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This iPhone fails to unseat Huawei, Xiaomi phones on DxOMark

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The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max may have beaten its predecessor, but what about against the camera heavyweights from Android?

It still has some catching up to do, at least according to DxOMark. The image-quality rating site reveals the scores of the iPhone 11 flagship, and it doesn’t hold up against the Huawei Mate 30 Pro‘s and Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro‘s scores.

  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
    • Overall score: 117
    • Photo: 124
    • Video: 102
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro
    • Overall score: 121
    • Photo: 131
    • Video: 100
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition
    • Overall score: 121
    • Photo: 130
    • Video: 102

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max’s scores are nothing to scoff about; the device still ranks in the top 5 in terms of its overall score. Its Photo score keeps it among the best for images, tying with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. And it shares the highest spot for videos with the just-launched Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition, otherwise known as the global version of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro.

10 best camera phones on DxOMark as of November 2019 via Revu Philippines

The 10 best camera phones on DxOMark as of November 2019

DxOMark’s extensive review shares what this first iPhone with a triple-camera system gets right and wrong. With the help of Apple’s Deep Fusion technology, the processor’s neural engine and machine learning optimize pictures for improved textures, less noise, and a wider dynamic range.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is said to have excellent exposure, particularly in outdoor scenes. It struggles in low light, where it can’t keep up with the larger image sensors on phones like the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

The colors it produces are pleasant overall, and the texture and details are good. But there is still some visible noise, especially in low light. There are some clipping in outdoor HDR scenes. Artifacts — such as flares — are noticeable at times.

Summary of DxOMark’s review of the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max achieves excellent detail in the close-range zoom, but it suffers once you go into long-range. And it has a wide field of view now, for those who need it.

In bokeh/portrait shots, the handset has some slight depth estimation errors. Apple has been able to improve the noise and background on the iPhone XS Max, though.

DxOMark still lauds the company for its Night mode. They claim it is “one of the best we have seen so far and beaten only by Google’s Night Sight.”

One other area the iPhone 11 Pro Max excels at is video. Tied with the Mi CC9 Pro, it offers excellent HDR and high levels of details in videos, particularly in 4K. Noise is generally under control, except in dimmer conditions.

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Contributor: Nicole Batac spent the last 10 years as a consumer tech and lifestyle journalist and editor for print publications like Speed Magazine and 2nd Opinion Magazine and has had her work appear in other local publications. She now braves the world of freelance writing. In her free time, she obsessively listens to music, binge-watches shows on Netflix, eats well, and sleeps in.