Meizu and Xiaomi has always been close rivals. I agree that Xiaomi has managed to grow into a much bigger company as compared to its early rival, but that still doesn’t change the fact its smartphones in the budget and the mid-range segments have always got a tough competition from Meizu.
This year, it’s no different, with the Meizu M6s taking on the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in the sub 1000 Yuan (<$160) market. We know that both the phones are pretty solid contenders in the price segment, offering great value for money. But there’s always one thing that buyers want to know: Which smartphone has a better camera? This is exactly what we try to answer in this Meizu M6S vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus camera comparison. We have taken similar samples from both the phones so that its easy to compare which model has captured the best sample in that particular situation.
So, without wasting any more time, let’s directly move on to the Meizu M6S vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus camera shootout!
On first glance, the Redmi 5 Plus seems to take better images. The major reason for this is because of its saturated photos. Colors pop out nicely in the Redmi 5 Plus samples which makes the images stand out, better than the Meizu M6S. However, there’s a catch — color accuracy. Colors on the samples are highly inaccurate. For example, red looks like its pink and then there are other cases too where colors look much different than in real life. It’s quite evident because the Meizu M6S’ samples are much more color accurate. It looks a bit dull, but the color shades are very close to what you see in real life. Also, in general, the images from the Redmi 5 Plus look a bit whitish.
However, if you don’t mind the issue with its color inaccuracy, the R5P samples look better with its vibrant colors.
As for the details, Meizu M6S seem to have better details in most samples. In some cases, the difference is quite significant, while in some others, it may not be as evident. But in general, the M6S seems to take photos with better detail.
Both are quick to focus and shoot. So, no real issues in this department. As for the dynamic range, it’s slightly better on the R5P. As I had pointed out in the first samples that we saw from the Meizu M6S, the phone does struggle a bit in dynamic range. However, the difference is not as significant as I original thought. For example, check out the pictures of the building in the gallery.
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Both phones are decent in low light photography. There’s nothing extraordinary about their performance and even in the comparison, you may find it hard to pick which one’s better. This is because the M6S seems to take higher details in some low light images, but the R5P captures brighter photos. So, the M6S’ night time samples could look a bit dull. However, it’s worth mentioning that the Meizu M6S does really well in the night time picture of the parking lot with mountains and buildings in the background. The M6S has higher details and overall, the sample looks better balanced than what we got from the R5P.
One major drawback of the Meizu M6S’ photos were its huge size. Samples are anywhere between 10-15MB in size, which is very big as compared to the average 5MB file size of the Redmi 5 Plus samples.
So, which one would you pick in this Meizu M6S vs Redmi 5 Plus camera comparison?
Check out all the original samples from here!