Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Unboxing and Product Review

By Miong - Saturday, June 17, 2023

A red oceans of choices and features offering are available for new smartphones in the market today, especially the midrange spectrum. Everyone is considering the popular formula in choosing what is the fitting model for them, that is, the balance between Features and Affordability. In this product review, we will have an early look impression on the talk of the town, Xiaomi Redmi Note 12, plus lots of unboxing angles as bonus for our readers who are on the quest of meeting their dared smartphone model.

The Unboxing

The box contains the Redmi Note 12 with non-removable 5000mAh battery, 33W Fast-charging power brick and USB Type C cable, Clear protective case, SIM ejector tool and documentations such as the Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card and Safety Information.

I also made an unboxing video on my Youtube channel for a more interactive unboxing, see below video and let us know what you think.


When choosing a smartphone to use for a year or two, one of the attributes that I check is the Display. When using your phones, the display plays a factor to be efficient. Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 amazes me with what they bring in the table of the midrange population. Sporting a stunningly bright and colorful AMOLED screen with an impressive 120Hz refresh rate. It is even protected with Corning Gorilla Glass build. As a multimedia generation, undoubtedly Redmi Note 12 is one of the leader displays with the 6.67" FHD+ display with DCI-P3. It will serve justice to your imaging, binge watching and even gaming by emulating fluid and responsive experience. We are delighted by the display’s smooth color transitions and gameplay. The high brightness mode allows you to take photos and phone usage on a broad daylight.


Another attribute to consider is the hardware and its computing dynamics. At its class Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 is equipped with a Snapdragon 685 Mobile chipset that provides a seamless and efficient multitasking experience. With up to 8GB of RAM, switching between primary apps such as Camera, image processing apps, games and video streaming apps shows no hiccups. The 6nm process allows power-efficiency of the 2.8GHz CPU which keeps the battery operate at its rated capacity. The built in fast storage of up to 128GB gives you freedom on your creatives to capture perfect photos and videos or install creative apps without worrying about running out of space.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 is preaching the design of the Redmi Note 12 Series, an immersive DotDisplay with stylish flat frames, giving off premium look and feel. This is important that while being durable and comfortable enough to hold for long periods of time without straining your fingers and arms.

Redmi Note 12 is available in Onyx Gray, Mint Green and Ice Blue.


With rich content over internet and demanding data speed processing, I need a device that has battery power juices that can get me through the day and also recharges almost as quickly as possible. Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 is one of the smartphones in the market today whose having a winning combination of generous battery capacity and high wattage power brick. Redmi Note 12 has a 5,000mAh battery and provisioned with 33W fast charging power brick. This long-lasting battery keeps going longer without needing recharging. When power up is needed, the 33W fast charging with MMT technology ensures a stable and efficient process. As I've learned, Middle Middle Tab (MMT) Technology lets you charge your battery smarter and not harder. With MMT technique, the energy is split making it bidirectional charging the same amount of energy and in a half duration.


The race of the best camera has actually been very interesting at the midrange class. Brands improve and get their midrange protégé out stands from the rest of the pack. Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 is designed with an impressive 50MP triple camera in style, enabling capturing moments and landscape for keeps. It is capable of taking great photos provide you choose the appropriate shooting mode or let the artificial intelligence (AI) decide for you.

Redmi Note 12 also comes with an ultra-wide camera and a macro camera that you can use at demanding situations and purpose.

Sample Pictures

I went on a photo walk within downtown and mid town Cebu City to test the 50M triple camera that Redmi Note 12 can offer. Most of my pictures are AI assisted. They are combinations of the Main camera, 2x Zoom and 0.6 ultra wide camera. The sample pictures are straight-out-of-camera (SOOC) pictures and no editing with an imaging tool is used.  Sample Pictures taken by Redmi Note 12


Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 is one of the best choice from the competing models of it class. It suits the vibrant lives of the young PH market. For the price tag of 9,999 pesos (6GB + 128GB) you'll get the 120Hz AMOLED display which is a topnotch at this class, above avergage performing Camera trio and Elegant aesthetically finished Redmi Note 12 branding.  There maybe response that would fall off the expectation but we say it's the those things that we can just live with. At this spectrum of smartphones, you wouldn't compare Redmi Note 12's performance to a above 20,000 smartphones, and it should not be.

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