Dxomark scores the Xperia X Performance camera with top marks

by XB on 28th July 2016

in Imaging, Xperia X series


Dxomark Xperia X Performance ReviewDxomark has put the Xperia X Performance through its labs and has awarded the handset with a Dxomark score of 88. This places the Xperia X Performance camera and video at the top of its rankings, alongside the HTC 10 and Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge.

Dxomark says that the Xperia X’s new predictive hybrid autofocus system “performs exceptionally well”, whilst white balance and low-light performance is very good. The handset also scored well on video, especially with video stabilisation utilising Sony’s Steady-shot intelligent active mode. Check out the full report at the source link below.

DxOMark Photo Score – Xperia X Performance

Dxomark Xperia X Performance_Photo

DxOMark Video Score – Xperia X Performance

Dxomark Xperia X Performance_Video

Via DxOMark.

Thanks Salikar!

  • Bezels for the win !

    wait for the trolls … omarion , timel ,noris dbs will be bashing dxomark again and deny the truth …

  • I’m not surprised. Despite the bad reputation, the camera are great. Some people simply don’t know how a good photo should look anymore.

  • Omarion07

    Would you please Fuck off!

  • Bezels for the win !

    omg what have I’ve done to you ? maybe disappointed with the results or something ? anyway whatever it is … please , do not transfer your frustrations on me .

  • Omarion07

    Then don’t call me a troll!

  • Bezels for the win !

    ”omarion” and ”Omarion07” ARE NOT the same , look at google ;)

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/510S5GHJ24L.jpg

  • Phil Gym

    This is a good news. Next, I want Xperia to take back the “battery king” reputation. My XA actually doesn’t last that long

  • Bezels for the win !

    some say that is a software realted issue , I myself think that too small battery capacity is to blame but anyway look at this : http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-XA-XA-Ultra/xperia-XA-massive-battery-drain/m-p/1139214/highlight/true#M44

    info from the link may help you or it may not but I hope it does , cheers !

  • Timel

    Most people didn’t agree with DxOMark becuase they believe their eyes, they believe what they see in reality and that’s not wrong at all it just like when Displaymate says Samsung’s Super amoled displays are the best but Sony fans couldnt agree with Displaymate at all

    I dont believe in DxOMark since they listed Lumia 808 and 1020 cameras behind Xperia Z and Galaxy S5 in term of producing a great quality pictures

    This is the simple truth that most people see easily when they do the comparision of X performance with other rivals in real world situation

  • DBS

    DxOMark is really credible.
    And North Korea is the best Korea according to this report from DPRK News.

  • DBS

    It’s not us who deny these fabricated results, mate.
    It’s reality. Simple reality.

  • Timel

    Some sony fans may believe in DxOMark bcuz doing like that will make them feel good but for a sony fan like me, I will believe what I see especially the truth that I can see easily in front of me in reality.

  • RockStar2005

    It makes me laugh that they also gave the S7 and the HTC 10 the SAME score. Take it from someone who’s owned ALL 3 PHONES……… the XP is the BEST of the 3. The 10’s pics aren’t as detailed as the XP’s, and the S7’s aren’t as color accurate as the XP’s. So I’m sorry, either give the other 2 lower scores, or make the XP’s higher. lol

    This site tells the truth as well with regards to my statement above:

    http://imgur.com/a/ywBeN

  • RockStar2005
  • Bezels for the win !

    you obviously never read the DxOMark review of Lumia 808 which gave it amazing scores….

  • Bezels for the win !

    ”people didn’t agree with DxOMark that becuase they believe their eyes”

    well your eyes are lying to you , don’t trust them !

    http://img.memegenerator.io/meme/150228/3v2clv.jpg

  • Bezels for the win !

    .

  • DBS

    Yup. Neither are DxOMark scores.

  • Mateus B. Cassiano

    I’m still surprised they implemented that motion tracking autofocus feature from X series on Xperia M5 through the recently released Marshmallow update (but sadly, zero support for Camera2 API). Would love to see camera tests on Xperia M5 redone on the new firmware…

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Good job sony… Hoping more in camera ext dept to create better apps.

