It really paid off for Xiaomi to create a separate division for mobile camera development. In less than a year, the long-criticized Xiaomi cameras have sprung up top-notch sensors, which are placed in the highest rankings.
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Xiaomi's biggest pride in advancing mobile cameras is currently its flagship Xiaomi Mi 9. In addition to delivering incredible value for money, it also has high-end cameras.
On the other hand, there is the domestic Chinese competitor Huawei with its most expensive P30 Pro. While the Mi 9 can be found for 400 €, P30 Pro is sold for approx 800 €.
Xiaomi Mi 9 vs Huawei P30 Pro: "Chinese" duel
Huawei is investing much longer in cameras in its smartphones, which confirms last year's and this year's first place in the ranking of a renowned test DxOmark. The Huawei P30 Pro won up in this test 112 points, which won the imaginary royal crown. Xiaomi Mi 9 is with 107 points on the fifth place.
Current price Xiaomi Mi 9
Current price Huwaei P30 Pro
However, Xiaomi managed to achieve with Mi 9 the absolute highest score for video quality - 99 points. No other smartphone has received such a score from DxOmark yet. The competing P30 Pro has 97 points for the video. And just video is the area in which you know YouTuber techtablets he compared the two flagships. You can watch the whole test in the video below.
P30 Pro sweats at Mi 9
Although there is a real price difference between the Mi 9 and P30 Pro, the Mi 9 shows the strengths of its 48 MPx sensor in some areas. Priam amazingly, image stabilization software works in Mi 9, which completely crushed the optical stabilization in P30 Pro.
The video from the Mi 9 is incredibly smooth, and Xiaomi did a perfect job developing stabilization. You can see the 4K video stabilization test in the video from 1:12. But in what P30 Pro leads, Yippee audio quality in the video. A plus of the P30 Pro is also the ability to switch lenses directly during video recording.
Xiaomi Mi 9 beats its twice as expensive competitor as well in focus speed and image sharpness. However, P30 Pro has the upper hand in poor lighting conditions. Also, the video from the front camera is much more stabilized and better color balanced on the P30 Pro. Xiaomi Mi 9 leads not only in video sharpness, but also in photos. The difference in favor of the Mi 9 is visible in close-ups.
Conclusion? 400-euro Xiaomi Mi 9 visibly beats 800-euro Huawei P30 Pro in 4K video quality. Much better stabilization, faster DualPixel focusing, nicer details. The Mi 9 defended the DxOmark test score well.