Hands-on Review of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+: Unboxing and Initial Impressions

Hands-on Review of Redmi Note 12 Pro+- The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ was initially launched in China last October and made its way to India in January, followed by its recent release in Europe. Our comprehensive review of this phone will be available shortly, but we would like to share some of our initial findings with you.

Hands-on Review of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+: Unboxing and Initial Impressions


Hands-on Review of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+: Unboxing and Initial Impressions

Let's begin by examining the retail box of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+. The Indian version of the phone is packaged in a black box, which includes a protective case, a SIM card ejector tool, a USB-C cable, a 120W charger, and the standard paperwork.

In contrast, in Europe the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ is available in a white retail package, which also has the phone's picture on it. However, it is not agent of the color model you obtain inside package.

Another distinction in between the phone's packages in India and Europe is the power adapter. Both come with a 120W battery charger, but they appearance various, with the one packed with package in India a little bit heavier.

No matter, we value Xiaomi packing a 120W adapter with the package. The brand name informed us they didn't remove the battery charger from package because it would certainly have led to an insufficient experience for the user. Besides, it is the just way you can take benefit of its extremely fast billing from package as chances are you do not have such an effective block available.


The Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ packs a 6.67" FullHD+ "Professional AMOLED" display, protected by Gorilla Glass 5. It has 120Hz revitalize rate and a top illumination of 900 nits.

Hands-on Review of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+: Unboxing and Initial Impressions

The panel also has a strike opening in the facility for the 16MP selfie video cam, but there is no finger print scanner underneath since it is embedded in the power switch.

On the opposite side, we have a glass back panel showing off a rectangle-shaped video cam island real estate 3 video cams and an LED blink. The glass cover does not feel inexpensive, but it readily attracted finger print spots, so routine cleaning is required if you aren't using a safety situation and want to maintain its pristine appearances.

It is also well worth mentioning that the protruding video cam island causes the telephone to wobble on level surface areas, and the packed situation does not truly fix it.

When inquired about the rationale behind choosing a side-mounted service rather than an under-display one, Xiaomi said it is because the previous is much faster and performs better in the long-term compared to the in-display kind. Well, that does not make a lot sense to us since the Chinese brand name has introduced mobile phones with UD finger print visitors before, also in the mid-range section.

That said, on the benefit, the side-mounted finger print scanner does greater than simply open the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+. It supports double-tap motions to allow you perform various activities, consisting of taking a screenshot, launching the default video cam application, and opening up the control facility.


The Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+'s 6.67" Professional AMOLED display has 900 nits top illumination, 120Hz screen revitalize rate, and up to 240Hz touch sampling rate. It's a 10-bit display, which comes with HDR10+ accreditation and Widevine L1 support, enabling users to stream 1080p video clips on sustained OTT applications.

Hands-on Review of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+: Unboxing and Initial Impressions

It also supports HDR10 and HLG codecs, and for an also better multimedia experience, you obtain Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

The Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+'s screen has nice haptic comments, and the display was adequately bright to read textual content under direct sunshine at max illumination.

It also comes with the Always-On Display feature, but that is misleading since it does not truly maintain the screen constantly on after the telephone is secured, which is what the name suggests. The information is revealed on the screen for just about 10 secs after the telephone is secured or the display is touched, which isn't something we see with Always-On Displays on devices from various other brand names. Xiaomi should've done better with its application.

The Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ has 60Hz and 120Hz revitalize rate options in the custom revitalize rate food selection and supports 4 revitalize prices in total - 30Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz.

At the default setting, the revitalize rate is bumped up to 120Hz for most of the system

food selections

and applications when you're communicating with the screen, besides YouTube, which remains at 60Hz regardless of what, while Msn and yahoo Pictures remains at 120Hz also when you're having fun 30fps video clips. For Twitter and google and Instagram, the display refreshes at 120Hz when you communicate with the screen and comes to 60Hz when you're watching a picture or having fun a video clip

The revitalize rate expectedly remains at 60Hz in the 60Hz setting for everything, whether you're communicating with the screen or simply looking at it, while the 120Hz setting is basically simply the default setting.

Discussing video games, we attempted Call of Duty Mobile, Dead Trigger 2, Real Racing 3, and Skies Force Reloaded on the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+, and we were just able to play Dead Trigger 2 and Skies Force Reloaded at 120FPS in default and 120Hz settings since the various other 2 stayed topped at 60FPS, regardless of which setting you selected.

It is also well worth mentioning that at no point did we see the screen revitalize at 30Hz, which it should have when we played some 30FPS video clips and were looking at fixed content on the screen, which is strange since Xiaomi does promote 30Hz support for the panel. Some optimizations to the HRR application would certainly be valued.

Software and Efficiency

The Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ is powered by the Dimensity 1080 SoC and comes with up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage space. The one we received is the top-end model, and no matter which setup you go with, the telephone boots Android 12-based MIUI 13 from package. Ours came with MIUI 13.0.2 Global Stable ROM with November 2022 Android security spot and is presently operating MIUI 13.0.6 with February 2023 security spot. The mobile phone also comes pre-installed with third-party applications, but most of them can be uninstalled if you wish to.

