Redmi Note 12T Pro and Redmi Note 12 Turbo are compact, steel-clad smartphones priced above 1,000 yuan. Both models offer a well-balanced configuration and excellent price-performance ratio. While they have a slight price difference of about 200 yuan, it is recommended that users prioritize the Redmi Note 12 Turbo unless they specifically prefer LCD screens.
The Redmi Note12T Pro features a 6.6-inch LCD screen with a 1080P resolution, 1.07 billion colors, and a 144Hz refresh rate. Although LCD screens offer high eye protection, they have some drawbacks, including their thickness, subpar brightness, and large chin size.
On the other hand, the Redmi Note 12 Turbo boasts a mainstream OLED screen with impressive features like 12-bit color, 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, and 1000nit global excitation brightness, providing a higher overall display quality.
The Redmi Note 12T Pro has the Dimensity 8200-Ultra processor, which performs well in the low-end and mid-range segments. However, with the rise of the Snapdragon 8+ processor, the advantage of the Dimensity 8200-Ultra is diminishing.
The Redmi Note 12 Turbo utilizes the second-generation Snapdragon 7+ processor built on TSMC’s 4nm process, which brings it closer to the Snapdragon 8+ in terms of technology and architecture. Many users recognize the SOC’s performance, as indicated by its impressive benchmark scores, exceeding one million in the entertainment rabbit test and offering approximately 15% higher performance than the Dimensity 8200.
Both the Redmi Note 12T Pro and Redmi Note 12 Turbo have similar lens modules, featuring a 16-megapixel front-facing selfie camera and a rear camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. Notably, only the primary camera of the Redmi Note 12 Turbo supports OIS optical image stabilization, resulting in slightly better video stability and shooting performance.
In terms of battery and charging configurations, the Redmi Note 12 T Pro and Redmi Note 12 Turbo are quite similar. The former has a built-in 5080mAh battery with 67W flash charging, while the latter features a 5000mAh battery with 67W flash charging.
While the Redmi Note 12T Pro is slightly cheaper by one or two hundred yuan, it falls short in performance, screen quality, and camera stability compared to the Redmi Note 12 Turbo. It is better suited for users with a strong preference for LCD screens. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 12 Turbo offers an overall better quality without being overly expensive, making it the recommended choice between the two models. Its slim and lightweight design also enhances the user experience.