Smartphone cameras have so much evolved immensely in recent years that even the new budget phones are better than premium phone cameras (seen a few years ago). But if you are someone who wants little compromise on the camera while buying an affordable phone, consider these smartphones on Amazon as they come with promising camera hardware aided with the right software experience.
The Galaxy A21s is a camera-centric device from Samsung that doesn’t burn a hole in the pocket but still offers a good overall package alongside a reliable quad camera setup. It has a 48MP (primary) + 8MP (wide-angle) + 2MP (depth) + 2MP (macro) sensors on the back and a 13MP front-facing camera with a punch-hole design. It has a big 6.5-inch display with HD (720 x 1600p) resolution. A 5000mAh battery powers it and it runs on Exynos 850 chipset and Android 10 on the software front. It also supports dual SIM 4G VoLTE and microSD card up to 512GB.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, as the name says, is the maxed-out Note 9 version that comes with a 64MP primary camera with ultra-wide, super macro, portrait and features like night mode, 960fps slow motion, AI scene recognition, pro colour, HDR, pro mode. It has a 32MP front camera for selfies. It has a huge 6.67-inch FHD+ display with 400 PPI pixel density and a 2.5D curved glass. On the software front, it has Android 10 OS powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core chipset. A 5020mAH battery powers the device that is claimed to offer a talk-time of 29 hours and standby time of 492 hours. It also comes with a 33W fast charger in-box, that offers speedy charging.
The Poco X2 also offers a quad rear camera – wide 64MP + macro 2MP + ultra 8MP + depth 2MP. The four lenses offer tons of photo and video modes for those who like to get creative with their camera. It comes with modes like 64MP ultra-clear mode, super night mode, AI scene detection, ultra-wide-angle, distortion correction, pro mode, portrait mode, panorama mode and slow-motion capture. On the front, it offers dual cameras in a 20+2MP setup. On the front, it has a 6.67-inch with full HD+ (2400 x 1080p) resolution, 395 PPI pixel density. Its internal memory is expandable up to 512GB via microSD card, and it also supports dual SIM with dual-standby (4G+4G). It runs Android v10 operating system with Snapdragon 730G chipset, Adreno 618 GPU. A 4500mAH battery powers the device.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 is another affordable yet well-balanced smartphone that offers a pretty versatile camera setup. It combines a 64MP primary + 8MPUltra Wide + 5MP Depth + 5MP Macro Camera. On the front, it has a 32MP selfie camera with a U-cut notch on the top of a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution. It runs Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 10. Under the hood, you get an Exynos 9611 chipset with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 512GB via microSD card) and a huge 6000mAh battery that should last more than a day.