The photo quality has become a priority while picking a new smartphone as the digital point and shoot photography has been replaced effectively by smartphones. Photography is not limited to just parties or other important life events, it has become an integral part of our life. Smartphones not only contain a camera, there are a lot of phones out there that have camera as their USP.
We have put together a list of top ten camera smartphones that may differ from each other in one way or the other. Go through the list and find out which one suits you better.
Google Pixel XL
The Google Pixel XL boasts a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4GB of RAM, plenty onboard storage space and a long-lasting battery.
The 12MP 1/2.3″ sensor paired with F2.0 aperture offers to OIS, instead uses Google’s new Gyroscope-based video stabilization system that reads gyro data 200 times per second to allow smoother panning and shake free handheld video recording. The HDR+ mode is now on by default providing powerful processing and offers zero shutter lag. The device uses an image stacking approach to reduce noise and capture every detail. The quick double tap of power button makes it easy to access. The phone also allows unlimited storage for your photos and videos from Google Photos.
Best buy: Rs 53,795 (32GB), Rs 63,000 (128GB) @ Amazon.in
iPhone 7 Plus
The Apple iPhone 7 Plus is among the best camera phone in today’s market. The highlight of the phone is that it allows you to switch between 28mm wide-angle lens to the 56mm telephoto lens. The specifications of iPhone 7 Plus are almost similar to iPhone 6s, it is camera that has witnessed changes. The 56mm telephoto lens allows optical zoom of up to 10x but the smaller f/2.8 aperture doesn’t work good with low light. The highlight of iPhone 7 Plus’s camera is Apple’s Portrait mode which ?provides creamy soft-focus background effect which lends a professional quality to pictures.
Best buy: Rs 68,999 (128GB) @ Amazon.in
Xperia XZ Premium
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium sports a 19MP camera that offers a f/2.0 aperture, laser autofocus, electronic image stabilization. The most impressive factor about the phone’s camera is its ability to capture slow motion videos at 960fps which is best in the world. The manual settings allow you to change white balance, ISO and shutter speed according to your requirement. Selfie shots by the front 8MP camera are also brilliant. To view this all, there is an excellent 5.5-inch display, 3,840×2160 capable of viewing 4K and HDR content. The 807ppi display density is best in the world.
Best buy: Rs 58,090 @ Amazon.in
Samsung S8 Plus
The Samsung S8 Plus boasts a 12MP sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus with a fast f/1.7 aperture which captures large images. The Samsung S8 Plus’s camera captures three photos and chooses best of three while using the other two shots to reduce blur. S8 Plus provides right photos in both bright and low light conditions. The phone offers 2160p video recording at 30fps and 1080p recording at 60fps.
Best buy: Rs 64,900 @ Flipkart
The HTC is back in the game with its squeezable U11 smartphone. The U11 sports a 12-megapixel camera that can capture stunning photos with every detail. The camera also provides a very good low-light performance. There are also plenty of manual control options with optional RAW output making it one the best camera app on the market. The 16-megapixel selfie shooter is also very good that produces great selfies even in difficult lighting conditions. The front camera offers three modes i.e. selfie video, selfie panorama and selfie photo. There is also a makeup mode to smooth skin for great selfies. For me, the greatest attraction was the squeeze to capture photographs function which allows you to capture photos by just squeezing the phone.
Best buy: Rs 51,990 @ HTC store online
The LG G6 packs a 5.7-inch QHD+ display with an unusual aspect ratio 18:9 along with a dust and waterproof body. The G6 runs Android 7.0 powered by Snapdragon 821 processor and packs 4GB of RAM. The LG G6 sports 13MP dual primary camera. One out of which is wide angle lens with a 71-degree angle along with F1.8 aperture and the second is the super-wide-angle lens that offers 125-degrees with F2.4 aperture. The optical image stabilization is available on the wide angle. LG G6 also allows 4K video recording with stereo sound recording and a laser-assisted AF system.
Best buy: Rs 37,578 @ Amazon.in
Huawei Mate 9
The Huawei Mate 9 boasts a second-generation Leica Dual Camera with a 12MP RGB sensor and 20MP monochrome sensor. The RGB sensor allows you to capture vivid colours in your photo while the monochrome sensor picks out the finer details. The revolutionary camera ensures terrific picture quality in the Leica image style enabling you to capture photos with professional quality. The innovative Hybrid Zoom allows users to take high-quality pictures even a greater focal lengths. The bokeh mode allows you to blur the background. The Mate 9 also stands out of other devices as it allows you to refocus photos, giving the freedom to shoot first and focus late. The 8MP selfie camera with autofocus captures beautiful selfies as the new facial enhancement algorithm automatically detects face and applies custom beauty settings.
Best buy: Rs 64,999 @ Amazon.in
The OnePlus 5 is first OnePlus phone to feature a dual-lens camera with 16MP sensor while the other is a 20MP telephoto lens. The main camera lens has a super-wide aperture of f/1.7 that prevent photos from being over-exposed while the telephoto lens has an aperture of f/2.6. The dual camera technology lets you focus on your subject that blurs the background for an incredible portrait. The intelligent technology auto detects various conditions and optimizes photos for accuracy and clarity. The robust (manual) mode lets you fine-tune settings like ISO, shutter speed and more. It also allows you to capture RAW photos for professional-grade post production.
Best buy: Rs 37,999 @ Amazon.in
The HTC 10 12MP f/1.8 aperture UltraPixel camera that uses the Sony IMX377 Exmor R sensor coupled with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and offers RAW support. The picture quality is good during daylight photography as well as low-light photography. HTC 10 is the only smartphone that provides OIS in both front and rear cameras which result in bright, steady and sharp photos. The camera is designed to launch in just 0.6 seconds. The 2nd generation laser autofocus provides focused shoots faster. The front camera captures 1080p HRD videos and and also supports autofocus.
Best buy: Rs 29,990 @ Amazon.in
The LG V20 sports a dual primary camera with a 16MP main sensor with f/2.8 aperture and an 8MP wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture couples with OIS for capturing clear the pictures. The Steady Record 2.0 allows you to record smoother, clearer videos even on the move. The Video Manual Mode provides control over audio focus, manual focus, white balance, frame rates. You can also capture still photographs while recording a video. The camera uses Optical Image Stabilizer 2.0 to capture sharp images quickly without blur. The 5MP wide front facing camera that captures selfies with face detection and takes selfies with simple hand gestures.
Best buy: Rs 32,160 @ Amazon.in
With social networking sites flooded with selfies and photography pages, it is mandatory for a smartphone to have a good camera. The above list constitutes top ten camera smartphones for you to choose from. Do let us know for your pick in the comments section below.