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Google’s Pixel 2 has the Best Camera According to DxOMark

Scoring even higher than the Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Move over, Samsung and Apple: Google’s Pixel 2 has been officially crowned as the best camera by DxOMark with a near-perfect score of 98. Yes, Google scored that high in spite of using a single rear camera, compared to the iPhone 8 Plus and Note 8’s dual rear camera setup.

The secret? The Pixel 2’s camera is a 1/2.6-inch 12MP sensor paired with a f/1.8 aperture, along with electronic and optical image stabilization working together to deliver stellar photos and videos. DxOMark commend’s the Pixel 2 photo performance (where it got a score of 99) for its wide dynamic range in all lighting conditions, a high level of detail preservation, strong flash performance, and pleasing foreground and background blur for portraits.

As for its video performance, where it scored 96, DxOMark praised the Pixel 2’s video stabilization, fast and accurate autofocus, good noise reduction, and accurate white balance. You can read more about DxOMark’s report here.

Do DxOMark’s findings make you excited for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL? Comment down below!

Source: Android Authority

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3 Comments

  1. DxOMark may be the well respected phone camera benchmarking group. I’m just wondering what are their parameters and standards used for testing? And what equipment and apps they are using to perform such tests? Do they have a carnaught camera? What are the ideal benchmarks on each type of tests?

    Just asking coz i want to believe the scores they get on each camera phone they test. right now all of the scores they announced on each phone are just numbers assigned, for me.

    1. As long as I remember they have a studio that test the color accuracy and low-light performance of the camera. As of now I’m already confuse if I will believe on their benchmarking like when google releases new phone they are the one who’s on top. Well I applause the first gen of pixel for photo only.

  2. I visited the site and this is what I came up with: I disagree with DxOMark for the following reasons:

    For exposure and contrast, DxOMark focused on the light bulbs being preserved and not on the subject. Who would want a picture with preserved light bulbs and “aswang”-like subject? iPhone8+ gives a more natural rendering of the subject. iPhone wins in this category.

    Color: Pixel is darker and the dark portion (ceiling of carousel) did not gave the details while it is very clear on iPhone.

    For detail and texture, Pixel did not do a good job as what DxOMark claims. Why? Simple, look the at croped images. Pixel is so noisy.

    Bokeh mode: iPhone is better in this category. Pixel gives an unnatural blur.

    For zoom effect, Pixel is weak on this. iPhone8+ and Note8 are better.

    To sum it up, the score of 98 is over-rated and in my opinion, it should be at par with iPhone8+ and Note 8. Or maybe a point lower. And that is why I’m not taking DxOMark’s score seriously. I don’t know about the others but this is my opinion.

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