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Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G - Smartphone Battery Performance

Updated: Mar 27



SMARTPHONE TIER: MID

Battery Capacity mAh: 5000

 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G - A Smartphone with all the Essential Features at a very Affordable Price


 
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G Smartphone


Smartphone Battery Performance Overall

Score: 40/100


Ranking #97


Mid Tier Ranking: #6









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All you need to know about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G smartphone.


Overview


Xiaomi released 4 new smartphones as part of the Redmi series: the Redmi Note 12, the Redmi Note 12 5G, and 2 smartphones in the Pro range, the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+. ViserMark has already tested the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G - offering good features and specifications for the price, especially as it comes with a 120Hz OLED display, excellent battery life and a great selfie camera. Now, it's the turn of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G.


What's it like to Use?


So, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G has a superior IMX766 camera with OIS, 67W fast charging, and a 120Hz AMOLED display. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro comes with Gorilla Glass 5 that protects the display, and the matte coating on the back prevents dirt and fingerprint marks from being too noticeable. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G is designed to withstand falls from 1-2 meters and has an IP53 rating for protection against dust and water splashes.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G looks slightly different from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G, as it has a more curved matte glass back panel, making it appear thinner and more sophisticated. Also, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G is available in three colours: Sky Blue, Polar White, and Midnight Black. A Stardust Purple version is currently only available in China.


The new Redmi series features a camera housing design similar to the flagship Xiaomi 12 series. The camera set-up is slightly raised and houses the 50MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro cameras. Also, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G now has a 6.67-inch OLED screen and supports 10-bit colour depth, Dolby Vision, and a welcomed 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10 certification.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G dimensions are 163 x 76 x 8 mm, weighing 187 grams. This makes it 1mm shorter and 15 grams lighter than its predecessor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. Even though it is not as high-end as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+, the flat design and glossy back panel of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G. Overall, this phone is stylish, has a good grip and is easy to handle and operate, although it is not fully waterproof.



How does it Perform?


Running on Xiaomi's latest MIUI 14 platform is based on Android 12, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G provides a unique appearance and user experience. To enhance the device, Xiaomi has included various features like an image gallery, file manager, calculator, alarm clock, and more. Also, MIUI 14 comes with a Security app that offers an extra layer of protection against malware. The app also consolidates app settings and privacy features in one location.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro is equipped with the Dimensity 1080 chipset from MediaTek, also found inside the Redmi Note 12 Pro+. This chipset is a newer version of the Dimensity 920 found inside the older Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G device, offering improved performance, efficiency, and enhanced camera capabilities.


With three different memory options offered, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro includes LPDDR4X and UFS 2.2 storage - 6GB RAM with 128GB (limited), 8GB RAM with 128GB (mainstream), and 8GB RAM with 256GB (high tier). It is worth noting that the Pro models do not support microSD expansion this year.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro features a familiar triple camera set-up - it uses a 50MP Sony IMX766 1/1.56" sensor with 1.0µm pixels and a Quad-Bayer filter similar to Flagship offerings as a high-res main camera. The ultrawide camera uses an 8MP Samsung S5K4H7 ISOCELL Slim sensor, and the macro camera uses a 2MP OmniVision OV02B1 sensor. It's worth pointing out that both Pro models are updated with OIS, which should help in certain occasions, such as low-light photography.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+, and previous Redmi Note 11 models all have a 5,000mAh battery. This gives the smartphone a satisfactory performance and good battery life, which is especially important given the competitive nature in the ViserMark Mid Tier (€200-€499) for smartphones with similar hardware.


 









 

What's in the box?

  • Mobile Phone

  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable

  • a 67W power adapter

  • 3.5mm headphone jack

  • A transparent, silicone case

  • User Manual


A Quick Summary


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G offers good features and specifications for the price, especially as it comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, good battery life and 50MP camera. This smartphone is equipped with an earpiece that acts as a stereo speaker. Also, a second outlet at the top of the phone offers improved audio balance. This enhances the overall viewing and gaming experience, making it more immersive. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G comes with the Dolby Atmos enhancement enabled by default, enhancing the audio quality with crisper sound and providing a richer audio experience.


