Smartphones have a number of specifications to compare with but camera is the most talked about one. Only a couple of days ago, we shared a report with our viewers that ranked the best smartphone camera in the market. The DXOMark report concluded with Samsung Galaxy S9+ on the top, followed by iPhone X and others.
We have across another report today that has the same metrics but surprisingly there is no Galaxy S9+, Google Pixel 2 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro in their top 10s. We are talking about a recent study conducted by the Consumer Reports – a well-known firm for its unbiased product testing. They have published an ‘updated’ list of “Best Smartphone Cameras” that appears to be an “Apple” list for us!
Let us explain our words; if we assess the list, it is evident that surveyors have not counted for the 2018 flagship devices in their study. That becomes more paramount when we neither see Galaxy S9 nor Xperia XZ2 in their updated list. Moreover, it is only Apple and Samsung inhabiting the top 10s with no Chinese brand offering premium smartphone cameras. Is it really an ‘unbiased’ report?
Consumer Reports’ Top 10 List of Best Smartphone Cameras
Anyhow, instead of answering that question, let us go through the report that has tested smartphones in terms of still photo and video quality. The top 10 list is shared by 6 of the Apple devices and only 4 from Samsung. The Galaxy S8+ is leading the Samsung devices but stands at number 4 on the list. Surprisingly, Galaxy Note 8 boasting a dual camera with many additional features is ranked below S8 and S8+ at the 8th standing.
On the other hand, top 3 spots are occupied by Apple’s last year flagship devices – iPhone X, iPhone 8 and phone 8 Plus. Once again, it is surprising to see iPhone 8 Plus lying on the third rank. Likewise, the iPhone 7 Plus is pushed back at 9th position while its younger sibling iPhone 7 secures 5th rank among the top 10s.
Meanwhile, iPhone X and iPhone 8 are said to be “excellent” for video quality but the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ did not satisfy Consumer Reports in beating the Apple’s offerings. The report justifies its ‘un-biasness’ by saying:
All of the top 10 phones did very well in our tests of still-image quality, which evaluate resolution, dynamic range, color accuracy, and visual noise. The all-around top performers in that area were the iPhone X and 8 Plus, which just nudged past their iPhone 8 sibling.
Following screenshot showcases the Consumer Reports’ Top 10 list of smartphones with best camera:
How do you agree with the report? Post your comments in the Comment Section below.