When the Nokia 8 was introduced, many had expected it to be a serious photography contender. It had dual 13MP f/2.0 cameras at the rear with ZEISS optics which shoots in both colour and monochrome.
The Nokia flagship had just completed its evaluation at DxoMark and its scores were pretty disappointing. It’s so low that it is even ranked 5 points lower than the iPhone 6 that has a single 8MP f/2.2 camera.
Apple‘s iPhone X is taking the world by storm and I haven’t seen people this excited about something with X in the name since the X-Men. It’s not hard to see why because this is the most exciting iPhone since the first one came out 10 years ago. But at the end of the day, it’s still a smartphone so it still needs to be good at smartphone-y things like a good battery life, good performance, and a good camera.
The good news is, according to the boffins over at DxOMark, Apple’s latest device has the best camera for photography, beating out every other smartphone they’ve ever tested.
Yet another smartphone has been put through DxOMark’s gauntlet. The latest contender is Huawei‘s brand new Mate 10 Pro and it looks like the camera testing site was pretty impressed with the device because it is currently the second best smartphone camera they’ve ever tested.
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The Google Pixel 2 has wrestled back its title of the highest rated smartphone camera by DxOMark Mobile. Their first generation Pixel had blown away the competition last year with a score of 89. It was the highest rated smartphone until the HTC U11, iPhone 8/8Plus and Galaxy Note8 came along.
As of yesterday, the iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note8 were the top rated smartphone cameras with a score of 94. Now both of these dual-camera flagships are overtaken by the Pixel 2’s new high-score of 98.
When DxOMark recently gave the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus new record scores of 92 and 94 respectively, some had criticised them for changing their testing protocols mid-way. On top of that, they had only retested a handful of other smartphones and they have yet to provide any scores for other newer flagship smartphones.
To keep its DxOMark Mobile benchmarks relevant, they have finally given the Samsung Galaxy Note8 a full evaluation and it also scored 94 like the iPhone 8 Plus. In their review, DxoMark says the Galaxy Note8 the best smartphone for zoom.
Both had held their top positions pretty well but now there are two new smartphones that have beaten them to the punch by wider margins.
OnePlus aims to step up its photography game with the OnePlus 5 and they have partnered with DxO for assistance in camera optimisation. Surprisingly, during its official launch, there was no mention of such partnership which by right it should be a big deal if they want to shout about photography.
That’s quite a contrast compared to HTC as they have boasted having the highest score on DxOMark Mobile during its HTC U11 unveiling. Finally, after several weeks after its launch, DxoMark has finally released its evaluation for the OnePlus 5 with a score of 87. That puts in on par with the Huawei P10, Sony Xperia XZ and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+.
The Huawei P10‘s Leica Dual Camera 2.0 has been pretty hyped up when it comes to image quality. It’s got two different sensors that work together plus a pair of lenses that have been co-engineered with Leica. While it looks exactly the same on paper as last year’s Mate 9, it appears that in practice — as DxOMark discovers — it’s a lot better.
This is it, the boffins at DxOMark have put the Apple iPhone 7 through its paces in their rigorous tests and have come up with an answer to how well it stacks up against the other smartphones in the world right now. The answer? Well, it got the third best score DxOMark has ever given out.
HTC claims to have upped its game with the new 10. If you’re curious about its camera performance, imaging authority DxoMark has finally given it its stamp of approval.
With a total score of 88 points, the HTC 10 shares the same podium with the current champion, the Galaxy S7 edge.