Xiaomi 12S Ultra review

15 July 2022


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  • Wongwatt
  • pKc
  • 16 Jul 2022

Missing the widest reaching 4G band and most common 5G one for the UK - near useless here

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    • Anonymous
    • 63x
    • 16 Jul 2022

    "However, only a center portion of it was used to capture an image - equivalent to a 1/1.3" sensor..."

    That shouldn't be a surprise since the 1" sensor inside the Sony Xperia Pro-I is actually a native 3:2 sensor. Crop it to the typical 4:3 smartphone sensor canvas, and you get that 1/1.3" equivalent. The 1" sensor in this Xiaomi was built as a 4:3 canvas in the first place, hence why it can use all the portion of the sensor. Just divide the sensor area size, and you get 1.333 as the answer.

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      • Anonymous
      • tZ4
      • 16 Jul 2022

      77, 16 Jul 2022No 4k at 120fps, on my Sony 1v I have it on all 3 lens. No... moreYou have Sony Xperia 1 V that's not even launched yet? You are a pathetic troll

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        • iwil
        • Kxh
        • 16 Jul 2022

        77, 16 Jul 2022The Sony pro-i and Sony 1v blows this.overheat in 10 minutes

          77, 16 Jul 2022The Sony pro-i and Sony 1v blows this.Sony 1 V doesn't exist, it's as if I say that 14 Ultra blows this out of water. Well, doh!
          Pro-i looks like 1 generation behind 12s Ultra in photo quality when compared with Photo quality comparison tool.

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            • Anonymous
            • t@S
            • 16 Jul 2022

            Michalis, 16 Jul 2022For all its potential, those have to be some of the worst, ... moreThe vivid mode always punches up the saturation and the authentic mode boosts the contast and add vignette to all of the photos, that's exactly the opposite of being inconsistent. White balance seems to be spot on too.

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              • mXr
              • 16 Jul 2022

              walkman8, 16 Jul 2022I just compared the 12s Ultra with 11 Ultra and s21u/s22u i... moreThe Sony pro-i and Sony 1v blows this.

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                • mXr
                • 16 Jul 2022

                No 4k at 120fps, on my Sony 1v I have it on all 3 lens.
                No true optical zoom, only the Sony 1v has this, no others have .

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                  • SheepInsideACave
                  • fI%
                  • 16 Jul 2022

                  TheAlienNextDoor, 16 Jul 2022Stating that this phone has minimal bezels and no chin alon... more
                  1. Still minimal.
                  2. ???? Need to elaborate more. Imo, good enough with control light flare, good sharpness.
                  3. Youtube comparison video as your main source??? LoL.. Fyi, any modern smartphone will take great photos in ideal lighting conditions.
                  4. Yes, IPhone is really good for video recording
                  5. On par with other android flagships
                  6. Natural bokeh with the main sensor is good enough for subject separation
                  7. Agreed but not deal breaker
                  8. ?????? Again on par with other flagships or even better than some.

                    fastanddubious, 16 Jul 2022But what about video? It still can't match the iPhon... moreare you drunk? most of comparison videos from yt are sponsored or made by fanboys. it is marketing too.

                      fastanddubious, 16 Jul 2022But what about video? It still can't match the iPhon... moreYeah, it sucks in that department. I don't know why it's even worse than mi 11 Ultra. Probably just needs some software fine-tuning.

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                        • Anonymous
                        • vpS
                        • 16 Jul 2022

                        Zeus, 16 Jul 2022You shouldn't pass judgements on things u have no idea... moreAnd you clearly have not read the articles nor looked into the photo samples, captain. Of course, it's not my problem that you perceive overprocessed photos as being good quality or natural.

                          walkman8, 16 Jul 2022I just compared the 12s Ultra with 11 Ultra and s21u/s22u i... moreBut what about video?
                          It still can't match the iPhone or even Galaxy in video recording
                          Hardware is only part of the story

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                            • Anonymous
                            • th7
                            • 16 Jul 2022

                            The front camera or selfie camera of Xiaomi 12S Ultra can only shoot videos in 1080p resolution but not in 4K video. However, both iPhone 13 Pro Max and Vivo X80 Pro can record 4K video recording at 30 fps in front camera.

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                              • GrahamD
                              • nEI
                              • 16 Jul 2022

                              OK if you don't mind Xiaomi's junk OS with all its bloatware.

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                                • Zeus
                                • rJ7
                                • 16 Jul 2022

                                Anonymous, 16 Jul 2022If you enjoy artificial sharpening and scandoulous night mo... moreYou shouldn't pass judgements on things u have no idea about.

                                  Dum190, 16 Jul 2022Well, do not think is soo bad, at least they do not look li... moreIt's not about sharpness. Sharpness is fine, not oversharpened. Colors are not good, not natural and looks very bland. Problem with most Xiaomi phones.

                                    I'll never buy China only devices no matter how good the device is, no L1 certification is a deal breaker for me. Made the mistake of importing a k20 pro 256gb when it released only to find that out later, own fault I know but ud rather wait for them to do a global version of this, I'm due to upgrade my Mi 10t pro so this if it ever releases globally or 12s might be my go to's

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                                      • Stophen88
                                      • 3YL
                                      • 16 Jul 2022

                                      I have to say the lens flare on this 12S Ultra at night are at level with the iphone.... SUCH a disappointment, thankfully is not coming to europe, what a disgrace.

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                                        • Dum190
                                        • 3YL
                                        • 16 Jul 2022

                                        Michalis, 16 Jul 2022For all its potential, those have to be some of the worst, ... moreWell, do not think is soo bad, at least they do not look like a sharpened mess like the Iphone or Samsung flagships, the rendition is pretty natural and plenty of detail.

                                        I do not think is that bad, the bad thing is not coming to Europe.