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Xiaomi 12S Pro review - 5G smartphone with Leica cameras and powerful equipment

As already the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, the upper-class smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer also uses the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, UFS 3.1 storage, and an LTPO AMOLED panel. In addition, the Xiaomi smartphone offers fast 120-Watt charging. At about 800 Euros (~$803), is this a rounded package?
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test

In addition to its new Xiaomi 12S Ultra top model, Xiaomi also introduced its new upper-class 12S Pro at its exclusive China event. Like the flagship from the Chinese manufacturer, the 12S Pro also uses a main camera that was developed in cooperation with Leica. In addition to this 50-MP lens, the upper-class Xiaomi also offers two more 50-MP sensors. 

Aside from the camera hardware, the Xiaomi 12S Pro also offers some interesting equipment with the powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and a large, 6.73-inch 1440p AMOLED display, which offers a refresh rate between 1 and 120 Hz thanks to LTPO 2.0 technology. 

Since the Xiaomi 12S series will only be available in China, the Xiaomi 12S Pro can only be purchased from import vendors starting from around 800 Euros (~$803).  

Xiaomi 12S Pro (12 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 8 x 1.8 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.73 inch 20:9, 3200 x 1440 pixel 521 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, OLED, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 224 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro sensor, proximity sensor, compass, color spectrum, OTG, Miracast, IR blaster
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 5G: N1/N3/N5/N8/N28a/N38/N40/N41/N77/N78/N79; 4G: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B26 / B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41 / B42; 3G; 850/1900/2100MHz; 2G: 850/900/1800/1900MHz, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 163.6 x 74.6 ( = 0.32 x 6.44 x 2.94 in)
Battery
4800 mAh
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.9, 24 mm, OIS) + 50 MP (f/1.9, 50 mm, telephoto)+ 50 MP (f/2.2, 115˚, ultrawide)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (f/2.5, 26 mm)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, charger, case, USB cable, MIUI 13, 12 Months Warranty, fanless, waterproof
Weight
204 g ( = 7.2 oz / 0.45 pounds), Power Supply: 219 g ( = 7.73 oz / 0.48 pounds)
Price
900 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88 %
09/2022
Xiaomi 12S Pro
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
204 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.73"3200x1440
87.6 %
02/2022
Xiaomi 12 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
204 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.73"3200x1440
87 %
08/2022
OnePlus 10T
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
203.5 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2412x1080
88.9 %
05/2022
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920
196 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.60"2340x1080
87.5 %
08/2022
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
204 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.80"2480x1116
Available colors of the Xiaomi 12S Pro
Available colors of the Xiaomi 12S Pro

Visually, the Xiaomi 12S Pro hardly differs from the Xiaomi 12 Pro that is available in Germany. The workmanship of the case meets the highest demands, as buyers of a high-end smartphone in 2022 should be able to expect.

However, in contrast to the Ultra model, the Xiaomi upper-class smartphone doesn't offer any IP certification. We don't know whether the manufacturer uses a nano coating from P2i as in other models, allowing them to survive a rain shower without any problems. At least there is a slim seal around the SIM tray, which is made from plastic. 

The punch hole in front ensures slim display bezels and gives the Xiaomi smartphone an efficient display-to-surface ratio of almost 90%. Both in the front and back, Gorilla Glass Victus is used. 

Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test

Size Comparison

163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.66 mm / 0.3409 inch 204 g0.4497 lbs163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 204 g0.4497 lbs163 mm / 6.42 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 8.75 mm / 0.3445 inch 203.5 g0.4486 lbs163.28 mm / 6.43 inch 73.56 mm / 2.9 inch 8.41 mm / 0.3311 inch 204 g0.4497 lbs157.4 mm / 6.2 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 196 g0.4321 lbs

Equipment - Xiaomi 12S Pro with UFS storage

The Xiaomi 12S Pro is available in four different versions (8 GB + 128/256 GB, 12 + 256 /512 GB). The equipment includes an IR blaster, Miracast, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC including Google Pay, since there is a Play Protect certification.

In our test unit, the internal eMMC storage offers a capacity of 256 GB, with only about 224 GB remaining available to the user in the state of delivery. Those for whom this storage space is insufficient will need to choose the larger storage version, since storage expansion via microSD cards is not supported.

