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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Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Selfie review: Middle-of-the-road selfies

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The Mi 10 Ultra is Xiaomi’s flagship phone, powered by a speedy Qualcomm 865 chipset and featuring a bright 800-nit 6.67-inch OLED 120 Hz display. Configurations range from 8 to 16 GB of RAM and ...

Updated: Apple iPhone 11 camera review: Good camera that lacks a tele-lens

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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 ...

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Selfie review: Same front camera performance as the 12 Pro

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The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the larger of Apple’s two new top-end phones. It’s built around the A14 processor and features a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED screen, protected by Apple’s new ceramic-enforced glass. ...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Camera review: Next-generation pocket camera

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Released in September 2020, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is the brand’s followup on the first Galaxy Z Fold, which was released in late 2019. It has a bigger cover display (6.2 vs. 4.6 ...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G (Exynos) Selfie review: Selfie video alternative

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The Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is Samsung’s top-end model in the stylus-equipped Note line of large-format smartphones. It features a sizable 6.9-inch dynamic AMOLED display with a 1440 x 3088-pixel resolution and 120 Hz refresh ...

Apple iPhone 12 Camera review: Pro-level video, amateur zoom

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The iPhone 12 is a mainstream offering from Apple, situated below the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max. It features a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR screen covered by the company’s new ceramic-reinforced glass and the ...

OnePlus Nord Camera review: The OnePlus mid-ranger

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Released in August 2020, the OnePlus Nord marks the brand’s renewed effort to carve out a spot in the mid-range price slot. The last mid-range smartphone the company released was the OnePlus X in 2015. ...

Huawei P40 Pro Display review: Class-leading motion control

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Appearing toward the end of March 2020, the Huawei P40 Pro lands between the P40 and the P40 Pro+ in Huawei’s flagship lineup. Equipped with a Kirin 990 5G chipset, 8GB of RAM and a ...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 (Exynos) Camera review: Reliable and solid

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Launched in August 2020, the Galaxy Note20 is Samsung’s less expensive and slightly smaller version of their flagship business/consumer-oriented smartphone. It features the same high-end Exynos 990 chipset as the more expensive Note20 Ultra model, ...

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Selfie review: Solid, with cinematic potential

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The iPhone 12 Pro is the smaller of Apple’s two new top-end phones. It’s built around the A14 processor and features a 6.1-inch Super Retina OLED screen protected by Apple’s new ceramic-enforced glass. There are ...

Poco X3 NFC Audio review: Punching above its weight

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Along with Redmi and Mi, Poco is one of Xiaomi’s three brands, and this model, the Poco X3 NFC, entered the family in September. It’s the first Poco that isn’t based on an already existing ...

Lenovo Legion Phone Pro Audio review: Falling short of expectations

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The Lenovo Legion Phone Pro is aimed at gamers, with a set of features designed to make it irresistible to adrenaline junkies wanting to conquer imaginary worlds, win virtual races, and in general have fun ...

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera review: Big and beautiful

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Announced last month as the top device in the iPhone 12 family, the iPhone 12 Pro Max features the largest screen and the most impressively specified main camera of Apple’s new batch of phones. The ...

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Camera review: Great smartphone video

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The iPhone 12 Pro is the second model from the top in Apple’s 2020 smartphone lineup, featuring a 6.1-inch OLED HDR10 display, 6GB RAM and the A14 Bionic chipset. The camera comes with standard-wide, ultra-wide, ...

Updated: Apple iPhone SE (2020) Camera review: Excellent autofocus and video

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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 ...

Google Pixel 5 Audio review: Focused on the basics

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The Google Pixel 5, introduced at the end of September 2020, represents somewhat of an anomaly in the smartphone world. Instead of following up the Pixel 4 by stacking on more features, performance boosts, and ...

Google Pixel 4a Camera review: Excellent single-camera smartphone

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Released August 2020, the Google Pixel 4a is the American software giant’s lower-specification and more affordable variant of its 2019 flagship Pixel 4. Boasting a 5.81-inch OLED display with 1080 x 2340-pixel resolution, the screen ...

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Display review: Smooth light transitions

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Released in October 2020, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro is one of a tight-knit family of four new “12” devices from the Cupertino giant. The same size as its non-Pro 12 sibling, smaller than the ...

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