I wonder how this phone's camera will perform using a GCam port. The hardware definitely has won me over, but the software definitely isn't. Really not happy with the reproduction of grass and leaves. Even in low light conditions, I can definitely see noise reduction effect going on just like in the Sony Xperia 1 ii.
Makes me wonder how this phone compares against the Vivo X50 Pro+. That is quite possibly the most logical competitor to this Xiaomi phone.
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2020Both the Pixel and the iPnine are much better and natural for grass texture and color. The ... moreUnfortunately I'm not seeing what you're seeing. This phone is easily on the same level as Pixel in the scenes you specified and well above iPhone that applies excessive amount of sharpening and clarity during the day. And in case you're wondering, no, I'm not pixel peeping those photos on a phone display.
While the daylight photo quality is nothing short of impressive, its low light performance is truly outstanding even if you consider the fact that the sensor is 1/1.3" large. Giant sensor + sharp lens + good processing = recipe for excellent image quality.. They really nailed it this time around.
While I would say that Xiaomi's overall image processing is still slightly behind Google, Apple and Huawei's, looking at the sample photos from this phone I suppose it won't take too long for them to catch up to those big 3 in this area as well. Congratulation Xiaomi, you proved us all that after all you do deserve the top spot in DxOMark.
Nick Tagataka, 05 Sep 2020I'm sorry but iPhone and Pixel are not doing any better than this when it comes to textur... moreBoth the Pixel and the iPnine are much better and natural for grass texture and color.
The only saving grace for Xiaomi is the GCam ports. Take a look at grass images taken with GCam.
[deleted post]Horrible low light performance? Seriously, why don't you just go troll somewhere else? None of what you said so far in this comment section is even remotely close to be true.
cheapsk8, 05 Sep 2020The OV48C is *not* a Quad Bayer sensor, it's a true 48MP Bayer. This is the single most i... more"The OV48C also integrates an on-chip, 4-cell color filter array and hardware remosaic, which provides high quality, 48MP Bayer output, or 8K video, in real time. In low light conditions, this sensor can use near-pixel binning to output a 12MP image for 4K2K video with four times the sensitivity, yielding a 2.4 micron-equivalent performance" - From OV's product page.
It is Quad Bayer, after all.
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2020As all Xiaomi stock camera apps, this one turns to grass and foliage into wispy painted textur... moreI'm sorry but iPhone and Pixel are not doing any better than this when it comes to texture rendition.
As all Xiaomi stock camera apps, this one turns to grass and foliage into wispy painted textures with electric, velvet painting colors.
Take a look at the closer images with grass, such as the one with the snail sculpture. It's terrible, if you compare it to a Pixel or an iPhone.
The ultrawide will not work with gimbals!!!
The ultrawide is located in the middle of the phone, the closest to where the phone clamp will be on smartphone gimbals.
The ultrawide will definitely get a lot of the phone clamp and the gimbal motor in the frame.
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2020Ermm.. if it is not on sale outside of China, why bother to do a review?Ever heard of shipping it from China?
cheapsk8, 05 Sep 2020The OV48C is *not* a Quad Bayer sensor, it's a true 48MP Bayer. This is the single most i... moreYes, its a Quad Bayer sensor. When in 12mp mode, pixel size become 2.4 micron.
Omnivision OV48C - https://www.ovt.com/sensors/OV48C
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2020Battery life horrible and the phone overheating.Horrible on what basis?
Only stand by time is poor because of US networks.
Standby time varies according to location and network signal.
It's got great battery life.
Better than OnePlus 8 pro and others.
Best example of horrible battery life is iPhone SE 2020.
Ermm.. if it is not on sale outside of China, why bother to do a review?
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2020People were waiting for Note 20 series, iPhone 12 series, Huawei Mate series. In comes Xiaomi... moreAnd still cost as expensive as note 20 ultra, iPhone and mate with crappy build quality when you compare to iPhone, note and mate.
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2020too expensive... :(... do you also expect to be able to buy a Maserati for $350?