10 смартфонов с лучшими камерами по версии dxomark

Best for Bokeh: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G

Samsung devices have always been a great option for shooting portraits with a background-blurring simulated bokeh effect, and the current top-ranked device for this category, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G, is no different. Bokeh results are outstanding, with excellent subject isolation, spotlight rendering, and blur gradient. Texture on faces is particularly good. Noise is also well controlled, giving the Samsung an advantage over the competition for indoor bokeh shots.

In addition, HDR processing in bokeh mode works very well in high-contrast scenes, maintaining good brightness on faces when the background is much brighter. Spotlights in the background have a good shape and contrast, too.

As on pretty much all devices, depth estimation isn’t perfect, with some slight masking errors and artifacts occasionally visible, but the depth-of-field effect is consistently applied to both portraits and static objects. The overall effect is pleasant and blur transitions look natural, with objects both in front and behind the subject blurred.

The only downside to the Note 10+ 5G’s bokeh simulation is a slight lack of contrast that can make images look a little flat in the shadows, but overall, the Note 10+ 5G is the device to beat in the Bokeh category.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G review

Also consider: Both the Honor V30 Pro and Samsung’s new flagship, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, are very close to the Note 10+ 5G in terms of bokeh performance and worth a closer look if shooting portraits with your smartphone camera is high up on your list of priorities.

  • Honor V30 Pro review
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review

Test summary

Achieving an overall DxOMark mobile score of 91 points, the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 puts in a very respectable performance in our tests, but lands outside the top 20 in our database for smartphone image quality. Capturing still photos, the device achieved a Photo score of 92 points, with its key strengths being excellent autofocus performance, nice flash pictures, and pleasant color in all tested conditions. Exposure is generally accurate when shooting both indoors and outside; and the Pocophone is capable of nice overall results in well-balanced lighting conditions, with high levels of contrast, accurate white balance, and pleasant color.

HDR processing isn’t quite as strong as we’ve seen on some of the best-performing devices; and although detail is often maintained in the darker tonal regions, expect some highlight clipping in the brighter areas when shooting high-contrast scenes. Contrast is also occasionally low in some outdoor and indoor scenes, too, with a misty white haze affect rendered over the image. This low contrast issue occurs relatively infrequently, and certainly not with every exposure, but we’ve never previously observed this type of issue on Xiaomi devices (such as the Mi 8).

The Pocophone F1 maintains reasonable levels of detail in most lighting conditions, but fine edges aren’t quite as well-defined as with some competitor flagship devices, and there’s a noticeable loss of detail in low light. The dual-tone flash performs well, though, recording good exposure with accurate white balance and acceptable detail, so it’s worth using the flash in low light for better results.

The Pocophone F1’s main opportunities for improvement concern both bokeh and particularly zoom shots. With no tele-lens for zoom, results are on par with single-cam devices that implement a digital zoom to get you closer to your subject. In bright light with only a small amount of magnification, results are acceptable, but expect to see some loss of detail in intricate areas, as well as strong ringing along contrast edges.

The second depth-sensing sensor does an OK job on bokeh shots, with a strong but pleasant background blur applied behind subjects captured in Portrait mode. Depth estimation and masking errors do occur, however, with edges of the portrait occasionally blurred, and artifacts visible around complex areas, resulting in parts of the background that remain unblurred.

Achieving a video sub-score of 90 points, the Pocophone F1 is a reasonably consistent performer for multimedia creatives. Its key strengths are excellent autofocus with good tracking, and an effective stabilization system that offers good motion reduction when both walking and panning, as well as for static handheld videos. Video exposure is acceptable, but target exposures can be a little low in bright scenes, and dynamic range is again limited. Color is another strong aspect for video, however, so you can expect well-saturated hues and generally acceptable white balance in all conditions; but detail is very low in movies generally, and especially in those shot in low light.


Packing a big screen, fast processor, and quadruple rear camera, budget-conscious consumers get quite a lot of smartphone at an attractive price with the Realme X2 Pro. If selfies are an important factor in your buying choice, however, you may be slightly underwhelmed by its front camera performance.

Serious exposure instabilities mean it’s not very reliable, and very limited dynamic range makes it difficult to capture nice selfies in very bright conditions. Color saturation is also weak compared to the best performers, and narrow depth of field means that only faces close to the camera are sharp. While the X2 Pro does have some strengths in the shape of good detail in single-person selfies, as well as nice bokeh and flash shots, there are better performers overall in the mid-range market.