Product - Good Points


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G has the following features:

  • Good battery performance and fast charging

  • Offers 120hz refresh rate and large display

  • It has a good design and comes with an IP53 rating

  • Good all-round performance with a good camera set-up


Product - Be Aware of Points


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G lacks in performance in the following ways:

  • Triple camera functionality could be improved

  • Android 12 with MIUI 14

  • Speakers slightly lacking


 









 

Smartphone Battery Performance Score

and Battery Performance Results


ViserMark brings you a Smartphone Performance Score based on different criteria and benchmarks for evaluating a smartphone's performance. Our tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered by SmartViser's test automation solution viSer.


More details can be found on how we perform our smartphone testing here.

 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G Battery Performance review by ViserMark is based on the smartphone battery performance results obtained during testing.

ViserMark Labels for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G are detailed here:

ViserMark Labels for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G Smartphone
 

Reading this review, you can find a full breakdown of our battery performance results.


Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score:

The test results are collated with calculations from all the smartphone Battery Testing presented as a total overall score between 0 and 100. This is the number displayed on the Battery Performance ViserMark Label shown below.


ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Performance Score for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Performance Score for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G

The results of our testing showed the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G scored 40 out of 100 as a smartphone Battery Performance score for a ViserMark Mid Tier (€200-€499) smartphone.


How does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G compare to other Mid Tier smartphones?


A chart showing Smartphone Battery Performance Score comparison for Mid Tier Smartphones
A chart showing Smartphone Battery Performance Score comparison for Mid Tier Smartphones

With the release of several smartphones with the Remi series, there is tough competition regarding the best features and specifications for consideration. However, Xiaomi has made some improvements since the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, so the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G has much to offer.


The chart above shows that there is also competition from other brands, including Samsung and Google. With all smartphones achieving a Battery Performance score of 40/100, The Samsung Galaxy A34 and the Google Pixel 7a also deliver good performance in all key areas and good value for money in the Mid Tier.


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Battery Life


Smartphone battery life performance can vary significantly depending on several factors, including device hardware, software optimisation, battery capacity, usage patterns, and individual settings.


The ViserMark Battery Life Label shows "Days and Hours of Use".

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How long will the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G battery last?

ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Life for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Life for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G

An incredible battery performance, lasting 1.5 days with an impressive 36 hours between charges for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G.


How does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G compare to other Mid Tier smartphones?

A chart showing Smartphone Battery Life Ratings for Mid Tier Smartphones
A chart showing Smartphone Battery Life Ratings for Mid Tier Smartphones

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G comes with a robust 5000mAh battery that matches the standards of many smartphones and can be used throughout the day without recharging.


With the introduction of hours added to the ViserMark Battery Life Label, it is even easier to see just how competitive the smartphones are regarding battery life, despite all having the same Battery Performance.


The Google Pixel 7a has a 4,355mAh battery capacity, smaller than the 5,000mAh battery of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G and can gain a few more hours of battery life. However, the Samsung Galaxy A34 shows greater power efficiency for excellent battery life lasting over 2 days.


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Power Efficiency


Smartphone Power Efficiency is crucial for smartphone users as it directly impacts battery life and overall device usage. It refers to the ability of a smartphone to maximise its performance while minimising power consumption.


Calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity and expressed in "Leaves".

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How power-efficient is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G?


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G was awarded a disappointing 0.5 out of 5 as a smartphone battery efficiency score.

ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Efficiency for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Efficiency for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G

How does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G compare to other Mid Tier smartphones?


As seen in the chart below, the Samsung Galaxy A34 and the Google Pixel 7a only achieved a rating of 1 out of 5 - slightly better with their Battery Efficiency.


A chart showing the Smartphone Battery Efficiency Ratings for Mid Tier Smartphones
A chart showing the Smartphone Battery Efficiency Ratings for Mid Tier Smartphones

Smartphone chipsets are created to provide high performance with minimal power consumption to improve efficiency. Manufacturers are constantly tweaking and refining these chipsets to find the ideal balance between performance and energy efficiency. This involves managing background processes and organising apps to maximise resource allocation and minimise power consumption.


