Redmi 12C vs Realme C55: Which budget phone will reign supreme under ₹12,000?

Mar 31, 2023

By: Sourabh Jain


Redmi 12C, starting at ₹8,999 | Realme C55, starting at ₹10,999.

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While the Redmi 12C features a 6.71-inch HD LCD, the Realme C55 has a slightly bigger 6.72-inch Full HD LCD, offering better visuals.

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Refresh rate

While the Redmi 12C offers a 60Hz display, the Realme C55 comes with a 90Hz display that offers smoother visuals.

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The Redmi 12C is equipped with the Helio G85 chipset, and the Realme C55 comes with the Helio G88 chipset. While both the chipsets offer similar performance, the Helio G88 is slightly ahead.

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Redmi 12C – 4GB 64GB and 6GB 128GB | Realme C55 – 4GB 64GB, 6GB 64GB and 8GB 128GB

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Rear camera

Redmi 12C – 50MP primary camera and a 2MP depth sensor| Realme C55 – 64MP primary and a 2MP depth sensor

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Front camera

While the Redmi 12C is equipped with a 5MP selfie camera, the Realme C55 features an 8MP camera.

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Battery and charging

Redmi 12C –5,000mAh with 10W charging | Realme C55 – 5,000mAh with 33W charging

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Fingerprint sensor

Redmi 12C – rear-mounted sensor | Realme C55 – side-mounted sensor

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Colour options

Redmi 12C – Lavender Purple, Matte Black, Mint Green and Royal Blue | Realme C55 – Rainy Night and Sun Shower

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