Nubia Z11 camera falls short of the latest iPhone and Nexus smartphones
The 5.5-inch Nubia Z11 smartphone was one of the highlights of IFA 2016. The smartphone features a nearly border-free edge-to-edge display and integrates a Sony Exmor RS IMX298 rear camera. Camera analysts at DxOMark have taken an interest at the Nubia Z11 and the results are purportedly quite impressive.
According to the source, the IMX298 CMOS in the Z11 is small at just 6.5 mm (1/2.8") in diagonal and 1.12 square micrometers. Nonetheless, the camera holds up relatively well when under dimly lit conditions.
The final tallies from DxOMark are 80/100 points and 72/100 points for camera quality and video quality, respectively. In comparison, the Sony IMX378 camera for the Google Pixel was able to score 89 points and 88 points in the same camera and video tests, respectively. DxOMark criticized both the inaccurate white balance and the presence of more image noise on pictures taken with the Nubia Z11. Meanwhile, video mode suffers from color temperature shifting, lack of OIS (optimal image stabilization), and a slow response time to changes in ambient lighting.