Xiaomi Mi 6 has a dual camera like the iPhone 7 Plus: Portrait mode and first photo samples

Xiaomi has made a name for itself in China over the past couple of years for its flash sales of phones with great value for the money. And today, it has announced its most important phone for the year: the flagship Xiaomi Mi 6. And it has a dual camera with a special portrait effect just like the iPhone 7 Plus.

What is this new dual camera all about and how good its pictures are?

First, let's look at the camera system itself: we have two 12-megapixel sensors, one with a wide-angle lens and the secondary one with a 'telephoto', 52mm lens that you can use to create a shallow depth of field effect. Many phones ship with dual cameras these days, but it seems that Xiaomi has done the work in software to make this portrait effect fairly accurate: look at just how well it is able to isolate the subject from the background, and even the hair is detected properly. Well done, Xiaomi!

Next up, we have a big collection of photos captured with both cameras on the Mi 6, including the regular, wide-angle one. These photo samples are provided by Xiaomi itself and are captured on the Mi 6, but keep in mind that Xiaomi took the time to find the perfect photos to illustrate best the capabilities of its camera. It all looks pretty good at first sight.



1. raky_b

Posts: 438; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

i remember how good photos taken by Mi5 in their promos ware

7. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

it is good though. The robust manual mode is there to be used. :\

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Bull s**t

3. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Is it just me or do the focus shots look grainy as hell. I know Apple wasn't the first to implement dual cameras but at least they done it right.

4. Victor.H

Posts: 1104; Member since: May 27, 2011

I guess you are referring to the level of detail. Let's clarify that those are not full sized pictures, but are downsized by Xiaomi itself, so the actual sharpness could and should be better in full-size photos from the camera.

5. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

those who want to see hand on images of MI6 goto gizmo china website (All colours)

6. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1354; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Depth of field effects don't actually make a picture look any better.

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