Xiaomi invited almost 800 euros for its latest flagship smartphone at launch. But what are the features of the ship? We tested the Xiaomi 12T Pro for you in everyday life and took a closer look at the 200-megapixel main camera.
Likewise OnePlus This year, Xiaomi is doing double duty again, introducing its true flagship “ Xiaomi 12 Pro, about 200 euros cheaper station wagon. The Xiaomi 12T Pro is only available in Germany with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal flash storage at this price. from around 630 euros available. Available colors are Clear Blue, Cosmic Black and Lunar Silver.
In addition to the smartphone itself, the delivery includes a 120-watt charger, a USB-A to USB-C cable, a SIM card tool and instructions for use. There is also a clear silicone protective case and a pre-installed plastic screen protector.
design and processing
The Xiaomi 12T Pro is definitely not a small smartphone, measuring 163.1 x 75.9 x 8.6mm, and it’s also compact. 205 grams on the scales. While there’s a flat screen on the front, the back is dominated by a huge camera module – well, compared to new Xiaomi 13 is monstrous is probably a bit of an exaggeration.
The downside is that the back is not made of Gorilla Glass, but of plastic is made. For a smartphone in this price range, Xiaomi should definitely use better materials. However, a plus compared to its predecessor is the matte surface. Fingerprints do not become invisible, but they do not appear as quickly as with a glossy back.
The frame, which is made of brushed aluminum, also houses the power button, volume rocker and microphones stereo speakers admitted. Like its predecessor, Xiaomi has the 12T Pro no IP certificate and therefore not officially protected against water or dust.
This 6.67 inch AMOLED screen the front is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and has 2712×1220 pixels (Full HD+). promoted Refresh rate up to 120 hertz ensures a beautifully smooth display of moving content or animation. According to Xiaomi, it should reach a maximum brightness of up to 900 nits, which we can confirm in our tests.
With a screen profiler (X-rite i1) it was possible measure no more than 860 nits, with both 100 percent and 20 percent white (APL). These values are sufficient to read the content even in slightly stronger sunlight. However, on particularly sunny days and in direct sunlight, it may happen that the screen image will be slightly limited.
By the way, a optical fingerprint sensor under the display, which is not only fast but also basically accurate. You can also activate facial recognition through the front camera.
Performance, storage and software
Under the hood of the Xiaomi 12T Pro is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, Not Pro-Modell based on Mediatek Dimensity 8100 Ultra. This country also has 8 gigabytes of RAM and 256 gigabytes of internal memory on board It is not clear why there are no other equipment options in Germany. In any case, it is not possible to expand the memory using a microSD card. Otherwise, the 12T Pro supports it Wi-Fi 6NFC and Bluetooth 5.2 are also up to date 5G mobile communication standard.
Serves as a user interface MIUI 13 based on Android 12. When it comes to design and user-friendliness, MIUI 13 is definitely up for debate, in the end it’s also a matter of your taste. However, anyone who has previously carried a smartphone from Samsung, Oppo or OnePlus in their pocket will probably have to get used to the user interface.
Although most manufacturers already have their smartphones with Android 13 by Xiaomi, it looks like it will take a little longer. We don’t have an exact update schedule at this time. As soon as there is an update, we will update this paragraph accordingly.
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Xiaomi doesn’t compromise on the battery: inside the 12T Pro is a 5000 mAh lithium batterywhat with up to 120 watts can be charged. So if the battery is dead, it can fully charged in less than 20 minutes will However, wireless charging is not possible.
Combined with the efficient Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the daily test result is a Screen-on time is six to seven hours….