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Xiaomi 12 Pro
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Xiaomi 12 Pro
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8/10
Informr score
The Xiaomi 12 Pro currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 34 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

The Xiaomi 12 Pro packs a lot of punch and performance while dropping off the camera game, and because of it, all the battery suffers massively.

What's good

  • 120Hz AMOLED panel
  • Fast 120W charging
  • Beautiful matte finish
  • Excellent night mode

What's bad

  • No IP rating
  • Poor zoom on the camera
  • Too big for one-handed use
  • New UI may not be for everyone

Looking at the phone, it’s easy to tell the Xiaomi 12 Pro is big, has a nice screen, and has an excellent finish. What else does it have to offer?

Design

The Xiaomi 12 Pro is too large to use one-handed. There’s a matte finish on the back of the phone, though, which can help improve grip. The color options are Blue, Gray, or Purple. Reviewers stated that the colors are not overblown; they’re muted, giving the phone a grown-up feel.

Display

The Xiaomi 12 Pro utilizes a Samsung 120Hz LTPO AMOLED panel, offering bright, vibrant visuals with excellent color quality. If you need to save battery, you toggle 120Hz mode off. Reviewers liked the ability to control the color on a granular level as well.

Performance

The phone has the highest level of Android chips in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and it shows. Powerful and quick, reviewers were delighted with the performance, multitasking like a dream in most cases.

Software & Storage

It comes loaded with Android 12, but a slight change is the new UI MIUI. The issue reviewers had with the MIUI is the bloatware it came installed with otherwise, it performed better than past attempts on other phones. You have the option of 128GB or 256GB for storage. Sadly there’s only a dual SIM slot but not a MicroSD expansion option.

Cameras

The primary 50MP lens worked great, according to reviewers. The only issue that reviewers mentioned regarding the camera was a poor zoom ability and the price point of the phone being worthy of a better set of cameras.

Battery Life

Looking at the stats for the battery, it’s pretty small for other phones in its class. However, it seemed to get through the day just fine. Of course, with all battery life, it depends on what you do with the phone, especially with the 120Hz refresh rate available. Overall, reviewers felt confident it would last a day.

Audio

There are two speakers on the Xiaomi 12 Pro, top and bottom. Reviewers said that while it still couldn’t beat Apple's amazing sound, it came reasonably close. It helps that they have support from Dolby Atmos.

Specs at a Glance

  • Aluminum chassis
  • 6.7-inch Samsung LTPO AMOLED
  • Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor
  • 8/12GB of RAM
  • Android 12
  • 128GB/256GB of storage
  • 50+MP camera
  • 4600mAh battery

Bottom Line

There’s not a lot to be dissatisfied with regarding the Xiaomi 12 Pro. Maybe the camera doesn’t feel entirely up to par with the price point. Those in the U.S will be sorely disappointed that it doesn’t support their networks in most cases. But other than those two items, there wasn’t an issue that arose from using the phone.

Android Police states, “The Xiaomi 12 Pro is the definition of a solid phone. It has a sharp display, best-in-class speakers, and a great camera setup. However, it's big, doesn't work in the US, and MIUI will be a big adjustment coming from any other Android phone.”

Tech Radar says, “The Xiaomi 12 Pro is one of the most balanced phones around, and the fact that it costs just shy of $1,000 means it undercuts the best from Apple, Oppo, and Samsung. It misses out on a good camera zoom, but that's the only real drawback to an otherwise great package - one that combines a refined design that keeps fingerprints at bay with class-leading fast-charging, a zingy screen, and stacks of power.”


Android
Operating system
Operating system
Android
3 GHz
Processor
Processor
3 GHz
6.73"
Screen Size
Screen Size
6.73"
50+ MP, f/1.9
Camera
Camera
50+ MP, f/1.9
4600 mAh
Battery


What the Critics Are Saying...


GadgetMatch
GadgetMatch

In all aspects, the Xiaomi 12 Pro definitely belongs in the flagship game. It’s a fast performer for mobile gamers. It packs a variety of great cameras for photography enthusiasts. And it’s a content consumer’s dream for its stunning display. But let’s face it. When buying a flagship, Xiaomi probabl...

- Andre Ibarle, GadgetMatch
Fone Arena
Fone Arena

At a starting price of Rs. 62,999, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is a good flagship if you are looking for a multimedia-centric phone since this comes with 120Hz AMOLED LTPO screen with Dolby Vision, 50MP triple cameras and 120W fast charging with bundled fast charger in the box. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 offers a...

- Srivatsan Sridhar, Fone Arena
Know Your Mobile
Know Your Mobile

Overall, the Xiaomi 12 Pro scores highly and is a phone that we would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone that wants a high-end, high-performance Android phone that packs in an outstanding camera module, insane fast charging, and enough power under the hood to match pretty much anything else on the m...

- Richard Goodwin, Know Your Mobile
TechPP
TechPP

You get a magnificent display and quad speakers to watch shows and videos, enough processing power and a very good array of cameras to create your own shows right on the phone itself, and a battery that charges in around twenty minutes. Sure, it looks good, but it is more than a pretty face and pret...

- Nimish Dubey, TechPP
India Today
India Today

There are some obvious issues with the Xiaomi 12 Pro. The lack of IP rating is a huge miss for me. The front camera isn't that good, it only supports 1080p video recording and there is no SD card support on this phone either. But, there is no perfect Android phone in 2022. Most of the other flagship...

- Manas Tiwari, India Today


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Common Questions


The 12 Pro price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Xiaomi 12 Pro prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Xiaomi backs up the 12 Pro with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.


If your 12 Pro has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Xiaomi support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Xiaomi's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.73"

The Xiaomi 12 Pro's screen size is 6.73 inches with 1440 x 3200 pixels resolution.

Processor
3 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) Octa-core 3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 12 operating system (OS).

Camera
50+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 50+ MP, f/1.9 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
256 GB

Internal memory is 256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4600mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4600 mAh battery. Xiaomi's performance ratings are 1140 minutes.

12 Pro Specs

Overview
Release Date December 31, 2021
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System Android 12

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Processor Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) Octa-core 3 GHz
Internal Storage 256 GB
RAM 8/12 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, LDAC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac/ax/6e
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
50+ Megapixels, f/1.9, 4-in-1 Super Pixel, OIS
50+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
50+ Megapixels, f/1.9, Telephoto
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
8K (7680 × 4320 pixels), 24 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
32+ Megapixels, f/2.45
Additional Front Camera Info
HDR10+
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel Density 522 pixels
Size 6.73 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, HDR10+, Dolby Vision®, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, 120Hz refresh rate
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4600 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Up to 50 W
Fast Charging Up to 120 W
Video Playback Time Up to 900 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1140 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Blue, Purple, Gray, Green
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.36 x 7.46 x 0.816 cm (6.4 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 205 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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