Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 vs Apple iPhone XS: camera comparison
1. The Monument
2. The Sundial
The photo of the sundial shows the same trend repeating: you can see that the iPhone shoots the brighter picture, but in this case we might even say that the grass is a bit washed out and very slightly overexposed. Overall, though, the image is very balanced and rich in terms of color dynamics. The Xiaomi captures a good looking image too, but it is slightly darker.
3. Winter in the park
Exposure is once again the big difference between the two in this photo of a lonely bench in the park. We are also noticing that detail overall on the Xiaomi is a bit on the soft side that gives images a certain glow almost, while detail on the iPhone is sharper.
4. By the sea
Some big differences come up on this photo with a colder tonality on the Xiaomi, plus less color and a darker exposure. Here, we definitely prefer the result from the iPhone more: you have more color and the whole scene looks more animated.
5. Sunset Street
Shooting right against the sun, the Smart HDR mode on the iPhone kicks in big time to help resolve the bright light from the sun and prevent it from taking over the whole image. The photo from the Xiaomi has turned out a bit darker and moodier, but we like it also.
6. 2x zoom
On this shot, we are testing the 2X zoom with the telephoto cameras on both phones and here we have to give it to the iPhone: the Xiaomi burns the bright parts of the image and it does not look as detailed and as good.
Finally, turning to the front cameras, the Xiaomi captures a photo with a soft detail that actually does not look that bad with selfies. The iPhone, on the other hand, even though it has a 7-megapixel camera (versus the higher-count, 24MP camera on the Xiaomi) has a lot more detail and a sharper one at that, and is one step ahead. Both fail to resolve the background where the bright light has burned.