Summary

Technical sheet of Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S

Description

Pros
Cons
  • Battery
  • Display quality
  • Price
  • Camera stabilization
  • Night photos
  • No good for gaming

Introducing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S – a mid-range smartphone that offers a combination of design, performance, and value. The Note 12S has been designed as part of the Redmi Note 12 series, which also includes the Note 12 5G, Note 12 Pro 5G, Note 12 Pro+ 5G, Note 12 Pro Speed Edition, Note 12 4G, Note 12 Turbo, and Note 12 Pro 4G. The Note 12S was released in April 2021.

The Redmi Note 12S sports an impressive 6.43” AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080x2400 (FHD+), 90 Hz refresh rate, and a maximum brightness of 700 cd/m². This display also supports HDR for an even better visual experience. Audio-wise, this phone also features stereo speakers and Hi-Res Audio for immersive and crystal-clear sound quality. Materials wise, it is constructed with plastic and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for added durability. As for the appearance, the device features an 84.6% usable surface ratio.

Under the hood, the Note 12S is powered by Mediatek’s Helio G96 (12nm) processor, paired with either 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and either 64GB or 256GB of UFS Storage 2.2. It can also support external storage via an SD card slot. The AnTuTu (v9) score for this device is 302877. Security-wise, the Note 12S features a fingerprint side scanner for added security. It also features a cooling system to prevent the device from overheating.

The camera system on the Redmi Note 12S consists of a triple-camera setup featuring a Samsung S5KHM2 108.0Mpx main camera, 8.0Mpx wide-angle lens, and a 2.0Mpx macro lens. For selfies, it is equipped with a 16.0Mpx front camera.

In terms of connectivity, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S is fitted with Bluetooth 5.0, Dual SIM, NFC, an audio jack, and an infrared port. It also comes with a sizeable 5000mAh battery that supports 33.0W fast charging and reverse charging.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S is a great mid-range device that has a lot to offer. With its impressive specs, great features, and attractive design, the Redmi Note 12S is sure to be a hit with consumers who are looking for a reliable and affordable device for everyday use.

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Brand

Brand Xiaomi
Aliases 2303CRA44A
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S prices

Versions and prices
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S Global · 6GB · 64GB
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S Global · 8GB · 256GB $ 131
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S Global · 6GB · 128GB $ 178

Release Date

Release dateApril 2023, 10 months ago

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Design & Materials of Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S

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Structure

Size
73.4 mm159.9 mm8.1 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 179 g
Usable surface 85 %
Materials Plastic
Resistance certificates (dust, water) IP53
Colors
Black
Blue
Green

Screen

Diagonal
6.43"
Type AMOLED
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Resolution 1080 x 2400 px FHD+
Density 409 ppi Very high density
Others
  • Hole-punch Notch
  • Refresh rate 90 Hz
  • Touch sampling rate 180 Hz
  • Peak brightness - 1000 cd/m²
  • Max brightness HBM - 700 cd/m²
  • TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification
  • HDR
  • DCI-P3
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.5D glass screen
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless
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User reviews
Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
8.0

26 reviews

Do you think it's a nice phone?
8.8

26 reviews

Is it comfortable?
9.2

26 reviews

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
8.6

26 reviews

Performance & Hardware of Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S

Processor

Model MediaTek Helio G96
CPU 2x CortexA76 2.05 GHz + 6x CortexA55 2.0 GHz
Type Octa-Core
Nanometer 12 nm
Frequency 2.05 GHz
64 Bits Yes
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Graphics

GPU ARM Mali-G57 MC2 900MHz

RAM

RAM 8 GB
Type LPDDR4X RAM
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Antutu

Score
412.400 Antutu v10
Overall performance better than 74% of devices

Storage

Capacity 256 GB
Type UFS Storage 2.2
SD Slot Yes , Independent SD slot
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Security

Fingerprint Yes, on the side

Sensors

Fingerprint Yes
Light sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Compass Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Ultrasonic proximity virtual Yes
Audio
Audio
  • Hi-Res Audio
  • Stereo Speakers
Others
Notifications LED --
Cooling system Yes
Gaming buttons No
User reviews
Does it have good sound?
8.5

26 reviews

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
8.3

26 reviews

What's your experience been with demanding games?
8.2

26 reviews

Camera of Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S

Triple rear camera

Standard
1
Resolution 108 Mpx
Sensor Samsung S5KHM2
Type ISOCELL
Aperture ƒ/ 1.8
ISO --
Pixel size 0.70 µm
Pixel Binning 1-9 (3x3)
Sensor size 1/1.52"
2
Resolution
8 Mpx
Sensor
--
Type
--
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Pixel size
--
3
Resolution
2 Mpx
Sensor
--
Type
--
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
Pixel size
--
Flash LED
Optical Stabilisation No
Slow Motion Video Yes, 120 fps
Features
  • Digital zoom
  • Triple camera
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Night Mode
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Selfie

