We live in such a time where smartphones are considered a fundamental necessity of our lives. It is ubiquitous and is considered a contributing factor for us to perform optimally within a society. Mobile phones or commonly known as Smartphones – have replaced many other electronic and technical gadgets like the calculator, pocket diaries, notepads, watches, alarm clocks and calendars – among many others, which helped us perform our daily tasks. Now, mobile phones have evolved to replace remote controls, cameras and other advanced technical gadgets. This article highlights the advancement of mobile devices and listing out the best camera phones for 2020.
Modern mobile phones are so advanced that they can take better quality photographs than most high end cameras – Digital or DSLR; available in the market. A handful of advanced professional cameras are at a higher level than these mobile phones in terms of picture quality. These phones boast the ability to take 4k quality videos and offer lens variations too such as macro lens, ultra wide lens and so on.
Here’s our countdown to the Best Camera Phones:
10. OnePlus 7T
(48MP Primary, 12MP Telephoto, 16MP Ultra wide Angle)
OnePlus is one of the fastest emerging and growing technology companies in the world producing top notch smartphones. OnePlus 7T is a popular choice among mobile photographers. OnePlus 7T consists of a triple camera setup with 48MP primary camera, 12MP telephoto lens and 16MP Ultra-wide Angle lens. Optical Image Stabilization and Electronic Image Stabilization in this setup along with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Continuous Auto Focus (CAS) and Dual LED flash lets you take quality photos. This setup takes 4k videos at 30 and 60 fps, 1080p videos at 30 and 60 fps and 1080p super slow motion videos at 240fps.
OnePlus 7T consists of a 16Megapixel with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS). This front camera on OnePlus 7T takes 1080p at 30fps.
9. Xiaomi Mi 9
(48MP primary camera, 12MP telephoto, 16 MP Ultra wide)
Making the list of our 10 Best Camera Phones at number 9 is Xiaomi Mi 9. The Xiaomi Mi 9 has a Triple Camera setup which includes a 48Megapixel Primary camera, 12Megapixel Telephoto camera and 16Megapixel Ultra-wide angle camera. With Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Laser Auto Focus, Dual LED Flash and more added features, this phone takes stunning pictures. This rear setup takes 4k videos at 30 and 60 fps, 1080p videos at 30, 120, 240 fps and 1080p slow motion video at 120, 240 and 960 fps.
Xiaomi Mi 9 consists of a 20MP with HDR, Face recognition and Age recognition. The front camera also takes 1080p videos at 30fps.
8. Oppo Find X2 Pro
(48MP wide, 48MP Ultrawide, 13 MP Periscope)
At number 8 of our Best Camera Phones ranking comes Oppo FInd X2 Pro. Oppo Find X2 Pro consists of a triple camera setup which includes a 48Megapixel wide angle camera, 48 MP Ultra-wide Camera and a 13 MP Periscope Telephoto Camera. This Periscope Telephoto Lens allows up to 10 times hybrid zoom and 60 times digital zoom. The OIS helps for a steadier photographic experience when taking pictures from a distance. This camera setup lets you take 4k videos at 30 and 60fps and 1080p videos at 30 and 60 fps. The gyro-EIS system helps to steady your recorded video and takes mobile-video recording on the next level. The Ultra-night mode 3.0 lets you capture maximum detail pictures at various distances at night.
Coming to the front camera, Oppo Find X2 Pro has a 32Megapixel front camera with HDR which can take 1080p videos at 30fps.
7. OnePlus 8 Pro
(48 MP primary, 48MP Ultrawide, 8MP Hybrid Zoom, 5 MP Color Filter)
Next on our list is OnePlus 8 Pro which consists of a 48MP primary camera, a 48MP Ultra-wide angle camera, 8MP Hybrid Zoom camera and 5MP Color filter camera. Omnidirectional PDAF, OIS, Laser Auto Focus and Coor filter lets you take high quality images with excellent details. This superb setup takes 4k videos at 30 and 60 fps while it takes 1080p videos at 30, 60 and 240 fps.
The front camera in OnePlus 8 Pro is 16 Megapixels. This camera takes 1080p videos at 30 fps and the gyro-EIS gives a steady video recording experience.
6. Oppo Reno Pro 3
(64MP Primary, 13MP Telephoto, 8MP Ultrawide, 2MP B/W depth sensor)
The Oppo Reno 3 Pro is the first in our list to boast a 64 MP Primary camera. Along with the 64MP Primary camera, the quad setup consists of a 13MP Telephoto Camera, 8 MP Ultra Wide angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor lens. The depth sensor helps in improving the quality of pictures on top of 64 MP primary camera. This camera setup can take 4k videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 30fps. While the rear camera setup may look inferior to the list above, you’ll find that the front camera setup greatly makes up for it.
