Camera Shootout: OnePlus X vs LeTV Le1S vs Xiaomi Mi4c


opx vs letv vs mi4c camera shootout

Over the past few days I have carried around the OnePlus X, LeTV Le1S and Xiaomi Mi4c to perform a camera shootout between these mid-range power houses. The results surprised me, but will they surprise you?

As soon as the OnePlus X was announced people around the world started to compare the mid-range OnePlus with other Chinese smartphones of a similar price. The Xiaomi Mi4c and the LeTV Le1s were the two favourites to take on the OPX with many people asking which of the 3 has the better camera performance? To get an answer to that question I’ve been carrying these three phones around all week taking shots during the day and night to see which is best. Check out my findings below.

OnePlus X vs LeTV Le1S vs Xiaomi Mi4c – Camera Specifications

Before we take a look at the photographs each phone is capable of capturing lets take a look at the camera hardware of each phone. The table below shows the camera hardware specifications for the rear cameras on the OnePlus X, LeTV Le1s and Xiaomi Mi4C.

OnePlus X LeTV Le1s Xiaomi Mi4C
Sensor 13 mega-pixel 13 mega-pixel 13 mega-pixel
Aperture F2.2 F2.0 F2.0
Other PDAF PDAF

OnePlus X vs LeTV Le1S vs Xiaomi Mi4c – My expectations

opx vs letv vs mi4c camera shootout

Having owned the Xiaomi Mi4c and OnePlus X for a few weeks I was fairly confident that these phones would perform well, but between the two I expected I really couldn’t be sure which would come out on top. The LeTV Le 1S arrived with me after the OPX, but having owned the LeTV Le 1, I was fairly confident that the Le1S would be capable of at least equal photography performance to the older model, if not better.

When all 3 phones were out in the field testing the cameras back to back I was pretty shocked by the results.

OnePlus X vs LeTV Le1S vs Xiaomi Mi4c – Day Photo Samples

The following photos were all shot within a few seconds of each other in bright sunny conditions. I have labeled each photo with the phone it was taken with, but you should find that they are listed in the following order: OnePlus X / LeTV Le1 / Xiaomi Mi4C.

OnePlus X vs LeTV Le1S vs Xiaomi Mi4c – Night Photo Samples

The night photos were all again taken back to back within a few seconds of each other. I used the automatic mode of each phone’s camera application and did not use the flash for any of the photos. Again the photos are labeled and follow the order: OnePlus X / LeTV Le1 / Xiaomi Mi4C.

OnePlus X vs LeTV Le1S vs Xiaomi Mi4c – Conclusion

opx vs letv vs mi4c camera shootout

I believe that like me many of you are really shocked by the outcome of this camera shootout. I went in to this photo challenge believing that each phone would be capable of fairly similar photo quality, but the results speak for themselves.

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In last place is the LeTV Le1S. This is a real surprise as the Le1 had such a capable camera and great optimisation. The LeTV Le1S really has difficult when there is a lot of light to deal with in daylight shots, but then again on the other hand it also struggles the most in low light situations. The performance of the LeTV’s camera was so bad I kept checking the lens wasn’t dirty!

The OnePlus X offers great camera performance in all conditions. In daylight the OnePlus X does a great job of picking out colours and in particular the deep blue colour of the sky. The OPX also handles low light photography well too. One issue on the OnePlus X is details, taking a closer look at foliage gives an oil painting effect. This isn’t an issues unless you tend to blow your images up very big.

The Xiaomi Mi4C is the real shock of the test. I knew it was a great camera , but I really didn’t expect the Xiaomi to come out on top. In daylight tests I find the Xiaomi Mi4C handles shadows better than the OPX, and in night test the sensor can handle lower light situations better than the other phones.

So those are our results of the camera shoot out and in our opinion the Xiaomi Mi4C comes out on top, the OnePlus X a close 2nd and the LeTV Le1S lags behind in 3rd. Are you surprised by our findings? Let us know what you think of these photos samples and results in the comments below.

