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Xiaomi 12S Ultra

Xiaomi 12S Ultra
$970
Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.73-inch AMOLED screen
  • Camera 50.3MP Quad camera / 32MP front
  • Memory 8/12GB RAM with 256/512GB ROM
  • Platform Snapdragon 8 Gen+ 1 / Android 12

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable 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

This is the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. It is the higher version to the 12s Pro. The major differences between the Pro and this Ultra model lies majorly in built quality, battery specifications and camera technology.

Also, LTPO2 screen panel is used on the Ultra version, instead of the standard LTPO on the Pro model. But the screen estate remains 6.73-inches with 120Hz refresh, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and up to 1500 peak brightness. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is the CPU on here, and it is backed by 8/12GB RAM with either 256/512GB ROM.

Coming to the camera department, the main snapper on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is a 1-inch 50.3-megapixel Sony IMX989 sensor with f/1.9 aperture. The other lenses on the rear includes a 48-megapixel ultrawide, a third 48-megapixel (120mm) periscope telephoto lens, and a forth TOF 3D depth sensor, leaving the selfie duties to a single 32-megapixel lens on the front.

Powering the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is a 4860mAh battery with 67W wired and 50W wireless fast charging. The phone runs Google Android 12 with MIUI 13 out of the box. It is IP68 rated for both dust and water resistance, and available in Black and Dark Green leather colors. The full specifications of Xiaomi 12S Ultra is contained in the table below.

Full Specifications and Features

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, 12, 17, 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 163.2 x 75 x 9.1 mm
Weight 225 grams
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus) / Glass back / Aluminum frame
- IP68 rated for water/dust resistant
- Premium leather built
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type LTPO2 AMOLED touchscreen / 120Hz / Dolby Vision / HDR10+ / 1500 Max. nits / 1billion colors
Size 6.73 inches, (89.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (522 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 + 256GB / 12GB + 256GB / 12GB + 512GB
Card Slot No

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Quadruple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) Main: 50.3MP, Sony IMX989 f/1.9, Laser AF, OIS, 1.0" sensor size, PDAF
Ultrawide: 48MP, with Dual-Pixel PDAF and f/2.2, 128˚ FoV,
Telephoto: 48MP Periscope lens with OIS and 5x optical zoom
Camera Features HDR / Panorama / Continuous shooting / Digital zoom / HDR / Touch focus / Face detection / Dual LED flash / Leica lens / gyro-EIS / Dolby Vision HDR 10-bit rec
Video Resolution 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps (HDR10+), 1080p@30/120/240/960fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 32-megapixel punch hole camera
Camera Features FaceID, Face beautification, HDR10+
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 Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
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 4860mAh 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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Disclaimer Note

We CANNOT guarantee 100% accuracy for the specification table above.