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Xiaomi 12X Smartphone Review - Xiaomi's Most Affordable 12-Series Premium Smartphone

A solid choice. The Xiaomi 12X is a rather good-looking and conveniently compact smartphone offering plenty of power for comparatively little money. At the time of writing, it was Xiaomi's most affordable gateway to their premium series of smartphones. Let's take a look, shall we?

The 12-series is a recently introduced a brand-new premium smartphone series for Xiaomi’s new flagship phones. At the time of writing, it was comprised of three devices called Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12, and Xiaomi 12 Pro, sorted from less to most premium. The series was launched world-wide just a few days ago, on March 15.

The Xiaomi 12X might be the smallest 12-series device, but it does not lack a plethora of flagship features. Apart from a few minor exceptions it features the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the Xiaomi 12. Highlights include a 120 Hz AMOLED display with a maximum brightness of 1,100 nits, 5G, and a Sony IMX766-based 50 MP camera.

It is thus a far cry from being a “Lite” edition of more premium devices, and with its Snapdragon 870 SoC it might just poach on a territory previously inhabited by established high-end devices. Time to find out how well it performed against its competitors.

Xiaomi 12X (12 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G 8 x 2.4 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR5
Display
6.28 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 419 PPI, capacitive, OLED, FHD+, Dolby Vision support, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 226.7 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Ultrasonic distance sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass, X-axis linear motor, infrared remote control, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3, WiFi Direct, 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 5.1, 2G (B2/B3/B5/B8), 3G (B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19), 4G (B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B18/B19/B26/B34/B38/B39/B40/B41/B42), 5G (n1/n3/n5/n8/n28a/n38/n40/n41/n77/n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.16 x 152.7 x 69.9 ( = 0.32 x 6.01 x 2.75 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (Sony IMX766, OIS, f/1.88, 24mm, 1/1.56") + 13MP Ultrawide camera (f/2.4, 12mm, 123°) + 5MP Macro camera (50mm), videos up to [email protected], [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix 1.4µm, 80,5°, videos up to [email protected]
Additional features
Speakers: dual speakers, Keyboard: virtual, SIM tool, protective case, quick start guide, MIUI 13, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
176 g ( = 6.21 oz / 0.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.9 %
03/2022
Xiaomi 12X
SD 870, Adreno 650
176 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.28"2400x1080
85.3 %
02/2022
Motorola Moto G200 5G
SD 888+ 5G, Adreno 660
202 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.80"2460x1080
84.9 %
08/2021
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9
189 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.43"2400x1080
84.9 %
12/2021
realme GT Neo 2
SD 870, Adreno 650
200 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.62"2400x1080
84.9 %
09/2021
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
SD 778G 5G, Adreno 642L
189 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
85.9 %
05/2021
Xiaomi Poco F3
SD 870, Adreno 650
196 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080

Case – High-End Blend of Glass and Metal

With its 6.28-inch display, the Xiaomi 12X is a comparatively compact smartphone and very similar in size to Apple’s iPhone 12 and 13. Xiaomi’s choice of material and build quality superb, and the device features a both visually and haptically very pleasing blend of glass and metal, albeit without IP certification.

All 12-series smartphones share a common design language. The Xiaomi 12X features an AMOLED panel with curved sides with a punch hole camera, and it is protected by a top layer of Gorilla Glass Victus as well as a thin screen protector.

The curved display transitions neatly into the curved back cover, thereby creating a solid single unit. If you really push it you can depress both display and back cover marginally and warp the case, although the latter requires significant amounts of force. Either way, no matter how much we tortured the case it never uttered a single creak or showed any form of display artefacts.

Thanks to its discreet design the back cover matches the front, which happens to be covered completely by curved glass, very well. The backside is similar in design as it, too, is covered by a single piece of glass save for the camera module and the subtle Xiaomi logo. The triple camera is visually striking as it protrudes by 3 mm. Accordingly, the phone will wobble substantially when placed face-up on a flat surface.

Color options for the 12X include black, blue, and pink, all of which feature a matte finish. Our blue review unit looked slightly frosted and truth be told quite stunning, and its back cover offers some grip thanks to its surface texture. Nevertheless, we found it to be too slippery overall and would highly recommend installing the included protective case right away. As a side benefit the case also reduced table wobble noticeably.

Size Comparison

168.1 mm / 6.62 inch 75.5 mm / 2.97 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 202 g0.4453 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs163.7 mm / 6.44 inch 76.4 mm / 3.01 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 196 g0.4321 lbs159.9 mm / 6.3 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs159.1 mm / 6.26 inch 73.3 mm / 2.89 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs152.7 mm / 6.01 inch 69.9 mm / 2.75 inch 8.16 mm / 0.3213 inch 176 g0.388 lbs

Connectivity – Up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Storage for the Xiaomi 12X

Our Xiaomi 12X review unit was equipped with 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM with an optional 12 GB SKU also available. Storage-wise it comes with either 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage which, unfortunately, cannot be further expanded due to lack of a microSD card slot.

