DxOMark has just published the results of its in-depth analysis of the Google Pixel 3 smartphone camera.
The Google Pixel 3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and comes with 4 GB of RAM, along with 64 or 128 GB of storage. For the camera, Google has chosen not to add a second lens, relying on its dual pixel sensor and software functionalities that provide zoom and bokeh.
The Pixel 3 comes with a special mode called Night Vision that can achieve excellent image results in low light conditions by stacking multiple frames.
With a total score of 101 points, the Google Pixel 3 is tied with the Apple iPhone XR in the first position of single-camera phones, but it remains in eighth place in the global ranking of smartphones.
Photography: 103 points
The autofocus is extremely fast and the conservation of the details is good in most conditions. The exhibitions are precise, with a good dynamic range.
The biggest improvement in the photographic performance of the Pixel 3 compared to its predecessor is in the Zoom and Bokeh, due to the improvement of hardware and image processing software.
Despite all its advances in image processing and improvement in Bokeh and Zoom scores, the Pixel 3 is still behind the best phones with multiple cameras in those areas. Therefore, for users who are looking for the latest in portrait photography, and who do not care about the larger size of any of the high-end smartphones, DxOMark recommends evaluating other alternatives.
Video: 98 points
Google Pixel 3 has one of our best video scores with 98. In terms of pure specifications, it is able to automatically adjust the capture rate based on the light level.
Video images show low noise levels, even in low light, and good detail in all conditions. The dynamic range is good, the stabilization works very efficiently, and the AF is precise and fast.