After more than six years to test the rear cameras of smartphones, the French laboratory DxO announced today that it will now also evaluate the quality of cameras before, for selfies.
This Tuesday, the DxOMark laboratory, which specializes in evaluating the photo quality of cameras, lenses and smartphones, has announced that it will now extend its field of study. So far, in its famous ranking, DxO was confined to judging the photo quality of smartphones with the main module, located at the back. From now on, the French laboratory intends to go further by proposing a second ranking, that of the best selfie cameras on smartphones.
"We have designed this protocol to provide the same quality for front-end devices as our DxO Mobile protocol for primary sensors: to provide reliable, neutral test data on device performance and image quality," says DxO in its press release.
Tests similar to those of the main photo module
From now on, the DxO Mark homepage indicates a second ranking for smartphones, next to the main ranking. Each smartphone is therefore given a second note concerning the quality of selfies. Moreover, the selfie quality of smartphones is evaluated in a separate test, separate from that of the main camera, but on the same criteria. We thus find a global score, but also notes for photo quality and video quality, as well as for certain criteria such as exposure, respect for colors, the bokeh effect, digital noise, the focus or the stabilization.
In order to inaugurate its new test protocol, DxO has already tested 12 smartphones. Note, however, that all the top rated devices for their main unit have not yet been evaluated. The HTC U12 + (4th in the main standings), Huawei P20 (7th), iPhone XR (8th), Xiaomi Mi 8 (10th) or OnePlus 6T (11th) are still missing. Here is the provisional ranking of DxO Mark for the front cameras of smartphones:
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