Google Pixel carries the best smartphone camera according to DxOMark

Google Pixel carries the best smartphone camera according to DxOMark
Google Pixel carries the best smartphone camera according to DxOMark
Pixel camera quality is better than what current competitors can offer including the iPhone 7, HTC 10, and Samsung Galaxy S7.

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Camera analysts at DxOMark have a new champion in the smartphone world. Accordingly, the 12.3 MP rear camera of the Google Pixel has scored 89 points and 88 points in DxOMark camera and video quality tests, respectively, to become the new top smartphone camera The Google phone has displaced other top smartphones including the HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and the Sony Xperia X Performance. The maximum score possible in the DxOMark tests is 100 points each.

The Google Pixel has no optical image stabilization (OIS) unlike on a number of other flagship smartphones including the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. DxOMark, however, has not penalized Google for missing the feature. Instead, the analysts have praised the very high dynamic range of the camera and the 1.55 micrometer Sony IMX378 sensor. Auto-focus and white balance are also very good and easy to use through the camera app.

Points have been crossed off for poor "reproducibility" of image quality. That is, the Pixel has issues maintaining the exact same focus, exposure, and white balance especially in low-light conditions. This may be due to excessive heating of the camera sensor and similar results were recorded with the video camera features as well.

The high-end Pixel runs Android 7.1 Nougat and includes a 5-inch FHD AMOLED display with 32 GB eMMC for 760 Euros. The Pixel XL will carry a larger 5.5-inch QHD display for 1009 Euros.


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Allen Ngo, 2016-10-22 (Update: 2016-10-22)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.