DXOMark, the website that calls itself “an independent benchmark that scientifically assesses smartphones, lenses, and cameras,” has just published a full review of the selfie camera on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, and this is how Apple’s latest devices are performing with respect to the competition.
The overall testing was done on iPhone 11 Pro, but since both iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro and the base version use the same technology, we can conclude them to have the same results.
The website reports one of the main improvements is that the wide-angle front-facing lens has been introduced into the array. This makes space for more people in the same frame. It also means that the overall picture quality increases. The bokeh effect that the phone has improved upon is also said to have a very brilliant focus, with the depth effect providing very good quality. This calls for stunning group portraits and backgrounds.
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The processing feature which goes by the name Smart HDR also leads to excellent highlight in well-lit conditions. As observed in comparison to the iPhone Xs, the latest model has improved in focus and color.
The review says
The iPhone 11 Pro Max continues to be a top performer for video exposure, thanks to the implementation of HDR video on the front camera, which ensures fairly wide dynamic range in most outdoor conditions. Video texture has improved over the XS Max, and although Apple front cameras aren’t top performers in this category, the addition of 4K capture on the iPhone 11 Pro Max ensures excellent detail on outdoor videos.DXOMark
In spite of all this, the selfie camera on the device still has a lot to improve. The white balance on the pictures, coupled with visible focus and some distortion at the end of the frame. It overall faces a lot of issues in low light in both photos and videos.
The two devices rank at about 10th spot in the selfie camera testing. In all of this, the way that the checking and testing is done might be debatable and so you can check yourselves here. You have to note that DXOMark scores are often compared to “lab testing” and not a real-world usage test. What do you think about these scores? Let us know in the comments.
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