Pixel 2 beats iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8 in camera fight: reviews


Posted at Oct 05 2017 10:18 AM | Updated as of Oct 05 2017 10:41 AM

MANILA - Google's second-generation Pixel phones have the best camera on a mobile phone, beating Apple's iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, according to photography review website DxOMark.

Google's Pixel 2 phones scored 98 in DxOMark's tests based on 1,500 test images and 2 hours of video, the reviewer said on its website. The iPhone 8 Plus and the Galaxy Note 8 tied at second place with 94 each.

There was no rating yet for the iPhone X, which will be on sale later this year. Only the iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 are available in the Philippines so far. The new Pixel phones have a single lens rear camera set up compared to the twin lenses on the iPhone and the Note.

The camera on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL had "excellent" auto focus, "very good" white balance and "good detail preservation," DxOMark said in its review. The camera, however, had flare and flickering issues and some details are lost with zoom.

The iPhone 8 Plus has the best "bokeh" effect or background blur and high dynamic range or the ability to differentiate between dark and light portions of an image, according to the review. The sensor, however, had "some auto focus issues."

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 had "excellent" zoom up to 4 times and delivered "very low" noise in low light. Auto-focus was fast and accurate with bright and vivid colors, DxOMark said. Dynamic range, however is "limited" and the "bokeh" effect was not visible at times even when the feature was turned on.