Xiaomi Redmi 12C 128GB

Xiaomi

Features

  • Dual Sim, 3G, 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi
  • Helio G85, Octa Core, 2GHz Processor
  • 3,4GB Ram
  • 5000mAh Battery
  • 6.71 inches Display with Water Drop Notch
  • 50MP + Depth Sensor Dual Rear & 5MP Front Camera
  • Memory Card Supported, upto 512GB
  • Android v12

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Redmi 12C

The Redmi 12C price in Kenya is KSh 17,000. The Redmi 12C features a 6.71-inch IPS LCD and an Octa-core, Mediatek MT6769Z Helio G85 (12nm) processor with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. It also comes with a dual 50MP + 0.08 MP rear camera and a 5 MP, f/2.0 front camera for selfies. The Redmi 12C runs on Android 13 OS and all this is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery. The phone is available in a variant of Black, Blue, Mint, and Violet colors. You can buy it in Kenya today at Phoneshop Kenya at the best retail price.

Redmi 12C Price, Features, and Technical Specifications

Brand
Xiaomi
Model
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
Announced
December, 2022
Released
January, 2023
Operating System
MIUI 13
Chipset
CPU Speed
Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Graphics Processor
Mali-G52 MC2
Storage
64GB/128GB
RAM
3GB/4GB/6GB
Card Slot
microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera
50 MP + 0.08 MP
Front Camera
5 MP
Network
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Sim Card
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Weight
192 g (6.77 oz)
Dimensions
168.8 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.65 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
Screen Resolution
720 x 1650 pixels (~268 ppi density)
Display Type
IPS LCD, 500 nits (typ)
Display Size
6.71 inches, 106.5 cm2 (~82.6% screen-to-body ratio)
3.5mm jack
Yes
Bluetooth
5.1, A2DP, LE
GPS
GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC
No
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
USB
microUSB 2.0
Radio
FM radio
Sensor
Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer
Virtual proximity sensing
Battery
Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Fast Charging
10W wired
Colors
Black, Blue, Mint, Violet
Price in Kenya
KSh 17,500

Design and Build

Redmi 12C weighs 192g and measures 168.8 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm. It is not one of the slimmest or lightest handsets on the market, but its physical appearance and aesthetic make it rather attractive and functional. The size is remarkable for easy handling with one hand, besides easy portability. It comes in quite beautiful colours: Black, Blue, Mint, and Violet. Unfortunately, the Xiaomi handset is neither dust nor waterproof. It also does not come with any display protection

Display

Redmi 12C boasts a 6.71-inch IPS LCD. The display has above average brightness of 500nits, besides a 720 x 1650 pixels (~268 ppi density) resolution. 1080p resolution could be better, but considering it is a budget phone, the display specifications are ok.

Camera Set-up

It features a basic single, 5MP selfie camera and a dual main camera set-up at the back comprising of a 50 MP, (wide), PDAF camera + 0.08 MP (depth) lens. The main camera enables the capture of decent shots, besides 1080p Video Recording at 30fps.

Operating System and Processing Unit

Redmi 12C runs on Android 13 OS, with the MIUI 13 software skin for a better user interface. It is powered by a decent and efficient Octa-core, Mediatek MT6769Z Helio G85 (12nm) processor, along with a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU which makes multitasking and mid-setting playing games on the handset smooth and enjoyable. Memory is important to any device for optimal operation. The Redmi 12C comes packing sufficient inbuilt memory (64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM) besides supporting additional memory (has a dedicated MicroSD slot).

Sensors and Connectivity

The handset comes along with A 3.5mm jack, supports FM radio, and is equipped with loudspeakers for music and loud communication in noisy places.  For motorists, the GPS (GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO) feature installed on the device is essential in that it helps in tracking and accurately pinpointing locations.

For convenience when handling the device, it comes equipped with several sensors including a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, and Virtual proximity sensing.

Battery

Redmi 12C is powered by a powerful 5,000mAh battery, further supported by a 10W fast charger adding up to the convenience of using the handset.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Powerful battery
  • Supports fast charging with a 10W adapter
  • Large IPS LCD Display
  • Fingerprint scanner supported for enhanced device security
  • Above average main camera performance
  • Runs Android 13 OS
  • Supports additional memory
  • Sufficient inbuild memory
  • Affordable price

Cons

  • No screen protector
  • No waterproof certification
  • Very basic selfie camera
  • Low 720p display resolution
  • Supports up to 4G connectivity

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FAQs About the Redmi 12C

  • When was Redmi 12C released to the market? January 2023
  • Does Redmi 12C support fast charging? It comes with 10W fast charger.
  • What is the inbuilt memory on the Redmi 12C? 64GB 3GB RAM,64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
  • What is the display resolution on Redmi 12C? 720 x 1650 pixels (~268 ppi density)
  • Is a fingerprint scanner installed on Xiaomi Redmi 12C? It has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
  • What are the specifications of the main camera on the Redmi12C? 50MP + 0.08mMP.
  • What chipset is installed on Redmi 12C? Mediatek MT6769Z Helio G85 (12nm)
  • What type of display is installed on Redmi 12C? IPS LCD.
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