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DxOMark names the Galaxy S7 edge as the best smartphone camera ever tested

More often than not, Samsung’s flagship smartphones turn out to be one of the best mobile cameras. The Galaxy S6 edge was the best smartphone camera when it was released last year. Six months later, the Galaxy S6 edge+ claimed the title in DxOMark’s tests. Now, it is time for the Galaxy S7 edge.

DxOMark has now named the Galaxy S7 edge as the best smartphone camera in the market. The company that’s known for rigorous and in-depth photography and videography testing found that Samsung’s latest high-end smartphone offers wonderful camera performance in daylight as well as in low light conditions. The device scored 88 marks in the test.

The Galaxy S7 edge was praised by DxOMark for its fast and accurate autofocus mechanism, perseverance of details under low light conditions, good flash performance and very low noise in images and videos. The device also showcased very autofocus behavior with good tracking and smooth convergence in videos.

However, no smartphone camera is perfect. Images captured using the Galaxy S7 edge under tungsten lighting had yellow cast all over. Also, brightest parts of high dynamic scenes were clipped, and videos captured in low light conditions contain jitter artifacts.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review: Something great becomes even better!

The Galaxy S7 edge (and the Galaxy S7) features a 1/2.5-inch 12-megapixel primary camera with dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus, optical image stabilization, an aperture of ƒ/1.7, and Auto Live HDR capability. The rear-facing camera can also record 4K videos at 30fps, 108p videos at 60fps, and 720p videos at 240fps.

Samsung has proved its mettle time and again in mobile photography. The Galaxy S7 edge has now defeated the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Sony Xperia Z5 to become the best overall smartphone camera in DxOMark’s imaging tests. If you want to read more details about the test results, head over to the source link.


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spandred
spandred

Personally, I love the S7’s Camera, but I have noticed a problem with it, when I’m using the camera in high contrast situations, with HDR mode ON, appear a lot of dead pixels (in violet color). I sent my cellphone to the SAT, and finally they changed it for a new unit. Sadly, the new unit has the same problem of dead pixels in the camera, so I checked other S7 of my workmates, detecting the same problem.
I think that this problem is due to the dual-pixel configuration.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Nice to see Samsung keeping the lead over competitors in this department however I would have preferred 16mp instead of 12mp. There are already comparisons in which the S6 variants and Note 5 get more details outdoor. If Samsung reduced mp only to reduce the hump of the lense is not really worth it because the hump is still there, less but still there. The lense of the camera will be the first thing touching any surface when putting the phone face up. All rumours indicate that Note 6 will also have 12mp but I hope it’s not true and… Read more »

ghedelacruz610
ghedelacruz610

how cool is this!

Alfonso S7
Alfonso S7

Nice to see!

FlavioNike
FlavioNike

so, yellow cast not only due to the Isocell sensors but a general characteristic (also for Sony IMX)….
talk about exagerating people (Isocell vs Sony)