It appears that the iPhone 8 isn’t just smoking the competition as far as benchmarks are concerned. Camera reference publication DxOMark tests a lot of smartphone cameras and they’ve now but the new iPhones through their paces. DxOMark states that the iPhone 8 has the “best smartphone camera” that it has ever tested.
This is the first time in a couple of years that a new iPhone has surpassed an Android rival’s DxOMark score for camera performance. DxOMark says in its test report that the iPhone 8 Plus is the best-performing mobile device camera it has ever tested.
The iPhone 8 Plus scored 94 on its DxOMark Mobile test which is a new record. It’s ahead of Google Pixel and HTC U11’s 90 points. Even the iPhone 8 is ahead of them with a score of 92.
DxOMark assigns scores based on the handset’s performance in several categories that include exposure and contrast, color, autofocus, detail, noise, flash, and more.
The camera reference publication adds that images captured outdoors with the iPhone 8 Plus are “generally stunning,” detail preservation is excellent with accurate colors and an impressive dynamic range.
The iPhone 8 models were found to be better at capturing HDR scenes compared to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 8 Plus also demonstrated strong performance in low light and with flash. It was able to properly recognize and expose faces in low light.
We’ll have more insight to share on the new handset’s camera flagship when our full iPhone 8 review goes up in the near future.