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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 doesn’t have the best Android camera anymore

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AND just like that, we have a new king of smartphone cameras. After sitting on the throne for a day, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, together with the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, has been dislodged from the top by the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL.

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In an article published today, DxOMark — the authority when it comes to cameras — says that the big G’s just-announced devices have set a new record for overall smartphone-camera quality with an overall score of 98. This, even if they don’t have a dual-camera setup and “just” rely on a 12-megapixel main camera system.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL official product video

By comparison, the Note 8 received a rating of 94. You can see the current top 12 on the list below.

Best smartphone cameras_DxOMark_Philippines

Top 12 smartphones with the best cameras as of October 5, 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.

Take note that when it comes to stills, the Galaxy Note 8’s photo sub-score of 100 is still the best by DxOMark’s standards. The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are right up there with the Samsung phone with its 99 rating, though, thanks to the following:

  • Wide dynamic range in all lighting conditions
  • Excellent auto-focus
  • Good white balance both outdoors and indoors
  • Good detail preservation
  • Strong flash performance across the board
  • Portraits rendered with pleasing foreground and background blur and bokeh

When it comes to stills, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s photo sub-score of 100 is still the best by DxOMark’s standards.

Video-wise, the 2017 Pixels have improved over last year’s models by 5 points. Their 96 rating puts them at the top of DxOMark’s ranking. And this is courtesy of the following:

  • Good video stabilization
  • Fast and accurate auto-focus with good subject tracking
  • Good detail preservation indoors and outdoors
  • Good noise reduction
  • Fairly good white balance

Will the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL be knocked off their perch this year when the Apple iPhone X or Huawei Mate 10 gets released? We can’t wait to find out.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has over 15 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took a year off from journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy freelancing as an editorial and social-media consultant, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her furbabies and her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.