Best affordable phones that deliver great camera performance

Best affordable phones that deliver great camera performance

Not too long ago, the smartphone camera was a deciding factor for choosing flagships over mid-range or budget smartphones. However, the current crop of affordable smartphones feature highly capable snappers that can come really close to flagship level picture quality. In fact, many manufacturers use the same sensors for their budget offerings as their premium smartphones. With triple and quad camera configurations as the norm, your next smartphone can have a great camera setup without breaking the bank. Here are some of the best affordable camera smartphones available on Amazon that offer a great combination of useful features and unique specifications.

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max features a versatile quad-camera setup. The highlight of this setup is the 108MP lens that can capture high-resolution photos with a great amount of detail. Complementing this are the 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 5MP Super Macro lens for landscapes and close-ups respectively. Additionally, the 2MP depth sensor enhances the quality of portrait shots. The phone has the NightMode 2.0 feature, which can capture great shots even in low light. A 16MP front camera rounds up the arsenal of cameras on this phone with impressive selfies. You can enjoy your clicks on the 6.67 inch Super AMOLED panel that can get very bright – up to 1200 nits. Browsing through your pictures, you can even experience the smoothness of the display’s 120Hz refresh rate.  

Samsung Galaxy M51

With 128GB of internal memory that can be expanded to 512GB, your high quality captures with the Galaxy M51 can be stored easily on the phone. The M51 features a quad camera setup, made up of a 64MP main camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 12MP ultrawide camera with a 123-degree field of view, as well as a 5MP macro lens and a 5MP depth sensor. A massive battery capacity of 7000mAh can keep even the most avid shutterbugs going for many hours. If your photography kit includes other devices that need to be charged, the Galaxy M51 can help with its reverse charging feature. It can reach a full charge in 115 minutes with the included 25W fast charger. By covering 110% of the NTSC Colour Gamut, the 6.7 inch sAMOLED display helps you see a more accurate representation of your captures.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G

The OnePlus Nord CE comes with a triple camera setup that includes a 64MP main camera. This primary camera has a large f/1.79 aperture that is designed to capture more light and detail. It also features an 8MP wide and a 2MP mono sensor to complete the package. The build of the Nord CE 5G weighs just 170 grams with a thickness of 7.9mm, offering a lightweight and portable design. With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G at its core, this phone ensures that your experience is lag-free. This is further enhanced by the 8GB of RAM available. The 6.43-inch display has a PPI of 410, reproducing your clicks with crisp details.

Mi 10i 5G

The Mi 10i’s camera setup includes the Dual Video mode feature that lets you record video from the front and rear cameras simultaneously. Its quad-camera setup includes a 108MP main camera that is great at capturing colour and dynamic range. Although the 8MP ultra-wide lens has a fixed focus of infinity, it can capture good images with sufficient sharpness. The 2MP macro on the model can also capture great shots. The 120Hz display features the AdaptiveSync technology that can adjust the refresh rate between six levels to optimise battery consumption. With a maximum brightness of 450 nits, this display might not be ideal for outdoor usage. However, it does offer great durability with Gorilla Glass 5.


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