Whether you’re an ardent photography lover, a professional photographer or an amateur one, you might already be aware that we don’t need high-end advanced DSLR cameras today to click good pictures. Smartphone cameras have evolved to a point where all it takes is just a few taps to click great pictures (whether candid or planned). Smartphone photography is a great way to capture the world you as you’re on the go. So, on the World Photography Day, we decided to collate a list of top five smartphones with great cameras. Let’s have a look!
Huawei P30 Pro
When talking about the top smartphone cameras, Huawei P30 Pro is one of those smartphones that easily covers all the shortcomings that you face with smartphone cameras. First of all, Huawei’s P30 Pro is capable of offering upto 50x digital zoom and features a quad-camera setup on the rear panel. The quad camera setup consists of a 40MP wide angle camera with f/1.6 aperture and optical image stabilization, 20MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture (no OIS), 8MP telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom, f/3.4 aperture and optical image stabilization. It also comes packed with a “time of flight” depth sensor and the front camera comprises a 32-megapixel f/2.0 shooter. Above all, if you’re someone who prioritizes photography above everything else in a smartphone then Huawei P30 Pro is your best bet.
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy S10 launched earlier this year is famed for having one of the best and most versatile cameras in the industry. There’s a triple camera setup, consisting of an ultra wide 123° field of view (equivalent to the human eye), 16MP camera, a primary 12MP dual aperture (f1.5-2.4) camera, along with a third 8MP 2x optical zoom telephoto camera. These are capable of perfectly capturing a whole spectrum of focal lengths with more added detail and less pixelation. Samsung Galaxy S10 can also shoot HDR10 content and can shoot in UHD resolution. There’s a slew of other photography features including a new ‘Super Night’ mode for low light photography, ‘Steady Shot’ for extremely stable video recording, and ‘Shot Suggest’ that guides you to better composing your shots before clicking. It also consists of a 10MP f/1.9 selfie camera with an autofocus capability and an 8MP RGB depth camera.
OnePlus 7 Pro
Is it even fair to write a listicle on photography smartphones and not include OnePlus? OnePlus 7 Pro, the latest offering by OnePlus meets all the demands that you might have from a good smartphone camera. It features a triple camera setup consisting of a primary 48MP f/1.6 sensor, a 16MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and a third ultrawide 117° field-of-view 8MP camera. The former two are also optically stabilized and the dynamic range of the camera truly stands out. Also, the details of the picture are very well-retained even after going all the way up to 10x zoom. Above all, OnePlus 7 Pro is a good pick for people passionate about smartphone photography.
Redmi K20 Pro
Another smartphone that’s a very close contender to OnePlus 7 Pro is the Redmi K20 Pro. Redmi K20 Pro features a triple rear camera setup at the back, packing a 48MP primary shooter with a Sony IMX582 sensor and a f/1.75 lens, a 13MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 lens. There’s a pop-up front facing 20MP camera with f/2.0 lens. There are also other modes available on the camera including short video, slow motion, panorama, Pro, and night mode, that all come in handy. The rear camera also offers 10x zoom which is pretty impressive and does retain a good amount of detail in the image.
Realme X is a smartphone that offers great camera features at a really competitive price. If you’re someone who is just starting out with smartphone photography or someone who doesn’t want to shell out money on the premium flagships, then Realme X is the one for you. Realme X features a simple dual camera setup consisting of a primary 48MP f/1.7 lens paired with a secondary 5MP assistant. It also supports various camera modes including the Super Nightscape, Chroma Boost, and new portrait mode styles HDR.