Apple’s products do very well on the photography benchmarking platform DxOMark. It is quite rare that any of the iPhones are found wanting in its optics section. However, in a test conducted recently, the 12MP front camera of the iPhone 11 Pro Max was rated the last among 10 devices taken up for comparative performance evaluation. It is pertinent to note that the other two models released along with this phone, the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro too have the same 12MP sensor in the front.
Huawei and Samsung Score Better
In the list of 10 devices tested by DxOMark, the Huawei Nova 6 5G with 100 points stood first. There is another Huawei device, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, in the sixth place. Samsung is at the lead with 4 of its smartphones figuring in the top 10 list. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G stood a close second with 99 points. Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro Max at the tenth spot scored an aggregate of 91 points. The only consolation could be that the iPhone XS Max had scored only 82 last year; to that extent, there’s an improvement.
Photo Section Fares Better than the Video
DxOMark photography tests evaluate the performance of the mobile phone cameras over several parameters for both still photography as well as videography. These include exposure, color, focus, texture, noise, etc. The report by DxOMark says that the iPhone 11 Pro Max does well on color reproduction and focus. Noise has been found to be a weakness with a score of 63 on this parameter pulling the overall figure down drastically. The Bokeh effect was found to be good on the Apple device. Experts attribute this to the SmartHDR feature and the wide-angle lens Apple fitted on this device.
Apple may take note of these results to consider what it can do with the devices to be launched later this year. Apple has all along been quite successful at offering better photography experience with limited hardware but better software. Most other smartphone brands have moved to 48MP and 64MP cameras with rival Samsung about to launch a premium model with a 108MP primary sensor.