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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S10 5G vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 X Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB) 27Points
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

Octa-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11Points Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB) Compare Samsung Galaxy S10 5G X
6.67"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

13mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)} 27 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB) vs Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)} 11 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-core (7nm)10%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2GHz 64bit Octa-core (6nm)
+8GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (226GB available)124%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (101GB available)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
vs8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1440x3040 pixels69%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+502 PPI27%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs395 PPI
+6.7"1%
Larger screen
vs6.67"
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+1/2.55" inches8%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.76" inches
+f/1.5 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+Stereo soundAdvantage
Better sound quality for listening to music or clearer hands-free calls
vsMono sound (not stereo)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6]Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6] is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5]
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsIP53 certified
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 2.2Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
198 grams (6.93 ounces)vs+188 grams (6.58 ounces)5%
Lighter
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
(quad camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP + 0.3MPvs+(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP43%
Higher resolution main camera
(dual front camera) 10MP + 0.3MPvs+(front) 13MP24%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 12vs+Android 13Advantage
Android 13 is newer and safer
4500 mAhvs+5000 mAh11%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
25Wvs+33W32%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

21 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
5G SA/NSA
2000 Mbps
Capacitive
+14 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
ModelGalaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S10 5G (Snapdragon) G977U, Samsung Beyond XRedmi Note 12 5G 22111317G (NFC)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release date5/16/2019, Announced: 2/1/20191/11/2023, Announced: 10/27/2022
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)77.1 x 162.6 millimeters (3.04 x 6.4 in)76.21 x 165.88 millimeters (3 x 6.53 in)
Weight198 grams (6.93 ounces)188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP53 certified: protection against dust and splashing

📲 Display

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches6.67" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~85% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3040 pixels (19:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)502 PPI395 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 3
Refresh rate60Hz120Hz
Display featuresHDR10+
Always-On Display
450nits[typ], 1200nits[peak]
100% DCI P3
Touch Sampling Rate: 240Hz

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 12
Firmware updateAndroid 12Android 13
User InterfaceOne UI 2.0 / 3.1 / 4.1MIUI 13 / 14

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (SM8150) (7nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 (SM4375) (6nm)
CPUOcta-core, 3 processors:
1x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 (Single-core)
3x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 (Triple-core)
4x 1.78GHz Kryo 485 (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 2 processors:
2x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A78 (Dual-core)
6x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Hexa-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640 (585MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 619
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 360847 (v9)
Geekbench: 1998 (v5.1), 2017 (v6)

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (226GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (101GB available)
UFS 2.2
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload2000/1024 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
LTE Cat15 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 32)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNSA/Sub6 (78)SA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat15 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 32)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA

📷 Camera

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto f/2.452mm1/3.6"1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawide f/2.212mm1/3.1"1.0µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP depth TOF3D
(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawide f/2.2118°1/4"1.12µm
2MP macro f/2.4
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.76" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
1080p@30fps
720p@120fps (slow motion)

📸 Front camera

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
10 megapixels
0.3MP depth TOF3D
13 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Mono sound (not stereo)
24-bit/192kHz
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts25W (11V/2.25A) Wired fast charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
33W Wired fast charging
Inductive / wireless charging15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging
Not supported
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• Colors: Majestic black, Crown silver
• Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
• Bixby
• Samsung DeX
• Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
• Colors: Matte Black, Mystique Blue, Frosted Green

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Redmi Note 12 (Global 128GB/6GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.46W/kg (head), 1.59W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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