The 12-megapixel rear camera setup of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus has ranked below that of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL in a series of tests performed by imaging company DxOMark. Whereas Google's pair of Android-powered flagships was previously awarded a score of 89 after being subjected to the DxOMark Mobile test, Samsung's new high-end smartphone duo scored 88. Just like those results suggest, the differences between the two handset lineups are mostly negligible, with the Pixel phones being only marginally better. Likewise, the Galaxy S8 family has a slight edge over the Huawei P10 series and its imaging performance is comparable to that of the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Xperia X Performance, and the HTC 10, according to the same benchmark.
Image testing professionals at DxOMark found that the Galaxy S8's camera boasts a capable autofocusing system that's fast and reliable in virtually all lighting conditions, while the imaging setup of the device allows for accurate color rendering even in poorly lit scenarios. Samsung's latest flagship also does a good job of handling scenes with a high dynamic range and doesn't lose details in shadows, while its automatic mode adjusts exposure in a reliable manner. Likewise, the phone's software is mostly capable of eliminating traditional image noise and luminance noise is the only somewhat noticeable artifact that's present in some of the photos taken with the Galaxy S8, DxOMark found.
Regarding its shortfalls, Samsung's new high-end phablet can sometimes struggle with preserving details in low-contrast scenes and contrasting edges of certain objects occasionally display signs of the so-called "ringing," the company's test revealed. Likewise, the photographs produced by the Galaxy S8 lineup can sometimes be inconsistent in terms of object sharpness and rarely manage to preserve all color details regardless of lighting conditions, with color shading being a particularly noticeable problem when taking flash-supported pictures in tungsten light. Overall, the Galaxy S8 still boasts an extremely capable primary camera that beats nearly every other device on the market, including the iPhone 7, DxOMark concluded. Refer to the source link below for a more detailed breakdown of DxOMark's latest test.