DxOMark has finally published its review of the Google Pixel 3, giving it an overall score of 101, which breaks down into a 103 for photo and 98 for video. This puts the Pixel 3 at a shared fifth spot in the rankings alongside the Apple iPhone XR.
The review praises the Pixel 3’s dynamic range, its detail preservation and flash performance in photos and the detail, low-noise and efficient stabilization in video.
Where DxO found the Pixel 3 most improved over its predecessor is in Bokeh and Zoom, the latter being the biggest improvement, by far. The Pixel 3 “trounces other single camera phones”.
DxO noted that there is some luminance noise and color shading in low light images and some artifacts and the occasional ghosting in good light.
Finally, DxO ranks the Google Pixel 3 as the best single camera Android smartphone and a match for Apple’s iPhone XR. Night Sight wasn’t a part of DxO’s testing, but was praised nonetheless.