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Xiaomi 12S

Xiaomi 12S
$560
Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.28-inch AMOLED screen
  • Camera 50MP Triple camera / 32MP front
  • Memory 8/12GB RAM with 128/256/512GB ROM
  • Platform Snapdragon 8 Gen+ 1 / Android 12

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

8.7
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 10 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 10 / 10

Overview

This is Xiaomi 12S, the upgraded version to the standard Xiaomi 12 announced in December of 2021. This new comer brings two key upgrades; first, there is an introduction of Xiaomi and Leica partnership, and secondly, the model is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU, instead of the 8 Gen 1 used on the older model.

Xiaomi 12S Full Specification and Price | DroidAfrica

However, the Xiaomi 12s retains the same screen as seen on the older model; a 6.28 AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh, HDR10+ and up to 1100 nits of peal brightness. RAM and internal storage option includes 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, 12GB RAM + 256GB, and an additional 12GB + 512-Gigs of non-expandable storage.

Coming to the camera specs, the Xiaomi 12S is given three lenses on the rear. These includes a 50-megapixel primary lens, 13-megapixel ultrawide and a third 5-megapixel (50mm) telephoto lens. The camera is co-engineered with Leica, and it come with Dual LED flash on the rear, while a single 32-megapixel selfie shooter is kept within the notch on the front.

Xiaomi 12S Full Specification and Price | DroidAfrica

The phone is powered by a 4500mAh battery and it has 67W wired, 50W wireless and 10W reverse wireless charging support. All possible connectivity options are available, including Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6 and NFC. The phone itself is booted with Google Android 12 underneath MIUI 13 out of the box. The full specifications of Xiaomi 12s smartphone is contained in the table below.

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2
3G Network Bands HSDPA HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42
5G Network Bands 5G band 1, 3, 5, 8, 28 SA/NSA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.2 mm
Weight 179 grams
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus) / Glass back / Aluminum frame
- There is also a leather back model
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type AMOLED touchscreen / 120Hz / HDR10+ / 1100 Max. nits / 68billion colors
Size 6.28 inches, (89.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (419 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 12; MIUI 13
Chipset Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3x2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 730

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 8GB + 128GB / 8GB + 256GB / 12GB + 256GB / 12GB + 512GB
Card Slot No

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) Main: 50MP, IMX707 f/1.9, OIS, 1/1.28" sensor size, PDAF
Ultrawide: 13MP, f/2.4, 123˚ FoV,
Telephoto: 5MP
Camera Features Autofocus / Continuous shooting / Digital zoom / HDR / Touch focus / Face detection / LED flash / Leica lens / gyro-EIS
Video Resolution 8K@24fps, 4K and 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@1920fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 32-megapixel punch hole camera
Camera Features FaceID, Face beautification, HDR
Video Resolution 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@120fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Speaker Location Placed at the basement and top
Audio Jack Type No

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS. Up to tri-band: GLONASS (1), BDS (3), GALILEO (2), QZSS (2), NavIC
FM Radio No

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 4500mAh battery
Wireless Charging Yes, 50W fast charging
- 10W Reverse wireless charging

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

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