Camera research lab DxO has given the Galaxy Note 8 the top mark on its scoring scale for mobile device cameras for producing stills. The overall camera experience received a record-matching DxOMark score of 94 — the iPhone 8 Plus, which was reviewed just prior to the Note 8, also got a 94. It usurps the Android DxOMark crown from the HTC U11, which had a score of 91.

The Note 8’s greatest strengths are in autofocus speed in various conditions, good color reproduction with flash and an excellent 2-4x zoom on the rear. The reduced dynamic range, even with HDR, drags it down. Like the iPhone 8 Plus, producing “portrait” style pictures with background blur and bokeh is an inconsistent experience. Video quality further weighs down the score with a subscore of 84 — dynamic range ruts harder into the performance and image stabilization, while okay, could be better.

Check out our comparison between the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus here.

You May Also Like
Galaxy Note10+ 5G

Save at least $200 on any Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note10 model

Starting now, valid until 11:59PM Saturday, November 23, you can grab a Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, S10+, or a Galaxy Note10, Note10+ and save at least $200.

Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy S11 With the BEST DISPLAY… Again?! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible 120Hz display in future Samsung devices, the OnePlus 8’s possible design and more
Motorola RAZR

The new Moto Razr already has a possible price and release date for Europe

We may already have a price tag for the new Moto Razr for customers in Europe, along with an idea of when it will be available