DxOMark Smartphone Ratings: Explained!

  • Published on Oct 12, 2017
  • The truth about DxOMark smartphone ratings. Let's break it down.
    Top 5 Smartphone Cameras - The Blind Test: usclip.net/video/DtmGMcMeEJE/video.html
    DxO testing protocol: dxomark.com/dxomark-mobile-testing-protocol-scores/
    Video Gear I use: kit.com/MKBHD/video-gear#recommendation17959
    Intro Track: Muggsy Bogues by Alltta
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Comments • 5 512

  • Sdnirob Hassan
    Sdnirob Hassan 25 days ago

    Thanks bro

  • Theobose
    Theobose 28 days ago

    9:25 damnn😂

  • abhishek raj
    abhishek raj Month ago

    You tell us whom to trust whom to not because tech videos by you and other tech youtubers were taken as grant on the basis of your videos.we people make our phone buying decision on depending upon you people so please be biased .

  • Max Mustermann
    Max Mustermann 2 months ago

    I think its enough to use one score. If wanna know more about a camera, you could scroll down yourself, i think

  • 赵徐汇
    赵徐汇 2 months ago

    so huawei p20pro,119

  • Bouncer YT
    Bouncer YT 2 months ago

    iPhone XS: 105
    Pixel 3: 101
    Yall androids still think it matters? 😂😂

  • ELZOOL12
    ELZOOL12 2 months ago

    How is this video different from last year?

  • Ojk Nation
    Ojk Nation 2 months ago

    Who's here in 2018 from his Twitter

  • Leo Mackenzie
    Leo Mackenzie 2 months ago

    Probably the best video you’ve ever made!

    AKSHAY RAJVIR 3 months ago

    Gsmarena also performs great camera testing

  • Seseme SOS
    Seseme SOS 3 months ago +1


  • tech boy vishal
    tech boy vishal 3 months ago

    Explaination are good

  • Manny Santiago
    Manny Santiago 3 months ago

    What happened to the 18:9?

  • Cory Washington
    Cory Washington 3 months ago

    Lol go off!

  • Prapull
    Prapull 3 months ago

    Dislikes are from tech media personals...!!!

  • Pavan Krishna
    Pavan Krishna 3 months ago +1

    From the tweet ?

    DCTOCT 3 months ago

    I wonder what the DXO Score is for the James Webb Space Telescope

  • Sukhdeep Singh Grewal
    Sukhdeep Singh Grewal 3 months ago +5

    So pixel 3 scored 101, less than any other flagship, idgaf Google's software is so far ahead than others hardware.

  • Ani Rudh
    Ani Rudh 3 months ago

    Whose seeing the video after he tweeted ?

  • Stephen Wouw
    Stephen Wouw 3 months ago

    Now 1 year later all tech-tubers raving about the pixel 3, and some claimed it to score higher than the pixel 2 and getting on top of the competition.
    Yet the iPhone XR scored an 101 and several weeks after the launch of the pixel 3 and no score.
    We also know that google worked together with DXO mark (paid to get the camera aligned for optimum results for the test) for the pixel 2. So who is eventually stalling here?
    Google because they might not hit their score they wanted or DXO?
    To reference one of your jab at the press.. and some are your mates in the tech USclip community. They need help! I’m not gonna point and name but it’s the usual suspects that overhyped the Pixel 3.
    Anyway, great job MKBHD as always.

  • Abdelrahman Aladdin
    Abdelrahman Aladdin 3 months ago

    dxo is rotten tomatoes for smartphones

  • Jeremiah Pragas
    Jeremiah Pragas 3 months ago

    Note 9 DxO score of 103 hmmm

  • BFB Tech
    BFB Tech 3 months ago

    But still no Huawei Mate 20/Pro/X/Magic 2 reviews. Huh. If I didn't know any better, I'd say it smelled like a kickback.

  • Theobose
    Theobose 3 months ago

    pixel 2 still has better portrait than both note 9 and note 8🤣

  • Villamor Villanda
    Villamor Villanda 3 months ago

    DxO mark is garbage

  • D Gillies
    D Gillies 4 months ago

    Love the michael jordan '"Get some help" video clip. I am amazed that I recognized it as him right away ...

  • terry651000
    terry651000 4 months ago

    very educational Marques, your reports are brilliant.

  • Max imum
    Max imum 4 months ago +1

    Huawei scored 109 jus a joke
    They paid for dxomark
    rubbish huawei

    • Aj Reyes
      Aj Reyes 2 months ago +1

      No, it scored higher because of its 3x optical zoom and 5x hybrid zoom and scored higher in its zoom category hence having its highest score in dxomark

    • Ankit Verma
      Ankit Verma 3 months ago

      Wtf dude

  • Ima Burnt Chicken Nugget

    Well My s8 does portrait mode without a second camera so...

  • Ivan the Traveler
    Ivan the Traveler 6 months ago

    Huawei p20 pro proud to be an owner of it in 2018!