The front camera is a Dual setup consisting of a 44MP Main camera and 2MP Depth sensor lens. With this setup you can take 1080p videos at 30fps.
5. Iphone 11 Pro Max – Triple Camera
(12MP Telephoto, 12MP wide, 12MP Ultrawide)
Certainly not a surprise to anyone mentioning an Iphone in the list of Phones with Best Cameras. Boasting a 12MP wide camera with dual pixel PDAF and OIS, 12 MP telephoto lens with PDAF, OIS and 2 times optical zoom and 12 MP ultra-wide, Iphone 11 pro takes top quality pictures with 100% Focus Pixels even in low light. This triple camera setup in Iphone 11 pro takes 4k videos at 24, 30 and 60 fps and 1080p videos at 30, 60, 120 and 240 fps.
Iphone 11 Pro Max consists of a 12MP front wide camera with depth and biometrics sensor. This front camera takes 4k videos at 24, 30 and 60 fps and 1080 p videos at 30, 60, 120 and 240 fps.
4. Huawei P40 Pro
(50MP Ultra Vision, 12MP Telephoto (Check different zooms), 40MP Ultrawide Cine, Depth Sensor)
Huawei is a fast growing company bringing new and creative products to the market for some time now.
Huawei P40 Pro boasts one of the best camera phones to be mounted on a smartphone. The Huawei P40 Pro consists of a triple rear camera setup consisting of 50MP Wide Lens with PDAF and Laser Auto Focus, 12 MP Telephoto lens with PDAF, OIS and optical zoom, 40MP Ultra wide cine lens with PDAF and a TOF 3D Depth sensor.
With this impressive setup, Huawei P40 Pro takes 4k videos at 30 and 60 fps, 1080p videos at 30 and 60 fps, 720p videos at 7680fps and slow motion 1080p videos at 960fps.
As amazing the rear camera setup is, the front camera is no less mind blowing. Huawei P40 Pro mounts a 32MP front main camera with Auto Focus and an IR TOF 3D Depth/Biometrics sensor. This sensor also supports Face Unlock with IR. This front camera setup supports 4k video recording at 30 and 60 fps and 1080p videos at 30 and 60 fps.
3. Samsung Galaxy S20+
(12MP wide, 64MP telephoto, 12 MP ultrawide)
On the 3rd of our best camera phones we got Samsung Galaxy S20+. The rear camera setup consists of a 12MP wide camera with Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS, 12MP ultra-wide camera with Super Steady Video, a 64MP Telephoto Lens with PDAF, OIS, 1.1 time optical zoom and 3 times hybrid zoom and 0.3 MP Depth Sensor. This impressive rear setup takes 8k videos at 24fps, 4k videos at 30 and 60 fps, 1080p videos at 30, 60 and 240 fps and 720p videos at 960 fps.
This phone has a 10MP front camera with Dual Pixel PDAF. This front camera takes 4k videos at 30 and 60 fps and 1080p videos at 30fps.
2. Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
(108MP AI Penta Rear Camera, 12 Portrait, 20MP Ultrawide, 5MP ultra telephoto, 2MP macro)
Xiaomi is a Chinese based electronics company which develops smartphones, digital watches, laptops and many other electronic gadgets.
One of the finest smartphones developed by Xiaomi is the Xiaomi Mi Note 10. Donning a 108 MP rear camera with Laser Autofocus, Phase Detection Autofocus and OIS, Mi Note 10 is simply amazing. Along with a 108 MP wide camera, the rear setup is equipped with a 12MP telephoto camera with Dual Pixel PDAF and 2 times optical zoom, a 8MP telephoto camera with PDAF, OIS 3.7 times optical zoom and 5 times hybrid zoom, 20MP ultra wide camera and 2MP macro lens camera.
Mi Note 10 Pro takes stunning selfies with 32MP Front camera which also takes 1080p videos at 30 fps. A fabulous phone for mobile photography at a great price.
1. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra/Samsung S20 Ultra 5G
(108 MP Primary, 12MP Ultrawide, 48MP Telephoto, Depth Vision)
The best camera phone in our list is the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The rear setup consists of a 12MP Ultra-wide camera with Super Steady Video, 108MP Primary Camera with PDAF and OIS, 48MP Periscope Telephoto Lens with PDAF, OIS, 4 times optical zoom and 10 times hybrid zoom and a Depth vision sensor. This rear setup in Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra takes 8k videos at 24fps, 4k videos at 30 and 60 fps, 1080p videos at 30, 60 and 240 fps and 720p videos at 960fps.
The phone has a 40MP front camera with PDAF. The front camera takes 4k videos at 30 and 60 fps and 1080p videos at 30fps.