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Apple iPhone X photo quality tops DxOMark Mobile rankings

Its video quality, on the other hand, still has some catching up to do.


DxOMark says the iPhone X's image quality is top notch.

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Apple's iPhone X might not be able to survive a drop, but at least it takes the best photos of any phone out there. 

According to DxOMark, which does in-depth testing and reviews of camera sensors, lenses and phone cameras, the 10th-anniversary iPhone hit a score of 101 for its photo quality. That score just barely bests the still image scores for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Huawei Mate 10 that were tied at 100. 

"The X improves noticeably on Zoom performance, but also does better in terms of exposure, color, texturenoise and artifacts" compared to the iPhone 8 Plus, DxO stated in its review. 

However, its results for video performance show Apple still has room for improvement. With a sub-score of 89 for video, its overall score averaged 97, matching the Huawei Mate 10 in the current DxOMark Mobile overall rankings. That's just behind the Google Pixel 2 with 98 points.