Xiaomi 12 series screens have been tested by DisplayMate and all three phones received an A+ rating. 15 display records were established or equaled by the 12 and 12 Pro, seven of which were judged “visually indistinguishable from perfect”. One record separates the 12X from its more expensive brothers.
In various areas, each phone excelled. A 1,440 x 3,200 px display on the Xiaomi 12 Pro gives it an advantage in sharpness over the other two. At 100% APL (average picture level, i.e. how much of the screen is white), it measured at 980 nits, while at low APL, it measured at 1,541 nits.
As a result of Xiaomi’s in-house calibration of the display, the 12-series displays have flawless colour and contrast accuracy. Vivid and Saturated modes give more than 100% sRGB and DCI-P3 coverage in the correct setting.
One thing to keep in mind is that both the Xiaomi 12 and 12X screens feature 12-bit panels, which can show 68 billion colours. These are the first cellphones with 12-bit displays that we know of. To get the most out of 12-bit colour, you’ll need video encoded with Dolby Vision. Fortunately, the phones that come with them are Dolby Vision certified.
The 12-Pro’s 10-bit display, which provides 1 billion colours, should be noted. The Pro is the only one with an LTPO display, which allows it can run at a range of refresh rates from 1 Hz to 120 Hz, making it the most flexible.