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130 Comments

  1. tauerman
    November 16, 2015

    First!
    (yeah childish)

  2. tauerman
    November 16, 2015

    Is aperture bigger or smaler better?
    Is F2.0 or F2.2 better?

    • November 16, 2015

      On paper F2.0 should be better, but there is a little more to it than that these days. As you can see the OPX out performed the Letv, although on paper the LETV should be better due to the larger aperture and PDAF.

      • tauerman
        November 16, 2015

        In daylight I like the OPX the most, in night I like the camera of the Mi4C the most.

        So from a camera point you should better get a Le1 instead of a Le1s right now (if thewy can’t fix that via software).

      • Steve B
        November 16, 2015

        Letv looks like it’s missing some quality lens coating.

      • Stiven
        November 16, 2015

        Can you please do comparison for letv x500 vs x600? to see which is one better.

        • Klaus
          November 16, 2015

          Think it’s no point of doing that at the moment, the x600 will beat its big brother x500 easily. When and if they get the firmware sorted out for x500 (Le 1s) it would be interesting.

      • Klaus
        November 16, 2015

        Andi, heard that the last updates for the LeTV Le1s is causing the bad preformance. Have you any information regarding this? On the Chinese LeTV forum camera and battery seems to be a problem on the current firmware. I experience both problems on my device.

        • November 16, 2015

          I just got the update this morning, will let you know while I use it

          • Klaus
            November 16, 2015

            which version is it? I have the firmware released 10th november 2015 (2015-11-10)

            • November 16, 2015

              yep, the same but it only showed up for me this morning

            • Klaus
              November 16, 2015

              Alright, yep this update was available for my directly when I got my phone from shop.gizchina last Friday, but as I said battery/camera performance is really bad (at least on this version) so I don’t think you will see an improvement. How has the battery been for you on standby? “Android OS” eats more battery then the screen on my device..

            • Manu
              November 16, 2015

              heyho i have the same issue with the newest update (eui 5.07 i believe) on the One Pro usually the battery is 1,5 days of normal use atm. its about 0,75 days (xD) of normal use hope the next update will roll out soon 😉

            • Klaus
              November 16, 2015

              Thanks!

            • Klaus
              November 16, 2015

              Interesting, thanks for the info! 🙂

            • Klaus
              November 16, 2015

              Hope the will sort things out, I bought the Le 1s since Le 1 got so good reviews here at gizchina..

            • November 16, 2015

              So far the Le1 is my choice between the two

            • Charlles Costa
              November 18, 2015

              Do you think it is better than the Meizu Metal? I’m buying one of them. Selling my Nexus 5X which was a great disappointment.

            • Charlles Costa
              November 16, 2015

              Hi there, Are you using the LeTV Le 1s? I’m thinking of buying this phone but not sure because I saw on the Antutu benchmarks there is more gyro nor gyroscope sensors in this phone. Could you confirm it for if there is any? I’m asking that because I use Google Maps a lot and gps, without I won’t buy this phone. Thanks

            • Klaus
              November 16, 2015

              I’m not sure about this, but I’ve used google maps once for navigation with my car since I got the phone and that worked great.

            • Charlles Costa
              November 18, 2015

              Hallo Klaus, wie geht’s dich? Could you please text your LeTV 1s with sensor box? It’s free from Google Play Store. I need to be sure this device has this sensor. Viele dank!

            • Klaus
              November 19, 2015

              Hope this helps 🙂

            • Charlles Costa
              November 19, 2015

              Hallo, ja, das hilft sehr. danke für die Hille. Now I may buy this device. I’m deciding between this and the Meizu Metal.

            • Klaus
              November 20, 2015

              Glad it helped! And btw, I’m not a German just cause of my name.. 😛 I just happen to have a mum that theach German.. 🙂 I’m from Finland.

            • Charlles Costa
              November 20, 2015

              Voi ei, anteeksi. Ehkä olisi parempi jos oli kirjoitettu Englanniksi.

