Xiaomi Mi 11: the camera does not surprise
The breakdown of the overall score shows the Mi 11’s score of 127 points for the photo, 59 points for the zoom, and 107 points for the video. Compared to the Mi 10T Pro which also has a triple-lens configuration with a 108 MP main sensor, the Mi 10T Pro 5G scored higher in the zoom with 61 points and in the video category with 110 points but has a photographic score overall less than 121 points.
According to the DxOMark review, the Mi 11 usually does correctly exposes the images but it seems that it tends to underexpose in some cases, which results in clear and annoying shadows. However, these are issues due to the phone’s fairly wide dynamic range.
DxOMark praises the highly detailed images of the main camera. Autofocus is not great compared to other flagships as it slows down in low light but is fast and accurate when there is a lot of light, artificial and natural. The ultrawide camera also does a good job, but some of the main drawbacks reported are the softness in the corners and the fringes of color.
The Mi 11 would have scored higher if it had a camera with a telephoto lens, but the Chinese company decided to opt for a 5 Mpx macro. The side effect of this is that you start to lose detail when you zoom in on a photo.
For portraits, the Mi 11 does a good job of separating the subject from the background, but the results can sometimes be inconsistent and artifacts often appear in images that cast the illusion of shallow depth of field.
The high-resolution main camera also helps the Mi 11 with its high video score. Noise levels are said to be “incredibly low” And there are many details when recording clips in 4K. Unfortunately, it suffers from a drop in color accuracy when recording in low light conditions.