THE Apple brought several improvements to the camera’s iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, including a third sensor with ultrawide lens and the Deep Fusion artificial intelligence feature. He drew with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ in DxOMark tests, but failed to overtake the Huawei Mate 30 Pro or Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition, also known as Mi Note 10 Pro.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max camera reached a score of 117 on the DxOMark, with 124 points in photography and 102 points in video. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro continue to lead the ranking with 121 points each.
According to DxOMark, the iPhone 11 Pro Max camera performed very well in virtually every aspect, but still faces some limitations. It is one of the best when it comes to exposure, but ends up stumbling in low light environments, when compared to cell phones with larger sensors (like the Huawei Mate 30 Pro).
The bokeh mode generates good results, but “is not among the best”: there are small errors on the border between the object in focus and the background, visible in all types of light in the environment.
The zoom of the iPhone 11 Pro Max is better than its predecessors, generating good photos from a short distance. However, it cannot compete with the longer telephoto lenses of devices like the Huawei P30 Pro; the difference in noise is clearly visible at greater distances.
iPhone 11 Pro Max has ultrawide lens and Deep Fusion
The triple camera brings an ultrawide lens to an iPhone for the first time. It has one of the widest viewing angles on a smartphone, and generates “decent” images, but far from the quality of the photos on the main camera. DxOMark praises color reproduction, dynamic range and texture reproduction, but criticizes the relatively high noise levels.
Deep Fusion really works, using machine learning to render small details like freckles, animal hair and distant leaves. Night mode, one of the highlights of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, is among one of the best on the market – second only to the Night Sight of the Google Pixel 4.
And when it comes to video, the iPhone 11 Pro Max reaches the highest score on DxOMark, tying with the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition. It generates “some of the best images we’ve seen on a smartphone, especially when using 4K resolution”.
Check out all the test photos and videos in DxOMark.
Exposure and contrast test:
Low light noise test:
Night mode test: