While maintaining a powerful package overall, the Xiaomi 14 Pro has made improvements over its predecessor in a few areas (poor selfie quality, no UHD option, USB 2.0). The 2K AMOLED Super Visual Sense display is a success with its new “all around liquid” design. The Xiaomi Ceramic Glass glass cover and display are rounded on all four edges and corners, with even, slightly downward curves on the edges. This makes the display feel very ergonomic when making swipe gestures. However, the visual impression is not the only benefit of the LTPO panel.
The display uses C8 illumination material, which has a very high brightness and was developed by Xiaomi and CSOT (a TCL company). When we reproduce a 4K HDR pattern video, we are also able to verify the stated extreme maximum brightness of 3,000 nits with our measurement of 2,882 cd/m².
There are certain questions in the test, though, because of the entirely redesigned main camera and its variable aperture. The 1-inch Sony IMX989 has been replaced by a new, much smaller image sensor called “Light Hunter 900” in the 1/1.31-inch format, which is more compact than the Xiaomi 13 Pro. With the variable aperture feature on the lens of the 50-MP main camera, you can obtain more image depth by capturing objects with an aperture of up to f/4.0. The Xiaomi 14 Pro’s aperture can now be opened in multiple steps, unlike the Xiaomi 13 Ultra.
The test images we shot with the Leica Summilux lens exhibit excellent sharpness and a very fast shutter speed, but the low dynamic range causes some details to be lost. The 50-MP sensor lives up to its name in low light conditions, producing vivid images thanks to its wide open aperture. However, Xiaomi needs to make some changes to the camera software because the sharpness level is (still) not ideal in this instance.
You may obtain a thorough understanding of the Xiaomi 14 Pro by reading our in-depth review and test report if you value a smartphone with a very good display along with great performance and are searching for a suitable smartphone of the top price class. During the testing period, the Xiaomi smartphone was available for purchase as an import, for instance at Trading Shenzhen, for roughly $864.