According to DxO's latest camera testing procedures, Apple's iPhone 8 has the best camera with the score of 94. The iPhone 8 Plus is not far behind with the score of 92.
Well, it is not surprising since Apple iPhones are known for featuring superior quality cameras. Here though, we will talk about a smartphone from a different manufacturer. Recently, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium was also reviewed by the camera reviewers and it scored 83 points. Comparing with Google Pixel and HTC U11, the points made by the Sony flagship is quite low.
It seems like Sony has not put much focus into the optics department of the Xperia XZ Premium. That being said, according to DxO, while the smartphone's camera does a decent job when it comes to taking still images and videos, it is not extraordinary. Especially, in DxO's Zoom and Bokeh tests, the camera failed to give a satisfactory performance.
On the positive side, the smartphone's camera delivered an impressive autofocus performance in photos and videos, and "very good" stabilization in video recording.
Despite DxO's score, Sony Xperia XZ Premium's camera aspect sounds good on paper.
It is equipped with a 19MP Motion Eye camera with a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS memory stacked sensor and as per the company it is capable of shooting videos at 960 frames per second. Camera features include predictive hybrid autofocus and predictive capture, a 25mm f/2.0 lens, and 1.22-micron pixel sensor.
Talking about the front camera, there is a 13MP 1/3.06-inch Exmor RS sensor that is supported by a 22mm wide-angle f/2.0 lens. The company also says that the camera has been optimized with its SteadyShot technology that provides 5-axis stabilization.