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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Google Pixel 2 front camera review

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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

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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

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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 ...

Introducing the DXOMARK Selfie test protocol

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a selfie as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.” The fact that the best-known authoritative ...

OnePlus 6T camera review: Good performer

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The OnePlus 6T, released in November, follows hot on the heels of the OnePlus 6 released just this past May. In terms of camera hardware, there appear to be no changes to the new model: ...

Updated: Apple iPhone XR camera review

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camera

Please note: In September 2019, we updated the DXOMARK Mobile test protocol to cover ultra-wide-angle performance and renamed the protocol DXOMARK Camera. We also expanded our low-light testing and created the new Night sub-score, which incorporates the previous Flash score. We ...

Sony Xperia L2 camera review: An entry-level option

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mobile

Launched in January 2018 with a sub-$250 price tag, the Xperia L2 is placed towards the budget-end of Sony’s smartphone range. Its main camera, reviewed here, is a 13Mp affair with a 1/3.06-inch sensor and f/2.0 ...

Updated: Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 camera review

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Please note: In September 2019, we updated the DXOMARK Mobile test protocol to cover ultra-wide-angle performance and renamed the protocol DXOMARK Camera. We also expanded our low-light testing and created the new Night sub-score, which incorporates the previous Flash score. We ...

Updated: Crosscall Trekker-X4 camera review

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camera

Please note: In September 2019, we updated the DXOMARK Mobile test protocol to cover ultra-wide-angle performance and renamed the protocol DXOMARK Camera. We also expanded our low-light testing and created the new Night sub-score, which incorporates the previous Flash score. We ...

Updated: LG G7 ThinQ camera review

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camera

Please note: In September 2019, we updated the DXOMARK Mobile test protocol to cover ultra-wide-angle performance and renamed the protocol DXOMARK Camera. We also expanded our low-light testing and created the new Night sub-score, which incorporates the previous Flash score. We ...

Nokia 8 Sirocco: Dual-cam mid-ranger

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mobile

Launched in June 2018, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is a new upper mid-range offering from the Finnish manufacturer, and features a curved 5.5-inch display and a Snapdragon 835 chipset. For photography enthusiasts, it offers a ...

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) review: Simple and affordable

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Like previous versions, the latest incarnation of the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro is an entry-level smartphone that’s marketed at an accessible price point. It features a relatively large 5-in Super AMOLED display and is powered ...

Updated: General Mobile GM 9 Pro camera review

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Please note: In September 2019, we updated the DXOMARK Mobile test protocol to cover ultra-wide-angle performance and renamed the protocol DXOMARK Camera. We also expanded our low-light testing and created the new Night sub-score, which incorporates the previous Flash score. We ...

Updated: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 camera review

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camera

Please note: In September 2019, we updated the DXOMARK Mobile test protocol to cover ultra-wide-angle performance and renamed the protocol DXOMARK Camera. We also expanded our low-light testing and created the new Night sub-score, which incorporates the previous Flash score. We ...

Smartisan Pro 2S review: Newcomer from the Far East

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mobile

The Smartisan Pro 2S is the Chinese manufacturer’s latest model and the first Smartisan device to feature Qualcomm’s brand-new Snapdragon 710 upper mid-range chipset. The smartphone also comes with a 5.99-inch notch-less display, 6GB of RAM, ...

OnePlus 6 review: The alternative flagship

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Released in late May, the OnePlus 6 is the latest dual camera-equipped smartphone from Chinese brand OnePlus. It is a premium model featuring a large 6.28-in AMOLED edge-to-edge display and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon ...

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