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Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G review: Smartphone with 200 MP and Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 at an attractive price

Megapixel madness. The Xiaomi 12T Pro houses high-end specs at the price of a premium smartphone. These include a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, a 200 MP camera, a fast 120 Hz AMOLED display, and a fast charging function with 120 watts. Read on to find out where Xiaomi has made cuts to its flagship killer.
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review

The Xiaomi 12T Pro offers flagship features in many areas at an attractive price. With its triple cam (including a 200 MP main camera), an efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, and its high-resolution (1,220p) 120 Hz OLED panel, the 12T Pro does not have to shy away from the competition. Particularly since the large 5,000 mAh battery can be charged very quickly with up to 120 watts in less than 20 minutes and a matching charger is even included in the scope of delivery.

The Chinese manufacturer lists its premium smartphone at an RRP of EUR 799.90 in Germany. In return, buyers of the T model get 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash storage. A variant with greater storage capacity is not available.

Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G (12T 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
6.67 inch 20:9, 2712 x 1220 pixel 446 PPI, Capacitive Touchscreen, AMOLED, 480 Hz touch sampling rate, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 223 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, 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, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B6/​B8/​B19), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B25/​B26/​B28/​B32/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B42/​B48/​B66), 5G (n1/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n20/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n66/​n75/​n77/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 163.1 x 75.9 ( = 0.34 x 6.42 x 2.99 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 200 MPix (f/​1.69, OIS) + 8.0 MP (f/​2.2, wide angle lens) + 2.0 MP (f/​2.4, macro lens), camera2 API: level 3
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix (f/2.24)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Onscreen, charger, case, USB cable, Info cards, MIUI 13, 24 Months Warranty, Widevine L1, SAR value- 0.997W/​kg Head, 0.997W/​kg Body, fanless
Weight
205 g ( = 7.23 oz / 0.45 pounds), Power Supply: 219 g ( = 7.73 oz / 0.48 pounds)
Price
800 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
87.7 %
11/2022
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
205 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2712x1220
88.9 %
05/2022
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920
196 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.60"2340x1080
87 %
08/2022
OnePlus 10T
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
203.5 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2412x1080
89.3 %
10/2022
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
198.5 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080
87.6 %
02/2022
Xiaomi 12 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
204 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.73"3200x1440
89.1 %
11/2022
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7
212 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"3120x1440
Xiaomi 12T Pro in Lumar Silver
Xiaomi 12T Pro in Lumar Silver
Xiaomi 12T Pro in Clear Blue
Xiaomi 12T Pro in Clear Blue

The design of the Xiaomi 12T Pro is visually very reminiscent of its sibling, the Xiaomi 12 Pro, but the premium smartphone falls back on a plastic frame, and Gorilla Glass Victus is been replaced by the cheaper Gorilla Glass 5 to minimize costs. The build quality is nevertheless very good and the built-in keys sit comfortably firmly in the frame. Fingerprint residue is well concealed by the matte surface of the back.

In contrast to the 12 series, the casing of the 12T Pro does not have official IP certification. To what extent the high-end smartphone is sealed so that contact with water poses little danger, we do not know. But the SIM card slot features an orange accented rubber flap.

The form factor is almost identical between the Xiaomi 12 Pro and the 12T Pro, which means that the T model is also quite large. The display-to-front ratio is a solid 86.7% thanks to the moderate screen edges, although the display borders of the 12 Pro are even thinner.

Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review

Size Comparison

163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.66 mm / 0.3409 inch 204 g0.4497 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 212 g0.4674 lbs163 mm / 6.42 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 8.75 mm / 0.3445 inch 203.5 g0.4486 lbs163.1 mm / 6.42 inch 75.9 mm / 2.99 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs161.76 mm / 6.37 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 8.39 mm / 0.3303 inch 198.5 g0.4376 lbs157.4 mm / 6.2 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 196 g0.4321 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Xiaomi 12T Pro with IR Blaster

The 12T Pro offers fast 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage. The actual available storage is lower at 223 GB due to the operating system and some preinstalled apps. Those who need more space for videos or photos can only make use of external peripherals such as memory sticks via USB OTG, since memory expansion via micoSD cards is not possible.  

Like the 12 Pro, the USB-C port of the 12T Pro only has the 2.0 standard, which means that wired image output is not possible with the high-end smartphone. On the other hand, the wireless transmission of display content to external monitors via Miracast is possible, and video content from streaming services can be viewed in HD quality thanks to Widevine L1.

Other features of the 12T Pro include an IR blaster, a color temperature sensor, NFC for contactless payment and Bluetooth 5.2. 

Left side: power button, volume rocker
Left side: power button, volume rocker
Top: speaker, microphone, IR blaster
Top: speaker, microphone, IR blaster
Right side
Right side
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB port, SIM slot
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB port, SIM slot

Software - Xiaomi smartphone with 4 years of updates

Xiaomi combines the Android operating system with its in-house MIUI user interface in version 13, which is still based on Android 12. But the security patches from October 2022 are quite up-to-date.

