Independent camera reviews site, DxOMark has reviewed the freshly launched HTC U11, and the results are very flattering. The handset has managed to score a whopping 90 points, which is a point more than the Google Pixel and four points above the Apple iPhone 7. The HTC 10 from last year and the newly launched Galaxy S8 managed to score 88 points.
The camera won particular praise for its quick autofocus, low noise, and excellent color reproduction. The autofocus during videos is said to be one of the best among mobile cameras, which helped the U11 score big in this department. Although the camera isn’t without its weaknesses, it is said to be a power packed performer overall. The review found the details and the color shading to be slightly off during low light videos, which is perhaps the only negative here.
To conclude, DxOMark claims this is the “best smartphone camera tested to date“, speaking volumes about the upgrades made by HTC in this department. The U11 comes with a 12MP f/1.7 UltraPixel 3 camera along with UltraSpeed Autofocus and dual LED flash. While these sound like flashy marketing words, it’s good to see that the handset actually lives up to its promise. The handset is expected to be available later this month for $649 in select markets.
Apple will have its job cut out later this year when it brings the iPhone 8 to the markets. Given the kind of camera advancements we’ve seen from the likes of Samsung, LG, and now HTC, Apple will have to up the ante.[Via DxoMark]