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Oppo Find X2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: Is the S20 FE Good Enough?

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Oppo Find X2 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

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Luis Silva (December 2020, updated: February 2021)


Samsung launched its Galaxy S20 FE in October of 2020, while Oppo's Find X2 Pro arrived at stores in March of 2020.

In this article, we see how the Find X2 Pro and the Galaxy S20 FE compare to each other to help you decide and see which one of these is the right one for you.

If you have the time, click here to skip the spoilers and continue to the full comparison.

Bottom Line

What is the difference between the Find X2 Pro and the Galaxy S20 FE?

You'll spend more on the Find X2 Pro, but it also is the better device of the two considering their specs.

It gives you better glass protection, a better display, and more internal storage (256GB vs. 128GB). But with the Galaxy S20 FE, you can get better battery life and external storage.

Are there other things worth mentioning?

The Find X2 Pro also comes with a larger (+0.2") display, a telephoto lens (+53 mm), faster-charging speeds (65w vs. 25w), more RAM (12GB vs. 6GB), and Bluetooth 5.1. But the Galaxy S20 FE also adds wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.

How much will the additional specs cost me?

If you're not considering going for a carrier subscription, you're going to shell out an extra amount of about $270.

Is it worth getting the Find X2 Pro in 2021?

Yes, of course. It absolutely is a high-end smartphone, in my opinion.

Is it worth getting the Galaxy S20 FE in 2021?

Absolutely. It's currently one of the best in the market.

The price round is no contest. The Galaxy S20 FE sounds like a bargain compared to the Find X2 Pro. Keep this in mind when comparing both of them.

For each featured section, there's a "Tek-Score" for you to check. For a quicker analysis of how far they are from each other, we'll consider all their specifications. We'll also provide a global score for comparison if you're curious about other models aside from these two.

Our Tek-Score is based on a study done by Globalwebindex.com about what people want from their next smartphones.

For additional information regarding our smartphone comparisons, check this FAQ.

There's a colored progress bar next to some items. It's there for you to better understand how they fare against other smartphones at the same price range.

By clicking here: you'll see which ones we've analyzed, but basically, we've excluded every smartphone that's not within a 20% (above or below) price range.

Feel free to click any feature title to check out the top 10 phones for that feature for every budget.

Price* vs.
Device Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Release Date 2020, March 2020, October 0y.
OS Updates 2 years 3 years 1y.
Security Updates 2 years 3 years 1y.

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.


There isn't much to see here, as both share the same core: the previous generation Snapdragon 865.

Not surprisingly, they also share the same GPU: last year's Adreno 650.

Wondering who's quicker on Geekbench 5? Well, keep wondering. None of them is. All in all, there's not much of a difference between the two.

Are you looking for the quickest phone around? The Galaxy S20 FE is clearly above the average for its price range. It got a score of 3296, compared to the usual 2618, or close to that.

One can entitle both of them as high-end.

The Find X2 Pro brings the Android 10 and ColorOS 7 OS from the factory, and the Galaxy S20 FE has Android 10 and OneUI at its core.

The 4G variant of the S20 FE comes with the Exynos 990 and the Mali-G77.

There's a performance decrease of about 15% on the Exynos 990 for the Galaxy S20 FE.

Performance* vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
SoC Snapdragon 865 Snapdragon 865
Graphics Adreno 650 Adreno 650
Geekbench 5 Score 3269
OS Android 10 and ColorOS 7 Android 10 and OneUI

*Reference: Apple iPhone 12.


Oppo Find X2 Pro front transparent png Samsung Galaxy S20 FE front transparent png

Would you prefer the 6.5" AMOLED display of the Galaxy S20 FE or the larger 6.7" AMOLED panel of the Find X2 Pro? There's no general contest here as each user has his personal preferences. AMOLED has perfect contrast and viewing angles, but its whites do hurt the battery life.

The Find X2 Pro adopts a 1440x3168 Quad HD resolution. The Galaxy S20 FE features a more modest resolution of 1080x2400 (Full HD) pixels.

No one likes to look at a shattered screen, so you need to know about their glass protection. The Galaxy S20 FE has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display. The Find X2 Pro, in its turn, has a Corning Gorilla Glass 6. I was hoping for a newer version from Samsung. After all, Corning released this version in 2013.

If you're looking for the Always-On-Display feature, rest assured: it's here on both.

If you set your brightness to auto, the Find X2 Pro will deliver 871 nits, but the Galaxy S20 FE can go up to 48 nits below that.

Both phones can play HDR10+ videos.

If you value a smooth display, they can go up to 120hz.

If you haven't noticed yet, the Find X2 Pro is the winner here.