You can connect peripheral devices such as a storage stick to the USB-C port via OTG adapter. The USB port supports the 2.0 standard for the data transfer. 

Software - Xiaomi smartphone with Android 12

The operating system of the Xiaomi 12S Pro is based on version 12 of Google's Android. At the time of our test, the security patches are at the level of July 2022. On top of Android, the manufacturer installed its inhouse MIUI version 13. We are unable to find out whether the update warranty of the global Xiaomi 12 series that includes three large Android updates and four years of security updates is also valid for the China-exclusive upper-class model.    

Since the Xiaomi 12S Pro is designed for the Chinese market, the software doesn't support any Google services in the state of delivery and only offers English as system language in addition to Chinese. However, in contrast to Huawei smartphones, you can easily install Google services later.

Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test

Communication and GNSS - Xiaomi 12S Pro with 5G

The Xiaomi 12S Pro supports access to the mobile 5G network and a total of 18 LTE bands. However, those unfortunately don't include bands 20 and 28, which are important to use it in Germany.

In the WLAN at home, the high-end smartphone offers WiFi 6E. In combination with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, this is sufficient for transfer rates higher than 900 Mbit/s on average. Although the transfer rates we measured are pleasantly high, we would have expected a slightly higher speed, considering that a global 12 Pro fares better here. In our test, a connection to the 6-GHz frequency range is not possible.  

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1465 (1307min - 1536max) MBit/s ∼100% +55%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
947 (913min - 949max) MBit/s ∼65%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
934 (768min - 949max) MBit/s ∼64% -1%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
900 (844min - 951max) MBit/s ∼61% -5%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
826 (765min - 881max) MBit/s ∼56% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=117, last 2 years)
604 MBit/s ∼41% -36%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1214 (516min - 1524max) MBit/s ∼100% +29%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
944 (914min - 960max) MBit/s ∼78%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
933 (865min - 958max) MBit/s ∼77% -1%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
899 (432min - 966max) MBit/s ∼74% -5%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
831 (428min - 859max) MBit/s ∼68% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=118, last 2 years)
651 MBit/s ∼54% -31%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Average of class Smartphone
  (853 - 1768, n=15, last 2 years)
1407 MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1346 (696min - 1430max) MBit/s ∼96%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1565 (777min - 1666max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (598 - 1751, n=15, last 2 years)
1284 MBit/s ∼82%
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Xiaomi 12S Pro; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø946 (913-949)
Xiaomi 12S Pro; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø944 (914-960)
Locating outdoors
Locating outdoors
Locating indoors
Locating indoors

In order to evaluate the locating accuracy of the upper-class smartphone in practice, we record a route in parallel with the Garmin Venu 2.

Similar to the 12S Ultra, the detailed route recording shows a few inaccuracies, which is a bit unusual in this price class and could possibly be due to the restrictive MIUI of the Chinese version.    

Garmin Venu 2 locating
Garmin Venu 2 locating
Xiaomi 12S Pro locating
Xiaomi 12S Pro locating

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality - Xiaomi smartphone with dual-SIM

Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test

The voice quality of the Xiaomi 12S Pro is at a decent level. We were unable to find a WiFi calling option in the settings, and our SIM card in the Telecom net also doesn't support the option for voice over LTE, which allows for voice calling using the 4G net. However, according to the manufacturer, dual-SIM with dual-VoLTE is basically supported. 

Cameras - Xiaomi smartphone with triple-cam

Selfie taken with the Xiaomi 12S Pro
Selfie taken with the Xiaomi 12S Pro

There is no difference to the Xiaomi 12 Pro in the built-in cameras. The main camera of the 12S Pro is based on the Sony IMX 707 and supported by a 50-MP portrait camera with 2x optical zoom and a 50-MP resolution ultrawide angle camera. The picture quality of the IMX 707 together with OIS is very good, and the pictures contain many details with vibrant colors. On the other hand, the dynamic could have turned out slightly higher, and our analysis of the color accuracy also shows several outliers.  

The ultrawide angle camera offers a decent sharpness, which compared to the main camera drops visibly, though. Even though the curving of the lens is corrected cleanly, the details could have been reproduced better. In terms of the zoom, the Xiaomi 12S Pro also doesn't show its strengths. While the lossless 2x enlargement is quite convincing, at higher zoom levels and digital enlargements, the recordings of the 50-MP lens appear fairly artificial and poor in detail. 

