Best budget smartphones with wide-angle cameras

Best budget smartphones with wide-angle cameras

Digit Expert | 30 Jan 2020

While there are many phones launching with similar hardware specifications, the camera is one aspect that differentiates them, and consumers, of course, want the best camera experience. In terms of camera, the wide-angle lenses are the new trend and why not? They let you capture more in a single frame without forcing you to move away from the landscape. Even better if it’s affordable and fits your budget. We look at some of the best smartphones you can buy right now that offer wide-angle cameras to take in more elements in the frame. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

The Redmi Note 8 Pro sports an 8MP ultrawide camera that brings a whole different perspective to your framing of the image. You get a 119 degree field of view, much more than the standard 64MP primary camera. Speaking of which, the 64MP sensor is cutting edge and takes sharp photos, even under low light assisted by a night mode. There’s more. You get a macro camera to shoot up close to the subject, till about 2cm. Outside of the camera, the Redmi Note 8 Pro runs on the MediaTek Helio G90T which is primed for gaming, along with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Powering it all is a 4500mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. 

Samsung Galaxy M30s

The Samsung Galaxy M30s offers a triple camera setup at the back, which includes a 48MP primary camera, a 5MP depth sensor and an 8MP ultrawide camera that lets you take those sweeping landscape shots. The camera also relies on AI algorithms to improve picture quality. But a big reason to consider the Galaxy M30s is the massive 6000mAh battery inside. Otherwise, there’s the Exynos 9611 SoC along with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, and a bright AMOLED display to help you keep up with daily life. 

Realme 5 Pro

The Realme 5 Pro packs an 8MP ultrawide camera in its quad camera setup. The ultrawide camera works both in the day and in low light thanks to the night mode. It offers a wide 119 degree field of view which is good for shooting landscapes and tall buildings and monuments. There’s also a 48MP camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait photos. The photos are further enhanced by Realme’s Chroma Boost technology. The Realme 5 Pro also packs good hardware under the hood. There’s the Snapdragon 712 SoC along with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, kept powered by a 4000mAh battery. 

Vivo V17

The Vivo V17 offers a bezel-less display and a quad camera setup at the back. The camera stack includes an 8MP ultrawide camera that’s useful for shooting wide landscapes and tall monuments. The images are further enhanced by Vivo’s AI algorithms. There’s also a 48MP primary camera, a 2MP macro camera and another 2MP depth sensor. Good thing is you can also shoot videos using the ultrawide and macro cameras. There’s a Snapdragon 675 SoC that’s good for gaming on the bright AMOLED display, aided by 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and a 4500mAh battery. 

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