The premiere of Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro is also the premiere of further devices with the next generation of the flagship system from Qualcomm, i.e. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The changed nomenclature certainly improved the readability of this manufacturer’s units. Only today the names just go by the wayside. After all, the same problems that appeared a year earlier after the release of Snapdragon 888 come to the fore. What exactly does this mean for users? Let’s find out.

Another year with Qualcomm’s problems? The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 does not impress on the Xiaomi 12 Pro

The above review of the Xiaomi 12 Pro shows that it is a really good smartphone, but the performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is … hidden. For good morning, the hardware offers performance that is … similar to the Snapdragon 865. In return, Qualcomm has significantly reduced energy consumption, although this is not a perfect explanation. At the same time, the Xiaomi 12 Pro does not heat up excessively. Nevertheless, you can find a hidden performance mode in the developer settings. This actually increases to acceptable values, but at the same time the power consumption also goes up significantly. In other words, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is now equal to the parameters of the Snapdragon 888. This also applies to thermal trottling, but fortunately Xiaomi took care of heat dissipation.

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Thus, we come to the conclusion that … Qualcomm clearly has problems offering additional performance in its flagship chips. Lower power consumption comes at the expense of computing power limitations, which also doesn’t sound good. After all, there is still hope. After all, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is the first smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and the tests took place as part of the Chinese version. It is possible that some problems will be resolved when the equipment reaches Europe.

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Łukasz Pająk

Eternal computer science student, but already a master of engineer, would-be soldier, passionate about mobile technologies, motorization and weapons, one of the few fans of Polish basketball.