Ultrawide angle
main camera
2x zoom
5x zoom
10x zoom
20x zoom (max)
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main CameraMain CameraLow LightUltrawide Angle
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ColorChecker
26.9 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
34 ∆E
19 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
19 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 12S Pro: 15.6 ∆E min: 2.93 - max: 34.03 ∆E
ColorChecker
11.1 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
14 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 12S Pro: 11.28 ∆E min: 4.23 - max: 18.29 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Xiaomi 12S Pro with charger

Included in the box are a USB cable, a protective cover, and a modular 120-Watt Chinese charger. In addition, TradingShenzhen also includes a EU adapter for the outlets used in Germany. However, this isn't part of the standard equipment but is only a special service by the vendor. 

The warranty period is 12 months. With our test unit from TradingShenzhen, there is also the option to ship the 12S Pro to a German address in case of a warranty.

Input Devices and Operation - Xiaomi smartphone with FaceUnlock

The vibration motor delivers a good haptic feedback, working at a high quality level. The capacitive touchscreen of the Xiaomi 12S Pro recognizes up to ten touch points simultaneously. Both the refresh rate (120 Hz) and also the input sampling rate of the touchscreen (240 Hz) are significantly higher than the 60-Hz mark, making the 6.73-inch OLED panel very responsive. 

Below the display is an optical fingerprint sensor, which recognizes the finger reliably, even though it isn't the fastest. The 12S Ultra responds much faster here. A biometric identification via face recognition with the front camera unlocks the upper-class smartphone just as reliably, although this is not very secure (2D). However, with MIUI 13, Xiaomi promises some machine learning algorithms that are supposed to improve the security of the 2D recognition via the front camera.

Display - Xiaomi 12S Pro with OLED

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Xiaomi 12S Pro offers a 6.73-inch LTPO 2.0 OLED panel with a format of 20:9, an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, and a QHD+ resolution. In our measurements, the display brightness is at a good level at a maximum of 841 cd/m², but the Samsung competitors get significantly brighter and the manufacturer-specified level of 1,500 nits is also missed significantly. Although it is at least 952 cd/m² in our APL18 measurements, this would still be too little for an impressive HDR experience. 

The Xiaomi smartphone uses PWM at a fairly high frequency of 121 to 364 Hz for brightness control. What is not typical for an OLED panel is the uneven brightness distribution of less than 80%. Possibly, this might be a display fault of our test unit.

698
cd/m²
767
cd/m²
659
cd/m²
695
cd/m²
841
cd/m²
726
cd/m²
759
cd/m²
798
cd/m²
802
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 841 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 749.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 841 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.03 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 1.7 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
99.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.234
Xiaomi 12S Pro
OLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
Xiaomi 12 Pro
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
OnePlus 10T
Fluid AMOLED, 2412x1080, 6.70
Samsung Galaxy S22+
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.60
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
AMOLED, 2480x1116, 6.80
Screen
4%
-36%
-21%
-35%
Brightness middle
841
959
14%
861
2%
1090
30%
682
-19%
Brightness
749
977
30%
856
14%
1097
46%
683
-9%
Brightness Distribution
78
96
23%
97
24%
98
26%
94
21%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.03
1.1
-7%
2.27
-120%
2.5
-143%
1.8
-75%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.55
3.1
-22%
4.17
-64%
3.8
-49%
4.7
-84%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.7
1.9
-12%
2.9
-71%
2.3
-35%
2.4
-41%
Gamma
2.234 98%
2.22 99%
2.303 96%
2.04 108%
2.16 102%
CCT
6425 101%
6498 100%
6141 106%
6492 100%
6634 98%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 364 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 364 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 364 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19590 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

0% brightness
0% brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level in various brightness settings

Our analysis of the photo spectrometer and CalMAN software results in relatively low average Delta-E deviations to the sRGB color space. In addition to chosing among three color profiles, you can also adjust the color space and separate parameters individually.  

Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)
Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)
Color space (target color space: AdobeRGB; profile: Standard)
Color space (target color space: AdobeRGB; profile: Standard)
Color space (target color space: P3; profile: Standard)
Color space (target color space: P3; profile: Standard)
Color space (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)
Color space (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.7 ms rise
↘ 0.8 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 0.6 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.9 ms).

