DxOMark specialists almost simultaneously published the front cameras of smartphones Galaxy Note20 and iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the Korean turned out to be better than the American: 100 points against 98. Interestingly, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra has one front camera with a 10-megapixel sensor. The iPhone 12 Pro Max, there are two of them – a sensor supplements the usual 12-megapixel one for analyzing the depth of the scene. Simultaneously, the Samsung smartphone’s front camera has autofocus, while the camera of the Apple smartphone does not have such a system.
The Galaxy Note20 Ultra scored 104 for stills and 95 for videos. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has 101 and 93 points in similar disciplines. In the overall ranking of front-facing smartphones, Note20 Ultra took fifth place, and iPhone 12 Pro Max – eighth.
DxOMark praised the Note20 Ultra cameras for accurate exposure, white balance and autofocus, and pleasing bokeh effects. Cons – in the noise visible in the photo and in the video and the unnatural transmission of skin tones (sometimes) and deterioration of detail when shooting indoors and lacking light.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max liked the color reproduction of skin tones, great detail in good lighting, wide dynamic range when shooting video, and accurate white balance. Cons – again, noise, artifacts when shooting video, problems with white balance (sometimes), and blurring of objects in the background due to the lack of an autofocus system.