Camera testing group DxOMark recently rated the iPhone 8 Plus the best smartphone camera on the market with a score of 94. Now the new iPhone is sharing that title with another device, though.
DxOMark today gave the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 a score of 94, making it the highest scoring Android phone on the site. The group says that the Note 8 excels at zoom quality, noise reduction and detail preservation, and fast and complete autofocus.
Drilling down into specifics, DxOMark says that images captured in bright light are “on the whole outstanding” and that while dynamic range is “a little limited” compared to other HDR algorithms, color saturation is strong and offers “stunning” results. DxOMark also highlights the Note 8’s artificial bokeh as being “excellent” at blurring the background in images.
The Note 8 doesn’t perform quite as well in DxOMark’s video testing. While the phone gets good marks for its color and noise in bright light, good white balancing, and color rendering, the DxOMark says that dynamic range can be limited in high contrast scenes and that keeping focus on moving subjects can be tough due to a lack of tracking capabilities in default mode.
Samsung flagships regularly receive high praise for their camera performance, so it’s no surprise to see the Note 8 receive a high score from DxOMark. And while this score doesn’t necessarily mean that the Note 8’s camera is definitively better for everyone over every other Android phone — photos can be subjective and some folks might prefer the look of images from another device — this rating suggests that the Note 8 is the latest in the line of Samsung flagships with solid camera performance.