Vivo Y12s vs Xiaomi Redmi 9 — which budget device should you buy?

Vivo Y12s vs Xiaomi Redmi 9 — which budget device should you buy?
Vivo Y12s and the Xiaomi Redmi 9Vivo / Xiaomi
  • Vivo has launched the Y12s budget smartphone in India.
  • The Vivo Y12s is priced at ₹9,990 and is available from online and offline retailers across the country.
  • The Vivo Y12s competes with the Xiaomi Redmi 9 in the budget segment.
Vivo today announced the launch of the Y12s, its latest budget device in the Y series. The Vivo Y12s is the successor of the Vivo Y12 that was launched in India in 2019 and offers some minor upgrades over its predecessor.

The Vivo Y12s has been priced under ₹10,000 and competes with the Xiaomi Redmi 9 in the budget segment. The Redmi 9 was launched in India last year and offers similar specifications to Vivo Y12s.

In this post, we compare the Vivo Y12s and the Xiaomi Redmi 9 to help you decide which device you should buy.

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Vivo Y12s vs Xiaomi Redmi 9: Price and availability



Vivo Y12sPriceXiaomi Redmi 9Price2
3GB + 32GB₹ 9,9904GB + 64GB₹ 8,999
--4GB + 128GB₹ 9,999

The Vivo Y12s is available on Amazon India, Flipkart, Paytm, Tatacliq and retail stores across the country in Phantom Black and Glacier Blue colour options.

The Redmi 9 on the other hand is available on Amazon India, Xiaomi online store and offline retailers across the country in Sporty Orange, Sky Blue and Carbon Black colour options.
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Vivo Y12s vs Xiaomi Redmi 9: Specifications



DeviceVivo Y12sXiaomi Redmi 9
Display size6.51-inch6.53-inch
Display typeLCDLCD
Resolution1600 x 720 pixels1600 x 720 pixels
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Protection--
Android versionAndroid 10 with Funtouch OS 11Android 10 with MIUI 12
ChipsetMediaTek Helio P35MediaTek Helio G35
Rear camera13MP primary13MP primary
2MP depth sensor2MP depth sensor
Selfie camera5MP primary5MP primary
Fingerprint sensorSide-mountedRear-mounted
Battery5,000mAh5,000mAh
Fast charge10W10W

Vivo Y12s vs Xiaomi Redmi 9: Display



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The Vivo Y12s features a 6.51-inch HD+ LCD screen and features a waterdrop notch that houses the selfie camera. The device features minimal bezels on the side and a small chin at the bottom.

Coming to the Redmi 9, it features a similar 6.53-inch HD+ IPS LCD with a dot drop notch that houses the selfie camera. Like the Y12s, it features minimal bezels on the sides and a small chin at the bottom.

Vivo Y12s vs Xiaomi Redmi 9: Battery



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The Vivo Y12s and the Xiaomi Redmi 9 are both powered by a 5,000mAh battery and support 10W fast charging. This means that the device will easily last for a day on a single charge.

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