And it is easy to understand why: both the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone 8 come with better cameras than the previous generation. Now though, the iPhone 8 Plus' camera becomes the best that the lab has ever tested, with a score of 94.
The iPhone 8 Plus has scored 94 points, based on an average of its image and video scores, putting it two points ahead of the iPhone 8 and four points over the Google Pixel and HTC U11, which share third place. DxOMark also noted improvements in HDR photography with the iPhone 8 compared to the iPhone 7.
With sales of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus starting today, DxOMark has published comprehensive reviews of both handsets' cameras.
Photos taken with the iPhone 8 camera are "generally stunning" with accurate colour and rich detail, the analyst said. The plusser, among other things, gets superior video recording capabilities, while the smaller model adds optical image stabilization to its list of features.
The upgrades given to the cameras - a 12MP main wide-angle camera (with a backside-illuminated (BSI) sensor and f/1.8 lens) and a 12MP telephoto camera (with a f/2.8 lens) - have improved its quality in every single category.
The iPhone 8 Plus has "outstanding image quality" and "an industry-leading Portrait mode".
We look forward to testing the iPhone X and comparing it against the iPhone 8 Plus, as the X's wider aperture and its OIS on both cameras should place it on the cutting edge of zoom and portrait performance - enhancing the iPhone shooting experience for memory makers and image lovers even more.