After nearly two months following the launch of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, DxOMark finally releases its camera review for the Apple flagship. The phone scores high, beating several other flagships announced this year but it ends up third on the list with a score of 117, losing to the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the still-fresh-out-of-the-oven Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max’s score of 117 is made up of a photo score of 124 and a video score of 102. Its video score beats that of the Mate 30 Pro and ties with that of the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition making it and the Xiaomi the best phones for video recording but it loses to both phones when it comes to photos.
A breakdown of the photo score shows the iPhone 11 Pro Max is great at exposure, color accuracy, and autofocus but it scores low when it comes to very low-light photos and this is because of the Mate 30 Pro and the Mi CC9 Pro sporting much larger image sensors. It is important to state that the iPhone is better than the Huawei flagship and Xiaomi premium mid-range phone at taking wide-angle photos.
DxOMark praises the new Deep Fusion feature as it helps with rendering fine details such as freckles, the hair on pets, and distant foliage, making it a great at taking landscape and portrait photography. However, while it is better at noise reduction than the iPhone XS Max, it cannot keep up with the competitors.
Even though it scores lower than the Mate 30 Pro and Xiaomi CC9 Pro in low-light, the iPhone 11 Pro Max does a fantastic job when taking photos at night. DxOMark mentions that you are better off with the flash auto mode turned off when taking night photos so you don’t get overexposed photos.
For videos, the iPhone 11 Pro Max renders colors well and its video HDR allows it to capture details excellently. It is also good at video stabilization but surprisingly not as good as the iPhone XS Max, no thanks to a more visible jello effect.
Overall, the iPhone 11 Pro Max earns its spot as one of the top five phones with the best camera. If it had a larger sensor and better zoom, it most likely will be at the top of the list.
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