The traditional field for DxOMark specialists was testing and evaluating the capabilities of smartphone cameras. Initially, the laboratory experts took up the study of the main cameras; and at the beginning of last year, they also added the front cameras. DxOMark specialists began to test the sound quality of mobile devices. But even this was not enough for them, now they added the displays.
DxOMark has started testing smartphone displays
The laboratory team began to study the screens in as much detail as possible, paying attention to the following parameters: picture clarity, color quality, display responsiveness, artifacts, static image and video quality. DxOMark experts did not forget to assess the rendering of details, the ability to play videos of various formats, whether there is a drop in frames during the gameplay and other points.
The first results have already been published and a rating has been compiled, which includes nine models. In the first three, Samsung flagships managed to take two places at once. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G was the best with 89 points; while the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G came in third place with 87 points. The OnePlus 8 Pro, which received 88 points from DxOMark specialists, was able to climb to the second line.
From fourth to ninth places we have the iPhone 11 Pro Max, TCL 10 Pro, Oppo Find X2 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, Asus ROG Phone 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro.
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DxOMark: iPhone 12 Pro Max camera is not the best
Recently, on October 16, Apple began accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. And later, reviewers and specialized resources began to receive their copies of new iPhones. But until Yesterday, they were not entitled to publish reviews and comparisons. Among those who received the iPhone 12 Pro Max for the test were the specialists of the DxOMark lab. They have already given preliminary comments about the smartphone.
In particular, they expressed doubts that the telephoto lens of the iPhone 12 Pro Max will surprise and impress with its capabilities. In their opinion, neither the focal length increased to 65 mm, nor the 5x optical zoom gives a competitive advantage over rivals. Also, in terms of its capabilities, the camera should be inferior to the zoom lenses in the Huawei P40 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra; where sensors with a focal length of 125 mm and 120 mm are present, respectively.
Such statements already indicate that DxOMark experts are skeptical about the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera and they are unlikely to give a high score to the new product from Apple. However, let’s not rush to conclusions, but wait for a full review from DxOMark.