Last week DxOMark published its iPhone 12 Pro camera review and the results showed slight improvements over its predecessor. Now, the selfie cam review is out and the verdict is similar – it’s a balanced and capable sensor though not quite industry-leading. Still, shots were noticeably better than the iPhone 11 Pro duo from last year.
The iPhone 12 Pro’s front cam managed a 98-point total score, placing it seventh in the overall rankings. It shares the spot with the Asus Zenfone 6 and is just a point behind Samsung’s Galaxy Note10+ which sits at 99 points.
Breaking down the score, the 12 Pro achieved 101 points on the selfie photo department and 93 points in the video category. Its 12 MP 1/3.6-inch sensor with f/2.2-aperture lens managed quite well with exposure on faces and retained high levels of details under normal conditions. Other good points include accurate bokeh effect and wide dynamic range in shots.
Some shortcomings mentioned by the DxoMark crew include visible background noise in normal conditions and noticeable noise in low lit shots. The fixed focus system resulted in blurred distant subjects. Exposure levels in flash mode left more to be desired.
Selfie videos displayed accurate white balance, clean details and well-controlled image artifacts at up to 4K resolution and 60fps.
Head over here to catch the full DxOMark write up.