Bearing in mind the Find X2 Pro, you should know that all of its rivals can play HDR content and have an AMOLED screen, 85% have an Always-On display, and 77% of them have Gorilla Glass 6 or better.

Concerning the Galaxy S20 FE, just so you know, 86% of its rivals can play HDR content and have an Always-On display, and 91% of them have an AMOLED screen.

Display Density (DPIs)* vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Size 6.7
Resolution (px) 1440x3168
Refresh Rate 120hz 120hz 0
Dots per Inch 519.39
Always-On-Display Yes Yes
Notch Hole Hole
Peak Brightness 871 nits
823 nits
Sub Tek-Score
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Corning Gorilla Glass 3

*Reference: Sony Xperia 1.


Oppo Find X2 Pro back transparent png Samsung Galaxy S20 FE back transparent png

What about its shooters? The Find X2 Pro has a whopping 48 MP camera with an aperture of f/1.7, a 25mm wide-angle lens, two flash LEDs, HDR abilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. It can record videos at up to 2160p.

It also has two additional cameras, one 13 MP camera with an aperture of f/3.0 and an astounding 129mm telephoto lens. And another with 48 MP (f/2.2) with a 17mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

Just so you know: You can take a 48 Megapixels photo, zoom in and crop, and get the same shot you'd get on a 12 Megapixels shooter with 2x optical zoom.

The selfie camera is a generous 32 MP sensor with an f/2.4 aperture complemented with a 1/2.8" sensor.

DxOMark has rated this camera with a score of 129. Then, if you consider the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, that will go up to 144. For a thorough review, click here.

I hope this helps: all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization, and 92% of them feature a telephoto lens. Nevertheless, none of them feature a macro lens.

The standard camera on the back of the Galaxy S20 FE has a 12 MP sensor and a 26mm, f/1.8 aperture, wide-angle lens. It also has one flash LED, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. When it comes to recording videos, it can do 2160p. It also has a secondary dual-lens camera. One of them features an aperture of f/2.4 plus a 76mm telephoto lens and 8 MP, and the other 12 MP (f/2.2) with a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

Samsung included a generous 32 MP (f/2.2) sensor for selfies and a 26 mm wide-angle lens.

DxOMark has rated this camera with a score of 119. Plus, combining with the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, we get a score of 131 points. If you want to know more about it, click here.

PS: This Dxo score is for the 4G variant, but this variant should be close enough.

Furthermore, just to let you know, just like the other device, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. That said, only 23% of them feature a macro lens.

Be aware that the Galaxy S20 FE's picture quality is, on average, 40% above other smartphones from its price range. Although the Find X2 Pro is the clear winner.

If you prefer, we can grade these two as high-end.

Just because the Find X2 Pro rules the optical zoom round doesn't mean that the 3x optical zoom of the Galaxy S20 FE isn't a great feature.

Picture Quality* vs.
Primary Camera Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Megapixels 48
Aperture 1.7
Lens 25mm
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 2 1 -1
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 2160 0
Score 144

*Reference: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE vs.
Megapixels 13
Aperture 3.0
Lens 129mm (5.2x zoom)
76mm (3x zoom)
Lens Type Telephoto lens Telephoto lens
Megapixels 48 12 -36
Aperture 2.2 2.2 0.0
Lens 17mm 13mm -4
Lens Type Wide-Angle Ultra-wide-Angle
Score 15 12 -3

Selfie Camera Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE vs.
Megapixels 32
Aperture 2.4
Lens - 26mm

Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE vs.


While sharing different heights (165 mm / 6.50 inches vs. 159 mm / 6.26 inches), they keep their width at 74 mm (2.92 inches).

Both have about the same thickness: 8 mm (0.32 inches).

Out of curiosity, while the Find X2 Pro has a ceramic or leather back, you can get the Galaxy S20 FE with a plastic back. The Find X2 Pro is 27 g. (0.95 oz) heavier than its rival, which sits at 190 g. (6.70 oz). But because screen size also matters, the Find X2 Pro has a "weight to screen size" score of 3.0, showing it's kind of weighty for its screen size. Having said that, the Galaxy S20 FE has 5.0, so nothing to state here.

You can have the Find X2 Pro in Black, Gray, Orange, Green, and Lamborghini Edition. And you can compare that with the Cloud Lavender, Cloud Navy, Cloud Mint, Cloud Orange, Cloud Red, and Cloud White, which comes with the Galaxy S20 FE.

If the Galaxy S20 FE is big enough for you, then excellent. If not, then you may be out of options here.

Does a fingerprint scanner matter to you? They all have one.

