DXOMARK Chooses Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max as the Best Phone of the Year for Video Recording

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max awarded the smartphone for recording videos, by DXOMARK

With 2019 coming to an end, DXOMARK has announced the best smartphone cameras of the year, according to its testing methodologies. And the title for the handset with best video recording has been awarded to none other than the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The flagship smartphone from Apple scored 102 points in DXOMARK’s video recording test. The iPhone 11 Pro Max emerging on the top of the chart isn’t an unexpected result, as it has cutting-edge video recording features.

For starters, the latest handset from the Cupertino-based company can record 4K videos at 60 frames per second and wide color gamut with all its three cameras – 12MP wide, ultrawide, and telephoto sensors – making it the only smartphone in the world capable of doing so (including the iPhone 11 Pro).

Moreover, the primary camera of the smartphone can record videos with an extended dynamic range at 4K 60fps setting, which, no other Android flagship offers at the moment. Apart from this, you also get 240fps slow-motion video recording at Full HD resolution.

What also contributes to the excellent video recording quality of the iPhone 11 Pro Max is that it offers optical video stabilization. Other video recording features of the smartphone include audio zoom and stereo sound recording.

Following the iPhone 11 Pro Max in the test is the Xiaomi’s recently-launched Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition. Even it scores 102 points in DXOMARK’s test. In the third, fourth, and fifth place are the Google Pixel 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.

Our take

We agree with the publication’s decision to award the best smartphone for video recording to the iPhone 11 Pro Max. However, we think that the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition and the Google Pixel 4 don’t deserve the second and the third rankings respectively because they lack 4K video recording at 60 frames per second, let alone HDR and wide color gamut.

In our opinion, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G should deserve the second place, followed by the S10 5G in the third position.