When using it outdoors, the Xiaomi 12S Pro leaves a good impression. While direct sunlight poses no problem for the upper-class smartphone, you still have to avoid reflections. The viewing angles of the OLED panel are very good, and the brightness decrease viewing it from the sides also turns out low.

Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone review

Performance - Xiaomi smartphone with a Qualcomm SoC

In everyday operation, the powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 ensures a very good system speed and smooth operation. The values in our benchmark measurements are at a high level and often even better than those of a Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro. In contrast to the OnePlus 10T, the Xiaomi 12S Pro doesn't have a limitation in the onscreen values of the GFX Bench benchmark. 

Like the 12S Ultra, the Pro model shows very good read and write rates. The UFS storage of the upper-class smartphone impresses with a speed of almost 2,000 Mbit/s. 

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1322 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1309 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (930 - 1356, n=14)
1292 Points ∼98% -2%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
1277 Points ∼97% -3%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1217 Points ∼92% -8%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1192 Points ∼90% -10%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1133 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=265, last 2 years)
737 Points ∼56% -44%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
4388 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (3987 - 4436, n=14)
4218 Points ∼96% -4%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
4162 Points ∼95% -5%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
3987 Points ∼91% -9%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3738 Points ∼85% -15%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
3599 Points ∼82% -18%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
3289 Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 5538, n=265, last 2 years)
2374 Points ∼54% -46%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1119358 Points ∼100% +8%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1035748 Points ∼93%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (846323 - 1119358, n=13)
1024648 Points ∼92% -1%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
962824 Points ∼86% -7%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
922942 Points ∼82% -11%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
850401 Points ∼76% -18%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
846323 Points ∼76% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1119358, n=160, last 2 years)
584886 Points ∼52% -44%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
17727 Points ∼100% +28%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
15944 Points ∼90% +15%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
14998 Points ∼85% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (11029 - 17727, n=13)
14935 Points ∼84% +8%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
13878 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13131 Points ∼74% -5%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
10745 Points ∼61% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=213, last 2 years)
10352 Points ∼58% -25%
CrossMark - Overall
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1129 Points ∼100% +15%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1128 Points ∼100% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (806 - 1178, n=13)
1046 Points ∼93% +7%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
980 Points ∼87%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
811 Points ∼72% -17%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
806 Points ∼71% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=97, last 2 years)
775 Points ∼69% -21%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
749 Points ∼66% -24%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
8406 Points ∼100% +24%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
8320 Points ∼99% +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (6423 - 8753, n=13)
7736 Points ∼92% +14%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
7665 Points ∼91% +13%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
7186 Points ∼85% +6%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6789 Points ∼81%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6007 Points ∼71% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 8753, n=179, last 2 years)
4625 Points ∼55% -32%
System
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
12962 Points ∼100% +13%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
12230 Points ∼94% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (10047 - 13563, n=13)
12129 Points ∼94% +6%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
11456 Points ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
11373 Points ∼88% -1%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10006 Points ∼77% -13%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
9873 Points ∼76% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=179, last 2 years)
8168 Points ∼63% -29%
Memory
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
9017 Points ∼100% +47%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
8906 Points ∼99% +45%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
8822 Points ∼98% +44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (6124 - 9017, n=13)
7787 Points ∼86% +27%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6844 Points ∼76% +12%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6124 Points ∼68%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=179, last 2 years)
5204 Points ∼58% -15%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
5125 Points ∼57% -16%
Graphics
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
26660 Points ∼100% +42%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
24037 Points ∼90% +28%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
21650 Points ∼81% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (16742 - 26660, n=13)
21343 Points ∼80% +14%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
18784 Points ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
17475 Points ∼66% -7%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
15216 Points ∼57% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 26660, n=179, last 2 years)
8925 Points ∼33% -52%
Web
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1960 Points ∼100% +19%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
1833 Points ∼94% +11%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1813 Points ∼93% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (1559 - 2006, n=13)
1813 Points ∼93% +10%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1669 Points ∼85% +1%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1654 Points ∼84%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1602 Points ∼82% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=179, last 2 years)
1407 Points ∼72% -15%
AImark - Score v2.x
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
72572 Points ∼100% +889%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=156, last 2 years)
51780 Points ∼71% +606%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
7335 Points ∼10%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
