Xiaomi’s new high-end smartphones are finally available in France. In pre-order, however, it is already possible to get the Xiaomi 12 at 819.99 euros instead of 869.99 euros, on Amazon.
Generally known for its entry-level and mid-range smartphones, Xiaomi is also venturing into the premium segment. The brand has also recently introduced two new devices: the Xiaomi 12 and the Xiaomi 12 Pro. These two smartphones are at the top of the Chinese manufacturer’s basket, with a price that is still lower than that of the competition. By the way, the Xiaomi 12 lose 50 euros of its pricethanks to a discount coupon.
The Xiaomi 12, in a nutshell
- It is equipped with an AMOLED FHD + screen at 120 Hz
- Powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
- A versatile photo module
- and fast charging
Officialized a few days ago at a price of 869.99 euros, the Xiaomi 12 (8 + 128 GB) is now available for sale. On the Amazon site, the The premium smartphone drops to 819.99 euros thanks to a 50 euro discount coupon — valid on all colors.
If the offer mentioned in this article is no longer available later, check below to find other offers for the Xiaomi 12. The table is updated automatically.
A light smartphone with beautiful finishes
The Xiaomi 12 is the most affordable high-end smartphone of the brand, and it makes some concessions compared to the Pro model to reduce the bill. The design does not change much compared to its predecessor, but the Chinese manufacturer has perfected the formula to provide good sensations to its user, especially in terms of handling. The Xiaomi 12 becomes more compact than before, thanks to a width of 69.9 mm (vs. 74.6 mm on the Mi 11) and a 6.28-inch screen (vs. 6.8 inches on the Mi 11). ). It also gets lighter, with 16 grams less on the scale.
As well as being pleasing once in the hand, the finishes are exemplary and this borderless look gives a nice immersive effect. If the Pro model offers a WQHD + definition, the Xiaomi 12 has a Full HD + screen. It’s still an excellent panel with balanced colors and good brightness thanks to OLED technology. The panel even offers a 120Hz refresh rate for better interface fluidity. It is very pleasant to see content, and more with the two Harman Kardon speakers, compatible with Dolby Atmos.
Powered by Qualcomm’s best chip
In terms of power, the Xiaomi 12 does not have to be ashamed of its older brother, because like him, it is equipped with the latest Qualcomm chip: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The classic model, on the other hand, comes with 8 GB of RAM, against 12 GB of RAM in the Pro version. The Xiaomi 12 still works well on a daily basis and will be able to run all the 3D games you want, even in maximum graphics conditions. The chip also allows access to the 5G network. Please note that this smartphone runs on Android 12.
To keep up, the Xiaomi 12 should last a day thanks to its 4,500mAh battery. In case of intensive use, it is compatible with fast charging of 67 W -120 W for the Pro model- to recover half of the battery in less than 30 minutes. Wireless charging is obviously part of it, with a power of 50 W, or 10 W in reverse mode. Finally, on the photo side, there’s a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 5-megapixel telemacro. The quality should be there thanks to the new tool called CyberFocus, which would allow the camera’s autofocus to be managed even better, in particular to always identify the subject’s face and body.
To find out even more, do not hesitate to read our review of the Xiaomi 12 in its Pro version.
What smartphone to buy in 2022?
In order to compare the Xiaomi 12 with other references available on the market, we now invite you to consult our guide to the best smartphones to buy in 2022.
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