous smartphone, Xiaomi has once again gone with a curved Edge finish on the back.
The smartphone, however, is a bit heavy as it weighs 208 grams. Though the weight distribution is also even which means that users should be able to get used to the design in no time. This new camera Island on the back panel also looks a lot cleaner and more elegant than the one on its predecessor.
Moreover, build-wise, the smartphone is IP53 certified, which means minor water spills are not going to be a problem here. It is also interesting how Xiaomi has decided to still keep the IR Blaster and the 3.5 mm headphone jack alive in the new handset, it makes the device much more approachable. So, as far as the design and build of the smartphone are concerned, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus earns good points from My Mobiles reviewers.
The 6.67-inch Pro AMOLED Display
The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G is sporting an enormous 6.67-inch Pro-AMOLED display that promises an enhanced smartphone experience in every which way. Moreover, Xiaomi has also thrown in everything from HDR 10 plus Dolby Vision to 395 PPI, 1920Hz High-Frequency PWM Dimming, DCI-P3, 10bit Color Depth, Sunshine Screen, Eye Protection Mode, 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution to white one L1 certification to make the binging sessions as enjoyable as possible.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus has impressive colour calibration. It is relatively closer to natural and the contrast levels don’t look overdone at any given point. The OLED display can maintain colour details much better and the 120-hertz refresh rate on this screen is perfectly adaptive as well. Users should face any kind of micro lags or stutters during the time they actively use this smartphone.
The Ultimate 200-megapixel Camera
The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus is by far the cheapest smartphone to have a 200-megapixel camera in the market right now. it comes with Samsung’s ISO cell HPX primary sensor which uses 16:1 pixel binning to give 12.5-megapixel images by default. Complementing this triple camera system is an 8-megapixel Ultra wide and a 2-megapixel macro shooter.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus indeed delivers sharper images with better details and its colour processing also tends to be more even. In most cases, it’s impressive how the camera handles the contrast in the final captured image.
Performance with MediaTek 6nm Dimensity 1080 chipset
Coming over to the performance, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus is powered by MediaTek 6nm Dimensity 1080 chip. Except for the slightly overclocked CPU, this chipset is pretty much identical to the Dimensity 920 which can be experienced on the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus. So, in ideal circumstances, you shouldn’t expect an extraordinary performance in any way.
The benchmark numbers also support the claim of optimum performance. As for the CPU Throttle test, the Note 12 Pro Plus manages to maintain its peak performance.
Everyday usage, however, promises to be just as fluid as required. However, one of the major drawbacks of this chipset is that it just cannot push high-end games to higher Graphics or FPS settings. Although Xiaomi claims that it has enlarged the vapour chamber cooling area by an impressive 65 and thermal conductivity by 77 over the 11 Pro Plus model.