Another record has been broken on DxO when it comes to smartphone cameras, and the new title-holder is the iPhone 8 Plus. The camera of Apple’s new smartphone scored 94 on DxO test, thus beating Google Pixel and HTC U11.
It’s worth noting that DxO has expanded the criteria, so they now test zoom, bokeh, low-light ability and camera in motion, among other things. And with these expanded test protocols included, iPhone 8 Plus got the highest mark so far.
In their review, DxO writes that the iPhone 8 Plus camera is “the best smartphone they’ve ever tested.” While datasheets of the iPhone 7 Plus and the latest iPhone 8 Plus make the cameras look almost identical, the tests from DxO confirm that the new camera beats its predecessor in almost each one of the tested categories.
In addition to the overall score of 94, the iPhone 8 Plus also beats the record for Photo score, which is 96. The Video score is 89, which means that HTC U11 and Google Pixel are still in slight advantage.
According to the test results, the iPhone 8 Plus’ camera performs great in bright light and gives better results than its predecessor. It preserves details well and has a high dynamic range, and it’s improved when it comes to capturing HDR images. It also performs well in low light, although sometimes there can be some underexposure. The contrast and exposure are also improved when compared to the previous iPhone model.
When it comes to the new test categories, Zoom and Bokeh, DxO writes that the iPhone 8 Plus “really stands out.” It’s the highest-performing phone they tested for these categories, beating the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel.
There are plenty of other categories and a lot more details of the test. Overall, the iPhone 8 Plus raises the bar when it comes to smartphone cameras, at least according to DxO score. You can check out the full test and sample images on DxO website.
[via SLR Lounge]