8.5 mm thickness does not include the camera bump. Yeah oneplus 9 process, samsung galaxy s21, ultra s 1700, nits key brightness and 900 nits is the standard issue. Brightness levels, hdr 10 compliant dolby vision. Support is also coming technically screen to marvel so overall looks department and that curve is also very gradual and the haptics are fabulous. So overall typing everything is fantastic. Of course. This is the ultimate phone to netflix and chill on, and you know what supports it even more dual harmony garden: samsung is actually using akg tuned speakers and they are providing earphones from akg in the s21 ultra akg sound is quincy jones signature model, but in real World use, i would say these harman kardon speakers are better. Also, you get dolby atmos with this phone. So overall, in terms of an audio visual experience, i don’t feel there is any other phone that does better than this, including the iphone 12 pro max performance. Obviously, it’s a chunky phone at the performance; well snapdragon, 888, liquid cooling, 12 gb of ddr5 ram and 256 gb of ufs 3.1 storage. These are top tier specs and well this phone walks. The talk you get that 120 hertz display, which admittedly doesn’t use ltpo, is so power efficient that you don’t need to ram down the refresh rate so much. You can oscillate between 30 hertz, 60 hertz and 120 hertz and that’s. What this screen is doing and when you have this ui on 120 hertz and you combine it with the speed of the snapdragon triple a liquid cooling technology and all of those things.
Then this becomes amongst the smoothest, if not the smoothest android phone in real world games Music highest Music. This phone also supports a 480 hertz touch sampling rate, which is the highest in the industry. Right now, it beats even the oneplus 9 pro, which came with 360hz touch sampling rate. Everything really really works well on this phone. The battery life is also pretty decent. You get a massive 5000 mah battery, coupled with 67 watt wired and wireless charging capability, which is again a first for the industry in india. This phone will only support 67 watt wireless charging when the wireless charger is coming to india now so far, xiaomi has not brought that charger. In fact, they have not even brought the 67 watt wired charger, because the vsa is a certification emilia. They have put the 55 watt fast charger which will top up this phone in an hour’s time now, that’s, not too bad, uber, say apko gear wireless charging, capability, 30 watts still not as good as the oneplus 9, but close enough and soon. If the situation improves, they will be able to get their 67 watt wired and wireless charges to india so that’s another that more or less just leaves the camera department so there’s a reason why this is so huge out there you get a samsung made 50 megapixel Gn2 sensor now this gn2 sensor is 0.8 inches in layman’s term. Well, one inch sensors are big. They are so big that you find a one inch sensor in a popular really almost a prosumer camera, like the sony, rx 100 mark iv, and this with the added isp and processing of the snapdragon 888 is able to reproduce incredible photos with really really shallow natural Depth and detail on top of that, you get a sony imx 586 48 megapixel camera as the ultra wide with a 128 degree field of view, which is way wider than anything out there.
Why is the imx 586 very important because it was a flagship grade sensor. Just two years ago, in fact, last year, oneplus 8 pro also used that sensor as the ultra wide camera and now xiaomi does it, and it is very effective. You even get a night mode and generally for landscapes, it’s beautiful, the third one is a periscope lens. Helps with 5x optical zoom for telephoto capabilities and goes all the way up to 120 x in terms of digital zoom, and yes, it is on par with the samsung galaxy s. 21 ultra. If you’re talking about those crazy zoom capabilities generally low light performance generally, overall performance is best that you will find on android. In fact, in many instances it will beat the iphone as well same holds true for video. You do great 8k, video very, very usable 4k. Video for professional users and very very usable 1080p video for professional users like this video itself, does the job really well and it’s, supplemented with a great microphone which one of them is here as well, which they have added, which helps with the overall audio quality of The experience you also get this tiny 1.1 inch amoled screen, which will help you. Yes, you can see, so you can use this main camera as your selfie viewfinder, and that is the most impressive thing about this phone because that it can do all of this. So you don’t need that front facing selfie camera, because it’s more or less rendered redundant, even though it itself is very good.
You also don’t really need to use the portrait mode because you get such beautiful depth naturally, because that sensor size is so huge. The only area where i feel this phone kind of lags behind in the photography department is that macro mode and macro mode is quite terrible. In fact, a phone like the 11x pro has a super macro mode which does even better. This is a stupendous camera system and the only thing that is left out here is the software, which often is an issue for a lot of xiaomi customers. They have really cleaned up their act and now me ui 12 feels closer to stock android with lesser bloatware. There is still some bloatware, the ads are not enabled, but you still get that get app store, which is a big irritant, but you can theme the hell out of this feels really responsive and there are certain advantages to some of those extra features: net net it’s, Not a deal breaker anymore, you can come from oxygen, os or stock android to me ui and if you’re coming from something like a one ui on a samsung phone, then this will feel like a very nice bridging moment, because this is now very, very usable and Xiaomi says things are going to get better because me ui 12.5, which will be based on android 12. If i’m, not wrong is also coming soon and there are rumors of miui 13 also hitting this phone overall.
You are getting a lot, then there’s, some other things. By the way. This is a 5g phone. It supports the most bands on a smartphone in india right now, 13 5g bands. Then you get an ir blaster, a typical xiaomi thing, but you don’t get it on any other phone. There is no headphone jack, but they do give you usb type c to 3.5 mm jack adapter inside the box. You also get a clear case. That is another cool thing overall, the price at 70 000 rupees for a 256 gb variant. It is a steal, in fact like if you’re looking at the samsung galaxy s21 ultra it’s, going way beyond one lakh rupees. If you’re, even looking at the oneplus 9 pro and the 256 gb model, then this one is right up there with it and with a better camera system and slightly more 5g bands, a superior build quality, bigger screen, brighter screen, higher touch sampling rate. So there are a lot of things. This phone is doing better, even at that same price. You should really consider this phone, because this is the best phone that you can get right now in india, regardless, even if you are thinking about an iphone. And yes, if you are an old iphone customer and you are not trapped in apple’s venus trap of an ecosystem can consider this. Like. Yesterday i was talking to a friend of mine who was planning on on upgrading from an iphone 10s max, and he was thinking about the 12 pro max and i suggested this phone and the oneplus 9 pro.
Both these phones are exceptionally good and they represent great value for money.