Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra - Why a technical marvel cannot come close to flattering the subject In: Cameras Posted April 3 When Steven Soderbergh could say of smartphones, in 2018, that "I think this is the future ... Anybody going to see this movie who has no idea of the backstory to the production will have no idea this was shot on the phone ... I’ve seen it 40 feet tall. It looks like velvet. This is a gamechanger to me” it's probably safe to conclude that the consumers for these phones are even more oblivious and/or indifferent to what's traditionally been regarded as "image quality". This is the way of the world, the march of time, cheaper and worse. And it makes sense, for most smartphone users. People actually like that plastic processed look. Or simply can't tell the difference.