xiaomi: Vivo X80 Pro vs Xiaomi 12 Pro: Which one is the best ‘Pro’ flagship?

Vivo recently (May 18) announced the much-awaited flagship series — the Vivo X80 — in India. The series brings two smartphones to India – the Vivo X80 and X80 Pro, the Pro is the top-end offering among the two. The Vivo X80 Pro comes with top-of-the-line specifications – an E5 AMOLED QHD+ 120Hz panel, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, and ZEISS engineered quad-camera setup.
Xiaomi also recently brought its headliner smartphone — the Xiaomi 12 Pro — to India. As you would expect, Xiaomi’s flagship also comes with the best of what’s there, similar to what the X80 Pro offers, including an E5 AMOLED QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and a 50MP triple camera setup on the back.
Which one of them is the best flagship smartphone? Let us compare the Vivo X80 Pro and Xiaomi 12 Pro.
The Vivo X80 Pro features a 6.78-inch AMOLED LTPO 3.0 QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a peak brightness of 1500 nits and HDR 10+ support. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with a 6.73-inch AMOLED LTPO 2.0 panel with QHD+ resolution, and similarly, the panel has a 120Hz refresh rate, 1000 nits of peak brightness and support for HDR 10+. In addition to this, the Xiaomi 12 Pro also supports Dolby Vision.
The X80 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup co-engineered with ZEISS consisting of a 50MP primary sensor, 48MP ultrawide snapper, a 12MP 50mm equivalent telephoto sensor and an 8MP periscope camera. The Xiaomi 12 Pro has an all-50MP triple camera setup with a 50MP primary, ultrawide and telephoto sensors.
Both Vivo X80 Pro and Xiaomi 12 Pro are equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Further, the X80 Pro runs FunTouch 12 OS, whereas Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with MIUI 13 out of the box. Both the skins are based on Android 12. The X80 Pro offers support for 80W fast charging, whereas Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with support for 120W charging.
The Vivo X80 Pro comes at Rs 79,999 for the 12GB+256GB storage variant, while the Xiaomi 12 Pro starts at Rs 62,999 and the 12GB+256GB variant costs Rs 66,999 . This means there is a price difference of Rs 17,000 between the X80 Pro and Xiaomi 12 Pro.
If you are confused about should you buy the Vivo X80 Pro or save Rs 17,000 with the purchase of the Xiaomi 12 Pro, here’s a specification comparison to help you decide.

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SpecificationsVivo X80 ProXiaomi 12 Pro
Display6.78-inch QHD+ AMOLED LTPO 3.06.73-inch QHD+ AMOLED LTPO 2.0
ProcessorSnapdragon 8 Gen 1Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Operating SystemAndroid 12, MIUI 13Android 12, FunTouch 12
Camera50MP+48M+12MP+8MP, 32MP (Front)50MP+50MP+50MP, 32MP (Front)
Battery4,700 mAh with 80W fast charging, 50W wireless fast charging, 10W reverse wireless charging4,600 mAH with 120W fast charging, 50W wireless fast charging, 10W reverse wireless charging
PriceRs 79,999Starts at Rs 62,999