iPhone XS camera ranked 2 by DxOMark: ‘One of the best mobile cameras’

DxOMark reveals a full review of the iPhone XS camera system. It provides a score of 105. The latest flagship iPhone with camera performance of all other smart-phones. This is exceptional with Huawei’s P20 Pro where it has a triple-camera setup.

DxOMark thus evaluates cameras on a combined score of photo and video performance. The total score is not out of 100. Keeping this in mind, the iPhone XS Max is where DxO scores notably higher at 105 more than the iPhone X, which earns 97 last year. The company notes tested activities of the XS Max. Hence more or less expected XS performs the same with the same camera systems.

DxOMark thus notifies few hardware upgrades to the XS camera system which is valued where the software changes are more noticeable.

On the software and image processing side, the improvements take is considered to be more obvious. During still image capture, the camera continuously captures a multi-frame buffer at different exposures, allowing simultaneous zero shutter lag and HDR processing, unique to the new iPhone at this point

Still photos

For the photo portion, DxO calls out that the iPhone XS Max with a better zoom performance still scored off an impressive score of 110.

Overall, however, still image quality is good where the iPhone XS Max achieves an excellent Photo score of 110 points. With this capturing great image quality in bright light, is where the iPhone XS Max camera is reliable, consistently capturing good results shot after shot. Thus with the autofocus system the best we have tested and images recorded in Apple’s Portrait mode is very good subject isolation.

iPhone XS camera

Video performance
The video portion tested scores 96, where iPhone XS Max scored 96 with indoor white balance instabilities of its weaknesses. Great video performance in bright conditions is one of the key strengths.

The Apple iPhone XS Max tends to achieve an excellent Video score of 96 points. This is with an outstanding performance in bright light conditions. With the overall score derived from a number of sub-scores as the Photo score: Exposure (88), Color (88), Autofocus (91), Texture (58), Noise (75), Artifacts (84), and Stabilization (94).
While this doesn’t factor out, DxO notes its scoring system. The sensor thus readout better on iPhone XS than compared to other smart-phones.

The improved sensor readout speed, the rolling-shutter effect occurs when panning is less intrusive than some rivals.

For a complete look at how the XS camera system performed is compared with other top smart-phones,

Also, make sure of taking a look at our coverage of the iPhone XS camera system:

  • Capturing the world of the miniature with iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS camera has the major upgrade over iPhone X
  • Hands-on with iPhone XS real-time previews the Depth Control in Portrait mode