The only physical port besides the dual SIM slot is the USB-C port, both of which are located at the bottom of the device. The port is connected to a USB 2.0 bus and replaces the previously available headphone jack. A 3.5-mm adapter for connecting headphones is not included in the box.

left: no connectivity
left: no connectivity
right: volume rocker, power button
right: volume rocker, power button
top: speaker, microphone, IR blaster
top: speaker, microphone, IR blaster
bottom: dual SIM slot, microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker
bottom: dual SIM slot, microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker

Software – Android 11 and MIUI 13

The Xiaomi 12X runs Android 11 with Xiaomi’s MIUI 13 user interface. Its security patches were up to date (January 2022) at the time of writing.

Given that our review unit was imported from China, MIUI was not available in German but English instead. In addition, some of the preloaded apps are made for the Chinese market and accordingly also only available in Chinese.

Should you want to “localize” an imported Xiaomi 12X the steps are fairly simple and straightforward. For example, the missing Google Play Store can be installed via APK file since all the services required for running the Play Store are available on the device. This should also enable Google Play. In addition, you can then install Google’s Gboard keyboard instead of using one of the three preloaded keyboards with Chinese layouts. And last but not least, all preloaded Chinese apps can be then completely removed.

Communication and GNSS – Imported SKU without LTE Band 20

Our imported Xiaomi 12X was only of limited use to European users as it did not support the commonly used LTE band 20. As this band is not used anywhere outside of Europe this should not cause any issues on this side of the Atlantic or other parts of the world. However, since Xiaomi has also started selling the 12-series in countries outside of Asia a version with full LTE band 20 support can be purchased through the Xiaomi shop as well.

Short distance wireless communication protocols include NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, and Wi-Fi 6. When connected to our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router the Xiaomi 12X performed very well and consistent with around 740 Mbps both transmitting (TX) as well as receiving (RX) data. Keep in mind that older devices were benchmarked connected to our previously used Netgear Nighthawk AX12 router and their respective results are therefore not directly comparable to the Xiaomi 12X. They are therefore listed in separate graphs below.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
888 (842min - 904max) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
884 (444min - 914max) MBit/s ∼100%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
867 (836min - 893max) MBit/s ∼98%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
864 (759min - 906max) MBit/s ∼97%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1395, n=209, last 2 years)
486 MBit/s ∼55%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
461 (433min - 470max) MBit/s ∼52%
iperf3 receive AX12
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
877 (657min - 928max) MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
836 (809min - 863max) MBit/s ∼95%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
771 (585min - 832max) MBit/s ∼88%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
654 (311min - 702max) MBit/s ∼75%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1348, n=209, last 2 years)
473 MBit/s ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
425 (413min - 432max) MBit/s ∼48%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
736 (644min - 826max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72.5 - 1736, n=49, last 2 years)
636 MBit/s ∼86% -14%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
745 (391min - 809max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78.3 - 1710, n=49, last 2 years)
657 MBit/s ∼88% -12%
04590135180225270315360405450495540585630675720765810Tooltip
; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø734 (644-826)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø732 (391-809)
GPS signal indoors
GPS signal indoors
GPS signal outdoors
GPS signal outdoors

Supported location services include GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1, L5), Galileo (E1, E5a), and Beidou (B1, B1C, B2a). Indoors location accuracy was measured at 4 m, outdoor accuracy at 3 m.

As our bike tour around the block shows the Xiaomi 12X is very well usable for everyday navigation. Its recorded track was almost identical to that of a professional Garmin Venu 2 satnav, except for densely developed areas. This, however, did not have any negative effect on the overall score.

GPS-Test: summary
GPS-Test: summary
GPS-Test: around the lake
GPS-Test: around the lake
GPS-Test: turning point
GPS-Test: turning point

Telephony and Call Quality

The SIM slot takes two Nano SIM cards, both of which support 5G, VoLTE, and VoWiFi. Call quality was impeccable during our review period, and we were able to easily understand our conversational partners even on speakerphone with relatively high levels of ambient noise.

Cameras – Triple-Camera Powered by Sony's IMX766

Front-facing camera sample photo
Front-facing camera sample photo

The Xiaomi 12X’s front-facing selfie camera features a 32 MP sensor without pixel binning producing photos rich in detail. The camera software manages to place the focus directly on your face resulting in very nice to look at images that can be further improved with a variety of beauty filters. By default, selfies are taken in 3:4 with options for 1:1, 9:16, or entire display ratio. Videos are recorded in FHD with 60 FPS.

The triple-camera at the back is powered by non other than Sony’s 50 MP IMX766 sensor, the very same that is also found on the Xiaomi 12. It is supported by a 13 MP ultra-wide-angle lens with a 123° field of view and a 5 MP macro lens.

Photos in daylight turn out sharp and rich in detail. Colors are popping yet with a slight red shift. The camera software’s sharpening algorithms then go to town on those photos resulting in very lively yet sometimes somewhat artificial and unrealistic photos.

