It is undeniable that we increasingly use the camera of our smartphones, or to save the best moments of the day. Now, according to DxOMark, the Xiaomi Mi 8 camera is among the best, challenging the most expensive smartphones on the market
The top-of-the-range device was presented with camera hardware very similar to the pre-released model. In practice, we have here a total of two 12MP cameras. Here, one of the lenses is a wide-angle lens, the other being the tele-zoom lens .
Xiaomi Mi 8 was announced with a 12MP dual camera – wide-angle and tele-zoom
In practice, in the first module we have a 1 / 2.55-inch sensor with 1.4 ?m pixels and a focal aperture of f / 1.8. In the second module we have a sensor with a focal aperture of f / 2.4. It also features phase detection and 4-axis optical stabilization (OIS) on the wide-angle lens. We also have a dual LED flash to illuminate the scene and the AI contribution. That is, thanks to artificial intelligence algorithms the camera can identify the type of scenario and automatically adjust the camera settings.
DxOMark has a rigorous testing standard to evaluate the cameras of mobile devices submitted to its scrutiny. Having said this, we do not have an analysis and evaluation based on the tastes or opinions of a person but a cohesive structure of evaluation.
DxOMark claims that, as a protocol, its engineers rely on more than 1,500 images captured with the device. Images subsequently submitted for evaluation. Likewise, they also use more than 2 hours of video recording.
Harvests are made in two types of scenarios. The first is controlled in the laboratory and the second in the open air, under varying conditions. They use the camera’s automatic settings (Auto Mode).
You can check here the DxOMark scoring and evaluation system.
Xiaomi Mi 8 beats Google Pixel 2 and Apple iPhone X
With an overall score of 99 points on DxOMark , we have several improvements over one of its latest smartphones, the Mi MIX 2S. In fact we have a performance here that will keep abreast of the best top of the range.
According to this entity, the new Xiaomi Mi 8 ends up surpassing both Google Pixel 2 and Apple iPhone X. It is currently the 5th best smartphone for photography, being just behind the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.
What is it that highlights the new Xiaomi Mi 8 compared to Apple’s iPhone X?
Note that the Xiaomi Mi 8 is a particularly strong smartphone in the field of photography. Here, you get a score of 105 points thanks to the combination of good image exposure and a large dynamic range.
It emphasizes the performance of photography with good lighting conditions. There, the photos denote a neutral reproduction of whites and vivid colours, deep and rich.
We also have little blur at the edges, preserving well all the details in the test images.
Here, DxOMark says that the Xiaomi Mi 8 could improve some artifacts, especially on the edges of the objects.
Likewise, they also feel some distortion on the edges with high contrast. Moreover, the bokeh effect gives a “somewhat artificial” result.
88 points in video recording – DxOMark
The video recording earned a score of 88 points. Here not being as strong as capturing photos but still being a strong point for this terminal. It has a fast and precise focusing mechanism.
It also features a very good autofocus system in the eyes of DxOMark, asserting itself against Google Pixel 2 and Apple iPhone X. Here the results show a very attractive color reproduction and dynamic range.
The DxOMark also cites video recording with great results and great images with abundant light, outdoors. This is where it is stated before Google Pixel 2 and Apple iPhone X and beyond.
It also presents an exhibition of the image extremely successful in a wide range of scenarios and lighting conditions. Here again, the company cites the quite natural air of most images. The exception being the portraits using the bokeh effect.