Xiaomi 12S Ultra is one of the best flagships of 2022 and also the best phone produced by Xiaomi, which was officially unveiled two days ago, and as a result, we decided to Let's do an initial review to see What it has to say in practice.
Xiaomi 12 Pro was unveiled almost four months ago and quickly managed to open a place for itself among the best flagships of 2022. In every site, this product was able to receive positive feedback from the reviews. But regardless of all the accolades, we knew this phone wasn't going to be all that Xiaomi had in store. We knew there was a better product on the way that could break all the equations and become one of the most attractive phones of 2022. Therefore, we did not care much for Xiaomi 12 Pro and waited for the best representative of the Chinese company to arrive.
On July 4 (July 13), this happened and Xiaomi unveiled the 12S Ultra as its best representative. did It took a while to see this phone, but we are glad that it finally happened and now we can see a flagship that is said to be the least distant from low-end DSLR cameras. , so the review that we will have about it in this article is completely preliminary and not complete and comprehensive at all. We just wanted you, the users, to get a basic idea of how much the Xiaomi representative is ahead of the competitors or weaker compared to them. Of course, on paper, everything shows progress and excellence. From the low-end processor to the extremely powerful camera with a 1-inch sensor, high-capacity battery, fast charger, etc.
Before we review the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, it is better to take a look at its technical specifications on paper to avoid expectations. Let's distinguish ourselves from it.Xiaomi 12S Ultra Coloring, build quality and protection standard IP68 waterproof standard - leather body, aluminum frame - Black and green Dimensions and weight 9.06 x 74.92 x 163.17 mm - 225 grams Display and its technologies 6.73-inch E5 AMOLED made by Samsung - support for Dolby Vision TrueColor technology - resolution 3200 x 1440 with a pixel density of 552 pixels per inch, adaptive refresh rate 1-120 Hz, maximum brightness of 1500 nits, ambient light sensor 360 degree, native 10-bit color depth, 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, support for HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG Processor Snapdragon 8 Plus Generation 1 Octa-core with 1 Core type Cor tex-X2 with a frequency of 3.19 GHz, 3 cores of the Cortex-A710 type with a frequency of 2.75 GHz, 4 cores of the type Cortex-A510 with a frequency of 1.80 GHz - Adreno 730 graphics RAM and internal memory 256/8, 12/256, 12/512 GB - UFS 3.1 internal memory and LPDDR5 RAM memory Battery and charger <4860 mAh with 67W wired fast charger, 50W wireless fast charger, 10W reverse, Xiaomi Surge P1 charging chip and Xiaomi Surge G1 battery management chip Security Sensor In-screen fingerprint Rear camera Primary camera 50.3 megapixel IMX989 with f/1.9 aperture, curved 8-element lens, 8-way phase detection autofocus, above camera Wide 48 megapixel IMX586 with f/2.2 aperture with Leica Summicron lens and 120 degree angle of view, autofocus with 2-way phase detection, macro support, 48 megapixel IMX586 telephoto camera with f/4.1 aperture and 120x periscopic zoom, vibration Hyper OIS, support for Leica Authentic and Leica Vibrant photography modes and Leica Vivid filters, natural, natural BW and high-contrast BW 32 megapixel selfie camera with RGBW sensor Charger port USB-C Sound system Balanced stereo speakers set by Harman Kardon, Dolby Atmos support Connections Dual 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 User interface MIUI 13 with Android 12 Other features Horizontal vibration motor with linear axis, 3D cooling system
Xiaomi 12S Ultra; Price and release date
First, we must point out that this phone is not going to be released for the global market. Of course, for now and according to the news we have, it seems that Xiaomi wants to make the 12S Ultra available only to users in its own country. However, if this product is well received by users, it is very likely that it should be released to the market be offered globally. As you can see in the table above, this phone will be available in three models with the following prices.>12/256 GB at a price of 6500 yuan (equivalent to $970)
Not to mention the prices in dollars They have nothing to do with the global price of this product because the 12S Ultra has not entered the global market yet, so we want to know its price. But the price of the Chinese market is completely recorded.
Design and hardware power of Xiaomi 12S Ultra; A camera with the capabilities of a flagship phone
Xiaomi 11 Ultra is popular among famous users because of its very large camera module. Was. But as it turns out, the 12S Ultra module is even bigger than that. In general, both phones are classified as products with a very large module, with the difference that the newer model has a circular module. But if you put it on the ground, this module will definitely cause imbalance. Apart from this, a golden ring is used around the module, which makes its appearance very attractive and eye-catching.
Unlike the expectations of all users, Xiaomi 12S Ultra does not have a curved screen at all and is completely flat. This type of design has many fans because, considering the weight of the phone, if it falls on the ground, it will be less damaged with a flat screen.
As mentioned above, the 12S Ultra has a 6.73-inch display designed by Samsung with E5 AMOLED technology. This display uses LTPO technology, which means that it can change its refresh rate from 1 to 120 Hz depending on the displayed content, in order to significantly save energy.
