Xiaomi’s 12S Extremely rocked the cellular world this yr bringing the largest sensor ever put right into a smartphone to the desk. And so lots of people could have heard the phrase “1-inch sensor” for the primary time, and naturally assumed meaning what you’d suppose it means.
Sadly, the digital camera area is a bizarre one, and so it seems one inch does not all the time imply one inch in a literal trend. We have defined this at size in our complete evaluation of the Xiaomi 12S Extremely, however that does not imply everybody now is aware of – or that everybody will be capable of chorus from making a sure kind of joke about an inch not being an inch.
Cue JerryRigEverything, the YouTube channel that normally brings us smartphone teardowns. We get that too this time round, but additionally a sensor measuring contest. Armed with a few one inch items of paper, Zack made it his mission to boldly go contained in the 12S Extremely, tearing it down so as to discover out one thing that we already advised you a few weeks in the past in our evaluation, which counts as normal information within the digital camera world: “1 inch” generally is a shorthand approach of claiming “1 inch kind” which doesn’t imply it measures exactly one inch on any aspect or diagonally.
Each digital camera maker and each smartphone maker is thus “deceiving” in case your expectation is for issues to measure, in inches, exactly the numbers marketed. This has been an extended standing problem, and sadly one which no firm concerned within the manufacturing of cameras, digital camera sensors, or smartphones, has any incentive to repair. So we’ll simply should get used to the truth that generally, one inch does not imply one inch.
Anyway, if you wish to study all there may be to know in regards to the Xiaomi 12S Extremely, take a look at our first ever stay streamed video Q&A session through which Will answered all your questions, and naturally, our full in-depth written evaluation.