Smartphone Reviews

At DXOMARK, smartphones undergo a specific series of tests to evaluate their quality.  We have dedicated teams of engineers testing devices’ rear cameras, front cameras, audio, and now, displays.  Here, you will find all the smartphone results, rankings, and reviews we have done so far.

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Asus ROG Phone 5 Audio review: An excellent choice for nearly any use case

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Over the past three years, thanks to lightning-fast refresh rates, powerful processors, and “monster” batteries, the Asus ROG Phone series established itself as a reference for mobile gaming. And although the phone we’re reviewing today ...

ZTE Axon 20 5G Selfie review: Under-display front camera

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The Axon 20 5G is ZTE’s latest flagship offering, though its pricing is more in line with mid-range phones from some other makers. It features a large 6.9-inch FHD+ 90 Hz OLED screen, and a ...

Updated: Vivo X50 Pro+ Camera review: Aiming for the top

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Please note: In October 2020, we updated the DXOMARK Camera test protocol. Version 4 now includes image preview tests and a wide range of new test scenes as part of our new trustability evaluation, which ...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon) Audio review: Excellent on artifacts

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The Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is Samsung’s top-of-the-line “phablet” that combines some heavy-hitting computing power with a 6.9-inch OLED screen display, along with the stylus that gives the device its name. The computing power comes ...

Google Pixel 5 Display review: Good motion control

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Appearing on the market in October 2020, the Pixel 5 is Google’s latest top-of-the-line smartphone. It is dust- and water-resistant, encased in Gorilla Glass 5, equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, and runs Android ...

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Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Camera: Budget ultra-wide

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Samsung’s Galaxy A51 5G sits near the top of the company’s mid-range A series. It’s slightly smaller and cheaper than the A71 5G, which we reviewed recently. It has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display and ...

Sony Xperia 5 II Camera review: Good progress overall with excellent noise

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The Xperia 5 II is Sony’s smaller and more affordable alternative to the Xperia 1 II. For the most part the two devices share similar specifications. Packing a Snapdragon 865 chip, IP65/68 water resistance, and ...

Vivo X51 5G Selfie review: Ready for its closeup

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The X51 5G is Vivo’s flagship phone for western markets. It features a 6.56-inch AMOLED 90 Hz screen and a solid Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset with 8 GB of memory and 256 GB of storage. ...

OnePlus 8T Display review: Good color, smooth touch

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Appearing on the market in October 2020, the OnePlus 8T is the company’s somewhat smaller and more affordable version of the OnePlus 8 Pro, which came out  in April 2020. Endowed with a quad-camera, encased ...

Apple iPhone 12 mini Camera review: Performance in your pocket

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Released in November 2020, the Apple iPhone 12 mini is the smallest and lightest of the 12 line, weighing in at 4.76 ounces (135 grams) with a 5.4-inch display. It is not short on features, ...

Sony Xperia 1 II Camera review: Big strides for Sony

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Sony’s current flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1 II, began shipping in mid-2020. It has a Qualcomm 865 5G chipset, providing speedy performance and fast connectivity where supported. It features a 6.5-inch OLED HDR screen with ...

LG Wing Camera review: Excellent color and solid performance indoors

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The Wing is the latest take on a dual-screen smartphone from Korean manufacturer LG. Implementing a unique swivel action, the Wing snaps between a conventional single-screen “slab” form into its “wing” position that reveals a ...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 (Exynos) Selfie Review: Ultra performance for less

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We tested the main camera of the global version of the Samsung Galaxy Note20 (powered by Samsung’s Exynos 990 chipset) in late 2020, and now it’s time to evaluate its front camera. The single selfie ...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon) Selfie review: Focus finalist

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note20 Ultra is the company’s flagship phablet. It comes in two versions: we tested the Exynos-powered global variant’s front camera recently, and now it’s time for the version sold in the United States ...

Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G Selfie review: Excellent exposure on faces

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The Reno4 Pro 5G sits at the top of Oppo’s Reno line. It’s an upper-crust mid-range phone, with a Qualcomm 765G processor paired with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage (no expansion), ...

Vivo X51 5G Camera review: 4 lenses with a solid zoom

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The Vivo X51 5G is the Chinese manufacturer’s latest top-of-the-range device and features a specification sheet very similar to that of their previous device, the X50 Pro. Positioned in the upper price tier of the ...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon) Display review: Takes top ranking from its brand sibling

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The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon) is the brand’s flagship “phablet” being sold in North America. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset is the key difference between this model and the other, previously tested Samsung ...

Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G Audio review: A true mid-ranger

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Headlining Oppo’s latest mid-range phone series, the Reno4 Pro 5G has made some changes since the previous Reno generation. Besides its thinner, lighter, and plusher design, the phone now packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, ...

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