Now that Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are official it’s time to see what they can do against competition and if we judge by the first news that arrived from DxOMark, then we’re in for some fierce duels!
According to the well known camera benchmarking database (DxOMark) the Google Pixel 2 is now the best camera phone in the world, with a total score of 98/100, leaving both the Galaxy Note8 and the iPhone 8 Plus models in second place!
The device comes with a new 12MP camera that uses a 1/2.6″ sensor behind an f/1.8 aperture lens, as opposed to 1/2.3″ and f/2.0. Dual pixel autofocus now enters the spec sheet, and the lens is stabilized – two serious improvements over the previous model.
Google Pixel 2 Camera specs
- 1/2.6-inch 12MP sensor
- f/1.8 aperture
- Dual-Pixel Autofocus
- Optical Image Stabilization
- HDR+ technology
- New Portrait Mode software solution
According to DxOMark, in bright light the Google Pixel 2 offers good detail, excellent color rendering, and very impressive dynamic range, making it a great camera for capturing high-contrast scenes. Details are preserved in both highlights and shadow areas, with well-controlled noise levels.
In lower light conditions, the Google Pixel 2 camera does a very good job preserving fine detail, although at the cost of some luminance noise. In addition, there is some loss of detail in brightly-backlit indoor scenes. In terms of dynamic range and autofocus performance, the Pixel is very good in low light as well, and apart from some color non-uniformity in indoor conditions and lower light, color rendition is very nice, too.
You can read the full report on Google Pixel 2 here, if you’re interested to know more about its impeccable camera.