Aug 2, 2023, 06:38 PM IST

Redmi 12 5G First Impression: Affordable Yet Premium

Raghwendra Shukla

Redmi 12 5G First Impression: Design

Redmi 12 5G has a crystal glass back design that looks premium. It is 8.17mm thick and weighs under 200 grams. However, it feels quite hefty. The smartphone also comes with 5ATM water-resistant rating.

Redmi 12 5G First Impression: Display

It comes with a 6.79 FHD+ display which offers a peak brightness of 550 nits and a 90Hz AdaptiveSync display. While the display looks vibrant, scrolling through web pages feels smooth.

Redmi 12 5G First Impression: Performance

Redmi 12 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC. This is the first phone to be powered by this chip. The chip is capable of handling your day-to-day task easily. However, you may face some lag during heavy usage. We will discuss this in our full review.

Redmi 12 5G First Impression: Software

The Redmi 12 5G boots MIUI 14 based on Android 13. There are several customisation and personalisation options available. However, there are a few bloatware apps preinstalled. 

Redmi 12 5G First Impression: Side-mounted fingerprint

The smartphone comes with features like a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, AI-based facial recognition, an IR emitter, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. The fingerprint scanner is quite responsive.

Redmi 12 5G First Impression: Rear Camera 

The Redmi 12 5G comes with a dual-camera setup. While the primary camera is of a 50-megapixel, the secondary one is just a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The camera is capable of clicking decent images during the day. However, in low light, the images are not that perfect 

Redmi 12 5G First Impression: Selfie camera

The smartphone has an 8-megapixel punch-hole front camera. Again, it can click decent selfies during daylight but struggles in low light.