30 May 2019
Google Pixel 3 finally receives its DxOMark score and it easily keeps itself among others phones with great photography skills and also gets a tie with the score of iPhone XR. The phone thus gets the limelight for being the top-ranked single-lens Android phone, as suggested by the results from DxOMark. Google’s decision to retain the single-lens design for even its third-gen Pixel proved once again that the perfection can still be attained without a second lens or even third or multiple, taking the current scenario into consideration.
According to DxOMark, the improvements in Zoom and Bokeh, courtesy of improved image processing hardware and software have put the device above any single-camera phone.
The Google Pixel 3 gets an overall score of 101 which breaks down into 103 for photo and 98 for video. DxOMark talks about the areas in which the device excels and the areas in which it doesn’t, according to the tests, the team conducts on its phones.
The device doesn’t include a telephoto lens but is able to produce 2x zoom images that are very close in quality to what an optical zoom provides. DxOMark also praises the Night Sight mode of the device that helps in achieving excellent image results in very low light. Autofocus is “extremely” fast, and detail preservation is also very good in most conditions. DxOMark also praises the phone’s flash which according to the tests, proved it an all-rounder performer.
There are luminance noise and color shading in low light and in good light, occasional ghosting and slight color fringing were the only artifacts.
The video performance has also been upgraded over the previous generation. It can adjust its frame rate depending on light level, “for example, if you’re shooting 1080p at 60fps in bright light and then move to a darker area, the Pixel 3 will adjust the frame rate to 30fps to reduce noise.” There are low levels of noise in low light and good details in all shooting conditions. While the dynamic range is good and stabilization and AF also work efficiently, there are jello and frame-shift effects when walking while recording.
Take a look at the photo samples shared by DxOMark by heading to the source link below.