ZTE Axon 20 5G under-display camera fails in DxOMark tests

ZTE Axon 20 5G under-display camera fails in DxOMark tests

ZTE Axon 20 5G will be the first commercial smartphone equipped with an under-display camera but looks like it fails in DxOMark tests. Putting a camera under an active display is no easy task. Making it work, however, is one thing, but making it work well is a whole different challenge.

ZTE Axon 20 5G fails in DxOMark test with its under-display camera

With an average score of just 26 points, the ZTE Axon 20 5G sinks to the bottom of DxOMark’s list when it comes to selfies, hardly beating out the Intex Aqua Selfie, a smartphone that despite its name, currently holds the title of worst selfie camera.

The camera‘s biggest issues were white balance and color, which is actually not surprising considering the technical hurdles that had to be overcome with UDC technology.

In fact, the image quality degrades further when the screen over the camera actively emits light, something that only ZTE’s camera app corrects.

Video is noted to be only slightly less bad, although it has the same issues with color and exposure. Stable focus is the only good thing about it, but that’s only because it has a fixed focus system.

ZTE Axon 20 5G under-display camera fails in DxOMark tests
ZTE Axon 20 5G under-display camera fails in DxOMark tests

However given the rest of its specifications and its price, the ZTE Axon 20 5G still keeps enough virtues to excel in other uses.

And Axon 20 5G is expected to arrive equipped with a 6.92-inch OLED display with resolutions up to 2,460 x 1,080. In addition, while the front camera fails to end up standing out, we will still have a dual-camera setup on the back, with a 64MP main sensor and an 8MP wide-angle sensor.

Finally, these phones are expected to equip a processor with up to 2.4GHz speed, which given its orientation as a high-end, we would expect to eventually see a Snapdragon 865+ SoC or higher. All backed by up to 12GB RAM, and a large 4,12 mAh battery with a fast-charging system yet to be specified.

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