The Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition supports 210W HyperCharge, and it also has a 200MP camera. Despite that, this phone still falls at a very interesting price point of about ₱18 700 for the Pro version.
The value proposition is better than quite possibly any other piece of tech on the planet. This is Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition, and it’s a phone so packed with high end features that it just begs the question how on earth it’s possible? We’ll get to that. First lets talk about the specs
Along with a 6.67-inch OLED screen (2,400 x 1,080, 120Hz), 200MP primary camera camera, and 16MP selfie camera, the Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition also has a MediaTek’s mid-range Dimensity 1080 engine. This Android 12 smartphone also includes dual SIM slots, dual speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a side fingerprint sensor, NFC, and an infrared blaster.
As for RAM and storage, this model only comes with one combo: 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage. Unlike last year’s Redmi Note 11 Pro+, microSD expansion is missing here, which may be a deterrent for those who are considering an upgrade. Still, not bad for 2,399 yuan or $330 which is around PHP 18 700.
What are the other Flagship charging speeds?
The iPhone 14 Pro Max can charge with up to 27 watts of power. Samsung’s Galaxy S 22 Ultra can charge with up to 45 watts. These are all $800 plus smartphones. Given that, you can understand how impressive it is for a $330 phone to charge up to 210 watts. And that, unlike those other flagships, actually comes with the 210 charging brick that you need to achieve that.
So how long does it take for the Phone to charge from 0% to 100%?
A well known tech YouTuber called MrWhoseTheBoss recently did a test to see how fast a 210W charge would take to fully charge the device. From the time he plugged it in, it only took 3 minutes to charge up to 40%. This would be equivalent to 10 iPhone chargers theoretically.
When he completed the test, the phone was fully charged to 100% in 9 minutes and 50 seconds which is insane! To watch the full video here : This Phone charges in 9 Minutes – WHY?
Other impressive features of the Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition
With a $330 budget phone what’s does a 200 megapixel camera even mean? Like, if you were a nontechy person, you’d probably take that number to assume this is the best camera in the world. But if you’re a techy person like me, you’re probably thinking it’s just a major marketing ploy made possible by a technicality.
But the answer is actually somewhere between the two. Okay, to get one thing straight, smartphone camera sensors are nowhere near big enough to properly take advantage of 200 megapixels of resolution. But because it’s shooting for such a high figure, then even though it doesn’t reach it, it still lands way above most phones in terms of detail.
For example in this picture, on the left, we have the Redmi using its 200 megapixel camera and on the right, we have the iPhone 14 Pro Max. And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I genuinely think you would have a hard time arguing for the iPhone here.
Because of the 200 megapixel camera, you do have an eight megapixel Ultra and a 2 megapixel macro lens of closeups, the quality gap is so vast, partly because the main camera is really good, partly because the secondary cameras are really bad, that you will almost always just be better off taking a few steps back or a few steps forward and using the main camera for everything. But still, the fact that in 30% of my photos, this is a clear cut winner versus my iPhone 14 Pro Max is kind of insane.