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DXOMARK Introduces Audio Score for Smartphones

DXOMARK has been testing image quality of cameras, lenses and smartphones since 2008

Press Trust of India  |  NEW DELHI 

DXOMARK launches a brand-new smartphone audio benchmark. DXOMARK Audio will now assess the capabilities of a smartphone speaker and microphone. The scores for the first devices tested are published on both and

DXOMARK has been testing image quality of cameras, lenses and since 2008. After establishing itself as the best-known reference for image quality, they have decided to take up audio testing as its next mission to help consumers make informed choices.

The first ever audio benchmark that tests and scores consumer experiences with mobile speakers and microphones

The audio benchmark evaluates the playback quality of speakers as well as the recording quality of microphones embedded in mobiles. Testing each device involves assessing over 100 audio combinations for several days in dedicated labs. Following a multi-modal scoring structure, every tested mobile receives an overall audio score and several sub-scores based on scientifically performed objective tests and perceptual evaluations.

A dedicated audio team and a new audio lab for all audio tests

DXOMARK has established an audio team of experienced sound engineers to establish a robust audio testing protocol. Various standards from industry associations are studied to identify the representative use cases and relevant audio quality attributes for smartphone use. Their experts perform all audio tests and analyses using advanced testing tools in their state-of-the-art audio lab.

The DXOMARK Audio ranking

For its initial ranking, they have tested seven devices from five different brands. The Huawei Mate 20 X, the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone 11 Pro Max occupy the podium positions.

dxomark, mobile ranking

Business France supports DXOMARK for its development in Indian market.


DXOMARK is the trusted standard for camera, lens and smartphone image quality measurements and ratings. For further Information about the company:

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First Published: Fri, October 11 2019. 13:25 IST