  • Pleasant color rendering
  • Mainly accurate face exposure
  • Nice detail at close range outdoors
  • Well-controlled noise outdoors
  • Accurate and repeatable flash
  • Good depth estimation in bokeh shots


  • Limited dynamic range
  • Serious exposure instabilities
  • Occasionally desaturated color
  • Limited depth of field


  • Poor stabilization
  • Limited dynamic range
  • Narrow depth of field
  • Low detail
  • Color casts in several lighting conditions

Video scores explained

The Vsmart Live scores 78 points for its video performance, putting it into the bottom third of our ranking for this category. The overall Video score is derived from performance and results across a range of attributes in the same way as the Photo score: Exposure (76), Color (88), Autofocus (70), Texture (46), Noise (77), Artifacts (70), and Stabilization (55)

Overall, the Vsmart Live’s performance in video mode leaves quite some room for improvement, making the device more suited for users who tend to focus on still image capture. The Exposure low score of 76 is due to a lack of dynamic range, resulting in frequent highlight clipping in high-contrast conditions. Video footage also often shows overexposure in bright outdoor conditions and under typical indoor lighting. This problem does not occur in low light, but in very low light levels (under 5 lux), video clips tend to be underexposed.

Color is one of the bright points, thanks to generally good color rendering and mostly accurate white balance. Only under tungsten lighting did our testers observe a strong orange/yellowish color cast. On the downside, autofocus performance is quite poor, with many instabilities, poor tracking, and constant overshooting when refocusing—all of which make recording usable footage a challenge.

In addition, the level of recorded detail is low in all light conditions. Noise is well under control in bright outdoor conditions, but some temporal noise is visible when recording under indoor lighting, and it becomes quite intrusive in low light. The Vsmart’s video clips also suffer from a range of artifacts, including ringing, aliasing, moiré, and hue shifts. To top things off, the device does not offer any video stabilization, which means any camera shake or walking motion will be noticeable in your video clips. (Predictably, this results in a very low score for Stabilization.)

Update summary





With our new Wide and Night results included in the ranking, the Xiaomi Mi 9’s Photo score increases from 112 to 115. Its overall DXOMARK Camera score is lifted from 107 to 110, thus ensuring the Xiaomi a top-5 position in our smartphone camera ranking.

At 16mm, the Mi 9’s angle of view isn’t as wide as we’ve seen on some other devices, but certainly helps you squeeze more into the frame, compared to the primary camera. Outdoor wide shots display good exposure, with fairly wide dynamic range, and noise is generally well-controlled. Color rendering and white balance are also pleasant. The Mi 9’s main weakness is a strong loss of sharpness that is visible at all wide-angle focal lengths. The wide-angle module also slightly underperforms indoors, with low target exposures and more limited dynamic range; moreover, colors can be somewhat undersaturated, and ringing artifacts are also visible.

The Mi 9 is a good performer for night photography overall, ranking in the top half of devices tested under our new protocol. Auto flash generally triggers accurately for night portraits, but often fires unnecessarily for low-light cityscapes, too, which impacts its image processing pipeline and negatively affects image quality. The Mi 9’s LED flash is an excellent option when it is deployed appropriately, however, with mainly good exposure and color in portraits. That said, a slight white balance cast is evident using flash under some artificial light sources and detail on faces is a little low. With the flash off, low-light cityscapes aren’t quite as impressive either, with slightly low target exposures, a loss of detail, and significant noise—meaning that the Mi 9’s performance doesn’t threaten the top performers.


Xiaomi Mi 9



Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The Xiaomi Mi 9 achieves one of the currently lowest scores in our analysis of wide-angle camera performance, with the main weaknesses low detail, significant softness in the outer field, and low target exposures in indoor shots. Outdoor exposure is pretty good, and although dynamic range isn’t quite as wide as the best-performing devices, it’s acceptable. Color rendering is OK, too, with reasonably good saturation; and although white balance tends to be slightly warm, it’s not unpleasant. Noise is generally well-controlled outdoors, too, but there is a loss of fine detail in intricate areas.

Xiaomi claims that the Mi 9’s wide-angle module offers an “ultra-wide” field of view, but tested in the default wide-angle setting, we found the minimum focal length to be around 16mm, so you can’t fit as much in the frame compared to such devices as the Samsung S10 5G.

One interesting aspect of the Xiaomi Mi 9’s performance, however, is its control of geometric distortion when a face is detected close to the edges of the frame. As you can see in the example below, when there are no people in the shot, the device applies some correction for straighter lines in the buildings, but doesn’t do this in the example with a person close to the edge so as to avoid distorting the subject. It’s not totally consistent, so it doesn’t always apply the correction, but it’s a bonus when it does.


