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iPhone 8 Plus Has the “Best Smartphone Camera Ever”

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If taking great photos and videos is important to you, then the iPhone 8 Plus is the best smartphone that you can get right now.

That’s according to a new report released by DxOMark, who called the camera on Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus “the best smartphone camera [they’ve] ever tested.”

The iPhone 8 Plus was heralded for “under-the-hood upgrades” giving the camera notable improvements in almost every tested category. The iPhone 8 scored 92 points, with the iPhone 8 Plus scoring 94. For comparison, the previous champion was the Google Pixel scoring 90.

Here’s the DxOMark summary: “The Apple iPhone 8 Plus is the best-performing mobile device camera we have ever tested. Its overall DxOMark Mobile score of 94 sets a new record, beating out the 90 points for both the Google Pixel and the HTC U11, as well as the 92 that its sibling iPhone 8 just scored.”

“Its Photo score of 96 is also a new record, blowing past the Pixel’s 90,” the report continues. “For Video, its score of 89 is among our highest, but tied with the HTC U11 and slightly below the Pixel’s 91. Of course, the Pixel is nearly a year old now, so it makes sense that Apple’s new flagship is breaking new ground.”

Photos taken with the iPhone 8 Plus camera are “generally stunning” with accurate colour and rich detail, the report stated. DxOMark also noted improvements in HDR photography with the iPhone 8 compared to the iPhone 7.

DxOMark says that many smartphones have struggled to capture HDR effectively, but the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature better detail preservation and overall exposure than the iPhone 7 Plus.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature 12MP primary cameras like their predecessors and the main improvements come in areas like image sensor and the signal processor. The iPhone X should ideally score even better considering its dual rear camera supports dual optical image stabilisation, which should help with low-light and zoom pictures.

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  • Andy

    Every years smartphone has the best smartphone camera ever.

  • FragilityG4

    That’s a good thing, they’re not content with the status quo… that was left to Blackberry.

  • FragilityG4

    I find it hard to believe the S8 or S8 Plus wouldn’t make this list…..

  • Sly C

    I’m wondering the same thing. That the only Samsung on the list is a 3 year old phone is a little questionable

  • Riddlemethis

    That’s because the results are bogus and they were paid to promote the iPhone. .

    While some samples look better to me for the iPhone, Samsung clearly wins overall. The portrait mode sample on the Note 8 is rigged.

    Wait for the blind tests to prove to those who lack independent thinking that in general Samsung takes better pictures and definitely in low light.

  • Riddlemethis

    Just a little? I definitely want the iPhone to have the better camera but that’s not a priority for Apple. They usually only add camera enhancements but trail Samsung in hardware, color reproduction, clarity and noise. This is why you see these reviewers who give their “opinion” mainly focus on the iPhone’s new features when most people aren’t going to use much, if any of them at all.

  • FragilityG4

    The most bogus thing about these photo tests is that most YouTubers compare the photos on device. The S8 screen is better than the iPhone 8 thus the photos tend to look much better. If you watch a tuber compare the two on a monitor simultaneously the results are much different and I tend to favour the iPhone 8. Having said that, they both have fantastic cameras and they both take great shots. It’s a no lose situation for consumers.

  • Riddlemethis

    Nope. You need to compare the photos on your monitor, not through some video.

  • FragilityG4

    Well my loss than. I don’t have a Samsung and I can’t fathom myself ever getting one. Only Samsung products I have is a cheap Blu-ray and a TV.

  • FragilityG4

    Cool you read minds! ????

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