Xiaomi 12 Pro Review: A Premium Flagship at the Right Price

Xiaomi’s 12 Pro is a premium cell phone that exceeds expectations generally.

Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra (Review) was about enormous numbers and gloating freedoms, and it figured out how to convey an awesome premium Android experience with a couple of shortcomings.The Xiaomi 12 Pro is the organization’s most top notch offering yet for 2022 and Xiaomi has adopted a marginally unique strategy with it. As opposed to just pushing for the greatest numbers on a specs page as it did with the 11 Ultra, Xiaomi claims it has zeroed in more on consistency while as yet pressing an adequate number of premium elements to legitimize the cost. A brief glance at the specs uncovers the standard suspects concerning equipment, however the quad-speaker arrangement in the Xiaomi 12 Pro is surely novel and not something we’ve found in any leader telephone in India.

The Xiaomi 12 Pro is likewise more affordable than last year’s Mi 11 Ultra, presumably in light of the fact that it’s anything but an immediate substitution. Reports recommend that a more superior model named the 12 Ultra is perhaps underway and ought to include a quicker Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ SoC. Presently, the 12 Pro is Xiaomi’s lead telephone, and subsequent to involving it for seven days, I found that it’s an incredibly decent one. However, is it better than leads from OnePlus and iQoo?

Xiaomi 12 Pro cost in India

The Xiaomi 12 Pro is accessible beginning at Rs. 62,999 in India for 8GB RAM and 256GB of stockpiling. The subsequent variation has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of stockpiling, and is evaluated at Rs. 66,999, and this is the variation I have for this survey. The telephone is accessible in three completions: Couture Blue, Noir Black, and Opera Mauve.

Xiaomi 12 Pro plan

Xiaomi’s 12 Pro looks and feels exceptionally cleaned and premium. The metal edge is exceptionally thin on the left and right sides of the telephone, where the front and back glass bend to meet it. The edge and back Corning Gorilla Glass 5 board have matte wraps up, making the gadget very elusive. The camera module around the back is made of metal and looks present day and smooth thanks to scarcely discernible differences that different the sensors. The ports and all patterns in the metal casing are cleaned flawlessly, with no sharp edges or corners.

While the Xiaomi 12 Pro is a top-end cell phone, it comes up short on true IP rating for residue and water opposition. Xiaomi affirmed to Gadgets 360 that the telephone has every one of the vital seals set up to meet what might be compared to an IP53 rating, however this is as yet deficient costing this much, as I would like to think, since we expect nothing under an IP68 rating. It’s has become more normal for Android producers to skip getting an authority IP confirmation of late, perhaps to save a piece on cost. Notwithstanding, considering the way that even many financial plan telephones, for example, the Redmi Note 11S (Review) have essentially an IP53 rating, it’s unusual to not have any such confirmation with a lead offering.

The telephone’s 6.73-inch AMOLED show has Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus security and is additionally great at opposing fingerprints. The cover glass bends pointedly on either side however the actual showcase has a lot milder bend. There are speaker grilles on the top and base, and an infrared producer on the top.

Xiaomi 12 Pro determinations and programming

The Xiaomi 12 Pro purposes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The inside stockpiling isn’t expandable. The SIM plate can hold two nano-SIMs and this telephone upholds double 5G backup. Correspondence principles incorporate a few 5G groups, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and various satellite route frameworks.

The Xiaomi 12 Pro’s showcase offers a most extreme revive pace of 120Hz, and a 480Hz touch testing rate. LTPO 2.0 innovation permits the revive rate to drop as low as 1Hz to save power. It likewise has an installed unique mark peruser. The WQHD+ goal (3200 x 1400 pixels) makes for a thickness of 522ppi.

The telephone has a 4,600mAh battery and accompanies a 120W charger in the container. There’s likewise support for 50W remote charging and 10W opposite remote charging.

The Xiaomi 12 Pro runs Xiaomi’s MIUI 13, which depends on Android 12. The product has all the Android 12 basics including the new gadgets, a consents chief, and a security dashboard (called Privacy Protection). MIUI 13 actually has the standard bloatware including Xiaomi-marked applications and some outsider ones. I additionally continued getting irritating spring up notices inciting me to refresh applications through the GetApps store.

The point of interaction for the gadget picker presently appears to be unique and takes up the entire screen. Adding a gadget requires a long-press (or a squeeze out signal) on the home screen, after which you get three choices at the base for the backdrop, gadgets, and home screen settings. Xiaomi’s execution of resizing gadgets is a piece irritating as the need might arise to move every one a piece (simply a squirm) to empower an alter mode, which is an additional a stage. Notwithstanding, everything worked faultlessly once set up. Xiaomi, as different producers, has executed a topic motor which changes the complement shades of the point of interaction, gadgets, and console in view of the shades of your backdrop.