        • Ismit
          November 16, 2015

          Can you please share link for chinese forum

      • KatieC
        November 25, 2015

        Hello, Andi. I’m a camera person and I’m quite torn between the Mi4c and the Mi Note. I’ve read both of your articles about these two. Do you think I should go for the Mi4c because it’s newer, or is the Mi Note still the better choice? Thanks.

    • Steve B
      November 16, 2015

      If it’s not a high quality lens then F2.2 is usually ‘safer’. The faster the lens; F2.0, F1.8, the better the lens needs to be to get the results. You can’t adjust a phone camera aperture size like you can a proper lens, so you rely on the aperture having quality glass within it’s entire field of view. The edges of traditional lens tend to weaker than the centre, so even the best lens need stopping down (from say F1.4 to F1.8 or more) to improve sharpness (and also increase depth of field).

      • ruudjo
        November 16, 2015

        Hi Steve, I agree with you that a smaller aperture is not necessarily better. What I miss in camera discussions is the quality of glass that the manufacturer is using. The discussion is only about sensor and aperture. Perhaps it would be nice if we could adjust the phone camera aperture size, software like. Then we could see which camera with a given aperture produces good pictures.

        • Steve B
          November 16, 2015

          Certainly the lens is often the unknown or forgotten element in camera phones. Nokia has their Zeiss lenses and I’m a big fan of the Largan M8 sapphire lens on the Iuni U2 and Gionee E7 (neither of which were followed up), but apart from that the most we get is a 5p or 6p lens, blue glass filter, if we’re lucky and it’s true, often it’s not. The lens on the Vivo Xshot must be very good to distinguish it from the plethora of other IMX214 equipped, but largely disappointing models. Maybe that is also a decent Largan lens, I don’t know. 7 years ago Motorola brought out the Zine ZN5 in conjunction with kodak, from memory it used some sort of controllable bubble as a lens, the images it produced still aren’t beaten by the majority of phones today. We seem to go backwards in some respects whilst zooming forward in others.

          Some sort of digital aperture would be great, perhaps a transparent layer using e-ink, if they could get a lens that then had an effective range from f1.6-F2.4 say, that could be really useful.

          The dual camera setup on the new mid and top spec Qiku phones looks interesting, the first sensor a new 1/3.06″ IMX278 and the second a IMX214 of MONO type. The idea here is that the two should allow for some great low-light photography. I’ve yet to see the results though as the phones haven’t had much exposure outside China.

    • balcobomber25
      November 16, 2015

      In theory the lower the number the better. The lower the number the more light the lens can capture. Sensors on smartphones are so small they need as much light as possible to operate. But all of these components work in conjunction with each other as Steve B points out.

  3. Young
    November 16, 2015

    Xiaomi mi 4c

  4. Steve B
    November 16, 2015

    Surely we now need an Letv 1 vs 1s comparison, whilst stocks last.

  5. Lars
    November 16, 2015

    Mi4c is the clear winner imo, OPX comes in second and way behind that the Le 1s. OPX looks a little oversaturated though and the Le 1s looks too washed out.

  6. VMortens
    November 16, 2015

    Wooow. I really like the way Mi4c performs in low light. It turns out to be a great phone.
    I sitll don’t like the Type-C connector and no SD slot (not a biggy with 32GBm but Mi4i had it!). I really am getting tired of 5,5in size of my Elife E7 and this Mi4c looks like something I’ve been waiting for.

  7. tauerman
    November 16, 2015

    First!
    (yeah childish)

  8. tauerman
    November 16, 2015

    Is aperture bigger or smaler better?
    Is F2.0 or F2.2 better?

    • Andi Sykes
      November 16, 2015

      On paper F2.0 should be better, but there is a little more to it than that these days. As you can see the OPX out performed the Letv, although on paper the LETV should be better due to the larger aperture and PDAF.

    • tauerman
      November 16, 2015

      In daylight I like the OPX the most, in night I like the camera of the Mi4C the most.

      So from a camera point you should better get a Le1 instead of a Le1s right now (if thewy can’t fix that via software).