Thanks to its high pixel count and optical image stabilization the camera’s digital zoom worked well overall as long as you refrain from zooming in even further. The OIS is also responsible for the camera’s decent low-light performance as well as its good video stabilization and video quality. The highest supported resolution for videos is 8K at 24 FPS, and you can seamlessly switch between the main and the ultra-wide-angle camera when recording in 4K and 30 FPS or record in 4K and 60 FPS using the main camera only.

When zooming out of the frame the software will seamlessly switch to the ultra-wide-angle lens that is located at the very bottom of the triple-camera array for zoom factors of less than 1x. Overall, wide-angle photos turned out surprisingly well with decent focus up to the very edges, which is a challenge for many other smartphone cameras. The third and last camera, a 5 MP macro shooter, did a decent overall job. With that said its results were not necessarily any better than when using the main camera’s digital zoom instead.

Main camera sample photo
Main camera sample photo
Main camera sample photo
Main camera sample photo
Wide-angle camera sample photo
Wide-angle camera sample photo
Main camera sample photo
Main camera sample photo

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.

Tageslicht-Aufnahme 1Tageslicht-Aufnahme 25-facher ZoomUltraweitwinkelLowlight-Aufnahme
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Under controlled and normalized conditions, the main camera took a sharp and well recognizable photo of our test chart even in dim light. Colors were however oversaturated slightly.

ColorChecker
12.2 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
17 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
8 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
9 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
11 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
8 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 12X: 8.84 ∆E min: 2.66 - max: 16.98 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.6 ∆E
50.2 ∆E
38.6 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
44.4 ∆E
60 ∆E
48.9 ∆E
33.8 ∆E
37.9 ∆E
28 ∆E
61.6 ∆E
62.1 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
45.4 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
72.2 ∆E
41.7 ∆E
41.3 ∆E
75 ∆E
68.3 ∆E
51 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 12X: 44.18 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 75 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – No Charger Included

In the Xiaomi 12X’s box we found the phone itself, a USB cable, a SIM tool, and a transparent protective case. And while the 12X supports fast charging with up to 67 W you might notice that a charger is suspiciously missing. It is, however, included with the more expensive Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro. Xiaomi does not offer any accessories made specifically for their smartphones.

By default, Xiaomi smartphones come with a 12 month manufacturer warranty.

Input Devices and Handling – 60 Hz or 120 Hz Refresh Rate

The Xiaomi 12X’s display is very similar to its more expensive and larger siblings. Like the Xiaomi 12 and the Xiaomi 12 Pro it features a 120 Hz AMOLED display with a sampling rate of 480 Hz resulting in a very smooth, instantaneous, and highly accurate everyday user experience with minimal finger resistance on the screen. With that said the overall experience is thwarted somewhat by the default screen protector as its edges produce a very rough transition between the protective film and the display itself.

As noted above our imported review unit came with three different Chinese-layout keyboards preloaded. If you are like us and do seldom or never write Chinese you may want to consider installing a third-party keyboard, such as for example Google’s own Gboard, from the Play Store.

Biometric security features include an optical fingerprint reader as well as a 2D face detection. The former is hidden underneath the display and works very reliable and fast. The 2D face detection requires sufficient amounts of ambient light, and it worked similarly well under these circumstances.

Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode

Display – Over 1,000 Nits Peak Brightness

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Xiaomi 12X’s 6.28-inch AMOLED display runs at a native resolution of 2400 x 1080 resulting in a pixel density of 449 PPI. The display will switch automatically between 60 and 120 Hz refresh rate depending on display contents, and it supports manual pinning to either of those two settings. Furthermore, it supports HDR+ and Dolby Vision.

On paper, the AMOLED display is supposed to achieve a peak brightness of 1,100 nits. Unfortunately, we were not able to reach those levels of brightness in our tests, although we did get very close. In the APL50 test, which features an evenly distributed bright-dark pattern, it reached a maximum of 1,008 nits, and a slightly lower 908.4 nits when displaying an all-white image. With disabled ambient light sensor, the display peaks at just 506 nits, and the lowest possible brightness setting is 1.83 nits.

As all OLED displays do the Xiaomi 12X’s AMOLED display uses PMW for brightness regulation. According to our tests, the PWM frequency varies between 451.5 and 523 Hz at a brightness level of 42 % and below. Above that we found PWM frequencies of 60 or 120 Hz, depending on the display’s applied refresh rate.

