Apple iPhone X: Top performer for stills

DxOMark Mobile

Marking the 10th anniversary of iPhone, the launch of the iPhone X was hugely significant for Apple, so getting the camera specifications and performance right was crucial. The iPhone X features a very similar dual-cam setup to its sister model, the iPhone 8 Plus, with one difference that improved results in several areas. The dual 12Mp sensors remain, including the same wide-angle f/1.8 lens with optical image stabilization (OIS) for the main camera, but for the second camera, there’s an improved telephoto lens that features a wider-aperture f/2.4 lens with OIS. The front-facing camera gets an upgrade, too, with new Face ID technologies benefitting selfie enthusiasts, including improved depth-mapping that makes Portrait mode and bokeh simulation possible.

Key camera specifications:

  • 12Mp main camera with wide-angle f/1.8 OIS lens
  • 12Mp telephoto camera with f/2.4 OIS lens
  • Phase-detection autofocus with touch focus
  • Quad LED true-tone flash with slow sync mode
  • Portrait mode with portrait lighting
  • 4K video @ 60fps
  • 7Mp “selfie” cam with f/2.2 lens, face detection, and portrait mode

About DxOMark Mobile tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone camera reviews, DxOMark engineers capture and evaluate over 1500 test images and more than 2 hours of video in both controlled lab environments and in natural indoor and outdoor scenes. This article is designed to highlight the most important results of the testing. For more information about the DxOMark Mobile test protocol, click here.

Test summary

With a Photo score of 101, the Apple iPhone X achieves the best results so far for still images, edging out the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the previous joint leaders in the Photo ranking, by one point. Compared to its cousin iPhone 8 Plus, the X improves noticeably on Zoom performance, but also does better in terms of Exposure, Color, Texture, Noise and Artifacts. Other key strengths in still image mode include very good exposures and HDR images, accurate color rendering, good detail with low noise, as well as a natural-looking bokeh effect in Portrait mode.

For video, the X doesn’t quite rise to the same high-water mark, achieving a video sub-score of 89 points. With its key strengths good exposure with fast convergence during lighting changes, accurate color rendering as well as fast and accurate autofocus and effective video stabilization, the X’s scores are almost identical to the iPhone 8 Plus’s. Its overall score of 97 puts the iPhone X into joint second place with the Huawei Mate 10 in the current DxOMark Mobile overall rankings, just behind the Google Pixel 2 with 98 points.

Bright light

Shooting outdoors or in bright light conditions, the iPhone X boasts excellent exposures and copes very well with high-contrast scenes, ensuring good detail preservation in both highlights and shadows. Skies were especially impressive in many of our outdoor test scenes, displaying good color and highlight detail at sunset, and striking cloud details that really “popped.” White balance is generally accurate and repeatable outdoors, with good color rendering ensuring well-saturated and pleasant hues. Texture is excellent, too, with good fine detail visible in intricate areas; and although noise is generally well-controlled, a low-frequency chroma noise can be noticeable in areas of plain color.

The iPhone X boasts excellent exposures outdoors or in bright light, with accurate and repeatable white balance, nice color rendering, and well-defined fine detail preservation.
The iPhone X also handles high-contrast scenes well, with good highlight detail and particularly nice skies with impressive clouds.

Low light and Flash

Target exposures in indoor lighting conditions are generally accurate, and while the X didn’t score as well in extreme low light, exposures remain usable. White balance remains accurate indoors, too, with fairly neutral results under both tungsten and fluorescent lighting. Colors remain vivid and pleasant indoors as well, and although color is slightly less saturated in extreme low light, it remains very acceptable.

Indoor pictures offer generally accurate target exposures, with neutral white balance and pleasant color.

The iPhone X flash pictures display good detail and low noise, neutral white balance, and only slight fall-off in the corners of the frame. However, flash results for images shot in very low light aren’t quite as impressive, with occasional underexposure, particularly in flash-only pictures. A red-eye effect with portraits is frequently visible as well.

Zoom and Bokeh

The iPhone X’s hardware upgrade on the telephoto camera to a brighter-aperture lens with OIS ensures better zoom shots and sharper portraits (particularly indoors) than those taken with the iPhone 8 Plus. Fine detail preservation is noticeably improved as well; and noise is reduced for cleaner results, although some structured noise remains visible in uniform areas.

Apple iPhone X – 2x zoom
Apple iPhone 8 Plus – 2x zoom

Bokeh simulation in Portrait mode produces a natural and pleasant background blur effect, giving a realistic shape to circular spectral highlights that’s similar to optical rendering. Subject masking isn’t perfect, with some artifacts visible around the edges of the portrait, and slight depth estimation failures result in parts of the portrait being slightly blurred, although not as blurred as the background. Overall, though, the bokeh effect is pretty good, with good color and detail rendering.

Apple iPhone X – bokeh simulation in Portrait mode.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus – bokeh simulation in Portrait mode.


Shooting 4K video at up to 60 frames per second, the iPhone X is a very capable performer for smartphone video enthusiasts. Capturing movies outdoors or in bright light exposures are very good and handle extremes of brightness very well, with the same good detail preservation in the shadows and highlights as we saw with stills. In very low light, videos are often slightly underexposed, but exposure convergence is both fast and smooth during lighting changes. The level of detail in video is good in both outdoor and indoor movies, but a buildup of luminance noise is evident in low-light conditions. Autofocus is fast and accurate, with good tracking capabilities, and although video stabilization is effective, some vibration with walking movement is evident.

Photo scores explained

The Apple iPhone X achieves a total Photo score of 101, which is calculated from its scores in tests that examine different aspects of its performance under several lighting conditions. In this section, we’ll take a closer look at these image quality sub-scores.

Exposure and Contrast (90)

An excellent score for Exposure, with particularly strong results when shooting outdoors or in bright light. Capture of HDR scenes is up there with some of the best devices we’ve tested, including the Google Pixel 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and the X’s rendering of dramatic skies outdoors was particularly impressive.

Apple iPhone X
Google Pixel 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Shooting a subject against a dramatic sky outdoors, the iPhone X was excellent, with very good face rendering, including good skin tones and less noise compared to the Google Pixel 2, and better dynamic range in the bright sky compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Apple iPhone X
Google Pixel 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

We had less success with our indoor backlit portrait ,however, which underexposed the subject while losing detail in the bright highlights through the window.

Despite great results shooting backlit portraits outdoors, we had less success with our indoor backlit window portrait, resulting in both an underexposed subject and overexposed highlight detail through the window.

The X recorded a lower score of 66 for exposure in extreme low light (compared to 91 indoors and 108 outdoors), with noticeable underexposure evident at both 1 and 5 Lux, although images remain just about usable.

