iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max have strong showing in new DxOMark audio testing

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DxOMark has opened up a new suite of audio tests for smartphones, and unsurprisingly, all the recent iPhones tested did quite well.

Image Credit: Dxomark
Image Credit: DxOMark


DxOMark, an independent benchmark that assesses the image quality of smartphones, lenses, and cameras, has released its initial ranking of smartphones based on audio quality. The tests were designed to cover a wide range of audio qualities, including timbre, volume, balance, and the presence of artifacts like clipping and distortion. The tests only cover the sound that comes from a smartphones internal speaker, rather than the performance when coupled with headphones or external speakers.

DxOMark Audio testing was designed to provide comprehensive test data about smartphone audio recording and output quality. The tests were designed to mirror the way consumers use their smartphones -- such as watching and recording video -- along with more objective testing using traditional audio testing equipment.

Image Credit: Dxomark
Image Credit: DxOMark


For the initial ranking, DxOMark tested seven devices from five major brands: The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max and the iPhone XS Max, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy S10+, the Honor 20 Pro, the Huawei Mate 20 X and the Sony Xperia 1.

While the Huawei Mate 20 X won the top position in both playback and recording, the iPhones tested also did incredibly well. The Apple iPhone XS Max only trailed the Huawei Mate 20 X by a single point in each category, making it the second highest smartphone scored. The new iPhone 11 Pro Max also did quite well, taking the third position for both recording and playback quality.

Samsung trailed behind, with the Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy S10+ receiving fourth and fifth place in playback, respectively. The Galaxy S10+ did better in the recording category, receiving fourth place, but the Galaxy Note 10+ came in second to last.
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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    To be honest, who bloody cares. Who does DxOMark really benefit but themselves by making the organization feel important.  There comments would not change my decision. The people using the product for a while could effect me. 
    edited October 2019 AppleExposedwatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 10
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,121member
    More fodder for the spec monkeys. 9to5Mac spins this story as a negative because the test results show the 11 Pro Max is worse than last year's XS Max. I have a close friend, an engineer, who studies the spec sheets of everything he intends to purchase, be it an automobile, a toaster, or recently a hot tub. It takes him weeks or months to make a decision based on features vs specs vs price. Style, design, experience apparently don’t enter into the equation much at all. To each his own.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 10
    silvergold84silvergold84 Posts: 100unconfirmed, member
    I don’t understand why you report the test of dxomark. Infact its a depliant for android smartphones, completely different from real results.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 10
    AppleExposedAppleExposed Posts: 1,805unconfirmed, member
    DxOMark? Who cares.

    This is the same company that only got famous because Google quoted them to claim they had the best camera in a knockoff iPhone. There were many suspicions Google paid them to be placed at #1 also.

    DxOMark is the Kim Kardashion of spec websites.
    ericthehalfbeewatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 10
    AppleExposedAppleExposed Posts: 1,805unconfirmed, member
    lkrupp said:
    More fodder for the spec monkeys. 9to5Mac spins this story as a negative because the test results show the 11 Pro Max is worse than last year's XS Max. I have a close friend, an engineer, who studies the spec sheets of everything he intends to purchase, be it an automobile, a toaster, or recently a hot tub. It takes him weeks or months to make a decision based on features vs specs vs price. Style, design, experience apparently don’t enter into the equation much at all. To each his own.
    I bet he owns a:

    Windows machine
    Bose wired headphones
    Huawei iKnockoff
    Sammy iPad wannabe
    FitBit watch

    and they all work together seamslessly! /s

    Oh and he checks DxOMark. LMAO!
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 10
    coolfactorcoolfactor Posts: 1,802member

    I think the sound quality of the XR is fantastic. Feels like 3D sound that's recorded, and truly enjoyable. if the iPhone 11 bests this, then amazing!

    But kudos to Huawei for topping the list. Their engineers are truly reaching for the sky.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    Avon_B7 must be having multiple orgasms right now...
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 10
    avon b7avon b7 Posts: 5,761member
    Avon_B7 must be having multiple orgasms right now...
    LOL!

    Not quite. Huawei has been at the top, or near the top of DX0 rankings for a couple of years now. On the other hand, it was Apple that strangely couldn't be seen up there.

    No doubt all that will be forgotten by some when the iPhone 11 Pro ranking is listed. Then, all the criticism of DX0 Mark will be put aside because Apple gets a decent listing.

    We have reached a point where there term 'iKnockoff' is synonymous of ignorance on the writer's part so I often oblige and ignore it.

    Huawei phones have constantly pushed the envelope over the last few years, leaving others, Apple included, to scramble to catch up.

    On the 17th of October we may see a new push (on a mid range phone) in the display department. To be announced in Paris. We'll see.
  • Reply 9 of 10
    DuhSesameDuhSesame Posts: 1,073member
    Avon_B7 must be having multiple orgasms right now...
    Probably funded by Huawei.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 10
    DuhSesameDuhSesame Posts: 1,073member
    At least that's the only Android phone which surpasses the iPhone with 1 point difference.  If you click on the review, both have their advantages.  I'll let it go, certainly not something the Huawei Internet Militia can brag about.

    lkrupp said:
    More fodder for the spec monkeys. 9to5Mac spins this story as a negative because the test results show the 11 Pro Max is worse than last year's XS Max. I have a close friend, an engineer, who studies the spec sheets of everything he intends to purchase, be it an automobile, a toaster, or recently a hot tub. It takes him weeks or months to make a decision based on features vs specs vs price. Style, design, experience apparently don’t enter into the equation much at all. To each his own.

    That statement would make someone immediately jumped on a conclusion which "Apple doesn't care about specs at all."  To be clear, both the processor and the SSD have the best specs to this day, indicates that they're important.  So does the speaker (lead by Huawei with one point, sure.).
    edited October 2019 watto_cobra
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