895
cd/m²
906
cd/m²
913
cd/m²
897
cd/m²
910
cd/m²
923
cd/m²
900
cd/m²
911
cd/m²
921
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 923 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 908.4 cd/m² Minimum: 1.83 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 910 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 0.8 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 1.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
98.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.25
Xiaomi 12X
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.28
Motorola Moto G200 5G
IPS LCD, 2460x1080, 6.80
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
realme GT Neo 2
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.62
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
Xiaomi Poco F3
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Screen
-140%
-128%
-189%
-81%
-4%
Brightness middle
910
512
-44%
594
-35%
767
-16%
736
-19%
889
-2%
Brightness
908
488
-46%
594
-35%
767
-16%
751
-17%
902
-1%
Brightness Distribution
97
87
-10%
99
2%
97
0%
96
-1%
95
-2%
Black Level *
0.36
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
0.8
3.42
-328%
2.74
-243%
3.47
-334%
2.18
-173%
0.9
-13%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
1.8
5.9
-228%
6
-233%
9.23
-413%
5.69
-216%
1.9
-6%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.3
3.7
-185%
4.2
-223%
5.9
-354%
2.1
-62%
1.3
-0%
Gamma
2.25 98%
7154 0%
2.278 97%
2.275 97%
2.27 97%
2.26 97%
CCT
6414 101%
1.944 334362%
7322 89%
7800 83%
6563 99%
6614 98%
Contrast
1422

* ... 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 523 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 523 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 523 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21792 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Minimum display brightness
Minimum display brightness
25 % display brightness
25 % display brightness
50 % display brightness
50 % display brightness
75 % display brightness
75 % display brightness

Three pre-defined display modes are supported: Vivid, Saturated, and Original. We found the “Original” mode to produce the most natural color representation in the sRGB color space with colors, color temperatures, and RGB balance within their respective ideal range.

Color accuracy (color mode: Original; color space: sRGB)
Color accuracy (color mode: Original; color space: sRGB)
Color space (color mode: Original; color space: sRGB)
Color space (color mode: Original; color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (color mode: Original; color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (color mode: Original; color space: sRGB)
Saturation (color mode: Original; color space: sRGB)
Saturation (color mode: Original; color space: sRGB)

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
1.204 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.584 ms rise
↘ 0.62 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 0.8 (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 (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
0.777 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.385 ms rise
↘ 0.392 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 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.8 ms).

Thanks to its high display brightness the Xiaomi 12X is very well usable outdoors, and we had absolutely no major issues reading the display even in direct bright sunlight.

Outdoors (in direct sunlight)
Outdoors (in direct sunlight)
Outdoors (in direct sunlight)
Outdoors (in direct sunlight)
Outdoors (in the shade)
Outdoors (in the shade)

As expected of an AMOLED display viewing angles are very wide. We found that extreme angles resulted in a slightly dimmed image with a minor color haze. This, however, had zero effect on readability and usability.

Performance – Powerful Thanks to Snapdragon 870

The Xiaomi 12X is powered by a Snapdragon 870 SoC with either 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM accompanied by an Adreno 650 GPU.

The lesser equipped SKU performed at high-end levels of the spectrum already, and it turned out to be more than fast enough for everyday tasks and challenges. Nevertheless, we found that the Snapdragon 870 is held back slightly as its GFXBench off-screen results were significantly lower than on other smartphones equipped with the same SoC.

