Xiaomi has officially launched its two new high-end smartphones in France: the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro, here is where you can find them at the best prices.
Xiaomi 12: the new 2022 standard
The new Xiaomi 12 is one of the most anticipated smartphones by fans of the brand. Indeed, after an excellent Xiaomi Mi 11, the manufacturer is delivering an ever more powerful terminal this year, offering one of the best value for money on the market.
To begin with, the Xiaomi 12 sports an AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 6.28 inches of FHD + definition (2400 x 1080 pixels) boasting of displaying more than 68 billion colors. Neither too big nor too small, its form factor ensures optimal handling, suitable for all users. In addition, it is adorned with a Gorilla Glass Victus coating, allowing it to be resistant to scratches and possible shocks or falls. The Xiaomi 12 screen is also Dolby Vision and HDR10+ compatible, providing the user with a breathtaking mobile viewing experience.
Under this screen, Xiaomi has integrated the fingerprint reader. Quick and easy to use, the latter provides an additional level of security, in particular to unlock the screen, but also to validate certain transactions. The terminal offers a refresh rate of 120Hz AdaptiveSync as well as a touch sampling rate of up to 480Hz. Suffice to say that in terms of fluidity and tactile experience, it is difficult to do better on a smartphone in 2022. The audio part of the Xiaomi 12 is not left out. As proof, there is a dual symmetrical speaker, designed by Harman Kardon, Dolby Atmos compatible and delivering excellent stereo sound.
Then, under the hood, we find the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, engraved in 4nm. It is quite simply the most powerful mobile SoC released to date. To give you an idea, the display capacities have been increased by 30% and its energy efficiency by 25% compared to the Snapdragon 888. The GPU part is based on an Adreno 730 chip. ‘Adreno 660 of the Snapdragon 888 with a performance gain of around 50% compared to the latter. The smartphone is also compatible with 5G from the outset, in addition to being delivered with the latest version of Android in its version 12 with MIUI 13.
Also, the Xiaomi 12 is ready for photos and videos in all circumstances thanks to its triple sensor. The latter is available as follows: a Sony IMX766 main sensor of 50MP, 24mm, F1.9, an ultra wide angle of 13MP 123°, F2.4 and a telemacro of 5MP, 50mm. All boosted with AI with features supposed to improve the user experience, such as the One-click AI cinema but also the brand new Xiaomi ProFocus. With modes like Ultra Night Video, your shots in very low light conditions will always be successful. In terms of dimensions, the Xiaomi 12 measures 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.6 mm for a weight of 180 grams.
Finally, a significant point for the majority of users, autonomy. From this point of view, the Xiaomi 12 brings out the heavy artillery: a 4,500 mAh battery, compatible with 67W wired fast charging and 50W wireless turbo charging. The icing on the cake, the presence of reverse wireless charging (10W) which allows you to charge your various devices and accessories. So many arguments that suggest a resounding global success for this new Xiaomi 12.
Xiaomi 12 Pro: the ultra premium flagship, without any compromise
For the most demanding people wishing to equip themselves with an ultra high-end smartphone, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is clearly the one to turn to. The terminal is similar in some details to its little brother, but still stands out on a lot of points. It is therefore the same processor, namely the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that we find with the same type of RAM memory, namely LPDDR5 and similar UFS 3.1 storage capacities of 128 or 256 GB.
The screen of the Xiaomi 12 Pro is much larger than that of the classic version with a diagonal of Samsung 6.73 inches of 2K definition (3200 x 1400 pixels). It embeds LTPO 2.0 technology which allows the refresh rate to be varied between 1 and 120 Hz. The manufacturer ensures that its smartphone offers a brightness of 1500 nits. Like the Xiaomi 12, the Pro version also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
Where the Xiaomi 12 Pro stands out from the standard model is especially on the photo part. Indeed, the smartphone also has a triple sensor, but very different from the configuration of its younger sibling. We thus find a Sony IMX707 24mm, F1.9 main sensor, coupled with an ultra wide-angle of 50 MP 115 °, F2.2 as well as a 50 MP telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom. The front camera is identical on both models, namely a 32 MP sensor. On paper it’s very promising and in reality, this combo should make it possible to take sublime shots and videos, in all conditions, and especially in nocturnal environments or in very low light.
Then, who says higher screen and definition, necessarily says increased battery capacity. The battery capacity of the Xiaomi 12 Pro therefore gains 100 mAh and reaches 4,600 mAh. In addition to offering even faster charging than that offered on the Xiaomi 12 with the 120W which saves 100% battery in a record time of 18 minutes. The 50W fast wireless charging doesn’t do quite as well, with 100% in 42 minutes – which is still an excellent stat. Also included is 10W reverse charging, Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 4+.
As you will have understood, with all these strong arguments, the Chinese manufacturer intends with its Xiaomi 12 Pro to overshadow Samsung’s Galaxy S22, the OnePlus 10 Pro or even the iPhone 13 from Apple, who position themselves as its direct rivals. A complete smartphone that offers a muscular technical sheet, a very successful design with, moreover, Android 12 and MIUI 13 at the wand.
Where to buy the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro?
The new Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro smartphones are available for pre-order from March 17 until March 28, 2022, when the first deliveries will begin. Here is the price of the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro in France:
During the pre-order period, you can take advantage of a launch bonus. For any pre-order of a Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G or Xiaomi 12 5G, you have a Xiaomi Watch S1 connected watch worth €269 offered to you. The offer is valid with the following brands and mobile operators: Orange, Sosh, Générale de telephone, Bouygues Télécom, Welcom, SFR, Red-by-SFR, Fnac, Darty, Boulanger, E.Leclerc, Auchan, Système U, Cdiscount , Rue du Commerce and in the Xiaomi Store and Mi.com.