Camera benchmark specialists DxO just recently revised their testing procedures and ratings to make room for modern smartphone camera features.

And that update may have just given Apple the advantage to reclaim the title of King of Smartphone Cameras.

The second new smartphone it tested after the update (the Xperia XZ Premium being the first), the iPhone 8 Plus now stands at the top of DxOMark’s list, followed immediately by the smaller iPhone 8.

This definitely puts a lot more pressure on former champion Google to do better with the Google Pixel 2 coming next week.

It might surprise some that there are two entries for the iPhone 8 generation, but that’s because DxOMark’s new metrics now account for features like bokeh, zoom, and more, some of which are not present in the smaller iPhone 8 or 7 models.

Despite that, the iPhone 8 still managed to trump all other smartphones this year.

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