DxOMark is considered as a credible benchmark for camera quality these days by many. But not many know that the company was offered money from camera makers and smartphone makers alike in the past, reveals company’s Marketing Vice President Nicolas Touchard to Android Headlines in an interview. Although the Marketing VP added that mostly the money was not actually as a bribe but unfamiliarity of companies on how to approach the benchmarking website.
In fact, camera reviews are not the mainstay of DxOMark. They earn by offering consulting and seminar services and benchmarking, as said to Android Headlines. That is why the French company never takes money of any kind for reviewing such products and works independently on its own discretion and schedules. The camera tests are only to highlight the brand and its paid services as far s cameras are concerned.
These days DxOMark’s ratings are followed closely by many camera enthusiasts gauge the true quality of new smartphone cameras. Likewise, manufacturers have also understood this and are regularly referring to the benchmark when they launch a new smartphone. Currently, the Huawei P20 Pro sits atop the rankings with an unreal score of 109. Number two is the HTc U12+ and the third is again the Huawei P20. The Galaxy S9+ comes at number four with 99 score followed by the Mi 8 also tied at 99.