Xiaomi 12 review

16 March 2022


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  • Phoneguy
  • 04H
  • 29 Jun 2022

I am a bit disepointed why xiaomi didn’t add a 2x tele lens

    Can't understand how Gsmarena concludes this has awesome cameras. Bought it based on the cameras. The only two positive things I can say about the cameras are 1. It's quick to take a photo and the motion tracking feature is very useful for taking pics of kids and pets. 2. The video quality is quite good. However, the downsides are plenty. 1. The colors on many photos are completely off and look nowhere near close to the original scene (strong oversaturation and very high contrast). 2. There is a lot of noise in indoor pics in darker areas (more than my previous much cheaper phone). 3. Photos have dark shadows. 4. Detail is very mediocre for scenery pics, again worse than my previous phone which was a midranger with an OV64b main sensor. 5. This is the most annoying one. Human subject photos usually come out with a strong red tint whether in normal or portrait mode. Depending on lighting they can also come out quite dark and turn brown hair black. It is hard to edit the colours afterwards. Basically you have to use gcam to get any kind of decent human subject photos at least for indoors pics.

    The other main issue with the phone is high heat generation but I think that is an issue with nearly all snapdragon 8 gen 1 phones

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      • Anonymous
      • mx}
      • 03 Jun 2022

      Companies need to stop getting Samsung to supply the wafers and manufacturing of cpus. From exynos to snapdragon 888 and 8 gen 1 and the tensor chip in the pixel ALL HAVE OVERHEATING PROBLEMS WITH MOST HAVING POOR BATTERY LIFE. Not just that but Samsung made modems are terrible, the one in my pixel 6 pros tensor gets beaten consistently by the one in the kirin 990 by Huawei (hits higher numbers on the same WiFi/using same sim card and is far more consistent an battery efficient). The tensor chip manufactured by Samsung has constant Bluetooth issues aswell and glitches out my wireless headphones, never happened on my kirin based Huawei phones.

      Pretty disappointing phones this year by Xiaomi to be honest, lacking features, not as stacked cameras as last year, virtual proximity sensing rubbish and poor battery because of the poorly built SoC manufactured by Samsung. If they throw the tsmc manufactured 8 gen 1+ in the ultra and release it with the new collaboration with leica for photography (which they are the best, specially for phones) could rescue the 12 series and be phone of the year easy.

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        • Anonymous
        • Nu6
        • 22 Apr 2022

        How for the phone?

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          • Anonymous
          • f0H
          • 22 Apr 2022

          Anonymous, 14 Apr 2022Xiaomi 12 warms up to 38-39C very quickly just because of t... moreLol obviously bcz it's a Snapdragon phone system what else do you expect from it it gets heated up quicker more so the connection is damn fast too

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            • javver
            • TLF
            • 16 Apr 2022

            rocha17, 22 Mar 2022it s not a problem now, it works flawlessly from miui 12.5,... moreIt's a problem for me now. The screen sometimes flashes on during a call and it is troublesome.

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              • Anonymous
              • J8Q
              • 14 Apr 2022

              Xiaomi 12 warms up to 38-39C very quickly just because of the data transfer over WiFi/LTE. It's a very hot and uncomfortable to use phone. A waste of money.

                I brought a xioami redmi note 5 back in the day ...not a good idea...l brought a xioami redmi 10s..thought they would have improved...didn't...more fool me...so never again...

                  Battery life is average... Which is my only disappointed for this phone & reason not to buy it

                    rocha17, 22 Mar 2022it s not a problem now, it works flawlessly from miui 12.5,... moreThere are many comments from buyers in China about the screen not switching off during calls on the Xiaomi 12 and it is also mentioned in this review so it is clearly not working flawlessly. This is likely to be due to problems with the virtual proximity sensor. It definitely would be better if they went with a hardware based solution like basically all other companies do on their mid to high end devices. They must cost a thing of nothing so why not?

                      Anonymous, 21 Mar 2022The main Issue is the absence of a physical Proximity senso... moreit s not a problem now, it works flawlessly from miui 12.5, i mean the algoritm to calculate the proximity distance

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                        • Anonymous
                        • 7k3
                        • 21 Mar 2022

                        The main Issue is the absence of a physical Proximity sensor. Calling is a basic feature for all. Xiaomi is compromising on that too. We have all seen how last year xiaomi phones have sucked in calling cz of virtual proximity fiasco.

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                          • Anonymous
                          • Ljq
                          • 21 Mar 2022

                          Rand, 20 Mar 2022Nice job Xiaomi. I think is better then samsung s22. This i... moreSamsung has actual software support though.

                            Darknoor, 19 Mar 2022If the Xiaomi 12 Pro is flagship then 11T Pro is easily fla... moreBut all in all I would say its more in flagship killer range than upper midrange cuz of price.

                              Darknoor, 19 Mar 2022If the Xiaomi 12 Pro is flagship then 11T Pro is easily fla... more11t pro is like a more highly priced upper midrange phone and it does deliver for its price but the 10t was still kinda a better upgrade from 9t than mi 10t to 11t.

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                                • Rand
                                • 3PJ
                                • 20 Mar 2022

                                Nice job Xiaomi. I think is better then samsung s22. This is my next phone

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                                  • p@5
                                  • 20 Mar 2022

                                  Serene13, 18 Mar 2022What the hell? 8k video recording capabilities but without ... moreoh yeah a have xiaomi redmi note 8 android wich has 4/6 GB a think a saw another stronger one and has 8/12 GB or something

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • p@5
                                    • 20 Mar 2022

                                    WOW 30/60 fps cool

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                                      • Anonymous
                                      • 3X9
                                      • 20 Mar 2022

                                      Anonymous, 18 Mar 2022this phone should have cost no more then 500 euro max.. loo... morewell in all fairness, the mi 12 and even 12x is better than the pixel 6 in almost every aspect (expect the main camera), they are also slicker lighter with minimal bezels, bringter screen, 120hz, superfast chrging, etc... However the mi 12 pro is another story, I don't think i tcan compete with other androis flagships

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                                        • Inju
                                        • 7kf
                                        • 19 Mar 2022

                                        Prize is High

                                        An all features is good and likely