Is A2 beating Poco F1?!! Pocophone F1 VS. Xiaomi Mi A2 Camera Blind Test/ Spec/ Review by Phone & Photo

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Do you also sometimes wonder whether a flagship phone really captures better photos than a cheaper phone? 

Does a higher-end CPU guarantee better camera performance? Is there any chance that a mid-range phone can beat a flagship phone and we can all happily save some bucks?

Well, from our limited experience, this has happened.

Tests speak louder than words.

Let's see if there's any miracle taking place between the F1 and the A2!

SPECIFICATIONS COMPARISON


Xiaomi Poco F1
Xiaomi Mi A2 
Resolution
1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio
1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio
Operating system
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Processor type
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Primary clock speed
Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
RAM
256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Main camera
12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor
12MP, SONY IMX486; 1.25μm, f/1.75, PDAF
20MP, SONY IMX376; 4-in-1 pixel binning technique, 2.0μm pixels, f/1.75, PDAF
Main camera features
AI dual rear cameras, Portrait mode with background blurring, Dual pixel autofocus, Single-tone flash, Low light enhancement, HDR imaging, Panorama mode, Burst mode, Face recognition, AI Beautify, AI dirt detection, AI dirt detection: detects 25 categories of objects and up to 206 different scenes, India specific scenes AI optimizations
Background blurring in portrait mode, Single color temperature flash, Light enhancement technology, HDR imaging technology, Panorama mode, Burst mode, Face recognition, AI Beautify 4.0, Group selfie
Selfie camera
20MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm, Super Pixel
20MP, SONY IMX376; 4-in-1 Super Pixel based on pixel binning, 2.0μm pixels; f/2.2
Selfie camera features
AI portrait mode, AI detection of 10 different scenes, Selfie timer, Face recognition

AI-powered semantic segmentation, AI-powered Beautify 4.0, HDR, 4500K soft-toned selfie light, Selfie timer, Face recognition, Group selfie
Video
4K video, 30 fps, 1080p, 30 fps, 720p, 30 fps, Slow motion video, 720p, 240fps; 1080p, 240fps, 960FPS Slow motion video recording, EIS for video shooting
4K (3840x2160) @30fps, 1080p (1920x1080 @30fps, 720p (1280x720) @30fps, 480p (720x480) @30fps, Slow motion video (720p @120fps);EIS for video recording

POCOPHONE F1 is a successful product from Xiaomi. It's embedded with a flagship CPU Snapdragon 845 and positioned within an affordable price range. POCO F1's backside comes equipped with an AI dual camera consisting of a 12MP (F1/1.9) primary camera with dual pixel phase detection autofocus and a 5MP depth sensor. Both rear and front cameras provide AI features, such as AI scene detection, AI portrait mode as well as AI beautify. Last but not least, it also supports India specific scenes AI optimizations. ( Envy Indian friends so much...Xiaomi favors Indian sisters and brothers 😙)

Xiaomi A2 deploys a 12MP primary rear camera with a SONY IMX486 sensor, 1.25μm pixels, large f/1.75 aperture, and PDAF. The secondary 20MP camera is equipped with a SONY IMX376 sensor,2.0μm pixels, f/1.75, and PDAF. The rear secondary 20MP and front 20MP camera both apply 4-in-1 pixel binning technique to improve the image performance.

In terms of camera specs, both phones have some very competitive features. Is it possible that the Xiaomi A2 beats the POCO F1? Let's check it out!


We, Phone & Photo, took pictures on the two phones by applying the same settings under the same conditions in different scenes (we try our best!). These blind tests allow you to compare the performance of both phone cameras without any hassle.

Blind tests and find your best camera phone! Let's start!



👉How to use the blind tests
Step 1: For each pair of images, vote for the one you prefer (A or B)
Step 2: Count the overall number of votes for A and B
Step 3: See which has the most votes and ~voila~ you have the right camera phone 👍



POCO F1 and Mi A2 CAMERA BLIND TEST

 Scene 1: Sky and buidling  

  • Xiaomi Poco F1:Ai auto
  • Xiaomi Mi A2auto
 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B
 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B




(Feel free to click any picture to check the EXIF )

 Scene 2 : Food 

  • Xiaomi Poco F1:Ai auto
  • Xiaomi Mi A2auto
 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B


 Scene 3: Color test  

 Test1: Natrual light 

  • Xiaomi Poco F1:Ai auto
  • Xiaomi Mi A2auto
 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B



 Test2: Indoor low light 

  • Xiaomi Poco F1:Ai auto
  • Xiaomi Mi A2auto
 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B

 Scene 4 : Backlight

  • Xiaomi Poco F1:Ai auto
  • Xiaomi Mi A2auto
 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B

 Scene 5 : Bokeh 

  • Xiaomi Poco F1:Portrait (unadjustable)
  • Xiaomi Mi A2:Portrait (unadjustable)
 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B
 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B

 Scene 6 : Night low light 

  • Xiaomi Poco F1:Ai auto
  • Xiaomi Mi A2auto
 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B
 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B

 Scene 7 : Beauty mode test_Main Camera 

  • Xiaomi Poco F1:Ai auto 
  • Xiaomi Mi A2auto 


Test1-1: Beauty_off

 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B

Test1-2: Beauty_Mid

 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B


Test1-3: Beauty_Max

 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B

Test2-1: Beauty_off

 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B


Test2-2: Beauty_mid

 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B

Test2-3: Beauty_max

 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B

 Scene 8 : Beauty mode test_Front Camera 

  • Xiaomi Poco F1:Ai auto 
  • Xiaomi Mi A2auto 

Test1-1: Beauty_off

 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B

Test1-2: Beauty_mid

 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B

Test1-3: Beauty_max

 
Left(Up): A / Right(Down): B

同場加映:Mi A2主鏡頭功能內有一個Night scene功能。下面提供用auto拍攝以及開啟Night scene拍攝的差異對比。
 
Left(Up): auto / Right(Down): Night scene


Do you prefer A or B?

Are you able to tell which phone was behind each letter? Feel free to have a guess and write down the answer in the comment before clicking the answer! 


👉Blind Test at Phone & Photo

Testing photos under controlled conditions in the lab.
Easily find your true love camera phone in just 1 min!

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