The update guarantee of the Xiaomi 12 series, i.e. three major Android updates and four years of security updates, also applies to the T series - Xiaomi's premium smartphones will thus be updated up to Android 15. In the Android field, Samsung goes one better with its S-series: Buyers of a Galaxy S22 get four major Android updates as well as five years of security patches.

Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review

Communication & GNSS - Xiaomi smartphone with Wi-Fi 6

The Xiaomi 12T Pro deploys the MIMO method to ensure first-class 5G and Wi-Fi reception. As expected for a smartphone in this price range, the high-end smartphone uses Wi-Fi 6, but the 6 gigahertz frequency band cannot be used for WLAN transmissions. 

The Wi-Fi 6E competition achieves significantly more bandwidth than the 12T Pro, but speeds are still acceptable for a premium smartphone. We measured a peak of over 800 MB/s in conjuction with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, but only averaged 672 MBit/s when receiving. In the home network, the Xiaomi smartphone scores with mostly constant transfer rates.

The 12T Pro supports all current mobile standards (including 5G) for mobile internet access. The range of frequencies is very extensive and users are very well positioned in Germany. At a total of 24 supported LTE bands, nothing stands in the way of a trip abroad with the T-model.

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% +118%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
934 (768min - 949max) MBit/s ∼64% +39%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
904 (453min - 912max) MBit/s ∼62% +35%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
881 (446min - 922max) MBit/s ∼60% +31%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
826 (765min - 881max) MBit/s ∼56% +23%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
672 (443min - 729max) MBit/s ∼46%
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=122, last 2 years)
603 MBit/s ∼41% -10%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1214 (516min - 1524max) MBit/s ∼100% +47%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
945 (917min - 968max) MBit/s ∼78% +15%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
933 (865min - 958max) MBit/s ∼77% +13%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
899 (432min - 966max) MBit/s ∼74% +9%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
839 (531min - 913max) MBit/s ∼69% +2%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
824 (757min - 858max) MBit/s ∼68%
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=124, last 2 years)
651 MBit/s ∼54% -21%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1657 (1379min - 1781max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (853 - 1894, n=19, last 2 years)
1515 MBit/s ∼91%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1346 (696min - 1430max) MBit/s ∼81%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1565 (777min - 1666max) MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1522 (1278min - 1606max) MBit/s ∼97%
Average of class Smartphone
  (598 - 1757, n=20, last 2 years)
1331 MBit/s ∼85%
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Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø672 (443-729)
Google Pixel 7 Pro Google Tensor G2, ARM Mali-G710 MP7; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø888 (453-912)
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø824 (757-858)
Google Pixel 7 Pro Google Tensor G2, ARM Mali-G710 MP7; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø945 (917-968)
Localization outdoors
Localization outdoors
Localization indoors
Localization indoors

For localization, the Xiaomi 12T Pro uses a number of satellite systems, namely GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (G1), BeiDou (B1+B2) and Galileo (E1+E5) as well as SBAS. In order to be able to assess real-world tracking accuracy, we took the high-end smartphone on a short bike ride and recorded the route in parallel with a Garmin Venu 2 for comparison purposes.

We like the tracking capabilities of the 12T Pro for the most part. However, deviations from the selected routes are sometimes clearly visible in the detailed view of the GPS recording. From time to time, the 12T Pro deviates from our actual path. Despite these minor inaccuracies, the Xiaomi smartphone is still well suited for navigation tasks.

Xiaomi 12T Pro vs. Garmin Venu 2
Xiaomi 12T Pro vs. Garmin Venu 2

Telephony & Voice Quality - Xiaomi 12T Pro with eSim

Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review

The Xiaomi smartphone supports dual-SIM use, based on two nano-SIM cards or a physical SIM card and an eSIM. Standards such as VoLTE or WLAN calls are supported.  

The voice quality of the 12T Pro is inconspicuous. Voices are reproduced intelligibly and our call partner also confirms them as being very clear. Thanks to the installed microphones, the high-end smartphone does not show any weaknesses in regard to video conferencing - tested via Skype - and the dual speaker system.

Cameras - Xiaomi smartphone with 200 MP

Xiaomi 12T Pro - portrait mode
Xiaomi 12T Pro - portrait mode
Xiaomi 12T Pro - photo mode
Xiaomi 12T Pro - photo mode

Compared to the 11T Pro, this year's top-of-the-range smartphone has a relatively high-resolution 20 MP camera in the punch hole. The photo quality of the front camera with Sony's IMX596 is very solid in good lighting conditions in photo mode. Sharpness and color reproduction are also impressive on the 12T Pro. However, the 20-megapixel photos are not so convincing in portrait mode because the exposure is usually suboptimal and the sky appears overexposed.

As in the predecessor, Xiaomi also focuses on the main camera in the 12T Pro, which now has 200 MP instead of 108 MP. However, not much has changed in terms of the low-resolution ultra-wide-angle camera, together with a sensor from Samsung (S5K4H7): compromises have to be made here. The sharpness level in particular could be better.

As usual for this price range, the main camera has optical image stabilization and a large open aperture of f/1.69, so pictures in the dark are very well illuminated with pixel binning technology - at least in theory. The 12T Pro portrays subjects very softly in low light and we also see potential for improvement in terms of brightness.