    • Steve B
      November 16, 2015

      Letv looks like it’s missing some quality lens coating.

    • Stiven
      November 16, 2015

      Can you please do comparison for letv x500 vs x600? to see which is one better.

    • Guest
      November 16, 2015

      Andi, heard that the last updates for the LeTV Le1s is causing the bad preformance. Have you any information regarding this? On the Chinese LeTV forum camera and battery seems to be a problem on the current firmware. I experience both problems on my device.

    • Steve B
      November 16, 2015

      If it’s not a high quality lens then F2.2 is usually ‘safer’. The faster the lens; F2.0, F1.8, the better the lens needs to be to get the results. You can’t adjust a phone camera aperture size like you can a proper lens, so you rely on the aperture having quality glass within it’s entire field of view. The edges of traditional lens tend to weaker than the centre, so even the best lens need stopping down (from say F1.4 to F1.8 or more) to improve sharpness (and also increase depth of field).

    • Andi Sykes
      November 16, 2015

      I just got the update this morning, will let you know while I use it

    • Guest
      November 16, 2015

      which version is it? I have the firmware released 10th november 2015 (2015-11-10)

    • Andi Sykes
      November 16, 2015

      yep, the same but it only showed up for me this morning

    • balcobomber25
      November 16, 2015

      In theory the lower the number the better. The lower the number the more light the lens can capture. Sensors on smartphones are so small they need as much light as possible to operate. But all of these components work in conjunction with each other as Steve B points out.

    • Guest
      November 16, 2015

      Alright, yep this update was available for my directly when I got my phone from shop.gizchina last Friday, but as I said battery/camera performance is really bad (at least on this version) so I don’t think you will see an improvement. How has the battery been for you on standby? “Android OS” eats more battery then the screen on my device..

    • Guest
      November 16, 2015

      Hope the will sort things out, I bought the Le 1s since Le 1 got so good reviews here at gizchina..

    • Guest
      November 16, 2015

      Can you please share link for chinese forum

    • Andi Sykes
      November 16, 2015

      So far the Le1 is my choice between the two

    • Frozzem
      November 16, 2015

      heyho i have the same issue with the newest update (eui 5.07 i believe) on the One Pro usually the battery is 1,5 days of normal use atm. its about 0,75 days (xD) of normal use hope the next update will roll out soon 😉

    • Guest
      November 16, 2015

      Interesting, thanks for the info! 🙂

    • Guest
      November 16, 2015

      Thanks!

    • Guest
      November 16, 2015

      Think it’s no point of doing that at the moment, the x600 will beat its big brother x500 easily. When and if they get the firmware sorted out for x500 (Le 1s) it would be interesting.

    • Charlles Costa
      November 16, 2015

      Hi there, Are you using the LeTV Le 1s? I’m thinking of buying this phone but not sure because I saw on the Antutu benchmarks there is more gyro nor gyroscope sensors in this phone. Could you confirm it for if there is any? I’m asking that because I use Google Maps a lot and gps, without I won’t buy this phone. Thanks

    • Guest
      November 16, 2015

      I’m not sure about this, but I’ve used google maps once for navigation with my car since I got the phone and that worked great.

    • ruudjo
      November 16, 2015

      Hi Steve, I agree with you that a smaller aperture is not necessarily better. What I miss in camera discussions is the quality of glass that the manufacturer is using. The discussion is only about sensor and aperture. Perhaps it would be nice if we could adjust the phone camera aperture size, software like. Then we could see which camera with a given aperture produces good pictures.

    • Steve B
      November 16, 2015

      Certainly the lens is often the unknown or forgotten element in camera phones. Nokia has their Zeiss lenses and I’m a big fan of the Largan M8 sapphire lens on the Iuni U2 and Gionee E7 (neither of which were followed up), but apart from that the most we get is a 5p or 6p lens, blue glass filter, if we’re lucky and it’s true, often it’s not. The lens on the Vivo Xshot must be very good to distinguish it from the plethora of other IMX214 equipped, but largely disappointing models. Maybe that is also a decent Largan lens, I don’t know. 7 years ago Motorola brought out the Zine ZN5 in conjunction with kodak, from memory it used some sort of controllable bubble as a lens, the images it produced still aren’t beaten by the majority of phones today. We seem to go backwards in some respects whilst zooming forward in others.

