Redmi Note 12 Pro: Gaming Review & Performance Test

Redmi Note 12 Pro: Recognizing the tremendous growth of the gaming industry in India, smartphone manufacturers are swiftly embracing the trend and delivering an extensive array of gaming phones.

The Chinese Tech Giant, Xiaomi has introduced another gaming phone under the Redmi Note series. There are three smartphones in this series, Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro & Redmi Note 12 Pro+

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These phones are truly based on the latest 5G connectivity and next-generation chipsets. The Redmi Note 12 is a light gaming phone, but the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ are the best gaming phones in the market.

The surprising thing is that the price is still cheap as we have seen always from Xiaomi. So, today we will talk about the Redmi Note 12 Pro Gaming Review and Its performance test.

Redmi Note 12 Pro Specifications

Redmi Note 12 Pro
ModelRedmi Note 12 Pro 5G
launch Date5 January 2023
Dimension6.42 x 2.99 x 0.31 inch
Weight187 grams
Display6.67 inches, OLED Panel
Refresh Rate120Hz
Brightness900 nits (HBM)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating SystemCPU Architecture
UI SkinMIUI 13, Upgradable*
ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 1080 (6 nm)
Loudspeaker2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78,
6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55
LoudspeakerMali-G68 MC4
Rear CameraTriple (50Mp+8Mp+2Mp)
Front CameraLoudspeaker
RAM & Storage6GB RAM+128GB Storage,
8GB RAM+256GB Storage,
8GB RAM+256GB Storage,
12GB RAM+256GB Storage
Card SlotNot Available
Audio JackAvailable 3.5mm
WifiWi-Fi 802.11
Bluetooth5.2, A2DP, LE
Infrared portYes
USB TypeUSB Type-C 2.0, OTG
Fingerprint SensorSide Mounted
Other SensorAccelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Charging67W Wired
ColorsStardust Purple, Frosted Blue, Onyx Black, White
Antutu490526 (v9)
GeekBench2209 (v5.1), 2372 (v6)
Price In IndiaRs 23999
Price In USA$269.50

This phone is considered a massive gaming phone because of its huge powerful chipset, smooth display with 120Hz excellent refresh rate & Massive battery capacity.

Gamers need all of these and they can do more with their gaming skills. This phone has a larger 6.7-inch OLED panel supporting 1B colors, 120Hz screen refresh rate, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and 500 nits (typ) to 900 nits (HBM) Brightness.

This phone is based on Android 12 and will get Android 13 out of the box. The current UI is MIUI 13 and it is also upgradable to the next major update.

This phone carries one of the powerful chipsets MediaTek Dimensity 1080 Chipset which is built on excellent 6nm build processes.

There is a 50Mp wide+8Mp ultrawide+2mp camera setup that is a good camera setup for normal photography. You can shoot up to 4K video and FHD+ video at up to 60FPS as well. The front side has a 16MP camera that allows you to capture FHD+ video at up to 60FPS.

The company has provided a 5000mAh battery and a 67W wired charger in the box for power supply. As advertised, the phone can be charged up to 50% in under 15 minutes.

Redmi Note 12 Pro Gaming Review

If you are a competitive gaming and want to buy the best gaming phone under the 25000 rupees budget, then buying the Redmi Note 12 Pro phone will be your best decision.

I used this phone, Played BGMI and Call of Duty Mobile on the phone, and feels fantastic. Its 120hz screen refresh rate allows you to enjoy smoother gameplay.

The Redmi Note 12 Pro allows you to maximize the graphics to mind-blowing Ultra HD and elevate the Frame Rate settings to an Extreme Level.

Get ready to immerse yourself in exhilarating 60FPS gaming and experience the ultimate thrill on this extraordinary device

On the other side, You can play Call Of Duty Mobile at high settings without any lag issues. I have played both games for up to 2 hours and we never see any kind of big lag. I face a little lag when we play the Sanhok Map in BGMI and sometimes in the NUSA map.

Editors’ Opinion on Redmi Note 12 Pro Gaming Review

As we played both games I feel like, This phone is the alternative to the most powerful gaming phone POCO X3 Pro. As you know, The POCO X3 Pro was a beast phone for gaming lovers, but after some time there was a bug that made the phone die after playing long hours, but now, The Redm Note 12 Pro made up for the POCO X3 Pro.

If you believe in us and want to buy the best gaming phone for around 20000 rupees budget, then Go with the Redmi Note 12 Pro phone.

Pros & Cons Fact At Redmi Note 12 Pro

This phone has fantastic features but it lacks features that should be available on this budget. So here are some pros and cons fact that will help you to understand how this phone is the best or unsuitable for you.


  • Great Build Quality
  • Supports 5G Networks
  • Premium Design
  • 6.7Inch Larger Display with 120Hz excellent refresh rate
  • Supports Dolby Atmos
  • Have HDR10+ Feature
  • Come with Android 12 But is upgradable to the next two major updates, Maybe Android 13 & Android 14 as well.
  • The UI is based on MIUI 13 which is upgradable.
  • It features an excellent Dimensity 1080 (6 nm) chipset that allows you to play heavy games at high settings without lag.
  • RAM has extended up to 12GB with UFS storage
  • Max onboard storage is up to 256GB
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack Available
  • Decent Rear & Front Camera Setup
  • Excellent side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Massive 5000mAh battery with 67W fast charging support
  • Available in Stardust Purple, Frosted Blue, Onyx Black & White color options.


  • Display brightness is 900 nits peak, which should be up to 1000 nits
  • The phone comes with an Android 12 setup inside the box, which should be Android 13 inside, and Android 14, and Android 15 out of the box.
  • No External Card support means you can’t extend your onboard internal storage.

Redmi Note 12 Pro Price

The Redmi Note 12 Pro has Launched in various of country. The Redmi Note 12 Pro price starts at Rs 22,999 for the base variant 6GB RAM+128GB Storage. The 8GB RAM+128GB storage variants proceed at rs 24999.

Other country price details are shared below-

Price In India6GB+128GB @ 22,999 INR
8GB+128GB @ 24,999 INR
Price In USA6GB+128GB @235$
8GB+128GB @241$
Price In China6GB+128GB @ 1688 CNY
8GB+128GB @ 2068 CNY
Price In Dubai6GB+128GB @ 1099 AED
8GB+128GB @ 1235 AED
Price In Bangladesh6GB+128GB @ 31,500 BR
8GB+128GB @ 35000 BR
Price In Pakistan6GB+128GB @ 54999 PKR
8GB+128GB @ 59999 PKR

These price detail of various countries is taken from ongoing sales and offers from the Internet. So after some time, it could be changed from now. Check the Latest Price & Offer From here.


Does Redmi Note 12 Pro Support 4K Recording?

Yes, The Redmi Note 12 Pro phone supports 4K recording at 30FPS, same as it allows you to shoot 60FPS Video at 1080p also.

Is Redmi Note 12 Pro Best For Gaming?

Yes, If you want to buy an affordable gaming phone then the Redmi Note 12 Pro is the best option for you.

Is Redmi Note 12 Pro Better Than POCO X3 Pro?

The Redmi Note 12 Pro has the latest generation chipset as well and also supports 5G Network, so Yeah, a little bit, the Redmi Note 12 Pro is slightly better than the POCO X3 Pro, But the gaming performance is almost the same in both devices.

Is Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G waterproof?

Unfortunately, the Redmi Note 12 Pro coating by IPX Rating P53 is not fully waterproofed. So you have to make safe this phone from water and dust as well.

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