Google Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 top selfie-quality rankings

DxOMark finally debuts selfie camera testing suite

However, if you don't like Pixel 3, you should choose Samsung Galaxy Note9, as it has the same rating for the selfie-camera, and Pixel 3 to 103 points. Camera quality benchmark scores awarded by DxOMark Image Labs are increasingly being thrown around by smartphone brands at their launch events to boast about their camera capabilities.

In order to view the benchmarks of the front-facing selfie camera, simply head to DxOMark's official website and click on the smartphone category at the top of the website. The team also has a dedicated portrait test equipment understand the performance of the front camera.

The new DxOMark ranking feature for the front cam aims to change all that as it did with the test case for the primary rear camera.

It means the experience and results you get from your smartphone camera may differ to the findings from DxOMark's tests.

For their part, some of the most powerful and high-end devices from the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung have already been put through the wringer in their quest to uncover which has the best performing camera setup.

DxOMark did both objective and subjective tests in controlled conditions and even developed a dummy with realistic skin tones for consistent, repeatable scores.

Meanwhile, the Pixel 3 comes with one 12.2-megapixel sensor on its rear and two 8-megapixel lenses on its front.

The list has the Apple iPhone XS Max at the fourth spot with 82 marks, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with 81 points at the fifth position, the Google Pixel 2 at sixth spot with 77 points, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro at number seven with 75 points, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 at the eighth position with 73 marks. DxO cited the Note 9's exposure and color results, and notes that Samsung's phone is a little better at handling exposures for faces. The Pixel 3 took better quality still images, according to DxO, while the Note 9 produced better selfie videos. Also, the selfies shot by the Pixel 3's camera have more contrast and cooler white balance than Note 9.

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