Umpteen gazillion words have been spilled over the new iPhone’s three cameras, Night Mode, video capability, and more, but almost nothing about audio. DXOMARK has done smartphone camera reviews for years, but now has details on smartphone audio:
In terms of specific use cases, the 11 Pro Max was strongest when used for gaming, beating out all but the XS Max. For playing back movies and music, it was still among our top tested devices, but behind the Mate 20 X in addition to the XS Max. As far as recording, it was among our top scorers for both meetings and memos, although only mid-pack for videos.
Too much subjective detail for me. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then sound is in the ear of the listener.