And again we look at the world through the prism of the camera of our Chinese friends. Oh yes, ladies and gentlemen, today we are talking about Xiaomi’s flagship – 12 Pro! As always, Samsung is the killer of Apple, and Xiaomi is the killer of Samsung, as they position themselves… I immediately recall a fragment from Robert Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island, where Blind Pew brings a black mark to Billy Bones. Xiaomi 12 Pro is just Blind Pew, and Billy Bones is Samsung and Apple. They greatly spur the development of the production of mobile gadgets and bring it to a new round of evolution. What is the Xiaomi 12 Pro? Let’s take a look under the microscope!
Gadget’s Features We Should Pay Attention to
It should be noted right away that the smartphone is large – 6.73 inches. Resolution – 3200×1440 (by the way, this parameter is slightly higher than the Galaxy 22 Ultra), LTPO AMOLED. Refresh rate – 120 Hz. Supports HDR10+. Brightness – 1500 nits. Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
The smartphone is equipped with 8/12 GB LPDDR5 RAM and built-in 128/256 GB UFS 3.1. There is an improved cooling system that allows you to safely use your smartphone for gaming. By the way, Xiaomi 12 Pro on AnTuTu has crossed the mark of 1,000,000 points. This is the highest rate in the world.
The battery is 4600 mAh, supported by the included 120 W charger, 50 W wireless and 10 W reverse charger. Charging from 0 to 100% – 18 minutes.
The main camera is 50 megapixels, the number of lenses is 3 – main, telephoto, ultra-wide-angle – 50 megapixels each. 2x optical zoom. Photo resolution 8700×5800. Flash – Dual LED. Video recording from 1080p to 8K. Slow motion – 1920 fps (720p). Front camera – 32 MP with a resolution of 6528×4896. Video resolution – 1080p (Full HD) at 60 FPS.
It is the world’s first smartphone with four Harman/Kardon speakers supporting Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio. Operating system: Android 12 with proprietary firmware MIUI 13. Supports 5G communication format.
What About Disadvantages?
Well, we see that this is more than a worthy device for lovers of new gadgets. But, as you know, not everything is perfect here. So our today’s hero has his shortcomings. For example, the capacity of the battery does not match such a large screen of the device. This shortens the battery life. Sometimes, the phone can overheat from prolonged high loads and lose performance. The chipset from Qualcomm gives high performance in games for no more than half an hour, and then sharply reduces it. There is no space for a memory card and an audio jack for headphones.
So, what do we have in the bottom line:
- a device with very good and productive hardware;
- reasonable price in relation to quality;
- good recognizable design;
- a good camera – both main and front.
If we talk about the shortcomings, then you will not notice them not much in everyday life. Regarding games and a heavier load, the device copes with this quite tolerably and does not cause any particular complaints.