Photos in daylight are very rich in contrast and detail with the Samsung image sensor (ISOCELL HP1). Subjects are displayed quite cool and are also subject to less post-photo sharpening than in the competition. However, the high-end smartphone from Xiaomi still has flaws in regard to exposure. Furthermore, photos in shadowy areas are a little grainy.

One strength of the 12T Pro is the short shutter release times thanks to the Ultra Burst feature - up to 30 photos per second can be taken here. Xiaomi's T model has virtually no shutter lag and reacts immediately to the shutter release. In this discipline, even a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra or Apple iPhone 14 Pro cannot keep up with the 12T Pro. 

Moving pictures can be recorded at up to 8K at 24 fps - a higher refresh rate is possible with the UHD option (60 fps). During a running 1080p video recording, you can also switch between the main and ultra wide-angle lenses.

Ultra wide angle
Wide angle
2x
5x
10x
200 MP mode
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review

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.

Wide angleWide angleLow light Zoom 5xUltra wide angle

While the T-series cannot (yet) utilize the cooperation with German camera manufacturer Leica for the camera calibration, colors are still captured solidly, with the exception of the green tones. The color fidelity we measured under controlled lighting conditions shows only three outliers (>15). The analysis with the ColorChecker Passport compared to the actual reference colors reveals that the colors are oversaturated, but we also see potential for improvement in the grayscale.

ColorChecker
13 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
14 ∆E
11 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
10 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G: 11.44 ∆E min: 2.51 - max: 22.12 ∆E
ColorChecker
27.7 ∆E
42.3 ∆E
31.2 ∆E
31.7 ∆E
35.8 ∆E
51 ∆E
41.2 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
50.9 ∆E
53 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
38.4 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
45.4 ∆E
32.7 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
48.9 ∆E
50.6 ∆E
43 ∆E
33.9 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G: 35.74 ∆E min: 14.02 - max: 53.04 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty - Xiaomi smartphone with power adapter

Power supply of the Xiaomi 12T Pro
Power supply of the Xiaomi 12T Pro

The 12T Pro's scope of delivery includes a modular 120-watt power supply, a data or charging cable, a protective case cover, a SIM pin and a quick start guide, including the warranty terms. 

Xiaomi provides a warranty of 24 months on its smartphone in Germany and "exclusive" customer support, including an extra service hotline. There is also a limited warranty on defective screens, which includes a free screen repair within 6 months from the date of purchase. In addition, out-of-warranty labor costs will be charged within the first 12 months.

These warranty terms may differ from location to location, so be sure to check with your supplier before purchasing. 

Input Devices & Operation - Xiaomi 12T Pro with 480 Hz

Inputs on the 6.67-inch OLED DotDisplay are accurately implemented right up to the touchscreen's corners. A protective film is applied ex-works, but it is rather prone to grease streaks. With a sampling rate of 480 Hz, the panel of the 12T Pro responds to touches with high sensitivity and refreshes up to 480 times per second, such as in games, which ensures low input latency. Xiaomi also installs a vibration motor that provides nice haptic feedback in everyday use.

The optical fingerprint sensor is integrated into the display and unlocks the premium phone very reliably and quickly, but the finger must be placed exactly on the marked area. A rather unsecure 2D facial recognition, which is based on a FaceUnlock function via the front camera, is also available. This often works faster than the fingerprint sensor in daylight. 

Display - Xiaomi smartphone with 120 Hz

Subpixel reproduction of the OLED screen
Subpixel reproduction of the OLED screen

The 6.67-inch 20:9 AMOLED panel offers a frame rate of up to 120 Hz, with a rather unusual resolution of 2,712 x 1,220. The frame rate of the AdaptiveSync display can be manually or automatically reduced to 60 Hz to save power. However, the T-model does not have an LTPO panel with an adaptive frame rate controlled by the system, like in the 12 Pro.

In our brightness measurement, the OLED screen reaches around 900 cd/m² on a full white display, which is a good value for this price range. The APL18 measurement, which is more representative of everyday use, shows 901 cd/m² in the center of the screen. Also a satisfactory value, but a Galaxy S22+ is significantly brighter at around 1,500 cd/m². 

Due to the installed display technology, Xiaomi uses PWM technology, including screen flickering, to control screen brightness. However, the amplitude curve is very uniform across the entire brightness spectrum and constant at 120 Hz - similar to a DC dimming mode ex-factory.

The Xiaomi smartphone showed no abnormalities in our temporal dithering test. For this, we examined the OLED display with a microscope during the playback of a 240 FPS slow-motion video.

