DxOMark reviews Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders, scores higher than iPhone 12 Pro Max

Ricky, 17 August 2021

The latest device to receive a camera review from DxOMark is the Asus Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders. It’s worth noting that the initial wave of reviews for this device did arrive on Monday morning. However, most reviewers experienced lackluster photo quality so we are assuming that DxOMark performed its tests with unreleased firmware.

The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders is promised an update that would fix textures, noise, higher photo resolution modes, autofocus, optimized HDR, and multi-frame noise reduction, all of which seem to be doing okay in DxO’s camera test. With that out of the way, let’s look at DxOMark’s findings.

DxOMark reviews Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders, scores higher than iPhone 12 Pro Max

Let’s start with the specs. The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders has a main IMX686 1/1.73” 64MP camera with f/1.8 lens, 12MP IMX363 1/2.55” ultra wide camera with f/2.2 lens, and an 8MP telephoto camera with module capable of 3X optical zoom and an f/2.4 lens. Meanwhile, the front-facing camera has a 24MP sensor, but DxOMark doesn’t test for selfie cameras.

DxOMark gave the Smartphone an overall score of 133. It received a score of 142 in photos, citing fast and accurate autofocus, low noise, great dynamic range, and accurate white balance. It does mention some inaccuracy with color rendering, inconsistent white balance on the telephoto camera, and loss of texture.

In the texture, dynamic range, and autofocus test, DxOMark reports they all work flawlessly and the results look superior to both the Xiaomi MI 11 Ultra and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro. Meanwhile, the Smartphone’s details suffered a bit in lower light conditions.

The Smartphone scores 111 in video with strong autofocus, accurate colors, and decent stabilization, but a ghosting effect is largely apparent in low light video.

Check out the full review at the link below.

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  • Anonymous

I'm not saying sensor size doesn't have its inherent benefits, but calling it midrange doesn't make sense, there's so many other elements that contribute to the quality of images. that's clearly evidenced in the fact that the...

But now they admit that they were wrong, and start raising sensors size even they exceeded the size of 808's sensor :)

Ok.

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