DxOMark, one of the most reputable sites for smartphone camera reviews, has published its review of the iPhone 7‘s camera. Not surprisingly, it is indeed Apple’s best camera yet, but it still falls behind other major competition such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and HTC 10.
According to DxOMark, the iPhone 7’s camera has “good overall target exposure” as well as a wide dynamic range, coupled with stable and good white balance. On top of that, the autofocus speeds as well as detail preservation in outdoor conditions are commendable as well.
However, DxOMark also pointed out that the iPhone 7’s autofocus speeds are not always fast and accurate regardless of conditions; fine details were also lost in outdoor and low-light conditions. Despite these, DxOMark still commends the iPhone 7’s performance, calling it a “great smartphone camera for outdoor enthusiasts shooting landscapes, street scenes, architecture, or portraits.”
Without a doubt the iPhone 7 has a capable camera, but as DxOMark point system has shown, there are other smartphones with better cameras; the iPhone 7 received a score of 86, while other devices such as the S7 edge and HTC 10 both received a score of 88.