902
cd/m²
909
cd/m²
932
cd/m²
903
cd/m²
913
cd/m²
937
cd/m²
886
cd/m²
906
cd/m²
927
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 937 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 912.8 cd/m² Minimum: 2.06 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 913 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 1.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
98.2% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.23
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
AMOLED, 2712x1220, 6.67
Samsung Galaxy S22+
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.60
OnePlus 10T
Fluid AMOLED, 2412x1080, 6.70
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
pOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Xiaomi 12 Pro
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
Google Pixel 7 Pro
OLED, 3120x1440, 6.70
Screen
-32%
-45%
-2%
-5%
15%
Brightness middle
913
1090
19%
861
-6%
1020
12%
959
5%
1022
12%
Brightness
913
1097
20%
856
-6%
1020
12%
977
7%
1025
12%
Brightness Distribution
95
98
3%
97
2%
96
1%
96
1%
99
4%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1
2.5
-150%
2.27
-127%
1
-0%
1.1
-10%
0.9
10%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.4
3.8
-58%
4.17
-74%
2.8
-17%
3.1
-29%
2.1
12%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.8
2.3
-28%
2.9
-61%
2.1
-17%
1.9
-6%
1.1
39%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.04 108%
2.303 96%
2.29 96%
2.22 99%
2.22 99%
CCT
6273 104%
6492 100%
6141 106%
6502 100%
6498 100%
6650 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 120 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 120 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 120 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19409 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Minimum display brightness
Minimum display brightness
25% display brightness
25%
50% display brightness
50%
75% display brightness
75%
Maximum display brightness
100%

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

In addition to strong contrasts, the Xiaomi 12T Pro with HDR10+ offers a large dynamic range and high color space coverage. Practically no color differences to the reference are visible in sRGB. The OLED panel is very well calibrated ex works, which was confirmed by our analysis with a photospectrometer. The CalMAN software shows very low average DeltaE deviations of 1.0 (colors) and 1.8 (grayscale). However, the smaller sRGB color space has to be selected in the settings in order to achieve the high accuracy.

In terms of adaptability, the MIUI operating system is exemplary. In addition to 3 color profiles, users can individually adjust individual parameters, such as color space or the saturation- and gamma values, in the advanced settings. The 12T Pro also offers an adaptive color mode. 

Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)
Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)
Color space (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)
Color space (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)
Color saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)
Color saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)

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
0.95 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.453 ms rise
↘ 0.4945 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. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.501 ms rise
↘ 0.7605 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. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.7 ms).

The Xiaomi high-end smartphone can be used outdoors without restrictions so long as the automatic mode is activated - we only measured 503 cd/m² without the brightness sensor. In direct sunlight, the high brightness allows for a pleasing outdoor experience.

Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review

The viewing angle stability of the OLED panel is very good. Display content is shown vividly and relatively true to color, even at flat viewing angles. However, the display also gets a little cooler and the brightness wanes.

Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G smartphone review

Performance - Xiaomi Phone with Qualcomm SoC

The Snapdragon 8+ Gen. 1 in the 12T Pro is the best of the best in the Android field. The 4nm SoC is based on three clusters, which consist of a prime core (Cortex X2), three performance cores (Cortex A710) and four power-saving units (Cortex A510). The processor can also use the integrated Adreno 730 for graphics acceleration.

In the CPU and system benchmarks, the Xiaomi smartphone delivers very good performance values. Only in the system benchmarks of PCMark and Crossmark does the 12T Pro "weaken" a little. Otherwise it also performs very strongly in the UL Procyon AI Inference Benchmark, which measures AI performance.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1356 Points ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1328 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (930 - 1356, n=15)
1293 Points ∼95% -5%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
1277 Points ∼94% -6%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1192 Points ∼88% -12%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1133 Points ∼84% -16%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1048 Points ∼77% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=261, last 2 years)
769 Points ∼57% -43%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
4432 Points ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4251 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (3987 - 4436, n=15)
4210 Points ∼95% -5%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
3987 Points ∼90% -10%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3738 Points ∼84% -16%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
3599 Points ∼81% -19%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
3222 Points ∼73% -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (291 - 5538, n=261, last 2 years)
2472 Points ∼56% -44%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1086424 Points ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1073804 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (846323 - 1119358, n=13)
1024648 Points ∼94% -6%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
962824 Points ∼89% -11%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
850401 Points ∼78% -22%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
846323 Points ∼78% -22%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
773857 Points ∼71% -29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1300282, n=164, last 2 years)
600849 Points ∼55% -45%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
17340 Points ∼100% +15%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
15944 Points ∼92% +6%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
15067 Points ∼87%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
14998 Points ∼86% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (11029 - 17727, n=14)
14971 Points ∼86% -1%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13131 Points ∼76% -13%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
11397 Points ∼66% -24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=223, last 2 years)
10352 Points ∼60% -31%
CrossMark - Overall
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1129 Points ∼100% +27%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1103 Points ∼98% +24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (806 - 1178, n=13)
1046 Points ∼93% +18%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
887 Points ∼79%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
886 Points ∼78% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
811 Points ∼72% -9%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
806 Points ∼71% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=101, last 2 years)
786 Points ∼70% -11%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
8320 Points ∼100% +30%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
8164 Points ∼98% +27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (6423 - 8753, n=13)
7736 Points ∼93% +20%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
7186 Points ∼86% +12%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6423 Points ∼77%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
6164 Points ∼74% -4%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6007 Points ∼72% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9555, n=173, last 2 years)
4835 Points ∼58% -25%
System
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13412 Points ∼100% +31%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
12230 Points ∼91% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (10047 - 13563, n=13)
12129 Points ∼90% +19%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
11373 Points ∼85% +11%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
10212 Points ∼76%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10006 Points ∼75% -2%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
9294 Points ∼69% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=173, last 2 years)
8474 Points ∼63% -17%
Memory
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
8822 Points ∼100% +43%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
8777 Points ∼99% +43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (6124 - 9017, n=13)
7787 Points ∼88% +27%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6844 Points ∼78% +11%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6152 Points ∼70%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
5456 Points ∼62% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=173, last 2 years)
5398 Points ∼61% -12%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
5125 Points ∼58% -17%
Graphics
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
24037 Points ∼100% +44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (16742 - 26660, n=13)
21343 Points ∼89% +27%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
19247 Points ∼80% +15%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
17475 Points ∼73% +4%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
16742 Points ∼70%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
16375 Points ∼68% -2%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
15216 Points ∼63% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 27384, n=173, last 2 years)
9656 Points ∼40% -42%
Web
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1960 Points ∼100% +16%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1960 Points ∼100% +16%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
1833 Points ∼94% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (1559 - 2006, n=13)
1813 Points ∼93% +8%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1739 Points ∼89% +3%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1686 Points ∼86%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1669 Points ∼85% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=173, last 2 years)
1431 Points ∼73% -15%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
68954 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
63613 Points ∼92% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (3291 - 84787, n=12)
61653 Points ∼89% -11%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
42662 Points ∼62% -38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=100, last 2 years)
23472 Points ∼34% -66%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
14572 Points ∼21% -79%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
11648 Points ∼17% -83%
AImark - Score v2.x
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
72572 Points ∼100% +823%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=147, last 2 years)
52972 Points ∼73% +574%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
7865 Points ∼11%
OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
6955 Points ∼10% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (1043 - 7865, n=11)
6385 Points ∼9% -19%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6323 Points ∼9% -20%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6034 Points ∼8% -23%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
5976 Points ∼8% -24%

