23 January 2019
Apple iPhone XR phone has received its camera review from image quality rating website, DxOMark and according to the results, the device becomes the top-rated single-lens phone as it scores the highest on this chart. But, before you get carried away, you should know that the website hasn’t yet tested the camera quality of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL, both of which sport single rear camera lens. However, the iPhone XR managed to beat the Pixel 2 which also has the single rear cameras thus becomes the top-rated phone in this segment.
The Apple iPhone XR gets a photo score of 103, video score of 96, and an overall score of 101 on the DxOMark scale. According to the website, the iPhone XR offers camera software and image processing on par with that of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
The iPhone XR scores great for Exposure and Contrast, Color, and Autofocus. Low Light photography is also good, however, the results aren’t found good in extremely low-light scenarios. Also, DxOMark justifies that due to the single lens, the zoom and bokeh shots aren’t as strong on the XR compared to the XS Max. But the flash has been improved by Apple on the iPhone XR contrary to what the website found on the XS Max.
Furthermore, “the noise-versus-texture compromise is similar to that of the XS Max, ensuring good fine detail and edge preservation in both indoor and outdoor shots.”
DxOMark also mentions that the iPhone XR preserves more highlight detail compared to the Google Pixel 2. But it is fractionally behind the Pixel 2 when it comes to low-light photography.
Also, the iPhone XR is fast and accurate in finding the focus in the autofocus test of DxOMark.
Coming to the video score in which the device received the score of 96, the review states that the iPhone XR has a “very similar video performance” to the iPhone XS Max.
Compared to the Google Pixel 2, which is the best single-cam smartphone we’d tested up until now, the results are very comparable in many areas, but thanks to improved results for noise and particularly for artifacts, the iPhone XR just nudges it out of first place to become our top-ranked single-cam smartphone.