  • Mergen Alimaganbetov
    Mergen Alimaganbetov 6 months ago

    I guess the best way to choose the best camera phone is to take these category scores, but use your own multiplying factors according to your own preferences :)

  • enrico pascual
    enrico pascual 6 months ago

    What a shame to reporters who just reports without making any research😂on the subject. That what separates Marques👍and his quality works👍😎😘cool ,direct and full of substance.

  • Scott Clewlow
    Scott Clewlow 7 months ago

    This doesn't make complete sense to me... DxOmark give the samsung s9+ a higher still camera score (104) than the pixel 2 (99), but when you break down the scores, especially when you assumed the ranking is weighted top to bottom, it beats the S9+ in 6 of the 9 catergories. Especially when this is the 'top' exposure & contrast, colour, autofocus &Texture. Losing reasonably on noise. Better on Artifacts and flash. losing significantly in zoom and slightly in bokeh. Looking at the scores numerically, there seems to be a slight better score in every catergory that it wins, but a significant loss in zoom and noise (which presumably they weigh rather high?) , and a slight better score in Bokeh. However from many reviews I have read and seen, rate the pixel 2 XL as the king of android photos. The mad thing is that they have rated the Mate 10 pro as an overal score of 100, beating the pixel 2! which once again lose in the same 3 catergories mentioned bove, which leads me to suggest teh weighting isnt from the top down... I am also looking at the P20 pro, which seems to trump the pixel 2 XL in every catergory on paper, however from the reviews/blind tests I have seen online, it doesn't seem to impress me as much. Unless the p20 Pro is more of an enthusiast camera, who like to tweak photos with manual settings (yes I would like to do this), while there maybe other options which are better, 'point & shoot' cameras.

    BALLA RAVILOCHAN 7 months ago

    Pixel 2 is.... the best... fuck with Samsung 😪😡🖕🖕

  • Johnryan Lanorio
    Johnryan Lanorio 7 months ago

    That girl who got busted. 😂

  • Mohamed Abou-Emish
    Mohamed Abou-Emish 7 months ago

    Thanks man :)

  • Nocifer
    Nocifer 7 months ago

    Uh... I have a p20 pro and compare it with my dad's S9+ all the time... Tbh... I don't think that DxO mark thing does justice to what consumers actually look for in smartphone photography cuz from actual testing the S9+ is the same and sometimes even better than my P20 pro so...

  • The Ginger Slayer
    The Ginger Slayer 7 months ago

    Just noticed i for some reason had this video disliked

  • ibrahim ali
    ibrahim ali 7 months ago

    iron your t shirt

  • Daedalus
    Daedalus 8 months ago

    Your arguments lack determination ..sorry buddy.

  • Rajesh kumar
    Rajesh kumar 8 months ago

    Htc U12 + ratings

  • Sgt_LaggerLP
    Sgt_LaggerLP 9 months ago

    So the Mi8 is better in Imagequality ? (videos i dont care) as the Pixel2 XL ?

  • PBM
    PBM 9 months ago +1

    I got a team crispy OnePlus 6 ad

    RAHUL ROY 9 months ago

    Like u said marques, Huawei p20 above a 💯

  • Talking Tech With Brock Morgan.....

    Thank you

  • Flykope
    Flykope 10 months ago

    I’m still going to trust DxOMark.

  • Megan Dsouza
    Megan Dsouza 10 months ago

    Ur right mahn.... technology will still improve , there's not ending......

    DIP BHATTACHRJEE 10 months ago

    Awesome insights.... Harvard should have you...😂😂

  • Kashish Sharma
    Kashish Sharma 10 months ago

    Good Marques

  • Connie W
    Connie W 10 months ago

    I've never heard of this until this video

  • cztrollolcz
    cztrollolcz 10 months ago +2

    TOP 10 phones on dxomark (as of 4/5/2018):
    109 Huawei P20 Pro
    102 Huawei P20
    99 Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
    98 Google Pixel 2
    97 Apple iPhone X
    97 Huawei Mate 10 Pro
    97 Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S
    94 Apple iPhone 8 Plus
    94 Samsung Galaxy Note 8
    92 Apple iPhone 8

  • starcrash1750
    starcrash1750 10 months ago +1

    I hate engadget

  • Anoop Sadineni
    Anoop Sadineni 11 months ago +1

    What the heck ? P10 Pro has 109 score now. All the cinematographers, Don’t waste your money buying Red and its accessories for 70K. Get a P10 Pro.

  • Abhik Maji
    Abhik Maji 11 months ago


  • Michael's Life
    Michael's Life 11 months ago

    It got a way higher score on zoom but the same on bokeh

  • Dusko Paripovic
    Dusko Paripovic 11 months ago

    Hey man, you are an enlightner! Keep up the good work!

  • Hamid Chikh
    Hamid Chikh 11 months ago

    Hah, Huawei P20 Pro @109

  • chip67art
    chip67art 11 months ago

    Great presentation

  • Sunil Dhaka
    Sunil Dhaka 11 months ago

    Providing consulting service that is related to the (unbiased) testing by the same organization always brings in the conflict of interest angle! Well done Marques to highlight that.

