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Meet the new king of smartphone cameras

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WE always knew that the HTC U11, while capable as it is gorgeous, couldn’t possibly keep its title as the industry’s best shooter, per DxOMark. And now it’s time to crown the new phone which will carry on the title.

Recently, the authority when it comes to cameras hailed the Apple iPhone 8 Plus as the smartphone with the best camera on the market, outperforming the iPhone 8, Pixel, and U11, in that order. Also something to think about: According to the experts, the iPhone 8 outshot every Android handset it had tested.

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Top 10 smartphones with the best cameras as of September 2017, according to DxOMark. Take note that DxOMark has retested smartphones based on its new protocol, which takes into consideration the zoom and bokeh quality, among other improvements. Other devices may not be here because they haven’t been retested yet.

DxOMark gave the iPhone 8 Plus a rating of 94, setting a new record, and handed the single-lens iPhone 8 a 92. By comparison, the Google Pixel and HTC U11 were each given a 90. Take note that the phones were tested (and retested, in the case of the Pixel and U11) using the website’s updated test protocol, which takes into consideration zoom and bokeh quality.

The Apple iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 have set new records.

In its analysis, DxOMark found the Apple iPhone 8 Plus to have the best zoom camera, as well as the most impressive bokeh output among mobile devices. HDR performance was a revelation, while color rendering was “very good” in almost any lighting, even in trickier, mixed-lighting conditions. Exposure was generally even, and colors looked impressively natural.

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For those who are looking to shoot a ton of footage with the iPhone 8 Plus, you’ll be happy to note that it received a score of 89 for video — not the best, but it’s up there in the top of the mix. DxOMark also highlighted its ability to get good exposure and accurately track faces when shooting in bright light.

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Not bad for the “boring” iPhone, don’t you think?

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.