Redmi Note 12 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Comparison

redmi note 12 pro versus redmi note 12 pro plus

The Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ are the latest Redmi smartphones which are expected to be launched on Feb-March 2023. 

In India, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Global version is already available from 5 January 2023.

For your knowledge, there are vendors on Shopee and Lazada selling the Redmi Note 12 Pro starting from RM1399.

According to the global launching price, the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ is roughly RM150 more expensive than the Redmi Note 12 Pro. So is it worth spending RM150 extra? Let’s find out.

We compare the specifications, design, camera, performance, battery life, and design of the new Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+.

Key Takeaway:

The main differences between the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ are the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ has a bigger 200MP main camera and faster 120W charging. In addition, it has a version with 12GB RAM for heavy users.


Comparing the Redmi Note 12 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Specifications

Redmi Note 12 ProRedmi Note 12 Pro++
Designredmi note 12 vs note 11 which is better 2023 01 17 14 48 38 502429redmi note 12 pro vs redmi note 12 pro comparison 2023 01 18 17 15 14 439308
Size163 x 76 x 8 mm162.9 x 76 x 8.9 mm
Weight187 g208.4 g
IP ratingIP53
Dust and splash resistant
IP53
Dust and splash resistant
DisplayPunch-hole 6.67 inches AMOLED, 120Hz, 395 PPI (1080p)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Punch-hole 6.67 inches AMOLED, 120Hz, 10 Bit, 395 PPI (1080p)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
SIM slotDual SIM (nano)Dual SIM (nano)
OSAndroid 12, MIUI 13Android 12, MIUI 13
ChipsetsMediatek Dimensity 1080 (6nm)Mediatek Dimensity 1080 (6nm)
Memory128GB 6GB RAM
128GB 8GB RAM
256GB 8GB RAM
256GB 8GB RAM
256GB 12GB RAM
Card slotnono
Main Camera50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
200 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.4″, 0.56µm, PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Selfie Camera16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm
SoundStereo speakers, 3.5mm jackStereo speakers, 3.5mm jack
FingerprintSide-mountedSide-mounted
BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAhLi-Po 5000 mAh
Charging67W wired120W wired
5GYesYes
PriceCheck Shopee
Check Lazada
Check Shopee
Check Lazada

Redmi Note 12 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Price in Malaysia

Since the Redmi Note 12 Pro series has not been officially launched in Malaysia yet, we will estimate the price based on the official pricing in India’s official Xiaomi store.

Check out the price prediction for Redmi Note 12 Pro in Malaysia below.

Redmi Note 12 Pro price in Malaysia are:

  • 128GB ROM 6GB RAM – RM1399
  • 128GB ROM 8GB RAM – RM1499
  • 256GB ROM 8GB RAM – RM1599

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus price in Malaysia are:

  • 256GB ROM 8GB RAM – RM1749
  • 256GB ROM 12GB RAM – RM1999

Make sure to check the latest pricing at Shopee and Lazada, which often offer promotions and discounts on new smartphones.

redmi note 12 vs note 11 which is better 2023 01 17 14 58 47 197958

Best Redmi Note 12 Pro deal on Lazada Best Redmi Note 12 Pro deal on Shopee

redmi note 12 pro vs redmi note 12 pro comparison 2023 01 18 17 22 31 897620

Best Redmi Note 12 Pro+ deal on Lazada Best Redmi Note 12 Pro+ deal on Shopee

Redmi Note 12 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Design

The main difference in design between these smartphones is the colour options, as they look almost the same on both sides.

Other than that, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus is almost 1mm thicker than the Note 12 Pro. And its rear panel is slightly curved compared to Redmi Note 12 Pro which is totally flat.

redmi note 12 pro vs redmi note 12 pro comparison 2023 01 18 17 34 22 850775

The Redmi Note 12 Pro is available in three colours: Glacier Blue, Onyx Black, and Stardust Purple. Suitable for younger consumers.

redmi note 12 pro vs redmi note 12 pro comparison 2023 01 18 17 34 25 606513

The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus is available in three colours: Arctic White, Iceberg Blue, and Obsidian Black

Redmi Note 12 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Performance

Since both the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Note 12 Pro Plus are powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoCs, there isn’t a significant difference in performance unless you get the 12GB Pro Plus version.

The Antutu benchmark score for MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoCs is 499K on average.

For heavy games like Genshin Impact, the 12GB RAM provides a more stable experience than 8GB RAM

Having more RAM also allows you to multitask more easily. 

As a result, Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 12GB version will perform slightly better than Redmi Note 12 Pro for gaming. Hence, it is recommended for someone who is looking for a gaming smartphone.

Redmi Note 12 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Camera

The biggest difference between the Redmi Note 12 Pro and the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ is the camera.

Redmi Note 12 Pro has a 50MP main camera with OIS which is not bad at all. But the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus comes with a 200MP main camera with OIS, which is insane.

200MP is four times the resolution of 50MP, but it doesn’t mean the photos and videos will be four times better.

Using the 200MP camera on the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus, users can zoom in more without losing much detail. While this is certainly an advantage, taking every photo at 200MP will waste a lot of storage space. The photo taken by Redmi Note 12 Pro is almost equally good despite lesser megapixel.

Both smartphones are capable of recording 4K videos at 30 fps. Their OIS helps them take very stable and good videos on the go.

Redmi Note 12 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Battery Life

Based on official data, both Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ have 5000mAh Li-Po batteries.

Redmi Note 12 Pro supports 67W fast charging which is pale in comparison to the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus which supports up to 120W super fast charging

The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus can complete a full charge cycle in less than half an hour. The charging time is halved compared to the Redmi Note 12’s one hour.

Also, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus can charge from 10 to 50% in only 5 minutes, which is very convenient.


Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Video Review 

Redmi Note 12 Pro Video Review

Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Video Review


Conclusion: Which is Better, Redmi Note 12 Pro or Redmi Note 12 Pro+

Overall, the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ are very similar smartphones with two main differences: the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ has a better main camera and faster charging.

Thus, the Redmi Note 12 Pro offers better value for your money as it is not necessary spend more to get features which is not a necessary for most users.  The biggest advantages of the Redmi Note 12 Pro is its thinner and lighter design, making it more comfortable to carry around.

Other than Xiaomi smartphones, there are many great budget smartphones under RM1000. Click here to check them out.

Lazada 01.01 Free Shipping Vouchers & Cashback
Shopee 01.01 Free Shipping Vouchers & Cashback
Share this post:
Facebook
WhatsApp
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Kai

Kai is a tech enthusiast staying in Kuala Lumpur. Techrakyat.com is where he reviews on the best gadgets, apps, life hacks, tips for save money and make money.
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments