Do you want a new smartphone but your budget is limited to €200? We have selected for you the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12, Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 and Samsung Galaxy A14. But among these, which one is really for you? We have compared their main technical characteristics so that you can choose the one that will be most suitable.
At first glance, the design of smartphones can greatly influence our decision. Thus, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 and the Redmi Note 13 sport a similar design with photo sensors arranged neatly at the back, at the top, while offering slightly rounded profiles for a comfortable grip. Their colors, black, blue, and green, offer a sober but elegant palette. The Samsung Galaxy A14, on the other hand, stands out with a slightly thicker profile and color options including black, lime, and silver, targeting an audience looking for a sleeker style in terms of photo sensors that look just right. placed in the upper corner.
In terms of dimensions, these smartphones fit into a pocket handkerchief. The Redmi Note 12 has dimensions of 165.66x76x7.85 mm and a weight of 183 grams, thus positioning itself as a relatively light device. The Galaxy A14, at 167.7x78x9.1mm and weighing 201 grams, is the largest and heaviest of the three, which may affect handling for some. The Redmi Note 13, for its part, offers a certain balance with 162.24×75.55×7.97 mm for 188.5 grams, offering a compact and handy alternative.
To function, the three inexpensive Smartphones are equipped with a 5000 mAh battery, thus promising good autonomy. However, the Redmi Note 12 and Note 13 stand out for their supported charging power of 33 watts, compared to only 15 watts for the Galaxy A14, which implies significantly reduced charging times for the Xiaomi models. None of the models offer wireless charging, which is something to consider depending on your preferences.
Which is the most efficient and which is the best screen?
From a technical point of view, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 processor of the Redmi Note 12 and Redmi Note 13 ensures solid performance, with respectively 4 GB of RAM and up to 8 GB for the Redmi Note 13, against a MediaTek Helio G80 accompanied by 4 GB of RAM for the Galaxy A14. This configuration places the Redmi Note, especially the Redmi Note 13 with its options of 6 or 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage, in the lead in terms of power and storage capacity, although all allow expansion via microSD.
Concerning the screens, the choice becomes more precise. Indeed, the Redmi Note 12 and Redmi Note 13 benefit from an AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, offering a superior visual experience, particularly with the peak brightness of 1800 cd/m² of the Redmi Note 13. The Galaxy A14, equipped with an LCD screen and a refresh rate of 60 Hz, remains behind in this aspect, highlighting the advantage of Xiaomi models.
What configurations for photos and what connectivity?
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 offers a triple camera setup on the rear, consisting of a 50-megapixel main sensor, supported by an 8-megapixel sensor for ultra-wide-angle photos, and a dedicated 2-megapixel sensor macro shots. This combination allows for great versatility, providing the ability to capture sharp, detailed images in a variety of situations. The 13-megapixel selfie sensor completes this offering, ensuring good quality self-portraits.
The Samsung Galaxy A14, although similar in its proposal also with a triple photo module, stands out for the presence of a 5 megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor, slightly inferior to the Redmi Note 12, and maintains the same configuration for photos macro with a 2 megapixel sensor. Its main sensor remains at 50 megapixels, promising shots of similar quality in terms of resolution. The difference is felt in the type of rendering and color management.
However, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 raises the bar significantly with its impressive 108-megapixel primary sensor, offering excellent resolution and clarity for captured images. Combined with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 2-megapixel macro sensor, the Redmi Note 13 positions itself as the preferred choice for mobile photography enthusiasts, capable of capturing fine details with remarkable precision. The 16-megapixel selfie sensor also promises superior self-portraits, with more detail and better light management.
Finally, connectivity and additional features such as Wi-Fi 5, the presence of NFC technology and a jack are common to all three models. Note that a version of the Galaxy A14 is available with 5G. However, only the Redmi Note 13 offers a fingerprint reader under the screen while for the other two, it is placed on the sleep button. All three devices are IP54 certified and therefore only splash resistant. Note the presence of an infrared transmitter on Xiaomi mobiles, allowing them to be used as universal remote controls.