Smartphone users today consider photographic performance to be an essential aspect when choosing and judging a device. DxOMark has always been a reliable source for judging the photographic sector of smartphones, thanks to their detailed, technical analyses. Recently, the DxOMark ranking has crowned a new king. The OPPO Find X6 Pro, the brand new top of the range device, has been officially launched in China. And it’s already gaining popularity for its great photography performance.
Revolutionizing Smartphone Photography: The Oppo Find X6 Pro Takes the DXOMARK Crown
The OPPO Find X6 Pro has received a total score of 153 points, which puts it slightly ahead of the Honor Magic 5 Pro. It surpasses the Pixel 7 Pro by six points and the iPhone 14 Pro Max by seven points. During the shooting phases, it scored the highest partial, equal to 153 points, and 154 in the zoom phase. Additionally, video recording is also excellent, with a partial score of 148 points.
DxOMark’s comprehensive analysis uncovered many positive aspects of the OPPO Find X6 Pro. The device has excellent video stabilization, an exceptional level of detail, even in low light conditions. And the zoom has outstanding performance thanks to the dedicated sensor. The autofocus is always fast and accurate, and the device has made a big step forward in managing situations with little ambient light.
However, there are still some areas that need improvement. DxOMark detected some instabilities in shots and videos in specific environmental conditions, and skin tones are not natural in some shooting conditions.
In addition, for those interested in knowing more about the technical aspects of the analysis conducted by DxOMark, the complete report is available. The report also includes interesting samples. Below you will find a graphic summary of the tests carried out. Overall, the OPPO Find X6 Pro has proven to be an excellent device for photography. But there is still room for improvement.
Key camera specifications:
- Primary: 50MP 1″sensor, 23mm equivalent f/1.8 aperture lens, OIS
- Ultra-wide: 50MP 1/1.56″sensor, 15mm equivalent f/2.2 aperture lens
- Tele: 50MP 1/1.56″ sensor, 65mm equivalent f/2.6 aperture lens
- Video: up to 4K resolution at 60fps (4K/30fps tested)
- Excellent detail in photo, zoom and video, even in low light
- Image noise well under control in all conditions
- Reliable and fast autofocus in photo and video
- Nice bokeh effect with good subject detail
- Effective video stabilization
- Lack of contrast in backlit portrait photos
- Some exposure instabilities in photo and video
- Shallow depth of field means group shots need to be taken from afar to have everybody in focus
- Unnatural skin tones in some conditions
- Dynamic range differences between capture and preview image
OPPO Find X6 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro
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The Oppo Find X6 Pro has claimed the top spot in the DXOMARK Camera ranking for smartphones. This is due to its outstanding overall performance and significant improvements over its predecessor. The phone is an excellent option for photographers who want to capture landscapes and portraits with lots of natural detail in all light conditions.
The latest Oppo flagship uses large image sensors across all camera modules, which contributes to excellent texture and noise results in photo, zoom, bokeh, and video. In tests, fine detail was preserved impressively well, and noise levels were kept very low. This makes the Find X6 Pro the best smartphone to date in terms of texture/noise trade off, even in low light. Earning it the top score for low light performance.
The Find X6 Pro also did very well in Zoom. Like its predecessors, the new Oppo flagship uses a fairly short focal length on the tele camera module and provides an ultra wide module. The large sensors in these modules are capable of collecting a lot of photons and therefore image information. This means fine detail is preserved nicely not only when shooting with the primary module. But at all zoom factors, across all light conditions. The Oppo also delivered very nice bokeh images, with excellent sharpness and accurate bokeh segmentation.
The Find X6 Pro’s impressive results in the test protocol led to comparisons with other top flagship phones in the DXOMARK database. The Vivo X90 Pro+ and Xiaomi 13 Pro were used to challenge Oppo’s performances in texture/noise trade off and low light. And to show how well the sensors’ capacities are used.
When evaluating zoom quality, the Oppo Find X6 Pro’s main competitor is the Honor Magic5 Pro. Both devices provide consistent performances in all conditions from super wide to medium range. Also, HDR-processing quality and shutter speed are key to image quality, and the Honor Magic5 Pro shows outstanding results. Focus comparisons are also made with the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, whose variable aperture technology adapts the depth of field to image content.
In video, the Find X6 Pro is compared with the Apple iPhone 14 Pro, which is still ranked No.1 in video. Both phones have different video technologies, with Apple using an HDR-10-bit visualization format and Oppo remaining safely with an SDR-8-bit video format. Despite these vastly different formats, it was interesting to see how the Find X6 Pro pushed the limits of its video technology to be able to provide a top texture/noise compromise and an impressive performance in low light conditions that nearly matched the iPhone 14 Pro’s performance.
Overall, the Oppo Find X6 Pro is an excellent smartphone for photographers who want to capture high quality photos and videos in all light conditions. Its large sensors and impressive performance in texture/noise trade off and low light make it a top smartphone in the DXOMARK Camera ranking.