Question Coming from Galaxy S10+ (Should I upgrade?)

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Ricardo Guariento

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My current phone is Samsung Galaxy S10+.
I really like its 2K AMOLED screen, stereo audio, UI and the cameras.

My main focus is photography and videos (mainly with rear camera) and I get mad that I can't take a good astrophotography and I don't have a fully compatible GCam (My only cons.).

What do you guys say abaout an upgrade to Xiaomi Mi 11?
It will worth sell my S10+ to buy it?



PS: My budget can't afford Galaxy S21 Ultra or Mi 11 Ultra.

Thanks bros!
Stay safe!
 
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blackhawk

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These smartphones don't have enough light gathering capability for good astrophotography.
At this time my prime choice is still the Note 10+ running on Pie.
No Q or 11 scope storage or other cpu cycle robbing security bs.
The Note 20U be my next choice.
Both Android and Samsung have been playing the wicked game of drop the ball.
Nobody is the winner is when playing that game🤣
 

Ricardo Guariento

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These smartphones don't have enough light gathering capability for good astrophotography.
At this time my prime choice is still the Note 10+ running on Pie.
No Q or 11 scope storage or other cpu cycle robbing security bs.
The Note 20U be my next choice.
Both Android and Samsung have been playing the wicked game of drop the ball.
Nobody is the winner is when playing that game🤣
I know we are talking about smartphones, not DSLR cameras.
Take a look at the picture attached. I got this one with my old Mi 9.

When I mean "astrophotography" is take picture like this for fun.

What I want to know is if I'll have a better photo/video package comparing to S10+
 

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blackhawk

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I know we are talking about smartphones, not DSLR cameras.
Take a look at the picture attached. I got this one with my old Mi 9.

When I mean "astrophotography" is take picture like this for fun.

What I want to know is if I'll have a better photo/video package comparing to S10+
That's a damn fine shot👍
I'm surprised you could do that with any smartphone. Pro cams have more precision controls to easily dial it in.

I know what your saying but a 10 mm lense grabs only a fraction of the light that a 67 mm can. Size matters🤣
Used cam bodies and lens can be had at reasonable prices if you look.
 

Esahin1992

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I coming from mi 9
It wasn't worth to upgrade to mi 11, in my opinion

The mi 11 ist better in low light, but the camera is slower , slower taking pictures or slow autofocus or wrong focus.
 

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Since I own both of them, I would probably recommend the Galaxy S20FE over the Mi 11 if you are interested in pictures. The 3 lenses on the FE really give it an advantage over the Mi 11 in my opinion (especially with the 3x telephoto). I also prefer the software processing on the FE over what you get with the Mi 11. However you can use Google Photos editor to adjust color and dynamic range on the Mi 11 photos to make them look as good as you get on the FE. The Mi 11 DOES capture more detail with the 108MP lens for sure.
 

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Since I own both of them, I would probably recommend the Galaxy S20FE over the Mi 11 if you are interested in pictures. The 3 lenses on the FE really give it an advantage over the Mi 11 in my opinion (especially with the 3x telephoto). I also prefer the software processing on the FE over what you get with the Mi 11. However you can use Google Photos editor to adjust color and dynamic range on the Mi 11 photos to make them look as good as you get on the FE. The Mi 11 DOES capture more detail with the 108MP lens for sure.
I aimed for Mi 11 to keep the 2K AMOLED screen and stereo audio. I really appreciate these features.

I'm not the guy that take a picture and post it as it was taken, I always edit them in Adobe Lightroom.
I'd like to fell free to use GCam and its features without headache or limitations (My S10+ is Exynos).

Here with S10+ I make macro pictures using 2x zoom lens + macro lens I made myself.
Check the picture I attached
 

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I aimed for Mi 11 to keep the 2K AMOLED screen and stereo audio. I really appreciate these features.

I'm not the guy that take a picture and post it as it was taken, I always edit them in Adobe Lightroom.
I'd like to fell free to use GCam and its features without headache or limitations (My S10+ is Exynos).

Here with S10+ I make macro pictures using 2x zoom lens + macro lens I made myself.
Check the picture I attached
I see your'e really talented in mobile photography.
Currently I do own both Mi 11 and Mi 10 Pro. They do share same sized 1/1.33" sensors, but Mi 10 Pro has wider aperture of f1.69 (exif says f1.65) and Mi 11 has f1.85. Also Mi 10 Pro has 8P lens which helps with distortion and I do see some more details too.
I've attached my test image using same settings and Mi 10 Pro has clear advantage in gathering light vs Mi 11 (check picture - on top Mi 11, on bottom Mi 10 Pro (brighter). Mi 11 just has a little bit better processing and makes it just a bit quicker because of SD888. But SD865 is better optimised system at this moment. Also the processing of SD888 advantages does not matter then using gcam - there Mi 10 Pro has clear advantage. The slower aperture of mi 11's f1.85 could be possible better on daytime, but it's not the case.
My advice would be to go for Mi 10 Pro / Ultra if your'e interested in photography/ videography and especially in low light. Mi 11 Ultra is best, but it is pricey.
Mi 11 is overall very nice device to hold and use, I'm loving it. But not battery time - for me it's bad as it was with mi mix 3.
Some users suggested S20 FE with their 1/1.76" f1.8 sensor - if it's 5G version you get SD865 and imx555 - this is best regular bayer sensor for mobiles on android. No BS like on those "now ordinary" quad or nona bayer sensors with artifacts. I like how it performs. Made some test's with Mi 11 in comparision - in day time I prefer S20 FE's videos (photo's are great, but details of 27mpx wins slightly with mi 11). In low light Mi 11 has slight advantage of gathering more light / better noise control of bigger sensor (raw images). In some cases S20 FE wins, in more cases Mi 11. I hate Mi's default camera processing, so using only RAW images shot on pro mode or using GCAM. Then it has clear advantage over S20/S21 basic models (otherwise not - because of inconsistency).
Also good phone for astrophotography would be Vivo X60 Pro + - big sensor 1/1.31 and F1.57 aperture.
 

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    My current phone is Samsung Galaxy S10+.
    I really like its 2K AMOLED screen, stereo audio, UI and the cameras.

    My main focus is photography and videos (mainly with rear camera) and I get mad that I can't take a good astrophotography and I don't have a fully compatible GCam (My only cons.).

    What do you guys say abaout an upgrade to Xiaomi Mi 11?
    It will worth sell my S10+ to buy it?



    PS: My budget can't afford Galaxy S21 Ultra or Mi 11 Ultra.

    Thanks bros!
    Stay safe!
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    Since I own both of them, I would probably recommend the Galaxy S20FE over the Mi 11 if you are interested in pictures. The 3 lenses on the FE really give it an advantage over the Mi 11 in my opinion (especially with the 3x telephoto). I also prefer the software processing on the FE over what you get with the Mi 11. However you can use Google Photos editor to adjust color and dynamic range on the Mi 11 photos to make them look as good as you get on the FE. The Mi 11 DOES capture more detail with the 108MP lens for sure.
    I aimed for Mi 11 to keep the 2K AMOLED screen and stereo audio. I really appreciate these features.

    I'm not the guy that take a picture and post it as it was taken, I always edit them in Adobe Lightroom.
    I'd like to fell free to use GCam and its features without headache or limitations (My S10+ is Exynos).

    Here with S10+ I make macro pictures using 2x zoom lens + macro lens I made myself.
    Check the picture I attached