The Redmi Note 12 series are the latest Redmi smartphones which are expected to be launched on Feb-March 2023 while the Redmi Note 11 Pro was launched in Feb 2022.
The Redmi Note 12 Global version is already available in India as of 5 January 2023.
The global launching price of the Redmi Note 12 base model is about RM1170, almost similar to the RM1019 of the Redmi Note 11 Pro.
Let’s find out the difference between Redmi Note 12 and Redmi Note 11 Pro.
We compare the specifications, design, camera, performance, battery life, and design of the new Redmi Note 12 and Redmi Note 11 Pro.
The main differences between the Redmi Note 12 and Redmi Note 11 Pro are the Redmi Note 12 comes with a new 6nm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 processor with better performance and longer battery life. In contrast, the Redmi Note 11 Pro has better cameras but a 12nm Mediatek Helios G96 processor that is a huge drawback.
Comparing the Redmi Note 12 vs Redmi Note 11 Pro Specifications
|Redmi Note 12||Redmi Note 11 Pro|
|Size||165.9 x 76.2 x 8 mm||164.2 x 76.1 x 8.1 mm|
|Weight||188 g||202 g|
Dust and splash resistant
Dust and splash resistant
|Display||Punch-hole 6.67 inches AMOLED, 120Hz, 395 PPI (1080p)|
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Punch-hole 6.67 inches Super AMOLED,120Hz, 395 PPI (1080p)|
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|SIM slot||Hybrid Dual SIM (nano)||Hybrid Dual SIM (nano)|
|OS||Android 12, MIUI 13||Android 12, MIUI 13|
|Chipsets||Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 (6 nm)||Mediatek Helio G96 (12 nm)|
|Memory||128GB 6GB RAM|
128GB 8GB RAM
|64GB 6GB RAM|
128GB 6GB RAM
128GB 8GB RAM
|Card slot||microSD (shared)||microSD (shared)|
|Main Camera||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
|108 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF,|
8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Selfie Camera||13 MP, f/2.5, (wide)||16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″ 1.0µm|
|Sound||Loudspeakers, 3.5mm jack||Stereo speakers, 3.5mm jack|
|Battery||Li-Po 5000 mAh||Li-Po 5000 mAh|
|Charging||33W wired||67W wired|
Redmi Note 12 vs Redmi Note 11 Pro Price in Malaysia
Since the Redmi Note 12 series has not been officially launched in Malaysia yet, we can only estimate the price based on the official pricing in India’s official Xiaomi store.
Check out the price prediction for Redmi Note 12 in Malaysia below.
Redmi Note 12 has only two variants, which are:
- 128GB ROM 4GB RAM – RM1059
- 128GB ROM 6GB RAM – RM1199
Redmi Note 11 Pro has 4 variants, which are:
- 64GB ROM 6GB RAM – n/a
- 128GB ROM 6GB RAM – n/a
- 128GB ROM 8GB RAM – RM1019
Make sure you check the latest pricing at Shopee and Lazada, which often offer promotions and discounts on new smartphones.
Redmi Note 12 vs Redmi Note 11 Pro Design
The Redmi Note 12 is available in three colours: Forest Green, Matte Black, and Mystique Blue; whereas the Redmi Note 11 Pro is available in three colours as well: Graphite Gray (Stealth Black), Polar White (Phantom White), and Star Blue.
Both Redmi Note 12 and Redmi Note 11 Pro are the same size, 6.67 inches.
Redmi Note 12 has a 120Hz refresh rate Samsung AMOLED screen with a peak brightness of 1200 nits while the Redmi Note 11 Pro is using a Super AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1200 nits peak brightness.
Both smartphones are using a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The difference in design lies on the rear panel where Redmi Note 12 has a clean triple camera and the Redmi Note 11 Pro has a chunky quad camera setup.
Both smartphones have a very well-optimized Xiaomi-like design but Redmi Note 11 Pro is slightly dated and more bulky.
Redmi Note 12 vs Redmi Note 11 Pro Performance
According to nanoreview.net, the Redmi Note 12’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 has an AnTuTu score of 386k, higher than the Redmi Note 11 Pro’s Mediatek Helios G96’s AnTuTu score of 329k.
One of the biggest differences between the Redmi Note 12 and the Redmi Note 11 Pro is the 6nm chipset in the Redmi Note 12 compared to the 12nm in the Redmi Note 11 Pro.
Although MediaTek Helios G96 is a powerful chip, the 12nm process means that Redmi Note 11 Pro will be less power efficient. It is a big letdown on the Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G version.
The Redmi Note 12 Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 supports a 5G connection, whereas the Redmi Note 11 Pro does not.
As a whole, the Redmi Note 12 is a powerful phone, but it is also more energy-efficient at the same time.
Redmi Note 12 vs Redmi Note 11 Pro Camera
Redmi Note 12 features a triple camera system at the back: main camera (wide), ultra-wide and macro camera, while the Redmi Note 11 Pro has a quadruple camera system including a depth sensor.
Redmi Note 12 camera specs are poorer than Redmi Note 11 Pro. With higher megapixels and better camera sensors, the Redmi Note 11 Pro takes better photos and videos.
For the front camera, both Redmi Note 12 and Note 11 take great selfies in well-lit conditions.
Redmi Note 12 vs Redmi Note 11 Pro Battery Life
Based on official data, both Redmi Note 12 and Redmi Note 11 Pro have 5000mAh Li-Po batteries. But Redmi Note 11 Pro support 67W charging which is faster than the 33W charging of Redmi Note 12
According to a battery drain test done by Milan Raghav, the Redmi Note 11 lasted for 6 hours 48 minutes, shorter than the Redmi Note 12’s 7 hours 50 minutes.
It is very significant that Redmi Note 12 has a one-hour battery life advantage over Xiaomi Mi A2.
Redmi Note 12 and Redmi Note 11 Pro Video Review
Redmi Note 12 Video Review
Redmi Note 11 Pro Video Review
Conclusion: Which is Better, Redmi Note 12 or Redmi Note 11 Pro
Overall, the Redmi Note 12 is a better smartphone with a powerful yet efficient SoC and longer battery life. Its only downsides are the photos and videos are of slightly lower quality.
Redmi Note 11 Pro has one big setback which is using the Mediatek Helios G96 chip. You should definitely top up RM100 more to get the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G version.
Otherwise, you can just save a lot of money by buying the Redmi Note 11 instead.