The Infinix HOT 30 and the the Redmi 12C are two completely different smartphones but share some few similarities like the 5000mAh battery capacity and the Rear 50MP Dual Camera. The price range of the Infinix HOT 30 ranges from Kes 20,000 to 23,000 while the Redmi 12C ranges from Kes 15,500 to 17,300.
Out of the box the Infinix HOT 30 has some big specifications like 256GB of internal storage, up to 16GB of RAM and the first Infinix smartphone to have NFC. NFC stands for Near Field Communication which is a technology that allows wireless data transmission over short distances using radio waves.
Another difference is that the Infinix HOT 30 has a 6.78”/172.2mm Full HD+ LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 by 2460 resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. Also at the top is the selfie camera housed in a punch hole cut-out. On the other hand, the Redmi 12C has a slightly smaller 6.71”/170mm HD+ display. Its selfie camera is positioned at the top in a Water Drop Notch style.
Another big difference comes to the processors. The Infinix HOT 30 is powered by a Helio G88 octa-core processor with 2 cores being 2.0GHz Cortex-A75’s and the rest being 1.8GHz Cortex-A55’s running on Android 13. The Redmi 12C is powered by a Helio G85 octa-core CPU with up to 2.0GHz running on Android 12.
In this article I will highlight the differences and similarities between the Infinix HOT 30 and the Redmi 12C. The price comparison is at the end of this article. But first let’s look at the Infinix HOT 30 briefly.
Infinix HOT 30
The Infinix HOT 30, when launched, was marked the King of Gaming as it was designed for gaming. But is it all that good? We will find out in this review.
As said earlier the price range of the Infinix HOT 30 ranges between Kes 20,000 to Kes 23,000. During its launch it was said it was going to sell at a price of Kes 22,899.
The Infinix HOT 30 has a 6.78”/172.2mm Full HD+ LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 by 2460 resolution and 90Hz refresh rate and peak brightness of 600nits. This means that the display will still be very bright in outdoor sunny conditions.
The Infinix HOT 30 employs a glass-like holographic back and twin large camera rings and a small ring housing its Quad LED flash. Also, there is the 50MP Dual Camera with Quad LED flash at the back. The maximum video quality of the Infinix HOT 30 is 2K or 1440p at 30 frames per second which is higher compared with the Redmi 12C with a maximum video quality of 1080p@30fps (frames per second).
The Infinix HOT 30 comes with 8GB RAM. The RAM can be expanded up to 16GB with Memfusion which uses part of the 256GB internal storage.
The Infinix HOT 30 is available in three colors namely, Surfing Green, Racing Black and Sonic White. The phone am reviewing is the Sonic White color.
The Redmi 12C has a 6.71”/170mm HD+ Water Drop Notch Display with a variety of RAM and ROM configurations, that is, 3GB/4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB ROM. It has a peak brightness of 500nits which is closer to Infinix HOT 30’S 600nits so yes, the display will be bright enough in outdoor sunny conditions.
The Redmi 12C is powered by a Helio G85 processor which is less powerful compared with the Helio G88 on the Infinix HOT 30. The Rear 50MP Dual Camera can record a maximum video quality of 1080p@30fps (frames per second).
The fingerprint scanner on the Redmi 12C is positioned at the back along with its camera setup while the fingerprint scanner on the Infinix HOT 30 is positioned together with the power button (side fingerprint).
The Redmi 12C is available in four different colors namely, Graphite Gray, Ocean Blue, Mint Green and Lavender Purple.
I have compiled a list of all the important specifications for a one-on-one easy comparison between the Infinix HOT 30 and the Redmi 12C.
|Infinix HOT 30
|Xiaomi Redmi 12C
|IPS LCD, 600 nits
|IPS LCD, 500 nits
|1080 * 2460
|720 * 1650
|Screen To Body Ratio
|MediaTek Helio G88
|MediaTek MT6769Z Helio G85
|8MP With LED Flash
|50MP Main + AI Lens with Quad Flash
|50MP+0.08MP Depth With LED Flash
|Max Video Quality
|2K or 1440p@30fps
|33W Fast Charger
|USB Type C 2.0, OTG
|Dual Speaker + Audio Jack
|Mono Speaker + Audio Jack
|Two Nano SIM & SD Card
|Two Nano SIM & SD Card
|KES 15,500 for 3GB/64GB KES 17,300 for 4GB/128GB
From the comparison table above, I’ll let you be the judge since the two phones have different price ranges.
The Infinix HOT 30 excelled in a larger screen, maximum video quality and bigger selfie camera with dual flash. The Redmi 12C didn’t have any front flash or Extended RAM technology although it had a big battery capacity of 5000mAh and the Rear 50MP Dual Camera like the Infinix HOT 30.
As said earlier due to the price range difference, which would you prefer?