Apple iPhone XS Max ranks second on DXOMark Mobile

Apple iPhone XS Max ranks second on DXOMark Mobile

The camera and video quality are always the two of the strong suits of an Apple iPhone device. Recently, DXOMark tested the Apple iPhone XS Max and it took the second spot from the HTC U12+.

In a test summary from DxOMark, the iPhone XS Max scored 110 in the Photo department.


  • Very good target exposure and dynamic range in bright light and indoor conditions
  • Good detail in all conditions
  • Vivid and pleasant colors in most situations
  • Fast and accurate autofocus
  • Very good subject isolation and pleasant spotlight effect in bokeh mode



  • Flash images often underexposed
  • Luminance noise is noticeable in lower light and the shadow areas of high-contrast scenes
  • Coarse luminance noise and a lack of detail are noticeable in zoom shots

As for the Video department, the device got a score of 96.


  • Very wide dynamic range
  • Very good image stabilization
  • Fast and repeatable autofocus
  • Good image detail, especially when shooting outdoors


  • Sometimes unstable white balance when shooting under indoor lighting
  • Luminance noise in lower light

With a total average score of 105, the iPhone XS Max fell short to the Huawei P20 Pro’s score of 109. It is without a doubt that Apple didn’t get rusty improving the camera performance of its latest smartphones.

Apple iPhone XS Max specifications:

SpecificationApple iPhone Xs Max
Display6.5" OLED super retina display 2688 x 1242px, 458 ppi
-Dolby Vision
-HDR 10
Glass-Arsenic-free display glass
-Mercury-free display
-Oleophobic Coating
CPUApple A12 Hexa-Core Bionic chip
GPUApple GPU (eight-core graphics)
Storage64GB/256GB/512GB internal storage
Rear Camera-12MP wide-angle f/1.8+ 12MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras
-Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
-Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
-Dual optical image stabilization
-2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
-Smart HDR
-4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
-1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps slow-mo
-2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x (video record)
Front Camera7MP f/2.2 RGB front Camera + IR Camera
-Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
SIM SlotDual-SIM (single nano + e-SIM for global / dual Nano for China)
Connectivity4G VoLTE 4x4 MIMO and LAA
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11ac 2X2 MIMO
Sensors-NFC with reader mode
-Face ID
-Three?axis gyro
-Proximity sensor
-Ambient light sensor
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
FeaturesFace ID, IP68 Certified
AudioWide Stereo Speakers
Audio Portnone
OSApple IOS 12
Wireless ChargingQi Wireless Charging
ColorGold, Silver, Space Gray

The Apple iPhone XS Max is priced at $1,099 (~Php 59,813).

Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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