The Find X2 Pro truly is water-resistant. It can be submerged 1 to 3 meters deep, much like the Galaxy S20 FE. That shouldn't last over half an hour, on standby, and freshwater only.

Looks* vs.
Body Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Size 165 x 74 x 8 mm
(5.82 x 2.61 x 0.28 in)
159 x 74 x 8 mm
(5.61 x 2.61 x 0.28 in)
Weight 217 g. (7.65 oz)
190 g. (6.70 oz)
Build Front glass and ceramic or leather back Front glass
Colors Black, Gray, Orange, Green, and Lamborghini Edition Cloud Lavender, Cloud Navy, Cloud Mint, Cloud Orange, Cloud Red, and Cloud White
Screen To Body Ratio 89.35%
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.0 5.0 2.1
Looks 10.0/10
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Under Display Fingerprint

*100% = 4+ colors + front and back glass + S2BR: 86+%.


When it comes to battery life, in theory, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, with its 4500 mAh of battery capacity, wins over the Oppo Find X2 Pro, with only 4260 mAh of battery capacity. But is that so? By charging them up and testing them out, that's what you can expect from the Find X2 Pro:

  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 82% left.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll get down to 65% left.
  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 3 hours, you'll likely end up with 70% of the battery charge.

And this is where the Galaxy S20 FE ends at:

  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll end up with 85% of the battery charge.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll probably have 71% left for the rest of the day.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll be with 74%.

The Galaxy S20 FE clearly wins the battery life contest.

You should know that the Galaxy S20 FE can also easily defeat most devices. Let's see if it still has a place on our top 10 for battery life.

Both phones support fast-charging. You can charge the Find X2 Pro at a maximum of 65w/hour and the Galaxy S20 FE up to 25w/hour.

If you really need wireless charging, Galaxy S20 FE is the one. It can do 15w/hour.

The Galaxy S20 FE can also wirelessly charge other devices at 4.5w. These additional features do make a difference.

Fast-charging is indeed fast with the Find X2 Pro. Other devices from this price-range can only do about 41w.

The 4G variant of the S20 FE also has lower battery efficiency (about 10% less screen-on-time).

Battery* vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Capacity (mAh) 4260 4500 240
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 82% left
85% left
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 65% left
71% left
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 70% left
74% left
Bat. To Phone Size Score 3.2 5.1 1.9
Sub Tek-Score
Fast Charging 65w
Wireless Charging No 15w
Reverse Charging No 4.5w

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy A31.


The Find X2 Pro comes equipped with 256GB of integrated storage and 12GB of RAM. Memory cards aren't welcome here, but with that much space, who cares? I should also mention that most rivals deliver less RAM and less storage. Right now, the average is 162Gb of storage and 9GB of RAM.

In its turn, the Galaxy S20 FE has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of integrated storage. If you need additional storage, you can insert a MicroSD card on it.

The 4G variant of the S20 FE may start at 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Storage* vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Internal (GB) 256GB
Micro SD No microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

*Internal Storage + 256GB Memory Card (Max: 512GB).


The Find X2 Pro has Bluetooth 5.1, while the Galaxy S20 FE has Bluetooth 5.0. Both phones have NFC, so nothing special here.

There isn't much to say about the 3.5mm headphone jack, except that it simply isn't here. You can buy an adapter, but the wireless buds are your only option. Or you can also check its rivals if you don't mind searching for them. You can get that with the Sony Xperia 1 II.

You can connect the Galaxy S20 FE to LTE or (LTE and) 5G networks. If you'd rather have a Mali-G77 GPU and an Exynos 990, you should consider the 4G version of the Galaxy S20 FE.

Connectivity vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Network 5G 5G (also available in LTE)
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No


The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE may not be the cheapest phone, but it's cheaper nonetheless. But do search for any deals or price drops before making up your mind. The Oppo Find X2 Pro, in its turn, isn't that cheap, but that's probably something you already knew. Theoretically, you should get more money back if you end up selling it.

Let's see if it really worths it or not.

Here's what we've found out:

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Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay prices that, as a last resort, can be from bids or used devices).

How much of a "phone" can your money buy?
That's how much "score" you can get with $100 based on the global score that you'll see in the next section (higher is better).

Have you found better prices elsewhere? The formula is simple: score/price*100.

Value for money Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE VS
Amazon 0.72 1.01 0.29
eBay - 1.27 -
Best Buy - 1.06 -
Wallmart - - -

And this is the "The Best Smartphones On A Budget" list.

The 4G variant of the S20 FE should be about 20% cheaper.

