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Infinix Note 30 Pro vs Redmi Note 12 Pro: Which one should you buy?


The Infinix Note 30 Pro is among the devices in the Note 30 series that Infinix officially brought to the Kenya market recently. Other devices in this series include the NOTE 30 VIP, and NOTE 30. 

The Infinix Note 30 Pro is a very interesting device and Infinix did a good job with the unique design. The design is actually one of the key selling points of this phone.  

The phone also features several new specs we have seen on pricier devices. For example, we are getting an AMOLED Display, and wireless/reverse charging – all being sold for just  Ksh.33,999. 

At that price, the phone goes head-to-head with the Redmi Note 12 Pro that Xiaomi is selling for Ksh.31,999/- for the 8GB+128GB variant and  Ksh.36,999/ for the 8GB+256GB variant. 

If you are thinking of buying any of the two devices, which one should you really get? In this article, we will compare the Infinix Note 30 Pro and the Redmi Note 12 Pro smartphones to help you make an informed decision based on your needs.

Display and Design

Infinix NOTE 30 Pro display
Infinix NOTE 30 Pro display [Photo/TechTrends Media/Nixon Kanali]
Infinix Note 30 Pro comes with a 120 Hz refresh rate 6.78-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 1080×2460 pixels (FHD+). The Redmi Note 12 Pro on the other hand sports a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) OLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate, a 240Hz touch sampling rate, and HDR10+ support.  

The Infinix Note 30 Pro measures 168.51 x 76.51 x 8.45mm (height x width x thickness) while the Redmi measures 163.64 x 74.29 x 8.80mm (height x width x thickness).

Redmi Note 12 Pro
Redmi Note 12 Pro [Photo credits: GSM Arena]
When it comes to the design the Note 30 Pro features a glass front, plastic frame, and a glass back, giving it a sleek and premium appearance. The back of the Redmi Note 12 Pro is made of glass while the sides are made of plastic.

The Infinix is available in three color options – Classic Black, Interstellar Blue, and Sunset Gold while you can buy the Redmi Note 12 Pro in Star Blue, Graphite Gray, Polar White and Glacier Blue.

Performance and Memory

When it comes to performance the the Infinix Note 30 Pro is powered by a  MediaTek Helio G99 processor built on a 6nm process. It features an octa-core CPU accompanied by the Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. It comes with 8GB RAM, offers 256GB storage and runs on XOS 13 built on Android 13. Important to also mention that the device utilises UFS storage technology, so expect some faster read and write speeds.

The Redmi Note 12 Pro is powered by a MediaTek MT6877V Dimensity 1080 processor built on a 6 nm process as well. We are getting an Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU supported by a Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. The phone comes with Android-12-based MIUI 13 which is quite disappointing, coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

Battery capabilities and charging

Infinix went all in with the charging capabilities on the Infinix Note 30 Pro.  The phone features 68W All-Round FastCharge, which the company claims can charge its 5000mAh battery from 1% to 80% in just 30 minutes. It also supports a 15W wireless FastCharge. This is actually one of the reasons I would consider spending my money on one. 

The Redmi Note 12 Pro, on the other hand, features a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W turbo charging.  Xiaomi claims the turbo charging, easily supports a long-lasting usage of social media, photography, video shooting and more. 

Cameras

Infinix NOTE 30 Pro cameras
Infinix NOTE 30 Pro cameras

When it comes to the optics, Infinix Note 30 Pro on the rear packs a triple camera setup featuring a 108-megapixel primary camera, and a 2-megapixel camera. There is a 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The camera capabilities on this phone are quite impressive and are further enhanced with features such as Dual View Mode, which allows users to capture moments with both front and rear-facing cameras simultaneously. Sky Remap adjusts the sky in photos, while the Street Photography Filter helps users master the art of street photography. The selfie camera also Style Makeup help users show off their multi-faceted personality.

Redmi Note 12 Pro Cameras

The Redmi Note 12 Pro features a 50-megapixel sensor on its back, flanked by two other sensors: an 8-megapixel ultrawide and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The selfie camera on the other hand is 16-megapixels. 

Additional Features, conclusion, pricing and availability

Both devices come with some quite interesting specs. The Infinix Note 30 Pro however looks like a better option thanks to the massive features like wireless charging that Infinix has added to the device.  It also comes with Android 13 out of the box while the Redmi Note 12 Pro comes with Android 12.  

Below is the pricing for the two devices:

Redmi Note 12 Pro (4G)

  • 8GB+128GB – Ksh. 31,999/-
  • 8GB+256GB – Ksh.36,999/- 

Infinix Note 30 Pro 

  • Ksh 33,999

Which one of the two would you buy?

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I track and report on tech and African startups. Founder and Editor of TechTrends Media. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

7 Comments

  1. I highly recommend Infinix as compared to any brand. The kind of products are always legit and dope. The camera 📸 and battery 🔋 can never disappoint.

  2. I prefer Infinix note 30 pro juu ya the camera quality na venye pia battery yake hulast. msee kaa content creator anafaa akue na kifaa legit kaa infix note 30 pro.

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