Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T vs Samsung Galaxy A12 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T device has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 48 MP, MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor chipset and a battery of 5000 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy A12 also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T Samsung Galaxy A12
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.53 in (inches) 6.5 in (inches)
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
Operating System MIUI V12 (Android 10) MIUI V12 (Android 10)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 720 x 1560 pixels
RAM 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) 3 GB (gigabytes) or 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 32 GB (gigabytes),64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/2/2 MP 48/5/2/2 MP
Front Camera 13 MP 8 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 5000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T runs on MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A76 and 6 cores of 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2400 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on MIUI V12 (Android 10) operating system.

The MediaTek Dimensity 800U is a less powerful chipset processor than the MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765).

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy A12 has a MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765), the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 4 cores of 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A53. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2300 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on MIUI V12 (Android 10) OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T is carrying a ARM Mali-G57 MC3,3 cores gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy A12 has the PowerVR GE8320,680 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T battery capacity is 5000 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy A12. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 22.5W in-box charger.
The Samsung Galaxy A12 battery include Fast charging and Non-removable.

Screen

The smartphone is using a IPS display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.53 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy A12 is featuring a TFT display with 720 x 1560 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T is a 0.4% bigger than Samsung Galaxy A12 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T Samsung Galaxy A12
1500:1 Capacitive
2.5D curved glass screen Infinity-V display
450 cd/m² Multi-touch
84% NTSC
Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
DotDisplay
Scratch resistant
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certified
Widivine L1 Certified

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T is carrying a ram memory of 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 1800 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy A12 is coming with a 3 GB (gigabytes) or 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like .
In the basic edition, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy A12.

At the more expensive edition, both handset present the same ram capacity:6 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T comes with or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy A12.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:128 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy A12 gets you or 32 GB (gigabytes) or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 48/2/2 MP , the flash type is LED , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5KGM2 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy A12 rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 48/5/2/2 MP , the flash type is LED , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T Samsung Galaxy A12
2 cm shooting distance (#4) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Digital image stabilization Autofocus
Digital zoom Continuous shooting
Exposure compensation Digital zoom
Face detection Exposure compensation
Geotagging Face detection
HDR Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro)
ISO settings Geotagging
Macro mode HDR
Panorama ISO settings
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Panorama
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#4) Scene mode
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Secondary rear camera – 2 MP (depth sensing)
Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3) Self-timer
Scene mode Third rear camera – 5 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Secondary rear camera – 2MP (depth-sensing) Touch focus
Self-timer White balance settings
Sensor version – GalaxyCore GC02M1 (#3)
Sensor size – 1/5″ (#3)
Sony IMX582 versions also available
Third rear camera – 2MP (macro)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T comes with a 13 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy A12 has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T Samsung Galaxy A12
13 MP 8 MP
Aperture:f/2.0.25 Aperture:f/2.2
Face detection Face unlock
Face unlock
HDR
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T Samsung Galaxy A12
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA HSPA+
Built-in 5G modem LTE
EDGE UMTS(384 kbit/s)
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12(102.0/603.0 Mbit/s)
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T price is $230 and the Samsung Galaxy A12 price tag is $220

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