The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is only one point below the top of the DXOMARK display ranking

DXOMARK has released the display test results for the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max. And the device works well in all departments. In fact, it’s only one point less than topping the charts.

iPhone 12 Pro Max DXOMARK

According to the test report, Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max achieved an overall score of 88. According to the official ranking, it is now in second place after the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. For comparison: the sibling iPhone 12 Pro, which recently scored 87 points, takes third place. With these points, it also shares second place with OnePlus.

Exactly the flagship OnePlus 8 Pro from 2019 also achieved 88 points, while the Samsung Note 20 Ultra was ahead with 89 points. Speaking of Apple’s 2020 flagship, it has a slightly larger 6.7-inch OLED display compared to the 6.5-inch on the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Let’s look at the following display specs:

  • 6.7-inch OLED display (87.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Dimensions: 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm (6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)
  • Resolution: 1284 x 2778 pixels (458 PPI)
  • Aspect ratio: 19.5: 9
  • Update rate: 60 Hz

According to DXOMARK, the iPhone 12 Pro Max performs exceptionally well when rendering content in almost any lighting condition. Its strengths include the peak brightness and the HDR10 contrast in video playback. In addition, the aliasing effect is handled well with smooth transitions when gaming.

As with the predecessors, this also seems to be influenced by too much color cast. The report says that the display exhibited a strong yellow cast under almost all conditions tested. That’s not all, as the device seems a bit dull in low-light scenarios and adding a strong blue light filter affects reading at night.

In summary, some of its advantages are HDR10, gamma levels and aliasing, and smooth transitions between the lights. It has drawbacks like yellow tint (almost all scenarios), low brightness in low light conditions and occasional flickering, too much darker when playing SDR content.

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