With global travel once again experiencing an absolute boom in demand, it’s probably safe to assume that you have a few vacation plans in mind. But of course, it’s been a while since you’ve had some precious “me” time away from home and work.
Planning what to bring on your big trip can be a stressful mess. But who says you need a fancy camera when a smartphone will do just as well?
Here are 5 reasons why you should ditch that camera and use a smartphone
- Portability is key, especially when it comes to space.
Think about it. When you fly, you’ll need to make sure you only pack the essentials, including what you take with you in your hand luggage. Ditching the DSLR would save a lot of space. Replacing it with a smartphone is an easy step because you’ll have it in your pocket in the first place!
That way, you won’t have to worry about losing or misplacing it.
- You’ll almost always have it with you, which means it’s always ready for the next amazing shot.
By the time you finally get your DSLR ready, those horses would probably be moving. IMAGE: Xiaomi
Due to the bulky nature of DSLRs, they can be quite tiring to handle when you are out and about. It’s even worse if you’re not wearing the one with the neck strap, which means it’s most likely stored in your backpack. But what if the perfect photo opportunity comes along and you’re too busy struggling to get your camera ready?
Again, the smartphone is basically in the most convenient place – in your pocket. Just pull it out, take a picture, and you’ve captured the perfect moment.
- Intelligent computing capabilities.
Most modern smartphones these days have the ability to produce extremely high-quality photos without the luxury price tag associated with traditional cameras like DSLRs and even mirrorless cameras.
And when in the right hands, smartphones can even create professional-grade photos, using various software algorithms to ensure that the picture you just took looks exactly as you intended.
- Zero battery anxiety with a fast charger.
It’s no secret that DSLRs can be power-hungry. In such cases, your only solution revolves around carrying multiple (extra) batteries in case your camera runs out of juice. But what if you don’t have any extra batteries? Good luck charging your camera quickly.
Thanks to advances in smartphone battery technology, it’s not unheard of to see a smartphone charged to a usable amount of power in minutes – such as Xiaomi’s 120W HyperCharge, which can charge the Xiaomi 12T Pro’s large 5,000mAh battery to 100 percent in a lightning-fast 19 minutes.
Worried about the battery? It’s past.
- Literally a jack of all trades.
Most importantly, we must make one glaring distinction. Dedicated cameras only do one thing – take pictures. Smartphones like the Xiaomi 12T series take crystal clear photos, and videos and act as your own pocket computer in one sleek and compact design.
If it makes it easier, think of your smartphone as a Swiss army knife. It does everything you need, and some things you might not use all the time, but appreciate when you need them.
These are all qualities of a perfect travel companion, especially now in the digital age.
Now all you need is a powerful, reliable, and efficient smartphone that you can always count on to make your moments mega.
This is where the Xiaomi 12T comes into play. With an impressive 200-megapixel camera imaging system on the Xiaomi 12T Pro (first in Malaysia) – or 108 megapixels on the Xiaomi 12T – you have the power to take amazing photos, right. in the palm of your hand.
With Xiaomi ProCut and Ultra burst, you will experience amazing image clarity that allows you to zoom in on photos while maintaining extremely high image quality – like the photo above. But why is clarity important? Imagine you just took a beautiful photo of a mountain range.
However, you don’t necessarily want to see everything in the frame, as zooming in and cropping the photo would result in a better composition. In most cases, zooming in on a selected area in a photo would result in a blurry, pixelated mess. With the extreme clarity of the Xioami 12T’s camera imaging system, you won’t have to worry about sub-par photos, even when zooming in.
Xiaomi ProFocus AI tracking technology consolidates motion tracking focus, motion detection and eye tracking focus to make it easy to track moving objects much more clearly.
Combine that with powerful low-light capabilities and you’ve got yourself a pretty powerful all-in-one camera.
And since it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, you can be sure that the Xiaomi 12T Pro will consistently deliver a smooth user experience and great energy efficiency. In addition, you will be able to enjoy all your favorite content or take beautiful photos and videos all day – thanks to the 13.5 hours of screen-on time provided by the 5,000 mAh battery and Xiaomi 120W Smart HyperCharge.
The cherry on top? Vivid CrystalRes 1220p AMOLED display and immersive SOUND by Harmon Kardon – even the most demanding users will be satisfied.
All in all, the Xiaomi 12T series presents itself as a perfect travel combination for all the needs that might arise on your trip. From a powerful and efficient computer in your pocket to an incredibly versatile camera for stunning photos and immersive videos, even in low-light conditions, the Xiaomi 12T series is like a reliable friend with a can-do attitude, no matter what comes its way into the way.
For just RM1,999 for the Xiaomi 12T [8GB + 256GB], RM2,699 for the Xiaomi 12T Pro [8GB + 256GB] and RM2,999 for the fully maxed out Xiaomi 12T Pro [12GB + 256GB], I have a powerful machine at a very affordable price.
Get the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro at your nearest authorized Xiaomi store.
Alternatively, you can also head to official Xiaomi stores on Lazada and Shopee.
And from 1 to 30 November 2022, you will be able to get a free pair of Redmi Buds 3 Lite worth RM99 with every purchase of Xiaomi 12T or Xiaomi 12T Pro.