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Xiaomi 12, 12X, Xiaomi 12 Pro review

Xiaomi 12, 12X, Xiaomi 12 Pro review
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28 December 2022
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    Xiaomi 12 Series is a series of unique flagship smartphones that will be complemented by Mi 12 Ultra in February-March 2022. The Xiaomi 12X is the entry-level model that lacks wireless charging and uses the well-tested Snapdragon 870 to replace the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The Xiaomi 12 is all grown-up with the new Snapdragon; 50W wireless charging and 67W wired charging like the 12X. Moreover, these two models have 6.28-inch displays and yes, these are compact flagship smartphones, although the screen resolution is 2400 × 1080, but with such a diagonal, the pixel density is 419PPI, which is above average. Supported display refresh rate is 120Hz. Xiaomi 12 Pro has an advantage in cameras, display and charging speed.

    Xiaomi 12X

    Xiaomi 12X is a slightly simplified version of its older brothers, but the smartphone remains at the top level. In a smartphone for this price ($510), the characteristics are usually not as impressive as this company offered us. As for the display, this is a 12bit matrix, capable of displaying billions of colors at 120Hz. The well-tested snapdragon 870 acts as a processor. The camera is used at 50MP from SONY IMX766 with a matrix size of 1/1.56 inches. In the camera block itself, there are three sensors, 50 + 13 + 5 MP. Charging speed 67W.

    Display

    Full HD+ display with 419PPI pixel density. OLED matrix 12bit with a frame rate of 120Hz.

    DisplayDisplay Specifications:

    1. Display Made A+ score and 15 best display awards
    2. Diagonal 6.28 inches with very thin bezels.
    3. Display refresh rate 120Hz
    4. 12-bit OLED matrix with DCI-P3 support.
    5. Display resolution 2400×1080 with pixel density 419PPI.
    6. 1100nit brightness, and, 16000 auto-brightness positions around the perimeter.
    7. Delta E: 0.59, which means record-breaking color accuracy.
    8. And the JNCD score is 0.61, which is pretty cool.
    9. HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support.
    10. And it's all covered with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
    The display is nice to look at because of the large number of applied technologies in it.

    Snapdragon 870

    The processor will allow you to play demanding games and has a large headroom for the future.

    Snapdragon 870Processor specifications:

    • 8 cores. Has 8 cores: 1 main core (Cortex-A77) at 3.2GHz; 3 performance cores (Cortex-A77) at 2.4 GHz and 4 power-efficient cores (Cortex-A77) A55) at 1.8GHz
    • 7 nm. Manufactured using a 7 nm process for overall energy efficiency.
    • Adreno 650. Adreno 650 GPU.
    • LPDDR5. Support for LPDDR5 2750 MHz RAM.
    • UFS 3.1. UFS 3 Persistent Memory. 1 speed 2050 MB/s read and 1200 MB/s right.
    • Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6. Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6 also have a processor.
    This processor had no heat issues at this high performance.

    Cameras

    The camera is used at 50MP from SONY IMX766 with a matrix size of 1/1.56 inches. There are three 50+13+5MP sensors in the camera unit itself.

    CameraAbout cameras:

    • The main module for 50 Mpx sensor from SONY IMX766. Aperture ƒ/ 1.88 with a pixel size of 1.00 µm. Matrix size 1/1.56 inches, which has optical stabilization.
    • 13MP ƒ/2.4 wide lens
    • 5MP macro with ƒ/2.4 aperture
    The smartphone is suitable for photo and video shooting thanks to the advanced camera block.

    Features

    1. 4500mAh battery with 67W wire charging speed.
    2. Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection against scratches and drops.
    3. Full HD+ display with 419PPI pixel density. OLED matrix 12bit with a frame rate of 120Hz.
    4. Snapdragon 870 with future-proofing
    5. The camera is used at 50MP from SONY IMX 766 with a matrix size of 1/1.56 inches. There are three 50+13+5MP sensors in the camera unit itself.
    6. Dimensions: 152.7 × 69.9 × 8.16 mm
    7. Price $470-600 depending on memory size.

    Xiaomi 12X VS Samsung Galaxy S21

    Title Xiaomi 12X Samsung Galaxy S21
    Display OLED 12bit; 6.28; 1080×2400px AMOLED; 6.2; 1080×2400px
    Scan Frequency 120Hz 120Hz
    Processor Snapdragon 870 Exynos 2100
    Memory UFS 3.1; LPDDR5 UFS 3.1; LPDDR5
    Battery 4500mAh 4000mAh
    Charging speed 50W 25W+15W
    Cameras 50+13+5Mp 12+64+12Mp
    Dimensions 152.7 × 69.9 × 8.16 mm 151.7 × 71.2 × 7.9 mm
    Price $500 $910


    Xiaomi 12X is a flagship with a nice price and compact dimensions, and this is very rare.

