DXOMark: Despite Fancy Improvements, iPhone 11 Pro's Selfie Camera Still Falls Behind Huawei Nova 6, Samsung Galaxy S10 and Google Pixel 4

By now we are really hopeful that you all would be very much familiar with DXOMark’s assessments, mostly because of them being so popular on YouTube as soon as the war of new smartphones starts every year. If still not, then the website also conducts one test that is based on putting the latest iPhone and Android smartphones head to head for camera quality comparison and then declares the winner based on features and smallest of differences as well.

The publication is finally out with its thorough analysis of the front-facing selfie camera on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, along with the final results of how Apple’s this year flagship phones stand against the competitors for taking pictures.

DXOMark’s main focus has been on iPhone 11 Pro (the one Apple is constantly boasting about) and as the Pro model shares the same front-facing camera with the simpler iPhone 11, so the results of the test had to be accepted as the same for both the phones.

According to the test, the wider-angle front-facing lens introduced with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro has been pretty impressive this time around by Apple. It provides consumers the ease to fit in more people into one frame, while also making sure that the focus is kept well and composition is also under control. Moreover, the review also included praise of the bokeh effect of the front-facing camera stating that the improved lens has helped in delivering excellent focus at most distances. For group portraits, the extended depth of field comes into play its role like a true champ as well.

The DXOMark continued appreciating Apple’s newest set of cameras in the iPhone by mentioning the improvements in Smart HDR processing too as they certainly felt that due to it, users can finally have good control over the highlights in conditions of bright lighting. But nevertheless, there were HDR failures as well when there were challenging scenarios.

On the whole, one can easily claim that iPhone 11 offers better colors and focus as compared to its predecessor iPhone XS, as per the publication.

When the review moved onto video with iPhone 11’s front-facing camera, there were improvements observed in video exposure and video texture both as well. In fact, needless to say, the iPhone 11 Pro Max stood out to be a top performer for its video exposure quality and the credit should be given to the implementation of HDR video on the front camera, which makes wide dynamic range possible for the majority of outdoor conditions.


But despite all the improvements and praises, DXOMark says that the selfie camera on iPhone 11 is not as good as its competitors. There were issues that stood out in forms of white balance, visible noise, out-of-focus faces at long distances, and even when faces distorted around the edges of the frame. Besides that, the worst part is, that all of these issues come to life as soon as there was low-light.

The same low-light problem also existed for videos as well and theoretically, this all then puts up iPhone 11 Pro rank 10th spot in DXOMark’s selfie camera testing with a score of 91.

The full list is given below:

DXOMark ranks Huawei nova 6 5G with 100 mark on top and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G on 2nd place with 99 score

DXOMark ranks Huawei nova 6 5G with 100 mark on top, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G on 2nd place with 99 score, ASUS ZenFone 6 on third (with 98 score), Samsung Galaxy S10 5G on 4th position scoring at 97 points and Samsung Galaxy S10+ on 5th spot with 96 points. Similarly, Huawei Mate 30 Pro stand at 6th position with 93 score, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on 7th, 8th and 9th spot respectively with 92 score. Further more, iPhone 11 Pro Max secure the 10th spot with 91 score.

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