  • Shalmon Anandas
    Shalmon Anandas 11 months ago

    Huawei p20 pro has a 109 on dxo mark

  • Malik Alex
    Malik Alex 11 months ago +3

    Huawei P20 Pro GOT 109 OUT OF 100

  • Rondre
    Rondre 11 months ago

    When I saw the score for the pixel 2 I thought the dxomark score was how good the phone is not camera

  • Antonio Ruiz
    Antonio Ruiz 11 months ago

    mmmmmm i think this is the best you have ever made

  • Stefan Genov
    Stefan Genov 11 months ago

    Thanks Marques Pixel 2 Xl is my choice

  • Victor José Luis Valencia Ambriz

    *Watching this on my Moto Z Play*

  • Yay The Real
    Yay The Real 11 months ago

    Huawei P20 Pro

  • Faizan Sidd
    Faizan Sidd 11 months ago

    Why don't they give Review about OnePlus 5T Dxomark???

  • Mat Robertson
    Mat Robertson Year ago

    it's called a conflict of interest. Something to be VERY concerned about.

  • JK Low
    JK Low Year ago

    Stupid Americans.

  • Christian Bingman

    The pixel is the better camera for portrait photos though right? With it's machine learning

  • Egmon s
    Egmon s Year ago

    This is why iPhone is the best ever, they always get top scores, without paying a single cent.
    Rumor has it Andy Rubin gave DXO mark 10 blowjobs as wel as 100.000 dollar for the Pixel DXO mark

    DaRkSoUL GAMING Year ago

    now s9 plus mark 99

  • Raghad 1D
    Raghad 1D Year ago

    S9 is 99 -_-

  • calidroid
    calidroid Year ago

    I purchase the note 8 for me and pixel 2xl for the wife, And after 4 days I returned my note eight and switch it for a pixel 2 xl . It came down to performance , battery, and camera. I am very happy with the pixel 2 xl . And got it for 649.99 the 128gig panda

  • shaolin95
    shaolin95 Year ago

    I hate videos when the presenter is like saying this but I am NOT really saying this...if you make the video then have the BALLS to say what you think and thats it. BTW, OnePlus made a lot of fuzz about them working with DXO then their score was so so....so guess DXO is not playing favorites just because they are working with a specific company ;)

  • Edgar Renje
    Edgar Renje Year ago

    Just watched this video after the S9 Plus got 99 on DxOMark and know I understand the scoring. Thanks, Marques!

  • Things You Do With Your Jeep

    your contents are very informative and rich. keep it up! 😀

  • Pizza Slice
    Pizza Slice Year ago

    Galaxy s9+ now has a score of 99

  • Versatile
    Versatile Year ago +1

    I always appreciate when Marques makes Explained videos.

  • Cookie Tasty
    Cookie Tasty Year ago

    S9+ Score is 99

  • Muddassir Niaz
    Muddassir Niaz Year ago

    Loved your review 💕

  • The Scott Sattler

    Thank you, Marques, for this video! It really explained a lot on cp camera "testing and scores " for me. 110 score🤣

  • Pally
    Pally Year ago

    I been watching your videos for a few months now. I have to say everytime something new comes up on tech news I am looking for your video to see your thoughts on that topic. Thank you for making them and educate guys like me.

  • FashionVineyardLLc

    Thanks for the great info.

  • Lâm Bùi Thế
    Lâm Bùi Thế Year ago

    Good job!!!! google##

  • Bill Tranmer
    Bill Tranmer Year ago

    Awesome reporting! I would like this video twice if I could. So glad I found you from the studio tour LTT did with you.

  • Jesse Navarro
    Jesse Navarro Year ago

    this is the second video i have watched so far and I think I've found my favorite smartphone reviewer! Your'e very informative and in depth

  • beggarmanthief
    beggarmanthief Year ago

    Lol, the LG V30 got an 82 in dxomark

  • thisguynamedbrian

    So basically this video can be summed up as. The rating is trash and Google is misleading people

  • blander
    blander Year ago

    Your video is political as much as Dxomark ;)

  • siva rajesh
    siva rajesh Year ago

    Thank you for clearing my mind!!!!

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  • Andy Fadillah
    Andy Fadillah Year ago

    i think we really need to seriously avoid the misuse between "rating" and "benchmark score" for now on

  • Mayank Gairola
    Mayank Gairola Year ago

    what about one plus 5?
    no rating at all?

    • Armaan Verma
      Armaan Verma Year ago

      Mayank Gairola it has a dxomark score of 87

  • John Smith
    John Smith Year ago

    I can sum this up in few words: "Hey fools, stop paying so much attention to the people trying to make $$ off you. Instead, do some reading."

  • Leela Anuroop Akula

    Thanks man

  • Tianhao
    Tianhao Year ago

    Awesome one, thanks. Even in my mind my Pixel 2 XL has the best camera 😀

  • Starbuoy
    Starbuoy Year ago

    How much did the OnePlus 5T score? (too lazy to go n search :/ )

  • Hao DONG
    Hao DONG Year ago

    I've Noticed their is a problem with DxOMark since how they scored the LG G6. Lot of LG G6 are leaving comment to make a retest cause it just doesn't match with the reality.