iPhone 8 Plus takes the top spot for best camera

Bradley Wint
Sep 24, 2017 2:10am AST
Photo: Apple

Apple has once again taken the crown for best mobile camera, according to benchmark experts DxOMark.

With the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus being almost identical (with the exception of a few performance upgrades), they can definitely boast about their camera as it came out with an overall photo score of 96 when compared to the coveted Google Pixel which scored 90. However, the 8 Plus had to settle for an overall score of 94 as its video performance was only 89 (2 points short of the Pixel’s 91).

It’s no surprise the the 8 Plus beat out the Pixel and HTC U11 as it’s a newer product, thanks to very tiny improvements to the sensor size and major software upgrades.

Just like the iPhone 7 Plus, the wide-angle lens features optical image stabilization, allowing it for fast focus and better low-light performance.

The 8 Plus’ camera scored top points when it came to producing bokeh effect images, reproducing accurate colors, and maintaining more details when compared to the iPhone 7 Plus or Google Pixel.

However, they did note that the phone would underexpose in low-light settings, but said it would still perform well enough when taking photos indoors. I guess it would require “amping” up the exposure settings to get around this problem.

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Overall, DxOMark had good things to say, and we suspect that the iPhone X may score even higher as the zoom lens also features optical image stabilization, and has a lower f-stop of f/2.4, allowing for more light to hit the sensor versus f/2.8 on the iPhone 8 Plus’ lens.

Overall, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus is an excellent choice for the needs of nearly every smartphone photographer. It features outstanding image quality, zoom for those needing to get closer to their subjects, and an industry-leading Portrait mode for artistic efforts. It is at the top of our scoring charts in nearly every category — and in particular, its advanced software allows it to do an amazing job of capturing high-dynamic range scenes and images in which it can recognize faces.

You can read their full review here.

Here are some samples and comparisons from the review.

Bright Light

Low Light

Bokeh

Color Accuracy

HDR

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