iPhone X Camera Earns a 97 in DxOMark Ranking

Apple has a new phone on the market, which means the folks over at DxOMark have another smartphone camera to test.

Apple’s newest flagship smartphone, the iPhone X, has an impressive camera, which early reviews for the handset were more than ready to point out. Now, through the testing procedures over at DxOMark, there’s a number that folks can put on it. According to the publication’s process, the iPhone X’s dual rear camera setup has earned the smartphone a score of 97 — just one point behind the current leader of the smartphone pack, Google’s Pixel 2 (98).

The iPhone X checks off all the important boxes, showing plenty of camera power in all the necessary categories. Specifically, it looks like Apple’s photo-taking prowess is still on hand, because the device earned a score of 101 in the photo category. To compare, the Pixel 2 earned a 99 point score in the camera category. Meanwhile, the iPhone X garnered a score of 89 in the video category, while the Pixel 2 earned itself a score of 96 in the same category.

The publication and tests point out that the iPhone X is the best camera smartphone for still shots, and the handset has tied with the Huawei-branded Mate 10 smartphone for the second-best smartphone camera that customers can buy:

“With all of the analyses completed, the scores calculated, and the results verified, the iPhone X turns in an excellent result, delivering outstanding images for smartphone photography enthusiasts. It’s exceptional for stills, achieving the best Photo sub-score yet at 101 points. The overall score is affected by a slightly lower result for video, but at 97 points, the iPhone X ties with the Huawei Mate 10 for the second-highest score in our database of overall mobile image quality. For portraits, the improved telephoto lens delivers sharp results even indoors, and the bokeh simulation produces a natural and pleasing background blur. Outdoors, exposures are outstanding, with great dynamic range, impressive skies, good fine detail, and punchy color rendering. Add to all that the extra features on the front-facing camera, including a Portrait mode for blurred-background selfies, and the iPhone X delivers one hell of a smartphone camera.”

The cameras in smartphones are beyond impressive, and it’s interesting to see how these scoring systems will change in the near future, considering we’re bound to see a camera reach that coveted 100 point marker sooner rather than later.

You can check out the full report through the source link below.

[via DxOMark]