The 128 or 256 GB large UFS 3.1 storage is blazingly fast and offers very high sequential read speeds for short load times.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1076 Points ∼100% +8%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
1004 Points ∼93% 0%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
1000 Points ∼93%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
998 Points ∼93% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (955 - 1046, n=11)
993 Points ∼92% -1%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
809 Points ∼75% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
771 Points ∼72% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=255, last 2 years)
671 Points ∼62% -33%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
3377 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
3368 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (2870 - 4455, n=11)
3306 Points ∼98% -2%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3286 Points ∼97% -3%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
3095 Points ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
2808 Points ∼83% -17%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
2463 Points ∼73% -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=255, last 2 years)
2195 Points ∼65% -35%
Vulkan Score 5.3
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
6664 Points ∼100% +92%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
4501 Points ∼68% +30%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
3587 Points ∼54% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (3159 - 4324, n=9)
3570 Points ∼54% +3%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
3464 Points ∼52%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 8702, n=198, last 2 years)
2597 Points ∼39% -25%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
2216 Points ∼33% -36%
OpenCL Score 5.3
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
4865 Points ∼100% +36%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
4726 Points ∼97% +32%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
3640 Points ∼75% +2%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
3606 Points ∼74% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (3482 - 3724, n=11)
3605 Points ∼74% +1%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
3580 Points ∼74%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 9069, n=199, last 2 years)
2566 Points ∼53% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
2359 Points ∼48% -34%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
18567 Points ∼100% +58%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
14573 Points ∼78% +24%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
13610 Points ∼73% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (10829 - 16054, n=10)
12851 Points ∼69% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
12625 Points ∼68% +7%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
11778 Points ∼63%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=147, last 2 years)
10202 Points ∼55% -13%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
8486 Points ∼46% -28%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
6352 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=179, last 2 years)
3406 Points ∼54%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
7241 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=179, last 2 years)
3905 Points ∼54%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
4442 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (677 - 5301, n=179, last 2 years)
2856 Points ∼64%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
10277 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (7970 - 11064, n=6)
9680 Points ∼94% -6%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
7970 Points ∼78% -22%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
6559 Points ∼64% -36%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 13121, n=225, last 2 years)
4949 Points ∼48% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
14028 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (12033 - 14968, n=6)
13731 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
12033 Points ∼86% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
7496 Points ∼53% -47%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=225, last 2 years)
6918 Points ∼49% -51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
5309 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (3318 - 5784, n=6)
4837 Points ∼91% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
4563 Points ∼86% -14%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
3653 Points ∼69% -31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (651 - 6394, n=223, last 2 years)
3245 Points ∼61% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
4967 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=180, last 2 years)
2529 Points ∼51%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
5140 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=180, last 2 years)
2628 Points ∼51%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
4444 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (688 - 5318, n=180, last 2 years)
2857 Points ∼64%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
8576 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (6960 - 8975, n=7)
8235 Points ∼96% -4%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
8234 Points ∼96% -4%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
7377 Points ∼86% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
5355 Points ∼62% -38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 11528, n=233, last 2 years)
4017 Points ∼47% -53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
10875 Points ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
10436 Points ∼96%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (9498 - 10646, n=7)
10273 Points ∼94% -2%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
9498 Points ∼87% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
5591 Points ∼51% -46%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 19364, n=233, last 2 years)
5005 Points ∼46% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
5281 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (3296 - 5793, n=7)
4973 Points ∼94% -6%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
4864 Points ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
4664 Points ∼88% -12%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
4140 Points ∼78% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 5793, n=233, last 2 years)
3241 Points ∼61% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
4250 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (426 - 6977, n=162, last 2 years)
2380 Points ∼56%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
5263 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 11259, n=162, last 2 years)
2626 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Smartphone
  (1567 - 3958, n=162, last 2 years)
2573 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
2539 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0%
Wild Life Score
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
5765 Points ∼100% +34%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
4309 Points ∼75%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
4288 Points ∼74% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (4166 - 4351, n=11)
4252 Points ∼74% -1%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
4232 Points ∼73% -2%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
4208 Points ∼73% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (216 - 10062, n=183, last 2 years)
3197 Points ∼55% -26%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
2490 Points ∼43% -42%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
5711 Points ∼100% +33%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
4304 Points ∼75%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
4271 Points ∼75% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (4152 - 4352, n=11)
4240 Points ∼74% -1%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
4230 Points ∼74% -2%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
4214 Points ∼74% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 11700, n=184, last 2 years)
3392 Points ∼59% -21%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
2485 Points ∼44% -42%
Wild Life Extreme
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1564 Points ∼100% +26%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
1283 Points ∼82% +4%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
1237 Points ∼79%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
1232 Points ∼79% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (1203 - 1243, n=10)
1230 Points ∼79% -1%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
1223 Points ∼78% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 3080, n=139, last 2 years)
991 Points ∼63% -20%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
690 Points ∼44% -44%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1453 Points ∼100% +18%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
1256 Points ∼86% +2%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
1236 Points ∼85% 0%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
1232 Points ∼85%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (1195 - 1246, n=10)
1225 Points ∼84% -1%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
1222 Points ∼84% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 2864, n=135, last 2 years)
977 Points ∼67% -21%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
687 Points ∼47% -44%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
121 fps ∼100% +20%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
120 fps ∼99% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
108 fps ∼89% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (60 - 142, n=10)
106.2 fps ∼88% +5%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
101 fps ∼83%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
71 fps ∼59% -30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.5 - 143, n=196, last 2 years)
69.2 fps ∼57% -31%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
59 fps ∼49% -42%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
228 fps ∼100% +33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (171 - 231, n=10)
218 fps ∼96% +27%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
200 fps ∼88% +17%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
178 fps ∼78% +4%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
171 fps ∼75%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
161 fps ∼71% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 439, n=196, last 2 years)
139.7 fps ∼61% -18%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
132 fps ∼58% -23%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
114 fps ∼100% +12%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
102 fps ∼89%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (60 - 116, n=10)
91.8 fps ∼81% -10%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
81 fps ∼71% -21%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
69 fps ∼61% -32%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
60 fps ∼53% -41%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
60 fps ∼53% -41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 121, n=195, last 2 years)
56.2 fps ∼49% -45%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
140 fps ∼100% +35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (104 - 140, n=10)
129.2 fps ∼92% +24%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
124 fps ∼89% +19%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
119 fps ∼85% +14%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
104 fps ∼74%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
92 fps ∼66% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.4 - 251, n=196, last 2 years)
