DxOMark: the iPhone X is the best smartphone for taking still pics

With a Photo score of 101, the Apple iPhone X achieves the best results so far for still images, edging out the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the previous joint leaders in DxOMark’s Photo ranking, by one point. DxoMark is an industry standard for camera and lens image quality measurements. 

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Compared to the cousin iPhone 8 Plus, the X improves noticeably on zoom performance, but also does better in terms of exposure, color, texture, noise and artifacts, according to DxOMark. Other key strengths in still image mode include very good exposures and HDR images, accurate color rendering, good detail with low noise, as well as a natural-looking bokeh effect in Portrait mode.

For video, the X doesn’t quite rise to the same high-water mark, achieving a video sub-score of 89 points, according to DxOMark. With its key strengths good exposure with fast convergence during lighting changes, accurate color rendering as well as fast and accurate autofocus and effective video stabilization, the X’s scores are almost identical to the iPhone 8 Plus’s. Its overall score of 97 puts the iPhone X into joint second place with the Huawei Mate 10 in the current DxOMark Mobile overall rankings, just behind the Google Pixel 2 with 98 points.