Camera, battery, connectivity, memory, operating system, transfer standards … Smartphones have almost endless hardware and software specifications that you should pay attention to when purchasing. So it is not surprising that basically the most important function is ignored: sound. One reason for this is that users cannot imagine that a smartphone can provide good sound quality. So ignore this thing and get one instead Bluetooth speaker. But in reality, current cell phones can be relied upon even in terms of sound – at least some. The DxOMark list of the best, based on extensive and objective audio and microphone testing, reveals what these are.
More interesting: Smart speakers in comparison
Audio Winner at DxOMark 2021: Asus ROG Phone 5
This is proven with 79 points Gaming-smartphone Asus ROG Phone 5 Currently DxOMark ranks second on the leaderboard. That’s it above Siomi Mi10S (80 points), but Xiaomi does not seem to want to bring the smartphone to Germany, at least in the future. That is why initially it did not apply in this country.
It set a point down ROG Phone5The manufacturer provided front-facing stereo speakers. The smartphone scored over 70 points in all areas tested – with one exception. Checking the microphone showed that the background noise was very loud. That is why it was achieved ROG Phone5 Only 52 points in this category – which had a negative effect on the overall rating.
For that it can Gaming-Handy Also shine in another area compared to the Xiaomi Mi10S: this is achieved in the “Artifacts” section, which measures how much distortion of the original audio is distorted by the speakers. ROG Phone 5 93 points. This means that both the sound processing and the quality of the speakers are at a high level. DxOMark praised it at its conclusion: “Overall excellent performance”.
In our own experiment Asus-Smartphones can make the device fully reliable in terms of sound. The ROG phone worked well on 5 bass and higher tones. Most competing devices can only hold in terms of size.
But the audio performance is just as good Asus ROG Phone 5, there are a few disadvantages. First, the speakers close quickly when you play games, so keep the smartphone horizontal. Also, according to DxOMark, the minimum level is slightly quieter. At the maximum level, on the other hand, the bass is no longer very effective. But it murmurs at the highest level.
DxOMark results at a glance
Although the Xiaomi Mi10S and Asus ROG Phone 5 are currently on the platform, two and three places are not far behind. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Reduces the gold medal by just three points Hawaii Made 20X And this Asus ROG Phone 3 Only four points each. In terms of sound quality, all three mobile phones have almost established themselves as test winners. Yet the Asus ROG Phone 5 is the best – especially if you ignore the performance of the microphone.
|Asus ROG Phone 5||79|
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro||76|
|Hawaii Made 20X||75|
|Asus ROG Phone 3||75|
|Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max||74|
|Oppo Find X2 Pro||74|
|Apple iPhone XS Max||74|
|Apple iPhone 12 Mini||73|
|Apple iPhone 12||73|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max||71|
|Apple iPhone 11||71|
|Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Exynos)||70|
|Apple iPhone SE (2020)||70|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (Exynos)||69|
|Asus ROG Phone 2||69|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon)||68|
|OnePlus 8 Pro||67|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 + (Exynos)||66|
|Motorola Edge +||66|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (Exynos)||66|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (Exynos)||66|
|OnePlus 7 Pro||65|
|Samsung Galaxy S10 + (Exynos)||65|
|Q5G of LG V60||65|
|Nubia Red Magic 5S||64|
|Little X3 NFC||63|
|Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G||61|
|Oppo Renault 4 Pro 5G||61|
|Hawaii Mate 30 Pro||60|
|Hawaii P40 Pro||59|
|Honor V30 Pro||59|
|Lenovo Legion Phone Pro||59|
|RealMe X2 Pro||58|
|Sony Xperia 1 II||57|
|Black Shark 3 Pro||55|
|Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition||54|
|Vivo X51 5G||53|
|Honor 20 Pro||53|
|Q of LG G8||52|
|Black Shark 2 Pro||51|
|Nubia Red Magic 3S||50|
|Sony Xperia 1||45|
DxOMark Audio Tests
DxOMark is an independent company that uses scientific protocols and industry-quality laboratory equipment to conduct objective and concept-related experiments on smartphone cameras, audio and video.
Audio tests are performed under controlled laboratory conditions in a screened recording studio. DxOMark reveals exactly what test protocols look like on its own portal: Loudspeaker tests And Microphone tests.