Affordable phones with a telephoto camera

By Subhrojit Mallick | Published on 21 Jul 2020
Affordable phones with a telephoto camera
Affordable phones with a telephoto camera

Smartphones with telephoto lenses augment the experience of photography by offering the ability to go closer to the subject you’re photographing. Smartphones also rely on the primary camera to go even closer to the subject, combined with the abilities of the telephoto lens. These are the best affordable smartphones with telephoto lenses on Amazon.

Realme X2 Pro

There are a lot of things in the Realme X2 Pro that makes it one of the smoothest smartphones to use at present. It’s also a well-tuned camera to shoot with. One that includes a 64MP primary camera that on its own captures details from far away. Then there’s another 13MP telephoto lens with 52mm focal length, which takes you two times closer to the subject. 

Oppo Reno3 Pro

The Oppo Reno3 Pro camera covers a large range of focal lengths using a quad camera setup. This includes a high-res 64MP camera and a 13MP telephoto camera. The phone offers 2X optical zoom, 20X digital zoom and up to 50X hybrid zoom. The picture quality will decrease as you notch up the zoom, but the sheer ability of the smartphone to venture out far into the horizon is astounding. 

Redmi K20 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi K20 is not only a stylish flagship performer, but it is also adept at taking sharp photos. The phone gives you the option of a 48MP Sony camera, an ultrawide lens and an 8MP telephoto lens with a 2X optical zoom. Using proprietary technology to process noise and improve details, the K20 Pro is able to take some well-balanced, sharp photos from the telephoto lens. The camera also works faster thanks to the flagship Snapdragon 855 under the hood. 

Realme 6 Pro 

The Realme 6 Pro is one of the few smartphones to offer a telephoto lens in this budget. Most usually include an ultrawide lens at the most, but having a telephoto lens included in the setup means the photographer has the option to shoot wide landscapes and go up close to the subject. The camera delivers 2X optical zoom but you can go much higher using digital zoom and still salvage some details from the shot.

Subhrojit Mallick

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