Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro disappoint in screen analysis and fall behind Mi 11 in DxOMark ranking

The Xiaomi 12 — recently launched in Brazil — and its “brother” Xiaomi 12 Pro passed the DxOMark screen reviews this Thursday (12). The French site reveals the display pros and cons of each of the Chinese manufacturer’s new top-of-the-line phones, suggesting that there is still plenty of room for improvement in the visual department of the phones. flagships.

Respectively, the base model and the “Pro” version achieved scores of 83 and 85. Although these rates surpass cell phones like the ASUS Zenfone 8 (81) and Motorola Edge 20 Pro (80), both are far below average and have even lost even for older smartphones like the iPhone 11 Pro Max (84) and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (87).

69.9 x 152.7 x 8.16 mm
6.28 inches – 2400x1080px

74.6 x 163.6 x 8.16 mm
6.73 inches – 3200×1440 px

The Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro have the same disadvantages. Screens have low brightness, insufficient for most use cases, causing them to lose credits when viewing HDR10 videos. Also in this sense, videos played on their 120 Hz screens may show frame breaks multiple times.

Such disadvantages have caused their overall scores to be below their predecessors, such as the Xiaomi Mi 11 and 11T Pro — both with 87 points.

There are, on the other hand, positive factors for Xiaomi’s flagships. The Xiaomi 12 offers “smooth” interactions with the user interface thanks to its high refresh rate, as well as adapting its brightness level nimbly and smoothly as it varies between light and dark environments. Colors do not suffer major distortions when tilting the phone.

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Xiaomi 12 Pro has similar advantages and adds faithful color reproduction in favorable environments. The graphs below show the deviation of tones in the sRGB and DCI-P3 ranges, respectively. The circles represent the target color that should be rendered by cellphone screens; the arrows point to the tone the displays rendered. Check out:

In the demo below, the standard model is compared to the Mi 11 Ultra, iPhone 13 and Zenfone 8 respectively. Note that the brightness is insufficient in environments with high lighting:

The next image shows the lack of brightness of the Xiaomi 12 in HDR10 display:

The Xiaomi 12 Pro loses image contrast outdoors, despite the readability (detail distinction) being slightly better:

Below, it is possible to compare its extremely limited brightness in HDR10 video playback, showing great disadvantage against the Mi 11 Ultra:

Xiaomi 12 has a 6.28-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) and 120 Hz refresh rate. The Xiaomi 12 Pro features a 6.73-inch AMOLED display with Quad HD+ resolution (1,440 x 3,200 pixels) and a variable refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. Both are powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

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  • The Xiaomi 12 Pro is not yet available in Brazilian stores. To be notified when it arrives.
  • The Xiaomi 12 is not yet available in Brazilian stores. To be notified when it arrives.

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