[REVIEW] : Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro: a big step forward in design and photography to conquer the top of the range

The new Xiaomi 12 series brings you the most advanced photography in the palm of your hand. That’s all you need to know.

Rarely has a new family of smartphones been talked about so much. The new Xiaomi 12 series has arrived to revolutionize the high-end phone market, based on advanced specifications, an elegant and refined design and the most advanced camera system we have seen so far in a brand mobile .

This year, in addition, the brand’s family of premium flagships offers all its advantages in two different formats, with Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro. This way, you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

Cutting-edge spec sheet wrapped in a sleek design

The Xiaomi 12 family represents an important step forward in terms of design, which makes the two models that bring the family to life stand out for their premium and elegant appearance. Its back with a soft matte finish offers a pleasant touch to the hand and prevents fingerprints from soaking in.

In addition, Xiaomi has decided to relaunch the flagship concept in a compact format with the Xiaomi 12 and its 6.28-inch screen. But don’t be fooled by its small size: the ‘little’ sibling has class-leading specs, almost as sharp as the ‘Pro’ version.

One of the main features of this design is on the front: an impressive AMOLED screen takes up almost the entire front of the devices, with a lateral curvature that improves grip and a Gorilla Glass Victus glass responsible for protecting the panel. goals and scratches. Above all, the incredible Xiaomi 12 Pro panel stands out, with Quad HD+ resolution and AMOLED LTPO technology, which allows dynamically varying the refresh rate up to 120 hertz to save energy.

All of this is backed by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, the most powerful yet. It is accompanied by up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage, and is completed by batteries with a capacity of 4,500 and 4,600 mAh, with fast charging systems of 67 and 120 W, the most powerful in its class.

ProFocus, the key to first-level photography

The Xiaomi 12 series camera system has been completely renewed to achieve excellence. Xiaomi 12 Pro equips a triple camera array, led by the new Sony IMX707 sensor, one of the largest integrated in a mobile to date, with a resolution of 50 megapixels and the ability to capture a much higher amount of light , while increasing focusing speed and delivering more accurate colors.

Xiaomi 12 is not far behind, as it packs a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main camera, accompanied by a 13-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, and the already famous 5-megapixel tele macro camera.

It’s the material. But what about innovations at the software level? This year, the crown jewel of the camera system has a name: ProFocus. The new algorithm developed by Xiaomi is able to identify and track moving objects intelligently, to prevent photos from being blurry or out of focus.

To this must be added functions such as the automatic focusing of eyes and faces, or the “Ultra Night Video” function, backed by algorithms developed in-house to allow the recording of quality videos in environments with very low light. There is no doubt that the Xiaomi 12 series camera system is ready to dominate every scene.

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The 256 GB version of the Xiaomi 11T goes from 599 to 350 € only

If the Chinese manufacturer makes us lose our heads as the references it offers are numerous, most are not lacking in interest, as is the case for example with the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro. These are mid-range smartphones that are as convincing as the premium models, but with a more contained price. The 256 GB version of the classic model becomes even more affordable, with nearly 250 euros reduction compared to its launch price.

THE KEY POINTS OF THE XIAOMI 11T

  • Its AMOLED screen at 120 Hz
  • Its large 5000 mAh battery
  • Its powerful Dimensity 1200 chip
  • Its main sensor of 108 megapixels

With a launch price of 599.90 euros, the Xiaomi 11T in its 256 GB version is currently available at 380.94 euros on Rakuten, but using the code RAKUTEN30 the smartphone drops to only 350.94 euros. There is also the 128 GB model which is on sale.