The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro, launched in China on Tuesday, is the world’s best camera phone alongside the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, according to folks at DxOMark. Both the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro and Huawei Mate 30 Pro are tied at 121 points in DxOMark findings. Breaking things down further, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro gets 130 in stills and 102 in videos. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro, in comparison, gets 132 in stills and 100 in videos.
The Mi CC9 Pro is Xiaomi’s first mainstream phone with a 108MP camera. As for that primary 108MP camera, the Mi CC9 Pro packs Samsung’s 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX image sensor. Xiaomi is using a 7P lens in the vanilla Mi CC9 Pro while the maxed-out Premium edition gets 8P lens. DxOMark notes its findings are with regards to the Premium edition Mi CC9 Pro – but the vanilla Mi CC9 Pro may not be very far behind.
“The Xiaomi device delivers excellent results in just about every type of photographic situation. Outdoors, it has accurate exposures along with excellent detail preservation, and it manages noise well; however, there can be a pinkish color cast, and highlights are sometimes clipped. Other than that, white balance is generally accurate across the board, and the smartphone camera renders bokeh in a pleasing way. Indoor shots display a little more noise but are still high quality,” according to DxOMark.
The Mi CC9 Pro also comes with four more cameras – an 8MP telephoto camera for 5x optical, 10x hybrid and 50x digital zoom, a 12MP portrait or depth camera, a 20MP ultrawide angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera for close-ups. The Mi CC9 Pro also comes with two dual tone flash modules on the rear. Also, two of those rear cameras come with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) - this is for the main and telephoto cameras.
DxOMark seems pretty impressed with the Mi CC9 Pro’s video capturing capabilites. “Its Video score of 102 is the highest we’ve seen - edging out both the Google Pixel 4 and the Samsung Note 10+ 5G by a point,” says DxOMark.