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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Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Display review: Simply stunning

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Apple unveiled its iPhone 13 line in September 2021, and our engineers lost no time in putting the Pro Max model through DXOMARK’s rigorous Display protocol tests. Here are some of the key results. Key ...

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Audio review: Excellent for playing games and filming concerts

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The iPhone 13 Pro Max is Apple’s 2021 top-of-the-line smartphone, powered by the A15 Bionic chipset and offering up to 1TB of internal storage. On the audio playback front,  Apple partnered with Dolby Labs to ...

OnePlus 9 Battery review: Excellent charging

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Released in March 2021, the OnePlus 9’s launch price places it in the Premium ($600-$799) segment. As such, it comes packed with many attractive features, including a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and stereo speakers with ...

Oppo Find X3 Neo Audio review: Functional for playback

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The Oppo Find X3 Neo fills the niche between the top-of-the-line Find X3 Pro and the more affordable X3 Lite, The X3 Neo comes equipped with some high-quality features for several hundred dollars less than ...

Oppo Find X3 Lite Audio review: Pleasing warmth in low midrange

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The Oppo Find X3 Lite is the most affordable of the Find X3 line of devices, which also includes the Find X3 Neo and the flagship Find X3 Pro. The X3 Lite operates on the ...

Nokia 8.3 5G Display review: Decent color

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Key display specifications: IPS LCD Size: 6.81 inches  (~83% screen-to-body ratio) Dimensions: 171.9 x 78.6 x 9 mm (6.77 x 3.09 x 0.35 inches) Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels Aspect ratio: 20:9, 386 ppi Refresh ...

Apple iPhone 13 mini Selfie review: Compact selfie shooter

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The iPhone 13 mini is the smallest model in the iPhone 13 series and shares most specs, including front and rear camera setups, with the slightly larger iPhone 13. Images can be viewed on a ...

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Camera review: Outstanding video

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The iPhone 13 Pro is the second model from the top in Apple’s 2021 smartphone line-up. The main difference to the top-of-the-line iPhone 13 Pro Max is the smaller 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display (versus ...

Apple iPhone 13 mini Camera review: Powerful mobile imaging in pocket format

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The iPhone 13 mini is the most compact and affordable model in Apple’s 2021 iPhone lineup. It shares most specs, including the camera setup, with the iPhone 13 that comes with a larger 6.1-inch display. ...

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Selfie review: Excellent video selfies

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The iPhone 13 Pro sits just below the flagship iPhone 13 Pro Max in Apple’s 2021 iPhone series and comes with a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display and up to 1TB of internal storage. It’s ...

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 ...

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. ...

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