The primary cameras of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra as well as the recent premium devices iPhone 13 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra have already been extensively in comparisons by Chinese bloggers.
So, according to reviews, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra’s big image sensor outperforms the sensors of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the iPhone 13 Pro Max in the majority of situations. When filming at night, the contrast is very obvious.
Huge Xiaomi 12S Ultra camera tested and compared with iPhone 13 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
The following images were taken with the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Recall that the 12S Ultra has a 6.73-inch, second-generation LTPO screen with a 2K resolution, superb picture quality, and energy-efficient features. Color depth is 10 bits, and brightness is 1500 cd/m2. With a sophisticated dynamic refresh rate range of 1Hz to 120Hz, the screen efficiently increases battery life.
Also, the 50 megapixel Sony IMX989 optical format 1 inch big image sensor is in use for the first time in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra smartphone. In comparison to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the sensor area is 172% larger, the light sensitivity is 76% higher, the camera speed is 32.5% higher, and the startup time is 11% faster. The Sony IMX989 sensor was jointly created by Xiaomi and Sony at a development cost of $15 million.
In addition, the telephoto module with 120x zoom (optical zoom 5x) and the wide-angle camera both have 48 megapixel resolutions. Also, the smartphone contains stereo speakers made by Harman Kardon.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra cameras specifications
- 50MP rear camera with 1″ Sony IMX989 sensor, f/1.9 aperture, 23mm focal length, OIS, LED flash; 48MP 1/2″ Sony IMX586 128° ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture; 48MP 1/2″ Sony IMX586 periscope telephoto camera with f/4.1 aperture,; 120mm equivalent focal length, OIS, 5x optical zoom, up to 120x digital zoom; Leica Summicron optics, Dolby Vision HDR video recording, 8K video recording
- 32MP RGBW front-facing camera