Xiaomi 12

Released March 2022

Premium ($600-$800)
Xiaomi 12

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


123
camera
5th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Camera Score i
123
76
Samsung Galaxy A50
BEST 146
Photo i
131
81
Samsung Galaxy A50
BEST 153
Zoom i
51
23
Apple iPhone SE (2020)
BEST 107
Video i
95
67
Samsung Galaxy A50
BEST 119
83
display
15th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Display Score i
83
43
Realme C21
BEST 99
Readability i
65
33
Realme C21
BEST 76
Color i
84
60
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 91
Top score
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Video i
63
29
Realme C21
Motion i
79
58
Realme C21
BEST 87
Top score
Huawei P40 Pro
Touch i
66
43
Realme C21
BEST 85
Top score
OnePlus 9
Artifacts i
79
66
Realme C21
BEST 86
69
audio
17th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Audio Score i
69
41
Nokia 7.2
BEST 86
Playback i
69
33
Nokia 7.2
BEST 86
Recording i
71
39
Black Shark 2 Pro
BEST 86
62
battery
14th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Battery Score i
62
45
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 96
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G
Autonomy i
46
31
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 98
Top score
Wiko Power U30
Charging i
94
50
Wiko Power U20
BEST 121
Top score
Realme GT Neo 3
Efficiency i
54
35
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 102
Charging Time
1 days 21h
Battery Life
Charging Time
0h27
0-80% Charging Time
Charging Time
0h47
Full Charging Time