The Xiaomi 12 Pro is Xiaomi’s most premium smartphone of early 2022, and it sits with some notable Android competitors like Motorola Edge 30 Pro, OnePlus 10 Pro 5G, and Samsung Galaxy S22 series. Although the smartphone does not look as muscular as the Xiaomi 11 Ultra 5G from last year (currently discontinued in India), it still remains praise-worthy for offering 120W ultra-fast charging, three 50-megapixel rear cameras, and a relatively more powerful chipset from Qualcomm (Snapdragon 8 Gen 1). If we look at these three areas that Xiaomi is flaunting, the Xiaomi 12 Pro shines bright – in some cases, brighter than its Android rivals. However, the phone is not perfect and here’s what you need to know about this Rs 62,999 (8GB RAM and 256GB storage) device.
Design: The Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G is easily one of its most attractive looking smartphones, and the colour palette of the three variants is distinct. The Couture Blue, Noir Black, and Opera Mauve options have a gradient matte-finish, but the back is surprisingly smooth in your palms. Xiaomi is using a special coating that also repels fingerprint smudges from the back and even seemingly adds some layers of durability. At 8.16mm, it is not the thinnest smartphone in the market, but 74.6mm width makes it comfortable to hold, even while gaming.