Selfie Reviews

DXOMARK Selfie test protocol examines the smartphone’s front camera performance. The test itself takes into account factors such as the wide variety of skin tones and facial features that selfie cameras must capture, render, and perhaps enhance. All passionate selfie shooters should take a look at our DXOMARK ranking.

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First-ever DXOMARK Selfie scores revealed!

Today we have launched our new DXOMARK Selfie test protocol for smartphone front cameras. We have designed this protocol to do the same for front cameras as our well-established DXOMARK Mobile protocol does for main ...

Interview: Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

Professional photographer Saverio Lombardi Vallauri has been teaching photography at the European Institute of Design in Milan since 1991, and he’s mainly known for his architecture and design photography. ...

Google Pixel 3 front camera review


The Google Pixel 3 is one of the best-performing single-lens cameras in our DxOMark Mobile test protocol for smartphone rear cameras. Looking at the front camera hardware specifications, it seems we can expect great things from the ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 front camera review


The Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s front-facing camera is something of a rare beast in the world of selfie cameras, as it includes an autofocus lens. Add to that a 1/3.6-inch sensor with 8Mp resolution and ...

Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 front camera review


Unveiling a new flagship device in the fourth quarter of 2018, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi put great emphasis on camera performance, with its Mi MIX 3 achieving an excellent rear-camera score in our DxOMark Mobile ...

Apple iPhone XS Max front camera review


The Apple iPhone XS Max is the American giant’s super-sized flagship device, boasting a 6.5-inch “super retina” OLED HDR display, the latest A12 Bionic chip for processing, wireless charging, and IP68-rated splash, water, and dust ...

Huawei Mate 20 Pro front camera review


Launched in October 2018, the Mate 20 Pro is a flagship smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Huawei that boasts impressive specifications housed in a premium design. The screen is a large 6.39-inch high-resolution AMOLED display, the Android ...

Meitu V6 front camera review


The V6 is a luxury device from selfie-focused Chinese manufacturer Meitu and comes with dual-camera setups in the front as well as in the back. The 1/2.55-inch Sony IMX362 image sensor at the front is ...

Apple iPhone X front camera review


When the Apple iPhone X launched in 2017, it offered some very sophisticated camera technology in its rear camera and took one of the top spots in our DxOMark Mobile smartphone camera ranking. The device’s ...

Intex Aqua Selfie front camera review


Focusing on the growing demand for budget smartphones in India, Intex is bringing a range of competitively-priced devices to that market. Featuring a 1.3-GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC9832A chipset and 16GB internal memory, the Intex Aqua ...

Huawei P20 Pro front camera review


Packing the first smartphone triple-cam setup and a new Night Mode feature, Huawei’s P20 Pro was one of the hottest options for mobile photography in 2018. For selfie enthusiasts, the specifications of the front camera ...

Google Pixel 2 front camera review


The Google Pixel 2’s main camera is an excellent choice for smartphone photography enthusiasts, but with industry figures suggesting that as many as 30% of all smartphone pictures are now selfies, the performance and image ...

Samsung Galaxy S9+ front camera review


The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is the South Korean manufacturer’s top-end Galaxy S-series smartphone, offering all-round high-end specifications, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display. Its 12Mp rear dual-camera with 2x ...

Samsung Galaxy S8 front camera review


The Samsung Galaxy S8 was originally launched in March 2017 and was the Korean manufacturer’s flagship smartphone at the time. The 8Mp front camera uses a 1/3.6″ sensor and comes with a 25mm, f/1.7-aperture lens ...

Interview: Pei Ketron

Interview Pei Ketron Photographer @pketron on Instagram (786K followers)               As part of our series of interviews with photography influencers about their work and also about how they make use ...

DXOMARK Selfie: How we test smartphone front camera video quality

Last update: November 4, 2019 Smartphone users record front camera videos for very similar purposes as for still images. As with stills, there is an abundance of mobile apps for editing videos and applying filters ...

DXOMARK Selfie: How we test smartphone front camera still image quality

We’ve already introduced you to our new DXOMARK Selfie test protocol for smartphone front cameras. In this article, we want to dive a little deeper and explain in more detail how we test front cameras to ...

The evolution of the selfie

People have always been able to take photos of themselves—however, it used to require a tripod, a timer, and a quick run to get in place. But ever since Apple introduced a front-facing camera on ...

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