Xiaomi is an intriguing company. Through solid engineering and design, they have been able to provide a lot of hardware for even less than their storefront price would usually allow. The Xiaomi 12 Pro is no exception to this rule — it’s a very compelling device that can easily stand up against the titans like Samsung or Sony.
The Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro is a sleek and elegant smartphone designed to take your breath away. It consists of an aluminium frame that encases the entire perimeter of the handset, as well as a glass back that gives it an edge over other devices on the market. This combination of materials helps keep things slim and light, despite having a large display that measures 6.4 inches.
The Mi 12 Pro features an edge-to-edge screen without any bezels or cutouts for sensors or cameras — this is known as “waterdrop” design due to its rounded shape resembling water dripping from a faucet (or straw). Its vibrant AMOLED panel has been fashioned in such a way so as not to compromise on size but still retain enough space for speakers at top and bottom sides of device’s front face — this means you’ll get high-quality stereo sound with no need for earphones!
The 12 Pro’s 6.39-inch OLED display is the largest on any flagship smartphone today, which makes sense considering its price tag. The 2,340 x 1,080 resolution results in a pixel density of 498ppi—less than you might expect for an ultra-premium device like this but still within the “Retina” range (no pun intended).
The 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate are also impressive specs for a smartphone display, especially when paired with support for HDR10+ content as well as Dolby Vision and HDR10 video playback. Finally, while we don’t know exactly how much brightness Xiaomi is claiming here—just that it’s above 600 nits—the screen should be plenty bright enough to use even outdoors under harsh sunlight conditions thanks to its 500 nit maximum brightness rating and anti-reflective coating.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor, which has eight cores and a dual-core NPU (Neural Processing Unit) for AI-based tasks. It’s a mid-range chipset that delivers solid performance across the board, along with great battery life. The 8GB of RAM keeps things running smoothly as you switch between apps, and 128GB of storage is more than enough for most people.
The Snapdragon 730 also supports fast charging at 45W (though there’s no fast charger bundled in the box), so it charges up your phone quickly when you need it to—and that’s something we can get behind!
The Xiaomi 12 Pro has a 48MP rear camera, which is pretty impressive for a phone at this price point. The 48MP sensor is paired with an 8-megapixel telephoto lens and an additional 1-megapixel depth sensing sensor to help produce crisp and detailed photos. The 20MP front-facing camera also produces excellent images thanks to its AI powered Beautify 4.0 feature that automatically detects your face and skin tone to give you the best possible photo regardless of lighting conditions or angle you’re shooting from.
While the Xiaomi 12 Pro can record video at 4K resolution at 30fps (frames per second), 1080p recording is limited only to 30fps—not ideal if you’re planning on filming fast action scenes or panning quickly across a scene while filming.
The 12 Pro has a 4000 mAh battery that’s capable of fast charging, but it will take some time to get the phone fully charged. The good news is that you can use the USB Type-C port to charge the device while you use it, which means you won’t have to wait until your phone is out of juice before plugging it in and getting back to work.
The 12 Pro also supports 10W wireless charging for those who don’t want or need to carry around cables everywhere they go.
- Display: 6.39-inch AMOLED with a 1080p resolution
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
- RAM: 12GB
- Storage: 256GB
The Xiaomi 12 Pro is a great smartphone with impressive specs. It has a fast processor, plenty of RAM and storage, and an incredible display. The cameras are also very good and the battery life is decent for a device this size. Overall we think that it’s one of the best devices you can buy right now if you want something affordable but powerful enough to perform well in every day use cases such as browsing social media apps or watching videos on YouTube without any hiccups!