Xiaomi's Mi MIX 2S was announced at a launch event held in China earlier on Tuesday. The phone, although avoiding the front-facing notch, sports a vertical dual rear camera setup similar to the one on the iPhone X. With a combination of two 12-megapixel sensors that have four-axis OIS and optical zoom, the camera performance is expected to be premium. According to camera review website DxOMark, the Mi MIX 2S has scored an impressive overall score of 97 - on par with the iPhone X and Huawei Mate 10 Pro. The phone also received a score of 101 in photography and 88 in videography.
Titled "Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S: A Chinese gem", the DxOMark review of the Mi MIX 2S went live on the date of the phone's launch. The relevancy of DxOMark's camera reviews is high mostly because the publication performs extensive tests in areas like low light, bright light, flash, and zoom to find out how smartphones display their true colours, quite literally, in photography and videography. According to the photography review, Xiaomi's Mi MIX 2S performed exceptionally well in areas such as autofocus and exposure and contrast, while it failed to impress in zoom shots and images clicked with Bokeh effect.
Talking about video; the review once again notes that autofocus in videos is "excellent" and the Mi MIX 2S' EIS system is fairly effective. Dynamic range is limited and fine details are usually lost in most conditions.
In conclusion, DxOMark states, "The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S strikes a nice balance between noise and texture, too, and although it doesn't quite offer class-leading sharpness in outdoor pictures, it's not bad, and its low-light results are some of the smoothest we've seen."
As per current DxOMark standings, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ takes the top spot with a score of 99, the Google Pixel 2 is ranked second having scored 98, and Mi MIX 2S, iPhone X, and Huawei Mate 10 Pro tie for the third place with scores of 97 each.
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