It has been a long time that users have been clamoring for the brand Xiaomi, to bring to market a top-of-the-range smartphone with compact dimensions, in the wake of Apple devices and finally the company led by Lei Jun has given an answer to this need. In fact, the new one has been available for purchase for a few weeks Xiaomi 12X, high-end phone, which will make many of you happy, not because it is an absolute best buy but because its portability and performance are at the highest levels. Let's find out Xiaomi 12X together, the compact jewel that we all want.
Xiaomi 12X unboxing
As usual we start from the contents of the package, a white hardcover with the number 12 depicted, of the Xiaomi series which has two other devices, such as Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro in addition to the fact that the arrival of the 12 Lite is rumored, in which we find the following equipment:
- Xiaomi 12X;
- Power supply with European socket and 67W max output;
- Type-C charging and data transfer cable;
- Transparent silicone protection cover;
- Pre-applied plastic film on the screen;
- Manuals and warranty;
- SIM tray removal tool.
Xiaomi 12X theme
Without going around too much, Xiaomi 12X is beautiful, without a shadow of a doubt, perhaps not quite original, differing from poco compared to the previous generation but decidedly refined and elegant due to the back cover made with a matte finish, which does not retain dirt and / or fingerprints, protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus where the right protruding bump chamber stands out, but without exaggeration.
Touch and feel of quality thanks to the attention to detail that the company has placed in the construction, adopting a metal frame, but it is the size and weight of Xiaomi 12X that enhance its positive emotion in use. Let's talk about a device from the weight of 176 grams and dimensions equal to 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm, which make it easy to use even with a single hand, allowing the use of any content in a really comfortable way.
In this regard, how not to underline the presence of two symmetrical stereo speakers supplied by Harman Kardon with support to Dolby Atmos, which return a crazy audio quality and above all well balanced between low and medium-high tones, adapting to listening to any content, whether it is music, podcast or TV series.
Full connectivity and fast charging
There is also a complete connectivity that ranges from 5G of the Dual type, in the presence of a form 6 WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS and NFC for mobile payments, with full support also for technologies such as Android Auto. But before talking to you about performance and the wonderful display of Xiaomi 12X, I want to directly integrate the autonomy chapter, which is expressed by means of a battery 4500mAh with fast charging support up to 67W, which allows you to take home a full charge in just 40 minutes. It's true wireless charging is absent, but with so much power and charging speed available you will not feel the need at all, also because net of the maximum performance of the terminal, you will always be able to take home a stressful day and almost 7 hours of active display.
Returning instead to talking about quality in call and reception, the Xiaomi 12X absolutely does not disappoint and personally, although I cannot take advantage of the 5G connectivity, I have always benefited from excellent upload and download speeds, as well as a call quality at the top. In short, navigating will never be a problem while it should be noted that the Type-C input does not allow video output. To unlock the phone, instead, we rely on a sensor under the display, which was reliable and quick in unlocking, although I must admit that other competitive devices offer better.
Power under control thanks to the Snapdragon 870
Under the body we have the CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, octa-core solution clocked at 3.2 GHz which is flanked by the Adreno 650 GPU, 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB non-expandable UFS 3.1 type, all seasoned by the presence of LiquidCool technology which allows to keep temperatures always under control as well as energy consumption, never excessive. With such hardware available we can accomplish any task, even the most demanding, like gaming, benefiting from system stability and fluidity.
Xiaomi 12X has a superb display
But every action is visually enhanced by the display, a6,28-inch AMOLED True Color drive in 20: 9 format and Full HD + resolution. But these are not the numbers that make us fall in love, but rather the presence of an refresh rate at 120 HZ of dynamic type as well as the 1100 nits that offer excellent visibility even in direct sunlight, content support HDR10 + and Widevine L1 for streaming in high quality, also recognized on Prime Video and finally i 480 Hz frequency for touch sampling, a godsend for the most adrenaline-pumping gaming. A display that was judged A + by the well-known Display Mate magazine, a result that I fully share because the Xiaomi 12X panel is really beautiful, reproducing colors faithful to reality, perfect viewing angles and excellent contrasts. Of course, for the "finest" eyes, there is no lack of software adjustment of each individual parameter.
I never mention in my reviews the vibration and for Xiaomi 12X I want to do it, defining the same defined, precise and dry, in short, a pleasure even for the most intense chat sessions. On the other hand, the software, based on Android 11 with January patch and MIUI 13 graphic customization, has proved reliable in every area of use, fluid and quick in doing anything, free from those small and annoying bugs with which Xiaomi is famous. release in the new phones it places on the market. I really focus on this aspect poco, because soon Xiaomi 12X should receive its own Android 12, even if we know very well that on MIUI ROM the version of the green robot counts as much as the two of spades, always remaining beautiful to look at and customizable in every aspect. I conclude by saying that the proximity sensor, which has really made the difference (negatively) on some devices, has always worked here, both for calls and for listening to voice messages.
High-level photographic compartment with optical stabilization
And we have reached the most awaited chapter on a smartphone, or the photographic and video rendering that in Xiaomi 12X is expressed by means of a main camera on the rear of 50 MP, f / 1.88 and 4-in-1 super pixel technology (SONY IMX766 sensor) which is accompanied by a13 MP ultra-wide lens, FOV 123 ° and room 5 MP macro, while on the front we have a 32 MP selfie camera. We can shoot videos with 8K resolution but the maximum quality is reached with 1080p 60fps while if we want to use all the available optics, we have to set the resolution on 1080p 30fps.
I photographic results are of the highest quality, the photos are beautiful in any light conditions and while not being able to point it out as a cameraphone, the Xiaomi 12X does not disappoint even in this area. The details in the photos are at the highest level and the management of the lights even in night conditions is by no means artificial. The shots with the ultra-wide do not hold up the comparison with the main sensor but overall in certain conditions we bring home a more than decent result, but in the evening, in this case the limit of the sensor used is evident. The macro camera is fun for the most particular shots but it is not this sensor that makes me prefer Xiaomi 12X to other smartphones.
The selfie camera behaves very well, with excellent management of the cropping for selfies in portrait mode and in general the software is quite complete and full of functions, such as Vlog mode and cinematic effects.
Xiaomi 12X price, offers and conclusions
699,90 euros is the list price but for the official launch the price was 599,90 euros and the street price could offer further surprises for your wallet. Personally, the user experience was excellent on which I can not find obvious defects in order not to promote the compact top of the range by Xiaomi with flying colors. 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 12X with its size and performance is the real Android alternative for all those who do not want to go into the purchase of an iPhone mini, a real good opportunity that will not make you regret the purchase.
- SUPER DEFINED DISPLAY
- PERFORMANCE AND FLUIDITY
- QUICK RELEASE
- HUMAN DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
- TOP AUDIO
- NOT EXPANDABLE MEMORY
- NO IP68 CERTIFICATION