6955 Points ∼10% -5%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
6805 Points ∼9% -7%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6442 Points ∼9% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (1043 - 7865, n=11)
6385 Points ∼9% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6323 Points ∼9% -14%
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2876 Points ∼100% +2%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2811 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2513 Points ∼87% -11%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2188 Points ∼76% -22%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1935 Points ∼67% -31%
Wild Life Extreme
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2824 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2785 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2609 Points ∼92% -6%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2528 Points ∼90% -9%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2202 Points ∼78% -21%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11076 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10989 Points ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10384 Points ∼94% -6%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9593 Points ∼87% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7890 Points ∼71% -29%
Wild Life Score
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9927 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7710 Points ∼78%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼98% -2%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
114 fps ∼94% -6%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼50% -50%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
448 fps ∼100%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
435 fps ∼97% -3%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
426 fps ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
425 fps ∼95% -5%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
320 fps ∼71% -29%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps ∼99% -1%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
117 fps ∼97% -3%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼50% -50%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
259 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
251 fps ∼97% -3%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
221 fps ∼85% -15%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
214 fps ∼83% -17%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
193 fps ∼75% -25%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
114 fps ∼100% +7%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
111 fps ∼97% +4%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
107 fps ∼94%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
87 fps ∼76% -19%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼53% -44%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
171 fps ∼100% +40%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
169 fps ∼99% +39%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
130 fps ∼76% +7%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
122 fps ∼71%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
115 fps ∼67% -6%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
86 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
73 fps ∼85% -15%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps ∼74% -26%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼70% -30%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼42% -58%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
108 fps ∼100% +5%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
103 fps ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
72 fps ∼67% -30%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
71 fps ∼66% -31%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
70 fps ∼65% -32%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps ∼100%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps ∼84% -16%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps ∼81% -19%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27 fps ∼42% -58%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
46 fps ∼100%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps ∼96% -4%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
34 fps ∼74% -26%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
34 fps ∼74% -26%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps ∼67% -33%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
103 fps ∼100%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
76 fps ∼74% -26%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps ∼65% -35%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼58% -42%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps ∼43% -57%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
123 fps ∼100% +3%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼97%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
92 fps ∼75% -23%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
80 fps ∼65% -33%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼49% -50%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
130.189 Points ∼100% +24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (76.2 - 155, n=13)
119.6 Points ∼92% +14%
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Chrome 100.0.4896.127)
107.364 Points ∼82% +3%
Xiaomi 12S Pro (edge 104)
104.683 Points ∼80%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
84.1 Points ∼65% -20%
OnePlus 10T (Chrome 104)
81.383 Points ∼63% -22%
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=176, last 2 years)
73.4 Points ∼56% -30%
Octane V2 - Total Score
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
47182 Points ∼100% +32%
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Chrome 100.0.4896.127)
44398 Points ∼94% +24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (17622 - 54646, n=13)
40189 Points ∼85% +12%
OnePlus 10T (Chrome 104)
39982 Points ∼85% +12%
Xiaomi 12S Pro (edge 104)
35743 Points ∼76%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
29750 Points ∼63% -17%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=195, last 2 years)
26805 Points ∼57% -25%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=186, last 2 years)
2582 ms * ∼100% -134%
OnePlus 10T (Chrome 104)
1627.3 ms * ∼63% -48%
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Chrome 100.0.4896.127)
1557.9 ms * ∼60% -41%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
1330 ms * ∼52% -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (763 - 1707, n=12)
1124 ms * ∼44% -2%
Xiaomi 12S Pro (edge 104)
1102.4 ms * ∼43%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
813.5 ms * ∼32% +26%

* ... smaller is better

Xiaomi 12S ProXiaomi 12 ProOnePlus 10TSamsung Galaxy S22+ZTE Axon 40 UltraAverage 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-6%
-41%
-23%
-22%
-23%
-54%
Sequential Read 256KB
1965.43
1620
-18%
1568.37
-20%
1629.99
-17%
1638.15
-17%
1774 ?(1014 - 2037, n=65)
-10%
993 ?(45.6 - 1999, n=256, last 2 years)
-49%
Sequential Write 256KB
1447.35
1465
1%
847.69
-41%
1001.67
-31%
1065.13
-26%
1046 ?(452 - 1783, n=65)
-28%
568 ?(11.9 - 1783, n=256, last 2 years)
-61%
Random Read 4KB
327.55
324.9
-1%
173.45
-47%
306.7
-6%
313.35
-4%
275 ?(173.5 - 543, n=65)
-16%
183.3 ?(13.5 - 543, n=256, last 2 years)
-44%
Random Write 4KB
465.89
448.9
-4%
211.24
-55%
297.67
-36%
273.19
-41%
295 ?(197.5 - 490, n=66)
-37%
185.1 ?(18.4 - 503, n=257, last 2 years)
-60%

