Camera performance is always considered one of the top criteria for smartphones. With Apple‘s iPhones, the expectations are never low. DxoMark has released the results for the iPhone X and it is just 1 point shy of the first position. Google Pixel 2 still holds the crown for the best smartphone camera, but the iPhone X has been titled “Top performer for stills”.
In terms of specifications, the iPhone X features a dual-camera setup at the rear which is a pair of 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto sensors. Both the sensors are equipped with OIS, phase-detection auto focus, Quad-LED true-tone flash and 4K video recording capabilities. Up front, it houses a 7-megapixel camera of f/2.2 aperture. The iPhone X also features a new Portrait Lighting mode on the front and rear cameras.
The iPhone X has a Photo score of 101 making it the best smartphone for still images. Previously the Galaxy Note 8 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro excelled in this area. DxOMark points out its key strengths in still image mode as good exposures, HDR images, accurate color rendering, good detail with minimum noise and “natural-looking” bokeh effect. The iPhone X doesn’t perform as expected in video achieving a score of 89 points. It’s video performance is said to be at par with the iPhone 8 Plus. DON’T MISS: Apple iPhone X first impressions: When you have to control your emotions
The iPhone X’s camera was tried in different scenarios and backgrounds. In bright light conditions, the iPhone X “boasts excellent exposures and copes very well with high-contrast scenes”. The iPhone X maintained exposures in low light with “fairly neutral results”. When clicking photos with flash, the images in low light didn’t turn out quite impressive, according to DxOMark. Comparing with the iPhone 8 Plus, the zoom on iPhone X’s camera is regarded better with “fine detail preservation”. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 boast the best smartphone cameras: DxOMark
Bokeh effect was first popularized by Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus with Portrait Mode. DxOMark says that the bokeh effect in iPhone X “produces a natural and pleasant background blur effect”. However, it also says that in bokeh mode subject masking isn’t perfect. You can check out DxOMark’s detailed report on the iPhone X’s camera against different subjects as well. Although it ties with the Huawei Mate 10 with 97 points, DxOMark says that the “iPhone X delivers one hell of a smartphone camera”. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone X put through first drop tests; the results are shattering
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