March 18, 2016
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Another year, another top position for Samsung flagships in DxOMark’s mobile cameras ranking.

The Galaxy S7 Edge just took the crown from the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Xperia Z5, which until today ranked first with 87 points. The Galaxy S7 Edge scored 88 points in both photo and video performance, an unprecedented achievement.

The respected DxOMark reviewers praised the Galaxy S7 Edge’s excellent exposure and contrast, that make the phone a great choice for landscape photography. But the S7 Edge obtained the highest score (94 points) in the Autofocus section, where its dual-pixel phase detection technology allowed it to obtain “outstanding” results.

The Galaxy S7 Edge also received particularly good scores for the texture (91 points) and noise levels (89 points) of its images. Flash performance was another area where the Edge excelled, according to DxOMark.

In terms of weaker points, DxOMark noted a slight yellow cast that is visible in scenes with tungsten illumination, partial clipping of highlight areas in scenes with high dynamic range, and some ringing.

On the video side, the S7 Edge earned accolades for its excellent autofocus, stabilization, and low noise levels.

Here are the full scores:

samsung galaxy s7 dxomark camera

Zooming out to the big picture, Samsung now has four of the top five positions in the DxOMark ranking. Only the Xperia Z5 (now sharing second place) can compete, while the iPhone 6S Plus comes in sixth.

We praised the Galaxy S7 Edge camera in our review, though we have to note that there are some slight differences between the model containing a Sony IMX260 sensor and the model featuring Samsung’s homegrown ISOCELL S5K2L1. Regardless which model you get, you can rest assured that your camera is the best on the smartphone market.

Read next: Samsung Galaxy S7 review

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
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