Xiaomi 12 Series – Take the perfect shot

Xiaomi just released the Xiaomi 12 series on the 28th December 2021. It is known as Xiaomi’s top smartphone series out of the other smartphone series they have. Xiaomi did very well with the Xiaomi Mi 11 series in 2021 or must we say Xiaomi 11 Series as the Mi has been removed by themselves.

Will the Xiaomi 12 series have the same success for the beginning of 2022? Only one way to find out if the Xiaomi 12 series is worth considering for your next purchase or upgrade, is by doing a review.

We will conduct this review by asking the following questions regarding this smartphone series:

 

How does the design of the Xiaomi 12 series smartphones look like?

 

Is there any major differences between the Xiaomi 12 and the Xiaomi 12 Pro?

 

How does the Xiaomi 12 series compare against the Xiaomi 11 Series?

 

What will the retail price be for the Xiaomi 12 series?

 

So let us not wait anymore. Let the review of the Xiaomi 12 series commence!

 

 

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Design of the Xiaomi 12 Series


Firstly, the Xiaomi 12 series will consist out of two smartphones which are the following:

  • Xiaomi 12
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro

 

 

Both these smartphones have the same smartphone design and will be available in four different colors which are illustrated in the image above. The four colors the Xiaomi 12 series will be available in are the following:

  • Black
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Pink

In terms of appearance between the two smartphones, the Xiaomi 12 Pro will be a bit bigger than the Xiaomi 12. Rest, no differences as mentioned earlier.

 

 

Xiaomi 12 series smartphones will NOT have the following:

  • A memory card slot to enable users to expand its smartphones internal memory with an external SD Card.
  • A jack plug in section that will enable users to plug in their wired headphones and auxiliary cables.

 

The Xiaomi 12 series will support the following charging methods:

  • Fast charging with the type – C plug in installed to it.
  • Fast wireless charging that ensure fast charging without a physical charger.
  • Reverse wireless charging where a person can place two smartphones against each other and help charge the one or the other’s battery.

 

The Xiaomi 12 series will have a fingerprint sensor under the screen the front screen display. So no stress for users that their fingerprint sensor will get damaged on the side or the back of the smartphone.

 

Xiaomi 12 VS Xiaomi 12 Pro


The main differences between the Xiaomi 12 and the Xiaomi 12 Pro are the following:

  • Size – The Xiaomi 12 Pro as I mentioned earlier in the design section, is 0,45 inches bigger than the Xiaomi 12. Not so much of a difference. However, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is the bigger smartphone between the two of them.
  • Weight – The Xiaomi 12 is the lighter smartphone to carry and use compare to the Xiaomi 12 Pro. A far difference between two.
  • Rear Camera – In terms of rear camera quality, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is the winner hands down as it has three 50 megapixels rear camera lenses, whereas the Xiaomi 12 only has one 50 megapixel rear camera lens. I do not need to say more which one is better here.
  • Battery Capacity – There isn’t a big difference in terms of battery capacity between the two smartphones. The Xiaomi 12 Pros battery only has 100 mAh bigger battery size capacity compare to the Xiaomi 12’s battery. However, in terms of fast charging, the Xiaomi 12 Pros battery charges way faster compare to the Xiaomi 12’s battery. It is most because of the watt charger the Xaiomi 12 Pro is using. It is a 120 watt charger whereas the Xiaomi 12’s charger is a 67 watt charger. It makes total sense the big difference.

Overall: The Xiaomi 12 Pro is better smartphone to go for between the two. Especially if you are looking for a good camera smartphone that can charge its battery to full power capacity in a short amount of time. However, the Xiaomi 12 is still an impressive smartphone to look at as it will be more affordable to buy compare to the Xiaomi 12 Pro which I will reveal in the retail price assumptions section.

 

How does the Xiaomi 12 Series compare against the 11 Series?