  • Prakash Joshi

    Yes I am also surprised but camera app on lollipop is better I guess

  • roeshak

    this is normal for dx0. nothing to speak of here. I think they just set the bar very low for mobile photography that all phones get high scores. xperia fans can cling to this all they want but there’s no escaping reality. xperia cameras have poorer dynamic range than the top competition and the lower the light gets the more the photos fall to pieces. they only way you can come away awarding the xperia such a score is if you didn’t have high expectations in the first place lol

  • razorg

    Wow, man are you serious? Have you got Predictive Hybrid Autofocus from X series on your M5? I’ve been searching on this but couldn’t find a video or review about it. Can you please post a video or screenshot here? I’m really excited now. If it’s implemented on M5, this means Z5 series will get it too right?

  • Utsav Shah

    It’s Sony’s MM software. battery life on my Z3 is terrible with sony’s MM rom but with the concept rom it is as good as it was on Kitkat.

  • marcyff2

    the problem is that Dox Made a benchmark for phones of 3 years ago. All the imperfections that phones had on that benchmark scale are gone by now on each of the manufacturers, Dox has not improved the scale so for them all the photos will hit top marks.

  • harryxixixixix

    bro utsav can you please tell me the camera quality in concept rom of xperia z3? ……is it same as previous stock rom or is getting better … ?

  • Talos the Robot

    Maybe at photos the X Performance is on par with Galaxy S7 but at videos the X Performance is much better and Dxo put a lower score there.

  • EQ

    Aww has Sony done bad things to you? Show daddy where Sony hurt you looo!

  • ??????? ?????????? ??????

    I think that the z5 series didnt get anything from x as m5 did on marshmallow because prob the m5 is a 2016 phone as the x series, but also z5 marshmallow was released before the x series and the m5 after. Sony has a chance to give the z5 series x like ui on 7.0. As a z5 owner myself im kinda mad but will see…

  • EQ

    S7 has horrible over-processing of photos and not so good perfomance. At ISO 800-1250 photos are a mess. Overall output is several notches below Xperia Z1+ phones. My Z1 destroys it at ISO 2500+ vs 1250. Heck Xperia Z1+ series all outperforms S7 in almost all areas. There is tons of evidence here in the comment sections.

  • razorg

    Although M5 was actually released in August ’15 (where Z5 was released in October ’15) and it’s actually the mid range, not the flagship range, it received more goodies from X series, you’re perfectly right. Maybe they started putting the effort in Android N right now and as you said we might see X UI for Z5s with that Android update…

  • Tochi Nwodu

    This photos are something….natural colours and sharp

  • EQ

    They have all been negged! Their comments await moderation becouse they got caught in the troll filter.

  • roeshak

    you’re talking more nonsense than usual. such self delusional stuff

  • roeshak

    nothing to deny. dx0 have their own way of doing things. if you set the bar low on image quality of course the xperias come out with high scores lol

  • roeshak

    just telling it like it is man. all phones get high scores on dx0 lol

  • EQ
  • EQ
  • ????? ????????

    Those aren’t fabricated results. To get great results with the Xperia cameras, you need a (f*ing) tripod. As stated in the DX review, if you have the phone stable (which is almost never the case in real world) the images would be stunning… But again, do you go everywhere with a tripod? No? They don’t care.

    BTW, z3c user here and love my cam. ;)

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Nah, none of the phones reached near 100, which is max score…so benchmark is good.
    What they NEED to add is pixelcount evaluation score, as pixelpeeping became a standard nowadays, but leaving the pixel count out as a factor of the scoring is just…ridiculous.
    23 mpx by default makes for better same % crops than 12/13/16 or 21 mpx…
    And a camera should be rewarded some points for that too.
    So X Perf should have higher score than just 88, which is based just on photo and video postprocess software of phones auto mode at 8 mpx

  • Ailan Hidaz

    As an owner of “The Big 3” I agree – no one can touch the quality of Xperia video recording. Even if it doesn’t have 4k, the 1080p 60fps videos are just insanely high quality – Also OIS is A$$ when it comes to video. Sony have that figured out. I hate wobbly jelly videos on my HTC 10 :(

  • Ailan Hidaz

    It rightfully deserved it after the mess they caused with the battery issues and camera screw ups.
    I’d say the M5 finally became the phone they intended with the 6.0 update.
    Totally worth it now for anyone looking for a new phone – it kicks the pants off of the competition in every field except internal storage.

