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Xiaomi Mi 9 scores 107 points on DxOMark




After Xiaomi’s launch of their newest flagship smartphone, the Mi 9, DxOMark released its camera benchmark score for the device showing a massive improvement over its predecessor.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 got an overall score of 107 points which topples its own Mi 8 with only 99 points. The breakdown of segments show that it received a 112 score in the photo section with the following pros and cons:

Pros:

  • GGenerally accurate and repeatable target exposure
  • Noise under control in bright light and under indoor lighting
  • Fast and accurate autofocus
  • Generally accurate white balance
  • Excellent flash results
  • Good subject isolation and blur gradient in bokeh mode
  • Good detail when using the zoom function

Cons:

  • Slightly limited dynamic range
  • Loss of fine detail
  • Unnatural tone compression effects in bright areas of high-contrast shots
  • Luminance noise when zooming especially in a low-light condition

As for the video, the Mi 9 scored 99 points with the following pros and cons:

Pros

  • Excellent detail in bright light and when shooting indoors
  • Efficient stabilization in most situations
  • Low noise outdoors and indoors
  • Responsive and repeatable AF performance
  • Accurate white balance and good color rendering
  • Good target exposure even in low light

Cons

  • Some ghosting and dropped frames
  • Noise in low-light scenes, especially on moving subjects
  • Occasional focus instabilities when shooting indoors

The Xiaomi Mi 9 jumps on to the top 10 spots in DxOMark overtaking the Apple iPhone XS Max and taking its place as the 3rd best overall smartphone camera in the world.

Check out the device’s specs here:



Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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1 Response

  1. Paul says:

    There is a three-way tie for first place (S10+ joins the Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro) at 109 points, then there’s the Xiaomi Mi 9 with 107 points. It’s actually in second place.

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