Xiaomi 12 Pro Is Littered With Features, but Is That Enough?

Xiaomi 12 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 62,999 — the new Xiaomi flagship phone debuted in India this week to take on the likes of the OnePlus 10 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S22. It offers features including a 120Hz E5 AMOLED display, as well as triple rear cameras, one of which has a wider aperture than you normally see. The Xiaomi 12 Pro is also the company’s first phone to debut in the Indian market with the top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. Additionally, it comes in 8GB and 12GB RAM options, along with 256GB of onboard storage as standard.

To understand how good the Xiaomi 12 Pro is in its price segment, Orbital host Akhil Arora speaks with Senior Reviewer Sheldon Pinto and Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo on this week’s episode of the Gadgets 360 podcast.

The Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with a 6.72-inch WQHD+ (1,440×3,200 pixels) E5 AMOLED display that is equipped with the second-generation LTPO technology to provide a dynamic refresh rate between 1Hz and 120Hz.

The phone also has a triple rear camera setup that houses all 50-megapixel sensors — aimed to deliver a consistent experience no matter whether you are capturing a wide-angle landscape or a regular portrait.

Xiaomi has equipped Sony IMX707 as the primary sensor in the camera setup. It is a large-size, 1/1.28-inch sensor to deliver a premium experience. The telephoto camera on the Xiaomi 12 Pro also comes with an f/1.9 aperture that is quite rare and is not available on most competitive options.

Apart from the distinctive camera, the Xiaomi 12 Pro offers quad speakers that are designed to deliver a surround sound experience. The phone also has Dolby Atmos for an enhanced audio output, and Dolby Vision for immersive HDR viewing.

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The Xiaomi 12 Pro also comes with 120W fast charging that the company offered earlier on its mid-range models including the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G and Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G. If you don’t want a traditional charging experience, the phone does offer wireless charging at 50W.

One of the key areas where the Xiaomi 12 Pro downgrades the experience is the preloaded MIUI 13 that has regular bloatware, which you will get on other Xiaomi phones as well. The phone also doesn’t have a waterproof — or even splash-resistant — rating. This means that you should be very careful about it falling into a bucket of water.

We talk about some of the unique camera features that are available particularly on the Xiaomi 12 Pro that can be useful for your next photo or video shoot. Additionally, we touch upon the fact that whether Xiaomi has room for the Xiaomi 12 Ultra to bring it as an upgrade to the Xiaomi 12 Pro in the near future.

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