Their tests are in-depth and extremely involved but there has always been one thing lacking- a selfie camera quality test. If you add the scores together, the Galaxy Note 9 comes out on top with 195 points, and the Pixel 3 is in second place with 193.
Until now, DxOMark scored smartphones based on their rear camera capabilities alone. According to details provided by DxOMark, the testing is pretty much done the same as on the main camera test protocol, capturing over 1500 sample images and several hours of video tests and scenes, with some minor adjustments by taking into account the way people use the front camera.
Although they might not look radically different the Galaxy Note 9 and Pixel 3 offer some of the best camera systems on the market but both take a different approach to photography in terms of hardware and software. The iPhone X was the only other iPhone in the test, but its score was only two from the bottom.
Today, DxOMark published the first-ever DxOMark Selfie test reports for 12 smartphones.
DxOMark has kicked off its selfie camera testing protocol by picking up 10 phones. And if we're being honest, Apple these days faces some stiff competition on the mobile camera front from any number of Android rivals. As you can see from the chart below, we have two smartphones at the top position: the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Google Pixel 3. While a full list of tests and scores isn't available, the tests take approximately two weeks from start to finish to perform.
The outlet explained the Pixel 3 faired better than the Note 9 where still photos are concerned, but that Samsung's phablet had the advantage when it came to video.
"Apple's flagship iPhone XS Max produces some of the best still image and video quality in bright light conditions, but struggles more than its high-end competitors when the light gets dimmer". "Images captured with the Google device show slightly stronger contrast and a cooler white balance".
Shortly after its release last fall, users took to Twitter, YouTube and chatrooms to complain about how the XS selfie-cam seemed to change skin color and texture.