Images from the Apple iPhone X at 1 Lux are noticeably underexposed but remain just about useable.

Color (79)

A very good overall score for color, which is vivid and pleasant in all lighting conditions, but particularly strong outdoors.The iPhone X rendered better saturation on our colorful balcony windows test scene, albeit with slightly strong reds, compared to the Google Pixel 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. It had great saturation between 20 and 1000 Lux, although the color in extreme low light is noticeably less vivid due to underexposure. Color shading is also extremely well-controlled, with consistent color across the frame evident in both bright and low-light shots, which is something we rarely see with smartphone images.

Apple iPhone X
Google Pixel 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Autofocus (78)

Generally the iPhone X’s phase detection autofocus system is very accurate, delivering consistently sharp images when shooting static scenes in all lighting conditions. When shooting moving scenes, the iPhone X will get you sharp images as well. However, in some cases (approximately 40%), the focus lag can measure up to 600ms, meaning that you might just miss the decisive moment by a whisker. Those occasional slight delays aside, the focus hit rate was excellent, so you can be confident of snapping consistently in-focus shots in all lighting conditions.

In very bright light (1000 Lux), all 30 exposures were captured in sharp focus, but about half the shots took longer than 500ms (1/2 a second) to lock on and focus.

Texture (65)

A good overall score for texture, with excellent fine detail preservation in static scenes outdoors, and very acceptable results in low-light conditions. However, scenes with subject movement are more challenging for capturing fine detail, and although in very bright conditions texture is good, subject movement can be blurred in low light.

Good texture and fine detail is possible on the iPhone X for both static and motion scenes in bright light between 100 and 1000 Lux. In low light, however, sharpness is noticeably reduced, which is particularly evident in scenes with movement.

In handheld images of the DxOMark test chart, you can see fine detail is excellent in very bright light (1000 Lux), and remains very good under indoor lighting conditions (100 Lux). A noticeable loss of detail is evident on 100% crops from images shot in lower-light conditions (20 Lux), but unless you’re planning on displaying images on a large scale, those images will remain acceptable.

Crop of image from iPhone X at 1000 Lux
Crop of image from iPhone X at 100 Lux
Crop of image from iPhone X at 20 Lux

100% crops of the DxOMark test chart shot at 5 Lux show the iPhone X records more fine detail compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but remains very slightly behind the Google Pixel 2.

Crop of image from iPhone X at 5 Lux
Crop of image from Google Pixel 2 at 5 Lux
Crop of image from Samsung Note 8 at 5 Lux

Noise (69)

Noise is well-controlled in bright light and in outdoor images, with very little noise visible on 100% crops, except for some low-frequency chroma noise, which can appear in large areas of darker homogenous color. More apparent luminance noise starts to build up in shadow transitions in indoor conditions at 100 Lux, however, and it’s noticeably heavier in low light (20 Lux), but images remain very acceptable.

Tripod shot with Apple iPhone X at 20 Lux
Tripod shot with Apple iPhone X at 100 Lux
Tripod shot with Apple iPhone X at 1000 Lux

Compared to the flagship devices from its main competitors, noise levels on the iPhone X are similar to the Google Pixel 2 in extreme low light, but homogenous areas aren’t as smooth as with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in these conditions.

Tripod shot with Apple iPhone X at 5 Lux
Tripod shot with Google Pixel 2 at 5 Lux
Tripod shot with Samsung Note 8 at 5 Lux

Artifacts (82)

A very good score for artifacts, which are generally well-controlled, and excellent results for sharpness across the field, as well as for vignetting, distortion, and chromatic aberration. The X lost points for noticeable ghosting in low-light portraits and for some flare in backlit scenes outdoors, although the flare effect isn’t overly strong. A very noticeable moiré effect is evident in high-frequency patterns, too, as well as a cyan shift that’s occasionally visible in blue skies. Color quantization (pixelation) is frequently visible in large areas of uniform color.

A moiré effect is noticeable on the fine details of the blinds in the building window.

Flash (85)

The iPhone X’s flash output is well-centered in the frame. Some flash fall-off is visible, resulting in darker corners, but the effect is less pronounced than on the iPhone 8 Plus. In both flash-only and mixed light scenes, the iPhone X shots display neutral white balance, with repeatable results over consecutive exposures. However, consistent with the underexposure we observed in extreme low light, the iPhone X’s flash-only pictures are noticeably underexposed compared to those taken with the iPhone 8 Plus. Some color quantization (pixelation) is visible in homogenous areas, and a very noticeable red eye effect occurs, but detail preservation is good, with low levels of noise.

Apple iPhone X
Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Zoom (58)

The improvement to the iPhone X’s telephoto lens, including a wider-aperture f/2.4 lens with OIS, helped lift its score over the 8 Plus. Using the 2x optical zoom, fine detail preservation is excellent in both outdoor and indoor conditions; and although softer and noisier in extreme low light, zoom shots remain acceptable. Digital zoom shots at 4x are also very good when shooting outdoors, and are acceptable at 8x, but good detail preservation in lower light conditions using the digital zoom remains challenging.

Apple iPhone X – 2x zoom
Apple iPhone X – 4x zoom
Apple iPhone X – 8x zoom

Compared to the flagship competition, the iPhone X’s improvements for zoom give it an edge over the iPhone 8 Plus, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is still in the lead for zoom shots, with fractionally sharper results for both telephoto lens and digital zoom shots.

Crop of Apple iPhone X at 100 Lux and 2x zoom
Crop of Apple iPhone 8 Plus at 100 Lux and 2x zoom
Crop of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 at 100 Lux and 2x zoom

Bokeh (55)

The iPhone X’s improved telephoto lens also ensures sharper portraits in both indoor and outdoor conditions. The bokeh simulation algorithm applied in Portrait mode is also one of the nicer ones we’ve seen, producing a pleasant depth-of-field effect, a good bokeh shape with nice circular spectral highlights, and very repeatable results. The background blur isn’t as strong as we’ve seen for other devices (notably the Samsung Galaxy Note 8), but that gives the X’s bokeh a slightly more natural appearance. The X lost points for noticeable failures in depth estimation, with elements in the foreground slightly blurred (although not as blurred as the background) whether they’re connected to the portrait subject or not. Some artifacts and masking errors around the portrait are visible on 100% crops, too, but they won’t be particularly noticeable in images displayed on small scale.

Apple iPhone X
Apple iPhone X
Apple iPhone X

Video scores explained

The iPhone X achieves a Video score of 89 points, with almost identical results and scores as for the iPhone 8 Plus. The overall Video score is calculated using the video sub-scores to give us some indication of the device’s pros and cons for shooting moving images: Exposure (81), Color (86), Autofocus (84), Texture (51), Noise (66), Artifacts (83) and Stabilization (91).

