Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G in the eyes of the media - weaknesses and strengths from the point of view of professionals

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G in the eyes of the media – weaknesses and strengths from the point of view of professionals

mobile.ir news unit: In the autumn of last year, at the same time as Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro +, Xiaomi also unveiled a cheaper model in this class called Redmi Note 12, which was for the Chinese market, but a little later with One or two small differences with the name Redmi Note 12 5G were also released in global markets. As expected from this category, the Fiuji Note 12 does not have very high specifications, especially in the field of camera, but thanks to the 120 Hz AMOLED display, Qualcomm’s 6 nm processor, 5,000mAh battery and most importantly, 5G communication capability, it seems to be an interesting choice. In the following article, we will review the opinions of reliable technology sites about the strengths and weaknesses of Redmi Note 12 5G.

First of all, it should be noted that there are two versions of this phone, one for the Chinese market and the other for other markets, and the only difference between them is the presence of ultra-wide and macro cameras in the international version and their absence and the presence of the depth of field sensor. It is in Chinese model. In this article, the international version of the phone with ultrawide and macro cameras is considered.

As usual, it is better to get to know the specifications of Redmi Note 12 first; This phone, which is presented in three colors, green, blue and black, has a close resemblance to other members of this family, including Note 12 Pro and Note 12 Pro +, but with thicker borders under the screen, it is well distinguished from the more expensive members of this class. The 6.67-inch screen of the device is an AMOLED sample with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a density of 395ppi, which uses medium, high and spot brightness of 450, 700 and 1,200 nits respectively. 120 Hz refresh rate and support for DCI-P3 color range (with an undisclosed percentage) are other points to be noted about this screen. The selfie camera on top of the panel is 13 megapixels with face recognition support and the fingerprint sensor is also located on the side of the device.

The device’s 48-megapixel main camera apparently uses a tiny 1/2.76-inch Samsung ISOCELL JN1 sensor, which we’ve usually seen in the non-primary camera slot on more expensive phones on the market. The front lens of this camera has an aperture of 1.8 and does not exceed the resolution of 1080p/30fps in video recording. The second 8-megapixel camera has a lens with a wide field of view of 118 degrees and has an aperture of 2.2. Finally, the third 2 megapixel camera is also used to take pictures from a very close distance. The processor of the phone is 6 nm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 with 2 A78 cores and 6 A55 cores, and its graphics is Adreno 619. The phone is equipped with 4, 6, or 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage (expandable up to another 1 TB via microSD combo port).

There are no dual speakers in this phone, but the 3.5 mm headset jack is kept. The battery of the device has a capacity of 5000 mAh and the relatively fast charger in the box is also 33 watts. Redmi Note 12 supports 5G as expected and Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC and infrared port are also seen in its specifications list.

After this brief acquaintance with the specifications of Redmi Note 12 5G, it is time to check the opinions of different sites about this phone.


At Review by GSMArena team From the Redmi Note 12 5G in the conclusion section it is as follows: Redmi Note 12 Fiuji just like its 4G version is a reliable all-round phone with few complaints. It has a reliable OLED panel, satisfactory battery life, competitive fast charging, a reliable main camera and a microSD card slot. GSMArena considers the challenges facing this phone to be the presence of the 4G version of this model with relatively similar features and a lower price, and other powerful competitors in this class, and has listed the lack of stereo speakers and the not so great battery life among the negative aspects of the device.

The positive and negative points of Redmi Note 12 5G from GSMArena’s point of view include:

Comfortable design, IP53 resistance standard
Old 120 Hz screen full of light and exceptional
Satisfactory charging speed
3.5 mm jack, FM radio, infrared, microSD slot
Satisfying but unimpressive performance of the main camera
Disappointing selfie and ultrawide cameras
Lack of 4K video capture in the entire collection
Lack of stereo speakers
Availability of phones with better chipsets at the same price

GSMArena considers it an unrealistic expectation to see great photos from a phone under 300 euros, but at the same time, it has evaluated the photos of the phone’s main camera at a good and acceptable level, provided that there are suitable lighting conditions. The most important problem with the images of this camera, from the point of view of this source, is the obvious presence of noise, which dots everywhere in the photo (especially shadows and homogeneous backgrounds). The strangest thing among this is that according to the information of this article, if you start taking pictures with this camera one after another without stopping, each picture after the other will be accompanied by more noise, which is interpreted as the limitation of the performance of the video signal processor or ISP of the phone. Is.

This problem aside, the photos from the main camera are sufficiently detailed and sharp with natural colors and acceptable dynamic range. The contrast, as usual in Xiaomi phones, is a bit too much, which occasionally produces photos with overly dark shadows. The quality of the photos of the ultrawide camera, as expected from such cameras in cheap phones, is at a low level, and not only a lot of noise can be seen in them, but regardless of the light conditions of the environment, there is often no trace of sharpness and fine details in these photos. Of course, Xiaomi has automatically increased the contrast and saturation of colors, which can be seen in some subjects. Photos from the 2-megapixel macro camera lack detail, contrast and vivid colors, according to GSMArena, but their sharpness is described as “good”.

