DxOMark is a camera rating site which benchmarks and provides rating for cameras (both mobile and professional). Its recent test results of the One M9 have just been released and they’re less than flattering, if we’re being subtle.
According to DxOMark’s benchmark results, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge are currently the best camera smartphones money can buy with the Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus coming it at second and third respectively.
However, the HTC One M9 was ranked #22 among the current crop of smartphones, which includes dated devices like the Amazon Fire Phone, HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z3, Apple iPhone 5s, Nokia 808 Pureview etc. Sadly for HTC, all these smartphones are rated above the One M9 flagship.
The camera performance lost a lot of points due to inaccurate display of white balance as well as color oversaturation. The same applies to the video performance too. The lack of a proper image stabilization hardware for the camera seems to have hurt HTC’s cause dearly.
With an overall score of 69 points, the One M9 has disappointed to impress the professionals at DxOMark. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge on the other hand managed to garner 86 points, speaking volumes about the distance HTC has to cover in order to get on par with Samsung’s new crop of flagships.
The One M9 packs a decent 20MP camera on the back, so a lot was expected of it. But as we’ve mentioned innumerable times, just packing a large sensor won’t cut it and a lot of work needs to be done under the hood to make it a success