Digital camera specialist DxOMark released a comprehensive review of the front selfie camera on Apple’s iPhone 11 on Thursday, finding that the device offered good, if not excellent performance, compared to competing smartphones.
Calling it the “junior partner” of the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, DxOMark in its review notes that the iPhone 11 shares the specifications of the selfie camera with its more expensive siblings. On paper, the two lines of the iPhone should give identical results, because they both have a 12 megapixel sensor, a lens with a focal length equivalent to 23 mm and support for advanced features. photo processing like portrait mode and smart HDR.
According to DxOMark, the fixed focal lens of the iPhone 11 is its Achilles heel.
While exposure, white balance, and color reproduction are generally good, with the exception of the poor performance expected in low light situations, DxOMark found that the focus was a constant weak point for the handset . Interestingly, the iPhone 11 was surpassed by the iPhone 11 Pro Max in various focus tests, including photography and video, with subjects that become sharply blurred as they move away from the lens. ‘camera.
The group did not explain the explanation for the apparent disparity between the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Max, although it noted that Samsung’s Galaxy S10 + outperformed both iPhones thanks to a focus system. automatic point. The Samsung model also outperformed the iPhone 11 in simulated bokeh shots, marketed by Apple as portrait photography.
DxOMark found the iPhone 11 to offer “pleasing” colors, precise exposure and high detail, especially when photographing brightly lit outdoor scenes. However, the sensor was somewhat noisy in all conditions and suffered loss of detail in some situations.
Overall, the iPhone 11 selfie camera scored 91 points, placing it 13th behind Huawei, a series of Samsung smartphones, Asus ZenFone 6, iPhone 11 Pro Max and Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 4.
DxOMark released an in-depth review of the iPhone 11’s rear cameras in January.