Xiaomi 12T Pro Review: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi recently unveiled the Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro handsets as its latest smartphones. The Xiaomi 12T Pro also offers a high-end 6.67-inch, 120Hz AMOLED display. Due to its higher-than-usual resolution of 1220 x 2712 pixels and 446 ppi, it has been dubbed CrystalRays. 12T Pro highlights include stereo speakers tuned by Harman Kardon with Dolby Atmos support and a massive 5,000 mAh battery with 120W HyperCharge. The spotlight feature of the 12T Pro is its 200MP main camera. It’s based on the ISOCELL HP1 sensor manufactured by Samsung – a powerful piece of camera kit that we recently first saw in our Motorola Edge 30 Ultra review. Hi know how the performance of the smartphone is on the camera battery display and other fronts-
Xiaomi 12T Pro Unboxing
The Xiaomi 12T Pro comes in a standard two-piece cardboard box. It is quite sturdy despite not including any plastic, which is great to look at. Xiaomi 12T Pro comes with 120W HyperCharge charger in the box, rated outputs are 5V@3A, 9V@3A, 11V@6A and 20V@6A. Instead of relying on some standard like USB Power Delivery, it uses its own communication between the phone and the charger, which is done via a USB Type-A to Type-C charging cable. The cable also comes in the box, you better hold it with the charger as it is a proprietary cable with extra pins. You need this for fast charging to work. Xiaomi is also close enough to include a nice transparent TPU case for the 12T Pro inside the box. However, there is no Type-C to 3.5 jack adapter in the box.
Xiaomi 12T Pro Design Review
The Xiaomi 12T Pro has a very classic design which is boring at times. The back panel is curved in a very natural and palm friendly manner. The 12T Pro measures 163.1 x 75.9 x 8.6mm and measures 205 grams. It is quite lightweight and feels dense and well balanced, with a solid grip. The back panel has a slightly frosted finish, which helps with fingerprints and other dirt quite well. Speaking of the camera island, it has a very familiar arrangement, shared by many recent Xiaomi devices. We personally like the large rectangular main sensor and the overall shape of the island around it. The subtle dividing lines between the two additional camera sensors are also nice.
Xiaomi used a typical “glass sandwich” manufacturing scheme for the 12T Pro. A solid plastic middle frame holds everything together, and two pieces of glass are glued on either side. The front is Corning Gorilla Glass 5, while the back is also glass but of unknown texture. The devices share an IP53 ingress protection rating. This means you can use your device in humid weather, but not much more. The 12T Pro has an optical under-display fingerprint reader which is very fast and reliable. We hope you fingerprint sensor will not disappoint you.
Xiaomi 12T Pro Display Review
The Xiaomi 12T Pro flaunts a 6.67-inch CrystalRays AMOLED display with a gorgeous 120Hz refresh rate. This display is definitely one of the highlights of the Xiaomi 12T Pro. It’s a seriously cool panel, no matter how you look at it. It’s a 20:9 aspect ratio like the 11T, but the resolution is higher than your average FHD+ screen, and it clocks in at an excellent 446 ppi. The 6.67-inch AMOLED display of the handset comes with an extra crisp 1220 x 2712 pixel resolution. It is worth noting that the panel uses 1920Hz frequency PWM dimming, the touch sample rate is 480Hz, which is also competitive. Xiaomi advertises 500 nits of typical brightness in high brightness mode and 900 nits of maximum auto brightness.
This particular panel is great for long hours of use, thanks to its SGS Low Visual Fatigue Certification. The panel is amazing in terms of colors too. To begin with, it is 12-bit, which allows it to display over 68 billion colors. Furthermore, it is certified for both Dolby Vision and HDR10+. By default, the 12T Pro comes with Vivid Mode enabled out of the box. There are a few color modes available in Xiaomi’s Settings menu, which can be a bit confusing. On the plus side, adjustments are available for both custom white points and individual RGB color channels. The Xiaomi 12T Pro gives big time in the HDR playback department. We have already mentioned that its display is certified for both Dolby Vision and HDR 10+.
There’s also the highest possible Widevine L1 DRM on board, which allows streaming services like Netflix to offer FullHD resolution to saturate the resolution of the 12T Pro’s panel. The 12T Pro has a 120Hz refresh rate display and a very smart and well optimized system to dynamically manage its refresh rate. The 12T Pro lacks the advanced LTPO technology of some high-end Xiaomi phones. Even after this, the 12T Pro can power its display at 120Hz, 90Hz and 60Hz.
Xiaomi 12T Pro Performance Review
Xiaomi 12T Pro is based on the latest and greatest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset from Qualcomm. It has an octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 and 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 and 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510) CPU setup and an Adreno 730 GPU, as well as a Snapdragon X65 5G modem system and a 7th generation . Qualcomm AI Engine, all built on the excellent TSMC 4nm node. The 12T Pro can be paired with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS3.1 storage, or 12GB RAM and 256GB storage in the top configuration. In fact, given an easy enough load to work with, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and its Adreno 730 GPU have enough power to push up against the 120fps mark, effectively driving the 120Hz refresh rate on the phone’s display. satisfies.
The Xiaomi 12T Pro runs on Android 12 but with a new, improved MIUI 13 on top. The new MIUI 13 promises under-the-hood improvements like better RAM management, CPU usage and more efficient storage usage. The home screen, recent apps and general settings menu are as business as ever. The app drawer is also enabled by default, and we like that Xiaomi has placed the search bar at the bottom of the screen for easy access. Overall, the look has not changed, and previous MIUI users will feel right at home.
Xiaomi 12T Pro Battery Review
The Xiaomi 12T Pro has a 5,000mAh battery on board. It can charge up to 120W using its proprietary Xiaomi HyperCharge technology. As we’ve already mentioned, you get both the wall adapter and cable required for Hypercharging in the retail box and both should be kept on hold as both are proprietary. Xiaomi 12T is a very fast charging device. In the default charging mode, we got it from 0% battery to 100% in just thirty minutes. The phone did not heat up to an uncomfortable level in the process. Setting the 12T Pro to its maximum Boost charging mode resulted in a full charge time of just 23 minutes. However, it is worth noting that despite having the same battery capacity, its predecessor – the Xiaomi 11T Pro – managed to charge slightly faster than the 12T Pro.
Xiaomi 12T Pro Camera Review
The Xiaomi 12T Pro is equipped with a triple-camera system, the headliner being a 200MP primary camera, which promises a lot of big. But then there’s the unmistakable 8MP ultrawide, paired with an even less exciting 2MP macro unit. The main camera uses the Samsung HP1 sensor. It is one of the larger sensors in the industry overall, with an optical format of 1/1.22. It’s definitely an upgrade over last year’s model’s 108MP (1/1.52″, 0.7μm) unit. The camera’s field of view according to Xiaomi’s specs is 85 degrees, which is 23-24mm (EXIF data is 23mm). claims) equal focal length.
The Ultrawide is the same between both 12Ts. It is based on the 8MP Samsung S5K4H7 ISOCELL Slim 1/4″ sensor with 1.12μm pixel pitch. The lens has a fixed focus, f/2.2 aperture and a field of view that should be 120 degrees. The macro camera is equipped with an f/2.4 lens. The rear relies on the 2MP GalaxyCore GC02 sensor. The focus is fixed at about 4cm away. We wish Xiaomi had used a 5MP unit from the previous generation, but it’s not. For selfies, we have a 20MP Sony IMX596 sensor , which should be a quad Bayer design. The Internet doesn’t reveal much about it, but Xiaomi says it has a 1/3.47″ optical format and 0.8μm pixel size, with the fixed-focus lens having an f/2.2 aperture.