Redmi Note 12S: A new Revolution in Budget Smartphones Category

The Xiaomi Redmi series comes to mind when considering an economical and value-oriented smartphone. In my review today we take a look at the Redmi Note 12S.

The smartphone brand has been a favorite among many since its beginnings.

The device offers amazing specifications at a price that no other manufacturers could match.

The Redmi Note 12S is Xiaomi’s new baby in the market that has been added to the enduring Redmi Note 12 line.

In my review ill look at the newly introduced Redmi Note 12S, which carries on its tradition.

The Design

The Redmi Note 12S is a good place to start because it has a stylish, contemporary design that will grab your attention.

The device has large 6.43′′ FHD+ AMOLED Dot Display that produces vivid colors and clear images.

It has curved edges with a premium finishing.

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At the bottom of the phone, we spotted the USB Type-C charging port, the SIM Card slot, and the microphone/speakers.

At the top, we spotted a 3.5mm audio jack and the 2nd speaker unit.

The Audio Jack is a shift away from smartphones in the same category that have avoided the feature

We could see the power and volume controls on the right side.

For fingerprint authentication, the power button also serves as a fingerprint sensor.

The metallic frame of the Redmi Note 12s adds a certain originality to the industrial design of the smartphone, and I must admit that it does appear rather elegant.

So far, everything has appeared to be in order, and the smartphone doesn’t appear to have any major issues.


The Redmi Note 12S’s camera arrangement will satisfy photographers and indeed I enjoyed taking some of the best photos with the device at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

It features a 108MP wide camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro camera are included in the gadget.

It takes beautiful pictures in a variety of lighting situations and try out new viewpoints thanks to this adaptable camera configuration.

The pictures taken by the device are detailed, well exposed and colourful and the separation is proficient in an EMIC range.

There’s plenty of detail. mostly true to life colours and low noise there’s a lot of contrast and add an image range is good.

There’s enough detail for this resolution and the colours look good.

The Redmi Note 12S automatically uses night mode processing with this main camera at night.

These photos look quite nice with great exposure, plenty of detail saturated colours and low noise.


Battery life is also a strong suit for the Redmi Note 12 Pro, thanks to its 5,500mAh battery capacity. With support for 67W fast charging, users can quickly recharge their device and get back to using it in no time.


The device packs a large 256 GB of internal storage and a massive 8GB of RAM.

this gives you a large space and you can be able to navigate seamlessly between apps.


The MediaTek Helio G96 CPU within the Redmi Note 12S enables fluid performance and effortless multitasking.

If you are using this device, you may easily move between programs and games without any latency or slowdowns thanks to up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space.

The Redmi Note 12s has a dual SIM (Nano) configuration and MIUI 13 on top of Android 12.

The phone packs a large 5,000mAh with 33W fast charging.

The device is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G96 processor and up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. 

Picture Quality

Using the dedicated night mode on the note 12S will sometimes get you brighter photos with a better expose detail in the shadows.

The difference is minor, though opting out of the night enhancements will get you a more natural look with a little more detail.

An early morning shot at the Maasai Mara that I took with the Redmi Note 12S

In low light the 12s ultra wide photos have a passable level of detail and colour saturation.

However, you can toggle on the night mode which does improve the exposure colours and an image range.

These are likeable with great colours, high contrast and an okay level of detail.


For videos, recording 4k videos from the main camera are impressive with a high level of detail a pleasant rendition lively colours and good dynamic range.

The sharpening is maybe a bit much but the footage is so really good.

The ultra-wide camera shoots intensity pure resolution the quality is great with nice detail, low noise, accurate colours and wide dynamic range.

There is electronic stabilisation though not in 4k, otherwise it’s always on and it does a decent job in smoothing things out.

In low light conditions. The main cam does a decent job with this video recording.

There’s a bright exposure and saturated colours, your dynamic range and enough detail.

There is noticeable noise though.

So that’s the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12s is a nice mid range all around with a great screen and a decent chipset fast enough charging and good camera performance.

Usage Experience

I had a generally good experience with the Redmi Note 12s. I think many people will rank and view this smartphone as being of the highest caliber.

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