Recently, Xiaomi rolled out its Xiaomi 12 series handsets which are received well by the market. The people had to love it, especially the Xiaomi 12T Pro which has made an absolute buzz owing to its 200 MP camera and the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. We also had a review here to share.
Xiaomi 12T Pro, a 5G enabled smartphone purchased at 60,000 is here for a hands-on review from unboxing to using its widely talked about specifications. Readers stay tuned to know the last verdict on the overall performance of this mid-range handset that is turning heads.
Xiaomi 12T Pro arrived in an ordinary rectangular white box with a big‘12’ inscribed on the center. Besides the handset and the data cable with the 120W adapter that claims to full-charge the smartphone within half an hour, it also entails an elaborated handbook, TPU standard case, and SIM ejection pin. A good start!
Xiaomi 12T Pro specs at a glance
- Body: 163.1×75.9×8.6mm, 205g; plastic body, glass back, Gorilla Glass 5 front.
- Display: 6.67″ AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1220x2712px resolution, 20.01:9 aspect ratio, 446ppi, 1920Hz PWM dimming, 480Hz touch sampling rate.
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm): Octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 730.
- Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
- OS/Software: Android 12, MIUI 13.
- Rear camera: Wide (main): 200 MP, f/1.7, 1/1.22″, 0.64μm, PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 120-degree, 1/4″, 1.12μm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4.
- Front camera: 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.47″, 0.8μm.
- Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
- Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 120W.
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; Infrared port; stereo speakers (Dolby Atmos, Harman Kardon).
Design and Display
Next up, the Design and the display of the handset. While it felt a little heavy on the hand. And in its very first appearance Xiaomi 12T Pro looked closely identical to Xiaomi 12. With the matte finish back, trio buttons on the side for volume up, volume down, and power, the USB-C port, and the SIM card slot on the bottom is giving a full Android vibe.
However, the dimensions specifics 6.4 x 2.98 x 0.33 is a little different from Xiaomi 12 Pro. Moreover, this time the raised rectangular box popping the primary wide-angle camera lens will have a square shape housing. The plastic frame doesn’t go unnoticed; that’s giving the handset a premium look.
What???? A 200 MP camera and you must trust, this delivers well on the money. Well is it well-balanced? Kind of! The 200 MP camera along with 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, 2MP macro camera, and 20MP front camera is barely setting well.
No doubt, the 200 MP camera is providing “unprecedented image clarity, low-light capabilities, and quick focus.” Moreover, it is enabling Night mode and Ultra Night Video with up to 8K resolution, along with motion-capture, motion-tracking focus, and eye-tracking focus. However, a 200 MP camera can not sail the boat with weak supporting cameras.
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Pro Audio, graphics, and Performance
‘Crystal clear’ is the word for this supersonic dual speaker by Harman Kardon. Play music and get that ‘oomph’ you are never leaving the song in between and don’t start with the gaming experience with pro audio as you will be left highly impressed. Audio-wise, full marks and the Bluetooth 5.2 technology will surely make your experience remarkable.
Excellent Performance needs a strong processor and Xiaomi has powered Xiaomi 12T Pro with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip and the world is gushing and praising the efficiency of qualcomm’s new chipset. Moreover, the handset has 12GB of RAM and 256GB for storage. Installing the essential and may some insignificant app will barely hit the performance hard.
Guess what, watched a movie, and played games on the handset the graphics were great with 120 fps.
120W HyperCharge claiming “be ready in just 19 minutes,” from 0% to 100%, well it really takes over 20 minutes but who’s complaining? And 5,000mAh battery capacity is a game changer for 12T Pro that is indeed offering great battery life. Watching movies, talking to friends for hours, playing games, doing work, and what not with a little drop in the battery percent can be considered smart deals.
With a ridiculously fast charger and high battery retention feature this handset is serving some great Green flags. Started using this smartphone at 78% and might as well use it for the whole day long (approx. 12 hours) for almost everything from watching ‘The crown’ recent season to listening songs to playing call of duty and witnessed the battery dropping only to 30%. Insane right?
This midrange Xiaomi 12T Pro will deliver well on money. A few negligible drawbacks here and there this phone can be in your cart to buy.