Apple's most-advanced flagship smartphone to date, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, has been adjudged as the second-best camera smartphone by benchmarking website, DxOMark.
The premium iPhone managed an overall score of 117 to tie with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ but beat rivals like the Google Pixel 4 and Huawei P30 Pro.
Here are the finer details.
Understanding DxOMark and its ratings
DxOMark is a benchmarking website that tests different types of cameras, ranging from smartphones to professional cameras. For ratings, several industry-standard tests are conducted wherein 1,500+ images and 2+ hours of video are captured and examined in controlled lab environments and in natural indoor/outdoor scenes.
Here's how iPhone 11 Pro Max performed in the tests
With a fast and accurate autofocus system, consistent exposure across different lighting conditions and very wide dynamic range, the iPhone 11 Pro Max scored a total of 124 points in the still photos test.
In the video tests, DxOMark awarded the Apple flagship 102 points, making it share the top spot with the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition.
Scope for improvement
Shortcomings noted by DxOMark in its report
According to DxOMark, the still images captured by the iPhone 11 Pro Max did show some highlights clipping in "very difficult scenes", a lightly greenish cast was visible in some indoor scenes and a slight yellow cast was noted in portrait mode.
In video tests, some white balance issues and occasional aliasing effect was spotted.
Meanwhile, the front-camera's performance is yet to be published.
In overall scores, iPhone 11 Pro Max trails two competitors
In terms of the overall score, iPhone 11 Pro Max trails the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition aka Mi Note 10 Pro with four points as both the Chinese handsets lead the charts with a total score of 121 points.
Here's a look at iPhone 11 Pro Max's camera specs
To recall, the iPhone 11 Pro Max features a triple-camera system comprising a 12MP (f/1.8) standard lens, a 12MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens, and a 12MP (f/2.0) ultra-wide-angle lens. The primary unit is capable of shooting 4K HDR videos at upto 60fps.
On the front, it has a 12MP selfie snapper that supports Smart HDR, 4K video recording, and slo-mo video recording (1080p at 120fps).