We have entered the last quarter of 2017, and those who had been keeping a close watch on the launch calendar, would not have missed October 4. The first three quarters have witnessed some pretty big and important premium releases already. Be it the One Plus 5 or Galaxy S8, both the OEMs had made good use of the dual camera setup or the bezel-less screen design, in their flagships. Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone, was another masterpiece that had been beautifully crafted with a powerful specs sheet. LG entered the bezel-less display game with its flagship V30, and the device did make our lives good. And then, Nokia finally set its foot into the android community with its powerful and effective flagship, Nokia 8. Apple also gave its followers a reason to cherish, as it added three new devices in its available list of iPhones- iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and a special 10th anniversary edition, iPhone X.
But then came October 4. Even though the leaks and rumors had pretty much given everything about the second generation of Pixel devices, for which Google even received some flak for not following a design similar to the one that was being adopted by every other OEM and even featured on mid-range cellular smartphones.
Google’s Pixel 2, despite featuring a single-eyed camera, has again managed to get a high performance score from DxOMark. The website, which is known for evaluating the performance of consumer cameras in smartphone as well as digital cameras, has given the newly launched flagship a score of 98 out of 100. In a tweet, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai even shared the specs evaluation sheet of the new Pixel devices, and called the camera setup a powerful combination of hardware, software and artificial intelligence.
Best camera ever on a smartphone. Highest ever DXOMARK score of 98. Power of AI+Software+Hardware! https://t.co/EGYWB7zWAC
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) October 4, 2017
Not only does Pixel 2 prove to be an excellent camera phone, in terms of video it got a score of 96, which according to DxOMark, is the highest in their video ranking. Breaking the barrier of 94, as set by iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8, the website mentioned the device as a “phone camera with the best image quality”.
It would be interesting to see how Apple’s big iPhone X fares against Google’s latest offering. You can view the detailed report by DxOMark here.