After launching a series of budget smartphones, Xiaomi yesterday launched its flagship device of the year — Mi 6. The smartphone was launched boasting impressive features at a relatively affordable price of RMB 2,499, which roughly translates to Rs 25,000. Amongst its key features, the dual-camera setup on the Xiaomi Mi 6 is one of the highlights as it features a combination of a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens. This setup is not very unlike what is on offer on Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus. Xiaomi also has a dedicated Portrait Mode that helps in clicking photos with DSLR-like bokeh effects. To show just how good the camera really us, Xiaomi has shared official photo samples taken from the Mi 6 smartphone. Also Read - Apple delays MacBook Pro, AirPods 3rd gen shipments to October 29, but why?Also Read - Apple may not launch iPhone SE 3 next year, instead bring iPhone SE Plus with 5G support
The Xiaomi Mi 6 sports a pair of 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with 4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) along with a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. Similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, the dual cameras on the Mi 6 offer 2X optical lossless zoom, and 10X digital zoom with ISP (image signal processing) algorithms. To further enhance the depth of field effect, Xiaomi says that it has used binocular imaging system along with deep-learning algorithms to focus on the subject and blur the background.
The camera samples shared by Xiaomi include pictures taken with its dual-cameras and in the Portrait Mode as well. The first thing that strikes is the natural element taken in the photos. Chinese smartphones are known to heavily focus on the Beautify effect on photos, but the result of the Mi 6 cameras show the natural tint on the subjects which is appealing. Speaking about the photos in Portrait Mode, the samples are shown with and without the depth of field effect highlighting the difference. The photos are clicked with a background which isn t very strong in terms of blurring it. Even after blurring the background, the focus on the object remains stern and the results are quite impressive, as you can see with the two images shared.
Other than the Portrait Mode, there are photos shared clicked with the dual cameras on the Mi 6. The photos are taken in bright light, and in low light settings. The images show that despite heavy sunshine which often result in heavy blacks, the objects do not lose balance and still look very clear. This is noticeable in the photo showing a dock of boats and also the one with a huge shadow reflecting on the wall. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 6: Top 6 features
My favorite among the photos shared is the one taken during a football match. The Mi 6 dual cameras manage to capture an entire stadium along with the sun setting and stadium lights on, resulting in an impressive package. The angle of the photo taken is also credible. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic edition with 18-karat gold camera rims launched
Xiaomi Mi 6 competes with the Apple iPhone 7 Plus dual cameras which have delivered impressive results. The Mi 6 also has an upper hand considering its pricing. What do you think offers better results? Let us know in our comments section below. DON’T MISS: Apple iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode review: Adding a new dimension to your photos