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DxOMark: ZTE Axon 20 5G's under-display selfie cam disappoints, scores 26 points

Camera benchmark authority DxOMark recently published the camera rating of ZTE Axon 20 5G's selfie under-display selfie shooter and it is unfortunately disappointing.
DxOMark: ZTE Axon 20 5G's under-display selfie cam disappoints, scores 26 points
ZTE Axon 20 5G

The second-lowest selfie score at DxOMark

The ZTE Axon 20 5G, a high-end phone with a 32MP f/2.0 shooter got a Photo score of 10 and a Video score of 51 for an average rating of 26 points. This is the second-lowest selfie camera rating on its database yet. Only the Intex Aqua Selfie is lower.

Just to give you a perspective, the highest-rated selfie phone at DxOMark has a score of 104 points.

The reason? The under-display selfie camera technology allowing the phone to have a front camera under the screen of the phone without a notch or a punch-hole is still in its infancy stage.

To its credit, ZTE is the very first brand to come with such tech on a commercially available smartphone yet.
The camera score breakdown of ZTE Axon 20
The camera score breakdown of ZTE Axon 20

According to DxOMark, the few positives of this camera are its generally stable exposure for stills and focus is stable. But, there are plenty of cons like color casts, color shading, unnatural skin tones, high noise for stills, and videos, limited dynamic range, and more.

ZTE's ambitious under-display design for the front camera of the Axon 20 5G is esthetically impressive, but anyone who cares about selfie performance enough to read a review like this should probably look elsewhere. The performance compromises required to realize this design lead to seriously sub-par imaging when measured by nearly any metric. However, users who don’t care about the front camera at all should still consider this phone, as it appears to be a solid offering in other respects, and the hidden selfie cam is a neat trick for people who might use it only rarely.

At the MWC Shanghai this February 23 to 25, ZTE is expected to release the company's second-gen under-screen camera technology for the rumored Axon 30 Pro.

Hopefully, future implementations of this tech will come with a more decent selfie camera.

Source: DxOMark

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