The iPhone X’s main strengths lie in exposure, which offers good dynamic range and fast convergence during light changes, as well as in color rendering in videos, which display good saturation and neutral white balance in most lighting conditions. Low light remains challenging with iPhone X videos, however, with noticeable underexposure, visible luminance noise, and slight irregularities in autofocus and tracking affecting sharpness — although considering the conditions, these remain just about acceptable. In good light, though, video autofocus and tracking is both fast and accurate, and the iPhone X’s video stabilization is generally excellent, aside from occasional high-frequency oscillations, which are visible when shooting video with walking movement.

Please note that for video we test all devices at default settings which in the iPhone X’s case is 1080p at 30 frames per second. The iPhone X is capable of recording 4K resolution at 60 frames per second but this mode was not tested for our analysis.

Conclusion: Apple’s flagship smartphone delivers the goods

With all of the analyses completed, the scores calculated, and the results verified, the iPhone X turns in an excellent result, delivering outstanding images for smartphone photography enthusiasts. It’s exceptional for stills, achieving the best Photo sub-score yet at 101 points. The overall score is affected by a slightly lower result for video, but at 97 points, the iPhone X ties with the Huawei Mate 10 for the second-highest score in our database of overall mobile image quality. For portraits, the improved telephoto lens delivers sharp results even indoors, and the bokeh simulation produces a natural and pleasing background blur. Outdoors, exposures are outstanding, with great dynamic range, impressive skies, good fine detail, and punchy color rendering. Add to all that the extra features on the front-facing camera, including a Portrait mode for blurred-background selfies, and the iPhone X delivers one hell of a smartphone camera.

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Apple iPhone X
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  • Very good exposure, with good shadow and highlight detail preservation in HDR scenes
  • Accurate color rendering and white balance in all lighting conditions
  • Good detail preservation and low levels of noise in most lighting conditions
  • Good detail preservation using zoom in all lighting conditions
  • Bokeh effect looks natural


  • Accurate color rendering and white balance in most lighting conditions
  • Good exposure with fast convergence during lighting changes
  • Fast and accurate autofocus performance
  • Effective stabilization
  • Good detail preservation


  • Autofocus is occasionally a little slow
  • Underexposed pictures with visible red-eye in flash-only shots
  • Ghosting artifacts noticeable on moving objects


  • High-frequency oscillations during walking movements
  • Luminance noise visible in low light
  • Slight loss of sharpness during tracking in low light

A note about image formats for this review: The iPhones 8, 8 Plus and X record photographs in the DCI-P3 colorspace, which their displays also use. DCI-P3 is newer and larger than the sRGB color space that most devices use and most web browsers assume. So to ensure that the images we used in the review display properly on a wide variety of browsers and devices, we converted the originals from DCI-P3 to sRGB using Photoshop (which is why the published test photos show Photoshop as the creator). This can slightly reduce the richness of color in some cases from what you would see when viewing the original images on a DCI-P3-calibrated display with appropriate software. We also captured the original images using the new HEIF (High-Efficiency Image Format), but then converted them to very high-quality JPEGs for viewing in standard browsers and image editing software. (HEIF is very similar to JPEG, but provides better compression for similar image quality, so the conversion makes the sample image file sizes larger than they were when shot.) Please note, however, that unlike our test images, some of the comparison photos used in this review were shot in JPEG and used as-is for illustrative purposes, and were not used to compute scores.

  • Jincheng Yin

    The stablization of video shooting is much better than 8 plus. But remains the same score….

  • Duel

    As a photographer i couldn’t be more happier knowing i get absolutely best phone camera what money can buy.

    • JeffColorado

      This isn’t the best phone camera money can buy. Color, Autofocus (especially), Texture, and Exposure/Contrast are all better on the Pixel (According to DxOMark anyway). The Optical Zoom is the only reason this still-score is as high as it is. And in Video the Pixel 2 destroys the iPhone X.

      • Yes arguably the least two important things, zoom and bokeh are the things that swing it. I find the AF terrible and the exposure / def

      • Max

        let’s all enjoy those great pictures on our beautiful pixel 2 XL screens… oh wait 🙁

        i’ll take the 101 points iphone X over the 99 points pixel then tank youuuu

  • Grahaman27

    very subjective scoring.

  • Video score only 89, WTH! are you kidding?

    • JeffColorado

      LOL, no…it looks even worse in real world conditions. Check out SuoperSaf’s comparison…the iPhone X FFC is really bad in video (in stills as well, but video is worse). The rear camera is a mess when it comes to stabilization. –

      • Thanks for video, I cant beleive until i test it 🙂 iPhone X already, Pixel 2 XL on the way..

      • Duel

        What’s wrong with that pixel video sound? It’s just horrible, background sounds like it comes from under water, is this another pixel 2 flaw?

      • Midlledim

        SuperSaf’s comparisons ? Let’s laugh

      • JeffColorado, got our pixel 2 xl here, after some testing, i agree pixel 2 xl is better.. powerful on dynamic range because of HDR+ but in a real world, after take some video, pixel 2 xl become lag on recording, yeah its Android, no device can beat performance the iPhone X, its smooth, shoot after shoot, no frame decreased 😀 so the conclusion, for professional, take it the iphone. Its better in a real world..

  • Ángel Vivar

    No me explico cómo pueden dar un 101 al Iphone X en fotografía, cuando el Note 8 tiene un 100. He hecho fotos con mi Note 8 y un Iphone X en un Apple Store, y tanto en selfie como en cámara trasera, el Note saca mucho más detalle en los carteles luminosos del fondo de la tienda tras la imagen principal. La diferencia es muy notable, así que por favor, que alguien me explique de dónde salen estas puntuaciones, porque es evidente que no se corresponden con la realidad.

  • 101 points ? I don’t understand the new rating system… Such a mess!

    • Mr Dog

      What’s so confusing? lol

      The rating system was never out of a hundred.

      • Well, until then it was…

        But also, 101 points comes from nowhere as all sub-values are lower…

        How is it calculated then?

    • S.H.U.R.O.

      Honestly, the old rating system, was stupid too..) And new it`s 100% bulsh*t
      PS. But i understand, they must promote new products … ))

    • Gregoire Viot
    • flodxomark

      Hello Bruce, Our test scores go from 0 to infinity. So, 100 is not a maximum score, and no reason that other device can’t go past it.

      • Pavel Blazek

        Hi, I just think he want to say he did not understand sub-score ratings. Your older protocol was better (winner was really the best camera at that time 🙂 ). So it will be cool to explain your subscore ratio 😉 because when you put some device on top, than your winner supposed by the best. since from you started new protocol it is not true anymore…. and the release dates of reviews and holding down 4example LGV30 is not adding you credibility, actually,
        you losing IT !!! 😉

      • Russell Hippert

        In other words- Our test scores are subjective and without any true scientific baseline.

