Poco X5 5G vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Poco X5 5G vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Poco X5 5G
Poco X5 5G
Global · 6GB · 128GB
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G
Global · 4GB · 128GB
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Score

Ki Cost-effective
Score
7.5 Ki Cost-effective
Score
7.8 Ki Cost-effective
Score
Design and Screen score 7.1Design & Materials 7.0Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 6.5Performance & Hardware 6.7Performance & Hardware
Camera score 5.6Camera 6.1Camera
Connectivity score 7.9 Connectivity 8.0 Connectivity
Battery score 7.4 Battery 7.6 Battery

User reviews

User score
8.5
12 reviews
8.2
10 reviews

Technical specifications of the Poco X5 5G vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G

Specs Poco X5 5G price compare Poco X5 5G
Global · 6GB · 128GB
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G price compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G
Global · 4GB · 128GB
Inches 6.67" 6.67"
Resolution FHD+ FHD+
Usable surface 85% useful 84% useful
Aspect Ratio 20:9 20:9
Dimensions 76.2 mm
165.9 mm
8.0 mm
76.2 mm
165.9 mm
8.0 mm
Weight 189 g 188 g
Micro SnapD. 695
Octa-Core
SnapD. 4 Gen1
Octa-Core
RAM 6 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage 128 GB 128 GB
AnTuTu 422.900
v10
460.800
v10
Battery 5000 mAh 5000 mAh
Main Camera 1
48 Mpx · ƒ/1.8

2 3
1
48 Mpx · ƒ/1.8
S5KJN1 (48MP)
2 3
Selfie Camera SELF 13 Mpx · ƒ/2.45 SELF 13 Mpx · ƒ/2.45
Bands
OS Android 12 Snow Cone Android 12 Snow Cone


About this comparison

Comparing the Poco X5 5G and Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G phones

The mid-range smartphone market has been transformed in recent years by the emergence of Chinese manufacturers such as Poco and Xiaomi. The two major players in this field are no doubt the Poco X5 5G and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G. Both devices come with a range of features, making them attractive propositions for those looking for a affordable and well-equipped handset. In this article, we compare the two devices to help you decide which one is right for you.

Design & Materials

The Poco X5 5G and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G both feature plastic designs with a 6.67 inch AMOLED and Oled screen respectively. Both phones offer a resolution of 1080 x 2400 (FHD+) and refresh rate of 120 Hz, with the latter coming with a peak brightness of 1200 cd/m² and a contrast ratio of 4500000:1. However, the usable surface area on the Poco X5 5G is slightly higher, at 85.5%, compared to the 84.5% offered by the Redmi Note 12 5G.

Hardware

Both smartphones feature Qualcomm chipsets. The Poco X5 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 695 (SM6375) while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G comes with the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 (SM4375). In terms of RAM, the Poco X5 5G offers an option of 6GB or 8GB while the Redmi Note 12 5G provides 4GB, 6GB or 8GB. Storage options also differ between the two, with the Poco offering 128GB or 256GB while the Redmi Note 12 has a maximum of 256GB. The AnTuTu scores of the two phones are 395k and 389.1k respectively, indicating the higher performace of the Poco device. Both phones have fingerprint scanning technology located on the side of the handset.

Camera

The Poco X5 5G features a triple camera setup comprising a 48MP standard lens, 8MP wide angle lens and a 2MP macro lens. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G comes with a slightly different configuration, including a Samsung S5KJN1 48MP lens, an Omnivision OV08D10 8MP wide angle lens, and a 2MP macro lens. Both phones have a 13MP front facing lens for selfies.

Connectivity & Battery

In terms of connectivity, both phones feature Bluetooth 5.1, Dual SIM, NFC, Audio Jack, Infrared, GPS and WiFi 6 (on the Redmi Note 12 5G only). When it comes to battery, both phones offer a 5000mAh capacity with 33W fast charging.

Conclusion

The Poco X5 5G and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G are both great mid-range options with a range of features to suit most users. The Poco X5 5G offers higher performance and a better design, while the Redmi Note 12 5G has a better camera setup and more advanced connectivity features. Ultimately, the decision between the two will come down to personal preference.

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Brand

Brand POCO Xiaomi
Aliases 22111317PG 22111317G

Release Date

Release date February 2023,
1 year ago
October 2022,
1 year ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market Global Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Poco X5 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G
Poco X5 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G
Size
76.2 mm 165.9 mm 8.0 mm
Print 3D Model
76.2 mm 165.9 mm 8.0 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 189 g 188 g
Usable surface 85 % 84 %
Materials Plastic Plastic
Resistance IP53 IP53
Colors
Black

Blue

Green
Blue

Gray

Green

Screen

Diagonal 6.67" 6.67"
Type AMOLED Samsung Oled E2 Pro
Aspect Ratio 20:9 20:9
Resolution FHD+
1080 x 2400 px
FHD+
1080 x 2400 px
Density 395 Pixels per inch 395 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Hole-punch Notch
  • Refresh rate 120 Hz
  • Touch sampling rate 240 Hz
  • Peak brightness - 1200 cd/m²
  • Max brightness HBM - 700 cd/m²
  • 4500000:1 contrast ratio
  • DCI-P3
  • Scratch resistant
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • Capacitive
  • Frameless
  • Hole-punch Notch
  • SGS Certified
  • Refresh rate 120 Hz
  • Touch sampling rate 240 Hz
  • Brightnes 450 cd/m² (typ)
  • Peak brightness - 1200 cd/m²
  • Max brightness HBM - 700 cd/m²
  • 4500000:1 contrast ratio
  • Always-On Display
  • DCI-P3
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 3D curved glass screen
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
8.3
7.1
Do you think it's a nice phone?
8.8
8.5
Is it comfortable?
8.8
8.6
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
8.0
8.7
Number of reviews
12 reviews
10 reviews

