The Xiaomi 12 Pro is the latest super-powerful phone with the best specs and features we’ve seen this year. The phone was presented alongside the standard Xiaomi 12 model at a Chinese event last year December. With the amazing specs we’ve seen, there’s no doubt the Xiaomi 12 Pro will likely be one of the best phones of 2022 and could rival the likes of the OnePlus 9 and Samsung Galaxy S21.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro follows the Mi 11 and has some of its design features. The Xiaomi 12 Pro gets its fast performance from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, alongside 8GB or 12GB RAM and 128GB /256GB of in-built storage. It runs the Android 11 operating system, with the company’s MIUI 13 customized interfaces. On top of its fast performance is an epic strong battery life to crown it all.
There’s no doubt the Xiaomi 12 Pro has one of the most advanced features you’ll ever see on a smartphone in 2022. But how did the latest Xiaomi product levels against other flagships in the market? Thanks to its launch event, we know every information about the Xiaomi 12 Pro. Read on to know our full review and verdict about the phone alongside its current price.
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Xiaomi 12 Pro Key Specifications
- Display: 6.73-inch AMOLED, 120Hz
- Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
- Front Camera: 32-megapixel
- Rear Camera: 50-megapixel + 50-megapixel + 50-megapixel
- RAM: 8GB /12GB
- Storage: 128GB /256GB
- Battery Capacity: 4600mAh
- OS: Android 12, MIUI 13
Design and Display
The Xiaomi 12 and its Pro model looks almost the same and have the same size. The 12 Pro device once again proved Xiaomi’s design prowess which makes it one of the most attractive phones we’ve seen this year.
The phone’s display is curved at the edges to give it a flagship look and has a punch-hole cutout notch that houses the selfie camera. Flipping over to the back is a rectangular camera array with three fine giant lenses. You can get the phone in simple Gray, Blue, Purple, and Green colour options.
The power button and volume rockers are on the right side of the phone, while the SIM card slot, the charging port and stereo speakers are to the bottom edge. Apart from the absence of a 3.5mm headphone jack (which is not even expected on a flagship device) and water /dust resistance ratings, the rest of the Xiaomi 12 Pro’s designs are excellent and one of the best you can get for this price.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro has one of the best displays we’ve ever seen on smartphones. Apart from having a vivid and colourful screen, it also packs other amazing features like 1b colours, HDR10+, 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, LTPO 2.0 tech, and others. Other features of the Xiaomi 12 Pro’s display are amazing including the ability to automatically switch between 1Hz to 120Hz refresh rate depending on your usage which helps to save battery life.
The 6.73-inch QHD+ (1440 x 3200 pixels) resolution display has a DisplayMate A+ certification and is been protected by 2021 strongest glass Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. With such a large display and some of the best specs, there’s no doubt the Xiaomi 12 Pro’s screen will satisfy every fan’s want.
There’s a total of 182MP sensors shared between the four cameras in the Xiaomi 12 Pro. The phone comes with a useful triple rear camera setup of 50MP primary shooter, 50MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, and a 50MP ultra-wide lens. Upfront is a 32MP selfie snapper placed in the punch hole. However, that’s not where the phone’s photography similarities end.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro has a top-notch camera quality performance. One thing we love about its cameras is that all of them are equally useful, unlike most phones. The OIS feature on the primary camera helps in image and video stabilization while the 50MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom is very useful when taking shots from afar.
Apart from that, the rear camera can record up to 8k video at 24fps and comes with some excellent camera features including Panorama, HDR, Dual-LED dual-tone flash, Optical image stabilization (OIS), and gyro-EIS.
Performance and Software
The two Xiaomi 12 series devices get Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip that’s paired with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM. This is arguably the most powerful 2022 Android chipset and it features powerful CPU and GPU cores.
Although there’s no space for storage expansion, the Xiaomi 12 Pro has triple storage combinations to choose from including 8GB RAM /128GB, 8GB RAM /256GB, and 12GB RAM /256GB. As far as performance goes, this impressive Xiaomi device guarantees you a snappy performance notwithstanding the task.
Nevertheless, you’re getting access to a 5G network and other interesting AI and machine learning features. Playing high-end graphics games or doing some video editing with this phone should not be a problem. In fact, this Qualcomm chip also comes with lots of AI capabilities and an impressive ISP to process videos and images.
The software here is Android 12, with Xiaomi’s newest MIUI 13 laid over the top. Fortunately, Xiaomi has guaranteed up to 3 years of major Android software updates to its devices which is a reason to rejoice for her fans.
With the Android 12 software, you’re free to download or stream every game, movie, and access to use the Google Mobile Services (GMS).
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Xiaomi 12 Pro: Battery Life
The Xiaomi 12 Pro has an average 4600mAh battery that’s been powered by a massive 120W charger. How fast is the charger? Well, definitely a lot quicker than the standard Xiaomi 12 and can charge the battery from 0 to 100% within 20 minutes. Apart from the 50W wireless charging, other features include a 10W Reverse wireless charging, Quick Charge 4+, and Power Delivery 3.0.
Xiaomi 12 Pro: Price in the US, Nigeria, and Availability
- Price in the US: $730
- Price in Nigeria: ₦421,000
Xiaomi launched the latest 12 Pro device on March 15 2022 in an online event alongside its standard model. Before that, the Xiaomi 12 series first made its debut in China on December 28 and launched globally three months after.
Last year’s Xiaomi Mi 11 was launched at ₦600,000 ($1,040) which puts it on par with the OnePlus 9 and Samsung Galaxy S21 when it comes to price. However, the Xiaomi 12 Pro’s price didn’t convert exactly with the Mi 11 as it’s a bit smaller with some lower specs. That’s to say the Xiaomi 12 Pro launched for less than the Mi 11 did.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro standard 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage variant is currently sold at ₦421,000 (around $730) while the bigger 256GB model with same RAM goes for ₦455,000 (about $790).
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Full Specifications
- Brand: Xiaomi
- Model: 12 Pro
- Release Date: March 15, 2022
- Operating System: Android 12, MIUI 13
- Weight: 204g
- Colours: Gray, Blue, Purple, Green
- Touchscreen: YES
- Type: AMOLED, QHD+
- Display Size: 6.73-inches, 120Hz
- Screen Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels
- Dimensions: 163.6 x 74.6 x 8.2 mm (6.44 x 2.94 x 0.32 in)
- Facelock Support: YES
- In-display fingerprint scanner: Yes
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under-display)
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
- CPU: Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
- GPU: Adreno 730
- RAM: 8GB /12GB
- Inbuilt Storage: 128GB /264GB
- SD Card slot: No
- Rear Flash: Dual-LED Flashlight
- Rear Camera: 50MP f/1.9 (wide), 50MP f/1.9 (telephoto), 50MP f/2.2 (ultrawide)
- Video: [email protected], [email protected]/60fps (HDR10+), [email protected]/60/120/240/960fps, gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 32-megapixel
- Front Flash: —
- Wi-Fi: YES
- Bluetooth: 5.2
- USB: MicroUSB-C 2.0
- GPS: YES
- WLAN: YES
- SIM: (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Technology: GSM | CDMA | HSPA | EVDO | LTE | 5G
- 3G Support: Yes
- 4G/ LTE Support: Yes
- 5G Support: Yes
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
- Capacity: Li-Po 4600mAh, non-removable
- Fast Charge: 120W
- Price in Nigeria: ₦421,000
- Price in Dollar: $730