  • EQ

    SONY still killing the competition despite having one arm and one leg tied. K.O!

  • ??????? ?????????? ??????

    Well… Sony better not screw it up this time and give us z5 users the x ui we all want with all its goodies, or else im gonna be greatly dissapontined at my fav manufacturer. Oh well… we wait and see…

  • razorg

    Do you own an M5 man? If so can you help us know what’s happening with the newest update as we discussed below with ??????? ?????????? ??????? We’d very much appreciate it :)

  • Battel

    Dxomark has rated Xperia Z5 camera as Best of the best but in reality wasn’t !

  • roeshak

    never said the results where fabricated. just don’t think much weight can be attributed to them since they always fly in the face of actual user experience. using a tripod sort if invalidates the results as almost nobody uses a tripod with a smartphone. above all that, I just think they set the bar very low for mobile photography. it’s all just good as far as phones go. they’re only phones at the end of the day. that’s what I think they feel. I think they less than 10 points separating z2 from s7 and as an owner of both I can tell you there is a gulf between both devices. if s7 is 88 then z2 is no more than 60.
    they just have a very low threshold so everything gets good scores. there is a wealth of uploads all over the place from YouTube to xda and enough evidence to show xperias haven’t improved much in the past 2yrs. not as far as image fidelity goes anyway.

  • EQ
  • ????? ????????

    I agree with you. I guess it was some1 elses comment about the fabricated results.
    Anyway they should change the score, because you can’t measure the phones with same grades if you change the standards so often (with every big release of a phone – so at least 2 times a year).

    And yes, I was being ironic about the tripod thing as well, since nobody (but me actually) caries one all the time. :)

  • Matt

    DBS?

    NO OIS , DXO mark is bullshit !

  • Battel
  • pixlas

    DxOmark is as real as it gets.
    It is the only proper test and review place you can trust and not related “feelings” from uneducated tech wannabes.
    Just face it, DxOmark reviews all manufacturers and they are good at what they do.

    Great job Sony!

  • EQ
  • RockStar2005

    Yes they are Tochi!

  • RockStar2005

    Haha I love it!

  • The One

    DXO results only indicate how a camera performs based on the technical categories in which it is graded. These numbers don’t tell us anything about the actual user experience, and every comparison I’ve seen on YouTube shows the Xperia X/XP falling short when it comes to simple point and shoot, and it especially falls short when the camera cuts off due to overheating after 10 min of use. Even with the best digital video stabilization in the industry, it doesn’t help if the camera is off. DXO makes no mention of this fatal flaw in the X series camera.

  • roeshak

    do you actually realise how patronising that sounds. no it’s only you small minority of die hard xperia fans that know what a good photo looks like. the rest of us are just absolute blind idiots.

  • EQ

    Herp derp..

  • EQ

    Yes just like not anyone can be an artist so cant anyone be a good photographer. Now that doesn’t mean you cant take photos but leave the in depth talk to those that know son. This aint potato zone.

  • EQ
  • Bezels for the win !

    what ”dbs?”

    OIS ? who needs that , just bring a tripod when you want to shoot nice photos in lowlight or learn some handheld techniques … I don’t care much about camera anyway , it’s not like I’m buying a phone only because of the camera , but taking in consideration whole package I’m getting and so far Xperia is the best .

  • Deads

    he isnt wrong.
    I see a lot of people with phones that have AMOLED displays with over saturated colours.
    People make pictures with those phones and they consider their pictures better, judging them better cause of the brighter colours. Not knowing that those colours are far from real.
    So yeah, a lot of people dont know what a good photo should look like anymore.

