Apple announced its new line of smartphones last month, with the iPhone 12 Pro Max being the most high-end model of the four. For the first time, Apple has upgraded the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera with advanced hardware. The camera system on 12 Pro Max features a triple-lens camera with a LiDAR Scanner that improves AR functionality and allows users to take Night mode portraits with Wide and Ultra-Wide lens. In addition, the most supreme model of the new flagship series features a 12 MP f / 1.6 equivalent 26mm main sensor, which is accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide lens and a 12MP telephoto lens.
DXOMark put the most advanced camera system in an iPhone to test. The tester gave it a total score of 138 and here is the complete breakup of the result.
iPhone 12 Pro Max camera scores 130 points in DXOMark camera test
In the sub-scores, the smartphone scored 138 points in the photo category, a few behind Huawei Mate 40 Pro. The reviewer highlights the autofocus, precise exposure, and pleasant colors. Furthermore, there are improvements in the texture and noise balance of pictures.
“Autofocus is particularly fast and accurate, with the iPhone 12 Pro Max setting a new high for this sub-score. Despite the larger sensor, the main camera also maintains enough depth of field (and manages it properly) to keep everyone in focus in our group test shots.
The phone balances texture and noise better than the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and texture preservation is very good, with the camera hanging onto detail even as light levels drop. Noise is also lower than we measured in its predecessor. But despite the improvements, the very best of the competition still manages to balance noise and detail more deftly.”
The iPhone 12 Pro Max achieved a score of 68 in the new Zoom metric, which combines the Wide and Tele scores. The iPhone performed quite in this area, offering lots of coverage and good overall image quality. Despite the satisfactory performance, the smartphone falls behind some of its competitors when it comes to Zoom:
“However, the iPhone 12 Pro Max can’t really compete on the long end of its zoom with the best of its adversaries. Xiaomi, Huawei, and others have been pushing hard on extending the reach of phones with long focal-length tele-modules, while the iPhone is a modest 65 mm-equivalent.”
In the video section, the iPhone 12 Pro Max performed well and obtained 113 points, and tied with the Huawei P40 Pro, behind only the Mate 40 Pro. In this category, the review highlights the speed and accuracy of focusing, wide dynamic range, and the balance of texture and noise:
“Texture and noise are well balanced under most conditions, with low noise and plenty of detail present when shooting outdoors or in moderate indoor lighting. Light levels have to get quite low before noise becomes intrusive and detail drops. Color is generally pleasant, despite some slight white balance casts that are sometimes visible (more so in very low light).:
With their new flat-edged design, 2020 iPhone 12 models offer faster Face ID, more efficient A14 chip technology, and 5G connectivity. In the United States, all iPhone 12 models support both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks, while in other countries, only sub-6GHz 5G connectivity is available.