Is it Flagship Caliber?
I’ve been using the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 as our daily driver ever since I did the unboxing and quick review a few days ago. One of the things I wanted to test was the camera because the first generation Mi Mix had a horrible one compared to its contemporary flagship competitors.
How’s the Main Camera?
Let’s start with the rear-facing camera. The Mi Mix 2 packs a 12.0-megapixel shooter with a Sony IMX386 lens that has f/2.0 aperture and 4-axis optical stabilization. The long and short of it is that it can take excellent photos in good lighting but it does have issues in low light (noise levels escalate quickly) and harsh lighting (color washing).
Here are the sample photos that we took:
We’ll share more photos during our full review which should come out next week.
How is it for Selfies?
Now let’s get to the front-facing camera. This is where it goes downhill because this is the worst selfie-shooter that we’ve seen. Even the front-facing shooters of smartphones half the price do a better job. The 5.0-megapixel snapper is entry-level at best.
By the way, as we mentioned in our previous post, the front-facing camera of the Mi Mix 2 is in the lower right hand corner of the device. To take selfies you need to hold the phone upside down so that the camera is on the upper left corner. The default camera software is able to adjust and the photos taken are just like from any other selfie shooter. The problem is that camera apps of IG Stories, Snapchat, and Facebook don’t automatically adjust. You will probably need to take the shot with the default camera app and upload via the Gallery button of your preferred social media platform.
That’s it for now! Watch out for our full review in a few days. We’re almost done with the usual barrage of tests that we do.
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