Shopping for the best phone for taking pictures? If yes, shop no further than these top ten highest rated smartphones. I am going to focus specifically on the camera aspect, without paying attention to other features like memory capacity, storage, processor etc. And that is just because many reviews over emphasize on those features while placing less emphasis on camera specs. Yet for many buyers, the specs of a smartphone’s camera can be one of the most influencing factors in choosing a phone. Is it for you? If yes, then this top ten smartphones with best cameras for taking pictures review will go a long way.
Table of the Best Phone For Taking Pictures:
10. Blu Vivo XL4 Smartphone
My list of top 10 best phones with which to take pictures kicks off with the large 6.2-inch HD screen smartphone from Blu. The VIVO XL4 smartphone boasts a whole 13MP front camera and 13MP+2MP dual rear camera, each designed to capture clean, sharp images in all lighting conditions. Plus, the rear dual camera has a special type of laser focus known as ‘PDAF’, which enhances object focus and depth of field to create cuter pictures.
9. Samsung Galaxy S9
The Samsung Galaxy S9, even though it has a new model, which is the S9+, remains to be my choice for the best phone for taking pictures. With an 8MP front camera and a 12MP rear camera, this phone takes high quality pictures using either the front or rear camera. The pictures are crisp, clean and rich in detail thanks to the powerful features that are incorporated into the camera system, which include f/1.5 /& f/2.4 lenses for the front and rear cameras respectively not to mention LED flash, panorama and auto-high dynamic range(HDR) settings.
8. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, though no longer a flagship model in Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, still cannot be ignored when it comes to the best camera smartphones in 2019. Featuring front and rear cameras with up to 8MP and 12 MP, respectively, this phone has earned a praise for being able to take crisp and clear shots in different lighting conditions. 2 times optical zoom and optical image stabilization (OIS) functionalities enable the cameras to zoom in more clearly and produce steadier photos even when the camera is shaking.
7. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
The Samsung S8 Galaxy+ smartphone boasts front and back cameras that are so fine-tuned and refined that they will deliver bright and clear photos even in low light conditions. Note that the front camera is 8MP and the rear 12MP just like the current smartphones dominating the market. However, smart auto focus, enhanced multi-frame image processing are camera features not so many smartphones boast. Smart auto focus enables the phone to track faces so that everyone in the shot will be in perfect focus whether you use your arm or a selfie stick. On the other hand, enhanced multi-frame image processing complements the auto focus by keeping all the selfies crisp as well as clear.
6. Blu G9
The 6.3-inch screen smartphone is very much like its 6.2-inch screen predecessor from Blu in terms of camera performance. For example, it has a 13MP front camera and 13MP + 2MP dual back cam just like its older sister. There is no difference in the quality of images these cameras produce. The only major variation that I noticed between the two smartphones is their screen sizes with the latest model having a screen that is one inch larger. So, if you are undecided between the two choices due to same camera quality, consider the screen size.
5. Razer Phone 2.
Razer Inc is a new smartphone brand that began towards the end of 2017. This company has seen a huge success with its Razer Phone 2 smartphone model, which is barely two years old in the market. According to experts, the number one reason why many buyers are choosing this 8GB RAM and 64GB storage phone is its impressive camera performance. The 8MP front camera and 12 MP rear cam capture great quality shots that are crisp clear and rich in detail. It does not matter where you take pictures, whether there is too much or little light, this phone will deliver nice, sharp photos.
4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Xiaomi may not be a well-known brand yet, but trust me when I say they are going to be a major brand not long from now. Their phones, especially the high-end models, notably have cameras with higher pixels than what you might be used to. The Redmi Note 7, for example, boasts a dual rear camera with up to 48 megapixels + 5 megapixels, which are more than enough for unparalleled quality photos. On the other hand, the front camera, just a secondary camera, has up to 13 mega pixels, which is equivalent to the highest pixels some of the smartphones on this list have to offer with their primary cameras. This phone delivers the kind of photos you would think were captured by a very sophisticated digital camera.
3. Samsung Galaxy A20
There was a time when the Samsung Galaxy A20 was King when it came to photo and video quality. Even though we have seen higher models with powerful cameras rolled out by Samsung Inc subsequently, the 3GB RAM Android powered phone is still envied by many for its impressive camera. The 13 MP primary camera with an F1.9 aperture lens together with the 5MP secondary cam with an F2.2 ensure this phone still commands the respect it did when it first came out. I am impressed by the fact that the A20 has always surpassed many people’s expectations when it comes to image and video quality.
2. Google Pixel 3
Google’s Pixel 3 smartphone takes a very unique approach when it comes to photography and videography. For instance, on the front, there are dual 8-megapixel sensors, with one acting as a wide-angle camera. Then on the back, there is a 12.2-megapixel sensor with a special F 1.8 aperture. Unlike other smartphones, the phone notably lacks a secondary sensor with all the portrait mode photo needs taken care of by the main camera.
1. Samsung Galaxy A10
With the Samsung Galaxy A10, you do not have to edit your photos multiple times with filters and other effects to make them look beautiful. This phone produces high quality photos that need no further corrections before being shared on social media for friends to admire. This is attributed to the 5MP front camera and the 13 MP secondary came. Both cameras have special settings like LED flash, high dynamic range (HDR), panorama, etc, that help the phone produce beautiful and stunning photos rich of detail in various lighting conditions.
3 Expert Tips to Buy a Smartphone for Your Mobile Camera Needs
Think about the camera megapixelation. As you can see, smartphones come with cameras featuring various megapixel sizes ranging from 5 to above 12 megapixels. If you are looking for the best phone for taking pictures, choose something with more than 5MP and 12 MP for the front and rear cameras, respectively. This is because a camera with a higher pixel capacity produces better quality images with minimal graininess and blurriness.
Consider processor power and RAM. After all, processing quality images or videos requires a powerful processor and a larger capacity system memory of, let’s say, 2GHz and 2GB or so, respectively. Any smartphone with a lower processor or system memory will not be able to produce quality images or videos.
Pay attention to the settings that the camera comes with. A quality camera of a smartphone should have special settings such as panorama, high dynamic range to enhance the quality of images captured to make them look better than average.
Blu, Samsung, Razer, Xiaomi, and Google Pixel are the best phones for taking pictures. Are you surprised that your favorite smartphone brand, which you thought costs more and therefore automatically beats other brands in camera quality, is not on this list? Worry less. I put together this list after considering consumer ratings and expert analyses that placed these brands above any other. Perhaps you might want to rethink your favorite brand.