Best mobile phones for photography

By Sudhanshu Singh | Published on 26 Jul 2020
Best mobile phones for photography

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If you are on the hunt for the best camera smartphone, there isn’t a definite contender that stands at the top in all departments. Some are good at video, some at still, while others ace in night or zoom. There are a lot of great options in the market right now. Since the smartphone cameras are evolving at a fast pace, there are more alternatives available than ever before. We compiled a list of four such smartphones that are perfect snappers if you want to spend big. These smartphones can be bought on Amazon.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 11 Pro is a compact powerhouse from Apple that performs well in most departments. It has a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with 1125 x 2436 pixels resolution and 458 PPI sharpness. The display is also HDR 10 and DolbyVision certified. But the key highlight is its camera setup that comes with three lenses – a 12MP wide+OIS optical image stabilization), 12MP ultrawide and 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. On the front, it has a 12MP wide-angle camera for selfies and video calls. It also records 4K videos at 60 frames per second for those who like to vlog. 

Huawei P30 Pro

The Huawei P30 Pro has a 32 MP f/2.0, Wide Angle Primary Camera (0.8µm pixel size) and on the rear, there's a 40MP + 20MP + 8MP camera with features like Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus. The Huawei P30 Pro features a custom 40MP camera sensor that uses a special colour filter arrangement in tandem with lenses from Leica. There is also a periscope telephoto lens with 10X hybrid zoom and there’s a ToF sensor for additional depth information. The night mode in the phone is especially adept at lighting up lowly lit scenes with sharp details and overall, the Huawei P30 Pro is an excellent camera phone to buy.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is Samsung’s best offering till date, that comes with a mighty camera setup for both videos and stills. It comes with a huge 6.9-inch QHD+ display with HDR 10+ support that comes handy as a perfect viewfinder. The rear camera setup is a combination of one 108MP primary, 48MP telephoto, 12MP ultrawide and a ToF sensor. On the front, it has a 10MP wide-angle camera. The primary camera boasts of a stupendous 100x ‘Space Zoom’ with the 108MP lens and 10x zoom using the telephoto lens. Apart from 4K at 60fps, it is claimed to record 8K video footage at 30fps. 

Oppo Find X2

The Oppo Find X2 is the company’s flagship offering that comes with top-notch specs like Snapdragon 865 chipset, which is the most powerful available on Android smartphones. The phone features a 6.7-inch QHD+resolution display that uses an AMOLED panel with a punch-hole cutout in the top corner. The screen has a 120Hz high-refresh-rate and is HDR10+ certified. It comes with a triple camera setup that consists of a primary 48MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture and OIS support, a secondary 13MP telephoto-periscope lens with f/3.0 aperture and 5x optical zoom and a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The rear cameras can shoot 4K UHD at up to 60fps backed by Electronic Image Stabilization. On the front, there’s a 32MP selfie camera housed within the punch-hole cutout. The phone is IP68 rated which makes it resistant to dust and water ingress for 1.5 meters or 30 minutes.

Sudhanshu Singh

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