Two-Year Old Iphone Versus New Xiaomi Redmi 1S-Comparing Picture Quality


November 10, 2014 by ...

I just got a new Xiaomi Redmi 1S and will be reviewing it over time. The following is a comparison of how Xiaomi’s current tech compares to that of a two year old Iphone 5 in terms of picture quality.

Take a look at these photos. Each was taken back-to-back in order to truly represent photo quality.

Iphone 5 

photo 5 (2)


Xioami Redmi 1S





Iphone 5 

photo 4 (3)


Xiaomi Redmi 1S








Iphone 5 


photo 1 (5)


Xiaomi Redmi 1S




From the above it looks like the Iphone renders more life-like colors. Look at the difference in the color of the sky. In the Redmi photos it seems to be a uni-color blue which then dramatically drops to a powdered hue.

The Iphone also seems to have a higher contrast ratio which accentuates details. This is obvious in the last two photos. Look at the edges of the pictures to see this in greater detail.


The Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a great phone for $100, but lags behind an older Iphone. Then again, the Iphone 5 was top of the line at the time I received it and the Redmi is a ‘starter’ model. Nonetheless, the Iphone is two years old which is a lifetime in terms of tech. Judging from these photos, it does a decent job but still cannot compete with the ancient Apple product.



One thought on “Two-Year Old Iphone Versus New Xiaomi Redmi 1S-Comparing Picture Quality

  1. […] a continuation of this post, I compare photos taken with a two year old Iphone 5 with a brand new Xiaomi Red Mi 1S.  This […]


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