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DxOMark: The HTC U12+ offers better camera performance than the Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S9+

The U12+. (Source: HTC)
The U12+. (Source: HTC)
HTC's latest flagship, the U12+, made the trip over to DxOMark this week, with the device impressing—and earning a photo score that puts it above competitors like the Pixel 2 XL and Samsung Galaxy S9+.
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HTC unveiled the U12+ a few days ago. The device looks to be one of the more interesting devices released so far this year, and it's cameras are just as noteworthy, with it being the first mainstream flagship to feature dual selfie cameras. The U12+ made its way over to DxOMark and impressed across the board.

DxOMark awarded the device an overall score of 103. For some context, that makes the U12+ the second best camera smartphone in the world—by DxOMark's standards—behind only the tri-rear camera Huawei P20 Pro, and ahead of juggernauts like the Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.

The U12+ achieved a photo score of 106, on par with the regular Huawei P20, iPhone X, and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, and supposedly slightly better than the Pixel 2. Notable still photography weaknesses in the device are noise levels in low-light, and not-too-impressive bokeh.

Video score for the U12+ was 95, on par with the Pixel 2, Huawei P20 devices, and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. A few notable issues with the video performance included poor detail in low-light conditions, and "overexposed highlights in HDR scenes".

Of course, we've had issues with DxOMark's scores—the LG V30 and Huawei P20 Pro reviews come to mind. Camera evaluation remains subjective, and while we may not be so quick to proclaim the  U12+ as the second best camera device on the planet, it does hold its own against the very best.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-05-25 (Update: 2018-05-25)