Xiaomi Pocophone F1 failed the test camera DxOMark

Company Xiaomi, of course, has never been famous for their cameras, but Poco F1 many expected, truth be told, more. We were sure that the smartphone is capable of taking pictures, at least not worse than the OnePlus 6T, but something went wrong. DxO has tested the device’s camera, and in this article we will share the basic details of testing.

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 scored 91 points in the test DxO

The smartphone features a 12-Megapixel camera with sensor size 1/2.55, pixel size 1.4 ┬Ám, an aperture of f/1.9. Secondary camera of 5 MP with f/2.0 aperture. The camera is equipped with phase detection autofocus, dual flash and supports recording 4K video with 60 frames per second, the last feature added in a recent update.

The disadvantages of the camera Poco F1:

  • HDR is not very good compared to the flagships of competitors;
  • in low light loss of detail;
  • low contrast in some scenes;
  • traced artifacts in portrait mode;
  • while shooting video of the scene can be bright enough;
  • poor detailing video;
  • low edge sharpness of the picture when lighting is poor;
  • the loss of reflections from the object;
  • bad optical magnification (zoom).

iPhone XS and Xiaomi Pocophone F1

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 and Xiaomi Mi 8

Pocophone F1 Xiaomi, Xiaomi Mi iPhone 8, XS

Pocophone F1 Xiaomi, Xiaomi Mi iPhone 8, XS

Full comparison can be found at this link.


Smartphone for its price is good enough, but just remember the test is from Marcus Brownlie in which the phone managed to take second place behind the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Where is the objectivity? What is considered a reliable outcome: a comparison in social networks with compressing photos or DxO test, which issues lately, too many? To solve, probably, in this situation, you.

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