Xiaomi caught cheating DxOMark

Users found in the software camera for the smartphone Xiaomi Mi 8 evidence of interference in testing DxOMark. Until recently, Chinese smartphones were not considered standards of quality in terms of photographic capabilities. However, recently the situation has changed – in the top of the best cameraphones according to the authoritative resource DxOMark hit several Huawei and Xiaomi. Nevertheless, there are suspicions that these estimates are not objective.

Reasons not to believe DxOMark actually is. This summer, DxOMark’s vice president of marketing said in an interview that smartphone manufacturers have repeatedly offered money for high test scores. According to him, these were those who have no idea how they work. Apparently, those who are still familiar with the principles of testing mobile devices specialists DxOMark, looking for other ways. So, on the Reddit website, users are already discussing the cheating of Xiaomi with the flagship Mi 8.

Xiaomi Mi 8

As you know, at the end of May 2018 DxOMark tested the flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 8, awarding 99 points in the overall standings (105 points for the photo). Thus, he overtook Pixel 2 and the iPhone X. The user under the name Faiso333 published on Reddit a screenshot of the analysis of the software libraries for the Mi 8 camera, which contains references to DxO. It seems that the company has developed a special version of the application, which is capable of adapting to the DxOMark testing algorithms: detect the necessary scenes, adjust the focus, ISO, shutter speed, contrast, colors, and other parameters.

The DxOMark website explains the principles of tests, which consist of the fact that experts analyze about 1500 pictures in the laboratory and natural conditions, using the default camera settings. At the same time, by analysis, a special program deals with analysis.

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The opinions of the users are divided, some do not consider this a fraud, others argue that the Xiaomi Mi 8 results are identical to using the manual mode for each scene in order to obtain optimal settings. In fact, this is a technical deception, since most of the pictures on the smartphone are done in automatic mode with the default settings.

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