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THE authority on cameras has spoken. DxOMark has crowned another smartphone with the best camera on the market. And the device is right up there with the iPhone 8 Plus.

SEE ALSO: Meet the new king of smartphone cameras, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 got an overall score of 94, same as the newly released Apple handset and surpassing Android camera heavyweights Google Pixel and HTC U11.

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Top 11 smartphones with the best cameras as of October 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.

But one interesting tidbit revealed in DxOMark’s review is that the Note 8, which is the Korean tech giant’s first foray into dual-camera phones, notched a score of 100 in the photo department. It’s the first handset to have received that rating, thanks to its excellent zoom quality, good noise reduction and detail preservation, and fast and accurate auto-focus. By comparison, the iPhone 8 Plus attained 96 points.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 notched a score of 100 in the photo department, the first phone to have received that rating. The sub-criteria that pulled it down is video, where it rated only 84.

The sub-criteria that pulled the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 down is video, where it rated only 84. To put things into perspective, Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Google’s Pixel, and HTC’s U11 got 90, 89, 91, and 89, respectively.

READ ALSO: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 initial review: Bigger, badder, less pragmatic

However, DxOMark said that the Note 8 is still a capable device for video, courtesy of the following key strengths: good exposure with fast convergence, fast and stable auto-focus, and good noise reduction, white balance, and color rendering. Read its full review here.

Via Android Central

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