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Nokia 8 DxOMark score shows it has some catching up to do

Nokia 8 DxOMark score shows it has some catching up to do

Once upon a time, Nokia had a reputation for good phone cameras, especially with its partnership with lens maker Zeiss. Of course, back then, it didn’t have much competition anyway. As it got left behind in the smartphone race, it also lost its prominence in mobile photography. And just as the Nokia 8 is its current champion in the smartphone market, so it also represents its best foot in taking pictures and recording videos. And, unfortunately, HMD Global still has a lot of work to do.

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3DMark for Android gives meaning to numbers, adds Vulkan test

3DMark for Android gives meaning to numbers, adds Vulkan test

Benchmarks are a thorny subject, especially on mobile. A favorite among PC users, especially gamers, benchmarks have fallen out of fashion and under suspicion, no thanks to some OEMs caught “cheating” these tools. Of course, that hasn’t stopped Futuremark, creators of PCMark and the cross-platform 3DMark, in trying to make their numbers more relevant and more meaningful to users. Which is exactly what it trying to do with the latest update to the 3DMark benchmark app for Android, giving the tool a more “human” message.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 3 surprisingly gets high scores on DxOMark

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 surprisingly gets high scores on DxOMark

Since Xiaomi’s phones have never officially touched markets in the West, its camera prowess has never really put to the test. So it’s not exactly usual for DxOMark to put Xiaomi’s phones through its battery of benchmarks but now that it did, it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The Xiaomi Mi Note 3, the late 2017 flagship, has achieved a rather high score that puts it nearly on par with the last year’s Google Pixel and even this year’s HTC U11.

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Galaxy Note 8 ties with iPhone 8 Plus on DxOMark camera list

Galaxy Note 8 ties with iPhone 8 Plus on DxOMark camera list

It wasn't too long ago, in fact just last week, when Apple reclaimed its throne in the smartphone camera kingdom. But while the iPhone 8 Plus still sits at the top of DxOMark's list, it now has to share that spot with the Galaxy Note 8. That said, while Samsung's latest and greatest scores the highest in still photos, DxOmark was more impressed by its zooming capabilities than by any other feature.

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DxOMark updates its tests to catch up with the times

DxOMark updates its tests to catch up with the times

Smartphone photography is no longer just a “nice to have” feature anymore. In many instances, it is the driving force behind some of the latest innovations in both the mobile industry as well as the camera market. It has definitely come a long way, but DxOMak’s tests, which produce its well-regarded scores, are still stuck in the early days of the smartphone camera sensor. After having not a few smartphones beat its highest records, DxOMark finally decided to update its criteria for testing smartphones, which has caused a few phones to rise up or go down the ranks.

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Galaxy Note 8 benchmarks hint at something interesting

Galaxy Note 8 benchmarks hint at something interesting

In little less than two weeks, we will finally have the full picture of Samsung’s follow-up to the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 from 2016. Truth be told, we almost already have a full picture, though nothing beats official, of course. Just like any other smartphone flagship, we expect the Galaxy Note 8 to come in two processor variants, one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and another with Samsung’s own Exynos 8895. While those variants are usually the same in almost everything else, the difference between the two processors might actually be significant in this regard.

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iPhone 8 leak shows top Android performance SMASHED!

iPhone 8 leak shows top Android performance SMASHED!

This afternoon we're taking a peek at a set of leaked benchmark scores for the next iPhone from Apple. The device in question is the iPhone 8, a device whose final release date-set name isn't finalized - and whose very existence hasn't yet been confirmed by Apple. As such, take the following with a grain of salt - but also know that the sources we're using here have rarely been wrong - or even really inaccurate - in the recent past.

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LG V30 Geekbench scores will make you want to get it

LG V30 Geekbench scores will make you want to get it

While still a contentious topic, benchmarks are still popular and widely used, more as a common point of reference and a launchpad for discussion. While they may or may not reflect real world use, they can come pretty close to giving users an idea of what they're in for. And those waiting for LG's "true" 2017 flagship might be in for a treat. The LG V30 has just popped up at Geekbench, just a month shy of its official unveiling, and it has some pretty sweet numbers to boast of.

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OnePlus 5 DxOMark score is unsurprisingly disappointing

OnePlus 5 DxOMark score is unsurprisingly disappointing

OnePlus started its hype engine quite late in the development stages of the OnePlus 5 but, once it has warmed up, it went into full gear. That started with, and was mostly focused on, the OnePlus 5's dual camera system. In order to give credibility to its promise, OnePlus enlisted DxOMark's help in developing its cameras. That, however, didn't help it that much in the end, though the results aren't exactly surprising.

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Google Pixel “taimen” on Geekbench shows unremarkable scores

Google Pixel “taimen” on Geekbench shows unremarkable scores

The first Google Pixel and Pixel XL were pretty much high-end smartphones. You can tell not just by their design but by their specs and price as well. You'd expect the next gen Google Pixels to be just as well, but the story might be a bit complicated than that. For one, there is believed to be three, not just two, Google Pixel 2 models. For another, one of those three, codenamed "taimen" has shown up on Geekbench bearing underwhelming numbers.

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HTC U 11 appears on Geekbench, numbers look good

HTC U 11 appears on Geekbench, numbers look good

In two weeks, HTC will try to squeeze out as much as it can from its new "U" brand by revealing what is now believed to be called the HTC U. The Taiwanese manufacturer has made it now secret by now that "squeezing" is going to be its headlining feature. But what about the rest of the smartphone? How will it fare against the onslaught of other flagships this year? If this Geekbench sighting is any indication, it should fare very well indeed.

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Galaxy S8+ shows up at Geekbench with impressive numbers

Galaxy S8+ shows up at Geekbench with impressive numbers

We won’t be seeing the Samsung Galaxy S8 later this month but it’s already trying to wow the geek crowd. At least based on the supposed Galaxy S8 that just landed on Geekbench. With model number SM-G955U, which is for the “Plus” model (the plain Galaxy S8 goes by SM-G950 only), the smartphone is noted to have a single-core performance score of 1929 and a multi-core score of 6084, which pretty much puts it at the top of the list as far as CPUs go.

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