Clash Of The Flagship Cameras 2022: Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. Xiaomi 12S Ultra
Many factors determine the standards of a flagship smartphone, and camera prowess is one of them. Nowadays, mobile photography has become a convenient and reliable tool for content creation, with the biggest models on the market offering great shooting power, and brands know it, and they go all out to offer consumers the best they have to offer.
Phone camera comparison video by Bobby Tonelli.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultraarmed with Leica technology, makes it a strong opponent to challenge Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max. It features a 50.3MP f/1.9, 48MP f/4.1 periscope telephoto lens and a proprietary 8MP f/2.2 128º ultra-wide lens, while the latter sports a 48MP main camera, ultra-wide camera 12MP wide and a 12MP 3x telephoto.
But how do these numbers translate into actual performance? In a shootout between the two top models, we ran a front-facing camera and audio test, with the iPhone 14 Pro Max shooting at [email protected] and the Xiaomi 12S Ultra at [email protected] The rear camera and audio test, meanwhile, saw the former set to 4K and 24p, and the latter to 8K and 24p.
There are some distinctions between them – the iPhone 14 Pro Max offers great dynamic range and stabilization, while the 12S Ultra impresses with its lack of lens flare and shallow depth of field in low light situations. Apple’s latest device also produced punchier reds and more realism, with its Xiaomi counterpart showing rosier hues and more detailed images.
Check out the shock of the flagship cameras in the video above.
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