iPhone 13 mini matches the 12 Pro Max in DxOMark's camera tests, 13 Pro places 4th overall

28 September 2021
While they weren't the most exciting upgrades, the cameras on the iPhone 13 series are very competitive.

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Nobody cares about DXOmark tests.. It's just purest garbage found on earth... I just came here to post this comment xD not to read their garbage..

Dear GSMarena team,
I think you should seriously consider dropping their fake test news from your articles. All the best

  • Anonymous

2 oldest things in the world:

1) dinosaurs

2) iPhone design

  • AnonD-1016461

ST, 29 Sep 2021I have compared the cameras of the S20U and the S21U for a ... moreThey have different factors
You can read the review
Only and only Scamsung gets a bad score
Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, Asus all of them are fine
Maybe, Maybe Samsung got problem

Gotta pay dem bills, DxO. Shills.

  • ST

Anonymous, 29 Sep 2021That is probably because you don't understand their te... moreI have compared the cameras of the S20U and the S21U for a whole day in the open, day and night, and the difference is immense in the overall quality of the photos - but if you ask DXO the S20U is better for some unknown reason.

  • Anonymous

Chuck007, 29 Sep 2021People still believe in this DxOMark garbage? Their resu... moreThat is probably because you don't understand their test... eg, a photo with high contrast and look punchy will not score well in dynamic range department etc.

  • Anonymous

Harshal, 29 Sep 2021Are you kidding ? Things u said are true only if don't... morethat might be true. But the fact that probably 95% of the photos are shared/viewed on mobile devices and not pixel peeping makes mobile photography a much better platform unless you required the speed or for professional usage.

  • LOL

Huawei is a dead brand, not sure why it is still involved in any conversation about smartphones.

If smartphone cameras continue to improve, they will eat up GoPro's market share.

these are at launch scores. OS updates improves cameras in time. so, 12pro max would beat 13mini with the same OS version.

  • Nick

-Trix-, 28 Sep 2021Camera quality difference with my 13 pro compared to 11 Pro... moreI have checked the full res photos of the phone and the difference is negligible. To be honest 11 was better than the 12 in camera department. Soz, 13 is not really an upgrade

  • Harshal

Cymbiotcynic, 29 Sep 2021The 13 is a great phone. Android user but my partner uses i... moreAre you kidding ? Things u said are true only if don't zoom into photos. Even when u zoom 50%, u will clearly tell if the photo is taken on a smartphone or proper camera. Just checked the dxo full res photos and the pictures have artificial looking textures, noise reduction and over sharpening. No one can mistake it for a proper camera photo.

Macaulay Culkin, 29 Sep 2021The iPhone 3G, 7, 8, XS, and 13 were some of the smallest u... moreThe 13 is a great phone. Android user but my partner uses iPhone and I'm tempted to jump ship. The cameras are excellent and the colour science is a brilliant balance of neutral and slightly warmer leaning. Skin tones are excellent as well and dynamic range looks alot more natural than before. I wouldn't be surprised if mobiles catch up with ilc up to 70mm within a few generations. Computational bokeh and cinematic moods plus the stacking abilities are improving in leaps.

AnonD-1016461, 29 Sep 2021I don't believe in DXO until my favorite OEM (Samsung)... moreAre you really that insecure? No positive review of your sad toy, you throw a little hissy fit 不不不不不不

  • Chuck007

People still believe in this DxOMark garbage?

Their results haven't represented actual photo quality in years.

  • AnonD-1016461

I don't believe in DXO until my favorite OEM (Samsung) get a better score

  • Anonymous

Macaulay Culkin, 29 Sep 2021The iPhone 3G, 7, 8, XS, and 13 were some of the smallest u... moreYes the iPhone X was overrated. Apple did make few groundbreaking innovations but that device was actually inferior anyways. Overpriced tol

  • Anonymous

kek, 28 Sep 2021"Those entry level phones enable millions of people to... moreThat's your perspective mate, in reality, those devices can't even play PUBG properly (though going around 200$ range a Redmi note 10 pro gets you a freaking 120 hz AMOLED, that ain't bargain bin dude) the phones you are referring to cost between 50-150 and they can barely play 1080p videos properly...

The iPhone 3G, 7, 8, XS, and 13 were some of the smallest upgrades in iPhone history but what were some of the biggest upgrades minus the 2G?

Probably the X even though I find it overrated. The 3GS and 4S had a much beefier SoC than their predecessors. The 5S and 6S were big upgrades from their predecessor even if they looked the same. The 11 and 12 were just mild upgrades.

We can't expect Apple to reinvent the wheel every year. Even with Galaxy S or Pixel, the improvements have been quite minimal the last 5 years. The Pixel 2 and 3 are nearly the same. Google used the same camera sensor for four generations.

Macaulay Culkin, 28 Sep 2021I haven't trusted DxO in years. Just a paid influencer... moreAll reviews are not objective. They will be influenced by the reviewers subjective bias and preferences. Listing the specs would be objective. At least Dxomark include a lot of repeatable tests conducted with professional equipment within their reviews though unlike many reviews which just look at the photos with their own eyes and give their subjective opinions

Where iPhones truly shines is video recording. The preferred device for YouTube content creators. They've been class-leading with this since iPhone 4. I mostly dislike video recording on Android. And most use Final Cut Pro to edit videos. Sometimes iMovie. So macOS is needed which makes it far more seamless syncing an iPhone to a Mac.