Realme 12+ and Redmi Note 13 comparison: Which phone offers better value for money?

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realme 12+ And the Realme 12 was launched in India today as the latest offering in the company's popular Realme series. The design of both phones is similar to the Realme 12 Pro series. The Realme 12+ is the more expensive model of the two, and it comes with a 120Hz display, 8GB RAM, 67W fast charging, and triple rear cameras.

The starting price of Realme 12+ is Rs 20,999 which makes it a popular contender in this segment. One of its potential rivals is redmi note 13, which is another popular offering from Xiaomi. We take a look at each phone and compare them to see which has more to offer.

Here is a detailed comparison between Realme 12+ and Redmi Note 13.

Realme 12+ vs Redmi Note 13: Specifications at a glance

phones realme 12+ redmi note 13
Display 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED 120Hz display 6.67-inch FHD+ pOLED 120Hz display
processor MediaTek Dimensity 7050 SoC MediaTek Dimensity 6080 SoC
ram, storage 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB
rear cameras 50MP + 8MP + 2MP 108MP + 8MP + 2MP
front camera 16MP 16MP
Battery 5000mAh 5,000mAh
charge 67W Superwook 33W fast charging

Realme 12+ vs Redmi Note 13: Price in India

realme 12+ redmi note 13
Rs 20,999 – 8GB + 128GB Rs 18,999 – 6GB + 128GB
Rs 21,999 – 8GB + 256GB Rs 20,999 – 8GB + 128GB
Rs 22,999 – 8GB + 256GB

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Realme 12+ vs Redmi Note 13: Design, colors

The Realme 12+ and Redmi Note 13 are different in terms of design, at least from the back panel. With the Realme 12+, you get a large circular camera module at the back and a vegan leather finish. It comes in two color options of Pioneer Green and Navigator Beige. On the front, there is a punch-hole camera and flat side edges for selfies.

The Redmi Note 13 has a square camera cutout on the top-left corner of the phone. It also has flat edges with a punch-hole camera on the front. It comes in three color options of Stealth Black, Arctic White and Prism Gold. The white and gold variant features a patterned back panel.

When it comes to design, the choice is quite subjective, and you can choose the one that looks more appealing to your eyes. But if we had to choose one, the Realme 12+ offers a more premium and elegant look than the Redmi Note 13.

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Realme 12+ vs Redmi Note 13: Display

The Realme 12+ comes with a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and 1200 nits peak brightness. There is also 'Rainwater Smart Touch' which makes the display responsive even with water drops on the screen. In comparison, the Redmi Note 13 features a 6.67-inch FHD+ pOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1000 nits peak brightness.

Both the phones offer almost similar display configurations but The brightness level of Realme 12+ is high, which should prove beneficial in bright light outside. Both the phones work quite well even in harsh sunlight.

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Realme 12+ vs Redmi Note 13: Cameras

In the photography department, it sports a 50MP SONY LYT-600 primary camera, an 8MP wide-angle camera, and a 2MP portrait camera. Realme 12+ has a 16MP front camera for selfies. With Redmi Note 13, you get a 108MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP depth sensor and 16MP front camera for selfies.

The Redmi Note 13 offers a higher megapixel count for its primary camera, while the rest is similar between the two phones. Both phones offer good camera experience Pictures clicked in daylight look quite impressive.

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Realme 12+ vs Redmi Note 13: Performance

The Realme 12+ is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7050 SoC paired with Mali-G68 GPU. It comes in two variants of 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB with 8GB dynamic RAM. On the other hand, Redmi Note 13 comes with MediaTek Dimensity 6080 SoC and 8GB of RAM. This phone also offers 8GB virtual RAM for better performance.

If we compare it on paper, the Realme 12+ comes with a faster chipset, but both the phones have proven to provide reliable performance in real-life cases.

Realme 12+ vs Redmi Note 13: Battery

Realme 12+ 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery and 67W SUPERVOOC fast charging technology. With the Redmi Note 13 you also get a 5,000mAh battery but only with fast charging support up to 33W.

In terms of battery life, the Realme 12+ should last a good day. The Redmi Note 13 can easily last for 10 hours. But if you want faster charging then Realme 12+ is the option here.

key takeaways

If we do a spec-by-spec comparison, the Realme 12+ has something more to offer in some areas. So if we had to choose which one offers better value for money, it would be the Realme 12+ as the same variants of both the phones are priced the same. But that doesn't mean that the Redmi Note 13 is no less than any other, and you shouldn't face any difficulties with this phone. If budget is an issue then you can consider the 6GB + 128GB variant of the Redmi Note 13, which costs less than the Realme 12+.

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