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Redmi 12 5G Review: Is It Worth Buying?

Hello tech lover! Today, we are entering a revolutionary segment of smartphones with the recently launched Redmi 12 5G. With its expected sub-Rs 15,000 price tag, the device breaks the budget smartphone stereotype.

Known for pushing the boundaries, Redmi introduces a Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 processor, a 5000 mAh battery, a 50-megapixel camera, and an IP53 rating – all packed into this pocket-friendly wonder.

But is this the best 5G phone under Rs 15,000? Get ready to dive in and discover the real story behind this thrilling competitor!

Redmi 12 5G Build

It’s not just about aesthetics; It’s all about that undeniable feeling of luxury when the Redmi 12 5G rests in your hand. Picture this: A crystal glass back that exudes beauty from every angle, strengthened by Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The icing on the cake? Getting Gorilla Glass for less than Rs 15,000 is a bargain. The Redmi 12 exudes a flagship vibe, pure and simple.

Oh, and don’t forget the IP53 rating – raindrops and splashes are just minor things for this device. The features keep rolling in – a hybrid SIM slot for flexible connectivity, a coveted headphone jack, and a speedy side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Talking about the edges, the strong polycarbonate covers the edges, which is a smart choice considering the price. Redmi strikes a perfect balance, providing both luxury and practicality. With the Redmi 12 5G, it’s a harmonious mix of premium, practical and value-packed brilliance.

Impressive Display

Feast your eyes on the mesmerizing 6.7-inch Full HD Plus display that commands attention. But wait, this isn’t your ordinary screen – this is a dynamic 90Hz Adaptive Sync masterpiece. Here’s the scoop: While 90Hz is the standard beat, the magic appears when a YouTube video rolls on—the display seamlessly shifts to 60Hz. And it switches back to 49Hz beautifully as soon as the scrolling stops. the outcome? A simple battery-saving choreography, courtesy of the adaptive sync genius.

Redmi 12 5G

Now, onto visual enchantment. As the trailer plays, the colors dance in perfect harmony. Even though it’s an LCD, be prepared for a surprise – minimal color changes when you tilt the phone. Speaking of quality, this is a top-notch display.

Oh, eagle-eyed observers, you can see the slight chin at the base. True, it’s not AMOLED, but stick with your judgment. At this price, it’s a treasure.

What else? The Redmi 12 5G features Widevine L1 support, which opens the door for highly qualified Netflix and OTT content in stunning resolutions.

Hats off to Redmi for this miracle, ending this display symphony. With attractive pricing, they have woven elegance, function, and beauty into one exquisite package. Are you ready to travel deeper into the world of Redmi 12 5G? Stay tuned, adventure awaits you!

Redmi 12 5G Performance

Hold on to your seats, because we’re getting to the bottom of the matter – the performance area. Brace yourselves, as the Redmi 12 5G packs the all-new Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 processor, making its Indian debut. The base variant starts strong with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while our variant shines with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

But let’s talk numbers – the n22 benchmark score reaches four and a half lakhs, which is a commendable achievement for its price range. It closely aligns with the Snapdragon 695, which should make it a breeze in day-to-day tasks like web browsing and video streaming.

Decision? The Redmi 12 5G sails through daily activities without any lag. Even when you’re playing casual games like Subway Surfer or Temple Run, rest assured there’s no slowdown in sight.

Now, the moment of truth – how does this fare in the world of BGMI? The graphics are set to smooth and crisp 40 fps, and there you have it – a performance that not only meets expectations but exceeds them. No crashes, no overheating – just a smooth, seamless experience that adds up to the phone’s impressive performance.

Average Software

Now, on to the software journey. Out of the box, the Redmi 12 5G runs on the stock Android 13, dressed in Xiaomi’s MIUI 14 livery. This combination introduces a range of additional features that enhance the user experience. For example, simply double-pressing the power button launches the camera, and an exciting custom gesture feature allows for actions like double taps for quick screenshots. A standout is the inclusion of the MIUI dialer, which allows for call recording without those annoying announcements. Although there are some pre-installed extras such as Snapchat Mods, most can be uninstalled, ensuring a streamlined software experience that is both enjoyable and functional.

Redmi 12 5G Camera

Let’s dive into the captivating world of photography that the Redmi 12 5G offers. With a 15-megapixel main camera, our outdoor escapades resulted in impressive captures. The Portrait mode charmed us with its background blur and precision in cropping out subjects – a true highlight considering the price.

Moving to video, the main camera boasts 1080p at 30 fps due to the video limitations of the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2. As we embark on this visual journey, the video quality shines through presenting a vivid picture of clarity.

Redmi 12 5G

Up front, an 8-megapixel selfie camera graces us with its presence, also supporting 1080p at 30 fps. Our selfie shots expressed satisfaction, as the skin tone and overall quality left a positive impression in this price segment.

Now, let’s uncover the “dual camera” mystery. The second camera plays the role of a depth sensor, which adds to the magic of portrait mode. This trick adds a layer of depth, which is visible in dynamic background blurring. The options that Redmi presents – multiple cameras with good performance or a single camera with exceptional output – ignite the age-old debate. your thoughts? Share them in the comments below!


In terms of battery life, the Redmi 12 5G stands out with its robust 5000mAh battery. Depending on your usage, expect a reliable one and a half to two days on a single charge. As far as improvements go, the included 22.5-W fast charger is a bonus, although the phone supports 18-W fast charging. Your battery will be up to 50% in just an hour.

All the necessary sensors are in place – ambient light, gyroscope, and more. But there’s a catch – the inclusion of an IR blaster. Embrace the luxury of controlling your AC and TV directly from your mobile, ushering in a whole new level of convenience. Get ready to be the master of your domain with Redmi 12 5G!


And there you have the unveiling of the sensational Redmi 12 5G. As the smartphone landscape changes, affordability becomes a rarity. With prices rising in the 5G space, there are fewer options under 15,000. In the bunch of budget releases in 2023, only a few really stand out for their pricing accuracy. Enter Xiaomi – the maestro of budget genius.

Drumroll, please – Redmi 12 5G is available at a price of Rs 11,999 after Rs 1,000 bank discount. It’s a unique deal, a testimony to Xiaomi’s mastery of hardware-price balance. Available on Amazon and Xiaomi’s official site My suggestion? Venture into the world of Xiaomi retail, experience the phone firsthand, and then seal the deal. When looking for a 5G gem under 15,000, the Redmi 12 5G deserves attention.

Plus, it’s a cover. Until our next adventure, stay curious and connected. This is to sign off until we meet again.

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