80 fps ∼57% -23%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
77 fps ∼55% -26%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
88 fps ∼100% +19%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
74 fps ∼84%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (49 - 95, n=10)
70.8 fps ∼80% -4%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
59 fps ∼67% -20%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
58 fps ∼66% -22%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
54 fps ∼61% -27%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
49 fps ∼56% -34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 121, n=195, last 2 years)
43.7 fps ∼50% -41%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
99 fps ∼100% +38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (72 - 99, n=10)
89.3 fps ∼90% +24%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
81 fps ∼82% +13%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
77 fps ∼78% +7%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
72 fps ∼73%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
62 fps ∼63% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
56 fps ∼57% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 169, n=196, last 2 years)
54.1 fps ∼55% -25%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
51 fps ∼100% +13%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
45 fps ∼88%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
44 fps ∼86% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (30 - 51, n=10)
43.5 fps ∼85% -3%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
41 fps ∼80% -9%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
35 fps ∼69% -22%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
28 fps ∼55% -38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.3 - 81, n=195, last 2 years)
27.5 fps ∼54% -39%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
59 fps ∼100% +37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (43 - 59, n=10)
55.3 fps ∼94% +29%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
48 fps ∼81% +12%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
47 fps ∼80% +9%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
43 fps ∼73%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
42 fps ∼71% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
33 fps ∼56% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 97, n=195, last 2 years)
32.8 fps ∼56% -24%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
54 fps ∼100% +10%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
49 fps ∼91% 0%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
49 fps ∼91%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
48 fps ∼89% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (32 - 54, n=11)
46.6 fps ∼86% -5%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
42 fps ∼78% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
30 fps ∼56% -39%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 98, n=251, last 2 years)
28.7 fps ∼53% -41%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
61 fps ∼100% +22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (50 - 62, n=11)
58.2 fps ∼95% +16%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
57 fps ∼93% +14%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
54 fps ∼89% +8%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
50 fps ∼82%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
39 fps ∼64% -22%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
34 fps ∼56% -32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.9 - 123, n=252, last 2 years)
34 fps ∼56% -32%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
34 fps ∼100% +13%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
33 fps ∼97% +10%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
33 fps ∼97% +10%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
31 fps ∼91% +3%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
30 fps ∼88%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (20 - 34, n=11)
29.4 fps ∼86% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.1 - 69, n=252, last 2 years)
19.8 fps ∼58% -34%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
19 fps ∼56% -37%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
22 fps ∼100% +22%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
22 fps ∼100% +22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (18 - 23, n=11)
21.9 fps ∼100% +22%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
21 fps ∼95% +17%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
19 fps ∼86% +6%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
18 fps ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
13 fps ∼59% -28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 47, n=252, last 2 years)
13 fps ∼59% -28%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
794271 Points ∼100% +11%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
714406 Points ∼90%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (676505 - 716502, n=9)
694764 Points ∼87% -3%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
680139 Points ∼86% -5%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
604538 Points ∼76% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1041980, n=111, last 2 years)
555932 Points ∼70% -22%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
438254 Points ∼55% -39%
AImark - Score v2.x
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
286905 Points ∼100% +132%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
139024 Points ∼48% +12%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
123847 Points ∼43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (111838 - 123847, n=7)
117537 Points ∼41% -5%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
111838 Points ∼39% -10%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
71083 Points ∼25% -43%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 286905, n=131, last 2 years)
59805 Points ∼21% -52%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
6356 Points ∼100% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (5551 - 6369, n=9)
6071 Points ∼96% +9%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
5711 Points ∼90% +3%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
5551 Points ∼87%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
5130 Points ∼81% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
4349 Points ∼68% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (895 - 8124, n=170, last 2 years)
4244 Points ∼67% -24%
System
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
9997 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (8852 - 10489, n=9)
9642 Points ∼96% +7%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
9622 Points ∼96% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
9089 Points ∼91% +1%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
9002 Points ∼90%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
8546 Points ∼85% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1542 - 19657, n=170, last 2 years)
7532 Points ∼75% -16%
Memory
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
7692 Points ∼100% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (6683 - 8167, n=9)
7461 Points ∼97% +12%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
7277 Points ∼95% +9%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
6683 Points ∼87%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
5648 Points ∼73% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1012 - 9044, n=170, last 2 years)
4862 Points ∼63% -27%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
4269 Points ∼55% -36%
Graphics
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
13865 Points ∼100% +33%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
12801 Points ∼92% +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (10386 - 12801, n=9)
11911 Points ∼86% +15%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
10386 Points ∼75%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
7754 Points ∼56% -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (478 - 25642, n=170, last 2 years)
7365 Points ∼53% -29%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
6783 Points ∼49% -35%
Web
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1665 Points ∼100% +10%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
1658 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  (1411 - 1791, n=9)
1589 Points ∼95% +5%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
1519 Points ∼91%
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=170, last 2 years)
1386 Points ∼83% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
1359 Points ∼82% -11%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
1276 Points ∼77% -16%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12X (Chrome 98.0.4758.101)
97.5 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (60.7 - 108.3, n=8)
87.6 Points ∼90% -10%
Motorola Moto G200 5G (Chrome97)
75.9 Points ∼78% -22%
Xiaomi Poco F3 (Chrome 90)
75.1 Points ∼77% -23%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Chrome 93)
71.8 Points ∼74% -26%
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182.6, n=170, last 2 years)
62.2 Points ∼64% -36%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
51.1 Points ∼52% -48%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12X (Chrome 98.0.4758.101)
157.8 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (105.1 - 184.5, n=9)
147.7 Points ∼94% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Chrome 93)
118.1 Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 414, n=169, last 2 years)
114.8 Points ∼73% -27%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
108.8 Points ∼69% -31%
Motorola Moto G200 5G (Chrome97)
108.5 Points ∼69% -31%
Xiaomi Poco F3 (Chrome 90)
105.4 Points ∼67% -33%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Motorola Moto G200 5G (Chrome97)
79.8 runs/min ∼100% +11%
Xiaomi Poco F3 (Chrome 90)
74.8 runs/min ∼94% +4%
Xiaomi 12X (Chrome 98.0.4758.101)
72 runs/min ∼90%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (51.4 - 74.8, n=8)
69 runs/min ∼86% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 244, n=156, last 2 years)
60.9 runs/min ∼76% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Chome 93)
53.2 runs/min ∼67% -26%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chome 92)
50.2 runs/min ∼63% -30%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi 12X (Chrome 98.0.4758.101)
151 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G200 5G (Chrome97)
147 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (99 - 155, n=9)
130.6 Points ∼86% -14%
Xiaomi Poco F3 (Chrome 90)
125 Points ∼83% -17%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Chrome 93)
107 Points ∼71% -29%
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 265, n=179, last 2 years)
92.1 Points ∼61% -39%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
69 Points ∼46% -54%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12X (Chrome 98.0.4758.101)
40652 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (20543 - 41256, n=9)
32852 Points ∼81% -19%
Motorola Moto G200 5G (Chrome97)
28695 Points ∼71% -29%
Xiaomi Poco F3 (Chrome 90)
26577 Points ∼65% -35%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
26207 Points ∼64% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Chrome 93)
25119 Points ∼62% -38%
Average of class Smartphone (3526 - 65969, n=184, last 2 years)
23301 Points ∼57% -43%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 15230, n=184, last 2 years)
3172 ms * ∼100% -197%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
1809 ms * ∼57% -69%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Chrome 93)
1802 ms * ∼57% -69%
Xiaomi Poco F3 (Chrome 90)
1744 ms * ∼55% -63%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1055 - 1744, n=9)
1384 ms * ∼44% -29%
Motorola Moto G200 5G (Chrome97)
1358 ms * ∼43% -27%
Xiaomi 12X (Chrome 98.0.4758.101)
1069 ms * ∼34%