Xiaomi 12 Pro execution

The Xiaomi 12 Pro proceeded true to form in benchmark tests. The telephone scored 9,82,727 focuses in AnTuTu, and 1,237 and 3,654 focuses in Geekbench’s single and multi-center tests individually, which are comparable to the opposition. Programming execution was likewise smooth and liquid with everyday use.

The showcase gets very brilliant outside and creates exceptionally exact varieties while utilizing the ‘First variety’ mode. There’s additionally an ‘Versatile tones’ switch in the Settings application that changes the showcase’s varieties in view of surrounding light. Content looks sharp on the 12 Pro’s showcase, which is likewise Dolby Vision and HDR10+ ensured. While upheld content on Netflix showed up fine, HDR recordings transferred through Amazon Prime Video looked a piece faint. Dolby Vision HDR support isn’t something we see on numerous Android telephones.

The in-show finger impression peruser is speedy and dependable for opening the telephone. During my testing, the Xiaomi 12 Pro’s screen invigorate rate changed true to form in light of the different substance I saw. It for the most part remained locked at 60Hz while messing around, 120Hz while looking at takes care of in applications or the connection point, and 10Hz when I was not associating with anything. I expected the invigorate rate to drop to 1Hz while utilizing the Kindle application, however that didn’t occur.

My gaming experience on the Xiaomi 12 Pro was very great. The telephone got hot while messing around for significant stretches, yet execution didn’t plunge. I played Call of Duty: Mobile, which chugged along as expected at the most elevated potential settings. Black-top 9: Legends felt nearly console-like, running at 60fps as a matter of course, however the telephone got hot sooner or later. The touch testing rate was additionally right on the money in the wake of tweaking it in the telephone’s Game Space application.

Xiaomi has worked effectively of conveying vivid sound with the new quad-speaker arrangement of the 12 Pro. The speakers have been tuned by Harman Kardon and you get a tweeter and a woofer on each finish of the telephone. The sound quality was very noteworthy, as the four speakers conveyed offset sound with accentuation on the bass and mid-range. The telephone likewise offers various Dolby Atmos sound presets and an adjuster to change the sound however you would prefer.

While the speakers are perfect, I found the situation of the speaker grille on top of the telephone very odd. It’s in the base left corner of the edge which is an issue while messing around as I quite often covered it while holding the telephone evenly. The base grille is in the askew inverse corner so regardless of what direction you hold the telephone on a level plane, you will undoubtedly impede one of them. I encountered the best solid result while holding the telephone upward, or on the other hand on the off chance that it was laying on a telephone stand.

The battery duration of the Xiaomi 12 Pro was very great, despite the fact that it didn’t perform too well in our HD video circle test, enduring only 12 hours and 18 minutes. The telephone effortlessly ran for a day and a half with my normal use, which incorporated an hour of gaming in addition to a few camera utilization and video web based. The 120W charger figured out how to completely charge the 12 Pro in only 27 minutes, while utilizing help mode. The telephone gets warm while charging in this mode, and furthermore shows a notice on the screen to alarm you that this will occur and that it’s not unexpected.

Xiaomi 12 Pro cameras

The Xiaomi 12 Pro has three back confronting cameras and every one of them have 50-megapixel goals, which as per Xiaomi, ought to convey predictable picture quality. The essential camera has OIS, the super wide-point camera has a 115-degree field of view, and the fax camera conveys 2X optical zoom (48mm). Selfies are dealt with by a forward looking 32-megapixel camera. The essential camera of the 12 Pro is quick to utilize Sony’s new 1/1.28-inch IMX707 sensor which has 1.22μm pixels. This in principle, ought to help bring out more detail in a wide range of lighting conditions. It’s perceptibly bigger than the Sony IMX766 (1/1.56-inch) sensor, which we’ve found in a lot of 2022 Android leads.

The camera application ought to be recognizable to anybody who has utilized a new Xiaomi telephone. The 12 Pro can record HDR video with its primary and fax cameras at up to 4K 30fps. HDR10+ recordings then again must be recorded with the primary and selfie cameras. The 12 Pro can shoot up to 8K 24fps recordings with the principal camera.

The Xiaomi 12 Pro has some helpful “Ace” includes as well. It can record video with the screen off to save power. There’s even a live in-ear screen include that you can use to pay attention to the sound being recorded. Master Video mode allows you to shoot video in Log design (level variety profile) so it very well may be variety evaluated in after creation. Center topping and openness confirmation can be helpful for experts.

