Consumer Reports ranks iPhone X the best smartphone camera, iPhone 8 a close second

Consumer Reports has today published an updated list of its “Best Smartphone Cameras,” reflecting Apple’s most recent releases. The testing agency, which is sometimes accused of being unfairly anti-Apple, now claims the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus are the two best smartphone cameras…

Consumer Reports stated that all 10 of the phones it tested did well in its still-image quality tests, which are designed to “evaluate resolution, dynamic range, color accuracy, and visual noise.” At the top of the results, however, were the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus. The smaller iPhone 8 ranked just behind its siblings and all three ultimately obtained “very good” ratings.

The Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and S8 Active also did well, but were beat out by Apple’s offerings, despite obtaining the same “very good” ratings.

All of the top 10 phones did very well in our tests of still-image quality, which evaluate resolution, dynamic range, color accuracy, and visual noise. The all-around top performers in that area were the iPhone X and 8 Plus, which just nudged past their iPhone 8 sibling.

As for video, Consumer Reports found the iPhone X and iPhone 8 to be “excellent” for video quality, whereas the iPhone 8 Plus was found to be “very good.” Unfortunately, Consumer Reports doesn’t outline why the iPhone 8 outdid the iPhone 8 Plus.

Also notably, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s Plus were both given “very good” ratings for video and still photo quality, ranking fifth and sixth on the list respectively. The iPhone 7 Plus. ranked 9th, also with “very good” still and video ratings.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Apple iPhone X
  2. Apple iPhone 8
  3. Apple iPhone 8 Plus
  4. Samsung Galaxy S8+
  5. Apple iPhone 7
  6. 
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  7. Samsung Galaxy S8
  8. 
Samsung Galaxy Note8
  9. 
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  10. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Consumer Reports has routinely taken controversial stances when it comes to Apple products. The outlet ranked the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus over the iPhone X due to battery life concerns, while it also pushed Apple to come clean regarding MacBook Pro battery life concerns.

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