Apple’s largest display ever smartphone, the iPhone XS Max, stands second in terms of rear camera performance in DxOMark’s test results. The phone has ‘one of the best mobile cameras’ beating all other flagship smartphones except for the Huawei P20 Pro with its triple-camera setup.
DxOMark scored iPhone XS Max’s dual-rear camera setup at 105, ranking it second to the Huawei P20 Pro, which scored 109. The evaluation is based on a combined score of photo and video performance. Like all other flagship smartphone’s camera testing, DxOMark’s engineers evaluated iPhone XS Max camera performance by taking more than 1,500 images, and two hours of video testing.
DxOMark has noted that iPhone XS Max’s 12-megapixel sensor combo in the dual-camera setup is one of the best they have ever tested. The wide-angle module included by Apple in the iPhone XS Max is slightly larger than the one found on last year’s iPhone X, and it has resulted iPhone XS Max’s test scored at higher 105 points than the last year’s iPhone X’s 97.
The iPhone XS Max actually scored 110 in photo performance, and 96 in video. As per DxOMark, while the phone comes with one of the best bokeh simulation modes in the business, still the zoom results lag a little behind the best in class Huawei P20 Pro despite the optical zoom capability.
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In comparison to other flagship smartphones in the market, iPhone XS Max’s rear camera comfortably sits above the HTC U12+ at 103, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at 103, Huawei P20 at 102, Samsung Galaxy S9+ at 99, Xiaomi Mi 8 at 99, and Google Pixel 2 at 98.