DxOMark, a reputable source for smartphone buyers who want to compare flagships before purchasing, has made its verdict on the Google Pixel 8. Now, it goes without saying that the phone has technically worse cameras than some of the current flagships.
To illustrate, the Google Pixel 8 doesn’t come with a telephoto camera. It only has a standard 50 MP primary sensor with a 12 MP ultrawide. But surprisingly, DxOMark has positioned it better than some of its competitors. It got an overall score of 148, while the iPhone 15 has 145 and the Galaxy S23 Ultra got 140.
Google Pixel 8 Sits at 9th Position on DxOMark’s Rankings
DxOMark’s rankings are based on smartphones getting tested under the same extensive process. This process includes shooting about 1500 images and capturing dozens of clips that total more than two hours of video. Through this test, the team compares the smartphones and sees how each holds up. And Google Pixel 8 did well.
The Pixel 8 is just 5 points behind the Pixel 8 Pro, which sits in 4th position in the ranking of DxOMark. Behind the Pixel 8 is the Google Pixel 7 Pro, which is in 10th position. And the iPhone 15 sits at 14th position, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra is at 21st position in the list.
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DxOMark notes that the Google Pixel 8 struggles at high zoom levels. And that’s pretty much expected, as the smartphone doesn’t come with a telephoto sensor. It relies on digital zoom when set beyond the 1x magnification level.
But interestingly, the Pixel 8 delivers better portrait shots than the Pixel 8 Pro. In addition, the phone offers great performance with accurate white balance and fast autofocus. These two make the smartphone deliver a consistent experience. Overall, DxOMark’s analysis makes it pretty clear that the smartphone is a great purchase for the money. You can read more about the analysis at this link.