Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G Challengers: Pixel 6a, Nothing Phone (1), More

Xiaomi unveiled its latest Redmi Note 12 series earlier this month. The brand has released three new phones as part of its lineup, but it was his Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G that attracted a lot of attention. The smartphone features a huge 200 million pixel primary camera, 120W fast charging (charger included in the box), 6.67 inch Full HD+ Pro AMOLED display, MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC and Dolby Atmos sound. In addition, it is the most expensive Redmi Note ever released in India with a starting price of Rs 29,999 (for context, Redmi Note 11 Pro+ is his 2022 launch at Rs 20,999 was).

This puts the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G right in the premium mid segment, which faces stiff competition from its own siblings.

Let’s take a look at the six most famous smartphones standing in the way of the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G.

Google Pixel 6a: Pure Android, amazing camera player

price: 32,999 rupees

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When it launched in India in mid-2021 at Rs 43,999, the Google Pixel 6a was largely considered overpriced. At that price, it’s one of the best options for those who value pure Android and magical photography, especially within a relatively compact form factor.

The Pixel 6a’s AMOLED display has a 60Hz refresh rate, and while it may not look as spectacular as the other devices on this list, it does have dual 12.2 and 12 megapixel cameras on the back. and the 8-megapixel selfie snapper provide decent image quality. Great photos, especially in terms of detail.

Then there’s the allure of a clean, stock Android interface with guaranteed timely updates, and lots of smart features thanks to Google’s own Tensor chip.

There’s no charger in the box to top up the 4,410mAh battery, and it’s not the fastest charging speed, but this is a phone for Android purists and those seeking camera glory on a budget.

OnePlus Nord 2T 5G: Never settle a phone call under Rs 30,000

price: 28,999 rupees

The OnePlus Nord 2T brings the OnePlus series’ trademark clean UI, smooth performance and fast charging to the Rs 30,000 price point.
The phone has a sleek and compact form factor, with an AMOLED display (albeit with a 90 Hz refresh rate) and the flagship-level Sony IMX 766 with optical image stabilization (OIS) as the main camera. It also has a 50 megapixel sensor. A reliable 32-megapixel selfie camera.

It gets a clean OxygenOS as an interface, and the 4,500mAh battery will last a full day of use and charges quickly thanks to the 80W Super VOOC charger in the box.

The built-in MediaTek DImensity 1300 SoC makes it run smoothly, though not a gaming beast. He’s a great option for those on a tight budget and wanting to experience the OnePlus.

Phone (1): (yet) different phone

price: 27,499 rupees

The first phone from Carl Pei’s new initiative, the Nothing Phone (1), grabbed a lot of attention with its translucent LED back. Some of the hype around it may have worn off, but it remains a unique proposition with its design and LEDs that light up in different patterns for notifications (what Nothing calls Glyph UI).

It’s also a very smooth performer with a near-stock Android interface, a very nice AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, wireless charging support, and a powerful Snapdragon 778G+ processor.

There are only two 50-megapixel cameras on the back, one of which is a Sony IMX 766 with OIS.

There’s no charger in the box, but the phone (1) is one of the few phones that has literally gotten better over the years thanks to the many updates from the brand.

The price drop has made it even more affordable, making it an even bigger headache for anyone who wants a device that stands out in the general sea of ​​sameness for all phones under Rs 30,000, especially smartphones.

POCO F4 5G: Reliable cost performance proposal

price: 27,999 rupees

The Poco F4 is one of the most powerful phones on this list. It has an elegant design, boasts a Super AMOLED display 120Hz and is powered by his flagship-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor.

Dolby Vision on the display and Dolby Sound on the stereo speakers make it a great device for watching shows, and the chip offers enough power to be a cool gaming customer as well. It comes with a very nice 64 megapixel main sensor with a 4500 mAh battery that lasts a day even with heavy use and charges quickly thanks to the 67W charger in the box.

The design is a little predictable, but this is a phone where performance is everything.

iQoo Neo 6 5G: power packed performer

price: 28,999 rupees

If you are looking for a mobile phone with many features in all departments, the iQoo Neo 6 is one of the best options.

It’s powered by a very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip and comes with an AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz.

Photos are mainly processed by a 64-megapixel camera with OIS, and there are various shooting modes that reflect that the iQoo is part of Vivo’s camera-centric family.

With a 4,700mAh battery and an 80W FlashCharge compatible charger, the phone not only lasts a day, but also charges lightning fast.

Redmi K50i 5G: Redmi budget companion with a great chip

price: From Rs 23,999

The Redmi K50i was one of the surprises of 2022. This marked the return of the Redmi K series to the Indian market and was packed with impressive specs.

While its LCD display may raise some eyebrows (although it has a 144Hz refresh rate), the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 processor delivers flagship-level performance, making it one of the best gaming phones under Rs 30,000. became.

It also had great sound and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Its 64-megapixel main sensor isn’t the best (no OIS), but it’s solid enough, and its 5,080 mAh battery often comes with a 67 W fast charger, so it lasts close to days To do.

It loses out to the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G in terms of camera and display prowess, and while it looks a bit plain, its low price and super processor give it the power edge.