SonyIMX378 versus SonyIMX230 versus SonyIMX258 – Which is Best Camera Sensor?

Recently i have been raving on the Xiaomi Mi5s with it’s powerful 12 MP SonyIMX378 Camera Sensor. I think it is still one of the best camera sensor currently available, but how does it stack against the other camera lenses?

In this test, I used the three phones on my disposal. The Xiaomi Mi5s with the popular 12 MP SonyIMX378, LeTV Leeco Le 2 Max (21 MP SonyIMX230) and lastly the Midranger Xiaomi Redmi Pro with a Dual Camera Sensor, but on this test, I only used the main 13 MP SonyIMX258. The video below is quite long, so please stick with it. It tests, photo quality from good lighting, low light, and poor lighting performance. This also includes test on Video performance (4K) and 1080p comparison.

So how is the evolution of the Camera Lenses? Is the new SonyIMX379 all it’s hyped to be? Find out below.

You can get the Xiaomi Mi5s here ($299)

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  1. Thanks for this interesting comparison and not common work (but should be normal) . Very useful . But i think the sensor is a part of quality of the taken picture and the other an maybe most important part is the algorythm for processing images, noise reduction and so on. In this second criteria, Xiaomi and most of chinese martphone makers are cleaarly below Samsung . We can find almost same sensors on the market but the difference is in the processing algorythm for me. For daylight condition, unless the sensors is a shit, the difference between 2 sensors are not so large and could be acceptable but in artifcial light or low light the difference is HUGE. However, a martphone should let us take decent picture in every day life condition with minimum blur. Nowerdays, a smartphone replace our camera (personally, i have 1 DSLR and 1 compact camera and use them in planned events) and it let us take a shot in a right moment because it’s available in our pocket when needed .So smartphone camera quality is a strategic criteria for smartphone manufacturers if they want to gain ranking in the competition! To conclude, any DETAILED review about smartphone cameras is a valorous work and extremely useful for us, futur buyers.

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