      Some sort of digital aperture would be great, perhaps a transparent layer using e-ink, if they could get a lens that then had an effective range from f1.6-F2.4 say, that could be really useful.

      The dual camera setup on the new mid and top spec Qiku phones looks interesting, the first sensor a new 1/3.06″ IMX278 and the second a IMX214 of MONO type. The idea here is that the two should allow for some great low-light photography. I’ve yet to see the results though as the phones haven’t had much exposure outside China.

    • Charlles Costa
      November 18, 2015

      Hallo Klaus, wie geht’s dich? Could you please text your LeTV 1s with sensor box? It’s free from Google Play Store. I need to be sure this device has this sensor. Viele dank!

    • Charlles Costa
      November 18, 2015

      Do you think it is better than the Meizu Metal? I’m buying one of them. Selling my Nexus 5X which was a great disappointment.

    • Guest
      November 19, 2015

      Hope this helps 🙂

    • Charlles Costa
      November 19, 2015

      Hallo, ja, das hilft sehr. danke für die Hille. Now I may buy this device. I’m deciding between this and the Meizu Metal.

    • Guest
      November 20, 2015

      Glad it helped! And btw, I’m not a German just cause of my name.. 😛 I just happen to have a mum that theach German.. 🙂 I’m from Finland.

    • Charlles Costa
      November 20, 2015

      Voi ei, anteeksi. Ehkä olisi parempi jos oli kirjoitettu Englanniksi.

    • KatieC
      November 25, 2015

      Hello, Andi. I’m a camera person and I’m quite torn between the Mi4c and the Mi Note. I’ve read both of your articles about these two. Do you think I should go for the Mi4c because it’s newer, or is the Mi Note still the better choice? Thanks.

  9. Young
    November 16, 2015

    Xiaomi mi 4c

  10. Steve B
    November 16, 2015

    Surely we now need an Letv 1 vs 1s comparison, whilst stocks last.

  11. Raul
    November 16, 2015

    really disappointed in LeTV’s performance

  12. Hiwyx
    November 16, 2015

    I disagree that OPX is better than LeTV. The pictures are a lot more Noisy and don’t look good at all at 100% détails.
    But I agree that mi4c is far ahead of all of them. Quite impressive actually. Would be great to have this kind of test including the best camera phones out there (Samsung Galaxy and iPhone) to compare.

  13. Burs
    November 16, 2015

    Give 1S one or two more updates, and camera firmware will be optimized. Letv releases weekly updates, so I have no doubts they will improve camera performance. For me, it’s more important that design and quality are without “bugs”, and software can be updated later.

  14. MaxPower
    November 16, 2015

    Not surprised by how good the xiaomi camera is.

    Kinda little bummed by LeTV, it looks like it’s a focus issue though.
    I wonder if they can fix it through suggested software updates.

    • Faisal Shaharyar
      November 16, 2015

      thats great but which camera sensor is used by Mi4c, is it omnivision or IMX 214
      because OPX uses Isocell by samsung.

      • MaxPower
        November 16, 2015

        it could be either a Sony IMX214 or a Samsung sonsor.

        due to a limited stock of Sony sensors many manufacturers (Xiaomi, Samsung…) have opted on releasing their phones that could have one or the other sensor.

        On Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note you can run a ISSD code that will tell you which sensor you’re using.

        that code doesn’t work on Xiaomi phones and unfortunately i don’t know any other method than tear the phone apart.

        unfortunately all linux shell commands don’t give you such information.

        but this is not an issue since both sensor are comparable.
        the good of xiaomi pictures is the camera module and software.

        • Lasse K
          November 17, 2015

          Dont know if this works, on redmi note 2 you should type this in the dialer *#*#6484#*#*, and select software version, and the the drivers used is hightlighted in red.

