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List of Top 10 smartphones in terms of camera has been released in Consumer reports. Consumer Reports tests are based on tests conducted on resolution, colour accuracy, visual noise, and dynamic range in still and video image.

The iPhone X top this list with the iPhone 8 in second, and the iPhone 8 Plus coming right behind in third. Buw wait, how did Consumer reports came up with their conclusion that the iPhone 8 Plus, the pricier one that has a second camera, is one rank under the iPhone 8’s single shooter? Unfortunately, Consumer Reports gives no clue on how, at least not to non-subscribers.

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Well, I acknowledge that both Samsung and Apple make very good smartphone cameras that are performing at the very top among other smartphones. But, the entire Top 10 list only compares Apples to Samsungs. Why do we have Pixel 2 missing on the list as the Pixel 2’s HDR+ camera magic has been praised by so many smartphone review outlets?

Below is the Consumer Reports’ Top 10 list:

  1. Apple iPhone X
  2. Apple iPhone 8
  3. Apple iPhone 8 Plus
  4. Samsung Galaxy S8+
  5. Apple iPhone 7
  6. Apple iPhone 6S Plus
  7. Samsung Galaxy S8
  8. Samsung Galaxy Note8
  9. Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  10. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

In fact, the differences among this group are so small that they could be chalked up to variations in our test samples. As a prime illustration of this, the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and S8 Active phones use the same camera, but the S8+ appears a few spots ahead of the S8 and S8 Active. – Consumer Reports

Anyway, there must be some methodology to how Consumer Reports scores smartphone cameras that we aren’t getting. Whatever the case may be, it looks like smartphones with exactly the same cameras can score higher than others. Also, how is the iPhone 6S Plus (from 2015) two slots ahead of the Galaxy Note8?

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Do you agree with this Consumer Reports’ Top 10 list to any degree? Don’t go without letting us know your mind.

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