        • flodxomark

          Dear Russel, we have designed our DxOMark scoring system with one strict goal: develop and implement a robust test protocols precisely repeatable time after time, so that all mobiles we test are treated the same way. Please find more about our new DxOMark Mobile test protocol here:

          • Russell Hippert

            Maximum possible angular resolution vs results from device. Under/over results in the lux tests expressed in stops, EV or other long established exposure scales. Field curvature grids, flaring, D range scale and so on. All repeatable, all remove subjective opinion, and all being long established procedures for testing any imaging system. Such an approach yields results that show how well optimized a given system is with the results speaking for themselves. By having an infinite scale you completely remove the ability for a theoretically perfect system (as defined by physics) to ever have a perfect score. But seeing there is no database of scores, even subjective somewhat results are pointless as one has to dig through pages and pages of articles.

  • Brian Yang

    flash 85? red eyes!!!

  • all the youtube camera tests show that the galaxy note 8 is better

    • Duel

      YouTube camera test.. Can’t you understand how ridiculous that sounds 😀

      • sguyx

        Could you please tell me what is ridiculous here?

        Looks to me it is quite valid and shows them irl.

        • Max

          youtubers are now camera experts. gotcha. i think this review here on dxomark is a way more scientific than just “i like this better”

      • Umuliuz

        Yeah seriously. Anonymous videos with pictures taken by whoever, that they claim to be “whatever phone”.

        Anyway, you have to learn a camera and compensate for its flaws. If you know a camera overexposes a little you can deal with it. In Mobile photography it is mostly about choosing focus point and manipulating the light sensor. In many of those youtube videos this seems completely random, and what is making pictures good or bad is not the phone but the photographer.

        The AF speed and accuracy on those Samsung phones though… personally I don’t see the iPhones owning up to it. They might however be “good enough”.

    • Midlledim

      I can upload youtube review where my J3 cheap mobile takes much better photos than my pixel2. Don’t be that naive with all these youtubers

    • Jack Smith

      Disagree. The comparisons on YouTube have Pixel 2 #1, iPhone 8+ #2 and the the iPhone X but very close to the Note 8.

  • Xda pro

    Other rewiew paid by apple.

    Xzp 84 in video iphone x 89?

    Xperia xzp 86 in stabilitation iphone x 91?


  • S.H.U.R.O.

    Well Dxo,apple more pay..? xD

  • Saero

    The HDR looks too strong and unrealistic.

  • مُحمّد™

    Watch the comparisons between Note 8 and iPhone X on YouTube, to find out that Note 8 smashed iPhone X completely

    • C. Watson

      saf loves to paint the picture pretty for android

    • Hasan Kadim

      Only fools like fake photos of Samsung phones!

  • Midlledim

    basically another “good” smartphone in photography like few others.In other words we must wait few years more for really better photos.

  • numbertwo

    You should have commented in the review that the iPhone X telephoto lens is 52mm equivalent whereas the 8 plus is 56mm equivalent…

  • Duel

    This amazing camera fits very well with the best screen in the business

    • jenne

      The width of the display ist a bit small. I would prefer the 8 Plus, because of a bigger keyboard and bigger pics in Instagram. The camera ist really good, but some people miss manual adjustments. For blogger/instagramer an optical stabilisation of the frontcam would be nice for Instagram storys.

  • Yassine Eraman

    With that noise, the iPhone X must have below 90 instead of 101

  • Hugo Houillon

    Autofocus : 84 ??? wtf

  • Simon

    the “Iphone x” is worse than the “Galaxy note 8”, I’m a professional on the subject of the cameras and this is a lie. The best comparison is to use both devices at the same time to see their results in real time. The samsung sensor is better worked than the apple sensor, that even a visual audio student has it clear.

    • Kram Sacul

      Sounds legit. lol

  • Azmodan

    The IQ is utter garbage. Have a look at the 4x and 8x zoom it’s embarrassingly bad, and even in sun there’s smearing of details, let alone the rubbish at low light. Still Google Pixel 2 is worse, have a look at the vertical banding in the high contrast scene in the girls face. My god, more signs of Google’s non-existent QC.

    How this scores more than about 75 is a joke as it is for the others.

  • Really good photos as a comparison for a readers.
    However, the scores are weird, I don’t agree with some, like Autofocus … 84?

  • I’ve been testing both cameras. The only situation the iphone works better is close detail. Not macro, obviously, but close focus. Any skin is truly awful. Smeary, and from what I’ve seen, worse that the iphone 7. Seems to get the detail of fabric but faces are a shocker. The pixel though is very detailed, cooler / more realistic colours. I’d love the iphone to be better tbh, I use a mac, ipad etc but it just isnt. And its £400 more, for a screen that isn’t really used any more than a bezelled screen.

    • Kram Sacul

      Sure buddy.

  • Gieffe22

    you are just ridicolous DXO. This is a PAID review. In those photos i can see just water painting effect basically all over all daylight scene, HIGH noise on low light ones (and what you call “slightly more fine detail compared to note 8” is just a noise not (or bad) reduced from NR, note 8 is clearly more correct in terms of NR as you can say in next comment “noise levels on the iPhone X are similar to the Google Pixel 2 in extreme low light, but homogenous areas aren’t as smooth as with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in these conditions” , DXO you understand that what you said is an ENORMOUS contradiction? It’s just obsvious that is noise reduction if more efficient the result is a cleaner photo with just a bit less microdetails (even what you call micro detail is noise on the iphone, not REAL detail).

    Exposure, well on par with basically every phone out on market by at least 2 years. Even, what in photoshop is called “clarity” here on iphones is boosted to the hell, and in photography the voice “clarity” is basically hated by every photographers that love natural images.

    Colors, here the 2 joke: basically this iphone (as all the iphones by 6s and later) suffer from the same orange tint (what is NOT white balance, this is a TINT all over the photo), and in this case every color frequencies is just WRONG: look your test image with pixel 2 and note 8, that have almost the same RED, cyan and green, iphone is the only that boost red saturation all over the limits, yellow is underexposed in terms of luminance, and cyan become just a slightly purplish cyan, green tend to sligtly cyan).

    And next autofocus, there are many test online and in EVERYONE focus from note 8 is much much better in comparison of iphone X.

    I want to have an ANSWER to whis questions please! This is just biased, as iphone 8 and every other iphone and XPERIA you have tested in last years.

    Money are good? i can work for you eh! i want money too. Sorry for my english, this is not my main language.

