Yes, I know you're wondering. But the Xiaomi Mi9 camera is it really poor? Some say yes, others say no. What is the truth?
Let's start to mention who is talking about Xiaomi Mi9: DxO Mark.
In this article, DxO does an accurate review of the photographic skills of the Xiaomi Mi9 enhancing its characteristics even in comparison with other sacred monsters like iPhone XS, Mate 20PRO e Samsung S10 Plus.
The result of the accurate review is very respectable: 107 total points doing the average between the photographic part (112 points) and video part (99 points)
The 112 points for the camera are not bad at all as only 2 points away have the Mate 20 PRO and the Galaxy S10 More. L 'iPhone XS it's even behind it!
But then why does anyone say that does the Mi9 camera suck?
Andrea Galeazzi in its review talk about a room that
"makes good photos with lots of light but in the dark the quality goes down a lot"
Niccolò Roli, of HD Blog (I remember with affection for having published, on HD Blog, my first review of the Xiaomi Mi2S) instead uses other terms to describe the photographic qualities of the Xiaomi Mi9:
The triple camera of the Mi9 "is good only for sharing holidays on social media but if we are fond of photography, forget it".
Essentially ... it's worth it!
Understand that we are facing a blatant contradiction. Let's move on from D that puts the Mi9 on the podium of the 3 best cameras in the world to HD Blog that practically rants him categorically.
I've been trying since Friday night and, faced with so much confusion, I wanted to compare the camera Xiaomi Mi9 with that of the Xiaomi Mi8 that, remember, there are a dozen places lower down in the DxO Mark ranking, but all of them have always taken photographic praises. The choice of Mi8 also serves to understand if indeed the Xiaomi has made the much-debated step forward or worse, come back.
We come to us.
Xiaomi Mi9 VS Xiaomi Mi 8 - Camera
Xiaomi Mi9 - Photo in good light conditions
In the selected detail the Xiaomi Mi9 wins. The colors are more natural and there is less noise. The definition is not superior but it is also true that the photo was taken in STANDARD mode and not 48mpx.
Xiaomi Mi9 - Photo against the sun
Even against the sun the management of light is definitely improved with the Xiaomi Mi9. Even this photo was not taken at 48mpx so the definition is almost identical. But we are still faced with an improvement compared to the previous model.
Xiaomi Mi9 - Shooting at 48mpx
As you can understand from the MARK of the photo taken with the Mi9 we switched to the 48mpx mode.
Well ... contrary to what you have heard i 48mpx ARE NOT FINISH. The photo gains in definition. Of course, we are not crying miracles but the difference is there and it shows.
Xiaomi Mi9 - Night shot
Here the first surprise. 🙁
The Mi8, in the night shot was superior. The selected detail is definitely more mixed in the image taken by the Mi9. A case? Let's try again.
Even here, even if in a less evident way the Xiaomi Mi8 wins for light management.
The Xiaomi Mi9 has made progress yes, but also back. Like good Galeazzi, I noticed too very good performance in excellent and fair light conditions but at night, unfortunately we are even behind the Xiaomi Mi8.
But there is a lance to be broken in favor of Xiaomi.
The Mi9 is the first smartphone of the house to adopt this solution to 3 cameras and 48mpx REAL.
Xiaomi has accustomed us to release updates that significantly improve the performance of the camera during work so I trust that in a very short time the problems related to night shots will be settled and that we will see even further increase the already very high quality of the shots in good light conditions.
What do you think about it? Disappointed by the photographic performance of the Xiaomi Mi9 or will you trust Xiaomi?
Write it here in the comments.