Cameras in smartphones have come a long way, especially in 2017, almost every brand has focussed on delivering at least one good camera smartphone. Dual cameras are no more an affair of flagship smartphones; Google proved that it doesn’t require dual cameras to become the best; LG introduced world’s first f/1.6 aperture smartphone; Sony introduced 960fps video recording smartphone sensor, etc. are some of the highlights of 2017.
With smartphone cameras getting better every day, famous camera benchmark testing agency, DxOMark also upped its game. When Google Pixel 2 lineup was announced, the entire week was touted to be a camera benchmark week. When the week started, DxOMark rated Apple iPhone 8 Plus as highest ever rated camera smartphone, which was soon replaced by Samsung Galaxy Note 8. And finally, at the launch event of Google Pixel 2, the search giant revealed a whopping score of 98. The Google Pixel 2 still retains the top spot.
For the first time, DxOMark reviewed a Xiaomi smartphone- Mi Note 3 and gave it a score of 90, with which it secures a place in the top 10 list. The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 was launched alongside Mi Mix 2 in September 2017 and features a similar camera setup as the flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 6.
The Mi Note 3 rocks two 12MP sensors at the back. The primary 12MP sensor has a f/1.8 aperture, and 4-axis optical image stabilisation, while the secondary 12MP sensor has a telephoto lens and f/2.6 aperture. The phone also has a 16MP AI-backed selfie shooter.
Speaking about the DxOMark score, the Mi Note 3 secured an overall score of 90. If we consider individual scores, the Mi Nte 3 got 94 for photo and 82 for video. With these scores, the smartphone surpassed Google Pixel on the list and even tied up with HTC U11 smartphone, which as back then touted as best camera smartphone.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 is one of the best mid-range smartphones available right now. However, Xiaomi did not launch the smartphone in India, and if you want to purchase a Mi Note 3, you can import it directly from China. The device is retailing for around Rs 22,000 for the 6GB/64GB storage variant, and Rs 28,000 for the 6GB/128GB variant.