The Poco X5 Pro was unveiled in India earlier this week. The product rivals the Redmi Note 12 Pro in terms of specs and price. If you’re confused between the Poco X5 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro, have a look at our comparison. It might help you understand how the phones are different from one another.
Poco X5 Pro: 6.67-inch Xfinity AMOLED Display
Redmi Note 12 Pro: 6.67-inch full-HD+ OLED screen
Poco X5 Pro: Snapdragon 778G SoC
Redmi Note 12 Pro: MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC
Also Read: Poco X5 Pro 5G with 108-megapixel sensor launched in India
Poco X5 Pro: Triple rear camera setup includes: 108-megapixel ISOCELL HM2 main sensor, 2-megapixel macro camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens
Redmi Note 12 Pro: Triple rear camera setup includes: 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor, 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor and a 2-megapixel macro sensor
Poco X5 Pro: 16-megapixel selfie camera
Redmi Note 12 Pro: 16-megapixel selfie sensor
RAM and storage
Poco X5 Pro: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM with 256GB storage
Redmi Note 12 Pro: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage model, 8GB RAM with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM and 256GB
Also Read: Redmi Note 12 5G, Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G, and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G goes official in India
Poco X5 Pro: 5,000mAh battery
Redmi Note 12 Pro: 5,000mAh battery
Poco X5 Pro: MIUI 14 for Android 12
Redmi Note 12 Pro: MIUI 13 based on Android 12
Poco X5 Pro: Rs 22,999
Redmi Note 12 Pro: Rs 24,999
Both the Poco X5 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro have a matte-finished polycarbonate back. Notably, the rear of the Poco phone from the previous generation is made of glass rather than plastic. It features a flatter design than the Redmi Note 12 Pro, and the camera island resembles the Redmi phone. The displays on the two phones are identical.
The Poco X5 Pro sports a Snapdragon 778G SoC that is two years old, whereas the Redmi Note 12 Pro has a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset. In contrast to the MediaTek chipset, the Snapdragon chipset performs and plays games far better. While the Poco X5 Pro is limited to 8GB of RAM, the Redmi Note 12 Pro offers up to 12GB of RAM. The 5,000mAh battery in both devices supports 67W fast charging.
Redmi Note 12 Pro settles for a 50MP primary camera, while Poco X5 Pro boasts a 108MP primary sensor. Be aware that the Redmi phone supports optical image stabilisation, however, the Poco’s camera sensor does not.
Which one should you buy?
The Redmi Note 12 Pro is an excellent option if you enjoy playing casual video games and are searching for a phone for everyday usage. But the Poco X5 Pro is an obvious choice if you’re a gamer searching for the most affordable phone.
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