Camera quality has plagued the Moto X line ever since the first device launched back in 2013, and Motorola has since been trying to fix that problem. While the 2014 Moto X’s camera wasn’t anything to write home about, Motorola fans have been patiently waiting for the company to up its camera quality.
Thankfully, the newly-announced Motorola Moto X Style might finally be the camera Moto fans have been waiting for. The new flagship device has already been put to the test by the folks at DxOMark, and the results are actually quite good. The Moto X Style’s 21MP rear-facing camera, complete with dual-LED flash, has earned itself a second place spot on DxOMark’s rankings.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is sitting in the top spot with an overall score of 86, while the Moto X Style and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are tied for second place with a score of 83. When it comes to photo-taking abilities, the Moto X Style supposedly does a great job with preserving detail and keeping noise to a minimum, while also offering accurate autofocus, white balance and exposure in all lighting conditions. According to the camera testers, areas that need improvement include: slightly unstable autofocus when using the flash, slightly over-exposed photos when using the flash, and some photos show saturation in areas of blue sky.
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The Moto X Style won’t be available to the public until September, which means DxOMark has been performing these tests on pre-release software and hardware. These results might be subject to change by the time retail units become available. Even so, it’s still nice to see Motorola’s flagship smartphone take on the best of the best on the camera front. If these rankings change in any way, we’ll be sure to let you know.
Now that you’ve seen what the Moto X Style can offer, do you think you’ll pick one up in September? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!