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Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi 12 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 XXiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)32Points
Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
6.55"
AMOLED

1080x2400

108
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

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06PointsXiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Compare Xiaomi 12 Lite X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3060
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)

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!

12 Lite (128GB/6GB)32 Advantages Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)vsRedmi Note 2 (16GB)6 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
+2.4GHz 64bit Octa-Core21%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+128GB (101GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (11GB available)
+UFS 2.2Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.0
+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)14%
Thinner
vs8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1080x2400 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+402 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs401 PPI
+6.55"19%
Larger screen
vs5.5"
+(triple camera) 108MP + 8MP + 2MP8 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/1.9 (aperture)16%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 32MP6 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G LTE
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps12 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4300 mAh41%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3060 mAh
+67W6 times
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.
vs10W
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
173 grams (6.06 ounces)vs+160 grams (5.6 ounces)8%
Lighter
Virtual proximity sensorvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

16 Common items in both devices
Plastic body, glass front
Only digital zoom
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
+9 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
Model12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
Other model namesXiaomi 12 Lite 2203129G (Global)Redmi Note 2 (2015051), Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Standard
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
China(Global, International)
China, (Global, International)
BrandXiaomiXiaomi
Release date7/11/2022, Announced: 7/9/20228/1/2015
Depth7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)73.7 x 159.3 millimeters (2.9 x 6.27 in)76 x 152 millimeters (2.99 x 5.98 in)
Weight173 grams (6.06 ounces)160 grams (5.6 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
System versionAndroid 12Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User InterfaceMIUI 13feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (SM7325) (6nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 (28nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.4GHz Quad-Core Kryo 670
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 670
Octa-Core, 1 processor:
2GHz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 642L (550MHz)PowerVR G6200 MP4 700Mhz
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 528905 (v9)
Geekbench: 2943 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 29fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (101GB available)
UFS 2.2
16GB (11GB available)
eMMC 5.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.55" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~72.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI401 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Refresh rate120Hzfeature not registered
Display features950nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10+
feature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41, 42, 48)
VoLTE
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 3, 7)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41, 42, 48)
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
108 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2120°1/4"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.4
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.52" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.7µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
Camera extras1080p@120fpsfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.5 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.8" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound with dual speakers
24-bit/192kHz
Dolby Atmos
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioNot supportedFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavICA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portSupportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Virtual proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)
Battery capacity4300 mAh3060 mAh
Charger, watts67W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
10W Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered11.5 hours
Standbyfeature not registered144 hours (6 days)

➕ Other features

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
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: Black, Lite Green, Lite Pink- Colors: White, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Green
- MIUI 7

☢️ Radiation rate

Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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