Tech | 21 November, 2018
Everybody has a hidden photographer within. Gone are the days when not all could afford digital cameras and it was regarded as an extravagant expenditure. Today phones are used way more than just calling and messaging. Smartphones are inbuilt with cameras with amazing picture quality and numerous options. It is definitely a wakeup call for the latent photographer and means to conserve our memories.
From the thousand options available in the market, here is a list of top 10 smartphones known for their superb camera, image quality and photo editing techniques.
Launches by Google, Pixel 3 XL has tapped the smartphone market for those who require the best camera quality. It outweighs iPhone by a small margin. This Android phone has two versionsPixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Moreover, it has a reliable battery life with new features such as Night Sight for shots in low light, selfies with broad and wide angles and superresolution zoom making it the top camera smartphone in the market. With 6.3-inch display, 12.2 Megapixel primary camera, 8+ 8 Megapixel back camera it has an intelligent camera algorithm to take the best pictures.
This iOS 12 smartphones is available in three different colours, Space Grey, Silver and Gold.It has special sensors that can perform computational photography to bring in enhancements in the pictures. It takes the best natural shots with depth control mode enabling you to take photos like a professional photographer. Powered by Hexa-core Apple A12 Bionic processor, it works smoothly without hitches. The phone has 6.5-inch screen with Super AMOLED display and an amazing resolution of 1242×2688. It flaunts a dual primary camera of 12 + 12 megapixel and 7-megapixel front camera. Along with High Dynamic Range (HDR) is supports Face Detection.
Another admirable smartphone, Huwaei P20 Pro has a triple camera and is regarded as the yardstick smartphone. This smartphone has been developed in partnership with Leica and has amazing camera performance. Huawei boasts of dual primary camera of 40 + 20 + 8 Megapixel and 24-megapixel front camera. It is available in Twilight Black, Pink Gold and Midnight blue colours. It has a 4000 mAH battery to support 6.1 inch screen with 1080×2240 resolution.
Another awesome product by Apple, iPhone X like iPhone 8 plus has dual camera and takes exceptional images. Quick and beautiful, this phone has a decent battery life and works without hitches. iPhone X has a 5.8 inch super retina screen and the most durable glass ever. Inbuilt with wireless charging it is water and dust resistant. It has 12 +12 Megapixel dual primary camera and 7-megapixel front camera. It also has optical image stabilization and has a low camera aperture of 2.4.
With the most reliable camera ever, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has dual cameras with some great effects with regular shooting. It chooses vivid colours and is the best phone to shoot in low lights. Galaxy Note 9 has a variable aperture camera of 1.6 which takes astonishing shots in dim light. It comes with an upgraded S Pen with Bluetooth support and large batter. It also has Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 18:5:9 aspect ratio and 1440 x 2960 screen resolution.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ has come with an improved camera algorithm so that the phone can take some amazing pictures in dim light. It has dual pixel sensor for quick and instant focus thus improving reliability. Available in Midnight Black, Coral blue, Titanium Grey and Purple. It has 6.2-inch screen with a dual primary camera of 12 + 12 Megapixel and 8-megapixel front camera. The super AMOLED display has a resolution of 1440 x 2960 at 529 ppi with scratch resistant screen.
This LG smartphone has an ultra wide-angle camera and has least barrel distortion. Super ability to take pictures in low light its main feature is shooting cinematic videos in HDR10. A very good choice for professional photography. With 6.4 inch display, 16+ 20 Megapixel primary camera and 16 Megapixel front camera, it is one of the best choices for cinematic shoots. This android phone has 6GB RAM and 128 GB storage capacity.
One of the best bargains in the smartphone industry with a good camera is Xiaomi Mi A2. Its camera uses pixel binning to enhance details in dim light reducing the disturbances and noise. It has a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 1080 x 2160 full HD+ resolution. Its pixel density is 403 PPI. Xiaomi has many features such as eye mode, night mode, standard mode, and colour temperature adjustment. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core processor, it runs on Android 8.1.
Inbuilt with algorithms, OnePLus 6T takes better photos than the previous versions. The studio light in the portrait mode improves facial details in your portraits. Also, there is a Nightscape feature which uses Artificial Intelligence to take stable pictures in low light. Powered by Snapdragon 845 Octa-core Soc, it has Andreno 630 GPU. Backed by 3700 mAH battery, it has very sleek dimensions. It is inbuilt with numerous sensors including accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity and compass. It comes in two colours, Mirror black and midnight black colours. The oneplus 6T smartphone has 6.4” AMOLED display with 1080×2340 pixel resolution. It has 16 Megapixel selfie camera and dual rear 16 Megapixel+20 Megapixel camera.
Also known as the budget phone, Nokia 7 plus is a super smooth and fast phone. With amazing image quality from dual Zeiss lenses, it can take some astonishing and exceptional photos in low light. Nokia 7 plus has 6-inch display with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution. The phone has 12 + 112-megapixel rear camera with dual LED, dual tone flash and panorama. It is available in black copper and white copper colours.