The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has the best smartphone camera, according to DxOMark.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge at the 2016 Mobile World Congress. Both handsets have top-notch specs, which have been applauded by mobile phone enthusiasts as well as tech gurus.
The Galaxy S7 edge has 12-megapixel rear-facing and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras with f/1.7 lenses on the front and rear. Samsung claims that the cameras are capable of shooting high-quality images even in low-light conditions.
"Many of the most photographable moments of our lives happen when there's not enough light. We're either indoors or the sun has set. With the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge that won't be a problem. The brighter F1.7 lens and larger 1.4µm pixels on the image sensor capture so much more light that your photos come out sharp and detailed," says Samsung.
DxOMark is well-known for rigorous and in-depth photography and videography testing of smartphone cameras. Latest details from the company suggest that the Galaxy S7 edge has received a DxOMark Mobile Score of 88 points. DxOMark measures image quality without considering lens sharpness, speed or resolution.
"Achieving a DxOMark Mobile Score of 88 points the new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge ranks in [first] place on the current DxOMark Mobile database. Featuring a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2,160p [at] 30 fps video module, Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is a great proposition for mobile photography enthusiasts," says DxOMark.
The final score of 88 out of 100 is a combination of separate scores given to the photos and videos.
In the Autofocus sub-category, the Galaxy S7 edge scored 98 in bright light and 90 in low light. DxOMark found the smartphone's camera to be accurate and fast in both conditions, which makes the latest Samsung offering an ideal phone for people who want to shoot restless subjects like animals or children.
DxOMark also suggests that the Galaxy S7 edge has low levels of noise for both indoor and outdoor photography. The handset can capture rich and textured images in all conditions. The phone received a score of 96 when snapping photos in good light.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge plus and the Sony Xperia Z5 were at the second position with a DxOMark Mobile Score of 87. The Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy Note 5 scored 86. The latest iPhone 6s Plus, Nexus 6P and Motorola Droid Turbo 2 received a score of 84, while the LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Moto X Style got 83 points.