DJI Mavic Mini vs iPhone X: photo and video image quality comparison, which is better?

BySigismondo Eisenhower 2019-11-22 6076

At the end of October, DJI launched its new consumer drones - DJI Mavic Mini. With the only 249g weight and the new FAA laws, it attracts many UAV lovers eyes. Since DJI Mavic Mini is the smallest and lightest drone in the world, some users concerned that the image quality of Mavic Mini. For test it, we make a comparison between DJI Mavic Mini and iPhone X. Let’s have a look!

DJI Mavic Mini vs iPhone X 

DJI Mavic Mini vs iPhone X: camera specification



DJI Mavic Mini

iPhone X


1/2.3 inch

1/2.8 inch


1.2 MP

1.2 MP



Wide-angle: f/1.8

Telephoto lens: f/2.4

Photo resolution

4:3: 4000 x 3000

16:9: 4000 x 2250

4:3: 4000 x 3000

Video resolution

2.7K: 2720 X 1530 25/30 fps


1920 x 1080 25/30/50/60 fps

4K: 24/30/60 FPS

1080P: 30/60 fps

720P: 30 fps

Video Format



Decode Format




From the parameter of camera, the iPhone X is differ from DJI Mavic mini, but its video resolution can be up to 4K, 60 frames, and the iPhone X has always done a very good combination of hardware and algorithms.

DJI Mavic Mini vs iPhone X: picture quality

DJI Mavic Mini vs iPhone X 

             iPhone X                         DJI Mavic Mini

From the close-up of the architectural texture and the buildings in the distance, it is obvious that the photos taken by the iPhone X are more lost. In the dark area, the mini can see a little outline of the canopy, and the iPhone X only has a patch of color applied to it. Compared to the distant scenes, the DJI Mavic mini is clearer. Due to the weather when shooting the samples, the picture looks a bit foggy, but the difference can still be seen.

Backlight contrast, the obvious difference is the difference in the style of training. The iPhone X will properly brighten the dark parts, the color distribution of the highlights will be more uniform, and the overall picture will be softer. The Mavic mini's picture tuning is closer to what the reality sees.

DJI Mavic Mini vs iPhone X: video image quality

DJI Mavic Mini vs iPhone X​ 

 iPhone X                         DJI Mavic Mini

In terms of video shooting, Mavic mini can shoot up to 2.7K 30fps, while iPhone X can shoot up to 4K 60fps. The 2.7K video quality of the Mini is significantly better than the 4K video quality of the iPhone X. It can be seen that the iPhone X has a heavy touch. The rumored mini is using 4K oversampling, which seems to be highly credible.

When shooting indoors, the Mini is not optimized for dark areas, and the iPhone X's noise is noticeable, and the picture flickers slightly when moving from darker light to brighter light.


After the above comparison. The DJI Mavic Mini is not inferior to the first generation ten-thousand iPhone.

In the daylight environment, the Mavic mini has good resolution, automatic metering is also accurate, and the dynamic range is wider than the iPhone X.

When in the light environment, the iPhone X algorithm makes the transition between the light and dark areas of the picture softer.

All in all, such image quality, such price, combined with the advantages of its drone, Mavic mini's shooting performance is still very good, it is the same as Mavic air is 1 / 2.3 inch bottom, the picture quality is better than air .

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