  • Gieffe22

    i think that someone have to see this comparison i made…

    http://www. imagebam. com/image/6b6ecd649521713

    remove spaces on the link to work

  • Jon Parkins

    Perhaps you-tubers give us biased stills/videos to suit their individual opinions – but from everything I’ve seen online in YouTube, written reviews, sample images, etc – the iPhone X is no-where near the best camera and shouldn’t have such a high camera sub-rating.
    I think DXOMark is putting too much weight into some scores (like Autofocus) which is inflating the overall score too much.
    I also think that the iPhone X overexposes images pretty heavily, where as one of the issues in the “Cons” section was that it underexposes.

    • Jack Smith

      Someone that has looked at a lot of camera comparisons on YouTube I totally agree. What I have seen the Pixel 2 takes the best photos and I am someone that tends to not be able to tell a difference. But in the photos I have seen it is noticeable. Would say the Iphone 8+ is easily #2 and better than the iPhone X.

      • Jon Parkins

        I agree, though i personally think that the Note 8 holds the No 2 spot.

    • Richard Werkhoven

      That’s funny because the review and the sample images in the review show a tendency to underexpose the images.

      You got some evidence for that claim?

      • Jon Parkins

        Lol sure – check out any video on YouTube where the iPhone is taking a picture including the sky on a sunny day. Supersaf’s comparison videos show it, and if you think that he’s biased then iJustine’s video also shows it and she heavily favours Apple.

        • Richard Werkhoven

          I’ll need an iPhone X for testing to actually go beyond what is said here.

          My iPhone experience is with an iPhone 7 Plus and earlier.

          Oh and I should mention that I trained as a cinematographer in the 80’s and have worked in professional imaging of various types since, including introducing Digital imaging for an advertising photography studio in the 90’s.

          When you say ‘overexposed’ it’s a bit subjective. I hope you know that. The question is what do you want to expose for?

          And unless you actually know the conditions under which the image was shot and what exactly was the intent then you can’t actually say the sky is overexposed if the subject is correctly exposed.

          With the default iPhone camera app you have the opportunity to change the exposure based on the intent. If you want to hold detail in the sky then do so. Not that you will be able to hold sky detail in all cases.

          If anything the issue with the newer phone cameras is that the f-stop is so low that it’s getting hard to hold detail due to not being able to limit the exposure time sufficiently.

          I’m shooting a lot of time-lapse and the need to get longer exposures and hold detail is an issue for me. (yes there are solutions and I have them)

          Really if anyone thinks that a camera will in all circumstances know what is in the mind of the user then they are fooling themselves. Learn to use a phone camera properly instead of comparing the mind reading of the camera and picking the one that suits your biases or needs and dissing the other one.

          I saw exactly the same with a review of Pixel vs iPhone 7 – people chose the look they wanted and complained that the other one was somehow wrong, when it was really just performing a different interpretation.

          As an imaging professional the aim for me is usually to capture the image, with detail in the areas I need it. Then I can grade later.
          It’s a bonus if I can get a useable result without post-processing.

          As a selfie poster the needs may be a glossy shot with no post work.

          An underexposed shot isn’t a glossy shot without work.

          An overexposed area of sky is not often totally fixable in post.

          Both of these conditions are avoidable with some very basic input from the user on an iPhone.

  • keino

    love this camera, the best results from any other smartphone! I compared with the note 8 I have it next to me and the pictures are indeed better in color reproduction. Some others are equally

  • james ridley

    I just see that ones more green or more red in the WB out of the the 2 iPhones x and the 8 also their more dynamic range in the iPhone X in the Samsung note 8 at the zoom sharper dynamic colour another thing as well ,

  • 13th

    ok, so iphone x better than note 8…
    for several years I was guided by your site, considering it the most objective. Sorry, but now removed it from the bookmarks.

    • darkich

      Lol, wait so let me get this’re removing the site because the Note 8 lost?
      I am a Note 8 user btw.

      • stevenojobs

        “yes because everyone who doesn’t think like i think must be wrong ! nah i’m 13 years old and i am right !”

      • 13th

        no, it’s just final nail in the coffin. because of “new sytem of testing” with +10 points for apple sign.. i saw a lot of camparsions between 8 and X. And X not so good as here.
        P.S. I wrote this through the Disqus, not dxo

  • Z peters

    DxOMark is the biggest Joke in the world. iPhone X and iPhone8 plus has same SoC and same camera module. Now DxOMark say one is 94, the other one is 101. are you kidding?

    • Aaron Harvey

      Almost the same.

      iPhone X
      Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
      Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
      Dual optical image stabilisation

      iPhone 8 Plus
      Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
      Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture
      Single Optical image stabilisation

      • Alan Wake

        Doesn’t change the weather, visually. Pixel is superior at dynamic range, image stabilization and low light. Front facing camera is 5X better on Pixel. instagram search #pixel2, then compare to washed out, overexposed iPhone photos. The score for X soul’ve been 94 as well.

  • Prime

    the flash photo the 8 plus clearly a lot better

  • Paul Teodorescu

    Wow, DxO Mark did it again! I was 200% sure that iPhone X will come on top, no matter what! But it was too much to give it on video, so you stick to the stills only…
    You know, when AdBlock decided to accept cash in order to let some ads pass by, it became obsolete…

  • Paul Teodorescu

    Take a look at the chapter “Expose and contrast”. Now compare the
    picture taken with the Pixel 2 from the iPhone X review with the same
    picture taken with Pixel 2 from the Pixel 2 review….How come it
    looked perfect in the Pixel 2 review, but suddenly it looks awful in
    the iPhone X review?

    • Harsh Kalra

      Because this image is slightly low angle and includes more of the sky. Thus there is more of a highlight area in the image. Which means to compensate for the highlight the camera has reduced the overall exposure.

      • Paul Teodorescu

        I can see that the image is slightly low angle, a fact that changes the exposure areas and the processor response. But for a professional and accurate review, repeatable from phone to phone, do you think the angle should be fixed in order to have a viable comparison? Otherwise today the angle is X degrees from the ground and it will favor this phone, tomorrow is Y degrees and it will favor another.

  • ithehappy

    I love how DxO doesn’t have a single low light sample in the review. I also love how the overall score is affected by video capability of a phone. Still pictures’ score should be left alone, video recording quality score should be separate.

    I don’t know what happened to you guys.

  • Pavel Blazek

    Hi, I just did not understand your sub-score ratings. Your older protocol was better (winner was really the best camera at that time 🙂 ). So it will be cool to explain your subscore ratio 😉 because when you put some device on top, than your winner supposed by the best. since from you started new protocol it is not true anymore…. and the release dates of reviews and holding down 4example LGV30 is not adding you credibility, actually,
    you losing IT !!! 😉

  • Марк Дементьев

    Nice done DXO. On your very first picture your forgot to delete exif data and it shows that picture was edited using Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Windows. Its a pity I can’t attach a picture to my post but anyone can download and look at exif. Epic Fail. I always knew your were cheating, but now I have a proof.

