Compared to its predecessor, a far from easy competitor, the iPhone 12’s camera system is superior, resulting in sharper and significantly brighter images.

The iPhone 12 Pro in Blue and White colors

But compared to other brands and according to DXOMark, a commercial website recognized as “an independent benchmark scientifically evaluating smartphones, lenses, and cameras,” iPhone 12 ranks fourth on their list of the best smartphone cameras.

The iPhone 12 Pro doesn’t have the best camera on the market

According to the study, Apple’s new triple-lens camera array with LiDAR Scanner deserves a score of 128 points. Other aspects evaluated include a “photo score of 135” and a “video score of 112”. However, for this study iPhone 12 Pro has been affected by its zoom features:

“With an overall score of 128 on the DXOMARK camera, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro ranks in the top five in our rankings, improving last year’s 11 Pro Max by four points and replacing it as the best Apple device in our database. … With a score of 66, Zoom is the area where the iPhone 12 Pro loses some points to the best in its class, mainly due to its tele-lens offering only 2x optical magnification. “

Other aspects praised during the test has been still photography.DXOMark praises the iPhone 12 Pro’s autofocus system:

“… the autofocus system is one of the highlights, offering fast and accurate performance in most situations.”

If in general the cameras of the iPhone are perceived as the best on the market, the logical question is who have surpassed the iPhone 12. According to the study, the top rankings for smartphone cameras occupy the following order.

  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro – 136.
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra – 133.
  • Huawei P40 Pro – 132.
  • iPhone 12 Pro – 128.
  • Vivo X50 Pro + – 127.
  • Oppo Find X2 Pro – 126.
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G – 126.
  • Honor 30 Pro + – 125.
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max – 124.

Know more: What are the differences between the cameras of the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max?

Although the methodology and reliability of DXOMark tests are often questioned, mainly on the basis that camera quality is subjective and assigning a ‘score’ is challenging, this does not make the results less exciting and without doubts comparisons with similar tests.

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