- DxOMark has released the ratings for the newly launched iPhone 15 Pro Max.
- Apple’s latest flagship continues to provide the best video recording experience on a smartphone.
- DxOMark says that the iPhone 15 Pro Max offers the best bokeh in portrait shots, as compared to any other flagship.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max has been tested by DxOMark for its camera capabilities. Apple has introduced a new periscope lens, which enables 5X optical zoom on the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The device has received the second-highest score on the DxOMark rankings, just behind the Huawei P60 Pro.
As per DxOMark, the iPhone 15 Pro Max has the best cameras for videography as compared to any other smartphone. The report also reveals that the device has one of the best bokeh for still images on a smartphone camera.
iPhone 15 Pro Max Ranks 2nd in DxOMark Testing
The iPhone 15 Pro Max has received a DxOMark score of 154 points, securing the second-highest score on DxOMark rankings. The device is just 2 points behind the top-rated Huawei P60 Pro, which scored 156 points earlier this year.
Here are the detailed DxOMark Ratings for the iPhone 15 Pro Max:
- Photo: 153 (Highest 159 by Huawei P60 Pro)
- Video: 158 (Highest)
- Bokeh: 80 (Highest)
- Zoom: 142 (Highest 158 by Huawei P60 Pro)
- Lowlight: 127 (Highest 132 by Huawei P60 Pro)
- Preview: 86 (Highest 91 by iPhone 14 Pro Max)
Overall DxOMark Score for iPhone 15 Pro Max: 154
For reference, here is a list of the top 5 smartphones on DxOMark rankings.
- Huawei P60 Pro: 156
- iPhone 15 Pro Max: 154
- OPPO Find X6 Pro: 153
- Honor Magic 5 Pro: 152
- OPPO Find X6: 150
However, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is the only device in the list that is available in the global markets. The Huawei P60 Pro, OPPO Find X6 Pro, and the Find X6 are exclusive to China, whereas the Honor Magic 5 Pro has limited availability in the UK. Hence, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is currently the highest DxOMark-rated device accessible to the mass audience.
iPhone 15 Pro Max Camera Review by DxOMark
As per DxOMark, the iPhone 15 Pro Max delivers consistent performance in still images, with true-to-life colours and minimal saturation. The report also says that the device has zero shutter lag (ZSL) which helps to capture sharp images of fast-moving objects.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max produces the best portrait shots, with excellent edge detection and bokeh, as per DxOMark. The device is able to reproduce natural skin tones in portrait shots, even in challenging situations with sharp background lighting.
By default, the iPhone 15 Pro Max captures images in 24MP. However, in low lighting conditions, the device switches to 12MP mode to capture more light. As per DxOMark, Apple has improved texture quality and exposure in low-light shots in the iPhone 15 Pro Max, as compared to its predecessor. It also reports that there is minimal noise in images in dark conditions.
Here is a comparison between the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and other competing flagships such as Pixel 7 Pro and Huawei P60 Pro. The chart shows DxOMark’s ratings for images across factors such as colours, texture, noise, and exposure.
DxOMark says that the autofocus speeds on the iPhone 15 Pro Max are slightly slower than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, in dark light conditions. However, in daylight conditions, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is just as good as other devices, including the Huawei P60 Pro.
The periscope lens on the iPhone 15 Pro Max has improved the zoom quality by a huge margin. The noise levels in zoomed-in images have significantly reduced as compared to its predecessor.
iPhone 15 Pro Max Is the Best Device for Videos: DxOMark
As per DxOMark, the iPhone 15 Pro Max has the best smartphone camera for shooting videos. The device is able to retain an excellent dynamic range, with natural colours. The sensor-shift stabilization results in good stability videos and DxOMark says that the video stability on the iPhone 15 Pro Max is among the best in the market.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max now also supports video recording directly on an external SSD. Hence, videographers can now attach an external highspeed drive to the USB-C port of the device, for creating professional-grade videos.