Xiaomi recently unveiled one of its top tier device – the Redmi Note 12 series in Kenya. This series consists of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G, Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12S, and Redmi Note 12. In this article, we will take a closer look at the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G.
Unboxing the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G, you will find a white box containing the phone, a protective case, a SIM ejector tool, a USB-C cable, a 120W charger, and the usual documentation.
The phone comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD Plus Pro AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and a peak brightness of 900 nits. The display and back are protected by Gorilla Glass 5. It has a punch-hole cutout that houses a 16MP selfie camera, while the side-mounted fingerprint reader and volume rockers are placed on the left side. At the bottom, it has a type-c port, primary microphone, dual sim card slot, and a speaker grille. At the top, you will find the headphone jack, IR blaster, secondary microphone, and top-facing speaker. The back houses the camera island with three lenses and an LED flash, covered in glass that gives the phone a premium look but gets covered in fingerprint smudges if not covered by the case.
The phone’s performance is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor paired with Mali-G68 MC4 GPU, 8GB of RAM, an additional 5GB of virtual RAM, and 256GB onboard storage. It runs on MIUI 13 and Android 12 out of the box, with an expected update to Android 14.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G is one of the fastest charging phones in the country with its 120W wired charging. It has a 5000mAh battery that can pull a full day effortlessly with 5G on, Bluetooth, and location-enabled. The phone has a powerful triple camera setup led by a 200MP primary lens with OIS backed by an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro. The front camera is a 16MP shooter that can take 10 bit RAW images and capture videos capped at 1080p 60fps.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G is a reliable midrange smartphone with ultra-fast charging, solid battery life, a bright smooth scrolling screen, great cameras, premium build quality, and speedy performance. Looking at what this device offers, I’d say its a good upgrade option for those of us looking to get something newer and fresh. The phone is available for purchase at a reasonable price in Kenya.