      • Lasse K
        November 16, 2015

        The mi4c uses either a Sony imx258 or Samsung isocell S5K3M2, and op should be an omnivision, and I think that letv is the S5K3M2 to. The Samsung sensor is also used in the redmi note 2, with a f2.2 lens

      • slartiblart
        November 16, 2015

        SONY IMX 258 and another is Samsung S5K3M2

  15. Lars
    November 16, 2015

    Mi4c is the clear winner imo, OPX comes in second and way behind that the Le 1s. OPX looks a little oversaturated though and the Le 1s looks too washed out.

  16. VMortens
    November 16, 2015

    Wooow. I really like the way Mi4c performs in low light. It turns out to be a great phone.
    I sitll don’t like the Type-C connector and no SD slot (not a biggy with 32GBm but Mi4i had it!). I really am getting tired of 5,5in size of my Elife E7 and this Mi4c looks like something I’ve been waiting for.

  17. Crsg
    November 16, 2015

    “The performance of the LeTV’s camera was so bad I kept checking the lens wasn’t dirty!”
    I wanted to post a comment about how the LeTV’s cam must’ve been dirty :p but in that case the ugly lens flares must be because of poor optical design, and no software update is going to fix that! Too bad that they’re already cutting corners just so they can save some cash on their second series of phones.
    On the other hand, the xiaomi does look good! Just check these colors in the night shots, so nicely saturated!

  18. Raul
    November 16, 2015

    really disappointed in LeTV’s performance

  19. Guaire
    November 16, 2015

    Sorry but this is meaningless for the people who looking for a ~1000 yuan phablet.

  20. Guest
    November 16, 2015

    I disagree that OPX is better than LeTV. The pictures are a lot more Noisy and don’t look good at all at 100% détails.
    But I agree that mi4c is far ahead of all of them. Quite impressive actually. Would be great to have this kind of test including the best camera phones out there (Samsung Galaxy and iPhone) to compare.

  21. Burs
    November 16, 2015

    Give 1S one or two more updates, and camera firmware will be optimized. Letv releases weekly updates, so I have no doubts they will improve camera performance. For me, it’s more important that design and quality are without “bugs”, and software can be updated later. Moreover, as Faisal says, OPX also uses Samsung’s Isocell camera, so Letv just need to tweak some parameters in order to give better shots.

  22. MaxPower
    November 16, 2015

    Not surprised by how good the xiaomi camera is.

    Kinda little bummed by LeTV, it looks like it’s a focus issue though.
    I wonder if they can fix it through suggested software updates.

    • Faisal Shaharyar
      November 16, 2015

      thats great but which camera sensor is used by Mi4c, is it omnivision or IMX 214
      because OPX uses Isocell by samsung.

    • MaxPower
      November 16, 2015

      it could be either a Sony IMX258 or a Samsung sonsor.

      due to a limited stock of Sony sensors many manufacturers (Xiaomi, Samsung…) have opted on releasing their phones that could have one or the other sensor.

      On Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note you can run a ISSD code that will tell you which sensor you’re using.

      that code doesn’t work on Xiaomi phones and unfortunately i don’t know any other method than tear the phone apart.

      unfortunately all linux shell commands don’t give you such information.

      but this is not an issue since both sensor are comparable.
      the good of xiaomi pictures is the camera module and software.

      edit:corrected the sony sensor

    • Guest
      November 16, 2015

      The mi4c uses either a Sony imx258 or Samsung isocell S5K3M2, and op should be an omnivision, and I think that letv is the S5K3M2 to. The Samsung sensor is also used in the redmi note 2, with a f2.2 lens

    • slartiblart
      November 16, 2015

      SONY IMX 258 and another is Samsung S5K3M2

    • Guest
      November 17, 2015

      Dont know if this works, on redmi note 2 you should type this in the dialer *#*#6484#*#*, and select software version, and the the drivers used is hightlighted in red.

