2019 has been a great year for mobile photography lovers.
Almost all OEMs have put their best efforts to provide DSLR-like photography experience on mobile devices, bringing mighty 108MP and 64MP lenses, periscopic cameras for ultra-zooming capabilities, and improved software features that have taken the smartphone photography game to another level.
Before proceeding, let's understand what is DxOMark score
DxOMark is an independent benchmarking website that tests the quality of digital cameras as well as smartphone lenses. The website provides an overall score for these devices which is achieved by combining hundreds of individual test results performed using industry-grade standards.
Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro: 108MP camera beast
Xiaomi's camera beast, the Mi CC9 Pro with 108MP penta-lens rear camera setup, is the highest rated smartphone with a score of 121.
The main camera unit is accompanied by a 20MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 12MP portrait lens, an 8MP telephoto camera, and another 2MP dedicated macro sensor to capture close-up shots.
Up front, it houses a 32MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper.
Mi CC9 Pro comes with a curved screen
The Mi CC9 Pro offers an all-glass design featuring a 6.47-inch full-HD+ AMOLED screen with curved edges. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 730G processor, paired with upto 8GB RAM and upto 256GB storage. Plus, it packs a solid 5,260mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro promises DSLR like photography experience
Huawei's recently launched flagship, the Mate30 Pro, with 121 score is also one of the best-rated camera phones of 2019.
The handset sports a quad-lens rear camera setup with a 40MP (f/1.6) primary sensor, a 40MP (f/1.8) ultra-wide-angle sensor, an 8MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 3D depth sensor.
For selfie lovers, it offers a respectable 32MP (f/2.0) front-facing snapper.
The smartphone also offers 40W fast-charging support
The Mate 30 Pro gets an impressive design with aggressively curved edges and Intuitive Side-Touch Interaction feature wherein the physical buttons are replaced by invisible virtual keys. The handset packs top-of-the-line Kirin 990 chipset and a 4,500mAh battery with 40W fast-charging support.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max offers top-rated cameras
The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, which also offers impressive low-light photography experience, has received an overall score of 117.
The phone features a triple rear camera setup comprising a 12MP (f/1.8) main sensor, a 12MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens, and a 12MP (f/2.0) ultra-wide-angle lens. The camera unit supports 4K video recording at upto 60fps.
Up front, it has a 12MP selfie snapper.
iPhone 11 Pro Max packs one of the fastest processors
Featuring a 6.5-inch full-HD+ OLED display, the iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with an all-glass body and IP68-rated build quality. The handset packs an industry-leading A13 Bionic chipset which can perform 1 trillion operations/second. Moreover, it offers a 3,969mAh battery with 18W fast-charging technology.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ packs stellar cameras as well
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has also made it to the list of best-rated camera phones, with a score of 117.
The flagship phone offers a quad-lens rear camera setup comprising a 12MP (f/1.5-2.4) main sensor, a 16MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 12MP (f/2.1) sensor lens with 2x optical zoom, and another ToF sensor.
Up front, it houses a 10MP (f/2.2) selfie snapper.
The smartphone ticks all the right boxes
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ comes with a punch-hole design offering a 6.8-inch OLED screen with QHD+ resolution, HDR10+ support, and an under-display fingerprint sensor. The phone is fueled by an Exynos 9825 processor, coupled with 12GB RAM, and a 4,300mAh battery with 45W fast-charging support.
Huawei P30 Pro: The DSLR killer
Lastly, with an overall score of 116, the Huawei P30 Pro takes the fifth rank.
The smartphone houses quad rear cameras including a 40MP (f/1.6) primary sensor, 20MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor, 8MP (f/3.4) telephoto sensor with 5x optical zoom, and another Time-of-Flight lens.
It also offers a mighty 32MP (f/2.0) front-facing snapper that supports 1080p video recording at 30fps.
The smartphone packs flagship grade internals as well
Huawei P30 Pro sports a 6.47-inch OLED screen with full-HD+ resolution and an in-display fingerprint reader for secure authentication. Besides that, it packs flagship grade Kirin 980 processor, upto 512GB internal storage, and a 4,200mAh battery with 40W wired and 15W wireless fast charging support.