  • roeshak

    we all perceive images differently I guess so no one opinion or review should be taken as gospel. we should consider the broad range of opinion and evidence available before forming any impressions. the weight of opinion is mostly not in the xperias favour and from my own personal experience, the camera had a number of weak spots which really haven’t been addressed in any meaningful way for over 2.5yrs. D range can be quite limited especially with highly dynamic scenes, the photos degrade drastically in quality as the light diminishes and become blurrier as you struggle to take shots at 1/8s without stabilisation. there’s more besides that to do with the lens quality and the sensors high sensitivity to light but I can’t be asked to run through all of that again. xperias take great photos in good mundane lighting and I really stress the mundane part of that, but struggle to varying degrees under other less favorable lighting conditions. that was fine in 2014 but not today. for me this dx0 rating is something to discount completely. it’s anathema to what’s real!

  • An Li

    There’s some truth to that. Also Stamina mode was removed and then a new version was added but it’s not like the old with doze in the way in MM.

  • Timel

    Some sony fans here get their lives stick with DxOMark bcuz doing like that will make them feel happy even though the results in real world, the outside world is the diffrent story .

  • Timel

    Yes! I respect a real sony fan like you

    Most people didn’t agree with DxOMark becuas they believe their eyes, they believe what they see in reality

    I dont believe in DxOMark since they’ve listed Lumia 808 and 1020 cameras behind Xperia Z and Galaxy S5 in term of producing a great quality pictures which is such a bullshit story ,

    DxOMark may have their good reasons to said like that , but for me and many people we say NO to them strongly, we will definitely not trust or depend on just one source bcuz DxOMark isn’t everything

    This is the simple truth that most people can see it easily when they do the camera comparision between the X performance and other rivals in real world situation, the truth that we call the “Tangible Reality”

    X Performance Vs S7 edge (Video Recording)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7cllCf_OFE

    And this , daytime and night shot pictures
    The result in real world which clear that Sony’s smartphine camera lack behind other manufactures it looks very far from what I heard from DxOMark…

    https://youtu.be/85wjYsDJfug

    http://youtu.be/Xsvxz2XBXSc

  • EQ

    Exactly. When comparision photos are viewed on same screen (a good PC monitor) Samsung mobilephone camera output averages from good to down right ugly. S7 has on average mediocre output. Only with RAWs that have been heavily edited in Lightroom or alike does the photos generally look good if done by someone who can use the software. Yet even then they have a hard time matching the Xperia Z1+ line straight-out-of-camera photos.

  • Mateus B. Cassiano

    Yes, Xperia M5 with Marshmallow update now have Predictive Hybrid Autofocus. You just tap on something at the screen and the focus starts tracking that object just like the demo videos from Xperia X series. But sadly, no Camera2 API support, not even partially like on Xperia Z4/Z3+…

  • EQ

    Sony showing who’s the daddy in the mobile camera market since Xperia Z1!
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-a4N51C15QnU/Ug1roTmc0pI/AAAAAAAAAm4/IgCGcU9XtdQ/s1600/carlton-dance-gif.gif

  • bassanova

    Can anyone help? I have Xperia z5, tried many times with macros and close-ups but lens and camera don’t allow that close to subjects. I’ve to pull that phone back in steps, then it couldn’t be macro anymore… This seems a bit disappointed. This happened to Xperia X?

  • EQ

    Going in for those extremely detailed d*ck pics eh? Minimum focus distance is 10-12cm for the Z5. If you want to capture the pores then use zoom. If you need more distance than what I outlined then you probably have a Samsung phone inserted into a Z5 bodycase.

  • Alicetwalden3

    <<o. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????:::::::!!bt101p:….,…

  • razorg

    Dude what the hell?! :D

  • razorg

    Wonderful news! Thanks for the reply! :)

  • Jenniferrcastillo3

    <<o. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????:::::::!!bt459p:….,..

  • TimmY

    Almost the same scores as Xperia Z5. -_-
    Camera app is still shit.

  • Matt

    DBS is just our run off the mill troll.