  23. tauerman
    November 16, 2015

    Steve B MaxPower Seems that Le1S uses a Samsung Isocell sensor with back illumination technology or something like that:
    光线的好坏往往会影响照片的成像质量,我们在制作手机摄像头的时候也考虑到这一点。在乐1s上选用了三星1300万像素背照式摄像头,

    同时搭载了先进的ISO CELL深槽隔离技术,通过尽可能吸收每一束光线来保证成像的清晰,并改善传统技术像素之间的串光问题,

    尽力还原照片的真实色彩。同时搭载了F2.0大光圈和高显飞利浦闪光灯,即便在暗光条件下,也能轻松拍出光感平衡的照片。

    Taken from here: http://www.lemall.com/le_1s/function.html
    Translates to:

    The quality of light tends to affect the image quality of the image, we also take into account when making mobile phone camera it. 1s on the music chosen Samsung 13 million pixel back-illuminated camera,
    While carrying the advanced ISO CELL deep trench isolation technique, each beam of light absorption by as much as possible to ensure a clear image, and improve crosstalk problems of the conventional technology between pixels,
    Try to restore the true color of the photo. Also equipped with a large F2.0 aperture and high color Philips flash, even in low-light conditions, but also a sense of balance can easily shoot light photos.

  24. Guest
    November 16, 2015

    “The performance of the LeTV’s camera was so bad I kept checking the lens wasn’t dirty!”
    I wanted to post a comment about how the LeTV’s cam must’ve been dirty :p but in that case the ugly lens flares must be because of poor optical design, and no software update is going to fix that! Too bad that they’re already cutting corners just so they can save some cash on their second series of phones.
    On the other hand, the xiaomi does look good! Just check these colors in the night shots, so nicely saturated!

  25. Guaire
    November 16, 2015

    Sorry but this is meaningless for the people who looking for a ~1000 yuan phablet.

  26. inquirercet
    November 16, 2015

    andi, will you be releasing a comparison on other aspects of the phones? like performance, battery life, ROM optimization and wifi/GPS strength? i really want to replace my BT2 and such an article would really help. thank you for this article though. 🙂

  27. tauerman
    November 16, 2015

    @Steve B
    @MaxPower
    Seems that Le1S uses a Samsung Isocell sensor with back illumination technology or something like that:
    光线的好坏往往会影响照片的成像质量,我们在制作手机摄像头的时候也考虑到这一点。在乐1s上选用了三星1300万像素背照式摄像头,

    同时搭载了先进的ISO CELL深槽隔离技术,通过尽可能吸收每一束光线来保证成像的清晰,并改善传统技术像素之间的串光问题,

    尽力还原照片的真实色彩。同时搭载了F2.0大光圈和高显飞利浦闪光灯,即便在暗光条件下,也能轻松拍出光感平衡的照片。

    Taken from here: http://www.lemall.com/le_1s/function.html
    Translates to:

    The quality of light tends to affect the image quality of the image, we also take into account when making mobile phone camera it. 1s on the music chosen Samsung 13 million pixel back-illuminated camera,
    While carrying the advanced ISO CELL deep trench isolation technique, each beam of light absorption by as much as possible to ensure a clear image, and improve crosstalk problems of the conventional technology between pixels,
    Try to restore the true color of the photo. Also equipped with a large F2.0 aperture and high color Philips flash, even in low-light conditions, but also a sense of balance can easily shoot light photos.

  28. inquirercet
    November 17, 2015

    andi, will you be releasing a comparison on other aspects of the phones? like performance, battery life, ROM optimization, benchmarks and wifi/GPS strength? i really want to replace my BT2 and such an article would really help. thank you for this article though. 🙂

    PS – what version of Mi4c were you using? 2gb or 3gb RAM?

  29. Aeonia
    November 17, 2015

    True…frankly am impressed with the Xiaomi’s camera in low light..

  30. Sain H
    November 17, 2015

    A bit disappointed by that result i like letv since andi review the x600 hope this is just a laxk of optimization

  31. Boni M.
    November 17, 2015

    True…frankly am impressed with the Xiaomi’s camera in low light..

