XIAOMI 12 - Review, technical sheet and price

At a glance it Xiaomi 12 seems not to differ at all from the younger brother Xiaomi 12X, but we will discover in this review that the compact smartphone of the brand hides valuable improvements under the body, improvements that will delight users who have long been waiting for a top of the range with "human" dimensions.

Xiaomi 12 - Smartphone 8 + 128GB, 6.28 "120Hz AMOLED Display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 50MP + 13MP + 5MP Camera ...
7 used by 545,35 €
673,02 799,90
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Xiaomi 12 - Smartphone 8 + 128GB, 6.28 "120Hz AMOLED Display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 50MP + 13MP + 5MP Camera ...
8 used by 478,33 €
654,14 799,90
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Xiaomi 12 theme

Well yes, Xiaomi 12 comes with the clean and modern design that characterizes the entire 12 series, offering a back cover protected by glass on the back Matte Corning Gorilla Glass Victus which does not retain any fingerprints and dirt in general. Distinctive is the bump camera, protruding the right, in which 3 optics and the LED flash are placed but above all distinctive are the dimensions, 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm for a weight of only 180 grams, which help to make the smartphone disappear when placed in the trouser pocket.

Waterproofing is missing, but I wouldn't make a big deal out of it, considering everything else the smartphone has to offer, such as the two symmetrical stereo speakers independent from the ear capsule, supplied by Harman Kardon with support to Dolby Atmos. On the rest of the frame, made of metal, we then find the IR transmitter, main and secondary microphone for the reduction of hiss in call, as well as Type-C input with OTG support (no video output), volume rocker and power button but also the SIM slot capable of hosting 2 SIM in format dwarf but without the possibility of memory expansion.

Xiaomi 12 has an A + Display

The biometric sensor for unlocking by fingerprint was then inserted under the , a 6,28-inch panel in 20: 9 aspect ratio with technology AMOLED. Absolute beauty in the reproduction of colors so much so that Display Mate awarded it an A + rating and it could not be otherwise, considering the Widevine DRM L1 support, HDR10 + and well 120 Hz refresh rate that bring you to 480 Hz for the touch sampling rate. Even the peak brightness, which reaches 1100 nits, allows the use of multimedia contents in an impeccable way even under direct sunlight.

The display is set in ultra-thin and symmetrical bezels on all edges, these slightly curved on the right and left, without bothering the grip or reproducing involuntary touches at all.

Full connectivity with 5G and WiFi 6

At the level of connectivity not missing the 5G of dual type, for an WiFi 6 / 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and GPS dual-channel that associated with the excellent stereo sound provided by the speakers, even in hands-free use, make the Xiaomi 12 multimedia vote stand out.

Xiaomi 12 Gaming

Xiaomi 12 has very high performance for Multimedia and Gaming

And there is no multimedia without good gaming, enjoyable at its maximum expression thanks to the hardware equipment enjoyed by the smartphone, that is Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, octacore solution clocked at 3.0 GHz and 4 nanometer production process alongside the Adreno 730 GPU as well as 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage, unfortunately not expandable but definitely the fastest on the market, allowing the Xiaomi 12 to fly in all conditions of use, without ever heating up thanks to the LiquidCool technology engaged.

Therefore, the 3,5 mm jack is missing for wired earbuds, but poco bad considering the excellent stability of Bluetooth 5.2, which allows us to pair TWS headphones such as the excellent 1More ComfBuds Mini. A perfect combo if we want to obtain a musical and on-call listening experience at the highest quality levels.

Another difference with the 12X variant is related to the software, this time based on Android 12 with security patch of January 2022, customized by MIUI 13 on which I do not want to dwell except on the fact that we find some goodies related, for example, to the improvement of the image and video through the AI ​​engine. Surely the most obvious difference, however, can be seen in the battery paragraph, not so much for the capacity that remains of 4500 mAh with 67W fast charging support, but rather for the fact that a wireless charging up to 60W and a reverse wireless charging up to 10W is offered, in order to take advantage of the Xiaomi 12 as a sort of powerbank to charge tech gadgets.

At any rate with just 40 minutes I took home 100% charge energy, allowing me to get up to 7 hours of active screen.

Stabilized camera for always sharp shots and videos

If we focus on the photographic sector, at the hardware level we find no differences compared to the 12X, equipping a main camera with a 50 MP sensor, f / 1.89 and super pixel 4 in 1 technology, a 13 MP ultrawide lens, 123 ° FOV and a 5 MP macro camera while the selfie camera is entrusted to a 32 MP sensor.

Well, no difference at the hardware level but rather at the software level, thanks to functions dedicated to photography and video recording, such as the motion tracking and eyes tracking, with the possibility of video capture up to 8K but above all the possibility of immortalizing the most precious memories in HDR10 + with optical stabilization. Also present is the HLG algorithm for cinematic color processing but also slow motion up to 1920fps (720p).

The shots obtained are always well balanced and rich in details, but above all even in low light conditions the software comes to the rescue with more than decent results.

Xiaomi 12 - Price, offer and conclusions

Xiaomi 12 is proposed in super offer starting from 759 euros for the 8/128 GB variant to go up to 859 euros for the 8/256 GB one. In short, prices that are definitely tempting to anyone looking for a top of the range, without fainting and with compact dimensions, without necessarily landing in the iOS world with Apple's mini solutions.

Perhaps the threshold of 600 euros or less are more digestible for the face of a purchase of this terminal and in part I agree with you, for this reason I invite you to monitor the offers that we publish daily on our Telegram channel, in order to take home the Xiaomi 12X at an attractive price and start loving it.

Xiaomi 12 - Smartphone 8 + 128GB, 6.28 "120Hz AMOLED Display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 50MP + 13MP + 5MP Camera ...
7 used by 545,35 €
673,02 799,90
available
7 December 2022 8: 55
The Amazon Amazon.it
Xiaomi 12 Smartphone, 6.28 "120Hz AMOLED Display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 4500mAh Battery, NFC, 8 + 256 ...
508,90
available
7 December 2022 8: 55
The Amazon Amazon.it
Xiaomi 12 - Smartphone 8 + 128GB, 6.28 "120Hz AMOLED Display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 50MP + 13MP + 5MP Camera ...
8 used by 478,33 €
654,14 799,90
available
7 December 2022 8: 55
The Amazon Amazon.it
Price updated on: 7 December 2022 8:55

8.9 Total score
Xiaomi 12

Xiaomi 12 is the top-of-the-range smartphone that we have been waiting for for some time. Few compromises for the benefit of performance that is not lacking even in the photographic field. With the launch offer of Goboo, it is a device not to be missed.

CONFEZIONE
7
DESIGN AND MATERIALS
9.1
DISPLAY
9.8
HARDWARE
9.8
AUDIO
8.9
RECEPTION
8.7
SOFTWARE
9.1
CAMERA
9.3
BATTERY
8.5
ERGONOMICS
8.7
USER EXPERIENCE
9
PRICE
8.6
PROS
  • SUPER DEFINED DISPLAY
  • PERFORMANCE AND FLUIDITY
  • QUICK RELEASE
  • WIRELESS AND REVERSE CHARGING
  • PHOTOS AND VIDEOS WITH FEATURE FOR PROFESSIONALS
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
CONS
  • NOT EXPANDABLE MEMORY
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Emanuele Iafulla

Emanuele Iafulla

Nerd, Geek, Netizen, terms that do not belong to me. Simply myself, technology lover and provocative as Xiaomi does with his products. High quality at fair prices, a real provocation for the other most famous brands.

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