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Top 10 Smartphone Cameras According To DxOMark (Q3 2017)

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DxOMark just announced that the iPhone 8 Plus just received the highest marks in their tests to date. That got us thinking. Which smartphones are in their top 10?
Top 10 Smartphone Cameras According To DxOMark (Q3 2017)
Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the current leaders

Top 10 smartphone cameras according to DxOMark's new testing procedure

Nokia 808 Pureview
Nokia 808 Pureview

10. Nokia 808 Pureview - Surprisingly enough, a smartphone from 2012 made it to the list with a score of 61. This is because of a revolutionary smartphone camera that time that sported a 1/1.2 inch 41 MP sensor with f/2.4 Carl Zeiss lens. It is capable of Full HD recordings and 4x lossless zoom. It also has a Xenon flash for low light photography.
Apple iPhone 6
Apple iPhone 6

9. Apple iPhone 6 - With the score of 73, the Apple iPhone 6 made it to the ninth spot. It is only the first entry for Apple here. It has a 1/3 inch 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It features PDAF and a dual LED flash. It can record 1080p videos at 60 fps as well as slow motion footage at 720p at 240 fps.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

8. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge - The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes in with a score of 82. It has a 1/2.6 inch 16 MP BSI CMOS sensor with a 28 mm-equivalent f/1.9 aperture lens. Optical Image Stabilization is present that allows for great looking video recordings. It can record 4K, 2160p videos at 30 fps and 1080p at 60 fps. It also has single LED flash as well.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Sony Xperia XZ Premium

7. Sony Xperia XZ Premium - The Xperia XZ Premium comes in with a score of 83. This is the first Sony Smartphone that went through DxOMark's new test protocol. It has a 1/2.3 inch stacked 19 MP BSI CMOS sensors with f/2.4 aperture lens. It is capable of 4K recordings and a super slow motion recording at 960fps. It also has ISO up to 12K for photo and 4K for video.
Apple iPhone 7
Apple iPhone 7

6. Apple iPhone 7 - The second entry of Apple in this list, the iPhone 7 git a score of 85. A 1/3 inch 12 MP image sensor with a f/1.8 aperture lens helped it achieve that score. It also has a 28 mm focal length, PDAF, OIS and a dual tone quad LED flash.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple iPhone 7 Plus

5. Apple iPhone 7 Plus - The iPhone 7 Plus edges out its little brother with a score of 88. The advantage comes in, you guessed it, the dual camera setup. It has a 12 MP 1/3 inch primary image sensor with f/1.8 aperture. 28 mm focal length and OIS. The secondary camera has a 12 MP 1/3.6 inch sensor with f/2.8 aperture and 56 mm focal length. It has excellent exposure and dynamic range due to the dual cameras it has.
HTC U11
HTC U11

4. HTC U11 - In our list of the best smartphones for photography, HTC U11 came out on top. With a score of 90 it is tied for third place with the Google Pixel. It has a 12 MP 1/2.55 BSI CMOS sensor with 1.4 μm pixel size. It also has a lens with f/1.7 aperture. It has OIS, Dual LED flash, and 4K video recording with both Hi-Res and 3D audio. The Pro Suite in its camera app allows for manual controls, a 32 second long exposure and RAW image format.
Google Pixel
Google Pixel

3. Google Pixel - The Pixel is actually sharing the third spot with the HTC U11 with the score of 90 as well. It has a 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor with 1.55µm pixels. The lens has f/2.0 aperture. It has PDAF with laser assistance, dual tone LED flash, 4K video recording at 30 fps and a gyroscope-based video stabilization.
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8

2. Apple iPhone 8 - The third Apple product in this list, the iPhone 8 scored a whopping 92 points. It has a 12 MP wide angle BSI sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens. It also has OIS, Focus Pixels tech for AF, Quad-LED true tone flash with Slow sync and Auto-HDR. It also has face and body detection as well as great color capture capabilities.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Plus

1. Apple iPhone 8 Plus - This is the current king of DxOMark tests. The iPhone 8 Plus scored a record setting 94 points. It has a dual camera with a 12 MP wide angle BSI sensor with f/1.8 lens + 12 MP telephoto lens with f/2.8 lens. The telephoto lens open up more features for 8 Plus like 10x Optical Zoom, Portrait Mode, and Portrait Lighting. The rest of the features is the retained from the iPhone 8 as well.

Note: Other handsets were not included yet. DxOMark could be testing them using w/ their new protocols.

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Source: DxoMark
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