Want to know about that global rate? Just so you have an idea, take a look at where its adversaries average. They're at 7.5 (for the Find X2 Pro) and 6.7 (for the Galaxy S20 FE).

Verdict: What Makes the Oppo Find X2 Pro Stand Out?

The X2 Pro isn't that affordable, but as you just saw, it can give you a better user experience. Starting with their looks, the X2 Pro edge-to-edge display looks way premium. You can also choose between a ceramic or leather back, while with the S20 FE, you'll have to settle with a plastic back. The X2 Pro also has a higher DPI, way better glass protection, a fantastic telephoto lens, and it also charges faster. Oppo also added much more internal storage (256GB vs. 128GB) and RAM (12GB vs. 6GB), plus Bluetooth 5.1. But the S20 FE has better battery life, wireless charging, and reverse charging too. You can also add external storage if you need it.

Pros Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
#1 Performance Performance
#3 Always-On-Display Always-On-Display
#4 Cameras Cameras
#5 Fast Charging Battery Life
#6 Storage Fast Charging
#7 Glass Protection Wireless Charging
#8 MicroSD Slot

Cons Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
#1 Wireless Charging Weight
#2 MicroSD Slot 3.5mm Jack
#3 Weight Price
#4 3.5mm Jack Glass Protection
#5 Price

Relative Score* vs.
Global Score Find X2 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Gaming Score

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

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Tek-Score explained

Every spec has it's own weigh on the global score.

Feature: Value
Battery Life: 1.28
Fast Charging: 0.31
Wireless Charging: 0.19
Reverse Charging: 0.08
Storage: 1.97
Performance: 1.86
Camera: 1.35
Glass protection: 1.08
Weight: 0.35
Waterproof: 0.35
AMOLED: 0.04
Always-On-Display: 0.31
DPI: 0.12
Refresh Rate: 0.04
Nits: 0.04
Notch: 0.04
Bluetooth: 0.08
NFC: 0.12
3.5mm jack: 0.19
Looks: 0.23
Total: 10

But there are a few things that I don't consider, like price, brand value, size, resell value, OS (iOS or Android), user experience, updates, RAM (included on performance), battery to phone size, display size to weight, and biometrics.


Progress bars explained

#1: A big red progress bar means that this value is way below the average. In this case, it's 28.85MP, and the iPhone XR is 16.85MP below the average.

#2: In this example, the XR is just 0.36mm below the average, that's why the red bar is almost unnoticeable.

#3: On the other hand, the SE 2 is 1.8mm above (hence, the green bar) the 26.2mm of average.

#4: Performance-wise, the SE 2 is well above the average (of 2512) for its price range. That's the reason the green bar is that long.


"Display size to phone weight" ratio explained

This indeed is a "display size to phone weight" ratio, but because every phone ended up somewhere between 0.0272 and 0.0421, I've amplified (adapted) those values so they would fit in a 0-10 scale. As of now, the best smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy A40, with 140g. (4.94 oz) for a 5.9 inch display. It got a score of 9.92. While the worse device is the iPhone 8 Plus, which weighs 202 g. (7.13 oz) and has a 5.5-inch display. It ended up with a score of 0.75.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.


"Battery to device size" ratio explained

This score should give you an idea about the energy footprint of the devices you're considering. It reflects not only the hardware and the energy that it requires but also the amount of energy that the battery can deliver.

The major spenders on any device should be the display and the SoC. But everything from a notification led to its modems need to be optimized, or else, the OEM should simply include a bigger battery as a compensation. Unfortunately, it isn't always possible due to size limitations. But in the end, if a particular OEM can do a good job and give you excellent battery life on a small device, so should everyone else. That's why I've added a "battery to device size" ratio. But since the real scale went from 119 (for the Galaxy S10e, Snapdragon variant) and up to 164 (for the iPhone 7 Plus), I've decided to convert them so they would fit in a 0-10 scale, being 0 the worst device, (the iPhone 7 Plus) and 10 the one every OEM should look up to.

As an example, Apple did an excellent job on the iPhone 7. It has a score of 8. Despite having a small capacity, the hardware is well optimized, and it still gives you decent battery life considering its size. The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, with those bezels shrinking its display size, clearly could've been the #1 in our top 10 list of best battery devices if Apple simply filled all that empty space with a bigger battery.

As a side note: I haven't included the dept of the devices in this formula because even if a device ended up being 1mm/0.03 inches thicker, it wouldn't matter that much to those who really value battery life.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.



As of now, these are the rivals that were considered for each of them. They may change every time its prices are updated.

These are the lowest prices found on any of the usual stores.

