- The iPhone 15 Pro Max showed accurate camera exposure and wide dynamic range in the test.
- DxOMark appreciated the iPhone 15 Pro Max for its reliable and fast autofocus, effective stabilization, and very accurate object isolation in bokeh mode.
- The iPhone 15 Pro Max selfie camera showed noise across all shooting conditions.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max has been out in the market for about three weeks now. It has made headlines for various reasons including negative ones. There have been complaints about the quality and heating issues related to the latest Pro model. While Apple should fix such issues in the future, it has also been receiving a lot of praise for its camera performance. The iPhone 15 Pro Max has now been rated as the best selfie camera smartphone by DxOMark.
iPhone 15 Pro Max DxOMark Selfie Camera Test Result and Ranking
DxOMark has shared its selfie camera test results for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The most expensive iPhone from Apple has passed the test with flying colours as it reached a score of 149. It is the highest score in a DxOMark selfie camera test which means the phone now sits at the top of the selfie camera ranking.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max grabbed the top spot from last year’s iPhone 14 Pro Max which scored 145. The test result mentions the new iPhone model has managed to deliver better performance despite having the same camera setup as the predecessor. It has the same 12MP selfie camera with f/1.9 aperture, autofocus, and 4K video recording at up to 60fps.
The new Apple A17 Pro processor and software improvements are said to have led to significant improvements in camera performance. The team was particularly impressed with the exposure, colour, and bokeh delivered by the iPhone 15 Pro Max. It also found autofocus to be fast and reliable with a wide depth of field.
The new iPhone captured a high level of detail in bright light for both photos and videos. Stabilization was found to be effective when holding the device still and moving while recording. A large number of users love to click bokeh shots with their phones and iPhone 15 Pro Max does not disappoint. It is said to have very accurate subject isolation in bokeh mode.
Since no single smartphone camera is perfect, the iPhone 15 Pro Max selfie camera has its share of cons too. The team noticed noise across all shooting conditions. It also spotted occasional colour quantization artifacts in photos and videos and occasional sharpness differences between frames when recording a video while walking.
To give you an overview, the iPhone 15 Pro Max scored 145 in the photo test with the top spot in exposure, focus, artifacts, and bokeh. The video test saw it achieve a 156 score with it being the best-ranked smartphone in exposure, colour, and stabilization.