Emissions - The Xiaomi 12S Pro gets hot

Temperatures

The pronounced heat development of the case turns out problematic in the Xiaomi 12S Pro. To evaluate the heat development inside, we use the stress tests of the 3DMark benchmark. The load scenarios show that like in the 12 Pro with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1the performance drops significantly after longer load phases to avoid overheating of the system

Max. Load
 42.1 °C
108 F
40.7 °C
105 F
35.9 °C
97 F
 
 42.6 °C
109 F
41.3 °C
106 F
36.6 °C
98 F
 
 42.1 °C
108 F
41.1 °C
106 F
37.2 °C
99 F
 
Maximum: 42.6 °C = 109 F
Average: 40 °C = 104 F
34.1 °C
93 F
38.8 °C
102 F
39.3 °C
103 F
35.8 °C
96 F
38.9 °C
102 F
41.1 °C
106 F
35.9 °C
97 F
39.3 °C
103 F
40.6 °C
105 F
Maximum: 41.1 °C = 106 F
Average: 38.2 °C = 101 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.9 °C = 109 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 42.6 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.1 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.1 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone test

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
92.7 % ∼100% +73%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.6 % ∼64% +11%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58.2 % ∼63% +9%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53.6 % ∼58%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47.2 % ∼51% -12%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75.9 % ∼100%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64.8 % ∼85% -15%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60.9 % ∼80% -20%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
% ∼0% -100%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
% ∼0% -100%
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Xiaomi 12S Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø14.5 (12.7-16.7)
Samsung Galaxy S22+ Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø9.11 (8.06-13.3)
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø10.3 (9.26-14.3)
Xiaomi 12S Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø50.7 (34.2-63.8)
Xiaomi 12 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø37.8 (27.4-58)
OnePlus 10T Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø61.8 (59-63.6)
Samsung Galaxy S22+ Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø31.4 (27.4-47.1)
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø36.8 (31.7-53.3)
Xiaomi 12 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø49.5 (34.8-61.7)

Speaker

The Xiaomi 12S Pro uses two speakers that produce a maximum volume of 85 dB. Our measurement of the Xiaomi smartphone shows a linear frequency reproduction for the mids, and the drop in the super high frequencies is also small. 

Wired and wireless headphone output is also available via USB-C and Bluetooth 5.2. Music fans will be pleased with the extensive support of codecs such as aptX, aptX HD, AAC, LDAC, and LHDC.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.235.92540.335.83131.530.24030.333.25033.733.36323.724.88022.424.210022.735.612515.538.71601943.520015.342.825014.348.731513.957.540015.262.150015.767.563015.37080018.370.1100017.173.212501874.6160014.875200014.371.4250014.271.5315014.976.5400015.377.350001670.7630016.962.8800016.2651000017.171.51250016.262.81600016.655.6SPL28.185N161.2median 15.7median 67.5Delta1.18.535.233.421.727.818.627.921.721.33230.825.727.927.424.424.336.816.345.218.951.717.547.212.35615.757.911.658.511.866.512.468.711.672.312.574.113.172.212.571.413.171.912.871.412.877.212.971.713.367.713.472.813.767.913.76814.46713.759.125.284.20.759.9median 13.1median 67.91.57.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi 12S ProXiaomi 12 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi 12S Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 18% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 73% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 45% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi 12 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 16% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - Xiaomi 12S Pro with 120 watts

