Now that the iPhone X is officially available – it’s also set to land here in Malaysia on 24 November – many reviewers have published their impressions of the most expensive iPhone yet. DxOMark, renowned for its detailed analysis of smartphone cameras, has released its review of the iPhone X’s camera performance too, and it’s rather interesting.
According to the DxOMark, the iPhone X is excellent when it comes to still photography. The site gave the iPhone a photo score of 101; the highest score it has ever given to any smartphone. DxOMark attributes this high score to the camera’s “outstanding exposure, great dynamic range, as well as punchy colour rendering.”
In comparison to the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X’s larger f/2.4 aperture on the telephoto lens with optical image stabilisation – the 8 Plus has a smaller f/2.8 aperture with no OIS instead – produces some tangible improvements. The iPhone X has better zooming capability, as well as improved “exposure, colour, texture, and noise” performances.
While DxOMark gave the iPhone X a very favourable score in still photography, it’s a different story in the video department. In fact, it received a video score of 89: virtually the same score the iPhone 8 Plus received. While the iPhone X can produce “accurate colour rendering and white balance in most lighting conditions” in video capture, DxOMark noted that the phone also has “high-frequency oscillations during walking movements.”
All in all, the iPhone X is definitely a capable shooter – at least, in DxOMark’s review. The site’s full review of the iPhone X’s camera performance can be found here.