Smartphone cameras are getting better in each iteration and the latest Galaxy S7 edge continues to raise the bar higher. Although it was downsized from 16MP to 12MP, the new Galaxy gets a brighter f/1.7 lens, larger pixels and faster focus thanks to its new Dual-Pixel sensor.
DxOMark, the camera benchmark authority has just named the Galaxy S7 edge as the new smartphone champion with an overall score of 88. This knocks out the Xperia Z5, which they previously crowned as the best camera on a smartphone.
In the photo category, it shares the same spot alongside the Galaxy S6 edge and the Xperia Z5 at 88 points. According to DxOMark, the Galaxy S7 edge offers excellent exposure with good dynamic range for both indoor and outdoor shots. Autofocus is one of the S7 biggest traits with fast response and accuracy in bright and low light situations. White balance is said to be accurate without flash but it is noticeably warmer when paired with a tungsten light source.
The video category is where the S7 edge overtakes the Xperia Z5 at 88 points. Video recordings offer good exposure, strong colours and great details. Stabilisation was handled well for minor handheld or walking motion. Of course, video stabilisation on the S7 edge is still no match for Sony’s SteadyShot with Intelligent active mode.
We’ve done a quick camera comparison during MWC 2016 and you can see how it stacks up against the Galaxy S6 edge+, Xperia Z5, Nexus 6P and iPhone 6s Plus. Below is DxoMark Mobile’s current ranking. What do you think?
In case you missed it, do check out our Galaxy S7 edge review.