In this day and age, smartphones are serving us with all our basic and even advanced amenities, from having doorstep medicine delivery services to dating apps that even dictate our private lives. Basically, what I am trying to say is, smartphones keep fulfilling our demands from morning till night, but they are machines and get tired, don’t they? So amidst all the hustle of our lives, having a phone with fast charging capabilities can be regarded as nothing less of a blessing!
Well, the Mobile World Congress has got you covered. The massive tech fest saw some amazing new releases and one of them being the Realme GT3 5G phone. The devices most talked about feature is its 240W fast charging capacity, which can power up your phone at lightning speed in a little over nine minutes.
Well, if that was not enough, on the very second day of the MWC, we saw Redmi announcing its own customized innovation: the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G was tested with a thunderous 300W fast charging technology to topple over the Realme GT3.
Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G has already been making the rounds for sale, so should we wait for the customized product with the novel feature of up to 300 W fast charging speed to release in the market or seal the deal with the Realme GT3?
We will go through the specifications of both phones to try and draw a comparison between them so as to enable the enthusiasts and customers to make an acquainted decision. Read further for the details.
Realme GT3 is blessed with dimensions of 163.9 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm and a body that weighs around 199 grams. Post-release, it will be available in Pulse White and Booster Black colors.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G features 162.9 x 76 x 8.9 mm dimensions and weighs about 208 grams. It is available in a few color tones: Arctic White, Iceberg Blue, and Obsidian Black. It arrives with a set of 34 safety features, an advanced cooling solution, and a 3000 mm2 large vapor chamber as well.
Both the devices have a display that is AMOLED; while the Realme GT3 has a brilliant peak brightness of 1400 nits and a refreshing panel rate of 144 Hz, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus has a peak brightness of 900 nits only, with a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz.
The size of the Realme GT3 screen, at 6.74 inches with an approximately 87.9% screen-to-body ratio, is pretty decent. The screen resolution is around 1240 x 2772 pixels with a 451 ppi density. It also has an under-display fingerprint scanner.
Whereas the Redmi phone has a screen of 6.67 inches with a full HD+ display. It also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It has an 86.8% screen-to-body ratio with a screen resolution of 395 ppi.
The main camera of the Realme smartphone has a triple camera setup with a 50 MP Sony sensor that is supported by an ultra-wide (8 MP) and macro lens (2 MP) to give a dynamic effect to photos and a dual LED dual-tone flash that is supposed to take impressive pictures.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus is well equipped with a triple camera setup, too, with a remarkable 200MP Samsung HPX sensor that is a debutant in India to provide users with a detail-oriented and glamorous nighttime photography experience as well. It also has 8 MP and 2 MP as an ultra-wide lens and macro camera, respectively. The selfie cameras on both phones are 16 MP and can capture videos in 1080p at 30 or 60 fps.
Software And Storage
The Realme set is embedded with an OS of Android 13 and UI 4.0 and has a chipset of commendable Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. The Octa-Core processor and GPU of the Adreno 730 are also quite worthy.
The inbuilt RAM and ROM are 8 GB and 128 GB, respectively, and expandable up to 16 GB and 512 GB.
As compared to the above-mentioned lucrative technicalities, Xiaomi’s device has a 6nm MediaTek Dimensity chipset in the Redmi Note Pro Plus 5G, which is paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. As obvious as it is, however premium the Dimensity 1080 may be, it does lag behind the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in terms of performance, especially since that depends on a robust CPU and GPU.
There is no additional memory card slot for either phone.
Battery And Connectivity
Coming to the most interesting specification, about the battery setup of both phones, the Realme GT3 is armed with a non-removable lithium-ion battery capacity of 4600 mAh and is stipulated to reach up to 20% in just about 8 seconds, 50% in 4 minutes, and full tank (100%) by 10 minutes.
The Redmi Note Pro Plus 5G is powered by a 4980 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery. It comes with an hMA 120 W turbocharger that can fill the full fuel tank in 19 minutes. If charged by a 300 W charger, exactly like what has been shared on a digital platform, it can fuel up the device from zero to half in 2 minutes and from zero to 100% in just about a crazy short duration of a little over 5 minutes. However, in recent testing, the charging speed was found to be only 290 W instead of the claimed 300 W, which is impeccable nonetheless.
Both phones have stereo speakers with an external 3.5 mm jack for earphones. The USB port is type 2.0.
The price is stamped at around $645 USD for the Realme GT3. The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G was originally priced at around $430 USD. For now, we can say that the Xiaomi phone is clearly a great catch that one wouldn’t want to miss. With the added charging technological feature if any at all is ever released, the price of the deluxe phone would scale up infallibly; we just hope such an update will be guaranteed by the parent company Xiaomi itself in the future. Also, the consequences of such a brilliant technological advancement on the life expectancy of the device should be well researched. Only then can buyers make a smart move to pick up their worthwhile preference.