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Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition

Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition
$331
Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.67-inch AMOLED screen
  • Camera 200MP Triple Camera / 16MP front
  • Memory 8-12GB RAM / 256GB ROM
  • Platform Dimensity 1080 CPU / Android 12

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

8.3
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 8 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 10 / 10

This is the the Explorer Edition of Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G, also known as Note 12 Discovery Edition. It shares almost the same specifications with the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ model, but with some important differences in battery specifications.

Talking about battery, this Explorer Edition comes with 4300mAh battery, instead of the 5000mAh used on the other models. However, the phone is the first smartphone in the world to support 210W super fast charger.

It is offered in the same 6.67-inches screen, powered by the latest MediaTek Dimensity 1080 5G CPU, and sports a whooping 200-megapixel primary camera on the rear. The Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition is available only in 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM, and it costs $331 USD.

You are getting an under display fingerprint scanner, dual Stereo speakers and the aforementioned 4300mAh battery with 210W fast charger. The phone support dual Nano-SIMs with up to 5G network and boot Google Android 12 with MIUI 13 out of the box.

Full Specifications and Features

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2
- CDMA 800
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network Bands LTE band 1, 3, 5, 8, 19, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
5G Network Bands 5G Bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
Speed HSPA, LTE-A, 5G

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 162.9 x 76 x 9 mm
Weight 207.5 grams
Build Glass front / Glass back / Aluminum frame
- IP53 certified for dust and splash resistant
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type OLED touchscreen / 1B colors / 120Hz refresh / Dolby Vision / HDR10+ / up to 1200 peak brightness
Size 6.67 inches, (86.80% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (395 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 12 with MIUI 13 OS
Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 1080 (6 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G68 MC4

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 8GB + 256GB
Card Slot No

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) Main: 200MP Samsung HPX sensor, F1.7, PDAF, OIS
Ultrawide: 8MP, f/2.2, 119˚ FoV
Macro: 2MP, F/2.4
Camera Features Autofocus / Continuous shooting / Digital zoom / HDR / Touch focus / Face detection / panorama / Dual LED flash
Video Resolution 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 16-megapixel,
Camera Features HDR / FaceID
Video Resolution 1080p@30/60fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS + Galileo

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 4300mAh battery

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

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