    Xiaomi 12

    Xiaomi 12 flagship compact smartphone with the best display. The display is very bright, contrasts, has the correct color reproduction because an OLED display with different technologies is installed. New processor with new cooling system. Camera, Sony IMX 766 at 50MP. 4500mAh battery with fast wired and wireless charging.

    Display

    The display has 15 awards and a 12-bit OLED matrix with a refresh rate of 120Hz.

    DisplayDisplay specifications:

    • The 6.28-inch display is a real compact smartphone with a pronounced filling, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protects the display from scratches and cracks.
    • The brightness is 1100nit, which is enough when using a smartphone on a sunny day.
    • 16000 positions of auto brightness around the perimeter in a smartphone.
    • Full HD+ resolution with 419PPI pixel density at 120Hz.
    • A+ by Display Mate with 15 quality display awards.
    • Delta E rated 0.59, which means the display is very color correct.
    • Of course, HDR10+ support paired with Dolby Vision.
    The display is very high quality and one of a kind with a 12bit matrix.

    Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

    Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the most powerful processor with the latest ArmV9 architecture.

    Snapdragon 8 Gen 1CPU Features:

    1. 5G modem. 4th generation modem for working with Snapdragon X65 5G networks. The actual download speed is 10 Gbps.
    2. Adreno 730. Adreno 730 + 1/3 more graph rendering and 1/4 power saving compared to Adreno 660.
    3. ARM v9. Very thin 4 nm process technology. The new ARM v9 architecture ensures high-power efficiency.
    4. Bluetooth 5.2. Bluetooth 5.2 and Snapdragon Sound with support for the proprietary aptX Losses codec are available.
    5. Cortex. Main core Cortex-X2 – 3.0 GHz, 3 performance Cortex-A710 – 2.5 GHz and 4 Cortex-A510 – 1.8 GHz.
    6. Cooling. Heating is also a well-thought-out scheme, since Xiaomi recently introduced its Loop Liquid Cool liquid cooling system and due to a reduced technical process.
    The processor has a lot of potential and a lot of hope, because the last model was very hot.

    Cameras

    In Xiaomi 12, the cameras are the same as in his younger brother, but this does not make them budget.

    CamerasCamera block:

    • The camera block consists of 3 modules 50+13+5MP with apertures ƒ/ 1.88, ƒ/ 2.4, ƒ/ 2.4.
    • 50MP SONY IMX766 main camera, 1/1.56” sensor.
    • 13MP ultra-wide and 5MP macro
    • The new Cyber Focus technology allows focus to follow you and not refocus on the subject.
    • Shoot video up to 8K at 24 fps, as well as 4K at 30 and 60 fps.
    The camera is decent and designed for semi-professional shooting.

    Features

    1. The 6.28-inch display is a real compact smartphone with a pronounced filling, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protects the display from scratches and cracks.
    2. The brightness is 1100nit, which is enough when using a smartphone on a sunny day.
    3. 4500mAh battery with fast wired and wireless at 67W and 50W respectively.
    4. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the most powerful processor with the latest ArmV9 architecture.
    5. The camera block consists of 3 modules 50+13+5MP with ƒ/1.88 apertures, ƒ/ 2.4, ƒ/ 2.4.
    6. The new Cyber Focus technology allows focus to follow you and not defocus the subject.
    7. 4500mAh battery with fast wired and wireless at 67W and 50W respectively.
    8. Dimensions: 152.7 × 69.9 × 8.16 mm

    Xiaomi 12 VS iPhone 13

    Title Xiaomi 12 iPhone 13
    Display OLED 12bit; 6.28; 1080×2400px OLED; 6.1; 1170×2532px
    Scan Frequency 120Hz 60Hz
    CPU Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Apple A15 Bionic
    Memory UFS 3.1; LPDDR5
    Battery 4500mAh 3227mAh
    Charging speed 67W+50W 20W+7.5W
    Cameras 50+13+5Mp 12+12Mp
    Dimensions 152.7 × 69.9 × 8.16 mm 146.7 × 71.5 × 7.65 mm
    Price $580 $1200


    Xiaomi 12 is a complete flagship in a compact body with great components. The company has placed great emphasis on its dimensions, and for good reason. Many people don't like giant smartphones, and that's their choice. Price $580.