Th Adreno 730 also impresses with very high performance values. Particularly in the offscreen of the GFX, the 12T Pro performs really well. However, it cannot match the onscreen rates of the 1080p competition, such as Motorola's Edge 30 Ultra, due to the slightly higher resolution.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2876 Points ∼100% +4%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2768 Points ∼96% +1%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2754 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2513 Points ∼87% -9%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1935 Points ∼67% -30%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1807 Points ∼63% -34%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2824 Points ∼100% +1%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2796 Points ∼99% 0%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2786 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2609 Points ∼92% -6%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2202 Points ∼78% -21%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1847 Points ∼65% -34%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11075 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10989 Points ∼99% -1%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10982 Points ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10384 Points ∼94% -6%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7890 Points ∼71% -29%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6721 Points ∼61% -39%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps ∼100% +20%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼84% +1%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps ∼83% 0%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼83% -1%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼42% -50%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
459 fps ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
456 fps ∼99% -1%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
435 fps ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
425 fps ∼93% -7%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
320 fps ∼70% -30%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
251 fps ∼55% -45%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps ∼100% +20%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼83% -1%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
117 fps ∼81% -2%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
84 fps ∼58% -30%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼42% -50%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
275 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
251 fps ∼91% -9%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
237 fps ∼86% -14%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
221 fps ∼80% -20%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
214 fps ∼78% -22%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
139 fps ∼51% -49%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼100% +3%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
116 fps ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
114 fps ∼96% -2%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
87 fps ∼73% -25%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼50% -48%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps ∼47% -52%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
185 fps ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
179 fps ∼97% -3%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
171 fps ∼92% -8%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
169 fps ∼91% -9%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
130 fps ∼70% -30%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
101 fps ∼55% -45%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
89 fps ∼100% +19%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps ∼84%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
73 fps ∼82% -3%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼67% -20%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps ∼42% -51%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼40% -52%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
108 fps ∼100% +2%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
106 fps ∼98%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
103 fps ∼95% -3%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
72 fps ∼67% -32%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
71 fps ∼66% -33%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps ∼63% -36%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps ∼100% +28%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps ∼87% +11%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps ∼79% +2%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps ∼78%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps ∼41% -47%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27 fps ∼40% -49%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps ∼100% +18%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps ∼85% 0%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps ∼85%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
34 fps ∼65% -23%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps ∼60% -30%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps ∼60% -30%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
104 fps ∼100% +30%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
80 fps ∼77%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps ∼64% -16%
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼58% -25%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps ∼42% -45%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
38 fps ∼37% -52%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
123 fps ∼100% +6%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼97% +3%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
116 fps ∼94%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
92 fps ∼75% -21%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps ∼61% -35%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼49% -48%

In the browser benchmarks, the high-end smartphone from Xiaomi ranks in the lower midfield. But users of the 12T Pro are unlikely to notice the difference in everyday life. Scrolling is smooth and the loading times are good. 

