In order to truly understand both the cameras we first need to get the specifications out of the way moto G5 plus has dual camera system at the back it has RGB+ monochromefashion both have an aperture of f .0 as well as resolution of 13 megapixels such a combination would mean that the phone should give us better colour reproduction, better sharpness and detailing as well as improved low light performance now on to the MI A1 which has a dual camera setup at the back but one that in corporates two different focal lengths here again both the cameras have identical pixels of resolution but the wide angle lens has an aperture of f2.2 while telephoto lens offers 2X optical zoom and has an aperture of f2.6, For image quality itself we personally feel that camera phones that have different focal length cameras and in dual lens setup are a better option than an RGB+ monochrome option its worked well on smartphones such as Huawei P9 but smartphones such as the pixel and Galaxy S8 have shown that is possible to overcome the limits of a sensor and achieve better dynamic range, sharpnes, detailing and lowlight performance even without such a dual camera setup therefore different focal lengths are better and give you different perspectives such as the ultra wide secondary camera on the LG G 6 or the telephoto combination on the MI A1 can help you to take photos in better image quality
Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Moto G5s Plus Camera Comparison
It is important to note that we chose the evening time for these photos to show the best or worst of both worlds the sufficient light for the cameras to perform well if they can as well as exhibit their flaws if any the mix of natural light and artificial light in some scenes is difficult to master unless the color reproduction is on point, When you compare the shots taken-
With the Motorola G5s plus and the MI A1 you’ll notice that the MI A1 gets the color reproduction on point and has a moren atural tone saturation wise they are nearly identical but the colour tone itself is a bit more yellowish on the g5s plus noise control is more or less the same on the primary camera since the approach of values aren’t too different and the MI A1 only requires a slightly higher ISO value to manage a similarly expose photo which doesn’t cause as much issues,
In the above photo, the Moto G5s plus actually retains more detailing if you zoom into the image but noise performance isn’t too good in fact the MI A1 does very well even at high ISO such as 1600, The second shot was taken hand held at night with the MI 5X and is practically identical to the MI A1 since it has the same camera hardware and despite a one coming with stock Android even to has the MI camera app, The better colour reproduction also applies to the telephoto camera where the MI A1 does a better job at getting a red color than the g5S Plus , the Moto G5S Plus image is cleaner in terms of noise levels as a result while the MI A1 shows noise
The telephoto lens is not just good for taking portrait photos or photos with a blurred background but there may be instances where you can’t move any further to take the shot and the telephoto lens helps in that and also creates a natural lens bokeh which by itself does a fairly good job at blurring out the background, this in turn makes the need for software processing a bit lesser and resulting image looks more natural than the one that’s taken with a wide angle lens and a full blurring algorithm applied.
Take a look at these above two photos for example MI A1 nails blurring algorithm and gives beautiful natural looking bokeh while the g5S Plus blurs out the left portion of the red basket and also loses out on a lot of sharpness in fact the blurring algorithm isn’t too well defined and as a result the sharpness is lost even on areas where no blurring should be applied.
In this photo too, you can see how the MI A1 manage to capture lot more detail as well as an overall brighter image even under low light this is the issue with the G5s Plus while the MI A1 telephoto lens will produce noiser images under low light conditions it still isn’t too bad applying noise reduction can solve most of the problems and under well conditions you can take beautiful photos thanks to the good algorithm and natural lens bokeh, however the blurring algorithm on the G5s plus will still take unnatural pics regardless of the lighting condition because of the processing itself we can improve it and they should but not sure how much they can improve it, The front facing camera is definitely better on the G5s owing to the higher megapixel count as well as the HDR mode which remains unavailable for the front 5mega-pixel camera on the MI 5X at least for now the G5s even has a front LED flash in case you want to take selfies in lowlight situations, video recording wise as well both can take 4k videos at 30 fps but only the G5s+ can take videos with stabilization.
Motorola G5s plus is the better choice for video recording overall the choice might not be as simple as it sounds but may be best summarized in the following way if you want a smart phone that can take good photos with both the cameras and also have good portrait modes then the MI A1 is the better option of the tool however if your priority is for selfies and for better quality videos then the G5s plus will be your choice, please don’t forgetto hit the subscribe button and turn on notifications to get the latest updates from us thanks for watching this video see you again in the nextone