Camera evaluation agency, DxOMark, has upgraded its testing website and it now has a selfie unit where it tests smartphone front cameras. The company said that it created this unit so as to provide a reliable test data to help them understand the performance of selfie cameras. According to DxOMark, DxOMark Selfie is consistent with the regular smartphone camera testing but it made some improvements which are important for selfies.
From the first ever performance list for front-facing cameras on DxOMark, Google Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 scored 92 points to come first and second respectively while Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 (84 points), iPhone XS Max (82 points), and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (81 points) came third, fourth and fifth respectively.
DxOMark said that Google Pixel 3 is slightly better in focus, and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gives better exposure and color. The photos taken by Google Pixel 3 have slightly higher contrast and a white balance, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 performs better on the face, making the photos look more natural.
It’s worth noting that Google Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 are not the same in terms of detail and noise. Google Pixel 3 is a winner for indoor images in a low-light environment, achieving a good balance between texture reproduction and noise reduction. However, due to the fact that Google Pixel 3 pays great attention to texture and detail, some noise appears in the image. In contrast, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 video anti-shake effect is better than Google Pixel 3, winning in the self-timer video category. Both phones are equipped with an autofocus system. It is important to note that smartphones with an autofocus system are not common. DxOMark said that it will add the latest front-facing camera test results for recently released smartphones and update its record in real time.