Xiaomi 12X specs

Xiaomi 12X specs
Xiaomi 12X specs

The Xiaomi 12X is indeed incredibly compact and lightweight in this year of 2022, which makes it a sight to behold. The form factor of this phone has always been a favorite of ours and we enjoy having a phone that fits comfortably in our hands.
All things except the chipset are the same on the Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12. It is also the same size and weight, and it even looks the same. It is impossible not to think of the Xiaomi 12 as the redundant phone of the trio, as it boasts the most powerful hardware in a small box with a 1080p screen.
The Xiaomi 12X is more appealing to explore because of its lower price. The device has a powerful chipset, an impressive display, and a fast-charging system.
Let's start the greedy look on the Xiaomi 12X because we are definitely excited about it.

Pros and Cons


  • Great speakers.
  • Super bright 120Hz OLED.
  • High-performing, very stable.
  • High-quality photos and videos.
  • Amazing battery life, super-fast charging.
  • Compact and lightweight with a pleasing design.


  • There are no good selfies.
  • Launch prices were high.
  • Water resistance is not rated.
  • The camera does not zoom properly.
  • Android 12 is not the latest version of Xiaomi 12.

Quality of design

It has a good design, good looks, and an incredibly small footprint, making it an excellent smartphone. Along with the Samsung Galaxy S22, the Xiaomi 12X is the most compact Android smartphone on the market.
It's safe to say this is the Xiaomi 12X and not a Xiaomi 12 since they are identical. This is not an important point.
The Xiaomi 12X, like many premium smartphones today, incorporates a dual-glass design with a metallic chassis that includes a metal frame with a brushed finish. It is easy to love the symmetrical look of this phone because the front panel is as curved as the rear one.
The phone is covered by a slightly curved sheet of Gorilla Glass Victus on the front, and a Gorilla Glass 5 sheet covering the back. There's a slight curve across the entire front, but not enough to stop it from providing a good grip.
Meanwhile, as we are discussing the overall design of the Xiaomi 12X, we want to notice that the maker has paid attention to the fine details and the overall symmetry, which not only applies to the shape but also the speaker grilles. There are two identical and symmetrical outlets at the top and bottom.
No official IP certification has been given to the Xiaomi 12X, so it is neither dust- nor water-proof. However, a Xiaomi representative confirmed to us that all three Xiaomi 12 phones are not dust and splash-proof. When we opened the SIM tray, we could see that it was true. Clearly, it isn't perfect, but it is still better than nothing.

AMOLED Display

It is powered by a 6.28-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080p. A 12-bit color display is the first of its kind with the capability of displaying over 68 billion colors. The Xiaomi 12 also has this screen, which means that achievement is shared.
As a result, the OLED OLED panel of the Xiaomi 12X is 2400 x 1,080 pixels or 419 pixels per inch. HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and 120Hz dynamic refresh rates are supported. HDR10+ and touch sampling at up to 480Hz is also supported. The Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12 are the only phones that support Dolby Vision content, which means that Dolby Vision content could be displayed in its full glory only on the Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12.
There is a piece of slightly curved Gorilla Glass Victus protecting the screen, and an additional screen protector is installed at the factory.
It's been a while since we completed our display test, but the results are excellent overall. We typically capture a brightness of 504 nits when working manually. However, when working in Auto-Brightness mode, the brightness becomes 925 nits! With a color pattern smaller than ours (75%), Xiaomi is promising up to 1100 nits of brightness, which is easily achievable.
With Xiaomi 12X, you can experience a DCI-P3 wide color gamut. Three different color schemes are available in the settings, as well as Advanced Settings. Standard (sRGB) and Vivid (default, DCI-P3) are the three options. Saturated is DCI-P3 with a saturation boost. Each mode can have its color temperature adjusted.
It was fairly accurate, however, except for the slight bluish-white and gray hues, with Vivid tuned to reproduce DCI-P3 faithfully. While Standard has an excellent ability to reproduce white and gray colors, it is not as accurate as sRGB.
You can choose among three options in Advanced Settings: Original (identify and calibrate colors on the fly), P3 (roughly the same accuracy as Auto), and sRGB (as accurate as sRGB). As well as the options for color, saturation, contrast, and gamma correction, these Advanced Settings are also available.
There is also an Auto and Custom Refresh rate option available. Dynamic auto-switching between 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz is the default. Custom lets you select a refresh rate between 60Hz and 120Hz. There is a static 60Hz one, of course, and a dynamic 120Hz one.

