DxOMark: iPhone X Has The Best Camera In A Phone For Still Photos, Placed Second In Overall Ranking

The folks at DxOMark are back again, this time crowing the iPhone X as the world’s best smartphone camera for still photography.

According to the testing and scoring carried out by DxOMark, the iPhone X scored 101 in its photo quality ratings, beating out the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Huawei Mate 10, which were both level on a score of 100, with Pixel 2 now ranked 3rd in still photography with its 99 score.

Here’s what DxoMark’s camera tests concluded when it came to still photography from Apple’s iPhone X:

With a Photo score of 101, the Apple iPhone X achieves the best results so far for still images, edging out the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the previous joint leaders in the Photo ranking, by one point. Compared to its cousin iPhone 8 Plus, the X improves noticeably on Zoom performance, but also does better in terms of Exposure, Color, Texture, Noise and Artifacts. Other key strengths in still image mode include very good exposures and HDR images, accurate color rendering, good detail with low noise, as well as a natural-looking bokeh effect in Portrait mode.

While photo performance was second to none, DxOMark noted that when it comes to video performance, the iPhone X still has some work to do thanks to a score of 89. Combined with its photo performance, however, the iPhone X managed a score of 97, equalling the Mate 10 towards the top of the DxOMark leaderboard. The Google Pixel 2 sits pretty at the top of that overall leaderboard with a combined score of 98

For video, the X doesn’t quite rise to the same high-water mark, achieving a video sub-score of 89 points. With its key strengths good exposure with fast convergence during lighting changes, accurate color rendering as well as fast and accurate autofocus and effective video stabilization, the X’s scores are almost identical to the iPhone 8 Plus’s. Its overall score of 97 puts the iPhone X into joint second place with the Huawei Mate 10 in the current DxOMark Mobile overall rankings, just behind the Google Pixel 2 with 98 points.

It is very important to note that the scores and tests carried out by DxOMark have come in for some criticism over the past weeks and months, with many pointing out that there is little to no scientific basis in the score created during tests.

The theory is that relative to each other, one device’s score should give potential buyers something to compare with. However, we would still urge caution when using these scores to inform a buying decision.

(Source: DxOMark)

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