    His argument is always no OIS = shitty camera. He can’t speak logic ha has Nokia 808 for photo and z3 for phone. -_-

    Anyways I do hope OIS will finally shows up on new Xperia. No if you use tripod OIS will hurt the picture quality (if you pixel peep), but it will help on handheld situation by quite alot ;)

  • ludimilojko

    That’s because you’re using a wrong lens and wrong camera. Try the Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8, with or without stabilization, in combination with a real camera, and you will have a 1:1 magnification. Or the MP-E 65 mm with 5:1 magnification. You can have the EF 100 for much less than the Xperia X.

  • ludimilojko

    Unfortunately, the market somehow disagree with you.

  • EQ
  • Bezels for the win !

    now I get it …LOL

    I know benefits of OIS and it’s drawbacks…have nothing against it as long as camera doesn’t protrude but I would like SONY delay it for some more time , like in next IFA model 2017 LOL so I can enjoy seeing these trolls whine and bitching for one more year :)

  • ludimilojko

    What’s that? Having flu while drinking coffee?

  • EQ

    Just helping him out. Aint nothing like sushi for dinner :-D

  • EQ

    Aint nothing like coffe when having a flu..

  • EQ

    I’ll bet he just uses the Nokia 808 to fill out his pants. That brick adds some “meat”. He needs some cosmetic love. But I have to say it is satisfying to see the sweet biterness that keeps them coming back to each article year in and out despite disliking Sony.. on a Sony exclusive blog!

    http://m.memegen.com/0yncex.jpg

  • EQ
  • inspire

    As expected this news is nowhere to be found on GSMarena. Had it been a negative Sony mobile news they would be the first ones to report it!

  • Exactly this.

  • Bashar Shehab

    Yeah.. And the S7 is almost the same as S6. that’s the truth, they can’t go up 100 points just in 1 year using the same sensor.

  • Bashar Shehab

    Wait.. What? Phonearena became trusted? Actually more trustworthy that DxOMark? Lol we’re doomed

  • Abigél Ráhel

    and the quality is reamain vomit shit…

  • Timel

    To be honest You look really butthurt lol

    roeshark is right!

  • Timel

    Yeah Sony shows that they fail to beat Samsung in the mobile camera

    The tangible reality that most people know today

  • Hi there dude, I have Xperia M5 as primary phone.

    Image quality is basically the same as previous firmware but it shoots better quality in low light now thanks to better ISO & Shutter speed management in superior auto mode.

  • Too bad people misunderstood guys like you, roeshak, alex norris, omarion07, dbs, etc. We really love sony, but we are not blind fanboys that licks everything lacking that sony has.

    Roeshak especially, he is my buddy since 2014. Believe me, he used to worship Z2 and now he is just disjointed thanks to Sony Mobile’s SHIT BUSINESS STRATEGY. Me too as well, I think Xperia M5 will be my last sony phone except if sony becomes the best in smartphone industry

  • Well I love what sony did with M5’s camera on 6.0 update but they seriously need to fix quite a number of annoying bugs such as framerate drops in watching video, and clock not showing accurate time (it caused me to work overtime at the office)

  • Matt

    XD

  • Ailan Hidaz

    I dont have any of those issues though, maybe it’s a regional firmware issue?
    I never saw frame rate issues in 5.1 either so it could be specific to model?
    I have the m5 dual…

  • I have M5 dual too. And frame rate issues never occurred in 5.1 on mine.

    You could be right tho, it probably is a regional issues. My mom’s m5 dual has sd card issue in which the pics stored on sd card only shows partially on album.

    My friend on india has the same issue, even on several units the pattern lock can’t be changed (settings menu crashed)

  • Joanrclark3

    <<o. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????:::::::!!bt727p:….,…

  • EQ
  • EQ
  • EQ
  • Anibal Evora

    so long as people insist on using the camera on xperia devices where it shouldn’t be for testing, I will never trust any of these reviewers… and before you say “BS” to this, I invite you to read the last sentence on DXOMark analysis of the phone in the “Outdoor” section, and than come hear what this guy on Android Headlines says where the camera was used to do the testing, resolution wise.. and you know there are differences when changing resolution on Sony deveices

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    The xperia series had gyro xpose control. When you attached device with tripod in low light scn the speed can go down to 1/1s ISO80 and the image quit impresive.

    https://plus.google.com/108938635632209602786/posts/P9YjnZuHYzf

  • Abdul Ghani

    agreed

  • Abdul Ghani

    ohhh they fixed that iso3200 glitch

  • Lynettechunt3

    <<o. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????:::::::!!bq181p:….,…

  • Tommy He

    TBH the Doze mode from Android 6.0 has a long way to go to match what STAMINA mode can do regrading to battery life.

