The Xiaomi T series is without a doubt one of the most current in the brand’s catalogue. And this new generation is no exception. Both Xiaomi 12T Pro and Standard Model enter the Western market to cover this market niche between 500-800 euros What many buyers go for who are looking for a more refined experience than usual, given that the bulk of mobile phones sold are below this barrier, but do not want or should not pay about a thousand euros or more.
The price of this product line also tends to drop after several months of sale, leaving the potential buyer with an even better window. We don’t know if the same will happen this year – the global economic situation is unfavorable – but if it does, it will surely benefit the Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro.
At this point, as a promotion, the brand has announced an aggressive bundle comprises:
- Redmi Pad (worth 349 euros) as a gift to everyone who buys Xiaomi 12T Pro from 749 euros before October 12th.
- Some Redmi Buds 4 Pro (worth 99 euros) as a gift to all those who buy Xiaomi 12T from 599 euros before October 12th.
A little bundles which constitute a clear price increase compared to the previous generation. As a reminder, Xiaomi 11T Pro went on sale for 699 euros, and the standard 11T for 499. That is: 100 euros more in the case of the standard model, 50 euros more in the case of the Pro model.
An explanation for this growth? It is difficult to determine one factor. The economic context probably says a lot about this. Looking at the exchange rate between the yen and the euro, there is a clear negative trend for European citizens. But this is not the only factor: widespread inflation, closely related to it, could also play a role.
200 megapixel camera like a hook
To attract potential buyers, Xiaomi went for the old trick with megapixels. In particular, the main sensor of this mobile phone has a resolution of 200 megapixels. But, as you know, more megapixels does not necessarily mean a superior camera. And this is a great opportunity to prove it. In the brief tests we were able to run, the results were good, but they are not the best in the sector, as many might think when reading that it has 200 megapixels.
In fact, by default phone does pixel binning, so the resulting image is not 200 megapixels as one might think. To shoot in this resolution, like on other phones, you need to activate a certain mode. However, except in exceptional cases, this is most likely not a good idea. Images take up more space, and in difficult situations, the choice pixel binning It probably helps improve behavior in other areas more important than the resolution itself.
Along with the main camera, we have an 8MP wide-angle camera and a 2MP macro camera. In this last the brand took a step back compared to the 11T Pro, which had a 5-megapixel macro camera. On the other hand, Xiaomi offers increase A 2x digital zoom lens that takes advantage of the high resolution of the main sensor to zoom without any noticeable loss in quality.
Hardware that lives up to expectations
The screen, on the other hand, is AMOLED, tops out at 120Hz and supports standards such as Dolby Vision. This is a panel, in general, according to its range. Of course: the maximum brightness is less than that of Xiaomi 11T Pro: we went from peak 1000 nits to one in 900.
Under said screen is a fingerprint scanner, which is a clear step up from the 11T’s side sensor. This makes it more accessible to any finger and also more comfortable for lefties.
The screen, by the way, is completely flat. The frames surrounding it, in addition, have almost the same thickness, which is welcome. The absence of pronounced tendrils that violate the visual symmetry of the product.
In terms of performance, Xiaomi has implemented in this Xiaomi 12T Pro Snapdragon 8+ 1st generation, Qualcomm’s latest SoC for mobile phones. It is one of the reference chips in the world of Android phones. And besides, the Plus version brings clear improvements in terms of efficiency – it consumes less and heats up less – for which Xiaomi implemented it instead of the original version.
Under this chip is 5000 mAh battery accompanied by a charging system up to 120W. Wildness that allows you to fully charge the phone in less than half an hour. The brand also includes the required adapter in the product box, which is a plus.
Should you buy Xiaomi 12T Pro?
Xiaomi 12T Pro is one of the main options in its price range for another year. It has a great processor simple but well-decided designa high-quality screen, a good main camera, a first-class fast charging system, etc.
Yes, he is not alone. And the price advantage he had on other occasions is gone this year. Phones like the Realme GT2 Pro or the upcoming Pixel 7, which according to some leaks will be in the same price range, are two alternatives to consider. Also iPhone 13 or S22. The choice between one or the other, in the end, is a personal matter.
What I recommend if you are leaning towards this product, take advantage of the introductory offer. Whether you are interested in Redmi Pad or not. You can keep it for yourself or, conversely, sell it to reduce the cost of the phone. But if you can accept it as a gift, take advantage of it.
Source: Hiper Textual