Xiaomi has definitely turned a lot of heads with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 9 lineup yesterday. Just as with many launches nowadays, as soon as Xiaomi was over with the launch of their new devices, DXOMark revealed the scores of Xiaomi’s latest and greatest smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 9.
According to the ranks found on DXOMark’s site, the Xiaomi Mi 9 has cemented its place as the third best smartphone shooter they’ve tested so far, trumping the likes of Apple’s iPhone XS Max, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 (review) and more. However, the Xiaomi Mi 9 lost to the likes of Huawei’s Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro by a slight margin that is expected to push even further with the launch of the upcoming Huawei P30 lineup next month.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 launched yesterday consists of a trio of cameras on the back, with the newly-introduced Sony IMX 586 48MP sensor as a standard on the Mi 9, Mi 9 Transparent Edition and even the budget-oriented Mi 9 SE. In addition to that, the other two cameras on the Xiaomi Mi 9 serve exactly as how any other shooter would, featuring an ultra-wide shooter as well as a telephoto shooter to complement the 48MP sensor.
Tests conducted by DXOMark were solely conducted on the Mi 9, leaving out the slightly tweaked Mi 9 Transparent Edition. To differentiate the Mi 9 Transparent Edition from the Mi 9, Xiaomi has enlarged the aperture on the Mi 9 Transparent Edition from f/1.75 on the Mi 9 to f/1.47 as well as enhance the lens on the Mi 9’s 6P to the Mi 9 Transparent Edition’s 7P setup.
With that out of the way, we’re finding the scores obtained by the Xiaomi Mi 9 to be pretty respectable even though DXOMark scores do not make up how a camera may perform.
And given that DXOMark hasn’t released details regarding their Samsung Galaxy S10 results yet eerily tells us that the ranking is about to get another shake very soon.