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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 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.

Vivo Y12s vs Xiaomi Redmi 9: Price and availability

Vivo Y12s

Price

Xiaomi Redmi 9

Price2

3GB + 32GB

₹ 9,990

4GB + 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.

Vivo Y12s vs Xiaomi Redmi 9: Specifications

Device

Vivo Y12s

Xiaomi Redmi 9

Display size

6.51-inch

6.53-inch

Display type

LCD

LCD

Resolution

1600 x 720 pixels

1600 x 720 pixels

Refresh rate

60Hz

60Hz

Protection

-

-

Android version

Android 10 with Funtouch OS 11

Android 10 with MIUI 12

Chipset

MediaTek Helio P35

MediaTek Helio G35

Rear camera

13MP primary

13MP primary


2MP depth sensor

2MP depth sensor

Selfie camera

5MP primary

5MP primary

Fingerprint sensor

Side-mounted

Rear-mounted

Battery

5,000mAh

5,000mAh

Fast charge

10W

10W


Vivo Y12s vs Xiaomi Redmi 9: Display

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

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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