Before we delve further into how iPhone cameras perform, you need to understand what DxoMark is?
DxOMark is basically a website that posts about the reviews of extensive testing of cameras and lenses their team does. DxOMark Score is now a trusted industry standard for camera and lens image quality measurements and ratings. They are recognized for doing extensive tests and analysis on the cameras including smartphone’s cameras.
Coming back to the topic of the article, from the keynote of 12th September, we all got to know that Apple has created a groundbreaking chip that broke records in the Benchmark scores and outperformed its counterparts by a wide margin. If you haven’t read this article, the difference between A11 Bionic Chip processor and its closest competitor will blow your mind into freckles of dust.
Much like Apple’s A11 Bionic chip, the camera performance in the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is extraordinary. While we are still waiting to get our hands on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to do an extensive grilled video review, the performance of the new iPhones in different domains of testing has us standing on our seats.
DxOMark has given a rating of 92 to iPhone 8 Plus and a rating of 90 to iPhone 8, which is their highest as of now, beating the Google Pixel and HTC U11 which have a 90 rating. And below that, Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 has a review rating of 88 and 85 respectively. If you haven’t noticed, I have been singing songs about Apple iPhones camera quality since the beginning of days.
The Apple iPhone 8 Plus boasts of a dual camera setup with a primary camera of 12 MP f/1.8 with OIS stabilization and a secondary telephoto camera of 12 MP f/2.8. The combination, arrangement, and optimization of this camera setup and the integration with the software make the phone’s camera capable of capturing great portrait images.
The Apple iPhone 8 has a single rear camera of 12MP f/1.8 with OIS, which looks quite similar to the iPhone 7’s camera, but the quality of silicon that has gone under the hood has changed. It has enhanced capabilities, one of them is because the processing of the image is now handled by Apple’s A11 Bionic processor.
These are the phones that are out there to be bought. Apple’s 10th-anniversary phone, the iPhone X will be breaking all benchmark’s report, is still not out in the market yet. We surely know that it is going to surpass the camera scores and will beat iPhone 8 Plus from the top position. Besides that Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel XL 2 are also nearing release this October. Will Google take its place back on the top or will succumb defeat to iPhone X for the best camera of this year?
Let us know in the comments below who you think will win the camera war of Android vs iOS on DxOMark test scores.
If you want to read a detailed analysis of DxO’s score, here is their blog for more information.