There’s no doubt that Apple’s new iPhone 15 Pro Max is a pretty impressive smartphone, packing some high-end hardware in addition to the company’s signature mobile OS. While the same can be said for its cameras, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is not perfect, at least according to new scores from DXOMARK.
Based on several test scenarios carried out by DXOMARK, the iPhone 15 Pro Max managed to score a total of 154 points, placing it in second place behind the Huawei P60 Pro in global rankings. The 15 Pro Max managed to excel in several key areas, including vivid photo brightness and contrast when viewed on HDR displays, accurate exposure even in night photos, natural color rendering, impressive detail in bright light photos, video stabilization, as well as accurate autofocus capabilities.
On the other hand though, there’s a reason that the 15 Pro max only landed second place – the phone fell short in several categories including considerable noise in low-light images, unwanted flare, ghosting and aliasing in some photos, limited dynamic range in photos, as well as inconsistent detail in zoomed-in photographs.
In terms of hardware, the iPhone 15 Pro Max comes with a main 48MP sensor with f/1.78 aperture, dual pixel autofocus and OIS, a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide sensor with dual pixel autofocus, and a 12MP f/2.8 telephoto lens with dual pixel autofocus. Meanwhile, the front of the phone packs a 12MP selfie camera with OIS. You can check out the full test details here.