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. Scroll through the Top Scores ranking tables, and below, click on the tabs to view the reviews by protocol.

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Apple iPhone 12 mini Audio review: Big sound in a small package


The Apple iPhone 12 mini is the smallest and least expensive device in the 12 line of devices, all released in 2020. Apple displays the specs and marketing of both the 12 and 12 mini ...

ZTE Axon 20 5G Camera review: Reasonable in good light


The Axon 20 5G is the latest smartphone from Chinese manufacturer ZTE. Specs include a 6.92-inch FHD+ 90 Hz OLED display, Snapdragon 765G chipset (8 GB RAM /128 GB storage) and a rear quad-camera. The ...

OnePlus 8T Camera review: Refreshed mid-ranger


The OnePlus 8T is a refreshed version of the company’s OnePlus 8 model. It comes with a very similar design and has the same 6.55-inch AMOLED display as the 8, and features the same Snapdragon ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Exynos) Camera review: Dual-tele with room for improvement


Samsung’s new S-series flagship, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, comes with an updated design and a whole bunch of improvements under the hood. The international version of the device, the subject of this test, is ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Exynos) Audio review: Excellent on artifacts


The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, freshly released, takes its place as the brand’s flagship, with all the biggest, fastest, smartest superlatives in tow. It’s got four rear cameras and a single front camera, a ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Exynos) Display: Outstanding video


Arriving on the international (non-U.S./China) market the end of January 2021, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Exynos) is Samsung’s latest member of the “S” family. Rich in features, including a quad-camera setup and an Exynos ...

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


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


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


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


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


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 ...

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Camera review: Budget ultra-wide


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ...

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