Now there’s DxOMark rating for selfie cameras, Guess which smartphone tops the list

first_imgIf you are in the market for buying a smartphone and camera performance is your primary criteria, then a visit to DxOMarks website is obviously a necessity. After all, the company published performance scores of various smartphones through a series of thorough tests, involving both photography and videos. However, if you wanted to figure out the performance of the front camera, you had to rely on product reviews. There was nothing to compare them scientifically. DxOMark pondered over the issue and has now come with a solution.DxOMark has officially announced its first list of all smartphones that participated in its first selfie performance test. The list begins with a choice of 12 smartphones spanning across various price categories. As expected, the top flagship smartphones of 2018 from Apple, Google and Samsung are present on top of the list. However, the test elected two smartphones as the best one that can be used to snap the best selfies – Google’s Pixel 3 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9.The Google Pixel 3 dominates the selfie camera chart with an overall score of 92. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 also sits alongside the Pixel 3 with a selfie score of 92. This feels weird as both the smartphones take a substantially different approach to selfies. The Pixel 3 sports a dual front camera setup with a secondary wide-angle sensor. The Note 9 makes do with a single selfie camera. DxOMark states that the Pixel 3’s camera dominated with extremely detailed selfies while Note 9 goes for a cleaner selfie approach.Following the Note 9 and Pixel 3, Xiaomi’s Mi MIX 3 came in at third place with a score of 84 while the Apple iPhone XS Max came in at fourth with a score of 82. The DxOMark leader for rear camera performance – Huawei Mate 20 Pro, only score 75, which is lesser than the older Google Pixel 2’s score of 77. The Intex Aqua Selfie rounds up the list at the last spot with a score of 22.advertisementThe DxOMark selfie test takes into consideration several factors such as skin tones, details, colour accuracy, sharpness and other parameters. “DxOMark Selfie is based on the same procedures and methodologies as DxOMark Mobile, but we have made some important modifications to reflect the way front cameras are used,” states the company on its website. Scores were deducted for any artificial enhancement that these cameras did for selfies in the test.However, the DxOmark scores shouldn’t solely be the deciding factor while purchasing a selfie-oriented smartphone. DxOMark’s test looks for the best photo quality via scientific measures. However, most consumers prefer artificially enhanced treatment for selfies and therefore, may find the DxOMark’s chart leader not satisfying their needs.ALSO READ | Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s camera is as good as P20 Pro’s, claims DxOMarkALSO READ | DxOMark doesn’t believe Pixel 3 is phone with the best camera in 2018, but you can safely ignore DxOALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: A Note worth takinglast_img

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