Redmi 12 vs. TECNO SPARK 10 Pro: Which Helio G88 mid-ranger will win?

Redmi 12 and TECNO SPARK 10 Pro are powered by nearly the same things, but we found notable ones that made the difference.

Quick Specs

The Redmi 12 and TECNO SPARK 10 Pro smartphones share a lot in common, from display to battery. Let’s have a quick specs check below. 

SpecificationsRedmi 12TECNO SPARK 10 Pro
Display6.79 inches IPS LCD6.8 inches IPS LCD
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G88MediaTek Helio G88
GraphicsMali-G52Mali-G52
Memory4/6/8 GB4/6/8 GB
Storage128/256 GB128/256 GB
Battery5000 mAh5000 mAh

With those details, you’re probably more confused than ever which budget smartphone you should choose. But don’t fret because we’ll give you some insights into what you must consider as the deciding factors.

Image credit: Redmi

Performance

Image credit: TECNO

Both devices are powered by the MediaTek Helio G88, a mid-range chipset, along with the Mali-G52 for graphics. Even their memory capacity and storage are similar as shown above. However, there’s more than meets the eye.

Let’s start with the benchmark where Redmi 12 hits a score of 255,009 on AnTuTu while TECNO SPARK 10 Pro ended up with 235,000. The difference isn’t big and noticeable in everyday activities, so don’t hold to it that much.

To know more how well these phones will do in the real world, you need to know how their other parts work.

Camera

Moving to the camera, Redmi 12 features a triple-rear camera setup, while TECNO SPARK 10 Pro has a dual-rear camera setup. Check out the camera specs below.

Camera FeaturesRedmi 12TECNO SPARK 10 Pro
Rear cameras50MP main50MP main
8MP ultrawide0.08MP depth
2MP macro
Front camera8MP32MP

Redmi 12 offers Pro mode, 5x zoom, ultrawide and macro shots, and portraits. You can only shoot videos up to 1080p at 30FPS.

TECNO SPARK 10 Pro offers Pro mode, Bokeh, Film, and 2x zoom. You can record videos up to 1440p at 30FPS.

In the selfie camera, Redmi 12 and TECNO SPARK 10 Pro are both hit and miss. Expect shots to be decent at best unless you want to take the time for that perfect hit.

However, TECNO SPARK 10 Pro gets a point with its 1440p front-facing video recording.

Software

Android 13 runs on these two but they differ in applying it. Redmi 12 runs MIUI 14 while TECNO SPARK 10 Pro runs HiOS 12.6. Then, which custom Android skin is better?

MIUI 14 is feature-rich and pretty-looking, giving any Xiaomi phone a signature. HiOS 12.6 is relatively younger than MIUI but it’s definitely growing. 

I’ll give MIUI a point for its stability and features, and another point for making it more available on older devices.

Though, I’ll give one point to HiOS because it’s faster than MIUI, and its native Freezer app that “freezes” an app to reduce memory and battery consumption.

Colors

Redmi 12 has three color variants in Midnight Black, Sky Blue, and Polar Silver. TECNO SPARK 10 Pro, on the other hand, comes in four color versions, namely Starry Black, Pearl White, Magic Skin (Black/White), and Magic Magenta. 

Redmi 12 colors
Image credit: Redmi

Color schemes are not often recognized as a factor but here, you may consider it because TECNO Spark 10 Pro wants you surprised with Magic Skin and Magic Magenta, both having a leathery texture.

TECNO SPARK 10 Pro Magic Magenta
Image credit: TECNO

Honorable Mentions

If you want to expand the storage, you can use a microSD on both smartphones. But that would be problematic on the hybrid SIM tray on the Redmi 12. TECNO Spark 10 Pro can support two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time.

If you go outside often, the Redmi 12 may survive a scenario or two. That’s because it has IP53 certification to resist dust and water sprays. Fit for physical activities!

Conclusion

Redmi 12 and TECNO Spark 10 Pro are way too similar in terms of performance, camera, and even battery. Everything will boil down to your personal taste, lifestyle, and needs.

Redmi 12 is the smart choice for that familiar reliability and intimate design. TECNO Spark 10 Pro is the best option for that innovative strike and daring personality. Whichever you choose, both phones will let you browse, stream, and game online for a price tag of just under 10K.

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