* ... smaller is better

Xiaomi 12XMotorola Moto G200 5GOnePlus Nord 2 5Grealme GT Neo 2Samsung Galaxy A52s 5GXiaomi Poco F3Average 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-8%
6%
-3%
-39%
-26%
3%
-43%
Sequential Read 256KB
1732
1898
10%
1827
5%
1761
2%
951
-45%
1378
-20%
1781 ?(1330 - 2037, n=47)
3%
929 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=248, last 2 years)
-46%
Sequential Write 256KB
795
712
-10%
1256
58%
763
-4%
486.5
-39%
684
-14%
954 ?(452 - 1559, n=47)
20%
472 ?(11.9 - 1485, n=248, last 2 years)
-41%
Random Read 4KB
291.9
155.9
-47%
223.7
-23%
281.1
-4%
168.2
-42%
208
-29%
265 ?(181 - 345, n=47)
-9%
166.5 ?(13.5 - 345, n=248, last 2 years)
-43%
Random Write 4KB
279.9
322.5
15%
239
-15%
260.2
-7%
192.5
-31%
170.6
-39%
274 ?(218 - 458, n=48)
-2%
159.7 ?(56.5 - 458, n=249, last 2 years)
-43%

Gaming – 120 FPS are the Exception

Thanks to its Adreno 650 GPU the Xiaomi 12X performed very well overall in the gaming category. Current games, such as Asphalt 9: Legends, will run smoothly without necessitating reduced details. Its high 120 Hz refresh rate will, however, only be of any real gaming use when running less demanding games, such as Armajet which managed to achieve slightly over 85 FPS. Asphalt 9: Legends still managed a very smooth and consistent 60 FPS.

All frame rates were recorded using Gamebench.

Armajet
Armajet
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
0510152025303540455055606570758085Tooltip
; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø64.6 (43-88)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; 3.3.7a: Ø59.6 (45-61)

Emissions – Full Steam Ahead Most of the Time

Temperature

In everyday use the Xiaomi 12X remained pleasantly cool, and it did not break a sweat even during our one-hour long stress test with just 33.8 °C peak surface temperature.

The Snapdragon 870 does not suffer from thermal throttling and ran at its full speed even after 30 loops of the GFXBench stress test running T-Rex and Manhattan. With that said we did notice some performance throttling when running the 3DMark Wild Life stress test that could in theory have real-world implications.

