Xiaomi Ultra 12S Review, Price and Specifications

If you’ve been using the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra and you’re expecting a redesigned design, think again. The 12s Ultra has been overhauled. It does away with the tiny second screen on the back of the 11 Ultra and pushes the line from gimmicky to gravitas with a new, eye-catching circular camera frame.

The 12s Ultra is a thick phone. Xiaomi says it’s around 9.1 mm, but only takes into account the frame. In the body, the phone is actually about 1.3cm thick when you include the camera bump. At 225g, the Xiaomi 12s Ultra is also heavy – weighing somewhere between the iPhone 13 Pro (204g) and the Pro Max (240g). Its matte metal frame tapers elegantly at the sides, where the power button sits below the volume rocker on the right.

OSAndroid 12
Resolution3200*1440 pixels (521ppi)
6.7 inches
CPUSnapdragon 8 Gen 1
ProcessorOcta-core, 1x 3.19GHz Cortex-X2 + 3x 2.75GHz Cortex-A710 + 4x 1.80GHz Cortex-A510
GPUAdreno 730
Memory256 GB ROM
Main Camera50.3 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1.0″-type, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS + 48 MP, f/4.1, 120mm (periscope telephoto), 1/2.0″, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom + 48 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, (ultrawide), 1/2.0″, Dual-Pixel PDAF + TOF 3D, (depth), Dual LED Flash
Front Camera32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide) 
USBUSB type C 2.0
BatteryLi-po Non-removable 4860 mah
ChargingFast charging 67W


There are three cameras on the back of the Xiaomi 12s Ultra and one on the front. Only one of these cameras impresses at first glance, the primary 50MP Sony IMX989 sensor with a size that beats the competition.

Larger camera sensors usually translate into better images because they can better capture light – the foundation for any image. More light means a better photo. There’s a lot more to it—camera software, photo processing, and more—but as a general rule, it holds water. So with the biggest sensor of all, the 12s Ultra should be the camera champion.

In addition to a great sensor, the 12s Ultra’s main camera features optical image stabilization (OIS), an f/1.9 aperture, an eight-element lens, and phase detection autofocus (PDAF).

As for the other cameras on Xiaomi’s flagship camera, both have two 48MP 1/2-inch sensors, with the ultra-wide camera having a focal length of 13mm and the telephoto lens has a focal length of 120mm. This equates to a telephoto experience with around 5x zoom.

The sensor quality of the main camera of the Xiaomi 12s Ultra, which surpasses its predecessor in terms of depth of field and dynamic range, is excellent. Subjects closer than one meter attract focus, while natural-looking background-foreground separation helps them pop. Smartphones usually don’t do this without portrait mode enabled, but this one does.


  1. 5G
  2. 67W Fast Charging
  3. Amoled Screen with Dolby vision
  4. Ultra HD 120 Hz refresh rate
  5. Corning gorilla glass
  6. IP 67/dust resistance
  7. 8k Video recording
  8. 5x Optical zoom
  9. Stereo Speakers


  1. NO Micro SD card slot
  2. Slightly heavy
  3. Outdated charging port
  4. Telephoto cameras are not suitable for the low light photography
  5. NO audio jack


Combining a fantastic camera system with a great design and a bright, bold screen, it packs plenty of power. 

Our Score


  • 5G
  • 67W Fast Charging
  • Amoled Screen with Dolby vision
  • Ultra HD 120 Hz refresh rate
  • Corning gorilla glass
  • IP 67/dust resistance
  • 8k Video recording
  • 5x Optical zoom
  • Stereo Speakers


  • NO Micro SD card slot
  • Slightly heavy
  • Outdated charging port
  • Telephoto cameras are not suitable for the low light photography
  • NO audio jack

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