  • The One

    Yes these comparison videos are exactly what I was referring to. How can anyone argue that the Sony device in any way looks better than the competition?

  • The One

    Why would I be upset? I’m a Sony phone owner… There’s just little about it that I find to be superior to the competition in auto mode. The side by side comparisons you see all over youtube support this. DXO is measuring performance that is not indicative of real world experiences. It’s like trying to say Car #1 is faster than Car #2 just because it’s engine has more horsepower. But when you put them on a track and watch them side by side, that tells you far more than numbers alone.

  • EQ
  • Billy de Fretes

    gsmarena have their own method to test phone camera…
    so i believe that gsmarena actually have better judgment since they not biased to some phone…
    unlike the verge or phone arena

  • Billy de Fretes

    phone-samsung-arena ??? i prefer gsmarena

  • inspire

    Better judgement and non biased GSMarena? That’s new ;)
    Btw, i believe dxomark is also non biased (or at least not towards Sony). As said, had it been a slightly negative about Sony then it’d be there on GSMarena ;)

  • EQ
  • LiterofCola

    My Performance takes great photos. But, any other X series owners experiencing issues with the touchscreen? For instance, with mine, the upper edge of the screen sometimes doesn’t register a touch and I end up having to mash it at times for it to register….that and when I’m gesture typing sometimes the gesture trail “breaks”, cause typos. It stops when I turn the screen off and on again. I noticed some of this in the Sony forums as well.

  • Abigél Ráhel

    Your brother looks like abnormal…:D

  • EQ

    Nah it just calculated how your child would look like. I guess the mouth part is from you..

  • Abigél Ráhel

    Ohh I sorry your abnormal bro.Realy..Family DNS disease?.You are infected too?.Relax .Big weight i know :D:D:

  • EQ
  • Abigél Ráhel

    Ohh your cousin deviant scientologyst?…Poor family ..Sicks everywhere :D:D

  • EQ
  • Abigél Ráhel
  • pytajnik

    which is funny because the camera is awfully bad

  • EQ
  • Abigél Ráhel

    Ohh your pappy
    degenerate idiot ? He use hash or somthing better medicine?

  • EQ

    It speaks! Everybody gather around me, let’s hear out what it wants to say! Hello my dear friend how are you, where do you come from?

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/yZd8zHkXQmU/maxresdefault.jpg

  • Abigél Ráhel

    Ohh your father brasil ?Zika virus? Your poor poor family….

  • EQ

    It’s trying to say something! My dear friend you want some food? Come closer we wont hurt you. We got food..

  • Abigél Ráhel

    hahah your lil sis dancing in cat costume or what ?krr kitty kitty game ..Sick deviant family lol

  • EQ
  • Abigél Ráhel

    Ohh your acid tripper papa ….Vomit alert!

  • EQ
  • Abigél Ráhel

    your lier this han solo and lando two guys never says “she mad” …Go away lier!

  • EQ

    I have but only read your first and last post. U mad brosephine?
    https://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/48192550.jpg

  • Vjekoslav Andric
  • Abigél Ráhel

    Your grandad under heroin? poor sick family…

  • EQ
  • Abigél Ráhel

    your boss after frakk your uranus…

  • Abigél Ráhel

    self upvote
    pathetic…

  • EQ
  • EQ
  • Abigél Ráhel

    Self utvote child….

  • Abigél Ráhel

    You are poor russian adopted nuub..Self upvpto ultimat non hetero stuff…

  • EQ

    Why you mad Clinton?

  • EQ

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