All audio tests


Nubia Red Magic 3S audio test


Engineered for the nomad gamer, the updated version of the Red Magic 3— namely, the 3S—packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset, up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage, and a 5000mAh “unstoppable battery.” Additionally, ...

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G audio test


The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G is the 5G-equipped, premium version of Huawei’s latest high-end device. Like its LTE sibling, it is equipped with a powerful Kirin 990 SoC, a 6.53-inch FHD+ OLED display, and ...

Realme X2 Pro audio test


Announced last fall, the Realme X2 Pro smartphone packs a lot of hardware into a budget-friendly offering. Its Super AMOLED display and Snapdragon 855+ SoC are premium features for a phone in its category. There ...

Nokia 7.2 audio test


While the relatively new Nokia 7.2 has some interesting features for a mid-range phone, such as a triple-camera design typical of higher-end phones, it doesn’t offer much in the way of sound reproduction. Its single-speaker ...

LG G8 ThinQ Audio test


Unveiled at MWC 2019, the LG G8 ThinQ was intended to consolidate LG’s position as a leader in smartphone sound through an impressive list of audio technologies. For starters, it features Crystal Sound OLED (CSO), ...

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Audio test


Xiaomi’s newest flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, breaks new technical ground in several areas, and achieves the highest DXOMARK Audio score of any phone we have tested. One major enhancement over Xiaomi’s previous-generation ...

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition Audio test


Xiaomi’s thirst for disrupting the industry hasn’t been quenched yet: with its five cameras, a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, a 108MP Quad-Bayer sensor, and no fewer than two tele-lenses, the Mi CC9 Pro ...

Black Shark 2 Pro Audio test


The Black Shark 2 Pro, aimed at the serious budget-minded mobile gamer, was released in October 2019, just months after the debut of the Black Shark 2. The Pro version doesn’t differ too much from ...

Huawei Mate 30 Pro Audio test


Equipped with a powerful Kirin 990 SoC, a 6.53-inch FHD+ OLED display, and a quad-camera setup, Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro sits at the top of the company’s product line. The phone ships with a generous ...

Smartphone audio for journalists: Interview with Marc Settle, BBC Academy

Marc Settle works at the BBC Academy training journalists in how to use smartphones for reporting. He’s seen a huge increase in the amount of news reporting being carried out using a phone over the ...

Google Pixel 4 Audio test


Released in October 2019, the Pixel 4 is Google’s latest flagship smartphone, running the latest Android 10 OS powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset and 6GB of RAM. In the imaging department, the device offers ...

Asus ROG Phone 2 Audio test


Introduced this fall as Asus’s next-generation phone for gamers, the Asus ROG Phone II packs some impressive specs. Powered by a high-end Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC and featuring a 6.59-inch 2340 x 1080 display that ...

OnePlus 7 Pro Audio test


Introduced earlier this year as OnePlus’s latest flagship, the OnePlus 7 Pro packs a lot of punch into a premium phone that is priced below many of its competitors, starting with a 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (Exynos) Audio test


The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is the 5G-equipped, premium version of Samsung’s latest high-end device. Although Samsung has discarded the headphone jack this time around, the hardware is still top-notch. It features an Exynos 9825 ...

Introducing the DXOMARK Audio test protocol

Display size and quality as well as camera features and performance have for a long time been—and still are—major criteria for consumer smartphone buying. However, with users recording and consuming more and more video and ...

How we test smartphone audio recording

People are using their smartphones to create ever more video content. Smartphone camera image quality has greatly improved over the years, but what about the sound quality of the microphones? DXOMARK has developed a unique ...

Huawei Mate 20 X Audio test


Introduced as the large-screen member of Huawei’s popular Mate 20 family of phones, the Huawei Mate 20 X is engineered to be a multimedia powerhouse. This positioning was borne out by its excellent scores in ...

Apple iPhone XS Max Audio test


The Apple iPhone XS Max, a flagship device when it was introduced in 2018, is powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic chipset and features a large OLED-display as well as a dual-camera setup with dedicated tele-lens. ...

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