- Redmi Note 12 goes up against its rivals in Z6 Lite and Samsung Galaxy F23 5G.
- Redmi Note 12 comes with a 120Hz AMOLED display and is pricier.
- iQOO Z6 Lite and Samsung F23 5G is priced lower than the newcomer.
Redmi launched its latest smartphones in the Redmi Note series, Redmi Note 12 series, and Redmi Note 12 is the cheapest member of the family. Still, Redmi Note 12 comes in at a slightly higher price this time than the previous ones. It now starts at Rs 18,000, which is higher than the phones that we compare it against on this comparison: iQOO Z6 Lite and Samsung Galaxy F23 5G.
Redmi Note 12 comes with the same chipset as iQOO Z6 Lite, while Samsung Galaxy F23 5G comes with a similarly powered chipset. In this comparison, let us look at how Redmi Note 12 compares against iQOO Z6 Lite and Samsung Galaxy F23 5G.
Redmi Note 12 vs iQOO Z6 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Price in India
Redmi Note 12 is launched for Rs 17,999 for the 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant, while the 6GB RAM 128GB internal storage variants go for Rs 19,999.
iQOO Z6 Lite is now available for Rs 12,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant. The 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant is available for Rs 15,499.
Samsung Galaxy F23 costs Rs 15,999 for the 4GB RAM 128GB internal storage variants and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM 128GB internal storage variant.
Redmi Note 12 vs iQOO Z6 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Design
Redmi Note 12 is 7.9 mm slim. It has a side fingerprint scanner instead of the in-display fingerprint scanner, even though it has an AMOLED panel.
iQOO Z6 Lite also comes with the iQOO family design we saw in other IQOO smartphones of recent times. It comes with a plastic back panel, and it has a side fingerprint scanner.
Samsung Galaxy F23 looks unmistakably Samsung; it has a plastic back and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Redmi Note 12 vs iQOO Z6 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Display
The display is where the two of these devices are similar while one is superior.
Redmi Note 12 comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It comes with a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut and can go up to peak brightness.
iQOO Z6 Lite 5G comes with a 6.58-inch Full HD+ LCD with a refresh rate of 120Hz. Similarly, Samsung Galaxy F23 5G has a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate. Both phones come with a waterdrop display, while Redmi Note 12 comes with a punch-hole display.
Redmi Note 12 vs iQOO Z6 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Performance and UI
Both Redmi Note 12 and iQOO Z6 Lite come with the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset. It is a powerful chipset for the segment, even though it comes under Snapdragon 4 series, which was previously seen in budget devices. It can handle any everyday tasks you give it without any hiccups.
Samsung Galaxy F23 5G comes with an older but equally powerful Snapdragon 750G chipset. It is comparable to Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 in terms of performance.
Redmi Note 12 comes with MIUI 13 out of the box based on Android 12. iQOO Z6 Lite also comes with Android 12 with Funtouch OS 12.1. Samsung Galaxy F23 5G also has Android 12 but with OneUI 4.1 on top. Redmi Note 12, the latest smartphone, still comes with Android 12 rather than the latest Android 13.
Redmi Note 12 vs iQOO Z6 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Cameras
Redmi Note 12 effectively comes with a single camera, as it has a 48MP primary camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP front camera.
iQOO Z6 Lite comes with a 50MP primary camera and 2MP macro camera. There is also an 8MP selfie camera upfront.
Samsung Galaxy F23, in contrast, comes with a triple camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera and 2MP macro camera. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera.
Redmi Note 12 vs iQOO Z6 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Battery
All three smartphones have a 5,000mAh battery with different fast charging. Redmi Note 12 comes with 33W fast charging, iQOO Z6 Lite comes with 18W fast charging and Samsung Galaxy F32 5G comes with 25W fast charging.
Redmi Note 12 vs iQOO Z6 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Verdict
Redmi Note 12, the latest smartphone in the segment to launch, has raised eyebrows among the consumers waiting for the smartphone’s launch, as we all expected the phone to obliterate the competition around the Rs 15,000 segment. But Redmi Note 12 came at a higher price of Rs 18,000.
In terms of performance, Redmi Note 12 doesn’t have a considerable lead over the other two phones to demand as premium the others; as it comes with Snapdragon 4 Gen 1, the same chipset from iQOO Z6 Lite and Samsung Galaxy F23 5G’s Snapdragon 750G is almost the same in terms of performance compared to the newer Snapdragon 4 Gen 1.
It also doesn’t help Redmi Note 12’s case that it comes with effectively a single camera as the second camera is a depth sensor. iQOO Z6 Lite comes with a macro sensor, while Samsung Galaxy F23 5G comes with an ultra-wide camera and a macro sensor.
But the saving grace for Redmi Note 12 is the display, which is much superior to the other two phones, as its having a 120Hz Super AMOLED display with a punch-hole camera. Compared to both Samsung Galaxy F23 5G and iQOO Z6 Lite, which comes with a 120Hz LCD with a waterdrop notch.
Redmi Note 12 also has the upper hand over the other phones regarding charging, as it comes with a 33W fast charging, compared to 25W and 18W fast charging in the Samsung Galaxy F23 5G and iQOO Z6 Lite comparatively.
Overall, if you want a more value-for-money option, you can get Samsung Galaxy F23 5G and iQOO Z6 Lite. Both smartphones offer similar features and specifications, but Samsung Galaxy F23 5G comes at a lower price and is the more value-for-money option.
The cheapest Redmi Note 12 costs Rs 6,000 more than the most affordable variant of iQOO Z6 Lite, which is a massive amount of money for similarly specced phones. But if you want that 120Hz AMOLED display and faster charging, be ready to spend much more than iQOO Z6 Lite and Samsung Galaxy F23 5G. But if you can get the phone in the launch card offers for Rs 16,499, it can be a good choice over Samsung Galaxy F23 5G.