The Xiaomi 12T is an enormous smartphone with an excellent 120Hz smooth refresh rate, an outstanding MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Ultra processor, a bright 108MP camera, and the latest Android 12 software.
Just recently, the Chinese company added a new Xiaomi 12T series to its list of flagship phones. This comes a few months after the release of Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12 Lite. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 12 series includes other models like Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12S Pro, and Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
With the gigantic MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Ultra chipset, the Xiaomi 12T performance will be among the best in Android phones. On top of its fast performance is a 5000mAh battery life that’s powered by one of the fastest 120W fast chargers. Apart from that, the 12T device flaunts reverse wireless charging that allows you to wirelessly power other compatible devices with the phone.
There’s no doubt the Xiaomi 12T has one of the most advanced features you’ll ever see on a smartphone in 2022. But how did the latest Xiaomi product level against other flagships in the market? Thanks to its launch event, we know every information about the Xiaomi 12T. Read on to know our full review and verdict about the phone alongside its current price.
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Xiaomi 12T Key Specifications
- Display: 6.67-inch AMOLED, 120Hz
- Resolution: 1220 x 2712 pixels
- Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Ultra
- Front Camera: 20-megapixel
- Rear Camera: 108-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 128GB /256GB
- Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
- OS: Android 12, MIUI 13
The Xiaomi 12T has a different design from the rest of the Xiaomi 12 series. Flipping through the back panel, you’ll be welcomed by a gigantic rectangular bump that houses the triple camera lens. This gave it a premium design and is among the best we’ve seen on an Android phone. However, the phone easily attracts fingerprints, so it’s advisable to use an external cover to avoid scratches or smudges around its body.
Nevertheless, 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 on the bottom edge. Fortunately, it flaunts an under-display fingerprint sensor that unlocks your phone within 3 seconds.
Apart from the absence of a 3.5mm headphone jack (which is not even expected on a flagship device), the rest of the Xiaomi 12T’s designs are excellent and one of the best you can get for this price. However, we’re not yet sure whether there’s any water resistance feature on the phone yet, but we expect to have it since it’s not available on the Xiaomi 12 Pro.
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The Xiaomi 12T has amazing display features that comprise of a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen that produces vivid colours for enjoyable moments especially while watching your favourite movies. The 120Hz refresh rate might not come as a surprise to you but helps to bring out the true smooth viewing experience Xiaomi flagship phones are known for.
Meanwhile, the 6.67-inch display is showing at a massive QHD (1220 x 2712 pixels) resolution and it’s being protected by a top-notch Gorilla Glass Victus. Other display specs of the Xiaomi 12T include up to 1b colours, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 446 PPI density, and 86.7% screen-to-body ratio.
The Xiaomi 12T is a dream phone for every fan who loves big-screen devices with top-tier technologies. There’s no doubt you’ll enjoy the satisfaction that comes with browsing the internet, reading, watching movies, or playing games with high-end phones on this handset.
One of the many features anyone willing to buy the Xiaomi 12T won’t lack is excellent camera performance. There’s a total of four camera lenses with three of them packed inside the rectangular bump while the remaining one is upfront.
The Xiaomi 12T triple rear camera is headed by a gigantic 108MP sensor with OIS. This primary camera takes clear photos which put it a contender for this year’s best Android camera devices. The second on the list is an 8MP ultra-wide lens with an f/2.2 aperture. There’s a little 2MP sensor that acts as a macro lens but fails to do the job when it matters most.
Nevertheless, a 20MP sensor takes care of the selfie camera and it’s among the best shooter you’ll see on an Android phone of this price. There’s no doubt the Xiaomi 12T has an amazing camera performance that brings out colourful photos. The camera’s software helps to tweak the photo with its amazing features that include panorama, video stabilization, Pro video, etc.
Apart from that, the rear camera can record up to 8k video at 24fps while the front records 1080p at 30fps.
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Performance, Storage, and Software
The Xiaomi 12T has one of the fastest Android phone performance, thanks to the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Ultra chipset that’s paired with 8GB of RAM. Xiaomi decided to go for this top-tier MediaTek chipset instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip that’s on the Xiaomi 12 Pro.
While there’s only one 8GB RAM option, you can choose between the dual 128GB and 256GB storage space. As you should know, there’s no option for SDcard, but you can conveniently insert two dual SIMs (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). Of course, the Xiaomi 12T is a 5G device, so you’ll be among those to enjoy the fastest internet connection. If you’re looking for other 5G phones, you can take a look at our best list of 5G smartphones to buy currently.
Playing high-end graphics games or doing some video editing with this phone should not be a problem. This MediaTek 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).
Battery Capacity and Charging
The Xiaomi 12T has an outstanding 5000mAh battery life that can comfortably last for 48 hours on average usage. This should not involve heavy gaming or be connected to the internet through WiFi or mobile data.
Fortunately, it has a 120W fast charging technology that powers the phone from empty to full battery within 30 minutes. This is among the fastest charging technology on a smartphone, plus there’s reverse wireless charging that you can use to power another compatible device.
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Xiaomi 12T: Price in Nigeria and Availability
Since the debut of the Xiaomi 12 series in December 2021, several other devices have been added to it with the latest being the Xiaomi 12T. The Xiaomi 12T is scheduled to be launched on October 05, 2022 with official release and availability coming up the same month.
The Xiaomi 12T will be on sale at a ₦448,000 ($619) price tag for the standard 8GB of RAM with 128GB storage variant. This puts it below the selling price of most flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (₦659,000), and Oppo Find X5 Pro (₦500,000), but on the same price segment with the Poco F4 GT (₦426,500).
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Full Specifications
- Brand: Xiaomi
- Model: 12T
- Release Date: October 2022
- Operating System: Android 12, MIUI 13
- Weight: 202g
- Colours: Gray
- Touchscreen: YES
- Type: AMOLED, 1b colours, HDR10, QHD+
- Display Size: 6.67-inches, 120Hz
- Screen Resolution: 1220 x 2712 pixels
- Dimensions: 163.1 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm (6.42 x 2.99 x 0.34 in)
- Facelock Support: YES
- In-display fingerprint scanner: Yes
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under-display)
- Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Ultra
- CPU: Octa-core 2.85 GHz
- RAM: 8GB
- Inbuilt Storage: 128GB /264GB
- SD Card slot: No
- Rear Flash: Dual-LED Flashlight
- Rear Camera: 108MP f/1.7 (wide), 8MP f/2.2 (ultra-wide), 2MP f/2.4 (macro)
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera: 20-megapixel
- Front Flash: No
- Wi-Fi: YES
- Bluetooth: 5.3
- USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- GPS: YES
- WLAN: YES
- SIM: Dual 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 5000mAh, non-removable
- Fast Charge: 120W
- Price in Nigeria: ₦448,000
- Price in Dollar: $619
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