Look at other smartphone Battery Efficiency ratings in the Smartphone Ranking Table.

 

Annual Energy Consumption


ViserMark is pleased to offer a new label providing a smartphone's Annual Energy Consumption. The calculation is typically based on several factors, including the smartphone model, battery capacity, usage patterns, and charging habits.

Learn more about the ViserMark labels.



How much energy does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G use?


The ViserMark calculations show the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G would use 4.5 kWh per Annum.

ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G

How does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G compare to other Mid Tier smartphones?


Once again, the chart below shows that when compared to smartphone Annual Energy Consumption.


A chart showing the Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for Mid Tier Smartphones
A chart showing the Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for Mid Tier Smartphones

The Samsung Galaxy A34 uses the least amount of energy. Samsung has adopted the standard 5000mAh to power the Samsung Galaxy A34 as used by the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G. The Google Pixel 7a is expected to perform better, with the smallest battery capacity and display. However, it can still not compete with the Samsung Galaxy A34, which shows the greatest battery efficiency and the lowest Annual Energy Consumption.


Look at other smartphone Annual Energy Consumption ratings in the Smartphone Ranking Table.


 

Should I buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G?


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G supports a 120Hz high refresh rate for a smooth and seamless visual experience. Even with notable improvements, the Google Pixel 7a only has a 90Hz display, with most competitors, including the Samsung Galaxy A34, already at 120Hz. So, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G is worth considering.


The most battery-efficient smartphones will provide good battery life and reduce the number of times the battery will need to be charged, harming its longevity. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G provides excellent battery life and is better than others in the Mid Tier.


All smartphones compete well in the Mid Tier and are affordable. Although the Samsung Galaxy A34 is a good all-around smartphone like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G, it has been superseded by the newly released Samsung Galaxy A54. With its Exynos 1380 chipset, a 5,000mAh battery capacity, a smaller display, and an adaptive refresh rate, it was anticipated to offer better battery life. However, upon comparison, it falls short of expectations, providing almost 10 hours less battery life than the Samsung Galaxy A34.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro is a stylish smartphone and an impressive option with significant upgrades over the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. It supports Dolby Vision and the new Dimensity 1080 chipset is slightly improved from last year's Dimensity 920, providing adequate power for gaming. The camera 50MP set-up is high-quality, matching that of other more expensive flagship devices, which is excellent.


The older Android 12 operating system is also a bit disappointing. Still, despite this, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro has many features and specifications at an affordable price, matching the competition of other big brands in the Mid Tier.

 

Product Features and Specification

Release Date - Nov 2022

Display

6.67 inch, with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels

Processor

Android 12, MIUI 13 Mediatek MT6877V Dimensity 1080

Memory

128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM No microSD

Protection

IP53, dust and splash resistant

Main Camera

50 MP (PDAF) 8 MP, (ultrawide),

2 MP, (macro), Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama. Video: 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps

Front Camera

16 MP (wide) HDR, Video: 1080p@30/60fps

Battery

5000mAh, with 67W wired, 50% in 15 min (advertised)

Communications/Audio

Headphone jack (Audio connector), Loudspeaker, stereo speaker. USB Type-C 2.0, NFC supported, Fingerprint sensors

Dimensions and Weight

163 x 76 x 8 mm and 187g

Colours Available

Sky Blue, Midnight Black, Polar White, Stardust Purple

 

Extra Insights

Q: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro support 5G?

A: Yes, it does

Q: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G have a headphone jack?

Q: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G have wireless charging?

Q: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G have dual-SIM capabilities?

Q: What storage and RAM variants is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G available?

Q: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G have stereo speakers?

Q: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G have a microSD card slot?

Q: Is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G VoLTE enabled?

 
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See More Reviews

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Smartphone Review written by Notebookcheck.com
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G Smartphone Review written by Android Authority
 

Background


Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believes in high quality.


Technology doesn't need to cost a fortune. It is focused on being the most user-centric mobile internet company. With more than 61 million handsets sold in 2014 and products launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, and Brazil, Xiaomi is expanding its footprint worldwide to become a global brand. Xiaomi is headquartered in Beijing, China, and has offices in Asia-Pacific, India, and Brazil.

 

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