A) Xiaomi 11 VS Xiaomi 12:

The main differences between the Xiaomi 11 and Xiaomi 12 are the following:

  • Size – The Xiaomi 11 is 0,53 inches bigger than the Xiaomi 12. Not a big difference at all.
  • Weight – The Xiaomi 12 is the lighter smartphone to carry and to hold compare to the Xiaomi 11.
  • Front Camera – The front camera lens of the Xiaomi 12, has 12 more megapixels compare to Xiaomi 11’s front camera. Thus, the Xiaomi 12 takes way better selfies compare to the Xiaomi 11.
  • Rear Camera – However, in terms of rear camera quality, the Xiaomi 11 wins hands down with its 108 megapixel camera. This is really upsetting to see the Xiaomi 12’s rear camera quality actually reduced more than half. Not many users will like this. Even though the design of the Xiaomi 12’s rear looks more attractive compare to the Xiaomi 11’s rear camera layout. End of the day it falls on quality than looks.
  • Battery Capacity – Not so much a difference in battery capacity. It is exactly the same between the Xiaomi 12 VS the Xiaomi 12 Pro comparison earlier. However, in term of fast charging, the Xiaomi 12’s battery charges 6 minutes faster to full power capacity compare to the Xiaomi 11’s battery.

Overall: There are positives and negatives for both of these smartphones. If you want the best rear camera smartphone, then the Xiaomi 11 is the one you should look at between the two. If you are looking for the best selfie camera smartphone, then the Xiaomi 12 is the answer for you. So it all comes down to your smartphone preferences.

 

B) Xiaomi 11 Pro VS Xiaomi 12 Pro:

The main differences between the Xiaomi 11 Pro and the Xiaomi 12 Pro are the following:

  • Size – The Xiaomi 11 Pro is 0,08 inches bigger than the Xiaomi 12 Pro which is hardly a difference.
  • Weight – The Xiaomi 12 Pro 4g lighter to carry and use compare to the Xiaomi 11 Pro.
  • Front Camera – Like the counter partners, the Xiaomi 12 Pros front camera has 12 more megapixels compare to the Xiaomi 11 Pros front camera. Making the Xiaomi 12 Pro is best for selfie photo taking between the two of them.
  • Rear Camera – The Xiaomi 12 Pro wins the best rear camera quality hands down which is good compare to its counter part, Xiaomi 12.
  • Battery Capacity – The Xiaomi 11 Pros battery has 400 mAh more battery capacity as compare to the Xiaomi 12 Pros battery, which means the Xiaomi 11 Pro will last longer before having the need to recharge it with power like the Xiaomi 12 Pro. However, the Xiaomi 12 Pros battery can recharge to full power capacity in 18 minutes less compare to the Xiaomi 11 Pros battery. Thus, it is not a big upset for the Xiaomi 12 Pro and is the better option if you need a smartphone that recharges its power quickly in a short amount of time.

Overall: The Xiaomi 12 Pro wins this comparison hands down and I am glad for that. Was really upsetting to see the Xiaomi 12 has decreased some of the features when comparing to the Xiaomi 11. However, with the Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi made certain the Xiaomi 12 Pro exceeds its users’ expectations and improved it. Thus, you want the best camera smartphone that can recharge its battery in a short amount of time fast, look at the Xiaomi 12 Pro.

 

Retail Price assumptions for the Xiaomi 12 Series


The Xiaomi 12 series will cost roughly by the following retail price amounts:

By looking at these retail prices, the Xiaomi 12 is of course the cheaper smartphone in the series. However, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is not far away from the Xiaomi 12’s retail price amount. I would say again, it all depends on your smartphone preferences which one you will go for.

Please remember that these retail prices are just assumptions and may differ in different countries.

 

Conclusion


The Xiaomi 12 series does look impressive with its smartphone design. It is more elegant compare to the previous Xiaomi 11 series.

But when we look at specifications between the previous the Xiaomi 11 series and the Xiaomi 12 series, the normal Xiaomi 11 is way better compare to the Xiaomi 12. Even though the design of the Xiaomi 12 is more impressive than the Xiaomi 11 design. The specifications of the Xiaomi 11 is far superior in rear camera and battery capacity which is very upsetting for the Xiaomi 12.

But with the Pro ranges, the Xiaomi 12 Pro wins hands down with its great camera specs and fast charging capabilities. Even thought the Xiaomi 12 Pro is more expensive compare to the Xiaomi 12, the Xiaomi 12 Pro has far better specifications.

Thus, I would advise anyone that is looking for a good camera smartphone with quick fast charge capabilities, to look at the Xiaomi 12 Pro. You will not be disappointed.

 

What are your thoughts about the Xiaomi 12 series?

 

Do you agree what I mentioned in the review?

 

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If you want to watch the Xiaomi 12 series launch event, please view the video below:

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