Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus Scores the Highest on DxOMark – Better Than Google Pixel and HTC U11

Apple iPhone 8 Plus scored the highest marks in DxOMark
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On 12 September, Apple released their new flagship smartphones, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Now, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, with slightly updated look and specifications, are available for purchase. Lots of reviews and comparisons are also published. DxOMark, a well-known independent camera testing website, recently announced that Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus to be the best smartphone camera ever.

From DxOMark:

Overall, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus is an excellent choice for the needs of nearly every smartphone photographer…It is at the top of our scoring charts in nearly every category…

According to DxOMark, the iPhone 8 Plus scored a record-breaking 94 marks, which overtakes the Google Pixel and HTC U11 to be the top performer. For comparison, the smaller iPhone 8 has a score of 92.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus scored the highest marks in DxOMark

When taking still photos, the iPhone 8 Plus can capture excellent photos without problem at brightly lit environment. The photos are exposed better than last year’s iPhone 7 Plus. In low light situation, the phone may have some autofocus issues. DxOMark thinks its HDR performance is one of the best among smartphones. The zoom and bokeh features are great, but still have rooms for improvement.

For videos, noises are noticeable and exposure is not so good in low light. However, colors are rendered accurately in almost all conditions and decent face tracking.

It is excited to see how the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus top the DxOMark’s leaderboard. The phones have solid improvements when comparing to last generation’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. We may even expect better results for the upcoming iPhone X, with wider aperture camera lens (f/1.8 & f/2.4 instead of f/1.8 & f/2.8).

Note that DxOMark has changed their smartphone camera test protocol lately, which added new features, such as zoom and bokeh. Comparison with old protocol may not be accurate, unless the phones are retested.

Source from DxOMark.

Update: The Google Pixel 2 takes back the top position for 98 marks in DxOMark after its launch.

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