Apple brought the iPhone XS Max with improved optics over what the past Season’s iPhone X offered.
But despite the updated dual camera set up in the back, the iPhone XS Max has not emerged as the ideal camera smartphone if we look at the results published by the camera testing portal site DxOMark. According to the review by the DxOMark team, the hottest iPhone version has obtained an overall score of 105, which will be greater than the overall rating of 103 achieved by the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 but lower compared to Huawei P20 Pro that obtained an accumulated score of 109. DxOMark highlights that the applications and image processing of this iPhone XS Max has”noticeable 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.
In accordance with the results printed from DxOMark, the iPhone XS Max has obtained an overall rating of 105 and a photo score of 110. Notably, DxOMark’s top-ranked Huawei P20 Pro, which debuted with a triple camera installment earlier this season, got a photograph score 114 and video rating of 98. The Galaxy Notice 9 also lately passed throughout the DxOMark benchmarks and received a photograph score of 107 and video score of 94.
The Warriors in DxOMark Image Labs were”pleased by the still image quality” of this iPhone XS Max that is discovered to be”excellent all around” in bright light. The group specified that the exposure in outdoor images tends to be spot on with elevated levels of detail and pleasant colors. However, the zoom functionality of the latest iPhone version is discovered to get some lags. The DxOMark team says that while flying to the iPhone XS Max continues to be”slightly improved” in the iPhone X, the handset includes”course luminance sound” and less detail in zoom shots when compared to competitors like the Huawei P20 Pro and the Galaxy Note 9. The new iPhone is also utilized to deliver underexposure flash graphics and noticeable luminance noise in reduced light and in the shadow regions of high-contrast pictures.
It’s also worth mentioning here that although the Huawei P20 Pro captures more highlight detail, it’s claimed to leave a flattering picture overall with less comparison when comparing with the iPhone XS Max. “The iPhone XS Max captures noticeably better highlight detail from the bright background than a year’s iPhone X. The current leader in the DxOMark ranking, the Huawei P20 Pro, captures a similarly broad dynamic range,” the group wrote in its comprehensive review.
Results were also pleasing under high-contrast surroundings and color rendering of the 2 sensors available on the iPhone XS Max can also be pointed out to be”fairly vibrant” when shooting outdoors in bright light or in average indoor light conditions. But some desaturation was discovered in low light. A slightly yellow cast when shooting outdoors in bright light or beneath an artificial indoor light was also detected, but it is shown to be within acceptable limits.
The autofocus system of the iPhone XS Max has achieved a rating of 100 points by the DxOMark team thanks to its fast speed and higher precision level no matter lighting requirements. Artifacts can also be found to be under control using all the iPhone XS Max camera, even though some color flares surface sometimes in images captured with a solid light source indoors or close to the border of the frame. What’s more, the flash performance of the iPhone XS Max even though with a quad-LED flash is not one its strong points. The handset led in underexposed shots when using the flash. In the same way, some color quantization and noticeable red-eye effect were spotted by the DxOMark team.
Bokeh simulation on the iPhone XS Max is found be one of the finest in the business with improved segmentation of background and subject within the iPhone X. There is also superior detail in bokeh images than rivals like the Huawei P20 Pro.
On the video part, the iPhone XS Max is known to have an”outstanding performance in bright light conditions” and broad dynamic range, vivid colors, accurate white balance, and high levels of detail. The image stabilization system of this new iPhone is utilized to work”very efficiently” and a fast and accurate autofocus. Some lag can be noticed in reduced light videos and typical indoor lighting conditions, however.
The dual rear camera setup of the iPhone XS includes a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor alongside a f/1.8 aperture plus a 12-megapixel telephoto secondary detector alongside a f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera setup has a six-element lens on top that supports 2x optical zoom. There is also a better TrueTone quad-LED flash.
It should be pointed out that the DxOMark team captures and evaluates over 1,500 test images and over two hours of movie in controlled laboratory environments and normal indoor and outdoor scenes, together with the default configurations of the camera.