Pixel 3 climbs to the top of DxOMark’s single-sensor smartphone camera list


The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been on the market for a few months now, but DxOMark has just now gotten around to reviewing and rating their cameras. The phones has been regarded as having one of the best camera sensors of the year, but DxOMark’s final rating of 101 places it behind the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, HTC U12+, iPhone XS and a few others.

To be fair, the Pixel 3 phones matched the 101 score which was handed out to the iPhone XR. This means that Google and Apple’s phones share the crown for best cameras on a single-sensor smartphone. While the Pixel 3 and iPhone XR share the same score, the rating system doesn’t take into consideration the front-facing cameras of the two devices. In our opinion, the Pixel 3’s lain font-facing camera is one of the best on the market and that’s before taking into consideration the second sensor which is paired with a wide-angle lens.

DxOMark noted that the Pixel 3’s video performance was one of the best they’d ever seen from a smartphone and that Google’s single-sensor bokeh effect was much better than last year’s and even ahead of some devices which use multiple sensors to calculate depth for portrait-style photos.

Overall, DxoMark’s official rating of the Pixel 3’s camera matches up with our findings. Feel free to check out or Pixel 3 review and Pixel 3 camera comparisons so see how the cameras on Google’s flagship devices compare to its main competitors.

Source: DxOMark

Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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