It is already tradition: whenever a smartphone is launched, the DXOMARK makes a complete evaluation of the cameras (front and rear) and gives its verdict. Each evaluated aspect generates a score that is added and comes to life in a ranking ranking. Apple has always done well in this ranking, remaining in the top positions. And now, with the launch of iPhones 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, it was no different.
After the release of iOS 13.2 and the arrival of the feature Deep Fusion, DXOMARK finished its evaluation and classified the iPhone 11 Pro Max cameras as the third best on the market (with 117 points), behind the Huawei Mate 30 Pro It’s from Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition (both with 121 points). It is worth mentioning that the score of the 11 Pro Max is the same as that of the Galaxy Note10 +.
In summary, the iPhone reached 124 points in terms of photo and 102 in video.
The camera performed very well in our tests in virtually all areas, but some challenges remain. Still images usually show very good exposure. The dynamic range is very wide under bright light and under indoor conditions, but some prominent cutouts are still visible in very difficult scenes. Overall, the iPhone is among the best for exposure; it is only in low light that it cannot keep up with devices with larger image sensors, such as the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. Like previous generations of the iPhone, the 11 Pro Max also scores very well in color and is among the best in that category in all light conditions. A slightly greenish tone is visible in some indoor scenes and in our laboratory tests, but the overall color tends to be very pleasant: a light yellow tone gives some scenes a warm feeling and works great for skin tones in portraits.
DXOMARK also praised the feature Deep Fusion, which uses machine learning and image stacking to achieve a superior result. For them, the photos are visibly more detailed and textured, also improving aspects such as freckles, animal hair and distant foliage – making the iPhone great for landscape and portrait photography.
However, when in a low light environment, a drop in details is evident. The noise on the iPhone 11 Pro Max has also been improved over the XS Max, but it is still visible in almost all light conditions.
Portrait mode has good results but is not among the best, according to the evaluation. Small depth errors are visible in all conditions, but noise in objects and in the background has been improved compared to XS Max.
Apple has improved the zoom quality on the iPhone 11 Pro Max over the XS Max, but the feature is not yet at the level achieved by devices with thicker telephoto lenses, such as the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the P30 Pro.
Line 11 was Apple’s first to have an ultra-wide angle lens, with one of the widest viewing angles that the DXOMARK has ever evaluated. The image quality is decent, according to them, but, as with practically all devices, it is a far cry from the quality of the photos on the main camera.
Color reproduction is good, as is the dynamic range. The iPhone 11 Pro Max offers better textures than some competitors, but the noise levels are higher. The deformation of the faces (anamorphosis) is visible near the edges – nothing that completely spoils the photo, especially considering the wide field of view.
For the DXOMARK, the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a good performance in night shots, being among the best – either with the flash on / off or with Night Mode. The automatic flash mode is not so good, however, with overexposure in portraits and rendering of details below normal.
Here, the iPhone shines! The device was able to produce some of the best footage DXOMARK has ever seen on smartphones, especially when using 4K resolution. The score of 102 is the highest ever achieved in the ranking, compatible only with the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition.
The video’s auto focus is very smooth, being able to track the subject very well, and the stabilization system works very effectively in most situations. The only caveat is for a somewhat gelatinous event when you are filming and walking.
Check out some tests performed by them:
Comparison of photos
Here are some photos taken with the iPhone 11 Pro Max and other competing devices, for evaluation:
Not long ago DXOMARK also started evaluating audio from smartphones. Regarding the iPhone 11 Pro Max they claim that, although the device has a very solid performance, it does not bring anything new.
Even though it is ahead of most of the tested Android models, the device incredibly lagged behind the iPhone XS Max and the Huawei Mate 20 X – and some of the reasons for this are the reverse stereo channels when playing music (something that can be fixed by Apple in an update).
For gaming audio, it outperforms all but the XS Max; as for playing movies and music, it was still among the main tested devices, but behind the XS Max and Mate 20 X. As for recording, it is among the best.
For DXOMARK, previous generations of the iPhone have always been among the best smartphones for photos and videos – and the iPhone 11 Pro Max is no different.
He reached the maximum score on video, recording in good detail, a very wide dynamic range and smooth stabilization in most circumstances. Its still image results also place it among the best, thanks to good consistent results from the main camera, which is now accompanied by a very capable ultra-angular lens with one of the widest fields of view.
Portrait mode and long-range zoom performance are not the best, but if those areas aren’t the top priorities, the new iPhone is easily recommended for anyone, especially those within the Apple ecosystem.
iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
Cash price: from R $ 6,299.10Installed price: up to 12x R $ 583.25Colors: space gray, silver, midnight green and goldCapabilities: 64 GB, 256 GB or 512 GBLaunch: September 2019
tip from Alessandro Silva