Established in 2008, DXOMARK is an independent benchmark that scientifically assesses smartphones, lenses and cameras. We currently test image quality of lenses and cameras and image as well as audio quality of smartphones. Hundreds of individual test results for each device are combined into one score called the DXOMARK score.

The result of a rigorous scientific test protocol using industry-grade lab tools, a DXOMARK score sums up our assessment of a devices’ image or audio quality. The higher the score, the better the product. 

The DXOMARK Sensor Score measures several important image quality metrics of the RAW image captured by a camera’s sensor. The overall score is a confidential combination of three sub-scores:

  • Color Depth, measured in bits, called a Portrait score
  • Dynamic Range, measured in stops of dynamic range, called a Landscape score
  • Low-light performance, measured in an ISO equivalent, called a Sports score

DXOMARK also provides lens ratings, as tested using its proprietary toolset in combination with various camera models

DXOMARK Camera Overall Score is the headline number reported for each tested device, and consists of a proprietary combination of DXOMARK Camera Photo and DXOMARK Camera Video category scores.

DXOMARK’s Camera Photo score is a proprietary combination of nine category sub-scores:

  • Exposure and contrast
  • Color
  • Autofocus
  • Texture
  • Noise
  • Artifacts
  • Night (enhanced from Flash, September, 2019)
  • Zoom
  • Bokeh
  • Wide (added September, 2019)

DXOMARK’s Camera Video score includes six of the same Sub-scores as DXOMARK’s Mobile Photo score (Exposure, Color, Autofocus, Texture, Noise, and Artifacts), along with Stabilization.

DXOMARK’s tests are conducted by the company’s technical staff under a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from low-light 1 Lux to bright daylight outdoors.[23]

Sub-scores are combined using a proprietary and confidential mapping into an overall score. Tests are also confined to default modes, except for Zoom and Bokeh, which has caused reviewers to be cautious when using them

Best Smartphone Camera List with score:

Smartphone NameCameraSelfieAudio
Huawei Mate 30 Pro 121 93  
Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition 121   
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 117   71
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G 117 99  
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 117   66
Huawei P30 Pro 116 89  
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 116 97  
OnePlus 7 Pro 114 86  
Honor 20 Pro 113 85 53
Samsung Galaxy S10+ 113 96 65
Google Pixel 4 112 92  
Huawei Mate 20 Pro 112 75  
Xiaomi Mi 9 110   
Huawei P20 Pro 109* 72  
Apple iPhone XS Max 106 82 74
Asus ZenFone 6 104 98  
HTC U12+ 103   
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 103* 92  
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 103* 84  
Google Pixel 3 102 92  
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro 102   
Apple iPhone XR 101*   
Google Pixel 3a 100*   
Google Pixel 2 99 77  
LG G8 ThinQ 99   
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 99* 81  
Xiaomi Mi 8 99*   
OnePlus 6T 98*   
Apple iPhone X 97 71  
Huawei Mate 10 Pro 97*   
Lenovo Z6 Pro 97 75  
OnePlus 6 96*   
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 94   
LG V40 ThinQ 94*   
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 94*   
Sony Xperia 1 94 78 45
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 91*   
Asus ZenFone 5 90*   

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