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IPhone XS camera only loses to Huawei P20 Pro in DxOMark ranking

Like any ranking to measure the quality of something, the DxOMark polemic. Some defend the way everything is evaluated; others, of course, think that the evaluation has subjective points and that the final grade (that is, the ranking itself) often does not reflect reality. The fact that Apple itself has already used the DxOMark ranking to enhance the camera of its devices.

Earlier this year, Huawei launched its flagship It has three cameras that beat the DxOMark record. The P20 Pro remains there, firm and strong at the top of the table, but there is a new smartphone occupying second place on the list: yes, the iPhone XS Max (which, consequently, puts the iPhone XS on the same level, since the devices are identical in that sense).

Here is the ranking with the top 15:

DxOMark ranking

DxOMark engineers capture and evaluate more than 1,500 images and more than 2 hours of video in controlled laboratory environments, and in indoor and outdoor scenes, using the camera's default settings. And part of that result you can see below.

Comparison of exposure and contrast

In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max, iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro

In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max, iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro

Color comparison (internal and external photos)

In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max, iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro

In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max, Huawei P20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note9

In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max, Huawei P20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note9

In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max, iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro

Comparison of texture and noise

In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max, iPhone X and Google Pixel 2

In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max, iPhone X and Google Pixel 2

In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max, Hauwei P20 Pro and Google Pixel 2

In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max, Hauwei P20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note9

Zoom comparison

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In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max and Samsung Galaxy Note9

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In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max and Samsung Galaxy Note9

In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max, iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro

Comparison of the effect bokeh

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In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max and iPhone X

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In order (from left to right): iPhone XS Max and iPhone X

Video comparison

iPhone XS Max – 1080p

Samsung Galaxy Note9 – 1080p

Google Pixel 2 – 1080p

Completed

Here is the detailed review of the iPhone XS Max:

DxOMark score - iPhone XS Max

Comparing with the Huawei P20 Pro, leader of the ranking, we see that the individual notes are quite balanced, with the exception of artifacts, zoom and effect bokeh (with Apple s getting the better of the first). This by analyzing the photo notes; for videos, the P20 Pro also clashes in autofocus and noise, achieving much higher notes.

DxOMark score - Huawei P20 Pro

As positive points of the camera of the iPhone XS, they stated that the camera of the new smartphones flagship Apple has excellent target exposure and dynamic range in bright conditions and bright interiors, good detail in all conditions, vivid and pleasant colors in most situations, fast and accurate autofocus, element isolation and pleasant effect in mode bokeh, in addition to a wide dynamic range and very good image stabilization.

By cons, we have flash images (which are often under-exposed), luminance noise (which is noticeable in low light, and shadow areas of high contrast scenes), coarse luminous noise and a lack of detail in photos. zoom, the white balance is unstable when shooting under indoor lighting and the noise of luminance in low light.

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The question: will Google Pixel 3 arrive to take the place of the iPhone XS Max and, who knows, also the Huawei P20 Pro? We'll see!

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