Power Consumption

The high-end smartphone from Xiaomi supports wired charging up to 120 watts and wireless up to 50 watts. Reverse charging at 10 watts is also supported. The 4,800-mAh battery is quickly recharged using the included charger. Thanks to the quick-charge technology, it takes only 23 minutes to completely recharge the battery.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.9 / 1.2 / 1.4 Watt
Load midlight 5.5 / 8.5 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Xiaomi 12S Pro
4800 mAh
Xiaomi 12 Pro
4600 mAh
OnePlus 10T
4800 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S22+
4500 mAh
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
5000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-1%
17%
-2%
-6%
9%
-4%
Idle Minimum *
0.9
0.94
-4%
0.8
11%
0.71
21%
0.88
2%
0.893 ?(0.56 - 1.2, n=11)
1%
0.887 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=194, last 2 years)
1%
Idle Average *
1.2
1.24
-3%
1.2
-0%
1.1
8%
1.57
-31%
1.258 ?(0.71 - 1.84, n=11)
-5%
1.568 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=194, last 2 years)
-31%
Idle Maximum *
1.4
1.34
4%
1.3
7%
1.19
15%
1.6
-14%
1.374 ?(0.79 - 1.86, n=11)
2%
1.783 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=194, last 2 years)
-27%
Load Average *
5.5
5.7
-4%
3.5
36%
7.74
-41%
5.06
8%
3.98 ?(2.75 - 6.5, n=11)
28%
4.36 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=194, last 2 years)
21%
Load Maximum *
8.5
8.12
4%
5.9
31%
9.64
-13%
7.91
7%
6.85 ?(4.54 - 8.7, n=11)
19%
7.17 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=194, last 2 years)
16%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi 12S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1: Ø4.21 (0.96-6.24)
OnePlus 10T Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1: Ø3.88 (0.779-7.97)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi 12S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø6.23 (6.2-6.34)
OnePlus 10T Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø9.67 (7.25-10.7)
Xiaomi 12S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.986 (0.903-1.401)
OnePlus 10T Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.865 (0.73-1.198)

Battery Life

In our WLAN test under realistic conditions and with a display brightness of 150 cd/m², the Xiaomi smartphone achieves a good battery life. However, at 13.5 hours, it surprisingly lasts 150 minutes less long than the 12S Ultra

Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing (edge 104)
13h 28min
Battery Runtime - WiFi v1.3
Average of class Smartphone
  (424 - 1953, n=264, last 2 years)
888 min ∼91% +10%
Xiaomi 12S Pro
4800 mAh
808 min ∼83%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
4600 mAh
766 min ∼79%
OnePlus 10T
4800 mAh
856 min ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
4500 mAh
788 min ∼81%
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
5000 mAh
975 min ∼100%

Pros

+ bright 120-Hz LTPO display
+ powerful SoC
+ good battery life
+ fast charging

Cons

- no IP certification
- only USB 2.0
- locating deficits
- meager ultrawide angle camera and zoom

Verdict on the Xiaomi 12S Pro

Testing the Xiaomi 12S Pro. Test unit provided by tradingshenzhen.com
Testing the Xiaomi 12S Pro. Test unit provided by tradingshenzhen.com

The Xiaomi 12S Pro is a slightly improved version of the version available in Germany with the Snapdragon 8 Gen1. In our battery test, it offers a slightly longer battery life with its more efficient chipset and is able to produce a higher performance overall at similar throttling levels.

Otherwise the differences are in the details. For example, the adaptive control of the refresh rates now reaches a minimum of 1 Hz in the 12S Pro instead of 10 Hz as in the 12 Pro. However, the latter offers a better WLAN speed.   

The upper-class smartphone continues to deserve some critique about the cooling: Although it tends less to overheating in the demanding stress test than the 12 Pro, the heat development of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 is still pronounced. And why an upper-class smartphone still has to use USB 2.0 in the year 2022 is incomprehensible to us, considering the powerful competitors in this price segment such as the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus or ZTE Axon 40 Ultra.  

The Xiaomi 12S Pro is a really good smartphone. But whether the differences to the 12 Pro make up for the restrictions of the Chinese software (no German language support, etc.) and the lack of LTE bands is an open question.  

Price and Availability

The 12S Pro is available from import vendors such as TradingShenzhen for around $800, who also provided our test unit. You also have the option to flash the Xiaomi.eu firmware here.

Xiaomi 12S Pro - 09/03/2022 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
89%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 90%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
51 / 70 → 73%
Weight
88%
Battery
90%
Display
93%
Games Performance
72 / 64 → 100%
Application Performance
90 / 86 → 100%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
76 / 90 → 84%
Camera
76%
Average
83%
88%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Marcus Herbrich, 2022-09- 9 (Update: 2022-09- 9)