News & Reviews: DxOMark
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2020
If you don't know DxOMark, they are a group that specializes in reviewing, testing and grading smartphone cameras. And if you're a smartphone enthusiast, you would probably have come across its name for giving scores on newly release smartphones but it seems that they are introducing a U.S.-only ranking.
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2020
Apple themselves labeled their Apple iPhone 12 Pro as “the photographer’s iPhone” and we have to say that it has managed to get 128 in DxOMark, reaching 4th place in the Top 5 smartphone camera ranking. The Huawei Mate 40 Pro remains at 1st place with a score of 136, followed by the Xiaomi M10 Ultra at 133 and the Huawei P40 Pro at 132.
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2019
Just a few days ago, DxOMark teased on its Twitter page that they were going to announce their latest Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max camera review and it's here now. The flagship has a total score of 124 points for photography and 102 on videography, totalling up to an average of 117 points sharing the third spot with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and its 5G model.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2019
Looks like Huawei has done it again, despite the Mate 30 series in an uncomfortable situation with the US government, the Mate 30 Pro has scored a remarkable 121 points by DxOMark. With this, let's take a quick summary of what they did right.
The Huawei P30 Pro is now the cameraphone king with a DxOMark score of 119, reveals some of its secretsLast Updated: Mar 27, 2019
Right after the global launch of the Huawei P30 series, camera-centric site DxOMark have given the P30 Pro the highest mobile camera score of 112, knocking out the Mate 20 Pro, P20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10+ which were at 109. Featuring massive improvements over practically any other smartphone currently in the market, DxOMark not only says that “... the P30 Pro is easily the most versatile mobile imaging tool to date…” but also reveals that its secret to success is a mixture of super resolution or photo binning (combining multiple RAW images into one) like in the Google Pixel 3, the new periscope lens and the ToF sensor.
Last Updated: Oct 04, 2018
Camera-focused site DxOMark have come out with their review of the Apple iPhone XS Max, giving it a rating of 105 (a good 4 points lower than the 109 1st-place scoring Huawei P20 Pro). Granted, this is much higher than the 97 scored by the iPhone X, as they remark that the 6.5-inch display iPhone XS Max uses a larger 1.4µm pixels sensor with improved image processing, enabling zero shutter lag and real-time HDR preview.
Last Updated: Oct 04, 2017
Fresh from the highest score of 94 on DxOMark for the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, DxOMark have awarded the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with the same score of 94 but mention the zoom in particular. Featuring 12MP dual-rear cameras and a wide-angle 26mm f/1.7 lens plus a 52mm telephoto f/2.4 lens with x2 optical zoom and x8 digital zoom, according to DxOMark the Galaxy Note 8 has the best zoom capabilities for a cameraphone to date. Apparently, the Galaxy Note 8 managed to get the highest score of 100 in the photography section for less noise and more details but doesn't do as well in video with a score of 84.
DxOMark now says the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 now have the best smartphone cameras + iFixit says iPhone 8 harder to repairLast Updated: Sep 23, 2017
Camera centric site DxOMark have now ranked the Apple iPhone 8 Plus at 94 while the iPhone 8 is 92, knocking down the previously ranked 90 HTC U11. The larger sensor in the iPhone 8 Plus apparently provides better photos for a top Photo score of 96 but perhaps not so much for video at 89. The single camera iPhone 8 performs just as well but isn't as good at zoom and bokeh as the bigger iPhone.
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2017