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 (SM6375) Qualcomm Snapdargon 4 Gen 1 (SM4375)
CPU 2x2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold +6x1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver 2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A78 + 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55
Type Octa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 6 nm 6 nm
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU Qualcomm Adreno 619 Adreno

RAM

RAM 6 GB 4 GB
Type LPDDR4X RAM LPDDR4X RAM

Storage

Capacity 128 GB 128 GB
Type UFS Storage 2.2 UFS Storage 2.2
SD Slot Yes ,
Slot for SD or second SIM card
Yes ,
Slot for SD or second SIM card

Security

Fingerprint Yes, on the side Yes, on the side

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Fingerprint
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Ultrasonic proximity virtual

Audio

Audio
-
-

Others

Notifications LED -- --
Cooling system No Yes
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
8.1
6.8
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.1
8.7
What's your experience been with demanding games?
8.4
7.6
Number of reviews
12 reviews
10 reviews

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Triple rear camera Triple rear camera
1
Camera type

Standard

Standard
Resolution 48 Mpx 48 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Samsung S5KJN1 (48MP)
Type CMOS ISOCELL
Aperture ƒ/ 1.8 ƒ/ 1.8
ISO -- --
Pixel size 0.64 µm 0.64 µm
Pixel Binning -- 1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size -- 1/2.76"
2
Camera type

Wide Angle lens

Wide Angle lens
Resolution
8 Mpx
8 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Omnivision OV08D10
Type
--
PureCel
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
ƒ/ 2.2
Pixel size
--
1.12 µm
Pixel Binning
--
--
Sensor size
--
1/4"
3
Camera type

Macro lens

Macro lens
Resolution
2 Mpx
2 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Unknown
Type
--
--
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
ƒ/ 2.4
Pixel size
--
--
Pixel Binning
--
--
Sensor size
--
--

Features

Flash Dual LED Dual LED
Optical Stabilisation No No
Slow Motion Video Yes,
120 fps
Yes,
120 fps
Others
  • Night Mode 2.0
  • Digital zoom
  • Triple camera
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Digital zoom
  • Triple camera
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Ultra stable video
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous autofocus
  • Manual focus
  • Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • RAW
  • Night Mode

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 13 Mpx 13 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Unknown
Type -- --
Aperture ƒ/ 2.45 ƒ/ 2.45
Pixel size -- 1.12 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- --
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score --
69
Mobile
74
Photo
49
Video

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
7.1
7.5
Quality of nighttime photos
5.7
5.9
Quality of selfies
6.9
6.9
Does it have a powerful flash?
7.8
7.1
Number of reviews
12 reviews
10 reviews

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G
  • n1 (2100)
  • n3 (1800)
  • n5 (850)
  • n7 (2600)
  • n8 (900)
  • n20 (800)
  • n28b (700)
  • n28a (700)
  • n38 (2600)
  • n40 (2300)
  • n41 (2500)
  • n77 (3700)
  • n78 (3500)
  • n1 (2100)
  • n3 (1800)
  • n5 (850)
  • n7 (2600)
  • n8 (900)
  • n20 (800)
  • n28b (700)
  • n28a (700)
  • n38 (2600)
  • n40 (2300)
  • n41 (2500)
  • n77 (3700)
  • n78 (3500)
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Dual Sim Dual Standby Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi MiMO
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi MiMO

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 5.1 LE Low energy consumption Bluetooth 5.1 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • LDAC
  • SBC
  • AAC

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GPS (L1+L5)
  • GLONASS (L1)
  • BeiDou (B1)

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C
  • USB Host 2.0
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

-- --
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

-- --

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Infrared
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • VoWiFi
  • Video over LTE ViLTE
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Infrared
  • Tethering.
  • DLNA
  • VoLTE
  • VoWiFi

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
8.9
7.4
Quality of the GPS
8.9
7.6
And the WiFi?
8.8
7.9
Number of reviews
12 reviews
10 reviews

Battery

Battery

Capacity
5000 mAh
5000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes,
33.0W
Yes,
33.0W
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 0%
    Less than half day
  • 8%
    Less than a day
  • 33%
    One day
  • 50%
    More than one day
  • 8%
    Two days or more
  • 0%
    Less than half day
  • 0%
    Less than a day
  • 20%
    One day
  • 70%
    More than one day
  • 10%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
12 reviews
10 reviews

Software

Software

Operating System
  • MIUI V13 (Android 12)
    Android 12 Snow Cone, 3 years ago
  • MIUI 14 (Android 12)
    Android 12 Snow Cone, 3 years ago
Google Services (official) Yes Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 0%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 92%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 8%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 0%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 100%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 0%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 0%
    Never
  • 0%
    Once a year
  • 67%
    Every six months
  • 33%
    Every two months or less
  • 0%
    Never
  • 0%
    Once a year
  • 75%
    Every six months
  • 25%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
12 reviews
10 reviews