And just like that, a new mobile gadget is on top of DxOMark’s rankings for best mobile camera images and videos. Taking over from the former leader, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, is the Sony’s newest flagship, the Sony Xperia Z5. It follows the high standards for mobile camera sensors of the Sony Xperia line – always known for having good cameras and taking great pics and videos.

The Sony Xperia Z5 gets a top score of 87 points, beating the Galaxy S6 Edge’s 86 points, and improving on the Xperia Z3+’s very competent 82-point total. Another recent entry is the Google Nexus 6P at third, as the Motorola X Style rounds out the top 5. Note that no Apple product current resides in the top 5, when they were perennial shoo-ins.


The biggest bump for the Xperia Z5 is that it seems to have solved the issue of video stabilization, and so it gets a very high score in video quality, leaving the Galaxy S6 Edge by a clear two points. With photo quality, the Xperia Z5 just edges out (no pun intended) the Galaxy S6 Edge, maybe due to that proprietary 23MP custom 1/2.3 Exmor RS camera sensor.


The Xperia Z5 performs in almost all of the required elements – probably the best autofocus there is out there, great white balance rendering, great in low-light conditions, and we already mentioned the great video stabilization and quality. The only weaknesses may be in high dynamic situations where the sky sometimes washes out, but this happens very rarely. So we have a new king for mobile photos and videos. Which one will take over soon, we wonder?