Mi Note 10 vs. Galaxy Note10+: Do you really need 108MP in a phone?

03 Jan 2020


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  • Anonymous

Panino Manino, 04 Jan 2020Zeiss still makes lenses for smartphones, at least for Nokia.Just branded name on the device , same way Nokia logo on it.
Otherwise phone would cost much more.
Do tou really think a $250 phone would have Zeiss lenses? Keep dreaming.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 03 Jan 2020A Quad Bayer 108 megapixel sensor doesn't have a noise adva... moreYou have zero knowledge of how Quad Bayer sensor works.
Let alone the Nona Bayer on Samsung.

You are stuck up with outdated knowledge about traditional sensors.
Samsung engineers know what they are doing.

  • Anonymous

"Of course you need a 108MP camera. You just don't need 108MP images".

This line should shut up all the haters of the upcoming HMX sensor to be used in Galaxy s20.

  • Anonymous

I don't need a 108mp camera. There's something called a DSLR. And neither do I feel the need of paying for an overpriced Galaxy device. Xiaomi is the obvious winner.

Anonymous, 03 Jan 2020Except Zeiss nor Leica make lenses for cellphones. Just So... moreZeiss still makes lenses for smartphones, at least for Nokia.

  • Anonymous

I bet the new Sony IMX686 will be better than these two.

  • Anonymous

Gsmarena, I would like to see a comparison in a very dark room or extreme darkness with iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 3a/4, Huawei P30 Pro/Mate 30 Pro and Note 10+. By the way, I noticed that Google's Night Sight can produce even brighter photos in extreme darkness, if one uses exposure compensation, that's nice. The iPhone 11 night mode doesn't offer exposure compensation

"Meanwhile the Galaxy's lower resolution, combined with Samsung-style sharpening has resulted in a 'made-up' rendition of the patterns."
"It's debatable whether fake color is better than fake patterns"

What are you talking about?
There's nothing "fake" about that, it's just a old and well known limitation in the resolving resolution and sensor design.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 03 Jan 2020A camera doesn't necessarily need a large sensor in order t... moreI have to add that I wanted to say Note 10+ (Samsung).
Furthermore I want to add that Xiaomi's camera has a wider field of view, which means that the amount of captured light distributes over a larger field of view. So when you are interested in the noise of distant objects (which have the same angle of view for both cameras), an f/1.1 lens (not f/1.0) with the field of view of the Note 10+ would capture the same amount of light per time from distant objects. Then in extreme darkness the noise might be even better due to the lower megapixel count of Samsung's sensor.

  • Lololos

Mi note 10 is here clearly a winner for me. I love detail on Photos.

  • Anonymous

liy88, 03 Jan 2020conclution samsung note 10 1.wider HDR then xiaomi xiao... moreTrue bokeh?

There is no true bokeh on phones. True bokeh is physical, not digital.
Mi Note 10 Pro would need at least same sensor behind 50 mm f0.5 lens for real bokeh.

Even worse on note 10+ that 1/3.4" paired with 52mm f2.4 is like FF + f20.






conclution
samsung note 10
1.wider HDR then xiaomi
xiaomi note 10
1.better details
2.low noise day and night shots
3.true bokeh photos
Winner mi note 10.

  • Anonymous

sohail shafayat, 03 Jan 2020I really don't need a 108MP camera on a smartphone. I just ... moreExcept Zeiss nor Leica make lenses for cellphones.
Just Sony for few of their own phones. The G lenses.



  • Anonymous

There is a italian guy on twitter (he said xperia 2 was not going to be name of last IFA device and also that s11 is not name of upcoming Galaxy S) says you should not expect s20 to do better than s10. That ppl will be disappointed.

  • Anonymous

Not that easy to compare.

1) Different companies use different processing.
2) better cpu help to have better processing.

People ahould not compare photos taken with : different focal length, different sensor size, different setting and jpeg ...

  • Anonymous

A camera doesn't necessarily need a large sensor in order to capture the same amount of light per time. Theoretically the sensor of the Note 10 would capture the same amount of light per time, if the Note 10 had an f/1.0 lens.

  • Anonymous

A Quad Bayer 108 megapixel sensor doesn't have a noise advantage over a 27 megapixel sensor of the same size. The only advantage could be the Quad Bayer HDR mode, but it's not clear whether this HDR is better than Apple's or Samsung's HDR.

Nick.B, 03 Jan 2020Bigger is begger. End of story :)better

Bigger is begger. End of story :)

We established the ~60% cheaper xiaomi has better camera performance then the all mighty samsung. Just prooving samsung has taken the Apple way.. which is little to no updates in every years new model lineup, but higher pricetag, harder advertising and other methods but not innovation (what we want). Or if they do innovation they will be banned as Huawei were banned as been too better than others (mainly apple), and respectively were banned and done huge harm to them. No company wants that.