    • Paul Teodorescu

      All the pics from iPhone X have this “Adobe CS2 for Windows” as Software parameter in EXIF. I downloaded also one photo taken with Google Pixel 2 and shows “HDR+ 1.0” for Software in EXIF.
      I don’t know what that means, besides the fact that a Windows old and free piece of software is involved in a 2017 Apple photo review.

      • Марк Дементьев

        Picture where the girl sitting on the stairs on 2x crop doesnt have any info at all. Exif was completely erased. Look at the other comments here, do you still believe in what is written here?

    • Chris

      It tells you exactly why that is at the end of the article!!!!

      • Марк Дементьев

        Yes, and you believe in that. All the rest exifs are deteled.

    • krazyfrog

      Read the article, you imbecile.

      • Марк Дементьев

        You are stupid idiot who believe in everything that this fucking site is writing. Continue to be an asshole.

  • Toss



    • Lotus Eater

      She owns a Galaxy Note 8.

  • Francesco Bacchini

    If you want to get a real test, check out GSM Arena.

  • Juan Gutierrez

    Eh all this means nothing when your friend with an iphone x posts crappier pictures online, my note 8 constantly beats my buddies iphone x. His low light performance is crap compared to my note 8, my buddies pixel 2 beats both of our phones. the iphone x is a great phone but many people just want this thing to win so they make it seem like it does. many other reviews prove it! who even made these guys the benchmark for photo’s and videos anyways lol

    • scgf

      Lol! Isn’t this the case! My iPhone toting friends always post awful photos online. Never seen a single one I’m impressed with. My Pixel 2 churns out one gem after another.

    • MrWalker1000

      pixel 2 is without a doubt the best. the iphone x is overpriced and overhyped.

  • Marika Dei Colli

    comprerò il pixel 2 ha un punteggio di 98 questo iphone non fa foto belle

  • MS_Scorpio

    I took many comparison pics side by side with my wife’s Iphone X and my Note 8 and there’s actually not too much difference. When zoomed in the X’s photos have a bit more detail than the Note 8’s because the Note’s aggressive blurring to remove noise I guess eliminates the fine details when you zoom in. I think the X does have slightly better HDR though because some dark areas where the Note 8 photos are blacked out or bright areas that are whited out, the X still retains the details. But the difference is not huge.

  • Koper

    If I compare the points with for example the Samsung Galaxy S7, the S7 comes out far better!
    Exposure 90 (+/- 0)
    Color 83 (+4)
    Autofocus 94 (+16)
    Texture 91 (+26)
    Noise 89 (+20)
    Artifacts 79 (-3).

    • Moisés

      Old protocol.
      If they test again, it may earn 83.
      S6 was 86, now it is 82

  • Etzel

    Still using note 8 (top 5), with that fact this comparisonsucks. Mate 10 pro has to be in this comparison period.

  • Lucidfeuer

    Since you’re the most corrupted ranking website, and pretend to provide customer with information even though you’re lying which makes me hope you’ll eventually be sued, the only interesting question is how much do Apple, Google and other brands have to pay you to get those fake scores?

  • bruno rojas

    La verdad que tenía mucha confianza en los test se DXO, pero al ver la prueba de “exposición y contraste” me llamó la atención el supuesto resultado del Pixel 2 porque cuando había visto los resultados de este último recordaba que la foto era bien diferente a la publicada en este comparativo cosa que pueden verificar en el link
    O Sra DXO modifico la imagen del Pixel 2 para favorecer al iPhone X??

  • Klea

    First of all, I have about 12-15 Apple devices (didn’t count’em for real) by myself, iMac, Macbook, watch and all that. I’m using Homekit and I have a smart home system. My eco system is Apple.
    I have the latest Pixel and…

    …seriously? This article is a bullshit. Compare X to Pixel 2 and look at how it shoots in the night (in comparison). X has a good camera, but it’s a stupidity to compare iPhone and Pixel. Apple is way to far away behind Pixel if we talk about cameras.

    I love Apple, but there are some parts where they are just… not good. Not good enough, to be correct.

    • walker

      Any link to share your comparison?

    • Completely agree. I have been using both. I too use Apple for work and around the house. They have the best all round system that pretty much works well with each element. The phone camera is ‘ok’. I don’t notice a huge difference between 7 and X. The Pixel colours are cooler, sometimes too much, but the IQ is way beyond iPhone. If Google made a computer that ran Adobe, I’d have no need for Apple and I’d have the pixel any day over the iphone. But, they dont, and apple photos is v good now for editing, so although the iphone camera isn’t as good as the pixel, it fits better into the larger picture. If the new pixelbook ran indesign…I’d be gone.

      • Z peters

        Google has snapseed and lightroom which are way better for postproduction than Apple.

        • I’ve never used them TBH – I use LR for bulk editing on mac. Are they good? Is there a desktop version of SS?

          • Z peters


        • AW

          I have snapseed,I need to try it, thx!!

    • MrWalker1000

      to understand DXOMARk score you have to look into the subcategories not just the overall score. The new testing protocol clearly favors apple with the addition of bokeh and zoom.

      if you look at the individual subcategories that really matter such as the first six you will realize that even DXO scoring supports real life testing that the pixel 2 is the best.

    • AW

      Nice to see some Apple people being honest , instead of all pixels suck, I agree, apples have great cameras. i dont understand why they added those 2 categories for the apple though. something that really gripes me for you guys, why 240fps for 4k, only the new razer gaming phone can hit 120fps, only 1 gaming monitor can hit 240fps, most tv’s are 60, with more and more going to 120hz, why did they do this, so you guys cloud would get ate up even faster, thats a pretty enticing feature Google is offering Pixel users, unlimited lifetime cloud storage. thats pretty cool..

  • dnis aku

    Samsung note 8 is the king of still photo, I thought. supersaf youtube has proven it.. 😉

  • Udith Induwara Batangala

    Please test Nokia 8 Phone!!!!!

    • flodxomark

      Hllo Udith, Unfortunately we are not able to communicate on our testing roadmap. There are many device to come soon, so please holding on!

  • John Dow

    How heavily is bokeh and zoom weighed into the final score compared to exposure and color? Just wondering.

