iPhone XS Max Camera Ranked as Second Best in the Industry
The minds behind the professional camera testing facility, DxOMark, are back with the new iPhone XS Max. The latest Apple creation has earned itself an impressive score of 105, however, it is still behind Huawei’s P20 Pro, which has earned the best score out of all the devices: 109.
Do note that the presented scores by the critics may be a biased approach towards the scoring criteria. But that doesn’t make the score absolutely useless, in fact, it can give you a very good idea of what to expect from the iPhone’s camera.
The Breakdown of Score
The iPhone XS Max earned a total score of 110 in photos and 96 in video-making. The new cameras, that are still coming in the 12 MP wide-angle + 12 MP configuration, are said to be enough enhanced to be a safe bet for anyone seeking a nice camera-phone.
The camera is of 4K video at 60 fps, or 1080p at 240 fps. Videos are said to be nearly-perfect in good lighting, though indoor white balance levels could be better.
Low-Light Performance, Autofocus, and HDR
The autofocus performance remains to be fast and consistent. The new Smart HDR feature, along with the improved bokeh mode later showed some inconsistencies.
The XS Max, regardless, is still one of the best camera phones in the market when it comes to noise processing in low-light conditions. However, its zoom levels are also said to be behind the Huawei P20 Pro.
Conclusion is that the camera results are still pretty convincing and that the camera is a small factor when considering a purchase. Especially when the only difference between the output is so little.