For smartphones, 2018 will undoubtedly be the year of smaller bezels and notches. Most smartphones manufacturers have to start differentiating themselves based on the smaller things, like whether or not their device has a headphone jack.
However, as smartphones continue to evolve, there is one feature that has a high variance among different devices and that is the camera. According to a report from Consumer Reports, Apple’s 2017 iPhones dominate the rankings and its closest ranked competitors don’t even come close.
The ranking by Consumer Reports is odd since the iPhone 8 beats out the iPhone 8 Plus even though the larger device has a dual-camera system. This could be due to the price difference between the devices, but they do not explicitly state this.
The other odd part of the ranking was the Galaxy S8 lost out to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s Plus. Given reviews of the device by many publications, this seems a bit off. Here is the full top-10 ranking:
- Apple iPhone X
- Apple iPhone 8
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S8+
- Apple iPhone 7
- Apple iPhone 6s Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy Note8
- Apple iPhone 7 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
The report notes that they will be getting the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in March, and they will be updating this list accordingly. However, they are predicting that the 2017 iPhone lineup will beat out Samsung’s 2018 smartphone lineup.