Resolution 16 Mpx
Sensor --
Type CMOS
Aperture ƒ/ 2.4
Pixel size --
User reviews
Quality of daytime photos
8.9

26 reviews

Quality of nighttime photos
8.0

26 reviews

Quality of selfies
8.3

26 reviews

Does it have a powerful flash?
8.4

26 reviews

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Network compatibility

Connectivity of Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S

Bands

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)
3G B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F), B5 (850), B8 (900)
2G B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900)

SIM card

TypeDual SIM Dual Standby (Nano SIM + Nano SIM)

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Wi-Fi

Standards 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

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 5.2 LELow energy consumption
Profiles
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)

Navigation

Supports GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

USB

Charging Yes
Mass Storage Yes
USB On-The-Go (OTG) Yes
USB Type C Yes

SAR

-- --
Others
NFC
Yes
Audio Jack
Yes
Radio FM
No
Computer sync
Yes
OTA sync
Yes
Infrared
Yes
Tethering.
Yes
VoLTE
Yes
User reviews
Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.0

26 reviews

Quality of the GPS
8.7

26 reviews

And the WiFi?
8.9

26 reviews

Battery of Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S

Capacity
5000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes , 33.0W
Others
  • Reverse charging
  • Non-removable
User reviews
How long does the battery last?
  • 0%
    Two days or more
  • 52%
    More than one day
  • 44%
    One day
  • 4%
    Less than a day
  • 0%
    Less than half day

26 reviews

Software of Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S

Software

Operating System Android 13 Tiramisu
MIUI 14 (Android 13)
Google Services (official) Yes
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User reviews
Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 0%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 69%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 31%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

26 reviews

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 53%
    Every two months or less
  • 42%
    Every six months
  • 5%
    Once a year
  • 0%
    Never

26 reviews

User reviews about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S

Overall satisfaction
8.6
  • 19
  • 6
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
26 reviews
  • Screen8.7
  • Performance8.3
  • Camera8.4
  • Connectivity8.9
  • Battery8.0
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  • Redmi series is my favorite.

    Until now everything is so far so good.

    • 9.9
    • Screen9.5
    • Performance10
    • Camera9.7
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery9.0
  • Its no way this phone exsist

    Its just stubid that this phone is made by xiaomi 12nm chip in 2023 wow this chip is not bringing any improvment from the last two generations of the redmi note (s) series i would just buy the 10s because its the same phone but far cheaper 90hz display is not wanted with old weak chip this phone should come atleast with a 6nm mediatek chip or a sd695 or 778g

    Pros
    • Camera
    • Battery
    • 90hz with Nice looking screen
    • Build quality
    • Price
    Cons
    • Miui
    • 12nm Chip in 2023
    • Performence
    • Not good for gaming
    • 3.2
    • Screen6.5
    • Performance4.6
    • Camera8.2
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery7.0
  • Auto
    good mobile

    I bought this phone a few days ago and I have only recently been using it. At the moment I like it and it's going quite well, I will edit the review in a while. It's comfortable, looks good and has good shine. I have tried it with games like PUBG and it has gone quite well. Edit: I've had it for a few months now and not a single mistake, I'm very happy

    Pros
    • daytime camera
    • 256 GB of space
    • Gaming performance
    • nice design
    • battery
    Cons
    • macro camera
    • Selfie at night
    • 8.6
    • Screen9.0
    • Performance9.0
    • Camera8.2
    • Connectivity8.0
    • Battery9.0

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  • 6.9 Design & Materials
  • 7.1 Performance & Hardware
  • 6.8 Camera
  • 6.9 Connectivity
  • 6.9 Battery
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Ki is an automatic score based on the specifications and prices of devices. It is calculated using over 200 variables to rank smartphones, tablets and other devices from best to worst.
How do we calculate the Ki?

In this case, to determine the score we evaluate 5 general aspects:

  • Design and screen
  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

Once these 5 factors have been rated, we introduce the price variable. This means that any two devices with the same ratings get a different Ki score for quality vs price.

Even a device objectively worse than another may have a higher Ki score if it has a better price.

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The Ki varies as time goes by. As new devices with better specifications enter the market the Ki score of older devices will go down, always being compensated of their decrease in price.