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Originally making their debut in China late last year, the Redmi Note 12 series is finally coming to Ireland.

Despite the names being so similar, there are plenty of key differences between the Redmi Note 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro+, something which is reflected in the price.

The Redmi Note 12 series includes a basic budget smartphone, premium mid-ranger and plenty in between.

With three different phones available, it’s worth exploring each in more detail:

Redmi Note 12

The Note 12 is a pretty basic budget phone, but it doesn’t look bad by any means. It’s also the least like the other phones in the series.

It’s powered by the entry-level Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chip, with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage.

Like all the phones in the series you can expect a 6.67in OLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels (FHD+), a 120Hz refresh rate, a 240Hz touch sampling rate, and support for HDR10+, HDR10, and Dolby Vision.

Redmi Note 12 | TheEffect.NetDespite the OLED screen, it still uses a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, but one perk is you still get a 3.5mm headphone jack.

While there is a 5000mAh battery, it’s paired with 33W wired charging, which isn’t the fastest.

As for the cameras, there’s a 48MP main sensor, a 2MP depth sensor and an 8MP ultrawide on the rear.

For its Selfie camera, there’s a 13MP sensor up front. Like all the phones in the series, it runs Android 13 with MIUI 14.

Redmi Note 12 Pro

The 12 Pro is second main phone in the series, and the most basic of the Pro variants.

Like all the other Pro models, it’s powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chip, combined here with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It packs the same display as the entry model.

Redmi Note 12 Pro | TheEffect.NetThe 5000mAh battery should deliver decent longevity, with faster 67W wired charging too. However, this is one of the main compromises you’re making compared to the 120W on the Pro+.

The other big difference is the camera, where the Pro uses the 50Mp Sony IMX766 sensor for its main camera, at an aperture of f/1.9 and with OIS. The other lenses are identical across the range though: an 8MP ultrawide camera and 2MP macro camera, with a 16MP selfie camera on the front.

Redmi Note 12 Pro+

Finishing out the trio of devices, the12 Pro+ bumps up a number of key features to warrant its additional ‘+’ moniker. Performance is the same, with the storage getting a bump up to 256GB. The battery is also the same as the Pro, but charging is much faster at 120W.

Redmi Note 12 Pro+ | TheEffect.NetThe camera also gets a major upgrade: the main sensor here is the 200Mp Samsung ISOCELL HPX, at a much wider f/1.65 aperture. 200Mp camera sensors are still new, so it remains to be seen how well this camera will hold up, but with the ability to combine 16 pixels into one, it should offer a definite step up from the Pro’s camera.

Xiaomi 12 Series Irish Pricing & Availability

Below is a breakdown of the new Xiaomi 12 series devices pricing and availability with pricing on the entry level 12 model still TBC.

Redmi Note 124G4+128GTesco IEOnyx Gray30th March, 2023

Pricing TBC

Redmi Note 124G4+128GHarvey NormanOnyx Gray24th March, 2023

Pricing TBC

Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G5G6+128GTesco IEMidnight Black30th March, 2023


Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G5G6+128GHarvey NormanMidnight Black23rd March, 2023


Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G5G8+256GTesco IEMidnight Black30th March, 2023


Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G5G8+256GHarvey NormanMidnight Black24th March, 2023


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