To make the perfect shot you don’t need to be a professional photographer with high-end equipment anymore. With the new smartphones, everyone can snap pro-looking photos in a matter of minutes. Of course, the original is not going to look so amazing, but the post-processing of the pic and camera optimization can help a lot. As with everything, some are better than others, and these features are what separates the best from the good. While most people can barely tell the difference, some sharp-eyed professionals had their say about which smartphones are equipped with the best cameras.
iPhone 11 Pro
Apple has been the pathfinder in the tech industry for decades now. Many innovations that today we take for granted came from the minds of people developing the iPhone. In the latest model, 11Pro, Apple released the best camera ever to hit the market as part of a cell phone. First of all, the phone is equipped with three cameras with different focal lengths. Each has 12MP resolution, which might sound pretty standard, but it still delivers high-quality photos. The first camera has 13mm focal length, ideal for grabbing wide screenshots so you don’t have to bother taking steps back.
The second is also a primary camera that features a 26mm focal length that’s ideal for the usual snaps and selfies. The third camera is phenomenal in catching details in the photo with its 52mm focal length. In addition, there is plenty of different features to dress up the photo, and beautiful color palette to sharpen the image. Not to mention millions of apps that can enhance your experience of the phone or even add some additional cool features like TopTrackingApps.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
There is a lot of extraordinary stuff going on with the latest Samsung phone camera. To begin with, you’ll get more than 200MP in resolution, the best in its class. The main camera brings 108MP, which is impressive even for high-end phones. The second camera has 12MP and is capable of catching super-wide shots. Both cameras are capable of fixing blurry backgrounds, Live focus and it comes with an 8K resolution for shooting videos. The biggest zoom among the smartphones is implemented in this model – 100x.
With this kind of technology, you can capture virtually every single spot without losing in quality. S20 Ultra can shoot video and photos at the same time, so you can later decide what better works for you. For every social media user, this camera is a must-have. The only drawback, if it can be called that at all, is that photos sometimes don’t look genuine, and the night mode is not the greatest in the industry. Regardless, this is one super-amazing phone that can capture everything from the smallest details to wide-range photos without losing a pixel.
Huawei P40 Pro
Another Pro model among smartphones that can justify its name. A brilliant camera that has 50MP in resolution and has tons of super-cool post-shoot features. It’s not the best phone available, but the camera is stellar. The telephoto lens will let you take shots far away from you capturing every detail without losing on quality. Many photographers prefer this one over some more expensive ones. The phone itself costs around $1000, which is not a small price tag for many regular hard-working folks out there but comparing it to other latest models, it’s on the cheaper side.
Huawei prides itself on having the best night mode camera handling dark natural light like a pro. The downside of this phone is something critics have been buzzing about since its release in April of 2020 – short battery life. So, if you plan to go out in the countryside away from all the power sources, bring the backup battery or be ready to cut your photo session short.
Google Pixel 4
This model received mixed reactions both from the users and the media. On the one hand, it does have a brilliant camera, but the phone itself has a short battery life, and it’s a bit pricey. So, to break it down a little: the camera has 12MP resolution which is pretty standard and perfectly capable of taking detailed, sharp images. However, Google missed implementing a wide-range camera which was a dealbreaker for some photography lovers. The most recognizable feature of this phone is Astrophotography mode allowing you to point the camera into the night sky and capturing not only stars but galaxies that are several light-years away.
Very cool, but it wasn’t the selling point as Google expected it. Many users are focused on sharing photos on their social media platforms than gazing into stars. The battery has a bad track record, lasting only several hours, but there is an XL model available that prolonged it a bit. Still, it has a great camera, it’s a good phone, but, again, don’t forget the backup battery.
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus got in the game with the big players’ thanks to its Sony camera 12-bit IMX689 sensor. The main camera also has 48MP topping off rivals like iPhone and Google. The front camera is capable of capturing clear, sharp pictures in any circumstances, even when the natural light is not that bright. No blurry photos will ever come out of this one. However, the zoom is only 3x, which some say is sub-par for the premium phone. It’s unclear what was the idea behind releasing the phone with such a small zoom, but, in any way, the users were not happy.
Taking a photo at a greater distance is simply not possible. If you’re only looking to snap some shots like selfies, you’ll get great results. On the other hand, an ultra-wide camera has a massive 48MP, which is certainly one of the best of all phones in the market. You can capture literally whatever your eye is capable of seeing, and more. If you prefer shooting videos, you’ll be happy to know that OnePlus is 4K ready, and Super Stable mode will ensure that there is no shakiness. All in all, it’s a good phone, that is 5G ready. Just like any other smartphone, it comes with a hefty price tag, but it’s certainly one of the best on the market right now.