Now it seems like a good time to take a closer look at the many best smartphone cameras reviews posted this year and pick your favorite smartphones for yourself.
2019 was a great year for cell phone cameras in which technology not only allowed consumers to capture better pictures and videos than before, especially in the dark, but also played an important role in product design by forcing vendors to come up with all kinds of amazingly interesting camera designs.
This year, DxOMark tested 31 mobile camera(s) quality across a range of price points and picked the champions for each of its five main categories.
In terms of overall camera efficiency, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition came out on top with a rating of 121 “making both phones an excellent choice for smartphone photographers who need top performance in any mobile image or video scenario.” The remaining three choices in the overall ranking include the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (117), the Sams.
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Best Video Shooting Phone
The website finds the flagship of Apple to be the top choice for shooting video, with a score of 102, equal to the aforementioned Xiaomi smartphone. Google’s Pixel 4 came in third (101), followed by Samsung’s Note 10 5 G models and Galaxy S10.
Citing Apple’s emphasis on the video performance of its iPhones as well as their immense popularity in the mobile video community, DxOMark pointed to the “abundance of options in terms of mobile video accessories, such as external microphones, video grips and lighting solutions, as well as video editing devices,” allowing consumers to capture high-quality footage with lightweight and portable equipment.
Best for Zoom
For those who wanted to see the finer details in their shots, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro once again stood out thanks to its “actually unrivaled” complicated zoom feature. The phone was lauded for its true optical zoom and for producing high-quality photos at various focal lengths.
Second and third place went to Huawei P30 Pro (95) and Mate30 Pro (91), respectively, followed by fourth place with the new Pixel (81) and fifth place with Honor 20 Pro (79).
Best For Ultra-Wide
When it came to ultra-wide photography with a rating of 42, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 + 5 G came out first. Indoor and outdoor settings, DxoMark noted the device’s wide field of view and good image performance.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max came in second by a2-point (40) gap that is shared with the Galaxy S10 5G. The fourth and fifth slots in this group went to the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro (39) and the Galaxy S10 + (38).
Best for Night Shot
The last class is the one in which progress has been made in smartphone photography. Taking good pictures in low-light or at night is now a possibility thanks to computer trickery and improved detectors, even if it is currently limited to a few high-end smartphones.
Ironically, in the top 5 slots, neither Apple nor Google were able to secure any spot. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro once again came out on top with a score of 61 and was praised in dark conditions for its good exposure, color saturation, wide dynamic range and low noise levels.
The company’s P30 Pro finished second with a score of 59, matched by the Galaxy Note 10 + 5 G and the Galaxy S10 5 G, while the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro finished fifth with 56 points in total