Xiaomi 12 vs Xiaomi 12 Pro vs Xiaomi 12X: all the differences

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We recently witnessed the presentation of the new flagships of the series 12 and the mid-range 12X, undoubtedly one of the hottest moments of the year for fans of the Chinese brand. And now it's time to find out what the differences are from the past and what changes among the three models in terms of technical e prices of sales thanks to our comparison between Xiaomi 12 vs Xiaomi 12 Pro vs Xiaomi 12X: here are all the differences point by point.

30 / 12 Update: also added the 12X model to make the comparison between newcomers even more complete.

All the differences between the new models: Xiaomi 12 vs Xiaomi 12 Pro vs Xiaomi 12X

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Design and display

It is precisely on the design and display that the greatest differences between the three models are denoted. It almost seems that Xiaomi, with the launch of the basic variant and the Pro, wanted to address two completely different audiences: on the one hand we find the Xiaomi 12 with display OLED da 6.28 "Full HD + and on the other - in the Pro variant - a panel Quad HD + Samsung E5 da 6,73". In both cases, however, we have protection Gorilla Glass Foods e IP68 certification. As for the small of the series, Xiaomi 12X, this has nothing to envy to the older brothers since we have a style (and most of the specifications) borrowed directly from the standard 12 model.

Xiaomi 12Xiaomi 12 BESSXiaomi 12X
Dimensions:152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm163,6 x 74,6 x 8,1 mm152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm
Weight/size180 g205 g176 g
IP5x / 6xIP68IP68X
Screen6,28 "Full HD +6,73 "Quad HD +6,28 "Full HD +
PanelOLED 12 - bitSuper AMOLEDOLED 12 - bit
Refresh Rate120 HzDynamic 120 Hz120 Hz
ProtectionGorilla Glass FoodsGorilla Glass FoodsGorilla Glass Foods
ID readerBelow the displayBelow the displayBelow the display
colorsBlack, Blue, Purple, Green (PU)Black, Blue, Purple, Green (PU)Black, Blue, Purple


Either way, both for Xiaomi 12 than for the variant 12 Pro, we find the brand new  Snapdragon 8 Gen1. We are therefore referring to the 4 nm solution with 3GHz clock frequency. The parallelism also continues on memory cuts, in both cases 8 / 12 GB di RAM LPDDR5 e 128 / 256 GB internal memory (UFS 3.1).

Things change - albeit slightly - in the battery compartment, where the variant BESS boasts a battery from 4600 mAh, respect to 4500 mAh di Xiaomi 12. As for the battery, the charging standards also change, we find a recharge from 67W wired e 50W wireless for Xiaomi 12, opposed instead to a from 120W is preferably used for Pro version.

Xiaomi 12Xiaomi 12 BESSXiaomi 12X
SoCSnapdragon 8 Gen1Snapdragon 8 Gen1Snapdragon 870
4 nm4 nm7 nm
CPU1x Cortex-X2 3.0GHz + 3x Cortex-A710 2.5GHz + 4x Cortex-A510 1.8GHz1x Cortex-X2 3.0GHz + 3x Cortex-A710 2.5GHz + 4x Cortex-A510 1.8GHzocta-core 1x Kryo 585 3.2GHz + 3x Kryo 585 2.42GHz + 4x Kryo 585 1.8GHz
GPUAdreno up to 818 MHzAdreno up to 818 MHzAdreno 650 up to 670 MHz
RAM8/12 GB (L)8/12 GB (L)8/12 GB (L)
ROM64/128GB (UFS 3.1)128/256GB (UFS 3.1)128/256GB (UFS 3.1)
Battery4.500 mAh4.600 mAh4.500 mAh
wireless50W50WDO NOT
n41 / n77 / n78 / n79
n41 / n77 / n78 / n79
n41 / n77 / n78
4GFDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B18/B19/B26FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B18/B19/B26FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B18/B19/B26
Wi-FiWiFi 6EWiFi 6EWi-Fi 6
Dual frequency GPSL1 + L5L1 + L5L1 + L5
Stereo speakerYesYesYes
USB Type-CYesYesYes


Xiaomi 12 presents itself to us with a trio of sensors from 50 + 13 + 5 MP, while the Pro variant opts for a 50 + 50 + 50 MP. A notable difference which, on balance, translates into the use of the unprecedented Sony IMX707 as main sensor on Xiaomi 12 Pro, replaced - instead - by Sony IMX766 on the standard variant.

More we find differences in relation to secondary sensors: wide-angle and telemacro on the 12 and telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom on the Pro. The selfie camera does not change, both smartphones opt for a solution from 32 MP.

Xiaomi 12Xiaomi 12 BESSXiaomi 12X
PrimarySony IMX766 50 MPf/ 1.8, 1 / 1.56 ″, 1 µmSony IMX707 50 MPf/ 1.9, 1 / 1.28 ″, 2,4 µmSony IMX766 50 MPf/ 1.8, 1 / 1.56 ″, 1 µm
Wide13 MP, f/2.4, 123˚50 MP, f/1.9, 115˚13 MP, f/2.4, 123˚
Telephoto-50 MP ffinal match.-
Macro5 MP-5 MP
Video8K: HDR10 / HLG 24 fps8K: HDR10 / HLG 24 fps8K: HDR10 / HLG 24 fps
selfie32 MP, 80,5 ° FOV, 1,4 μm32 MP, 80,5 ° FOV, 1,4 μm32 MP, 80,5 ° FOV, 1,4 μm


We conclude this comparison between the three smartphones with the prices of Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro e Xiaomi 12X, in the three respective variants on the market.

Xiaomi 12Xiaomi 12 BESSXiaomi 12X
8 / 128 GB3.699 yuan (512 €)4.699 yuan (651 €)3.199 yuan (443 €)
8 / 256 GB3.999 yuan (554 €)4.999 yuan (692 €)3.499 yuan (485 €)
12 / 256 GB4.399 yuan (609 €)5.399 yuan (748 €)3.799 yuan (526 €)

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