Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G
Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G is now in Kenya, Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G features a 6.73-inch 2K OLED screen with up to 1500 nit peak brightness, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It packs a 4,600mAh battery with first 120W single–cell fast charging that can charge up to 100% in 18 minutes, thanks to Xiaomi’s own Surge P1 charging IC that offers a solution to industry issues of having both high output and capacity, filling a need for single–cell batteries with charging over 100W. The phone also has 50W wireless charging for 100% charge in 42 minutes and 10W reverse wireless charging. The Xiaomi 12 Pro comes in Black, Blue, and Purple colors with a glass back and a Green vegan leather version. Buy it in Kenya today at Montentech Kenya.
Xiaomi 12 Pro Specs and price in Kenya
|Display||6.73-inch, 2k+ AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1100 nits|
|Processor||Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen1 (4 nm)|
|Sim Card||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Connectivity||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|OS||Android 12, MIUI 13|
|Camera||50MP + 50MP + 50MP|
|3.5mm jack||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|USB Port||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Fingerprint||Fingerprint (under display, optical)|
|Battery||Li-Po 4600 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||120W wired fast charging, 50W wireless second charge, 10W Wireless rechargeable|
|Colors||Black, Green, Blue, Pink|
Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G Design and build
The Xiaomi 12 Pro’s design is quite nice. Rather than going for contrasting accents, you get a sleek uniform look. The glass back tapers into the phone’s aluminum frame, and the finish is silky smooth. You’ll see an interesting touch on the camera bump, which has lines separating the different camera modules. For some reason, this phone has no IP rating against water and dust which some might consider a deal-breaker. But really how many times do you put your phone in water? Although it is important to note that competitors and even Xiaomi’s mid-rangers do have an IP rating. You can wake up and unlock the Xiaomi 12 Pro with the optical under-display fingerprint reader which is fast and reliable.
The display of the Xiaomi 12 Pro is a curved 6.73 inches AMOLED with Gorilla Glass Victus protection, a QHD resolution, and a high 120 Hertz refresh rate. The resolution is quite sharp coming out up to 521 PPI. And content looks crisp and clear. Blacks are super deep because of the AMOLED technology and you have support for HDR 10+ as well as Dolby vision. Profiles under color settings will help you achieve even more accurate colors on this flagship display. For the refresh rate, note that this phone can dial down the refresh rate based on your activity to save energy. Xiaomi claims you can go all the way down to 1 Herz.
There’s also a really fast 480 Hertz touch sampling rate here for better responsiveness. It’s a useful feature for gamers. Side by side with the display performance is the audio. And the Xiaomi 12 Pro has stereo speakers with one at the bottom and the other, which outputs sound through both the earpiece and a grill at the top. The speakers have Harman Kardon branding because they are tuned by the Samsung company.
Onto the cameras of the Xiaomi 12 Pro. It has a 50-megapixel main camera with OIS, a 50-megapixel telephoto with 2x zoom, and a 50-megapixel ultrawide camera. Daylight photos from the main camera are really good. There’s an abundance of detail and processing is balanced. The colors are lively and the dynamic range is excellent. The telephoto maintains that expert-level performance with its shots has very good detail and dynamic range. And the 12 Pro’s portrait mode relies on the telephoto camera capture. The ultra-wide camera does a good job almost up to the same standard as the other two cameras. Its photos are perfectly acceptable.
And in low light situations, 12 Pro will automatically apply night mode processing by default. And all its three rear cameras can record video up to 4K@30/60fps. And the main cam can go up to 8K@24fps (HDR). 4k videos from the main camera are good with a dynamic range nicely wide. Electronic stabilization is available for all three cameras and the smoothness is praiseworthy. And finally, in not so many words, the 32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 0.7µm selfie of Xiaomi 12 Pro is an award-winning lens if you ask me. It would have sure carried the day if it could also shoot 4K videos. But now, only 1080p@30/60fps. It is a decent front-facing camera nonetheless.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro runs on the new Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagship chipset. It’s built on a 4-nanometer processor and provides blazing-fast performance. Gaming and multitasking are no problem here. And you even get 5G connectivity. With the Xiaomi 12 Pro, there are options for 128 or 256 GB of storage onboard. But it’s not expandable. The interface of the phone is MIUI 13 running on top of Android. 12. It is not the regular OS really but still, it is pretty straightforward and comparable to both the previous version which ran on Android 11. There are some subtle changes coming from Android 12 though. For example, there’s a green indicator that appears when an app is accessing the mic or one of the cameras. And you can set your location to be approximate rather than precise.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro has 4600 mAh, a non-removable battery which isn’t the largest capacity if we are being honest. The phone is able to score just a 74-hour endurance rating in battery tests. Charging speed though is incredibly fast. Thanks to the huge 120-watt adapter that comes in the box with it. The speeds are as follows: 100% in 18 minutes and wireless charging 50W, 100% in 42 minutes.
Xiaomi 12 Pro brings a smooth finish, a fast refreshing curved high-resolution AMOLED, stereo speakers, a top Android chipset, and very capable and versatile cameras. This 12 Pro may not be their highest-tier device of the year, but it still does pack plenty of premium features. An easy-to-recommend smartphone is based on the features above.
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