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, displays, and batteries. Here you will find all the smartphone results, rankings, and reviews we have done so far. Scroll through the Top Scores ranking tables and click on the tabs below to view the reviews by protocol.

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Realme C21 Display review: Sticking to the basics

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As smartphones become more intricate and specialized for certain functions like gaming, along comes the Realme C21, which focuses on basic uses. That doesn’t mean that Realme has skimped on the popular must-have smartphone features. ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos) Battery review: Good charge-up efficiency

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Released in January 2021 at a price that places it in the Premium segment ($600-$799), the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos) comes with a triple-camera setup and stereo speakers, among other attractive features. Let’s take ...

Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming Audio review: Loud and artifact-free

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In spring 2021, Xiaomi released the Redmi K40 Gaming, Redmi’s first gaming smartphone. It’s got a 6.67″ display, OLED flexible straight screen, 5065mAh battery, 67W flash charging, and according to the brand, it’s particularly light ...

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro Camera review: Class-leading performer

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With Xiaomi releasing four versions of their 2021 Mi 11 smartphone, the Mi 11 Pro sits between the flagship Mi 11 Ultra and standard Mi 11 in the line up. At the time of writing ...

Microsoft Surface Duo Display review: Good for multi-tasking indoors

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The Microsoft Surface Duo first appeared in August 2020 and attracted a lot of attention with its hinged two-screen design. Let’s take a close look at the kinds of results those screens achieved in our ...

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Sony Xperia 1 III Audio review: A slow but steady evolution

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Often described as a technical marvel, Sony’s latest flagship packs a unique combination of notable features, such as a physical shutter button, a high-quality manual camera app, and a 120Hz 4K HDR OLED display. In ...

Realme GT Neo Camera review: Gamer with photo skills

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The Realme GT Neo is a MTK Dimensity 1200-powered smartphone that is competing for consumer budgets in the Advanced segment ($200 to $399). It features a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a ...

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Audio review: In playback, nearly artifact free

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Released in the spring of 2021, the Axon 30 Ultra is ZTE’s top-of-the-line offering, with a 6.67-inch AMOLED flexible curved screen display with 144 Hz refresh rate, and a Snapdragon 888 chipset running Android 11. ...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S Camera review: Good color outdoors

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The Note 10S is the latest offering in Xiaomi’s more affordable Redmi line of smartphones. Falling within our Advanced price segmentation of devices costing between $200 to $399, it comes with some attractive specs for ...

Vivo Y72 5G Camera review: Strong in autofocus

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The Vivo Y72 5G is one of the more affordable models in the Vivo smartphone lineup and priced to be included in our Advanced segment ($200 to $399). The phone features a 6.58-inch IPS display ...

Vivo Y72 5G Battery review: Impressive autonomy for its capacity

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Released in March 2021, the Vivo Y72 5G is in our Advanced ($200-$399) segment, and comes with a multi-cam setup featuring a 64 MP main camera, among other interesting specs. Let’s take a look at ...

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Camera review: Decent outdoor detail but room for improvement overall

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The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is a smartphone aimed at budget-minded users and competes against other devices in the Advanced segment ($200 to 399). General specs include an octa-core processor, a 6.6-inch TFT display with ...

Oppo Find X3 Neo Display review: A quality showing by the mid-ranger

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Positioned in the Oppo Find X3 line between the flagship X3 Pro at the top and the X3 Lite at the bottom, the Oppo Find X3 Neo offers a midrange option with some high-quality features ...

Xiaomi Mi 11i Audio review: An affordable and worthy version of the 11 Ultra

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Within Xiaomi’s latest Mi line-up, the 11i is a slightly more affordable version of the Mi 11, featuring identical camera specs (including the large 108 MP sensor in the primary module and the 5G compatibility) ...

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Camera review: Excellent long-range zoom

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The Axon 30 Ultra is ZTE’s 2021 flagship device. It boasts a 6.7-inch, FHD+, an AMOLED flexible curved screen display with 144 Hz refresh rate, and a Snapdragon 888 chipset running Android 11. Providing enough ...

Lenovo Legion Phone 2 Pro Display review: Good touch accuracy

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Appearing on the market in April 2021, the Lenovo Legion Phone 2 Pro is designed for gamers. It comes with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and a large (5500 mAh) battery with fast charging, ...

Samsung Galaxy A12 Camera review: Essential recommendation

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The Samsung Galaxy A12 is a budget smartphone competing in the Essential segment ($200 or under). Despite the modest price point, it offers some impressive specs, including an octa-core processor, a 6.5-inch TFT display with ...

Asus Zenfone 8 Flip Camera: Good detail in video and unusual design

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Asus continues to push the design with its Zenfone smartphones in 2021. The standard Zenfone 8 launched as a super-compact flagship and is now joined by the larger “Flip” model, featuring Asus’s innovative motorized flip ...

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