Redmi Note 12 Pro: A real stunner inside and out

Taking out the Redmi Note 12 Pro from the box felt like my life was suddenly in slow motion. Sans any bias, I am simply blown away by the craftsmanship to achieve such a minimalist and corporate-looking design.

The Redmi Note 12 Pro I got to test comes in Graphite Gray, which at times looks like black, and which also happens to be my favorite shade. So, that doubles the brownie points.

The latest from the Redmi brand is built with a 6.67-inch Dolby Vision OLED and a 120Hz refresh rate. It is just the right size to hold in one hand and enough screen to watch videos and read ebooks.

Hands-on: Xiaomi Redmi Note 12

However, this looker is packed with more features that everyone longs for: the 108MP quad-camera equipped with different film styles.

To be honest, I have become very discerning about camera outputs so I always manage my expectations. Fortunately, Redmi Note 12 Pro delivered. The images and a couple of videos have natural colors and crisp details. There are some high-megapixel camera phones that produced pixelized photos, so I’m a bit wary (and worried) of that. Thankfully, its (artificial intelligence) AI quad rear camera, which utilized the Samsung HM2 sensor size of 1/1.52″, along with 9-in-1 pixel binning and a dual native ISO, gave me some really good shots. 

I’ll be updating this article to include new images because it has been overcast the past few days and made it difficult to get really good shots. Also, follow the Instagram page @backendnewsnet as I will be posting all of the photos I will shoot with Redmi Note 12 Pro’s camera. (06/08/2023)

Redmi Note 12 Pro’s filmCamera and ProCut features can be your launchpad if you are looking at doing some short films for personal or even professional projects. The 108MP main camera and an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera will let you capture images and videos with up to 120-degree viewing angles.

If you like traveling solo, Redmi Note 12 Pro’s 16MP front camera got your selfies covered. Your photos look exactly like you in person, unless you want to touch them up with some filters.


I always want to test a smartphone’s endurance through high-impact mobile games, and I am speaking of Mobile Legends here. Through the help of my nephew, we checked if the Snapdragon 732G can withstand the demands of this game. It sure did. Transitions between screens were smooth and with a refresh rate of 120Hz, no commands were delayed (thankfully).

The 5,000mAh battery and 67W turbo charging also allowed us to keep the games and apps running in no time. At one point, I used it non-stop for several hours (Hello, macular degeneration.) just to see how long it would last. To say that in the concept of a staring contest, I had to give up, somehow. 


Redmi Note 12 Pro’s 6.67″ FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay enabled me to leave the bigger devices at home as it allowed me to read my ebooks while in transit or waiting in-between events. 

The Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos spatial audio technology allowed me to catch up and enjoy some classic anime. As mentioned earlier, the Redmi Note’s size and display are just enough to hold in one hand but provide a maximum (mobile) viewing experience.

Redmi Note 12 Pro is available in four attractive colors: Star Blue, Glacier Blue, Polar White and Graphite Gray. Price reveal later!

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