Xiaomi 12

Released March 2022

Premium ($600-$800)

Summary


Pros

  • Great overall, pocketable, video- and image-capturing device
  • Wide stereo image rendering for both recording and playback applications
  • Pleasant sound signature in recording
  • Smooth touch interactions when browsing the web
  • Smooth light transitions outdoors
  • Strong wired and wireless charging experience

Cons

  • Images can sometimes have high amounts of noise
  • Limited zoom capabilities due to lack of tele camera module
  • Quite dark sound signature in playback
  • Ads in the main music app
  • Low brightness level in HDR10 video watching
  • Lack of brightness in most tested conditions, especially under sunlight
  • Difficulties in handling frame drops when watching videos
  • Weak autonomy overall
  • Poor efficiency because of high discharge currents

Scores


113
camera
15th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Camera Score i
113
46
Oppo A57
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Photo i
118
50
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S 5G
BEST 152
Bokeh i
55
25
Crosscall Core-Z5
BEST 80
Preview i
69
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
72
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 151
Video i
121
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 149

Use Cases

BEST 142

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 122

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

118
display
21st

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Display Score i
118
52
Realme C21
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Readability i
118
40
Realme C21
BEST 160
Color i
132
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 163
Video i
105
40
Realme C21
Motion i
126
54
Realme C21
BEST 155
Top score
Huawei P40 Pro
Touch i
108
40
Realme C21
BEST 165
Top score
OnePlus 9
Artifacts i
118
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 149
Top score
LG Wing
122
audio
17th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Audio Score i
122
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
120
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
129
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 157

Use Cases

BEST 156

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 156

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

100
battery
19th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Battery Score i
100
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 147
Top score
Honor X7a

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
85
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 188
Top score
Honor X7a
Charging i
141
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 181
Top score
Realme GT Neo 3
Efficiency i
82
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
1 days 21h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
0h27
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
0h47
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
4h47 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Specifications


152.7 x 69.9 x 8.2mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

No water protection
No IP rating

Protection

Wireless

Charging

128/256 GB

Storage

Wide, Ultra-Wide, spec.Tele Macro

Main camera
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