Review 160: 31.05.2022 at 01:00 pm by OTTO.
Lots of users asked for a comparison between the XIaomi 12 Pro and the Galaxy S22 Plus. These devices bring the latest technologies and CPU and are from the same category. But which one will win this comparison? 😜🏆🏅
Hi guys, This comparison is based on numbers, Make sure to read the review until the end to find out the pros and cons of these devices. Give the points of this comparison to the device « you » think deserves it. Maybe what I say won’t be the same for you.
Let’s start with the design and build quality:
The Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with a full view display with curved edges. There’s a punch hole to house the front facing camera. The frame is made from aluminum while the back is made from matte glass. This matte glass is aesthetically pleasing. The rear camera module comes with a unique rectangular design.
The S22 Plus comes with the same design as last year’s. It comes with a full screen front and an aluminum frame that extends to the camera module. The back is made from matte glass. Lots of users ask me to discuss how the device feels in the hand.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro feels better in the hand because of its curvy edges. While the S22 Plus has a nearly flat edges, making it less comfortable to hold in the hand. Design is a personal preference. I’ll give a point to each one, but it is up to you to a point to your preferred device.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with an LTPO AMOLED 6.73″ screen. The screen’s resolution is 3200×1440. It supports more than 1 billion colors and DCI-P3. It supports HDR10+, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, Dolby Vision and up to 1500 NITS brightness. It is protected with a CGG Victus layer.
The Galaxy comes with a Dynamic 2X 6.6 AMOLED screen. It has a 2340×1080 resolution and 393 ppi density. It supports HDR10+ and Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. The screen is covered with a CCG Victus+ for protection. Both get a point. The Xiaomi has better resolution while the Galaxy has better brightness.
We’ve tested both screens. For me, I give a point to each one of them. The Xiaomi runs Android 12 with MIUI 13 on top of it. The UI is beautiful and smooth and offers all you need. It supports lots of shortcuts such as the side app bar and the second lockable UI. It also supports taking a screenshot using a 3 finger swipe.
The UI fully supports Google services. According to Xiaomi, the device will receive 4 years of updates. The same thing applies to the Galaxy. The device runs Android 12 with One UI 4.1 on top of it. It is one of the best UIs in the market with great accessibility and ease of use. It supports the side app bar and the secure Knox file. The high security with the Knox makes the Galaxy a choice for many users.
The UI is great, and as I said before, Samsung promises 4 years of updates. Who wins the point? 🤫
To be honest, the point goes to the Galaxy because of how mature the UI is. Xiaomi’s UI needs development to reach the stability of Samsung’s One UI.
The point goes to the S22 Plus. 🙊
Both devices come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, which is one of the most powerful CPUs in the market. But since the Xiaomi is newly released, the device is better optimized.
The point goes to the Xiaomi. 😜
Even though both devices have the same CPU. Like flagship Android devices, both support in-display fingerprint sensor, pattern and passcode. Both also support face recognition, but without 3D sensors, making it unreliable. Both devices have a very responsive fingerprint sensor. Both devices get a point. The Xiaomi has 3 rear cameras and a single front facing camera.
The details are on the screen. All the rear cameras are 50MP. The Galaxy also comes with 3 rear cameras. Both devices offer saturated colors. It is very easy to edit the colors. The colors, details and contrast were very close in both devices using the main camera. But with the Ultra Wide camera, the Xiaomi offers better sharpness. And with the 3x zoom, the S22 Plus offers better details. Using the main camera, the Xiaomi offers better night mode photos.
In portrait photos, the results are very similar. But the thing with the Galaxy is that you can zoom in more while taking portrait photos. While the Xiaomi only offers one aspect.
In selfies, the Galaxy is better since it doesn’t add skin beautification, which many users prefer. Both devices offer nearly the same experience with 4K and 8K videos. Both devices come with lots of modes. Sony’s sensor on the Xiaomi gives it the upper hand in light withdrawal. Who wins the point?
Both devices are very similar in performance. That’s why both devices get a point. Both device offers great performance in still photos, videos, stabalization and colors. You won’t be disappoint with each of them.
The Xiaomi comes with a 4600mAh with a 120W charger in the box. The device also supports 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging. It uses Xiaomi’s HyperCharge technology. It also supports Xiaomi Adaptive Charge, which learns to your charging pattern to protect the battery. The S22 Plus has a 4500mAh battery. It supports 45W charging speeds and it doesn’t come with a charger in the box. It supports wireless charging with 15W and reverse wireless charging with 4.5W. The Galaxy charges very well using Samsung’s technologies. But the numbers are in Xiaomi’s favor, and that’s why it gets the point. It supports very fast charging speeds and has a charger in the box.
The Xiaomi supports 256GB of storage, dual sim cards and it doesn’t support an SD card. The Galaxy supports 256GB of storage, supports dual sim card and doesn’t support SD card. Both support eSIM. Both devices support NFC to enable different payment methods such as STC Pay. Both devices support VoLTE and WiFi calling. But it depends on your carrier. Both have their own ecosystem. Samsung supports Windows devices, different Samsung devices such as TVs, smartwatches and so on.
Xiaomi also has their own ecosystem that includes laptops, tablets, and smartwatches. But when it comes to IoT, Xiaomi offers more products such as the scooter and toothbrush and so on. The S22 Plus can be wirelessly connected to a screen to give it s semi computer-like experience. This feature is called DeX. The Xiaomi doesn’t support such a feature. Both devices get a point. Both devices offer great features. The Galaxy supports IP68 water and dust resistant. The Xiaomi doesn’t support it. But the Xiaomi comes with 4 Harman Kardon speakers, while the Galaxy has 2 speakers. Both devices offer nearly the same features. Both devices get a point.
Let’s find out if the price will change the outcome of this comparison. The Xiaomi costs 1092,87 USD for the 256GB, and it is officially supported in our region. It also has offers such as a 533,24 USD worth of gifts with pre-orders among many other offers.
They have an official website, but they don’t have a dedicated physical store. The S22 costs 1106,47 USD for the 256GB version and it has a warranty. They have official stores in the middle East, but because of the pre-order gifts, the Xiaomi is better. Because of the price differences, the point goes to the Xiaomi.
WIth this investment, you’ll also get a charger and a cover in the box. Samsung decided to leave the charger, cover and headphones from the box to protect the environment. That’s why the Xiaomi wins the point.
In this comparison, the Xiaomi wins it, but your results might be different.
I wanted to compare the Xiaomi to the S22 Ultra, but the S22 Plus and Xiaomi 12 Pro are very similar. This is the end of this review.
Let me know your results, See you later.
Otto M Yassine
Content Editor, OTTO Magazine Manager.