Perhaps it shouldn’t be too surprising to say that some Android users have a love-hate relationship with Google Pixel phones. While Pixel devices have a generally satisfying software experience, some users might feel differently about the hardware onboard the phones, which usually play it safe while getting the job done.
This time however, things have taken a different turn at least in terms of display quality. Recent scores from online benchmarking site DXOMARK show that the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro perform impressively, even managing to outrank top-tier rivals such as the iPhone 15 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
More specifically, DXOMARK awarded scores of 154 for the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, placing them first in the overall global rankings. According to DXOMARK, factors such as well-rendered colors, screen legibility, HDR10 video rendering, as well as a smooth and reactive scrolling experience were the main strong points of the displays on both devices. Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 Pro max and Galaxy S23 Ultra ranked 6th and 10th place, respectively.
There were some downsides however, such as aliasing during gaming, dark details in low-light conditions, as well as occasional unwanted palm touches registering on the edges of the screen.
During its product showcase event, Google marketed the displays on the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro with its new “Actua” branding. We suppose one could say that the new branding as well as the spec bump resulted in ideal outcomes for the new Pixel devices, at least as far as screen quality goes.