Why does a smartphone you cannot buy, one that is not on sale, show up on a camera review site before it launches? Chris Smith skewers DxOMark.
The problem I’ve always had with DxOMark’s scores is that you can’t quantify camera performance objectively. Not all of it anyway, because photography can’t be benchmarked with scores like that. At the end of the day, it’s up to the photographers and those who see those pictures to judge for themselves which camera is better…
While we’re at it, it’s unclear whether or not there’s any business relationship between DxOMark and the companies that make the smartphones it reviews. For example, how is it that the iPhone 11 phones were not reviewed and yet a phone Huawei phone that’s not even available for sale got a review already? The same thing has happened with other phones in the past, including the Galaxy S10 series that got a much shorter review than usual a few months ago.
It will be interesting to see where the highly touted iPhone 11 Pro models rank.