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Xiaomi 14 Extremely takes over PhoneArena Digicam Rating, beating Galaxy S24 Extremely and iPhone 15 Professional Max

The Xiaomi 14 Extremely has simply gone by means of the rigorous testing course of for our PhoneArena Digicam Rating and the outcomes are in. We’ve got examined the digital camera efficiency of all lenses throughout a variety of classes, and now we have separate scores that may assist you to higher perceive the professionals and cons of this new digital camera cellphone contender.

Earlier than we dive within the scores, let’s check out the digital camera {hardware} on board.

  • Fundamental Digicam: Giant 1-inch sensor, 50MP decision, f/1.6-f/4 variable aperture, 23mm area of view
  • Telephoto Digicam 1: 50MP sensor, f/1.8, 75mm
  • Telephoto Digicam 2 (periscope): 50MP sensor, f/2.5, 120mm
  • Extremely-wide Digicam: 50MP sensor, f/1.8, 12mm
  • Entrance Digicam: 32MP

Let’s make it clear: this is among the most spectacular digital camera methods yow will discover on a cellphone in 2024. The large benefit right here is the 1-inch sort sensor, almost 30% larger than 1/1.3-inch sensors used generally in rivals from Samsung and Apple. Mixed with a variable aperture that may go as huge as f/1.6, this digital camera system can seize extra mild than most different telephones, making it nice for low mild use.

The remainder of the digital camera stack can also be spectacular. You get a 3.2X zoom lens with a wider aperture than the competitors at f/1.8, once more nice for low mild seize. The second, periscope zoom digital camera has a virtually 5X zoom degree in comparison with the principle one and once more encompasses a a lot wider aperture than rivals at f/2.5. Lastly, the ultra-wide digital camera is one other 50MP sensor with an excessive, 12mm area of view.

*This digital camera check and the digital camera evaluation are based mostly on PhoneArena Digicam Rating v.1.1, with the testing protocol final up to date in March, 2024.

Images – Fundamental Digicam

Essentially the most spectacular win, nevertheless, is in the principle digital camera that will get essentially the most use.

The Xiaomi 14 Extremely principal digital camera publicity score is a bit decrease than the iPhone and the Galaxy, which suggests the cellphone tends to err extra with both over- or underexposing images barely.

We see the same pattern when topic publicity, the place the iPhone and the Galaxy do a barely higher job.

Our testing additionally reveals that the Xiaomi is barely behind in coloration accuracy, an space the place the iPhone at present has the lead, particularly in relation to nailing the colour temperature proper.

Nevertheless, the massive break for the Xiaomi 14 Extremely occurs once you have a look at the element.

The iPhone and Galaxy each have a noticeable quantity of oversharpening and halo artifacts, whereas the Xiaomi 14 Extremely element is completely clear and the cellphone doesn’t endure from this downside, generally seen on smartphones. Glorious job, Xiaomi staff!

Images – Zoom High quality

The Xiaomi 14 Extremely additionally scores extremely in relation to element rendering when zooming. Actually, having two telephoto cameras, a daily one and a periscope one helps.

The efficiency of the three.2X zoom digital camera is especially sturdy, and in comparison with the iPhone which has now moved to a 5X zoom digital camera, you may see how a lot of a distinction this makes to element high quality on the brief finish of the zoom vary.

The distinction in mid-range and long-range zoom aren’t as pronounced, however the Xiaomi nonetheless has the higher hand in mid-level zoom. The iPhone beats it narrowly in relation to long-range zoom, and apparently the Galaxy loses some factors right here because it has swapped the earlier 10X zoom shooter for a 5X digital camera within the newest S24 Extremely version.

Images – Ultrawide Digicam

Relating to the ultrawide digital camera, all three telephones get very comparable scores, however there are some variations.

The ultra-wide digital camera of the Xiaomi is even wider than the one on the Galaxy and iPhone, and whereas that has some benefits, we additionally seen extra nook sharpness points in it than you’d see on the opposite two telephones.

All three telephones also can shoot macro images utilizing the ultra-wide digital camera, which is good to have.

Images – Entrance Digicam

Lastly, the selfie digital camera of the Xiaomi 14 Extremely ranked decrease than the one of many Galaxy and the iPhone, with shortcomings within the publicity accuracy in each general publicity and topic publicity. The Galaxy and the iPhone had been extra constant in that regard.

Relating to coloration accuracy, these telephones are totally different however it’s exhausting to say that one is healthier than the opposite, so the distinction largely comes from the publicity.

Video – Fundamental Digicam

Leaping over to video high quality, now we have one other spectacular efficiency of the Xiaomi 14 Extremely, this time beating the Galaxy and the iPhone by the most important margin in video zoom high quality and ultra-wide video, however dropping in video high quality recorded with the entrance digital camera.

We additionally account for a variety of user-friendly options in relation to video recording. One small element now we have recognized for years is that the iPhone digital camera nonetheless lacks a pause button for video recording, which takes away from its score, and naturally, the Xiaomi 14 Extremely as most different Android telephones helps this function. 

Video – Zoom High quality

The Xiaomi additionally scores a win with video zoom high quality, and the principle motive for that’s once more sturdy efficiency within the brief degree zoom vary, the place the opposite two telephones do not perfrorm almost as properly.

One other issue contributing to nice zoom high quality is once more lack of oversharpening points, which you’ll be able to see on zoom footage captured with the opposite two telephones.

Video – Extremely-wide

The standard of ultra-wide video on the Xiaomi 14 Extremely is just like that of the iPhone and Galaxy.

They appear barely totally different due to the distinctive coloration science of every firm, however every comes with execs and cons that steadiness themselves out.

Video – Entrance Digicam

Lastly, entrance digital camera video stays one sore spot for the Xiaomi 14 Extremely.

Entrance digital camera video has by no means been a precedence for Chinese language corporations for some motive, and within the case of the 14 Extremely we see extra inconsistencies with publicity and extra points with oversharpening. Contemplating the wonderful efficiency in oversharpening from the rear cameras that one was a shock.

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