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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.
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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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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02-26 (Update: 2016-02-26)