Best smartphones to take on a trek

Best smartphones to take on a trek

Digit Expert | 27 Dec 2019

Going for a hike? It’s difficult to lug around a bulky DSLR along with your pack, right? And by the time you set it up for the perfect shot, the moment often passes you by. That’s why having a good camera smartphone in your pocket is always a good idea. The phone also doubles up as a compass if you get lost, and a music player to keep you entertained at  the campsite. And if things get worse, smartphones can send an SOS signal to the relevant authorities. These are the smartphones that can be your best companion to keep you  entertained as well as connected when you’re out in the middle of nowhere on an adventurous. 

iPhone 11 Pro Max 

The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the best camera you can get on a smartphone. Aided by computational photography and an improved camera sensor, the iPhone 11 Pro Max takes photos that are akin to the scene you’re shooting. Apple has also packed in an added wide-angle lens along with a telephoto lens, offering a host of options for the ideal shot. And for that matter, the wide-angle camera will come very handy in a trek. The phone also comes with a long battery life and the best display, making it ideal for your entertainment needs. The iPhone 11 Pro Max is also water and dust resistant up to 1.5 meters underwater for up to 30 minutes.

Google Pixel 3 XL

The Google Pixel 3 XL makes taking good photos effortless. All you need to do is press the shutter button and the app will do the rest. The Pixel 3 XL relies on advanced AI algorithms that apply the relevant filters after the photo has been shot to make it look great. It’s also quite easy to use, thanks to stock Android and remains regularly updated. The front camera on the Pixel 3 XL offers a wide field of view allowing the entire group to fit inside the frame for the ultimate summit selfie. 

LG G8s ThinQ

The LG G8s ThinQ is built for the outdoors. It’s military-grade durable with a MIL-STD 810G protection and IP68 rated water and dust resistance. On top of that, the LG G8s ThinQ can capture true HDR videos that come out great when you watch it on an HDR display with the enhanced colours and details. LG offers a triple camera setup that is primed for video shooting. There’s a cinema mode that captures smooth frames while a dedicated night mode lets you take decent photos after dark. 

Samsung Galaxy S10+

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ offers one of the best cameras for the outdoors. It’s calibrated to take vibrant photos with excellent details. Samsung offers three lenses, a regular 12MP wide lens, along with another 16MP wide-angle lens that lets you take sweeping panoramic shots and another 12MP telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom. Together, the camera system forms a suitable companion for a trek, letting you capture wide vistas like they should be. The S10+ also lasts for a long time and offers a vivid panel for movies at  the campsite, and speakers loud enough for some great music. It’s also water and dust resistant and can survive the occasional tumble from your hands. 

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