Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Xiaomi 12T Pro: The cameras of smartphones are getting improved each year. This explains why Xiaomi packed a massive 200MP sensor in the Xiaomi 12T Pro while Google featured an all-new 50MP sensor in the Google Pixel 7 Pro. But, even with the 200MP sensor in the Xiaomi 12T Pro, the Pixel 7 Pro still manages to take overall better photos and arguably also offers better value for money.
You know, there is more to smartphones than just huge camera sensors and powerful chipsets. Users have to consider things like software, user experience, useful camera features, durability, build quality, etc. Which is why to help you understand why the 50MP Pixel 7 Pro is giving the 200MP Xiaomi 12T Pro a run for its money, here is the Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Xiaomi 12T Pro specification comparison.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Xiaomi 12T Pro: Display, Design, and Durability
Google Pixel 7 Pro has a 6.7-inches display while Xiaomi 12T Pro has a smaller 6.67-inches display. The display of the Pixel 7 Pro is an LTPO panel that has support for a 120Hz and HDR10+ while that of the Xiaomi 12T Pro is not an LTPO panel but can also support a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. The Pixel 7 Pro has a brighter display and this is noticeable when using both phones under direct sunlight.
The front screen of both smartphones has a punch-hole design which looks really neat. The bezels of the Google Pixel 7 Pro are thinner because it’s slightly curved while the front screen of the Xiaomi 12T Pro is flat. On the rear, the camera modules of both phones are placed differently but many users prefer the looks of the Pixel 7 Pro more even though the Xiaomi 12T Pro also looks really good.
Xiaomi 12T Pro is made of a Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back, and plastic frame and it is IP53 dust and splash-resistant. On the other hand, the Google Pixel 7 Pro is made of a Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), and aluminum frame. It’s also IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins). The displays of the Pixel 7 Pro are protected by Gorilla Glass Victus while that of the Xiaomi 12T Pro is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
Both smartphones are made of durable materials that won’t get damaged in a single fall (from table height) but the Pixel 7 Pro is stronger. The Pixel 7 Pro is made of tougher glass, has a stronger frame, and is water and dustproof. However, if you like flat screens over a very slightly curved screen, you’ll like the screen of the Xiaomi 12T more but placed side by side on a table, the screen of the Pixel 7 Pro is the better-looking screen.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Xiaomi 12T Pro: Camera
The Xiaomi 12T Pro features a 200MP primary camera but how does the overall camera setup of the Xioami phone compare to that of the Pixel 7 Pro?
The camera setup of the Google Pixel 7 Pro is 50MP + 48MP + 12MP and 10.8MP front cameras while that of the Xiaomi 12T Pro is 200MP + 8MP + 2MP and 20MP front camera. Both phones have different setups, camera sensors, and camera features.
The 50MP primary camera of the Pixel 7 Pro has an f/1.9 aperture, 1.2µm multi-directional PDAF, 25mm focal length, Laser AF, and OIS. In comparison, the 200MP main camera of the Xiaomi 12T Pro has an f/1.7 aperture, 0.64µm PDAF, 23mm focal length, and OIS. The main advantage of the 200MP sensor of the Xiaomi 12T here is that it has an aperture that lets in more light. This enables the 200MP of the Xiaomi 12T to let in more light and better blur the background of images. But there is more to photography than just aperture and this is where the Pixel 7 Pro shines.
The 50MP primary camera of the Pixel 7 Pro has better stability and sharp focus thanks to the Laser AF feature. You can use the 50MP primary camera of the Pixel 7 Pro as a point-and-shoot tool whereas you can’t do that with the 200MP of the Xiaomi 12T Pro. The differences in the camera become even deeper when you compare the other camera sensors.
Other camera sensors available in the Xioami 12T Pro are an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 20MP front camera. These are not as useful as the 48MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and 10.8MP front cameras of the Pixel 7 Pro. For context, you can record videos in 4K resolution using the 10.8MP front camera of the Pixel 7 Pro but you can’t record videos in 4K resolution using the 20MP front camera of the Xiaomi 12T Pro. The only useful camera of the Xiaomi 12T Pro is the 200MP primary camera whereas, all the camera sensors of the Pixel 7 Pro are useful.