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (76.2 - 155, n=13)
119.6 Points ∼100% +21%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
117.894 Points ∼99% +19%
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Chrome 100.0.4896.127)
107.364 Points ∼90% +9%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G (Chrome 107)
98.755 Points ∼83%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
98.153 Points ∼82% -1%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
84.1 Points ∼70% -15%
OnePlus 10T (Chrome 104)
81.383 Points ∼68% -18%
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=170, last 2 years)
77.4 Points ∼65% -22%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Chrome 100.0.4896.127)
105 runs/min ∼100% +45%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
104 runs/min ∼99% +44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (69.1 - 134, n=10)
102.3 runs/min ∼97% +42%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
99.2 runs/min ∼94% +37%
OnePlus 10T (Chrome 104)
93.4 runs/min ∼89% +29%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
73.5 runs/min ∼70% +2%
Average of class Smartphone (12.8 - 375, n=158, last 2 years)
73.1 runs/min ∼70% +1%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G (Chrome 107)
72.28 runs/min ∼69%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (69 - 146, n=11)
111.1 Points ∼100% +22%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
101 Points ∼91% +11%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G (Chrome 107)
91 Points ∼82%
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 202, n=58, last 2 years)
90.6 Points ∼82% 0%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
90 Points ∼81% -1%
OnePlus 10T
75 Points ∼68% -18%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (106 - 209, n=10)
154.2 Points ∼100% +43%
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Chrome 100.0.4896.127)
153 Points ∼99% +42%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
145 Points ∼94% +34%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
119 Points ∼77% +10%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G (Chrome 107)
108 Points ∼70%
OnePlus 10T (Chrome 104)
106 Points ∼69% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=168, last 2 years)
105 Points ∼68% -3%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
98 Points ∼64% -9%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Chrome 100.0.4896.127)
44398 Points ∼100% +32%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
44245 Points ∼100% +32%
OnePlus 10T (Chrome 104)
39982 Points ∼90% +19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (17622 - 54646, n=14)
38944 Points ∼88% +16%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
37098 Points ∼84% +10%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G (Chrome 107)
33644 Points ∼76%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
29750 Points ∼67% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=195, last 2 years)
27701 Points ∼62% -18%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=180, last 2 years)
2387 ms * ∼100% -90%
OnePlus 10T (Chrome 104)
1627.3 ms * ∼68% -30%
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Chrome 100.0.4896.127)
1557.9 ms * ∼65% -24%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
1330 ms * ∼56% -6%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G (Chrome 107)
1254.7 ms * ∼53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (763 - 1707, n=12)
1124 ms * ∼47% +10%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
1104 ms * ∼46% +12%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
1011.5 ms * ∼42% +19%

* ... smaller is better

The operating speed of the Xiaomi smartphone is pleasantly high, and there are almost no delays. The loading times of applications are also very short. The latter is also due to the high speed of the UFS storage. Write rates in particular are excellent in the 12T Pro. 

Xiaomi 12T Pro 5GSamsung Galaxy S22+OnePlus 10TMotorola Edge 30 UltraXiaomi 12 ProGoogle Pixel 7 ProAverage 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-34%
-48%
-18%
-19%
-46%
-33%
-58%
Sequential Read 256KB
1870.78
1629.99
-13%
1568.37
-16%
1717.77
-8%
1620
-13%
1346.78
-28%
1777 ?(1014 - 2037, n=68)
-5%
1059 ?(90.5 - 3557, n=253, last 2 years)
-43%
Sequential Write 256KB
1726.23
1001.67
-42%
847.69
-51%
1363.58
-21%
1465
-15%
874.73
-49%
1070 ?(452 - 1833, n=68)
-38%
625 ?(11.9 - 2834, n=253, last 2 years)
-64%
Random Read 4KB
543.38
306.7
-44%
173.45
-68%
349.08
-36%
324.9
-40%
219.01
-60%
277 ?(173.5 - 543, n=68)
-49%
192.1 ?(13.5 - 543, n=253, last 2 years)
-65%
Random Write 4KB
483.87
297.67
-38%
211.24
-56%
446.25
-8%
448.9
-7%
253.18
-48%
300 ?(197.5 - 490, n=69)
-38%
197.4 ?(13 - 552, n=254, last 2 years)
-59%

Gaming - Xiaomi 12T Pro unable to manage 120 fps

In order to assess the GPU power in gaming as well as in benchmarks, we took a closer look at two Android titles from the Play Store with the software from our partner GameBench.

Both Android games run smoothly and without major frame drops - as is to be expected from a Snapdragon.8+ Gen 1. On PUBG Mobile, however, the Chinese manufacturer imposes a 60 fps limit, regardless of which graphics setting we choose - with the exception of UHD mode. Here the 12T Pro runs at just 40 fps.  

In Armajet, which theoretically supports up to 144 FPS, a maximum of 103 fps is available. However, the 12T Pro only manages a moderate 63 fps on average. Even inexpensive mid-range SoCs, such as the Snapdragon 695, achieve more than 80 fps on average in the 2D multiplayer shooter. This doesn't seem to have anything to do with the waste heat because the case only gets warm at most during gaming, never hot.

