Xiaomi Mi 6X vs OPPO R15: Camera Comparison

Every time when a conference is held to announce a new smartphone, the spokesmen always compare the protagonist to other models. The ambitious manufacturers compare their devices with the top-branded flagships. As for this year, the role model is the Apple iPhone X. It was used when the Xiaomi Mi 6X and OPPO R15 were announced. And though these handsets are considered as super mid-range smartphones and the iPhone X is a top-notch model, they are capable of providing identical shooting performance. The Mi 6X is priced at 1599 yuan. The OPPO R15 costs 2999 yuan. Thus, you can get your hands on a smartphone with strong photography features at a lower price tag.

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Xiaomi Mi 6X vs OPPO R15

Before we start the comparison, you should know the Xiaomi Mi 6X comes with a 12+20MP dual-camera with an aperture of f/1.75, while there is a 20MP camera on the front. As for the OPPO R15, it is packed with a 16+5MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.7 and a 20MP front shooter.

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Xiaomi Mi 6X vs OPPO R15

Daytime shooting

When taking photos daytime when there is sufficient light, both models are capable of providing outstanding performance. And the main difference refers to the adjustment rather than other aspects.

As we can see, the screen brightness of the Xiaomi Mi 6X is way higher than that of the OPPO R15. On the contrary, the R15 shows higher sharpness and contrast.

In-Room shooting

When the light source isn’t capable of providing sufficient lighting, the Xiaomi Mi 6X’s photos look a bit gray and lose some details. On the contrary, the OPPO R15 is rich in color and natural in transition

Night shooting

We know the real value of a camera can be evaluated only when taking photos at low-light conditions. In the above photo samples, the OPPO R15 can preserve the brightness and sharpness of the screen while retaining some text and texture at the light source. Second, the screen is clean and the noise control capability is relatively good.

As for the Xiaomi Mi 6X, seems it puts more efforts to increase the brightness of the traces, while the screen contains a certain amount of noise. When faced with details around the light source, there was a feeling of lack of energy.

In dark scenes, thanks to the 6-pixel technology of the Xiaomi Mi 6X, the photos are real and natural, and the OPPO R15 is slightly reddish. However, after 100% zoom, the OPPO R15’s smear on details was better than on the Mi 6X.

Portrait Mode

Surprisingly, the OPPO R15 shows the way better portrait mode shooting experience than the Mi 6X. the samples below show the screen brightness of Xiaomi Mi 6X is slightly suppressed, while the OPPO R15 is brighter.

In addition, the OPPO R15 is more accurate when capturing the faces. Secondly, in the process of deduction, the gradual and blurring effect gives the subject and the background a distinct sense of depth.

The Mi 6X performance is a bit harsh. The entire blurred area is not natural. It is less layered.

Self-portrait Mode

However, when it comes to the portrait mode photos taken by the front cameras, the samples don’t differ much. But there is a certain gap in the beauty algorithm. In this sense, the Xiaomi Mi 6X’s treatment of facial skin color is more real. But many prefer the OPPO R15 because it provides natural makeup effects without it.


Judging from the photo samples shown above, the OPPO R15 has obvious advantages in various cases. This statement is true especially in backlit scenes and portrait shots. But we also should take into account their prices. So it turns out if you are ready to pay a bit more, the OPPO R15 is a better option. But if you are tight on budget, most likely, you won’t find anything better than the Mi 6X.


Suzie K.

Having 9 years of experience in IT industry, Suzie has managed to work as an SEO Specialist, Social Media Marketing Specialist and Content Writer for different companies. She does her best to be a great Mom and balance work and family.

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