The camera features available on the Xiaomi 12T Pro are Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama, OIS, 8K video recording @24fps, 4K video recording @30/60fps, ProCut, ProFocus, In-sensor zoom, and Ultra Clear Night. In contrast, the camera features available in the Google Pixel 7 Pro are Laser AF, OIS, Dual-LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama, gyro-EIS, 10-bit HDR, multi-directional PDAF, 4K video recording @30/60fps, guided frame, photo unblur, magic eraser, cinematic blur, and Pro Level Zoom.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro has some very useful camera features like the Guided Frame feature which allows blind people to easily take good-quality photos with the aid of a voice command directing them on how to position the phone. There is also the Photo Unblur feature that clears any blurry parts of photos taken by the Pixel 7 Pro making it look better. Xiaomi 12T Pro also has some really impressive features like the ProCut which allows users to split photos into five different frames and keep on the part they need and the ProFocus which makes it possible for the camera sensor to track and keep the focus on objects.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Xiaomi 12T Pro: Chipset, RAM & Storage
The chipset in the Google Pixel 7 Pro is the Google Tensor G2 5G chipset while that of the Xiaomi 12T Pro is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. Both chipsets are 5G capable, both are built on a 4nm process technology, and both feature an Octa-core CPU (8-core processor).
The CPU cores of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset are one Cortex-X2 high-performance core (speed 3.19GHz), three Cortex-A710 performance and efficiency cores (speed 2.75GHz), and four Cortex-A510 small-efficiency cores (speed 1.80GHz). In comparison, the Google Tensor G2 chipset has two Cortex-X1 high-performance cores (speed 2.85GHz), two Cortex-A710 performance and efficiency cores (speed 2.35GHz), and four Cortex-A55 small-efficiency cores (speed 1.80GHz). The Xiaomi 12T Pro features the Adreno 730 GPU while the Pixel 7 Pro features the Mali-G710 MC10 GPU.
The Xiaomi 12T Pro has 8GB or 12GB of RAM while the Pixel 7 Pro has a single 12GB of RAM. The internal storage options available on the Google Pixel 7 Pro starts at 128GB and go up to 512GB while that of the Xiaomi 12T Pro has 128GB or 256GB storage options. There is no space for storage expansion via a microSD card slot available on both phones.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Xiaomi 12T Pro: Software
Google Pixel 7 Pro boots Android 13 out of the box while the Xiaomi 12T Pro boots the MIUI 13 based on Android 12 out of the box. The Google Pixel 7 Pro will get up to five years of major software updates while the Xiaomi 12T Pro will get up to three years of major software updates. Users can download apps and games from the Google Play Store.
The software and user experience on both smartphones are very smooth. Animation is fast, apps open very quickly, switching between apps is smooth, and the user interface on both phones looks neat. Users also have access to lots of customization on the UI of both smartphones and you can set the tone of how you want to phones to look.
A 5,000mAh battery powers the Google Pixel 7 Pro and the Xiaomi 12T Pro. The charging features available on the Pixel 7 Pro include 23W fast wireless charging, 30W wired fast charging, USB Power Delivery 3.0, and Reverse wireless charging. In comparison, the only charging feature available in the Xiaomi 12T Pro is 120W wired fast charging (no wireless charging and no reverse wireless charging).
Other features available in Xiaomi 12T Pro are Fingerprint (under display, optical), Infrared port, NFC, color spectrum, A-GPS, Google Assistant, 24-bit/192kHz audio, Tuned by Harman Kardon, etc. Other features available in the Pixel 7 Pro are Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), Face ID, Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, Virtual proximity sensing, dual-band A-GPS, NFC, Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, Google Assistant, etc.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Xiaomi 12T Pro: Price
The starting price of the Google Pixel 7 Pro (12GB + 128GB) is $899 while the starting price of the Xiaomi 12T Pro (8GB + 128GB) is €749. In Europe, the base model of the Xiaomi 12T Pro is cheaper than the base model of the Pixel 7 Pro. But the base model of the Pixel phone has 12GB of RAM which is better and better than the 8GB that comes with the Xiami 12T Pro. Details of how to buy these phones are available in the table below but you should read our conclusion below to know why the Pixel 7 Pro offers better value for the money.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Xiaomi 12T Pro: Conclusion
The Xiaomi 12T Pro is no doubt one of the best phones you can buy in 2022. It has an impressive 200MP primary camera, a very high-performing chipset, a big battery, and incredible fast charging speed. In fact, if you’re someone who loves playing graphics-intensive games then you should consider buying the Xiaomi 12T Pro because it gives you the chipset, battery, and fast charging to make life easy for you.
However, the Google Pixel 7 Pro is still better than the Xiaomi 12T Pro because it offers more features. This Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Xiaomi 12T Pro specs comparison has shown that the Pixel 7 Pro gives you an overall better camera experience, decent performance, better AI, a big battery, wireless charging, is more durable, has bigger RAM, and longer software update.
So, if you’re thinking of getting a phone between the Pixel 7 Pro and Xiaomi 12T Pro, I’ll recommend the Pixel 7 Pro because it is the phone that has all the flagship features between these two phones. Now that you’ve seen the Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Xiaomi 12T Pro comparison, which do you prefer? Please share your thought with us in the comment section below.