    Pixel 2 Scores / iPhone X Scores
    Exposure and Contrast: 95 / 90
    Color: 86 / 79
    Autofocus: 98 / 78
    Texture: 73 / 65
    Noise: 59 / 69
    Artifacts: 64 / 82
    Flash: 88 / 85
    Zoom: 32 / 58
    Bokeh: 45 / 55

    • Uzair Inamdar

      Pixel rocks in exposure, contrast, color, and obliterates the X in auto focus. While the X majorly impresses in the zoom and artifacts department. Pixel also has video score of 96 compared to the 89 of X. To me Pixel 2’s strengths are of far greater importance, but it would be interesting to see what others choose.

  • Kürsat Koç

    Please test the LG V30!!

    • flodxomark

      Hello Kursat. Thank you for suggestion. We do not communicate about our roadmap, but please stay tuned. Thank you for your patience.

  • Yuhang Wang

    I think it’s not fair because the image displayed in this test is not the same with the photo in the review of Pixel 2. If you look at the exposure and contrast section in this test, the photo shot by pixel is not exactly the same with the one displayed under the test for pixel. anyone see the difference in the top of the photo, where it is darker appeared in this test?

    • flodxomark

      Hello Yuhang. For scoring and analysis in our mobile reviews, DxOMark engineers capture and evaluate over 1500 test images and more than 2 hours of video in both controlled lab environments and in natural indoor and outdoor scenes. Articles are designed to highlight the most important results of the testing. To know more about the DxOMark Mobile test protocol, please have a look here:

      • Z peters

        No doubt about your protocol, but you rating system is like a maze. can you explain the difference between iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X. Both have same SoC, iOS, ISP, CMOS sensor. how come you rate iPhone8 plus only 94 and iPhone X break to 101. is it a joke?

        • John Dow

          I guess the OIS on the telephoto lens gives it a 7 point bump.

          • Z peters

            telephoto lens only works in 2X Zoom to 10X Zoom. and Note8 is better than iPhone X in the 2X Zoom comparison

        • Gianni rosato

          It’s 1000$, so it’s better, right? 🙂

  • mariorenz

    If you compare the 1lux photo of HTC U11, IPhoneX, Note8, Huawei MP10 you discover that the sensor in HTC U11 is indeed far better at iso3152 than the others at iso1250….!!!! Really no comparison from this point of view! Thus, we can talk about other parameters but this one is very important.

    • Michael van der Beck

      Seems like the Pixel 2 is better… despite some tests saying how good the iPhone X is 🙂

    • Pixel is way better in low light. But even a very good image shot in low light still will be worse, than in daylight. Looks like Apple is leaning towards daylight shooting.

      • yes I know that but saying they’re leaning towards daylight shooting is like saying thay’ve chosen to make half a camera. Only 5% of photographs are taken in good light.

        • Well, that depends. I use stills for work (get my clients with Instagramm), so even a nice image shot at night is not worth it. But for everyday life – yes, Pixel is better.

    • Gianni rosato

      I see a lot of people saying that DxO’s new scores are leaning towards Apple … and they are defenitely right. Nobody does bokeh shots like Apple, and zoom is (marginally) better on the Note8, but still great on iPhones. So, DxO mark scores these two categories heavily. Also, I happen to think that the Mate 10 Pro shots look better than these. The shots taken on the X are good in the numbers, but the shots taken on the Pixel 2 are just better. Your photos show that perfectly. It’s not about the numbers, people, its about which phone takes better pics. And here, it’s pretty obvious he Pixel 2 just kills it

  • I’ve no interest in shooting raw, or seeing other people’s ‘creativity’. Just straight from camera for me.

  • arun s

    Please test the HTC U11 plus

  • paouvous

    As it is now it is very difficult to make comparisons between phones with single and dual cameras… The X gets the best photo score but really the best pictures are taken with the Pixel 2, and with quite huge difference in some metrics.
    It would be nice to make also a single camera subscore that will allow an easier comparison. That is a score leaving out zoom and bokeh.

    Please make a spyder chart availiable that we will be able to compare all models across all the metrics!

  • tomatoketchup

    Do the JPEGs still look like a watercolor painting when you blow them up to full size? I can’t stand the over-aggressive noise reduction that Apple implemented starting with the iPhone 6.

  • here’s another example of iphone highlights being blown. Simple image, no excessive light, just a receipt on the floor and all detail gone. I’ve done nothing to the image except put in dropbox

    • The Pixel 2 XL is better that iPhone X, yes i agree about it, i have both. But, in a real world, the iPhone is better performance, shoot after shoot, specially video’s, no lag, no framedrop, and 2 XL.. i see LAG, yes LAG, framedrop and maybe because Android or something.. The great about Pixel is only HDR+, ZSL, good dynamic range, saturation and color.

  • Based on the actual images in the review itself I find it unbelievable that they came to the conclusion that the iPhone X is the best performer.

    Just looking at the shots it’s clearly and obvious for anyone with eyes that the Pixel 2 is the best camera overall of all the ones used. The iPhone X is just washed out compared to the Pixel 2. The Pixel simply takes the best shots in all the comparisons. The Note8 is a little too dark (though I wonder why; I have an actual Note8 on hand and my shots are much better than those) but I prefer its smoothing algorithms over the noise on the other two in certain shots, but that’s just my personal preference and I can understand how many people won’t like that.

    But the Pixel 2’s shots are from an almost entirely objective standpoint superior to the other two cameras by far.

    • I returned Note8 because noise rendering made photos unusable, but it is personal taste. Beautiful device, btw.

      Regarding stills quality. 1) Something is wrong with Pixel 2 in the tests or 2) second Pixel captures less details, than first. Look at the test “subject against a dramatic sky outdoors” – there is almost no lips texture in Pixel 2 and excellent in IPhone X.

      Which is surprising, because my wife has Pixel 1 and it is way ahead of my 8 Plus in pixel peeping.

    • MrWalker1000

      o understand DXOMARk score you have to look into the subcategories not just the overall score. The new testing protocol clearly favors apple with the addition of bokeh and zoom.

      if you look at the individual subcategories that really matter such as the first six you will realize that even DXO scoring supports real life testing that the pixel 2 is the best.

    • Brandon Johnson

      The girl on the bridge with the clouds in the background is the best real-world example they show and the iPhone X blows the other two out of the water. Look at the clouds. Contrast can always be adjusted (at the expense of shadows and highlights) if you want more “pop” but dynamic range is the measure of a good camera and the iPhone X is simply stunning in this regard.

      • SAH Hamzah

        Did you notice the picture taken at different time. iPhone X shot taken when clouds all over the skies. DXOmark should take all three at the same time.

        • Brandon Johnson

          What stands out to me is not how many clouds but how the camera exposes them. They’re clearly blown out with the Pixel and the Galaxy.