 Oppo Find X2 Pro 
  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 U.EX

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 U.SD

  • Samsung

    Galaxy Note 20 U.EX

  • Samsung

    Galaxy Note 20 U.SD

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 Ultra

  • Huawei

    Mate 30 Pro

  • Huawei

    P40 Pro

  • Samsung

    Galaxy Note 20 U.

  • Apple

    iPhone 12

  • Apple

    iPhone 12 Pro

  • Huawei

    Mate 40 Pro

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10 Ultra

  • Sony

    Xperia 1 II

 Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 
  • Apple

    iPhone X

  • Apple

    iPhone 11

  • Apple

    iPhone XS Max

  • Apple

    iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10

  • Samsung

    Galaxy Note 10

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10 Plus

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10+ EX

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10+ SD

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10 SD

  • OnePlus

    7T Pro

  • Huawei

    P30 Pro

  • Google

    Pixel 4 XL

  • Huawei

    Mate 20 Pro

  • Apple

    iPhone SE 2

  • OnePlus

    8 Pro

  • OnePlus


  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10 Lite

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10 Pro

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 FE 4G

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 FE 5G

  • Oppo

    Find X2 Neo

  • Google

    Pixel 5

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10T Pro

  • OnePlus


  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10

  • Oppo

    Reno4 Pro


Battery results

The battery score is based on Gsmarena's endurance rating and is taken with a screen brightness of 200 nits and a refresh rate of 60hz.

Assumptions: The display is off during a call, there's a web page refresh every 10 seconds, and the video playback is in Airplane mode.

You can click here for more information.


Formula deviation

Since the guys at DxoMark don't review every camera out there, I've come up with a formula based on the ones that they do rate, so I could get an equivalent score for the ones they don't review. After testing it against these cameras, I got the deviation between that and their DxO score.

Device: DxOScore Deviation
Samsung Galaxy A50: 88 -1
Apple iPhone XR: 104 1
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro: 108 -7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: 87 1
Sony Xperia 1: 99 -1
Sony Xperia 5: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: 126 2
Apple iPhone 8 Plus: 96 -3
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: 92 -1
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 90 -1
Apple iPhone X: 101 3
Apple iPhone 11: 112 -1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: 107 1
Apple iPhone XS Max: 110 -2
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max: 124 1
Samsung Galaxy S10: 124 2
Apple iPhone XS: 110 -1
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 120 -2
OnePlus 7 Pro: 122 0
OnePlus 7T Pro: 122 0
Huawei P30 Pro: 125 -1
Google Pixel 4: 117 0
Google Pixel 3: 103 0
Google Pixel 2: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus: 127 -2
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 132 2
OnePlus 6: 100 0
OnePlus 6T: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: 105 -1
Huawei Mate 20 Pro: 120 0
Xiaomi Mi 9: 115 0
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: 132 0
Huawei P40 Pro: 140 -1
Apple iPhone SE 2: 101 0
OnePlus 8 Pro: 126 0
Xiaomi Mi 8: 105 1
Samsung Galaxy A71: 89 1
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: 134 0

As you can see, most cameras sit between 1 and -1, while a few of them go up to 2 or -2. That means it's reasonable to assume other similar cameras that they don't review to, in the worst-case scenario, be anywhere from -2 to 2 points from the score that the formula gets.

For example: Given that the Pixel 4 got 117 points and that the Pixel 4 XL share the same year and camera specs, it's reasonable to expect a score of 117 too. But in reality, if they do review that camera, it may end up anywhere between 115 and 119.

Be aware that at DxO, they give a score based on their opinion, not based on any formula. That's why I think there's an odd difference of 6 points between the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. In theory, they should have the same camera.

I'm guessing that the Mi 9T Pro got a deviation of 7 points because they tested its Chinese variant (the K20 Pro).

Update: They just changed their protocol to include preview image evaluation and trustability. I'm keeping the old table (for now) for reference purposes, and I'll be adding a new one as soon as they review at least a couple of new mid-range cameras.

You can expect the same (or a bit bigger) deviation for high-end cameras, but anything with a score below 100-110 should be taken with a grain of salt.

This is valid for all cameras tested with the previous protocol. For those that they didn't test, the deviation may be up to twice as much.



With regards to AMOLED screens, sometimes OEMs claim higher maximum brightness. That's because an AMOLED screen can push its brightness progressively higher as its white area gets smaller.

These values are from the lab tests made by GSMArena, and their white test pattern takes up 75% of the physical size of the screen.


About GeekBench 5

This is just a quick note to let you know that, if, by any chance, the smartphone you're looking for isn't on the GeekBench site yet, you can check on GsmArena.com, as they also usually test smartphones with that benchmark tool.

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