Watch Xiaomi's Mi 5 new 4-axis stabilization destroy Apple's iPhone 6s optical stabilization in this video

The Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with Qualcomm's best, the Snapdragon 820, and it features an outstanding, refined design, but what Xiaomi seems to be particularly proud of is the new, 16-megapixel camera on the Mi 5 that is one of the first on a phone to feature 4-axis optical video stabilization (OIS).

Optical image stabilization plays a huge role in making the videos you capture on your phone look stable, smoother, and it is also a decisive factor for the camera to capture sharp, blur-free images in dim light.

And when it comes to stabilization, the iPhone 6s Plus features one of the best on a camera via a combination of OIS and smart digital stabilization applied after the video is captured. By looking at the camera as it records video, though, one can see directly how effective OIS alone is on the two phones, and the Xiaomi Mi 5 beats it by a mile. Truly impressive.

Now, if only Xiaomi would actually sell its phones in the United States and the Western world...

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Mi 5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



2. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

it humbles it ^_^ , just awesome.

4. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Anything destroys the iphone at this point. Apple needs to step it up, we need more and better competition!

17. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I %100 agree. 2014 was a good year for Apple. competition wasn't premium, or anything innovative. 2015 was a major step up from other companies, and the iPhone was backed into the corner by Samsung especially. Apples number 1 thing to fight for is the camera. Sammys duel pixels, LG duel cam, Xperia stabilization. Looks like it will be a year for new camera innovations!

7. adecvat

Posts: 647; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Xiaomi Arena, anyone? Would love to see you transforming into a Nexus Arena, LOL! You're either Nexus, or you're against us...

21. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Wow, you're so sensitive, aren't you..

23. judik971

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

A WWE Reference lol ! Nice one

38. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Only a Nexus Fanboy deals in absolutes.

39. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Waiting for the CORRE lol

9. Adimane01

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

Can anyone plz explain what is 4-axis stabilization and which is the 4th axis?

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

North, East, West and South. Or, Up, Down, Right and left!

11. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

In time stabilization... :)

32. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm having fun with this guy.

13. celinedion

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 19, 2016

It's basically same like lg ois 2.0. It's just that lg promote it in a wrong way. First lg g2 has 2 axis ois. Then lg g pro or g pro 2, can remember but it's detailed on PA has 3 axis, called ois plus. This one has more options to move, like circular, corner angle etc. Then lg g3 or g4 come with z axis, promoted as ois 2. I wish it was called as ois 3. And ois plus as ois 2. The problem with their camera ois is that the sensor is so big with non direct integrated magnetic vibrator.

15. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

It let's you stop the time to take the photo, for example you can stop a moving car with the camera to take a photo of it

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

12. blehkwide

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

Love 5 axis stabilizers. So life changing, been getting 1 second stable photos in my old cameras. Now in a phone. So gonna get this. Dual sim?

28. jgates86

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Apples OIS implementation sucks. My Note 5 is way better than my wife's 6s Plus.

31. Shubham1221

Posts: 153; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Great!!! 4 axis OIS in MI5 truly rocks.The best OIS in a smartphone.It puts iphone 6s and 6s+ out of water in terms of OIS.

33. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Question? While taking a picture or video. Does a persons hand shake up and down, or left and right like it was jacking off? I'm curious as to why the demo simulates a person doing something obscene while taking a photo or a video.

45. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

maybe someone with medical condition and have really shaky hand? :-/ but this stabilization is great, so deal with it

49. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I'm glad companies pushing new tech further. Seems like further focuses this year by many companies on the camera. Samsung, XiaoMi, LG all bringing something to the table in different ways but improving on last year's cameras.

51. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

well, both are garbage in my opinion. I rather have my flip phone from 2005, It works well

62. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Actually, we need a high-end smart flip phone that would be cool

53. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

LoL Oppo just announced at MWC they created a3 axis OIS where conventional phones use 2 axis. Then immediately following Xiaomi coned out with 4 axis. Love the tech world innovating at a million miles an hour!

54. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Wow that ois is phenomenal. Go off roading and get clean video lmao

55. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Everyone's bowing down where Sony still holds the crown on stabilizing video without OIS. Now pit them against Z5

59. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

good job Xiaomi! now the question is.. HOW about the quality??

60. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Looks good, i can't wait for a review if this is really good.

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