Phones with good and high-resolution cameras dominate the market today because it is one of the key determining factors on whether to buy a particular phone brand or not.
As such, manufacturers like Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Sony, Xiaomi, and Google among others are going all out to ensure that their phones have the best cameras. Also, in other to out their competitors, phones now come with three or more cameras with incredible megapixels.
So which smartphone has the best cameras? Read to know more.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
The iPhone 11 Pro has a triple-camera. The colors, tones, and exposures are consistent across all three cameras. What is unique about the phone is its approach to image processing. iPhone 11 Pro images look true-to-life and never show signs of being over-processed. The new ultra-wide camera is just brilliant for travel photography, landmarks, and spectacular interiors.
Rear cameras: 12MP 13mm f/2.4, 12MP 26mm f/1.8, 12MP 52mm f/2 and Front camera: 12MP, f/2.2 TrueDepth camera.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is not just the most capable camera phone in the Galaxy family, it is arguably the most impressive camera phone ever. Its 108MP camera proves to be more than a numbers play. And while the 100x zoom may not deliver at the extreme end, it’s more than capable of giving you great-looking telephoto images.
Rear cameras: 108MP (primary f/1.8, 26mm, OIS), 12MP (ultra wide angle f/2.2, 13mm), 48MP (telephoto f/3.5, 103mm), ToF depth-sensing camera and Front camera: 40MP (f/2.2, 26mm).
Huawei P40 Pro
The Huawei P40 Pro is just awesome! The camera is everything you would expect from a Huawei handset, delivering soft-focus depth to pictures, balanced against plenty of detail. The video is among the best you may ever use on a phone and will be excellent for content creators. Ultimately, the lack of Google leaves this handset with a severe handicap for most people, but if you’re happy to pay the premium then the P40 Pro’s camera is about as good as it gets.
Rear cameras: 50MP (primary f/1.9, OIS), 40MP (18mm ultra wide-angle, f/1.8), 12MP (125mm telephoto, f/3.4, OIS) ToF depth-sensing camera and Front camera: 32MP.
Google Pixel 4 XL
The Google Pixel 4 XL is the better of the two Pixel 4 phones, especially if you’re a power user or heavy picture-taker, thanks to its sharper screen and bigger, longer-lasting battery. Even so, the two-camera setup is still a lackluster effort compared to the multi-camera arrays offered by the majority of its flagship rivals.
Rear cameras: 12.2MP (28mm-equiv. wide angle lens, f/1.7, PDAF, OIS), 16MP (45mm equiv. telephoto, f/2.4, PDAF, OIS) and Front camera: 8 MP, f/2, 22mm (wide), ToF 3D Camera.
Samsung Galaxy S10
Galaxy S-series phones have been known for having quality cameras, and the S10 5G is no exception. Its quad rear features the desirable wide/ultrawide/telephoto/time of flight combo, and all four cameras perform superbly. The Galaxy S10 offers terrific image quality and flawless Auto mode performance.
Rear cameras: 12MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.5, OIS), 16MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2), 12MP (Telephoto, f/2.4, OIS), ToF depth-sensing camera and Front camera: 10MP, ToF depth-sensing camera.
The iPhone SE (2020) takes the form factor and camera of the iPhone 8, and pairs it with the processor and software magic of the iPhone 11 Pro. The result is a pocket-friendly handset in terms of both size and price, with fusion technology that delivers highly respectable photographs and 4K video. Its smaller 4.7-inch 720p screen isn’t as bright and doesn’t refresh as fast as the flagship models. It sticks with Touch ID instead of Face ID and boasts Qi wireless charging.
Rear camera: 12-megapixel, 28mm and Front camera: 7MP.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is a phone with a 108MP sensor. It uses quad-pixel technology, or ‘pixel binning’ to grab standard shots. This technique combines four pixels into one, so a 48MP sensor would create a 12MP image, and the 108MP sensor on the Mi Note 10 produces a 27MP image. When the light is right, however, you can ramp up the resolution and capture full 108MP images for jaw-droppingly detailed shots – nothing else comes close to the Mi Note 10 in this respect. The main camera nails it, and in good light, beats out the competition in many respects. It is one of the best phones with a good camera.
Rear cameras: Wide: 108MP (f/1.7) Telephoto: 12MP (f/2.0) + 5MP (f/2.0) Ultra-wide: 20MP (f/2.2) Macro: 2MP (f/2.4) and Front camera: 32MP.
Sony Xperia 1 II
The Sony Xperia 1 II is the best choice for video pros and cinema enthusiasts who want to get manual with their smartphone videography. It’s able to shoot footage at up to 21:9 for cinema-style capture, offers full manual control, and features a beautiful flat color profile, perfect for post-processing in Premiere Pro or Da Vinci Resolve. Thankfully, almost everything else about this phone is excellent too, with a striking 21:9, 4K HDR screen, a clean UI, and a snappy chipset ensuring plenty of power under the hood.
Rear camera: 12pm (24mm f/1.7) + 12pm (70mm f/2.4) + 12MP (16mm f/2.2), Front camera: 8MP (f/2) and Rear camera aperture: f/1.7 + f/2.4 + f/2.2.