The engineers at DxOMark have put the iPhone 7 camera through its paces and found it to be a solid upgrade from the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, in terms of both features and image quality. With an overall DxOMark score of 86 it’s better than Apple’s previous best score of 84 for the iPhone 6s Plus. This is the third best score among mobile phones tested and on the same level as devices such as the LG G5 or Samsung Galaxy S6.
The testers were pleased by the improved texture performance, which they attribute to the new lens design, and the low noise and artifact levels. They also found the camera to produce good exposures with a wide dynamic range as well as accurate white balance and color rendering. The iPhone 7’s main weakness is a loss of fine detail and visible luminance noise in low light. The DxOMark team was also impressed by the efficient stabilization, fast autofocus and good detail in video mode.