But despite the upgraded dual camera setup in the rear, the iPhone XS Max hasn’t emerged as the best camera smartphone if we look at the results published by camera testing portal DxOMark. According to the review by the DxOMark team, the latest iPhone version has received an overall score of 105, which will be higher than the overall rating of 103 attained by the Samsung Galaxy Notice 9 but lower compared to Huawei P20 Pro that received an accumulated score of 109. DxOMark highlights that the software and image processing of the iPhone XS Max has”obvious improvements”. The Cupertino giant has also provided features like a Smart HDR along with also an Advanced Bokeh Depth to enhance imaging results, without any edits.
As per the results printed from DxOMark, the iPhone XS Max has obtained an overall score of 105 along with a photograph score of 110. The video recording capabilities of this iPhone XS Max, on the other hand, have got a rating of 96. Notably, DxOMark’s top-ranked Huawei P20 Pro , which debuted with a double camera camera setup earlier this year, got a photograph score 114 and video rating of 98. The Galaxy Note 9 also recently passed through the DxOMark benchmarks and obtained a photograph score of 107 and video rating of 94.
The testers at DxOMark Picture Labs were”impressed by the still picture quality” of this iPhone XS Max that’s found to be”great all around” in bright light. The group stated that the exposure in outdoor images tends to be put on with high levels of detail and pleasant colors. On the other hand, the zoom functionality of this hottest iPhone version is discovered to get some lags. The DxOMark team states that while zoom on the iPhone XS Max continues to be”slightly improved” in the iPhone X, the handset has”course luminance sound” and less detail in zoom shots when compared to rivals like the Huawei P20 Pro and the Galaxy Note 9. The new iPhone is also found to provide underexposure flash graphics and noticeable luminance noise in reduced light and in the shadow areas of high-contrast pictures.
It is also worth mentioning that although the Huawei P20 Pro captures more highlight detail, it’s claimed to render a flatter picture overall with less comparison when comparing with the iPhone XS Max. “The iPhone XS Max captures noticeably better highlight detail from the glowing backdrop than last year’s iPhone X. The current leader in the DxOMark position, the Huawei P20 Pro , captures a similarly broad dynamic range,” the group wrote in its detailed review.
Outcomes were also pleasing under a high-contrast surroundings and colour rendering of the 2 sensors to be found on the iPhone XS Max is also pointed out to be”fairly vibrant” when shooting outdoors in bright light or at typical indoor lighting conditions. But some desaturation was discovered in reduced light. A slightly yellow cast when shooting outdoors in bright light or beneath an artificial indoor light has been also observed, but it’s found to be within acceptable limits.
The autofocus system of the iPhone XS Max has achieved a rating of 100 points from the DxOMark team thanks to its fast speed and higher accuracy level irrespective of light requirements. Artifacts are also found to be under control using the iPhone XS Max camera, even though some color flares surface sometimes in images captured with a strong light source inside or close to the border of this frame. Further, the flash performance of this iPhone XS Max despite featuring a quad-LED flash isn’t one its strong points. The handset led in underexposed shots while using the flash. Similarly, some color quantisation and noticeable red-eye effect were seen by the DxOMark team.
Bokeh simulation on the iPhone XS Max can be seen be among the best in the industry with enhanced segmentation of subject and background within the iPhone X. There is also superior detail in bokeh images than rivals such as the Huawei P20 Pro.
The image stabilisation system of this new iPhone is found to operate”very efficiently” and a fast and accurate autofocus. Some lag may be noticed in reduced light videos and average indoor lighting conditions, however.
The dual rear camera setup of this iPhone XS carries a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor alongside an f/1.8 aperture and a 12-megapixel telephoto secondary detector along with an f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera setup has a six-element lens on top that supports 2x optical zoom. There is also an improved TrueTone quad-LED flash.
It needs to be pointed out that the DxOMark team captures and assesses over 1,500 test images and more than two hours of video in controlled lab environments and normal indoor and outdoor scenes, together with the default configurations of the camera.