GFXBench battery test T-Rex
GFXBench battery test T-Rex
GFXBench battery test Manhattan
GFXBench battery test Manhattan
Max. Load
 33.8 °C
93 F
33.8 °C
93 F
31.9 °C
89 F
 
 33.6 °C
92 F
33.7 °C
93 F
32 °C
90 F
 
 33.6 °C
92 F
33.3 °C
92 F
31.3 °C
88 F
 
Maximum: 33.8 °C = 93 F
Average: 33 °C = 91 F
30.4 °C
87 F
32.2 °C
90 F
33.3 °C
92 F
28.5 °C
83 F
31.4 °C
89 F
33.5 °C
92 F
28.3 °C
83 F
31.5 °C
89 F
33.4 °C
92 F
Maximum: 33.5 °C = 92 F
Average: 31.4 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.6 °C = 80 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.8 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.5 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.6 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
98.9 (14.8min) % ∼100% +46%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
82.2 (3521min) % ∼83% +21%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
80.4 (27.4min) % ∼81% +19%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67.8 (17.5min) % ∼69%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61.4 % ∼62% -9%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.6 (4.14min) % ∼100% +48%
Xiaomi Poco F3
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
82.2 (1002min) % ∼83% +22%
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
79 (7.1min) % ∼79% +17%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67.5 (5min) % ∼68%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
66.6 (858min) % ∼67% -1%
051015202530Tooltip
Xiaomi 12X Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø6.78 (5-7.42)
Motorola Moto G200 5G Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.7.2: Ø7.57 (7.1-8.98)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø4.14 (4.14-4.15)
Xiaomi 12X Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø23.3 (17.5-25.8)
Motorola Moto G200 5G Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø28.8 (27.4-34.2)
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø14.8 (14.8-15)

Speaker

Inside the Xiaomi 12X we find a set of Harman Kardon stereo speakers located at the top and bottom of the device. Its soundscape was decent overall, with well-balanced mids and highs. As is common for smartphones we found their bass to be lacking resulting in a slightly tinny overall note. On the plus side we found no distortions whatsoever at maximum volume.

Headphones can be connected either via USB-C or Bluetooth 5.1, and the device supports various high-definition audio codecs such as AAC, LDAC, or LHDC.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203539.4253026.13121.932.34022.831.35034.838.96324.3348023.236.110027.839.912514.746.416020.955.620021.252.325017.553.931513.459.740014.161.250013.169.163011.570.380013.174.3100011.775.7125011.87816001377200012.177250012.179.8315012.383.4400012.577.950001377.6630013.278.780001376.81000013.771.71250013.562.71600014.265SPL25.190.1N0.781.6median 13.1median 71.7Delta1.1935.742.539.24130.933.133.739.93740.930.23421.423.819.922.114.628.712.539.29.9459.348.38.254.88.556.99.360.99.861.314.56811.473.710.371.69.368.39.270.410.668.511.766.211.464.512.165.912.670.612.87113.572.91464.714.453.323.881.20.549.8median 11.4median 64.72.19.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi 12XMotorola Moto G200 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi 12X audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 94% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 26% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Motorola Moto G200 5G audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.4% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 14% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 76% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 42% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 50% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery Life – Fast Charging in just 50 Minutes

Power Consumption

Overall power consumption is inconspicuous albeit slightly higher than similarly equipped competitors such as the Motorola Moto G200 5G or the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G.

The Xiaomi 12X supports fast charging with up to 67 W. However, unlike the Xiaomi 12, the Xiaomi 12X does not come with a charger by default. Should you be able to get your hands on a compatible one the results are astonishing. In our tests using Xiaomi 12’s 67 W power supply charging the Xiaomi 12X from near empty to full took just 48 minutes. As both wireless charging and reverse wireless charging require either the Xiaomi 12 or Xiaomi 12 Pro the Xiaomi 12X is the ugly duckling of the 12-series in this regard.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.07 / 0.21 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.75 / 1.88 / 1.94 Watt
Load midlight 4.99 / 8.66 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 12X
4500 mAh
Motorola Moto G200 5G
5000 mAh
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
4500 mAh
Xiaomi Poco F3
4520 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
12%
1%
5%
12%
-26%
3%
Idle Minimum *
0.75
0.6
20%
0.8
-7%
1.2
-60%
0.76
-1%
1.27 ?(0.7 - 3, n=9)
-69%
0.91 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=193, last 2 years)
-21%
Idle Average *
1.88
0.9
52%
1.2
36%
1.4
26%
1.29
31%
2.07 ?(0.9 - 4.3, n=9)
-10%
1.669 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=193, last 2 years)
11%
Idle Maximum *
1.94
1.5
23%
1.6
18%
1.7
12%
1.45
25%
2.34 ?(1.2 - 4.31, n=9)
-21%
1.896 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=193, last 2 years)
2%
Load Average *
4.99
7
-40%
5.7
-14%
3.6
28%
4.6
8%
6.16 ?(4.6 - 9.9, n=9)
-23%
4.48 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=193, last 2 years)
10%
Load Maximum *
8.66
8.4
3%
10.9
-26%
6.9
20%
8.87
-2%
9.32 ?(5.5 - 13.8, n=9)
-8%
7.33 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=193, last 2 years)
15%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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