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Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB) vs Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S vs Xiaomi Mi 9T phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Mi 9T X Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB) 16Points
6.43"
AMOLED

1080x2400

108
MP

16mp

8GB
RAM

Octa-core

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
6.39"
AMOLED

1080x2340

48
MP

20mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S (NFC 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!

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)} 16 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB) vs Mi 9T (128GB)} 11 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
+8GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (228GB available)109%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (109GB available)
+UFS 2.2Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+176 grams (6.16 ounces)9%
Lighter
vs191 grams (6.69 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)10%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1080x2400 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+409 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs403 PPI
+6.43"1%
Larger screen
vs6.39"
+(triple camera) 108MP + 8MP + 2MP71%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 13MP
+1/1.52" inches32%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2" inches
+Android 13Advantage
Android 13 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+5000 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
+33W83%
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.
vs18W
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
2.05GHz 64bit Octa-core (12nm)vs+2.2GHz 64bit Octa-core (8nm)14%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
Not supportedvs+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 16MPvs+(front) 20MP25%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(4G LTE-A) 400 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE-A) 800 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

24 Common items in both devices
AMOLED
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE-A
+17 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
ModelRedmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
Other model namesRedmi Note 12S (NFC)Xiaomi Mi 9T (Global version) M1903F10G, Xiaomi Redmi K20
Country or region available(Europe)Hong KongTaiwan
(Europe), Hong Kong, Taiwan
(Global, International)(Europe)Hong KongTaiwan
(Global, International), (Europe), Hong Kong, Taiwan
BrandXiaomiXiaomi
Release date4/26/2023, Announced: 3/6/20236/1/2019
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)73.87 x 159.87 millimeters (2.91 x 6.29 in)74.3 x 156.7 millimeters (2.93 x 6.17 in)
Weight176 grams (6.16 ounces)191 grams (6.69 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.43" inches6.39" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~86.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)409 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate90Hz60Hz
Display features1000nits[peak]600nits[typ]
HDR10

🤖 Operating System

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
System versionAndroid 13Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
User InterfaceMIUI 14feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
Chipset64bit: MediaTek Helio G96 (12nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (SM7150-AA) (8nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
2x 2.05GHz ARM Cortex-A76 (Dual-core)
6x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Hexa-core)
Octa-core, 2 processors:
2x 2.2GHz Kryo 470 Gold (Dual-core)
6x 1.8GHz Kryo 470 Silver (Hexa-core)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G57 MC2 (850MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 618 (610MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 364204 (v9)feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (228GB available)
UFS 2.2
128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload400/150 Mbps800/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse 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 850/900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
108 megapixels
8MP ultrawide f/2.2118°1/4"1.12µm
2MP macro f/2.4
(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP telephoto f/2.453mm1/4"1.12µmPDAF2x-optical-zoom
13MP ultrawide f/2.412mm1/3"1.12µm
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.52" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size0.7µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels20 megapixels

*Motorized pop-up camera (slider)
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels5184x3840 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound with dual speakersSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
Battery typeLiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts33W Wired fast charging18W (9V/2A) Wired fast charging
Inductive / wireless chargingNot supportedfeature not registered
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
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: Onyx Black, Ice Blue, Pearl Green• Colors: Carbon black, Flame red, Glacier blue
• MIUI 10
• HDR display
• 24-bit/192kHz audio
• Quick Charge 4+

☢️ Radiation rate

Redmi Note 12S (NFC 256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9T (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.34W/kg (head), 1.51W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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