Xiaomi’s 12 Pro was one of the last devices announced in 2021 and among the first with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and PBK reviews is here to give us an insight into the flagship. The big brother of the Xiaomi 12 packs some impressive hardware, but how easy is it to repair?
The licking of the back and a total of 19 screws as well as the metal bracket leaves you with the motherboard, and after disconnecting a few cables, the host manages to give us a closer look at the camera setup. The 50 MP Sony IMX707 main sensor comes with OIS, while the ultrawide and telephoto modules do not. 12 Pro has a multi-layer motherboard with the cameras on one side and the chipset, RAM and storage on the other.
There is plenty of thermal paste and copper around the key components to ensure optimal thermal control. The 4,600 mAh battery comes with its own pull pins, which help with the removal process. Once removed, we can see a fairly large copper vapor chamber just below the battery and motherboard. The Xiaomi 12 Pro achieves a 6.5 out of 10 repair score, which is in line with most flagships these days.