Apple iPhone 12 Pro is arguably the best and most powerful iPhone model so far, but there is one Android phone that goes side by side, at least in the selfie quality evaluated by DxOMark. Both iPhone 12 Pro and Asus Zenfone 6 are in the same spot by scoring 98 points for the good selfies they can click on. The iPhone 12 Pro has a 12 MP camera for selfies, while the Zenfone 6 uses the motorized flip cameras with 48 MP and 13 MP dual sensors.
According to DxOMark it is iPhone 12 Pro Max scored 101 points and 93 points respectively for the photo and video categories, but the overall score for the front camera is 98. This is the same score that Asus Zenfone 6 scored for its camera. Since the Asus Zenfone 6 uses the same set of cameras for both front and rear, this score is valid for both and less than what the iPhone 12 Pro rear cameras scored on DxOMark.
In its review, DxOMark noted that the photos taken with the 12 MP camera on the iPhone 12 Pro have accurate exposure of faces while the skin tone is good, thanks to the advanced technology with which the sensor is now equipped. The clicked images in bright to normal indoor lighting conditions turn out to be very detailed, with every element of the subject amply visible. There is controlled noise in these photos as long as the lighting conditions are favorable.
In addition, the iPhone 12 Pro camera can produce accurate depth in portrait mode, thanks to the additional sensor that guides the camera to map the contours of the subject. But despite this level of bokeh, there is some background noise. The white balance and high dynamic range in these photos occasionally deviate from the optimal path, but the results are impressive. Exposure suffers when using a flashlight. But the biggest drawback is the fixed focus the camera comes with, which allows blur to find its way to some distant subjects.
DxOMark has noted that the videos on the iPhone 12 Pro maintain accurate white balance and wide dynamic range. But sometimes the camera will notice some residual motion effects, artifacts while moving and also keep some noise level in low light.
The iPhone 12 Pro is one of the most advanced phones out there and the selfie camera is a lot better than most premium flagships, but it ties in with Asus Zenfone 6 as far as the DxOMark ratings are concerned. In the real world, this means that the iPhone 12 Pro can click on some really great photos that you will love, despite having some nominal demands on the price you pay. The iPhone 12 Pro starts at Rs 1,19,900 in India.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro has a tie with a very capable Android phone in terms of the quality of selfies, according to scores from DxOMark.
- DxOMark has the iPhone 12 Pro selfie camera with a rating of 98.
- This is the same score that Asus Zenfone 6 got from DxOMark.
- The iPhone 12 Pro comes with a 12 MP selfie camera with Smart HDR.