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Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G; Armajet: Ø62.6 (47-98)
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø59.2 (52-61)
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G; PUBG Mobile; Balanced: Ø59 (49-61)
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G; PUBG Mobile; HD: Ø59.2 (51-61)
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD: Ø39.8 (36-41)

Emissions - Xiaomi smartphone barely gets warm

Temperature

The liquid cooling system, consisting of an evaporative cooling chamber and multilayer graphite plates, keeps the surface temperatures of the case well under control in everyday use. For a smartphone with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen1, the 12T Pro remains comparatively cool under load.

The high-end Xiaomi smartphone is able to complete the battery test of GFXBench in the demanding Manhattan test (OpenGL ES 3.1), but does not provide results for evaluation. The Wild Life Stress tests of 3DMark reveal a reduction in performance on part of the Qualcomm SoC, but the consistency is still very impressive for a smartphone powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen1. Xiaomi has done a very good job here, especially in view of the results of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.

Max. Load
 30.1 °C
86 F
30.2 °C
86 F
31.9 °C
89 F
 
 30.4 °C
87 F
30.4 °C
87 F
31.2 °C
88 F
 
 30.2 °C
86 F
30 °C
86 F
30.8 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 31.9 °C = 89 F
Average: 30.6 °C = 87 F
29.3 °C
85 F
28.8 °C
84 F
29.4 °C
85 F
29 °C
84 F
29.1 °C
84 F
29.9 °C
86 F
29 °C
84 F
29.1 °C
84 F
29.4 °C
85 F
Maximum: 29.9 °C = 86 F
Average: 29.2 °C = 85 F
Power Supply (max.)  31.1 °C = 88 F | Room Temperature 21.1 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.6 °C / 87 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 31.9 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 29.9 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.1 °C / 86 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

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% +5%
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
88.5 % ∼95%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67.9 % ∼73% -23%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.6 % ∼64% -33%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58.2 % ∼63% -34%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47.2 % ∼51% -47%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
94 % ∼100%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75.6 % ∼80% -20%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63.1 % ∼67% -33%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60.9 % ∼65% -35%
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 12T Pro 5G Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø16.1 (15.7-16.7)
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)
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø13 (10.6-16.7)
Google Pixel 7 Pro Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø9.93 (8.31-11)
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø59.7 (57.2-64.7)
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)
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)
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 1.1.0.2: Ø44.1 (36.4-61.1)
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)
Google Pixel 7 Pro Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø32.8 (26.2-38.6)
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)
Google Pixel 7 Pro Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø36.5 (30.7-39.8)

Speakers

As in the 12 Pro, the two stereo speakers of the Xiaomi smartphone have been optimized by Harman Kardon. The two speakers deliver a maximum volume of over 90 dB and very decent sound. However, both the lower mids and the highs are a little lacking in terms of overall sound quality.

In addition to a wide range of Bluetooth codecs, including SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX TWS+, LDAC and LHDC, headphones can also be connected via the USB-C port.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.537.42526.329.53123.725.94035.929.75036396324.931.18020.429.910018.531.312516.938.316017.950.52001649.925014.15631512.258.540013.358.250010.966.263012.369.480012.172.9100012.576.5125011.877.9160011.978.6200012.478.9250012.881.4315013.180.740001380.5500013.279.9630013.674.7800013.672.61000013.769125001468.21600013.861SPL2590.1N0.678.7median 13.2median 69.4Delta1.510.937.534.926.329.823.72435.928.13640.924.924.220.423.718.532.516.946.717.957.41656.214.151.712.254.413.355.710.968.912.369.712.170.312.562.811.864.111.96412.468.312.875.413.178.7138113.283.213.675.913.667.213.770.11473.413.863.92588.40.667.1median 13.2median 67.21.58.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi 12T Pro 5GGoogle Pixel 7 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% 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%

Google Pixel 7 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.8% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 5% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 91% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 28% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 65% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life - Xiaomi smartphone recharges rapidly

Power Consumption

The battery of the Xiaomi 12T Pro has a capacity of 5,000 mAh and can be charged with the in-house HyperCharge technology with a maximum of 120 watts. A full charge took around 20 minutes in our test. The energy capacity is monitored by 9 thermal sensors that control the connector and the battery during the charging process. Xiaomi guarantees 800 charging cycles, which is significantly less than other manufacturers. OnePlus, for example, claims a battery life of 1,600 cycles for its 10T model, which is also charged with a high 150 watts. Wireless charging has been omitted from the 12T Pro to reduce costs compared to the Xiaomi 12 Pro.