Photographs caught in sunlight utilizing the essential camera had a lot of detail and great powerful reach. The fax camera additionally oversaw nitty gritty close-ups of most subjects, and photographs looked sharp and stacked with detail while utilizing Auto or Portrait modes. Edge recognition in the Portrait mode was excellent as well. Assuming you get the position of your subject right, the enormous sensor of the essential camera creates a delicate, normal foundation obscure like what you can get with a DSLR. One thing that might have been exceptional was complexions, which would in general look unnaturally warm, causing me to seem ruddy.

The super wide camera was great for shooting scenes and oversaw generally great detail, albeit not on par with the essential camera. Programming rectification for barrel contortion made a fine showing of watching out for the viewpoint of the scene, yet protests actually looked a digit extended towards the edges. Notwithstanding Xiaomi’s earnest attempts to convey steady picture quality, it’s not difficult to differentiate between shots taken with the principal and super wide cameras.

In contrast to the iQoo 9 Pro (Review), the Xiaomi 12 Pro doesn’t have self-adjust on its super wide-point camera, and that implies it doesn’t likewise work as a large scale camera. I dealt with some pleasant outrageous close-ups utilizing the essential and fax cameras, which were a good substitute for a large scale camera or a committed full scale mode.

The Auto mode in low light will in general take somewhat longer openings, very much like on the Xiaomi 11T Pro (Review). Overlooking the on-screen notice to utilize Night mode will bring about essential picture quality (less the pausing) and keeping in mind that the essential camera actually oversaw great photographs, the super wide and fax ones just conveyed alright outcomes. Night mode helped cut down on clamor and conveyed more clear pictures.

The essential camera worked effectively with colors as well as detail and dynamic reach in low light. Night mode wasn’t exceptionally helpful with the super wide-point camera since other than a decrease in clamor, subtleties were still marginally frail. The fax camera experienced difficulty securing shine in low light. Whether I was essentially zooming in to a scene or zeroing in on individuals and items, photographs (regardless of Night mode) were very foggy and delicate.

The selfie camera made a fine showing in light yet would in general victory foundations in Portrait mode when utilized in brilliant conditions. In low light, picture quality was just OK.

Changing to video, the quality was great at all goals. Adjustment was great and the Xiaomi 12 Pro made a fine showing with self-adjust and openness while panning. In any case, I saw a gentle yellowish tone in all recordings, and film shot in sunlight was a piece overexposed. Utilizing HDR amended the openness of more splendid regions while obscuring shadows in a scene, however the result wasn’t exceptionally practical.

HDR10+ recordings looked much better. Colors looked more extravagant and dynamic reach was better when seen on the 12 Pro’s showcase. Nonetheless, remember that such recordings won’t look as great assuming you watch them on a non-HDR10+ able showcase or offer them through an application that can’t cycle such recordings. Movement following, eye following and movement catch center filled in true to form. The 12 Pro got very hot while shooting video outside, however the camera application never kept me from recording because of this. In low light, the telephone figured out how to catch great quality recordings which were coming up short on commotion and had great unique reach.


After the entire Mi 11 Ultra (Review) accessibility disaster, it’s great to see the 12 Pro on open deal just after its send off. Xiaomi’s attention on execution and quality rather than numbers with the 12 Pro has truly paid off. This telephone actually falls a piece short with regards to consistency with the back cameras, however I’m trusting these minor issues can be resolved with programming refreshes. Notwithstanding, the general picture and video quality that you get with these cameras is very great which makes the Xiaomi 12 Pro a strong competitor in the premium cell phone space. It additionally ends up offering incredible worth with a beginning cost of Rs. 62,999. The main component that is missing is an authority IP rating.

The people who could do without a vigorously cleaned Android OS can continuously take a gander at Motorola’s Moto Edge 30 Pro (Review), which is valued lower (at Rs. 49,999). The iQoo 9 Pro (Review) is a decent option as it has an interesting plan and a generally excellent gimbal camera framework for video recording in addition to an important large scale mode. Then, at that point, there’s the OnePlus 10 Pro (Review), which is estimated higher yet offers competent cameras and a bigger battery however more slow wired charging. In the event that you don’t require remote charging, you ought to examine Realme’s GT 2 Pro (Review). Valued from Rs. 49,999, it packs comparable center equipment as the Xiaomi 12 Pro alongside an extraordinary plan and an intriguing miniature focal point camera.

Xiaomi 12 Pro is covered with highlights, however is adequately that? We talk about this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 webcast. Orbital is accessible on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and any place you get your webcasts.