Oct 5th, 2016 publishUpdated   Nov 15th, 2016, 3:10 am

We’ve already shared over 100 sample images that were captured by the Google Pixel, but we wanted to see for ourselves if the new device is as good as its DxO Mark score claims it is. With a score of 89, the new Pixel phones have the highest rated smartphones camera ever tested by DxO Mark, placing the Pixel and Pixel XL three points above the iPhone 7 and one point above the HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

To see if the Pixel’s camera is better than that of the iPhone 7, we snapped a handful of shots at the launch event. While the lighting wasn’t the best, the images give us some insight into how the cameras on the two phones compare.

Check out the video for an in-depth look at each shot or browse the gallery below to view the full resolution images captured by the Pixel and iPhone 7. Since we only have a small sample of photos to go by, we’re not quite ready to declare a winner, but we’ve love to hear your thoughts on the Pixels camera in the comments.

NOTE: in these images, HDR+ mode (the default shooting mode) on the Pixel was turned off.

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