Battery life

As you probably already know if you've read our Xiaomi 12 reviews carefully, battery life isn't the strongest aspect of the new flagships. The Xiaomi 12X is not affected by this observation.
Despite the Xiaomi 12X's 6.26-inch OLED screen and 4,500mAh battery, it is powered by the more energy-efficient Snapdragon 870 5G chip than the Xiaomi 12. In our battery endurance test, the Xiaomi 12X scored 105 hours of endurance.
67W fast wired charging is available on both the Xiaomi 12X and the Redmi Note 11 Pro just like the Xiaomi 12. As part of the package, the phone comes bundled with a charger rated for 67W and a cable rated for 6A.
In 15 minutes, the battery was charged to 45% and reached 78% in 30 minutes with the 67W charger. The battery was fully charged in less than an hour.
The charger needs 48 minutes to charge the battery fully. It's not nearly as fast as the Xiaomi 12 Pro's 120W charging, but it's still an excellent result.
The 12X does not support wireless charging, unlike the Xiaomi 12. with Xiaomi 12X no option for reverse wired or wireless charging.

The Speaker

Xiaomi 12X has two independent speakers symmetrically placed on both sides of its body under large grilles. Besides serving as an earpiece, the top speaker also has an outlet on the front. During a call, the directional sound is coming from the thin front hole, but in all other situations, you can hear it from the top, the front, and the bottom.
Both speakers sound amazing, with excellent balance and clarity. There is a Harman/Kardon logo next to the top speaker which indicates that the setup is tuned by the company. The audio is also enhanced by Dolby Atmos, which makes the sound richer and deeper.
The Xiaomi 12X speakers scored the same as the Xiaomi 12X on our loudness test, as well as the sound quality test. A wide range of frequencies is presented in a balanced manner, from the low rumble through the mid-tones to the crisp high notes.

The cameras

Xiaomi 12X specs

The Xiaomi 12X offers the same camera as the Xiaomi 12, and a similar setup to what the Xiaomi Mi 11 offered - a primary sensor with optical image stabilization, an ultrawide 5MP camera, and a telephoto lens for high-quality close-up shots.
There is a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor in the main camera. This camera has a size of 1.55" and a Quad-Bayer RGGB (2x2) filter, which means the main camera combines four adjacent pixels into a single image with a resolution of 50/4=12.5MP. It is paired with a 6-element 24mm lens that is stabilized and offers an f/1.88 aperture.
There are 1.12m pixels in the 13MP OmniVision OV13B10 sensor, and the 14mm f/2.4 lens allows it to capture wide views. There is a fixed focus.
There is an autofocus system and the macro camera uses a Samsung S5K5E9 1/5" sensor with 1.12m pixels and a 50mm f/2.4 Telemacro lens. The distance between the lens and the subject is between 3cm and 9cm, or about that.
Despite Xiaomi's promise of 4-in-1 binning, the default output is 32MP for some reason. The selfie camera has a 32MP OmniVision OV32B40 1/3" Tetra-pixel sensor with 0.7m pixels. It's paired with an f/2.45 lens and has a fixed focus.
It is easy and familiar to use. Basic mode switching is done via sideswipes (on the modes scroller), and you can also tap on the modes that are visible to switch straight to them. You can only switch between the front and rear cameras using the toggle near the shutter release; the up and down swipes don't work.
The Edit button is accessible from the Settings menu as well as the More tab, so you can add, remove, and rearrange modes in the main Rolodex.


