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Xiaomi 12T Display test

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We put the Xiaomi 12T through our rigorous DXOMARK Display test suite to measure its performance across six criteria. In this test results, we will break down how it fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases.

Overview

Key display specifications:

  • 6.67 inches AMOLED, (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Dimensions: 163.1 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm (6.42 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches)
  • Resolution: 1220 x 2712 pixels, (~446 ppi density)
  • Aspect ratio: 20:9
  • Refresh rate: 120 Hz

Scoring

Sub-scores and attributes included in the calculations of the global score.

Xiaomi 12T
131
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113

162

122

155

134

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117

149

Pros

  • Smooth interactions in most usages
  • Smooth light transitions
  • Uniform screen color and brightness

Cons

  • Hardly readable under sunlight
  • Imprecise tone mapping makes HDR10 video content appear dark
  • Shows many ghost touches

The Xiaomi 12T’s display provided a smooth experience in most usages. Color and brightness were uniform, and the screen’s adaptation to light transitions was smooth. The display’s readability, however, was challenged under sunlight conditions, making it difficult to read content. HDR videos also appeared to lack brightness on the screen.

Still, the Xiaomi 12T’s display performance was an improvement over its predecessor, the Xiaomi 11T. The 12T’s display provided excellent smoothness, particularly during web browsing and viewing the photo gallery. Our testers saw an improvement over the 11T in color rendering and white-point management. Artifacts on the 12T were well-managed, flicker in particular, and the display’s touch performance was quite good.

However, readability on the 12T was not as good as on the 11T, even though the 12T’s score was more than 10 points higher than the 12T Pro version. Xiaomi’s website says the 12T’s display can reach a maximum 900 nits, but we measured brightness going up to 990 nits in sunlight.
The 12T’s display tone mapping, however, gave the impression of diminished screen brightness when watching HDR10 videos, compared with the 11T.

Overall, the High-end segmented 12T, which is fitted with MediaTek’s Dimensity 8100 Ultra chipset, managed to outperform the Premium-segmented 12T Pro, which is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ (Gen1) processor. This was also the case last year when the 11T also outperformed the 11T Pro version.

Test summary

About DXOMARK Display tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone and other display reviews, DXOMARK engineers perform a variety of objective and perceptual tests under controlled lab and real-life conditions. Note that we evaluate display attributes using only the device’s built-in display hardware and its still image (gallery) and video apps at their default settings. (For in-depth information about how we evaluate smartphone and other displays, check out our articles, “How DXOMARK tests display quality” and “A closer look at DXOMARK Display testing.

The following section gathers key elements of our exhaustive tests and analyses performed in DXOMARK laboratories. Detailed performance evaluations under the form of reports are available upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Readability

135

Xiaomi 12T

160

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
How Display Readability score is composed

Readability evaluates how easily and comfortably users can read still content (photos & web) on the display under different real-life conditions. DXOMARK uses its Display Bench to recreate ambient light conditions ranging from total darkness to bright sunlight. In addition to laboratory tests, perceptual analysis is also made in real-life environments.

Brightness under various lighting conditions
Contrast under various lighting conditions


Readability in an indoor (1000 lux) environment
From left: Xiaomi 12T, Xiaomi 11T, Oppo Reno8 Pro 5G, Google Pixel 6
(Photos for illustration only)


Readability in a sunlight (>90 0000 lux) environment
From left: Xiaomi 12T, Xiaomi 11T, Oppo Reno8 Pro 5G, Google Pixel 6
(Photos for illustration only)

The Xiaomi 12T Pro, left, shows significantly fewer details under sunlight than the 12T, right, under sunlight.

Luminance uniformity measurement

This graph shows the uniformity of the display with a 20% gray pattern. The more visible the green color, the more uniform the display.

Color

150

Xiaomi 12T

163

Huawei Mate 50 Pro
How Display Color score is composed

The color attribute evaluates the capacity of the device to accurately reproduce colors. The measurements taken are for fidelity, white point color, and gamut coverage. We perform color evaluations for different lighting conditions to see how well the device can manage color in the surrounding environment. Colors are measured using a spectrophotometer in a controlled lighting environment. Perceptual analysis of color rendering is against the reference pattern displayed on a calibrated professional monitor.

White point under D65 illuminant at 1000 lux

Color fidelity measurements
Xiaomi 12T, color fidelity at 1000 lux in the sRGB color space
Xiaomi 12T, color fidelity at 1000 lux in the Display-P3 color space
Each arrow represents the color difference between a target color pattern (base of the arrow) and its actual measurement (tip of the arrow). The longer the arrow, the more visible the color difference is. If the arrow stays within the circle, the color difference will be visible only to trained eyes.
Color behavior on angle
This graph shows the color shift when the screen is at an angle. Each dot represents a measurement at a particular angle. Dots inside the inner circle exhibit no color shift in angle; those between the inner and outer circle have shifts that only trained experts will see; but those falling outside the outer circle are noticeable.

Video

113

Xiaomi 12T

162

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)
How Display Video score is composed

Our video attribute evaluates the Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) and High Dynamic Range (HDR10) video handling of each device in indoor and low-light conditions. We measure tone mapping, color gamut, brightness and contrast of the display. We perform perceptual analysis against our professional reference monitor (Sony BVM-HX310) to ensure that the rendering respects the artistic intent.

Video brightness at 10% APL in the dark ( < 5 lux)


Video rendering in a low-light (0 lux) environment
Clockwise from top left: Xiaomi 12T, Xiaomi 11T, Oppo Reno8 Pro 5G, Google Pixel 6
(Photos for illustration only)

Gamut coverage for video content
HDR10 Gamut coverage
SDR Gamut coverage
The primary colors are measured both in HDR10 and SDR. The extracted color gamut shows the extent of the color area that the device can render. To respect the artistic intent, the measured gamut should match the master color space of each video.

Motion

122

Xiaomi 12T

155

Huawei P40 Pro
How Display Motion score is composed

The motion attribute evaluates the handling of dynamic contents. Frame drops, motion blur, and playback artifacts are scrutinized using games and videos.


Video frame drops
30 fps content
60 fps content
These long exposure photos present the number of frame irregularities in a 30-second video. A good performance shows a regular pattern (either a flat gray image or a pull-down pattern).

Touch

134

Xiaomi 12T

165

OnePlus 9
How Display Touch score is composed

To evaluate touch, DXOMARK uses a touch robot and a high-speed camera to play and record a set of scenarios for smoothness, accuracy and response-time evaluation.

Average Touch Response Time Xiaomi 12T
53 ms
Fast
Good
Bad
Slow
This response time test evaluates precisely the time elapsed between a single touch of the robot on the screen and the displayed action. This test is applied to activities that require a high reactivity, such as gaming.

Artifacts

117

Xiaomi 12T

149

LG Wing

How Display Artifacts score is composed

Evaluating artifacts means checking for the performance, image rendering and motion flaws that can affect the end-user experience. DXOMARK measures precisely the device’s reflectance and the presence of flicker, and assesses the impact of residual aliasing when playing video games, among other characteristics.

Average Reflectance (SCI) Xiaomi 12T
4.7 %
Low
Good
Bad
High
Reflectance measurement (SCI)
Measurements above show the reflection of the device within the visible spectrum range (400 nm to 700 nm). It includes both diffuse and specular reflection.
Flicker Frequency Xiaomi 12T
1930 Hz
Bad
Good
Bad
Great
Flicker comparison
This graph represents the frequencies of lighting variation; the highest peak gives the main flicker frequency.
Aliasing (closeup)
Xiaomi 12T
(Photos for illustration only)

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