What are the best cheap smartphones from Xiaomi right now?

You want to enjoy a new smartphone from the Xiaomi brand, but between Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 5G, Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro, POCO X6, POCO F5 and Xiaomi Redmi 12c, which one is really made for you? Here are their main technical features compared.

The design of a smartphone, much more than a simple question of aesthetics because it often reflects the ergonomics and the daily use one can have. Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 5G and Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G, as well as POCO X6 5G and POCO F5, offer designs that combine elegance and functionality, but differ in the organization of the rear photo sensors. While the Xiaomi models favor a sensor arrangement in the upper left corner, the POCO F5 and Redmi 12c opt for a more traditional approach with vertically aligned sensors. These settings are not simple aesthetic choices. They affect the handling and use of the device. In addition, the profile of smartphones varies between flat and slightly rounded, thus offering a variety of hand sensations. In terms of color, each model offers a palette that ranges from classic black to blue to white, with some models like the Redmi 12c introducing bolder hues like purple and green.

Regarding the dimensions and weight of the selected models, the measurements vary slightly, the Xiaomi Redmi 12c stands out for its more imposing stature (168.76×76.41×8.77 mm) and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 5G for its refinement (161 ,7x75x7 mm). ). The weight of these devices ranges from 174.5 grams for the Redmi Note 13 5G, the lightest, and 192 grams for the Redmi 12c, the heaviest.
All our featured models have batteries of a similar capacity, around 5000 mAh, thus promising decent durability. However, the POCO X6 5G stands out slightly with its 5100 mAh battery. In terms of charging, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G and POCO F5 offer impressive fast charging at 67 watts, in contrast to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 5G which reaches 33 watts. Note, however, the absence of wireless charging for all models.

Which is the most powerful and which is the best screen?

When it comes to power, processor and memory are decisive criteria. The POCO X6 5G, with the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 and up to 12GB of RAM, as well as a storage option of up to 512GB, offers the best power-capacity compromise. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 5G is equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 6080 processor and has a stable configuration with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, expandable via microSD. The other Xiaomi models, while efficient, fall slightly behind in terms of raw power and storage capacities.

For the screen, they all share a 6.67-inch diagonal in AMOLED screen technology, known for its deep blacks and vibrant colors. The resolution of 1080×2400 pixels is a standard among them, ensuring remarkable image clarity. The refresh rate of 120 Hz, common to all, guarantees smooth scrolling and an interesting tactile response. The differentiation becomes clearer in matters such as maximum brightness and screen protection. Indeed, POCO X6 5G and Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 5G literally shine in this area with a maximum brightness that reaches 1800 cd/m², offering optimal readability even in direct sunlight. In terms of shock and scratch protection, the POCO X6 5G gets a slight edge with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, known for its durability compared to the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 fitted to the other models.

What configurations for photos and what connectivity?

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 5G stands out with its 108-megapixel main sensor, which promises detailed images. The other models, with 50 to 64 megapixel main sensors, are not to be outdone and offer remarkable image quality for the vast majority. The systematic presence of ultra-wide-angle and macro sensors in each device underlines the desire for flexibility. Optical stabilization, available on POCO. The quality of the selfie sensors, uniformly 16 megapixels in all models, guarantees high-quality self-portraits.

Finally, note that all our smartphones support Wi-Fi 5 or 6 (more efficient), Bluetooth and that they are equipped with NFC technology, which guarantees modern and complete connectivity. The presence of the jack socket on all models will delight audio purists. IP53 or IP54 waterproof certifications provide minimal splash protection, while the location of the fingerprint reader varies from the sleep button to under the display, depending on the model. Only the Redmi 12c has a rear sensor.

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