The main camera struggles to deliver good photos in low light, but conditions don’t fare well for this camera at night; The automatic night photos of this camera have a limited dynamic range and the shadows are “destroyed”, noise is everywhere and the final result is soft and lacks fine details. Of course, the photos of this camera have better colors, higher contrast, and highlights look better compared to its counterpart, the 4G version of Redmi Note 12. The dedicated night mode in Redmi Note 12 5G has a so-called “take and don’t take” mode, and while it removes the noise in one case (and of course removes the fine details of the image along with it!) it works differently in other situations and for Example leaves a sky full of noise. The only advantage of using the night mode of this source is to improve the shadows and make more details appear in them.

The ultrawide camera’s night shots, like its day shots, have been described as “extremely soft, noisy with lifeless colors and poor dynamic range.”

The phone’s selfie camera isn’t as good as you’d expect; Of course, if you can keep your hand still for a long enough time and have good lighting conditions, you can expect to see photos that are “good enough with sharpness and good details”, but according to GSMArena, more than half of the photos taken in the test of this series were with the selfie camera. The Redmi Note 12 is unacceptably blurry, and one of the photos taken in a medium-light room was completely soft and lacked detail. The colors of this camera are also described as dry and soulless (bleak).

GSMArena used the term “decent” to describe the quality of the main camera’s videos in full resolution 1080p/30fps, but further, it considered the soft and low detail of these videos for full HD resolution. According to GSMArena, the videos of this camera have good contrast and beautiful colors, and the performance of the software in balancing the shadows and highlights has also been successful. The ultrawide camera’s ability to shoot videos is very limited, and its videos are too foggy and noisy, there is no detail in them, and the colors are washed out and soulless to the extent that they can be used even in good light. It is not recommended.

Notebook Check

Author Daniel Schmidt Notebook Check In the conclusion section of the Note 12 5G review, he considers this phone to be a continuation of the tradition of previous generations of Redmi Note and says: This model offers several hardware at a relatively low price with relatively reliable performance. The Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 makes this 6.67-inch device practically a The racquet is not very fast, but its performance is easily enough for everyday use. During usage, there is almost no lag and common games run smoothly.

The positive and negative points of Redmi Note 12 5G from the point of view of Notebook Check include the following:

Bright AMOLED panel with 120 Hz refresh rate
Powerful equipment
Fast charging and 33W power source
Good build
Reliable battery life
No stereo sound
Coming with Android 12
Combined SIM card port

Notebookcheck says about the cameras of this phone: In bright light, the main camera of the Redmi Note 12 5G takes good photos. These photos show a lot of details along with vivid and true colors. This is also confirmed in the test lab as the ColorChecker test chart does not show a large difference (with Delta-E less than 12). However, the sharpness of the image decreases when the subject is further away, so zoomed photos in particular look washed out. Despite the small size of the main camera, the image sensor still captures a lot of light in the dark, but the amount of detail and sharpness of the photo is at a low level.

According to this source, the quality of the photos of the 8 megapixel ultrawide camera is lower than the main camera, and soulless colors and pixelation of the subject can be seen especially on the sides of the frame. These images generally provide little detail.

Tech Advisor

Author: Anyron Copeman Tech Advisor review From the Redmi Note 12 5G, retaining the 120Hz OLED display on this affordable model is a huge plus, especially when combined with excellent battery life and a reliable selfie camera. The performance of Note 12 5G is not at the level of the best, but this phone still has the possibility of common application components and multitasking operations. However, the rear cameras are not great, and the plastic material of the body also conveys a low-level feeling. In the end, the decision to buy this phone comes down to your tolerance for Xiaomi’s Android skin; Which was “enough to convince me to take a look (and choose the model in question over other phones) but you may not feel the same way.”

The positive and negative points of Redmi Note 12 5G from Tech Advisor’s point of view include the following:

120 Hz OLED display
Impressive battery life
Satisfactory performance
Good selfie camera
Unintuitive software
Average rear cameras
Low level and cheap construction

Tech Advisor considers the first positive point of the phone’s main camera to be its ability to maintain focus on the subject without overexposing the background and adds: On a cloudy day, I was able to take some photos that really capture the atmosphere of the scene. The colors in these examples were generally true to life, but when the sun came out (of the clouds) the situation changed; In this brighter environment, strict processing was applied that applied much more contrast and saturation to the photo than in the real world. These photos are more attractive but they are completely unreal.

Tech Advisor praised the performance of the main camera in taking landscape photos and evaluated the way of managing the shadows and details in the foreground. Of course, the dynamic range is not suitable and its undesiredness appears as soon as you zoom in the image. The loss of quality in the images of the 8 megapixel ultrawide camera in this source is not hidden from view, and the details, color accuracy, and lighting of the image have all suffered such a decline that the author of this article expressed his preference to go back and use the main camera instead of using the ultrawide camera. He speaks! Tech Devices considers the 2MP macro camera to be particularly suitable for photographing flowers and plants, which preserves the details of the subject and adds an attractive background blur to them.

The 13-megapixel selfie camera is surprisingly “excellent” from this source, delivering “fresh and detailed” selfies while avoiding the usual problem of overexposing the sky in the background. In this source, the portrait photos of this camera are better described than the portraits of the main camera.