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Xiaomi Redmi 12C Review: Performance Worth the Price


Xiaomi enliven the market smartphone entry level by releasing Redmi 12C in Indonesia. A smartphone with a large screen, capable performance and a good camera is arguably the best worth itbecause it is priced at an affordable price

Market niche smartphone entry level in Indonesia is relatively large, because consumers in this segment are most sought after by consumers in Indonesia. Cellphones at low prices but with fast specifications are very popular.

This is what makes many vendors like Xiaomi launch cheap smartphones, but with fast performance and the best in its class. One of the newest is this Redmi 12C.

Xiaomi claims the Redmi 12C is the most HP worth it, if you look at the price and performance offered. To prove this claim, The telephone I will review the Xiaomi Redmi 12C in full for you.


Xiaomi Redmi 12C design

Xiaomi design

This latest Xiaomi cellphone measures 168.8 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm and weighs 192 grams. Redmi 12C carries a unibody design, with curved back with flat edge so that the rear body is flatter because the camera slot does not protrude too much from the body as a whole.

In Indonesia, this phone is available in two color options namely Ocean Blue and Graphite Grey. In this Redmi 12C review, we get a Graphite Gray color unit. The rear body and frame are made of plastic with a rough surface, so they are not slippery and leave fingerprint marks.

The camera position itself is on the top left with the Redmi logo and a slot for the Fingerprint feature. Switch to the right side which is filled with buttons to adjust the volume and On / Off the screen and smartphone. While the left side is quite concise, because there is only a SIM card that can accept 2 SIM cards and a microSD.

Next on the top side there is a port for a 3.5 mm audio jack, while on the bottom there is a microphone, a microUSB 2.0 port and a mono speaker.

The back and sides of the body are wrapped in blackish gray according to the Graphite Gray color variant. Meanwhile, the screen measures 6.71 inches with a front-facing camera water drop.

Overall the Redmi 12C is comfortable to hold because of the rough and light back. It’s just that there is no novelty in terms of design compared to the previous series, as well as too few color variants.

Another thing that we regret, Xiaomi still embeds microUSB 2.0, which for now is quite obsolete. Though a lot smartphone entry level another, which already uses a higher port, USB Type-C.

Xiaomi Redmi 12C Screen and Audio

Redmi 12C screen

Xiaomi Redmi 12C has a large screen. Using a 6.71-inch IPS LCD panel with a brightness level of up to 500 nits and a resolution of 720 x 1650 pixels or HD + and supports refresh rate 60Hz. The screen bezels are quite thin screen-to-body-ratio by 82.6%.

With the big screen, I am quite comfortable when using this phone for several activities. Regarding audio, Xiaomi only pinned a single speaker at the bottom of the cellphone.

With the screen and audio specifications it is quite comfortable to be invited to play games such as PUBG Mobile and Mobile Legends. Supported Xiaomi Redmi 12C screen refresh rate 60Hz is able to accommodate the display game with HD mode without lag.

While for those who like it streaming video Like the YouTube application, the screen can display quality videos up to 1440p well. The sound produced by the speakers is also quite clear, although it is less powerful because it only uses one speaker.


Performa Xiaomi Redmi 12C

Xiaomi mobile performance

Xiaomi cellphones are fun to make gaming It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset and outputs performance of up to 2 GHz with 4GB of RAM which can be expanded up to 7GB, and up to 128GB of internal storage options. Meanwhile, for resources, it relies on a Li-Po 5000 mAh battery with standard 10W charging.

Redmi 12C is able to provide performance that is good enough for everyday use with reasonable limits. That is, this cellphone is capable of carrying out activities multitasking such as opening social media applications, online shopping applications and also other applications on smartphones quickly.

This cellphone can also be invited to play several popular games, such as PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends and even Call of Duty Mobile. But with class specs entry levelHP is not good enough if forced to play heavy games, such as Genshin Impact.

