XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 12 PRO PLUS: 200MP CAMERA AN OVERKILL?

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus
5G Launches In India

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G comes with a Mediatek Dimensity 1080 chipset along with a triple rear camera setup which houses an 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro and a 200MP primary camera!

Do megapixels
even matter?

Not as much as it's made out to be. Sensor size and quality of lens are also important factors in determining picture quality. But more megapixels do mean you can enlarge and crop pictures without too much pixelation. The 200MP primary camera is the USP of Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus
5G Camera Review

On testing, Tech Today found that the 200MP camera does a fairly decent job in well lit scenarios. The image is sharp and doesn’t pixelate on zooming in preview mode

200 MP camera:
A real world test

A small caveat here: Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G’s 200MP mode has to be activated in the camera app and only works in well-lit environments

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus
200 MP Camera
Comparison

The camera performs fairly well if viewed as a standalone device. So, we compared it to the Google Pixel 7 Pro (Tech Today's top ranked Android smartphone camera) to see if it packs a punch. The results are honestly baffling

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus
vs Google Pixel 7 Pro

Zooming into a picture shot on the Redmi device reveals the minutest of details, whereas the Pixel's image begins getting blurry on zooming excessively

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus
vs Google Pixel 7 Pro

The colour reproduction and processing with Google Pixel 7 Pro is spot on though as compared to the Note 12, which tends to process the colours in a slightly unnatural way

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus
Price vs Google Pixel 7
Pro Price

The Redmi Note 12 Pro is a mid-range 5G smartphone, available at a special price of Rs 25,999, whereas the Pixel 7 Pro is at the absolute top of the heap- a premium stock Android experience, made by Google, with price starting at Rs 74,000 approx.

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus:
Specs

Apart from the camera, the device comes with a 6.67 inch AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 900 nits

Redmi Note 12 Pro
Plus 5G OS

The device also comes with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. A disappointment for Redmi fans is that the device will come with MIUI 13, which is based on Android 12

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