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When buying a mobile phone, many users think of the camera and its functions first. For this, DxoMark is the best place to visit and learn how your preferred smartphone behaves. But not everything is as clear as you think. For instance, in this platform, the iPhone has an average ranking. But we know that in real life, this handset performs quite well.
To know whether this is true, we decided to apply our friends at toutiao. They conducted a comparison between three models of the Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. Among them, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra once became the leader at DxOMark. The performance of the iPhone 13 Pro Max is said to be enhanced a lot, and the Mi 12 Pro uses a brand-new Sony IMX707 sensor. Thus, we are dealing with genuine cameraphones that are capable to beat any rival.
The first set of camera samples
The subject of this group of photos is a building. We can see that the Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra have obvious differences in color performance in the same light environment. The buildings captured by the Mi 12 Pro and the Mi 11 Ultra are all blue-gray on the surface. In fact, in these shooting conditions, these two perform identically.
However, the buildings photographed by the iPhone 13 Pro Max are somewhat yellowish, and the color effect is different from that of Mi 12 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. In addition, the yellow lines on the ground taken by the Mi 11 Ultra are brighter than the Mi 12 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The second set of camera samples
The second set of photos focuses on an environment where the surrounding lights are slightly weaker, and there are many light sources on the building.
The difference is obvious.
The photos taken by the iPhone 13 Pro Max are generally yellowish. Especially the yellow on the surface of the building is more obvious. Its control of the light source exposure is obviously not as good as that of the Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.
The third set of camera samples
The third set of photos was still taken in an environment with insufficient light. The iPhone 13 Pro Max photo shows a yellowish building surface. Also, the color of the sky was gray due to the yellowish color. The yellow and blue were mixed and changed the true color. The photos taken by the Mi 12 Pro are brighter than the photos of the Mi 11 Ultra. Both phones control the light source exposure well.
The fourth set of camera samples
The fourth set compares photos taken at night after zooming. The difference between the Xiaomi mi 12 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is very obvious.
The best performer should be the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. The posters on the wall shot after zooming are still clearly visible. The photos taken by the Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max are relatively blurry, but the performance of the iPhone 13 Pro Max is better than that of the Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro.
The fifth set of camera samples
The last group of photos was taken at night. In the photos taken by the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The green grass on the ground was pitch black, and the details of the grass could not be recognized basically. The grass effect taken by the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the best. The roughness on the grass is well recorded. The effect of the Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro is good, and the details of the ground can basically be seen clearly.
After this comparison, we can say that the best performer is the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, followed by the Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro, and the bottom performer is the iPhone 13 Pro Max.