Which camera is better Honor 7x or Xiaomi Mi A1?

The Honor 7X brings a lot of things that are new in the budget smartphone category. At a price tag of Rs. 12,999 the phone has a lot to offer as compared to the competitors like the Xiaomi Mi A1. The Honor 7X has a great design, an 18:9 FullView display and comes at a lower price with all that stuff.

Even with such aggressive pricing, the Honor 7X does not skimp on the features so it not only comes with a dual camera setup but also provides bokeh selfies without any dual camera setup on the front and this is all thanks to the software algorithms that process the image from the front camera on Honor 7X.

In this post, we will compare the camera features on the Honor 7X and the Xiaomi Mi A1 since both of these phones have a dual camera setup so it will be interesting to see which one wins the trophy in the camera battle. Let’s get started!

Primary Camera

Portrait Mode or Bokeh Effect

The whole purpose of having a dual camera setup on the phones nowadays is having better bokeh and depth of field effects in the phones. One camera is responsible to take the main image while the other camera has the task to capture the depth and this results in a photo that produces the bokeh effect which looks elegant.

With the dual camera setup on both Honor 7X and the Xiaomi Mi A1, let us see which one performs the best.

The Honor 7X has a dual camera setup that consists of a 16 MP (1/2.9″, 1.25 µm) sensor and a 2 MP sensor measuring depth. It also has phase detection autofocus which helps in faster autofocus times. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi A1 has a setup that consists of 12 MP (f/2.2, 26mm, 1.25 µm) and another 12 MP (f/2.6, 50mm, 1 µm). The Mi A1 also has phase detection autofocus.

The Bokeh shots taken on the Honor 7X produce better photos and even the camera takes less time to capture these images. There is very less distortion around the edges of the subject in the image from the images taken on the Honor 7X.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 also doesn’t perform so well in low light and the photos from Mi A1 have a lot of noise when taken in low light conditions.

Video Recording

When it comes to video recording the Honor 7X produces better results since the video isn’t shaky even with the absence of OIS or EIS but on the Xiaomi Mi A1, the video is quite shaky and you need really stable hands.

About the recording resolution, the Honor 7X can record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second from the primary camera while the Mi A1 can record 2160p videos but the 2160p videos only seem like a blown up version of 1080p videos so you lose a lot of details on the Xiaomi Mi A1.

Front Facing Camera

When it comes to taking selfies, the Honor 7X has a few gimmicks up its sleeves and it is a phone that can produce bokeh effect selfies even if there is no dual camera in the front. This is done by the image processing algorithms in the EMUI 5.1 which runs on the Honor 7X.

You can take really good-looking selfies on the Honor 7X as compared to the front facing camera on the Xiaomi Mi A1. The beauty mode on the Mi A1 is also a hit or miss since it overdoes the beautifications and makes the selfies look really bad if the beauty mode screws up. This doesn’t happen on the Honor 7X and you will get much better-looking selfies here.

All in all, the camera on the Honor 7X does its job really well and it is a surprise that a phone at a price tag of Rs. 12,999 is able to do this.