The iPhone 15 Pro Max, positioned as the flagship model within the iPhone 15 series, has secured the second spot in DxOMark’s camera evaluation. This high-end smartphone was unveiled alongside the standard iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, and iPhone 15 Pro during Apple‘s Wonderlust event on September 12. DxOMark conducted a comprehensive assessment, covering various aspects including photography, videography, zoom capabilities, preview quality, and bokeh features.
All About the iPhone 15 Pro Max DxOMark Results
In the DxOMark evaluation, the iPhone 15 Pro Max achieved a commendable score of 154 points, trailing just behind the Huawei P60 Pro, which topped the list with 156 points. Photos taken with the iPhone 15 Pro Max displayed excellent brightness and contrast, particularly when viewed on an HDR-enabled display.
The test findings also noted that the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s cameras delivered nearly accurate exposure, rendering natural colors and skin tones, all while boasting swift and precise autofocus capabilities. Furthermore, the phone was found to provide effective video stabilization.
However, DxOMark observed that the new zoom features on the flagship iPhone 15 model exhibited effectiveness but lacked consistency “across all ranges.” Additionally, the evaluation pointed out the device’s difficulty in mitigating “undesired artifacts, such as flare, ghosting, and aliasing,” as well as challenges in capturing low-light photographs without disturbances.
In comparison, the previous iPhone 14 Pro Max had secured the ninth position on the DxOMark scale. The recently launched iPhone 15 Pro Max is equipped with a sophisticated camera system, comprising a 48-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 12-megapixel 3x telephoto camera, and a 12-megapixel periscope camera offering up to 5x optical zoom.
The triple rear camera setup of the iPhone 15 Pro Max comprises a 48-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens featuring optical image stabilization (OIS), a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor with a periscope lens. The front-facing camera boasts a 12-megapixel TrueDepth sensor.
While the iPhone 15 Pro Max impressed with its camera capabilities, it was surpassed by the Huawei P60 Pro, which features a primary 48-megapixel sensor with OIS, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and another 48-megapixel telephoto camera offering 3.5x optical zoom and up to 100x digital zoom. The rear camera modules are accompanied by an LED flash, and there’s a 13-megapixel front camera sensor.