The Xiaomi 12 Pro is currently the company’s best Android smartphone and yes, it does offer a lot including flagship hardware, a beautiful design, and a powerful processing power inside thanks to Qualcomm. But what do I think about smartphones? Check it out in our review below:
Design and hardware
First things first, let’s talk about the materials used on the smartphone and I’m telling you, this is the most premium Xiaomi smartphone that I’ve ever reviewed. First, the materials that was used for the Xiaomi 12 Pro are the very best from Xiaomi and it features a textured back with a very premium feel and curves at the back? It’s very ergonomic to the hands.
As for the frames of this one, it comes with a solid metal frame that adds to the premium and solid feel of the smartphone. At the back, there’s the rectangular camera module as well but unlike other smartphones, this one does have a clean look on the module despite the large camera lens at the back of the smartphone.
On one side, we can find here the power button and the volume rocker on the smartphone and at the top and below are the speaker grill which gives us a pretty good flagship level of speaker quality thanks to Harman/Kardon. At the top is where we can find the IR blaster if you want to use the smartphone to control your appliances or other supported devices.
Below the smartphone is the USB-C port along with the sim card tray and boy, the USB-C port supports up to 120W fast charging which is insanely fast. It can fully charge your smartphone in less than 30 minutes which is really insane.
When it comes to the battery life of the smartphone, the Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with 4600 mAh battery and again, the charging of this one is really fast so I really don’t have any problems with it and in our PC Mark Work 2.0 Battery test, we got a score of 9 hours and 53 minutes which isn’t encouraging but I was getting better results when I was using it for everyday usage.
One of its biggest features is the display and I mean, literally because this one comes with a 6.73-inch WQHD+ LTPO AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It also supports HDR10+ and has a peak brightness of up to 1500 nits which is amazingly bright.
As for everyday usage, I’ve noticed that the display of the smartphone is really good. There’s a vivid display on the smartphone and the colors are really good and they are very clear even under direct sunlight. There’s a curved display as well which gives me a bezelless look on the smartphone and of course, a more beautiful look on the smartphone.
As for the 120Hz refresh rate, it was smooth, and it did offer a smoother and more responsive display when playing games such as Genshin Impact and also Apex Legends Mobile on the smartphone.
Software and performance
As for the software, this one comes with MIUI 13 based on Android 12 and yes, the animations, the skin, the customizations, and everything on the smartphone’s UI is amazing and it’s very easy on the eyes. It’s swift as well and there are a few bloatwares. Everything was really well with the UI of the smartphone.
As for the performance, this one comes with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Processor, the best one in the market right now. It’s also paired with 12GB of RAM and also 256GB of internal storage and in my usage, the smartphone is really powerful and I had zero problems with it. Of course, the smartphone gets warm after a while of gaming which is what we expected from the chipset but thankfully, it doesn’t overheat.
When it comes to benchmarks, we were pretty happy with the results that we got on the smartphone. In Antutu, we got a score of 1001732 which is near what most Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 smartphones are getting. This is the similar case with the other benchmarking applications. Check out the scores that we got on the smartphone:
When it comes to gaming, we were pretty happy with the results that we got on the smartphone as games like Genshin Impact ran really well on the smartphone along with Apex Legends Mobile at the highest settings possible. Thermals weren’t a problem and everything ran pretty fine.
The camera of the Xiaomi 12 Pro is one of the biggest hits here. For starters, the Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with 50MP wide-angle main camera with IMX707 sensor, a 50MP ultra wide-angle camera, and a 50MP telephoto camera for zooming and for the selfie camera, the smartphone features a 32MP in-display selfie camera. And for the quality of the shots that we are getting from the smartphone? It’s actually pretty great.
Whether you’re planning on using the smartphone for videos or for photos, the Xiaomi 12 Pro won’t disappoint you a single bit. Every shot that we got on the smartphone was great and sharp. The AI helped and the post-processing of the photos that we shot on the smartphone has definitely improved the photos and videos that we took using the smartphone.
Overall, the camera of the Xiaomi 12 Pro is an awesome one. It’s definitely on a flagship level and it can definitely compete on the ones in the market right now.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro is definitely one of my favorites this year. It features powerful hardware inside and the design of the smartphone is definitely a looker. It’s definitely the best Xiaomi smartphone in the market and we’ve ever reviewed as it has everything that we need — a powerful camera, processor, and also an excellent display.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro might not have the best camera in the flagship segment but it’s definitely something that you would really appreciate. The Xiaomi 12 Pro is one of the most expensive smartphones that they’ve ever released but it’s worth it.