Xiaomi promises 4 years of quarterly security spots and 2 years of software updates. If the last has you thinking that the Keep in mind 12 Pro+ will receive updates till Android 15, you're incorrect, since it will just obtain Android 13 and Android 14, as it is a variation behind at this moment. And seeing how designer sneak peeks of Android 14 are currently out, the Chinese telephone manufacturer should have launched the stable Android 13 for the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ currently.

The software experience you jump on the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ resembles what you jump on various other Redmi mobile phones operating Android 12 and MIUI 13. However, there were a couple of insects that hindered the user experience, among them being the phone's failure to remain latched to the 5G network in India. It maintained dropping back to 4G and just secured to 5G again after a restart. Thankfully, this was fixed with the MIUI 13.0.6 upgrade.

The overall efficiency of the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ was smooth and stylish. However, we still have problems with LinkedIn and Disney+ Hotstar's applications. The telephone stutters most of the moment when using the previous, and with the last, it is the phone's illumination slider that delays when changing the illumination in full-screen setting. We didn't have this issue with YouTube and Amazon.com Prime Video clip.

The Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ handled the video games we mentioned over well and stayed cool enough after a hr of hefty video pc gaming. However, it did obtain warm quickly on the 5G network when streaming video clips compared with the 4G network.

Video cam and Battery

Hands-on Review of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+: Unboxing and Initial Impressions

The Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ comes with 4 video cams - a 16MP selfie shooter on the front, with a 200MP primary video cam (ISOCELL HPX) on the back, signed up with by 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro units. The selfie video cam inside the focused strike opening has f/2.5 aperture and can record video clips in up to 1080p resolution at 60FPS.

The 200MP video cam, on the various other hand, has f/1.7 aperture and OIS for pictures and video clips. It can fire video clips in 1080p at up to 60 FPS and in 4K at 30 FPS. It can also catch 10-bit RAW pictures. However, the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ does not come with the Duplicate feature we've seen on various other Redmi mobile phones, consisting of the Redmi K50i, and there is presently no indicator it will be included through a software upgrade since Xiaomi informed us "it is majorly because of the equipment abilities of the cpu."

The Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+'s 8MP ultrawide video cam has a 120° FOV and f/2.2 aperture, while the 2MP macro video cam has an f/2.4 aperture. We took some pictures from the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ throughout the night and day that you could see listed below since we are leaving the detailed evaluation for our in-depth review

The Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ packs a 4,980mAh battery that supports 120W HyperCharge, which is a very first for a Redmi device. However, it does not come with 120W billing allowed from package. You need to transform it on by going to the phone's Setups > Battery > Battery > Boost billing speed food selection. But keep in mind that the telephone will warm up more with boost billing allowed.

Our standard battery tests aren't yet complete, but anecdotally talking, the mobile phone easily lasted us through a day on a solitary charge in 120Hz setting with 5G mobile information and Wi-Fi hotspot allowed. The use consisted of internet browsing, streaming 1080p YouTube video clips, using social media applications, and at the very least fifty percent a hr of having fun resource-intensive video games. On the 4G network, it had better endurance

Hands-on Review of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+: Unboxing and Initial Impressions

Once the battery runs out juice, you can use the packed 120W adapter for billing, advertised to fill the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+'s cell from 2% to 100% in 19 mins with boost billing allowed.

In our testing, the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+'s battery went from 1% to 34% in 5 mins, 50% in 9 mins, 55% in 10 mins, 75% in 15 mins, 91% in 20 mins, and 100% in 24 mins.

With boost billing handicapped, it went from 1% to 32% in 5 mins, 50% in 10 mins, 66% in 15 mins, 87% in 20 mins, and 100% in 29 mins.

We ran these billing tests in India with the 5G mobile information transformed on and the screen shut off, and it is needless to say that the gas mileage will most likely differ depending upon your use and ambient temperature level. Over at our HQ in Europe, the Redmi 12 Pro+ expectedly billed much faster. How fast? You will find that out in our in-depth review.

Final thought

Xiaomi proceeds to increase the price of the Redmi Keep in mind schedule with the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+, and the company informed us that is because it does not want to compromise on anything simply to maintain the schedule as affordable as it was before. In Europe, the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+'s base model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage space is valued at €500 ($540/INR44,400), while in India, it costs INR29,999 ($365/€340).

Hands-on Review of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+: Unboxing and Initial Impressions

The Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ is called a follower to last year's Keep in mind 11 Pro+. However, in India, it actually comes to change the the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge since the brand name will not introduce any 12i collection mobile phones in the nation to succeed last year's 11i schedule. To include further confusionthe 11i HyperCharge is known as the Keep in mind 11 Pro+ in various other nations, and there is also a Keep in mind 11 Pro+ in India, which has various specifications.

Xiaomi said beginning with the Redmi Keep in mind 12 collection, it aims to improve the schedule so here is hoping there will not more than a lots various models in the Keep in mind 12 collection such as we had in the Keep in mind 11 schedule.

Circling back to the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+, we must say it is a nice telephone overall having actually a stylish efficiency, premium design with an IP53 score, great battery life, and very fast billing. The mobile phone still runs Android 12, and it was introduced with a couple of insects, although some of them have been squashed with software updates.

But we will need to run the remainder of the tests before we decide if the Redmi Keep in mind 12 Pro+ deserves the premium over its precursor. Stay tuned for our in-depth review to find that out!

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