Snapdragon 870 5G chipset by Qualcomm is used in the Xiaomi 12X versus Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on the Xiaomi 12. And, as we explained earlier, we believe this is the right choice for a device of such caliber and a 1080p display. It features all the modern connectivity options, performance, and less throttling thanks to its better thermals. Also, it uses less power.
As a result, the Snapdragon 870 offers an octa-core processor, which consists of one Kryo Prime (Cortex-A77) core operating at 3.2GHz, three Kryo Gold (Cortex-A77) cores operating at 2.42GHz, and four Kryo Silver (Cortex-A55) cores running at 1.8GHz.
With the Adreno 650 GPU in this processor, you will be able to enjoy smooth 1080p gaming under high-resolution displays.
Xiaomi 12X comes with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage, but Xiaomi is expected to unveil two more variants soon - an 8 GB RAM model with 128 GB storage, and a 12 GB RAM model with 256 GB storage.
Besides offering 5G support, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and tri-band GPS, the Xiaomi 12X also features a modern chipset.
Although the Snapdragon 870 processor isn't the fastest on the market, it remains one of the most powerful CPUs on Android and performs well.

Android 11

Android 11 runs on the Xiaomi 12X, and MIUI 13 is the most recent version. There are a couple of new MIUI features in the UI, but most are under the hood. Overall, though, the interface should be smoother, smarter, and more secure.
Due to MIUI 13 being based on Android 11, it does not feature Android 12 features like redesigned widgets or the Privacy Dashboard, nor does it support features like a protected clipboard, approximate location, or updated Face Unlock algorithms. In addition, Bedtime mode and the updated File Manager aren't present.
It is too bad that the Xiaomi 12X series does not yet support the new live wallpapers showing microscopic stuff, such as how vitamin C crystallizes or citric acid crystallizes, that Xiaomi demoed for MIUI13.
However, Xiaomi claims that MIUI has been completely reworked, even if you can't tell that by looking at the interface and its design alone - it looks and feels exactly like MIUI 12. It is reported, though, that the new version focuses on better resource distribution and will manage memory, processor, and storage usage better.
Normally, MIUI 13 should be keeping track of RAM and CPU utilization and suspend any unnecessary tasks. Xiaomi promises a 40% increase in background process efficiency compared to their previous version.
In terms of modern smartphones, liquid storage seems really cool. It is reported that in most phones, due to inefficient storage management, storage performance declines by half after 36 months. The key difference between MIUI 13 and its competitors is the defragmentation effectiveness - it is 60% more efficient than MIUI 12. Hence a 5% drop in storage performance should be expected in 36 months. Hopefully, this is as good as it sounds. up to its hype
By implementing MIUI's final optimizations to power management, it is expected that power consumption should decrease 10% when compared to MIUI 12.


In addition to its excellent display, the Xiaomi 12X is the first smartphone to offer native 12-bit color, giving it a true Dolby Vision experience. With flagship-grade performance, connectivity, and battery life, it offers an excellent speaker experience. In addition, the camera offers good quality overall.
There's no ingress protection on the Xiaomi 12X, and it lacks zoom features - something that we had expected from a device that costs $770. Even if each of these features were not available at this price, not this year, we would have recommended the Xiaomi 12X immediately without a second thought.
However, there are better phones than the 12X, even though its display can't be matched. As usual, aging flagships are now cheaper and maybe a better purchase than Xiaomi's 12X since the handset is brand new.
We think the Xiaomi 12X has everything that it needs to become a best-seller. It is a highly likable smartphone at a fair price in 2022. Consider all the options within the $715-$770 price range, weigh the pros and cons and then make the decision based on the best fit for you. If you purchase the Xiaomi 12X, we are certain you will enjoy it just as much as we did. Even at this price, we recommend this phone. When its first price cut comes, we will even more enthusiastically recommend it.


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