Most interestingly, DxOMark's results show that Apple has made significant improvements with the iPhone 8 generation over the iPhone 7 line.
Even after implementing a new test "protocol" earlier this month, the first-gen Pixel racked up a remarkable 90 points out of a maximum of 100, narrowly beating the iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8 and aforementioned OP5 while tying for first place overall in the DxOMark Mobile rankings with the HTC U11. It's Photo score of 96 is additionally another record, blowing past the Pixel's 90. When it comes to video recording, the phone scored 89, which was equal to the HTC U11, but marginally below Pixel's score of 91. "Of course, the Pixel is almost a year old now, so it makes sense that Apple's new flagship is breaking new ground". That's according to camera testing site DxOMark, which says that Apple's new flagship range tops its charts in almost every category, featuring "outstanding image quality".
As far as drawbacks go, DxOMark noticed that there was a color cast in low and indoor lighting, a few exposure concerns, some autofocus issues, and noticeable noise in low-light environments.
In terms of build quality and appearance, both the phones do not deviate too much from the design language of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which were launched back in 2016.
DxOMark recently overhauled it testing methodology to reflect modern smartphone camera features such as dual cameras, Bokeh effects, and more. The full breakdown of scores by category can be seen in the image above. To nobody's surprise, both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus gave stellar camera performance results - but not without hiccups and flaws here and there. It is likewise the most elevated performing telephone with regards to bokeh with a score of 55, which is 5 focuses in front of iPhone 7 Plus. Regardless of a similar 12-megapixel determination as for the iPhone 5s, there is a wonderful contrast in picture quality which is to a great extent because of enhanced sensors and ISP.