Xiaomi shames iPhone by showing off new image stabilization tech


Mi 5’s new camera is a-Mi-zing. Photo: Xiaomi

Xiaomi’s brand new Mi 5 handset boasts a revolutionary new image stabilization technology, and there’s no better way to showcase that than by shaming the iPhone.

In the video below, Xiaomi pits the Mi 5 against the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in an optical image stabilization test — and makes them look downright disappointing.

The Mi 5 is the world’s first smartphone with 4-axis optical image stabilization. Coupled with a 16-megapixel camera sensor, it helps ensure that you get sharp images and smooth video even without steady hands. It can also help improve images taken in low light.

To prove just how good it is, Xiaomi produced the short video below, in which the Mi 5, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus are placed on some kind of shaking machine while recording video. As you’ll see, there’s one clear winner — and it doesn’t have an Apple logo.

Pretty impressive, right? But there’s one advantage the iPhone has — and it far outweighs image stabilization for most. Unlike the Mi 5, the iPhone 6s lineup is sold in the U.S. and other markets, so it’s easily accessible outside of China.