The European market is about to get a lot more exciting with the arrival of four new Redmi Note 12 models. Xiaomi’s subsidiary, Redmi, has recently launched its latest line of flagship products, the Note 12 Series. While not technically a true flagship tier of devices (that’s where the Xiaomi 13 comes in), the Note 12 series continues to focus on what matters most in a smartphone while eliminating unnecessary features.
Let’s take a closer look at which models are making their way across the pond and what they’ll cost.
First up is the Redmi Note 12 Pro+. This top-of-the-line model is sure to impress with its impressive specs and sleek design. The Note 12 Pro+ is joined by the slightly more affordable Note 12 Pro, which still packs a punch with its high-end features.
For those looking for a great mid-range option, the Redmi Note 12 is an excellent choice. It offers impressive performance and features at a more accessible price point.
And finally, Xiaomi has added a brand new 4G-only model to the lineup, also named the Redmi Note 12. This model offers a more affordable option for those who don’t need 5G capabilities. We’ll be diving deeper into the features and specs of this model in a separate article.
Redmi Note 12 Pro+
The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ is the highest-end model in the series, and it comes packed with impressive features. The smartphone features a massive 200MP camera, which is sure to delight photography enthusiasts. This model starts at €500 for a unit with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, making it a great option for those who want top-of-the-line performance and storage capacity.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ also comes with a large 5,000mAh battery, which is perfect for users who need their phone to last all day. Additionally, the phone comes with a 120W charger, which allows for fast charging times and ensures that the battery can be quickly recharged when needed.
While the Discovery edition of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ with a 210W charger is not joining the lineup (as expected), the standard model still offers plenty of impressive features that are sure to satisfy even the most demanding users.
Redmi Note 12 Pro
The Redmi Note 12 Pro is a slightly more affordable option than the Pro+ model, starting at €400 for a unit with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This model still offers plenty of impressive features, including a 50MP main camera with OIS, making it a great choice for photography enthusiasts.
While the main camera on the Note 12 Pro is not quite as advanced as the Pro+ model, it still delivers high-quality photos with excellent detail and color accuracy. Additionally, the Note 12 Pro features a 5,000mAh battery that charges at 67W, which is still incredibly fast and ensures that users can quickly recharge their phone when needed.
Compared to the Pro+ model, the Note 12 Pro takes a bit longer to charge, with a time to full of 46 minutes instead of just 19 minutes. While this is a significant difference, it’s important to note that 46 minutes is still quite fast, and users are unlikely to experience any major inconvenience due to the longer charge time.
Overall, the Redmi Note 12 Pro is an excellent choice for those who want a high-performance smartphone with advanced camera capabilities and fast charging times, all at a more affordable price point than the Pro+ model.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus and Redmi Note 12 Pro both feature Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both sides. These two models are equipped with powerful MediaTek 1080 processors
Redmi Note 12
The vanilla Redmi Note 12 is the most affordable model in the series, starting at €300 for a 4/128GB unit. It’s important to note that this model is the 5G version, not the new 4G model. The Redmi Note 12 5G comes with the latest Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset.
Despite being the most affordable option, the Redmi Note 12 still offers impressive features that make it a great choice for budget-conscious consumers. For example, this model has Gorilla Glass 3, which offers improved protection against scratches and other types of damage. Additionally, the Note 12 has a microSD slot, which allows users to expand their storage capacity if needed.
One unique feature of the Note 12 is its 8MP ultra-wide camera, which is not available on the Chinese version of the phone. This camera allows users to take wide-angle shots, making it ideal for capturing landscapes or group photos.
Overall, the Redmi Note 12 offers excellent value for its price, with impressive features and specifications that are sure to satisfy most users. Despite being a budget option, it still has a lot to offer and is definitely worth considering for those who want a 5G smartphone without breaking the bank.
It’s worth noting that the Redmi Note 12 4G, which starts at €200, is the most affordable model in the series. However, as previously mentioned, we’ll cover this model in more detail in a separate post.
To provide some context, the Redmi Note 11 Pro (4G, Helio G96) started at €330 for a 6/128GB unit, while the 5G version (Snapdragon 695) was priced at €370. Both models featured 108MP cameras without OIS, and 5,000mAh batteries with 67W charging.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed variant will not be available in Europe. All four models in the Redmi Note 12 series come with the latest MIUI 14 user experience, which is a definite plus. However, it’s worth noting that, except for the Redmi Note 12, all the other models are based on Android 12, not the latest Android 13. Nevertheless, the series offers a range of vibrant finishes, including black, white, blue, and green colorways, depending on which model you choose.
No matter which model you choose, the Redmi Note 12 series is sure to provide an exceptional user experience. And with prices that won’t break the bank, these new smartphones are a great value for anyone in the market for a new device.
Redmi’s goal with the Note 12 series is to offer consumers the essential features they need in a phone at an affordable price.
By streamlining features and reducing costs, Redmi has managed to create a line of phones that doesn’t skimp on quality while also being accessible to a wider range of consumers.