Xiaomi Mi 9



Huawei P40 Pro

Overall, the Xiaomi Mi 9 isn’t one of the top-performing devices for night photography under our new testing protocol, but achieves pretty good results with the flash forced on, showing good exposure with very little vignetting, excellent repeatability, well-controlled noise levels, and fairly accurate white balance when shooting both with flash-only or when using the flash with 5 lux of ambient tungsten illumination. On the downside, texture rendering is not quite as good as some competitors, and we’ve observed some slight autofocus instabilities when using the Mi 9 camera’s LED flash.

With the flash set to auto, the flash tends to trigger for landscape images without illuminating most parts of the scene. More sensibly, the flash also triggers for portrait shots; faces are properly exposed, but levels of detail are fairly low and we observed slight white balance casts.

Image quality for cityscapes at flash-off settings in low light isn’t among the best we’ve seen. Target exposures are pretty good, but dynamic range is limited, with clipping evident in bright lights, and there’s noticeably less detail compared to the top-performing devices.

A bit of a mixed result using the Xiaomi Mi 9’s dedicated night mode, but it’s not the worst we’ve tested and night portraits are acceptable in some conditions. Under bright artificial light, exposure is generally accurate, but there’s a loss of detail on moving elements and faces can be out of focus, and there is a strong white balance cast under sodium vapor lighting.


Packing the same camera hardware as the Mi 8, Xiaomi’s latest smartphone has managed an improvement in its photography capabilities with modifications to its software and image processing algorithms. For still photos, it’s up there with some of the best devices we’ve tested, with good color, dynamic range, texture, and flash performance. Video performance is very similar to the Mi 8’s, although improved stabilization gives the Mi MIX 3 an advantage when shooting low-light movies. In short, the new Xiaomi is an excellent all-rounder.


  • Fast, accurate, and repeatable autofocus
  • Accurate white balance with bright, vivid colors
  • Wide dynamic range in outdoor and indoor shots
  • Excellent flash performance


  • High level of noise in high-contrast scenes
  • Inconsistent bokeh in Portrait Mode
  • Color banding visible in some indoor scenes


  • Visible noise in low light
  • Autofocus errors with scene changes
  • Exposure steps visible during convergence

Video scores explained

With an overall Video score 100 points, the Oppo Reno 10x is one of the best performers for Video in our database and is surpassed only by the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max and the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition. The overall Video score is derived from performance and results across a range of attributes in the same way as the Photo score: Exposure (85), Color (92), Autofocus (90), Texture (75), Noise (80), Artifacts (83), and Stabilization (90).

The Oppo’s 4K video footage shows outstanding color. Stabilization and autofocus performance still leave some room for improvement, though. Colors are generally vivid with accurate white balance, but in some clips we can see a jello effect and motion blur as well as some refocusing during recording. Other than that, stabilization is effective and the autofocus is fast and repeatable, with only some instabilities, mostly in low light.

Thanks to its 4K mode, the Oppo also records very good detail in bright light and under typical indoor conditions, but some detail is lost in low light, as you can see in the comparison graph above.  Noise levels are low when shooting outdoors and still well controlled in low light, but indoor footage shows coarse luminance noise. Our testers also noticed some exposure overshooting when adapting to changing conditions in low light, along with several artifacts, including denoising on moving objects, aliasing, and ghosting in some conditions.

Conclusion: Xiaomi enters the big leagues

Xiaomi has impressed us in the past with devices such as the Mi MIX 3 and Mi 8, but the Mi 9 takes things to a whole new level, placing the Chinese company’s latest flagship model firmly into the big league of smartphone cameras—right up there with the heavy-hitters from Apple, Samsung, and Huawei. With convincing results across the board and no major flaws, the Mi 9 is the third-best device so far for still imaging, edged out only by Huawei juggernauts Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro. In video mode it does even better, finding itself at the very top of our ranking, making it the top choice for mobile video shooters. This is partly due to the Mi 9 being the first test device recording 4K video by default and therefore scoring very high for texture and detail, but it also puts in a very good performance in all other test categories.

It’s also worth mentioning that, as with other devices with a similar camera setup, the Mi 9’s ultra-wide-angle camera did not have an impact on its DxOMark score. Still, it might be considered a very useful tool by many, making the Xiaomi Mi 9 even easier to recommend to anyone who likes taking pictures and recording videos with their smartphone.