The power consumption of the Xiaomi smartphone is not completely convincing. The average power consumption of 1.7 watts in idle mode is quite high. Under load, however, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 draws similar amounts of power as the Qualcomm competition.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.08 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.05 / 1.65 / 1.72 Watt
Load midlight 3.12 / 6.02 Watt
 color bar
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 12T Pro 5G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S22+
4500 mAh
OnePlus 10T
4800 mAh
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
4610 mAh
Xiaomi 12 Pro
4600 mAh
Google Pixel 7 Pro
5000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-22%
13%
9%
-12%
6%
3%
-8%
Idle Minimum *
1.05
0.71
32%
0.8
24%
0.74
30%
0.94
10%
0.78
26%
0.893 ?(0.56 - 1.2, n=11)
15%
0.892 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=187, last 2 years)
15%
Idle Average *
1.65
1.1
33%
1.2
27%
1.84
-12%
1.24
25%
1.61
2%
1.258 ?(0.71 - 1.84, n=11)
24%
1.551 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=187, last 2 years)
6%
Idle Maximum *
1.72
1.19
31%
1.3
24%
1.86
-8%
1.34
22%
1.63
5%
1.374 ?(0.79 - 1.86, n=11)
20%
1.761 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=187, last 2 years)
-2%
Load Average *
3.12
7.74
-148%
3.5
-12%
2.75
12%
5.7
-83%
3.29
-5%
3.98 ?(2.75 - 6.5, n=11)
-28%
4.36 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=187, last 2 years)
-40%
Load Maximum *
6.02
9.64
-60%
5.9
2%
4.54
25%
8.12
-35%
6.01
-0%
6.85 ?(4.54 - 8.7, n=11)
-14%
7.23 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=187, last 2 years)
-20%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Geekbench 5.4: Ø5.5 (1.112-12.1)
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Geekbench 5.4: Ø5.26 (0.911-12.7)
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.062 (0.976-1.253)
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.09 (1.021-1.371)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.13 (6.64-8.12)
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø11.2 (10-12.2)
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.062 (0.976-1.253)
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.09 (1.021-1.371)

Battery Life

The Xiaomi 12T Pro delivers good runtimes at a fixed 120 Hz refresh rate in our two real-world battery tests, which are performed at an adjusted display brightness of 150 cd/m². 

In the WLAN test, the high-end smartphone manages over 18 hours, and even 3.5 hours more in endless video playback with the WLAN module disabled. Compared to a Xiaomi 12 Pro, this results in a runtime increase of over 30%. 

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
29h 14min
WiFi Websurfing
18h 05min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
21h 26min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 21min
Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S22+
4500 mAh
OnePlus 10T
4800 mAh
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
4610 mAh
Xiaomi 12 Pro
4600 mAh
Google Pixel 7 Pro
5000 mAh
Battery Runtime
3%
3%
-0%
-12%
-26%
Reader / Idle
1754
2575
47%
1795
2%
2206
26%
2036
16%
1210
-31%
H.264
1286
1021
-21%
1646
28%
1188
-8%
788
-39%
1213
-6%
WiFi v1.3
1085
788
-27%
856
-21%
872
-20%
766
-29%
676
-38%
Load
321
364
13%
332
3%
323
1%
337
5%
226
-30%

Pros

+ bright 120 Hz OLED
+ strong SoC
+ very good cooling
+ good speakers
+ excellent battery life
+ fast charging & matching power supply

Cons

- Android 12 only
- mediocre ultra-wide-angle camera
- no IP rating
- no WiFi 6E
- no wireless charging
- USB 2.0 only

Verdict on the Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G

In review: Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G. Sample device provided by Xiaomi Germany.
In review: Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G. Sample device provided by Xiaomi Germany.

The Xiaomi 12T Pro is a powerful high-end smartphone with an interesting strength-weakness profile. On the one hand, the T-model features sensible improvements compared to the Xiaomi 12 Pro, such as a new 200 MP sensor from Samsung, an efficient Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and eSIM support. On the other hand, the RRP is lower than that of the manufacturer's flagship series and the cooling is much better, which results in more consistent performance values. However, users looking for something for gaming will not be happy with the Xiaomi 12T Pro despite the strong SoC - we recommend taking a look at the Asus ROG Phone 6.   

Compared to the Xiaomi 12 Pro, the T model has to make concessions in regard to the lack of IP certification and wireless charging. The Xiaomi 12T Pro also does not have a lot to offer in terms of design and feel with its thicker display edges, plastic frame and Gorilla Glass 5. Those who value these aspects will find an interesting alternative in the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, which is also equipped with a 200 MP camera.  

The SoC upgrade and the improved cooling of the Xiaomi 12T Pro make for excellent runtimes.

The highlight of Xiaomi's upper class smartphone, the 200 MP camera, impresses with beautiful display quality in daylight. However, we would have wished for slightly better low-light performance in this price range, since compromises already have to be made in the absence of a telephoto lens and a solid ultra-wide-angle lens. Google offers the better camera package in the Pixel 7 Pro in the upper-class range.

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Price and Availability

As the Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G was only launched on October 6, availability may not be guaranteed at your location. Amazon USA lists the variant for 729,00$. On the other side of the Atlantic, it appears to be temporarily unavailable in the UK, while Amazon France offers the smartphone at 695,50€.

Prices are as of 24.11.2022 and subject to change.

Xiaomi 12T Pro 5G - 11/23/2022 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
54 / 70 → 77%
Weight
88%
Battery
92%
Display
93%
Games Performance
73 / 64 → 100%
Application Performance
88 / 86 → 100%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
74 / 90 → 82%
Camera
70%
Average
83%
88%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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