Audio Reviews

As users record and consume more video and audio content on their mobile devices, the importance of sound quality has greatly increased in recent years. That’s why DXOMARK tests smartphone sound quality. Read, hear and compare how the audio performs on the smartphones we have tested.

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OnePlus 7 Pro Audio review


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 review


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 review


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 review


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. ...

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Audio review


Introduced this fall, the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is the largest member of the iPhone 11 family, and comes equipped with a three-module main camera like the iPhone 11 Pro. As is appropriate for ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (Exynos) Audio review


Released earlier this summer, the Galaxy Note 10+ is Samsung’s latest high-end device. Samsung Note devices have always been favored by multimedia enthusiasts because of their large displays (the original Note was the first proper ...

Samsung Galaxy S10+ (Exynos) Audio review


Introduced earlier this year as Samsung’s flagship phone, the Galaxy S10+ sits behind only the newer S10 5G and Note 10+ in Samsung’s lineup, with its 6.4-inch AMOLED display placing it between the S10 and ...

Honor 20 Pro Audio review


The Honor 20 Pro is the current flagship phone from Huawei’s value brand. Although Honor is aimed at the more budget-conscious consumer, it is kitted out with impressive specifications. The device’s quad-camera setup includes a ...

Sony Xperia 1 Audio review


Introduced in May 2019 as Sony’s flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia 1 comes loaded with a triple-camera system for its main camera, and is powered by a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 6GB ...

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