The beating heart of the device is Snapdragon. 8 Plus is the 1st generation which is based on 4nm lithography and has about 10% better performance in terms of processing and graphics and 30% in terms of energy consumption than the standard model. This processor was needed because the battery of this phone is slightly smaller than the battery of last year's representative of the company (4860 mAh).
In Geekbench, the 12S Ultra was able to get a much better score than the Galaxy S22 Ultra with its powerful processor in the single and multi-core section, which uses the standard model of the chip used in the representative of Xiaomi. In fact, it is better to say that the score obtained by the 12S Ultra is closer to What the iPhone 13 Pro Max with the powerful A15 chip obtained. In addition, the review showed that the Xiaomi 12S Ultra even in the pressure test. It was also able to pass the Wild Life Extreme Stress Test in the 3D Mark benchmark application for 20 minutes, while the Xiaomi 12 Pro failed due to overheating. This has two meanings; Xiaomi 12S Ultra has a processor that does not heat up too much and secondly, the performance of this phone is excellent in cooling.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra (left), S22 Ultra (middle), iPhone 13 Pro Max (right)
Using the IP68 standard, supporting a 67W wired charger to Along with the product, the possibility of wireless charging at a speed of 50 watts and reverse charging at a speed of 10 watts is considered among the capabilities of the device in the battery and charger department. Also, thanks to the two dedicated Surge P1 and Surge G1 chips, Xiaomi 12S Ultra can perform the task of charging and managing the battery separately. It is very powerful and big.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra camera review in action
We know you're very excited to know how Xiaomi's representative with its 1-inch sensor, which we've heard so many times about its high quality, performs against the best in the market. If you have been following the news, you know that this sensor, which is called IMX989, was jointly developed by the engineers of Xiaomi and Sony, and it also includes a lens designed by Leica and Xiaomi. A lens that is said to absorb up to 93% of light and reflect less than 0.2% to capture images in a unique way. , can provide 12 megapixel outputs. The telephoto camera is capable of 5x optical zoom and 120x digital zoom, but preliminary tests and reviews have shown that its performance has really improved compared to the sensor used in the May 11 Ultra. Without further explanation, we suggest you watch the images recorded by this phone.
Of course, we all want to know What the much praised 1 inch Sony sensor does. So let's take a look at this sensor that is said to naturally create a bokeh effect on images.
Compared to Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro Max, we can see that the performance of this phone is much better in creating bokeh effect.
One concern with large sensors is that because they absorb so much light, they can sometimes make light sources very bad. Display and remove details. This happens less often with the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the iPhone 13 Pro Max because they have a smaller sensor. But Xiaomi 12S Ultra has been able to have a unique balance in this respect thanks to the extraordinary lenses of Leica.
For example, look at the images below. These images were recorded at 7:20 in the evening and around dark. But the weather was not so dark that the phones activated their night mode. It is clear that Xiaomi 12S Ultra is the only product that can absorb the most light and show the most details. If you zoom in on the image, you will see that even the desktop of the computer in the image captured by the representative of Xiaomi is very detailed and perfectly recorded, while the other two phones have destroyed the details of this part.
Of course, if you look carefully, you will see the colors that In the images captured by Xiaomi 12S Ultra, they are slightly saturated. This may be due to the lens designed by Leica because, as we have seen before in the Vivo X phone, an additional contrast layer is applied to improve the effect of colors on the images, although Xiaomi has decided to include two modes for natural photography lovers. ; Leica Vibrant and Leica Authentic, the first one shows saturated images and the second one completely natural.
If shooting in the night light you can see that the images recorded by the representative of Xiaomi have a noticeable advantage compared to the representatives of Apple and Samsung; Less noise, more detail and better brightness throughout the image. And a big surprise that you might not have expected; Xiaomi 12S Ultra was the only phone that did not use its night mode in recording this image, while the other two phones recorded the mentioned image in night mode.
This phone definitely needs more reviews than itself. to prove it, but the time has not yet come because it has just been unveiled and has not yet been officially made available. So we have to wait for a full review, especially since this phone is only available in China.
The initial review of Xiaomi 12S Ultra has shown that this product has an exceptional performance in the same field as defined by it. However, it should be examined in different sections, including video recording, selfie camera, charge maintenance, charging speed, etc. But this preliminary review shows that Xiaomi 12S Ultra is not only lacking to become the best phone in 2022, but it even has an additional factor.
The more important point is that this phone is available in the Chinese market with a base price of only 900. The dollar is available, which means you can buy the phone from China, and if you are not worried about Google services and applications, you should know that these apps are easily accessible through Xiaomi's own store, because Xiaomi phones are not banned.
What is your opinion about Xiaomi 12S Ultra? Do you consider it a more valuable choice than other phones such as the iPhone 13 Pro Max and the Galaxy S22 Ultra, or do you think the Apple and Samsung representatives are still more worth buying?