Photo pros

  • Generally accurate and repeatable target exposure
  • Noise well under control in bright light and under indoor lighting
  • Fast and accurate autofocus
  • Generally accurate white balance
  • Excellent flash results
  • Good subject isolation and blur gradient in bokeh mode
  • Good detail when using the zoom function

Video pros

  • Excellent detail in bright light and when shooting indoors
  • Efficient stabilization in most situations
  • Low noise outdoors and indoors
  • Responsive and repeatable AF performance
  • Accurate white balance and good color rendering
  • Good target exposure even in low light

Photo cons

  • Slightly limited dynamic range
  • Loss of fine detail
  • Unnatural tone compression effects in the bright areas of high-contrast shots
  • Luminance noise when zooming, especially in low light

Video cons

  • Some ghosting and dropped frames
  • Noise in low-light scenes, especially on moving subjects
  • Occasional focus instabilities when shooting indoors


With the Galaxy S10+, Samsung has released a device with a camera that is on par with the very best in our DxOMark Mobile ranking. For still images, the S10+ scores 114 points, convincing our testers with outstanding dynamic range as well as very good exposure, color, and bokeh simulation. The new Samsung is also capable of recording excellent video files, with pleasant color, good exposure, and smooth framing, thanks to very good image stabilization. The Galaxy S10+ comes with the best camera we’ve seen on a Samsung smartphone, and will no doubt be one of the devices to beat in 2019.

As with other devices with a similar camera setup, the S10+ ultra-wide-angle camera did not have an impact on its DxOMark score. Still, it might be considered a very useful tool by many, making the Galaxy S10 an even more appealing option.

Photo pros

  • Accurate white balance and good color rendering in most situations
  • Low noise levels when shooting indoors and in low light
  • Very wide dynamic range and excellent highlight protection
  • Well-exposed flash images with hardly any light fall-off
  • Good detail in close-range zoom images
  • Realistic bokeh effect with good blur gradient and shape

Video pros

  • Good white balance in color in most situations
  • Fast and accurate autofocus
  • Effective stabilization
  • Good target exposure and decent dynamic range

Photo cons

  • Lack of fine detail in most conditions
  • Loss of sharpness across the field
  • Lack of detail at longer zoom settings
  • Ringing in bright light
  • Some subject isolation artifacts in bokeh mode

Video cons

  • Luminance noise in all conditions
  • Ringing and judder effect in bright light
  • Slightly undersaturated colors in low light
  • Loss of sharpness and stepping when tracking a subject
  • Some exposure instabilities, especially in bright light

Video scores explained

A device’s overall Video score is derived from its performance and results across a range of attributes in the same way as the Photo score. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra’s video scores are as follows: Exposure (87), Color (93), Autofocus (98), Texture (84), Noise (81), Artifacts (90), and Stabilization (96). In this section, we take a closer look at the device’s strengths and weakness for video, with some comparisons against key competitors.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra delivered its best results in video mode when set to 2160p resolution and a frame rate of 60fps. Overall, the device performs very well at these settings, achieving our highest Video score to date at 106. Exposure is not one of the camera’s strengths for video, though. Target exposure tends to be accurate, but dynamic range is more limited than on some competitors, with highlight clipping often visible in challenging high-contrast scenes. Exposure adaptation in changing light levels is good but not quite perfect, so there’s some room for improvement here.

Color, on the other hand, does not leave any reason to complain. Color rendering is pleasant in all situations and white balance is accurate, usually avoiding nasty color casts of any kind. In our lab tests the Xiaomi video mode delivered very accurate colors, as you can see in the chart below.

The camera also finds a very good compromise for texture and noise. Texture is consistently high and at the same time noise is very well under control.

The frame grabs below were taken from a real life clip and confirm the results of our lab tests. The Xiaomi squeezes a tiny amount of additional detail out of its video footage when compared to the comparison devices but in bright light the difference is fairly minor.

Like in stills mode, the autofocus system performs very well, reacting quickly and offering reliable tracking in both bright outdoor conditions and under indoor lighting. Stabilization is very effective, too, reducing camera shake and walking motion significantly. The 60fps also means panning is buttery-smooth and the judder effect that is often noticeable at lower frame rates is reduced to a minimum.

Best for Wide: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

At 47 points, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra tops our Wide category, thanks to an ultra-wide camera that delivers excellent exposure and color, as well as very effective geometric distortion correction. Although the specs list a 13mm lens, we measured it closer to 14mm, but even so, the S20 Ultra offers a very wide field of view and allows you to fit more scene into the frame than many competitors. Artifacts commonly associated with ultra-wide shots such as color fringing and ringing are slightly visible, but are not overly problematic. Anamorphosis, or stretching of elements towards the edges of the frame, is sometimes slightly noticeable, but the Samsung controls geometric distortion better than many of its rivals, with straighter lines and less barrel distortion.