          • AGuyWhoWantAUsername

            i think what he meant was the difference in lighting when there is less/more clouds, which could cause a difference when comparing shots side by side. But nevertheless, you are right about the exposure of that shot. Its crazy how much detail is retrieved.

          • Brandon Johnson

            The camera should auto-expose so it shouldn’t matter if there are a few more clouds sprinkled in. It’s obvious to anyone with a pair of eyes that the iPhone has significantly more dynamic range. I’m not the biggest fan of DXO mark but the pics speak for themselves.

  • Francesco Bacchini

    My personal “texture” scores:

    Sony Xperia XZ1
    LG V30
    Pixel 2 XL
    iPhone X
    HTC U11
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8
    Huawei Mate 10 Pro
    iPhone 8 Plus

  • ramin Mirzari

    the best mobile camera juast xperia xz1

    • Calvin Chen

      The camera app and its shitty manual control is aids though. Having a hardware shutter button is great though

  • tonethebone925

    Why did they change the Google Pixel 2 “Exposure and Contrast” pic to make the iPhone X the winner? The Pixel 2 is the king of HDR there’s no way the iPhone X had better lighting.

  • Jonathan Rampersad

    Wait a sec so they added 2 more categories to make a even more high score and the fact the iPhone sucked at them too, then dxo needs to revamp their brains , can’t trust any grade here again

    • AW

      remember when apple had hacked 2 benchmarking apps, so it would give them better numbers when it was being benched.i agree with you on the 2 extra cats.. No telling what happened here. This place has always be my goto for camera tests. The Iphones have always had awesome cameras, and even did some things better than the Pixel2./ But wow man its so nice to see other cameras coming online, No matter what No apple phone is worth what they ask JUST to get a good camera, and they fail so miserably against android in ssooooooo many other categories, But you know those fanboys,(my daughter is one) they dont even look at another phone, My nephew got the new 8. JUST because his old one didnt wireless charge.I dont think its all that. You cant use your phone while its charging. My every day phone, a MOTO G4 has a higher DPI than the new 8.. lol. and it does look quite a bit better. I bet you can get a G4 now for less than 160.00

      • Jonathan Rampersad

        I am just laughing at what I am seeing all other scores other than flash, exposure /contrast were below 80 and the average would make it’s score low 80 for sure but put in poor bokeh and zoom to reach over 100 . Dxo is very funny

    • Sonny Styne

      Lightin Up Take your tranks

  • Michael Cena

    Lmaoo apple fans are pissed!!! #teampixel

    • Kane Harrison

      Read the heading of this page “Apple iPhone X: Top performer for stills”.
      Even DxOMark know their numbers are nonsense but the words are right there, one of the 1st things you read. Don’t get too butthurt, it’s just a phone.

  • Saša Kovačićek

    Cant believe what I see here. iPhone is not even comparable to Note 8 in low light photos…

  • Shubham Khamaru

    Even though the pixel XL 2 has a great camera, Google paid dxo mark huge amount of money to keep pixel xl 2 at the top…or it is not possible for 2 phones gets a 97 and miss by one mark to be on par with the highest score, may be even apple paid a huge amount but lesser than google…that’s why no one should be hyped for dxo (paid) scores…also how come the note 8 be 4 pts behind pixel xl 2 ???

    • Alan Wake

      right the contrary. pixel’s camera is superior. iPhone X should’ve had the same score as the iPhone 8.

      • Z peters

        DxOMark manipulate fake scores for iPhone X and Huawei Mate10 pro, because they are paid for consulting services

      • Calvin Chen

        IPX does have different optics from the 8

        • Debojit Mandal

          No it has the same optics but the secondary lens optics is changed a bit but it will not have such an impact on the score

  • Victor Mercado

    LG V30 PLEASE!!!

    • Calvin Chen

      V30 V30 V30 V30 V30 V30 V30 V30 V30 V30!

    • S Biswas

      V30 is outdated .Plus Lg has screwed up in Pixel 2 xl .Forget V30

  • arun s

    asus zenfone 4 pro please

  • Looks like iPhone X sometimes has a bit too strong HDR effect.

    In particular the Exposure and contrast section has a way too extreme and unrealistic effect where it looks washed out / post-processed. In general I think Pixel 2 has more natural photos while still not missing out on bokeh effect or low light performance. I’m saying this as a long time iPhone user…

  • dereck maltez

    Ok and HTC U11 plus, When??¿

    • S Biswas

      HTC u 11 and U 11 plus same camera

  • Polis Linus

    Hi, retested s7 edge with new protocol,thanks

  • NoobyScholar

    best camera isstill Nokia N9 lol

  • Robert Teichmann

    Iphone X “White Eyes Gate”

    How can Iphone X be one of the best cams in a professional test with such a bad low light behavior?

    Did the test engineers from DXOMark ever take any low light picture or a low light video with iphone X?

    IMHO Iphone X cam is the badest cam Apple ever delivered if used in low light conditions!? Just check my post (pictures/videos) on

    and you will think twice to buy iphone X for the cam…

    I really love my iphone X for the screen, the performance, FaceID, no Homebutton, but i hate it for its Cam!

    BR Robert

  • Silvio

    Lots of postprocessing artifacts. E.g. the building zoommed seems a manga drawing, and in the portraits the skin is too unrealistically smoothed. Too generous rating, people seems forgetting that photos don’t simply need to look good, they have to look like what you are shooting as much as possible. A professional photo quality rating should take in account more seriously image fidelity.

  • Marius Rosa

    I have an iPhone X, my wife owns a 8 Plus.
    The difference between the two in many conditions are very noticeable, in favor of the iPhone 8 Plus.
    My iPhone X delivers really bad results in low light: white eyes, red eyes, poor details.
    And even a tiny green dot that all iPhone X show.
    But the 8 Plus sometimes has issues in color accuracy, it accentuates red colors and that’s not good for post-production.

    I also do think the Pixel 2 XL a friend of mine has delivers much better results than all iPhones… Better dynamic range, way better low light photos, skin tone and color saturation in the Pixel.
    But I’m not an Android guy and I’m fond of iOS ecosystem.

  • Şafak Wrangler

    I think these tests are lie.

    Look the Google Pixel 2 photos;

    It is used for iPhone X comparison (on the bottom of this page)

    And this is from Google Pixel 2 page

    • lingx

      Simple. Just from different angle and at different time for same place, so photos will be different.

      • Şafak Wrangler

        That picture doesn’t allow to capacity of device. It is wrong.

    • Marcel Mayer

      thought the same

  • Super Nova

    These are not real estimates !!!

  • S. Richiard. Joe

    I have something to ask. Does it still have Sony’s CMOS?

  • Achilleas Labrou

    I don’t see any info about which lens is sharper. The telephoto or the wide angle lens is sharper? This is very important.

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