As usual, we will do a test benchmark using the AnTuTu Bechmark, PC Mark and 3D Mark applications to find out their performance. Here are the full results:

1. AnTuTu Benchmark

Initiated by AnTuTu Bechmark, which refers to the trial of the application, AnTuTu obtained a score of 178,675 points. The results are not too disappointing and in accordance with the performance provided.

Redmi 12C AnTuTu

2. PC Mark

Then referring to the PC Mark test, the results obtained were 8,200 points. In accordance with sufficient smartphone performance speeding and cool to play casual games.

PC Mark Redmi 12C results

3. 3D Mark

Redmi 12C successfully passed 6 types of tests in the 3D Mark application. The results are satisfying because you get hundreds to thousands of points. Here is the complete list:

  • Wild Life Extreme: 190 Poin
  • Best Loop Score Wild Life Extreme Stress Test: 191 Poin
  • Wild Life: 718 Poin
  • Best Loop Score Wild Life Stress Test: 761 Poin
  • Sling Shot Extreme: 1.407 Poin
  • Sling Shot: 1.793 Poin.

Hasil 3D Mark Redmi 12C

Battery Life

The Redmi 12C battery has a capacity of 5,000 mAh, with 10W charging and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. Based on our test results in this Xiaomi Redmi 12C review, the duration of charging the battery from 9% to 100% takes 2 hours.

Naturally, the charging time is quite long, because this cellphone is not equipped with fast charging technology to fill its relatively large battery.

As for service life, from the test results using the PC Mark application for the Work 3.0 Battery Life results, aka 15 hours of battery life. So this cellphone can accompany you from morning to evening or night, on a single charge.

We appreciate its durability, because the battery is very durable. So for those of you who often do a lot of activities online all day, this phone is suitable for use without the need worry or cranky due to running out of power.

Battery Life 5,000 mAh

Camera Xiaomi Redmi 12C

Review Redmi 12C

It’s not complete without reviewing the camera aspect. Redmi 12C has a 50 MP main camera with AI Dual Camera and 0.08 MP Depth Camera. On the front, there is one camera with a 5 MP sensor.

These three cameras are equipped with several supporting features such as 50 MP Mode, Night Mode, Portrait Mode and several other features. Meanwhile, video recording supports 1080p resolution video at 30 fps.

Moment review Xiaomi Redmi 12C, there are no problems in the shooting process. The features operate well and are able to produce good images. Like the 50 MP Mode which is capable of taking detailed pictures and the Portrait Mode with a bokeh effect.

Likewise with the Night Mode where the best Xiaomi camera HP is successful in providing detailed and clear images, even though shooting at night.

It’s just that there aren’t many features, so it makes it difficult for me to create fun content or have to use third-party applications to get good content.

Potret Mode Xiaomi 12C
Main Camera Mode Shot
Landscape Mode
Landscape Mode
Portrait Mode Selfie Camera
Portrait Mode Selfie Camera
50 MP Mode Camera Redmi 12C
50 MP Mode Camera
Normal Mode with HDR
Normal Mode with HDR
50 MP Mode Redmi 12C
50 MP Mode Camera
Night Mode Camera
Night Mode Camera results with lighting from street lights.
Night Mode Camera
Night Mode Camera results with minimal lighting


Redmi 12C performance

Xiaomi Redmi 12C strives to be a smartphone that can meet user needs at an affordable price. In Indonesia, The telephone got information that Redmi 12C will be priced at a price range of under 2 million rupiah.

Looking at the estimated price, the Redmi 12C is worthy enough to be claimed as a high-end cellphone worth it to buy. Referring to the results of the Redmi 12C review, this cellphone does have a number of advantages in the entry level segment.

Starting from the large screen with HD + resolution, RAM expansion technology from 4GB to 7GB, to fast chipset performance, and long battery life.


But this HP also has some drawbacks. We think that what deserves attention is the lack of camera features, as well as the battery charging port which still uses MicroUSB 2.0 and is not yet supported by fast charging technology.

But apart from the advantages and disadvantages of the Redmi 12C that we mentioned earlier, this cellphone is worth buying for those of you who want to look for it smartphone for daily driver at affordable prices.


Specifications Xiaomi Redmi 12C

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