Xiaomi Mi 5 has better image stabilization than Apple's iPhone 6S flagships

Xiaomi Mi 5 Android flagship has better image stabilization than Apple's iPhone 6 family
Xiaomi Mi 5
The new Chinese flagship has left behind its Apple-made counterparts in a 4-axis OIS shake it off challenge, showing amazing photo capabilities.
Codrut Nistor,

The long-awaited Xiaomi Mi 5 has just been unveiled at MWC 2016 in Barcelona, after spending a few months in the rumor mill. Unfortunately for the Chinese company, their South Korean competition also revealed a few attractive flagships, including the LG G5 and the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. While multiple reviews claim the Mi 5 has a disappointing display, it looks like this handset makes up for that by offering impressive photo performance.

Xiaomi Mi 5 has a "regular" design and an average display, but its main camera uses the high-end Sony IMX298 sensor, features Phase Detection Auto Focus, and its image stabilization capabilities clearly exceed those of the two iPhone 6S handsets currently on the market. The anti-shake camera test published earlier this week on YouTube leaves no room for doubt - Xiaomi Mi 5 is much better than the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus in this department.

Unfortunately, the image stabilization capabilities of the Xiaomi flagship were not tested against the LG G5 or the Galaxy S7 lineup yet. However, we will get back to it as soon as that happens, so stay tuned. 


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02-26 (Update: 2016-02-26)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.