DxOMark has become a standard to measure the camera performance of the smartphones. Right now, the Huawei P20 Pro sits on top regarding the overall score for the camera performance with a score of 109. Two months after the launch, the DxOMark scores of the Google Pixel 3’s camera are finally out. Unsurprisingly, the Pixel 3 is the best single-camera smartphone as per DxOMark scores. This is not new since Google can do some amazing things with just a single camera, thanks to the software magic.
Still, the score (101) is less than phones like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, which is kind of weird since, in all the camera tests, we have seen the Google Pixel 3 coming on top, in terms of the detail, the colors, the dynamic range, the low light shots etc.
One of the reasons for this can be the fact that all the phones above Pixel 3 on DxOMark have two or more than two cameras. Since DxOMark takes into account the details when zooming, bokeh etc., phones with a telephoto lens like the P20 Pro, iPhone XS Max, Mi Mix 3 etc. score higher than the Google Pixel 3 that has a single camera on the rear.
According to DxOMark –
The Pixel 3 offers a dramatic improvement in its Zoom capability over the Pixel 2, with a score that jumps from 32 to 47. While it still can’t match the performance of top-of-the-line multi-camera phones, it trounces other single-camera phones, thanks to its computational imaging capabilities
Well, Google Pixel 3 is the best single-camera smartphone and has the same overall score as the iPhone XR. It is worth mentioning that the Night Sight mode on the Pixel 3 wasn’t tested by DxOMark since every phone’s camera is tested with the default settings only.