On the downside, detail deteriorates noticeably when you zoom in just a little bit, so it’s best to stick with the native focal length when shooting with the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s ultra-wide.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review

Also consider: 

It looks like ultra-wide cameras are a bit of a Samsung specialty, with the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G following right in the S20 Ultra’s slipstream, offering equally wide fields of view and overall image quality that is not far off the top-ranked device. At 18mm, the Huawei P40 Pro’s ultra-wide camera is noticeably less wide than the Samsung devices. However, it offers the best dynamic range and detail/noise trade-off of all ultra-wide cameras we have tested. So if you can live with the slightly longer lens, the Huawei is a great ultra-wide option, too.

  • Galaxy S20+ review
  • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G review


If anyone still needed convincing that Xiaomi is one of the top camera designers in the mobile business after the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition’s stellar performance at the end of last year, the Mi 10 Pro should definitely cement Xiaomi’s reputation. Despite using very similar imaging hardware as the Premium Edition, Xiaomi managed to improve the Mi 10 Pro in several key areas, thanks to a combination of refined tuning and the processing boost of the Snapdragon 865 chipset.

The new device’s camera delivers excellent (and sometimes class-leading) results in virtually all test categories, making it a top choice for any mobile photography or videography enthusiast, as well as a very deserving new leader in our DXOMARK Camera ranking.


The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is the new number one in the DXOMARK Camera ranking and deservedly so. In Photo mode it doesn’t show any real weaknesses and delivers class-leading results in several categories. It’s particularly impressive in the wide and zoom sections, making it an ideal choice for those who want a zoom range as big as possible without compromising on image quality.

It’s also a great tool for mobile videographers, offering excellent overall video quality with efficient stabilization at 4K and a fast 60fps frame rate that makes for super-smooth panning and motion. Overall, if it fits within your budget, the new Xiaomi flagship phone is an easy recommendation for mobile content creators.


  • Good target exposure and wide dynamic range
  • Accurate white balance
  • Excellent detail at medium- and long-range zoom
  • Very wide field of view and good dynamic range on the ultra-wide camera
  • Wide dynamic range and pleasantly bright exposures in night shots
  • Good white balance in flash shots
  • Pleasant bokeh effect with strong but natural-looking blur


  • Fusion artifacts in HDR scenes
  • Slight luminance noise in most conditions
  • Occasional unnatural texture rendering on fine details in HDR shots
  • Depth artifacts on complex objects in bokeh mode
  • Noise and loss of detail in ultra-wide shots
  • Strong yellow cast under low sodium vapor light



  • Very good texture/noise trade-off in all conditions
  • Accurate white balance and nice color in almost all situations
  • Very effective stabilization, especially in bright light
  • Fast and repeatable autofocus


  • Slightly limited dynamic range
  • Occasional slightly low target exposure in indoor videos
  • Artifacts such as flickering, color quantization, aliasing, and moiré are sometimes visible

OnePlus 7 Pro camera review (originally published May 14, 2019)

Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has released a new flagship in the shape of the OnePlus 7 Pro. The camera in the new model ups the ante over its predecessor by packing a triple-camera solution with ultra-wide and telephoto lenses.

The primary camera utilizes Sony’s latest IMX586 48Mp Quad-Bayer sensor that combines the signal from four adjacent pixels into one for the final output. So the result is a 12Mp (4000×3000-pixel) resolution final image, but with the promise of improved color, detail, and dynamic range. The ultra-wide lens is coupled to a 16Mp sensor, and there’s an 8Mp sensor dedicated to zoom shots using the tele-lens.

Other features include optical image stabilization on the telephoto and main lenses as well as a combined laser and PDAF autofocus system. In video mode, the OnePlus shoots 4K video at default settings. Read on to discover the scores and the full analysis in our comprehensive review.

Key camera specifications:

  • Triple-camera setup
  • Primary: 48Mp Sony IMX586 sensor (12Mp output size), 26mm-equivalent lens with f/1.6 aperture and OIS
  • Ultra-wide: 16Mp sensor, 17mm-equivalent lens with f/2.2 aperture
  • Telephoto: 8Mp sensor, 78mm-equivalent lens with f/2.4 aperture and OIS
  • Laser/PDAF autofocus
  • Dual-LED flash
  • 4K/60fps video (4K/30fps at default settings)

Please note: The camera firmware used for the DxOMark tests is not yet currently available to consumers. OnePlus will make it available as an over-the-air update before the end of the month.

About DxOMark Mobile tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone camera reviews, DxOMark engineers capture and evaluate over 1500 test images and more than 2 hours of video both in controlled lab environments and in natural indoor and outdoor scenes, using the camera’s default settings. This article is designed to highlight the most important results of our testing. For more information about the DxOMark Mobile test protocol, click here. More details on how we score smartphone cameras are available here.

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