The newest smartphones come with some pretty powerful cameras, but we want to see which one is the best smartphone camera on the market. Choosing a smartphone nowadays involves a lot of aspects – such as the storage, processing power, display, design and of course, the smartphone camera. While the camera isn’t the only thing that matters, in most cases it is very important. You will be surprised to see how many good phones have sub par cameras. However, our focus is only on the best smartphone cameras in the world.
This means that the camera has to be good under perfect conditions for photography. Also, the camera has to be solid under low-light conditions, meaning in the evening and at night. Flash is important here, but it is not crucial and the sole focus in choosing the phones. Also, video quality is important, so we only accept phones that can record in 4K resolution (meaning, 3840 x 2160 pixels). This can be done either in 30 or 60 frames per second.
We have to note that some smartphones, such as Samsung Galaxy Zoom, are excluded from this list, because their primary focus is on the camera, but not on much else. We want the whole package, not just a gimmick phone. If we want a good camera, we can always buy a digital one, right? But, you have to take it with you wherever you go, which kinda defeats the purpose.
Let’s get started!
The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are smartphones that have it all – great display, great performance and great cameras. However, we must point out just iPhone 7 Plus, because the camera is unique. This beast has a 5.5 inch IPS display with an FullHD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This is combined with one of the fastest processors in the world – the new quad-core A10 chipset, which is setting up new records on every benchmark it’s tested. Combine this with the 3GB of RAM and the upgraded storage of 32GB as standard (with other versions having 128GB and 256GB), and you got the recipe for the best smartphone of 2016.
As we said before, the camera is unique. Actually, there are two cameras on the back, with a resolution of 12 megapixels, with one being called telephoto camera. The purpose of the second camera is to let through more light, but also to serve as an optical zoom of 2x. Although other smartphones have implemented optical zoom, this is unique because the camera doesn’t have to move mechanically to give the effect.
The use of this feature is still uncertain, but it can become very popular among people. Which is usually the case with most Apple products.
Whether this is the best smartphone camera, we will let you decide!
For many people, this is the best Android smartphone, as well as the best smartphone on the market, period. The standard model comes with a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display, while the larger model has a 5.5 inch curved Super AMOLED display. Both smartphones are equipped with the octa-core Exynos M1 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and storage of 32GB, which can be expanded through a MicroSD card. The storage is UFS 2.0, which means that is blazing fast. This enables the camera to record crisp and clean 4K video without any problem. It also means that you can load your applications faster. With these kind of specs, there isn’t a single application that would not work on the phone.
The camera on this phone is a 12 megapixel one, with a Samsung sensor, dual-focus lens (meaning the focus is incredibly fast) and a 1/2.5″ sensor size. The camera is capable of HDR and 4K video recording, as well as slow-motion in HD resolution (720p).
Recently, Google launched the new Pixel brand of smartphones, along with its first model. For the community, this is the iPhone in the Android world – high performance and high price model. The phone is equipped with a 5 inch AMOLED screen with a FullHD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Performance-wise, it has the newly-announced quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and a storage size of 32GB. This is similar to Samsung Galaxy S7, which makes them the two fastest phones in the world today. How you will use the performance is totally up to you!
The camera on the back, according to the respected web-site DxOMark, is currently the best smartphone camera in the world. We get a 12MP camera with a 1/2.3″ sensor size, with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0, phase detection and laser autofocus. Even the secondary camera is impressive – resolution of 8 megapixels, 1/3.2″ sensor size and capable of recording FullHD videos.
This is a very hard question. We try not to be biased, but also know that we have to answer. Let us put it this way – if you want almost perfect pictures in auto mode – choose iPhone 7 Plus. If you want more options for the camera and to set it up, choose either Pixel or Galaxy S7.
You won’t make a wrong choice either way!