In a world of 5G phones, 4G devices are still very used because the 5G connectivity is not always useful and a lot of people prefer to save money by choosing a phone without fifth-generation network support. The Redmi Note 12s and Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G are two midrange smartphones from Xiaomi that have been making waves for their excellent balance of features and affordability and they both lack 5G connectivity. In this article, we will compare these two devices and highlight their key differences and similarities.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12s vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 12s||Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||165.9 x 76.2 x 8 mm,|
|164.2 x 76.1 x 8.1 mm,|
|DISPLAY||6.43 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), IPS LCD||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||MediaTek Helio G96, octa-core 2.05 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, octa-core 2.2 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – micro SD slot||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 13, MIUI||Android 12, MIUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/, Bluetooth 5, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 108 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4|
16 MP f/2.4 front camera
|Quad 108 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, f/1.9 + f/2.4 + f/2.4|
16 MP f/2.4 front camera
|BATTERY||5000 mAh, fast charging 33W||5000 mAh, fast charging 67W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||5G, dual SIM||5G, dual SIM|
In terms of design, both the Redmi Note 12s and the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G are modern, sleek, and visually appealing. The Note 12s is slightly larger but also lighter than the Note 12 Pro 4G. Both smartphones have a high screen to body ratio, and both offer a stylish camera module on the rear. Although there is no clear winner in terms of design, both devices offer an attractive look suitable for the midrange market. I personally prefer the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G because it has a more minimalistic camera module. Which one would you prefer?
The Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G sports a larger 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display supporting a 90 Hz refresh rate, while the Redmi Note 12s comes with a 6.43-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display. The AMOLED display of the Note 12 Pro 4G offers better color reproduction, deeper blacks, and higher contrast, giving it an edge over the Note 12s in this department. There is definitely no challenge when it comes to the displays because the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G offers a way better AMOLED panel. Further, it has a higher refresh rate of 120 Hz, so it is even better for gaming. It is even wider. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 12s is more compact and easier to use with one hand.
Specs & Software
The Redmi Note 12s is powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 processor, while the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor. Both devices offer a variety of memory and storage configurations, with the Note 12 Pro 4G providing a microSD slot for additional storage expansion. The memory configurations include up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 2.2 native storage, but they start from 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. In terms of software, the Note 12s runs on Android 13 with MIUI, while the Note 12 Pro 4G comes with Android 12 and MIUI.
The Redmi Note 12s features a triple camera setup consisting of a 108 MP main sensor, an 8 MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2 MP depth sensor. The front-facing camera has a 16 MP sensor. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G boasts a quad-camera setup, including a 108 MP main sensor, an 8 MP ultra-wide lens, a 2 MP depth sensor, and a 2 MP macro lens. The front-facing camera on the Note 12 Pro 4G has a 16 MP sensor. The additional macro lens and a higher resolution front-facing camera give the Note 12 Pro 4G a slight edge in the camera department.
Both the Redmi Note 12s and Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G come equipped with a 5000 mAh battery. However, they differ in charging capabilities. The Note 12s supports 33W fast charging, while the Note 12 Pro 4G offers an impressive 67W fast charging, making it a better choice for users who prioritize fast charging speeds. Even though these phones have the same battery capacity, the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G should last more on a single charge in several scenarios because it has an AMOLED display with lower energy consumption.
The Redmi Note 12s is currently available with a starting price of about $318 or €290 in the base configuration with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of native storage. The same memory configuration of the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G carries a starting price of $240 or €219 at the actual change. Which one would you pick?
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12s vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G: PRO and CONS
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12s
- More compact
- More affordable
- Android 13 out of the box
- Inferior hardware
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G
- AMOLED display
- One more camera
- Faster charging
- Wider panel
- Android 12 out of the box