This just in: The Huawei P20 Pro is still the undisputed champion of camera phones. According to camera-ratings site DxOMark, that is.
The Apple iPhone XS Max, which was launched barely a month ago, failed to unseat Huawei’s current flagship device. But its overall score of 105 — 100 for photo and 96 for video — is good enough for second place.
When it comes to taking pictures, the iPhone XS Max is said to be great at the following:
- Exposure and dynamic range in bright light and indoor conditions
- Details in all conditions
- Colors in most situations
- Auto-focus speed and accuracy
- Subject isolation and spotlight effect in bokeh mode
However, flash images are often underexposed, DxOMark says. It adds that luminance noise is noticeable in lower light and the shadow areas of high-contrast scenes, and coarse luminance noise and a lack of detail are noticeable in zoom shots.
When taking videos, Apple’s biggest iPhone yet has supposedly mastered these:
- Dynamic range
- Image stabilization
- Auto-focus speed
- Image details, especially when shooting outdoors
It’s just that sometimes, there’s an unstable white balance when shooting under indoor lighting and luminance noise in lower light.
The Huawei P20 Pro, on the other hand, notched 109 points on DxOMark and has held the top spot since its launch in March. Its market-first triple-camera system was co-designed by German optics firm Leica.
The setup is headlined by a 40-megapixel primary camera with a color sensor. There’s a 20-megapixel monochrome camera for extra detail and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera that allows the smartphone to magnify up to 3x with optical zoom.
The new top 15 smartphones in the camera rankings as of today, October 3, are the following:
Main image via Android Central
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