    Xiaomi 12 Pro

    Xiaomi 12 Pro offers a display with new LTPO 2.0 technology with adjustable refresh rate from 1-120Hz. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor built on 4 nm process technology. 3 cameras 50+50+50MP. SONY IMX707 main module with size 1/1.28. 4500mAh battery with fast charging 120W wired and 50W wireless.

    Display

    New LTPO 2.0 technology helps optimize image refresh rates.

    DisplayDisplay Specifications:

    1. The matrix type is AMOLED E5 whose resolution is 3200 × 1440 with a display diagonal of 6.73 inches gives a pixel density of 522PPI.
    2. LTPO 2.0 adjusts frame rate 1-120Hz.
    3. Contrast 8000000:1.
    4. 10bit matrix + 16000 auto brightness adjustments all around.
    5. Touch rate 480Hz
    6. 1500nit brightness for viewing the display in the sun.
    7. Covers all of this Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
    8. Display Mate Top Rated and Best Smartphone Display Award
    The best display in the smartphone industry offers you the best performance.

    Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

    With this processor, its internal components provide the record-breaking performance.

    AntutuProcessor specifications:

    • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 – octa-core processor 1 main core at 3.0GHz namely Cortex X2; 3 performance cores running at 2.5GHz, core name: Cortex A710; 4 energy-efficient cores, clocked at 1.80GHz Cortex A510 core name.

    • Adreno 730 is a new GPU that provides improved graphics rendering and overall performance in heavy tasks.

    • The processor itself is built on the new ARM v9 architecture using the 4 nm process technology.
    • New Snapdragon X65 modem for next-generation networks
    • Supports 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6(E).
    • The whole smartphone scores 1,070,000 points in Antutu Benchmark.
    This processor will provide full performance and long-term support.

    Cameras

    The main camera is from SONY at 50MP with a matrix size of 1/1.28 inches. The camera unit includes three modules, 50+50+50MP.

    CamerasCamera block characteristics:

    1. Sony IMX707 main camera with ƒ/1.9 aperture, pixel size: 1.22 µm at 1/1.28” sensor, and OIS.
    2. 50MP wide-angle lens with ƒ/2.2 aperture, 0.64 µm pixel size, 1/2.76 sensor size.
    3. 50MP portrait lens with ƒ/1.9 aperture, 0.64 µm pixel size at 1/2.76 sensor size.
    4. Shoot video in 8K resolution at 24 fps, as well as 4K at 30 and 60 fps.
    5. The new Cyber Focus technology allows focus to follow you and not defocus the subject.

    Features

    • 4600mAh battery with fast charging 120W wired and 50W wireless.
    • Matrix type AMOLED E5 whose resolution is 3200 × 1440 with a display diagonal of 6.73 inches gives a pixel density of 522PPI. LTPO 2.0 adjusts frame rate 1-120Hz.
    • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will keep your gaming performance going for years to come.
    • The whole smartphone scores 1,070,000 points in Antutu Benchmark.
    • The main camera from SONY at 50MP with a matrix size of 1 / 1.28 inches. The camera unit includes three 50+50+50MP modules.
    • Dimensions: 74.6 mm × 163.6 mm × 8.2 mm.
    • Price $740.

    Xiaomi 12 Pro VS iPhone 13 Pro Max

    Title Xiaomi 12 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max
    Display AMOLED E5; 6.73; 3200×1440p OLED; 6.7; 1284×2778px
    Scan Frequency 1-120Hz 1-120Hz
    CPU Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Apple A15 Bionic
    Memory UFS 3.1; LPDDR5
    Battery 4600mAh 4352mAh
    Charging speed 120W+50W 20W+7.5W
    Cameras 50+50+50Mp 12+12+12Mp
    Dimensions 74.6 mm × 163.6 mm × 8.2 mm 60.8 mm × 178.1 mm × 7.65 mm
    Price $740 $2500


    Xiaomi 12 Pro is the best $740 flagship currently with the best performance on all fronts.

    Conclusion

    In conclusion, we can only say that each smartphone of the line is worthy of attention. And for each use case you need a separate one. If you require a compact smartphone for everyday use, then definitely Xiaomi 12X. Under the scenario in the form of a more advanced, but also compact smartphone, then the average Xiaomi 12. For a smartphone for several years and not running out of budget, then the Pro version.


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