  32. Sain H
    November 17, 2015

    A bit disappointed by that result i like letv since andi review the x600 hope this is just a laxk of optimization

  33. Klaus
    November 18, 2015

    New update on the way that will fix some camera (and other) problems:

    https://translate.google.fi/translate?hl=sv&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fbbs.letv.com%2Fforum-1202-1.html

  34. vizslahal
    November 18, 2015

    Is it true that the 2gb MI4c has the samsung sensor and the 3gb version has the sony? Which version did you use?

  35. Guest
    November 18, 2015

    New update on the way that will fix some camera (and other) problems:

    https://translate.google.fi/translate?hl=sv&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fbbs.letv.com%2Fforum-1202-1.html

  36. vizslahal
    November 18, 2015

    Is it true that the 2gb MI4c has the samsung sensor and the 3gb version has the sony? Which version did you use?

  37. Ismit
    November 21, 2015

    New firmware letv 1s anyone tested camera ?

    • Klaus
      November 21, 2015

      seems better, but haven’t had time to test it that much.

    • TrelosEIsai
      November 21, 2015

      i heard the same thing that with the 8s rom phone reacts better. With the weekly updates i think the phone will be at its best in a few months

  38. Guest
    November 21, 2015

    New firmware letv 1s anyone tested camera ?

    • Guest
      November 21, 2015

      seems better, but haven’t had time to test it that much.

    • TrelosEIsai
      November 21, 2015

      i heard the same thing that with the 8s rom phone reacts better. With the weekly updates i think the phone will be at its best in a few months

  39. tauerman
    November 21, 2015

    Weird that in this test the Mi4C has great quality at night, while on the other test by androidheadlines they criticize the bad night quality http://www.androidheadlines.com/2015/11/featured-review-xiaomi-mi-4c.html

    • RuR
      November 22, 2015

      The mi4c has 2 types of camera sensors: one from Sony and one from Samsung

      • Robby Akbar T
        February 20, 2016

        how to know which camera we got?

        • RuR
          February 20, 2016

          Maybe benchmarks will help you know?

  40. tauerman
    November 21, 2015

    Weird that in this test the Mi4C has great quality at night, while on the other test by androidheadlines they criticize the bad night quality http://www.androidheadlines.com/2015/11/featured-review-xiaomi-mi-4c.html

    • RuR
      November 22, 2015

      The mi4c has 2 types of camera sensors: one from Sony and one from Samsung

    • Robby Akbar T
      February 20, 2016

      how to know which camera we got?

    • RuR
      February 20, 2016

      Maybe benchmarks will help you know?

  41. Henry Haokip
    November 25, 2015

    Damn it. I was hoping Le 1s would top. It’s not up to the mark then

  42. Henry Haokip
    November 25, 2015

    Damn it. I was hoping Le 1s would top. It’s not up to the mark then

  43. Mister MyGIP
    December 23, 2015

    Китайцы активно их начали их продавать, а наши активно их покупают. Цены очень вкусные, от 165$. За данный аппарат – просто супер!
    http://mygip.ru/letv-1s/

  44. Mister MyGIP
    December 23, 2015

    Китайцы активно их начали их продавать, а наши активно их покупают. Цены очень вкусные, от 165$. За данный аппарат – просто супер!
    http://mygip.ru/letv-1s/

  45. Bastien.D
    December 28, 2015

    could you do the same test, but this time between the Xiaomi redmi note 3 and the Xiaomi Mi4c please ? wich one should win ? because I want to buy a new phone and don’t know wihch one I should take (to take pictures)
    thanks

  46. Guest
    December 28, 2015

    could you do the same test, but this time between the Xiaomi redmi note 3 and the Xiaomi Mi4c please ? wich one should win ? because I want to buy a new phone and don’t know wihch one I should take (to take pictures)
    thanks

  47. Danny
    April 30, 2016

    Wich camera is better Mi4c – Mi4s or is the same ?

  48. Guest
    April 30, 2016

    Wich camera is better Mi4c – Mi4s or is the same ?