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Best Camera Phones List | Updated 2022

With the multiple rear camera madness going on, it’s hard to select phones with the best camera. And we already have the front under-display camera madness. However, in 2022, some smartphones have managed to optimize all of these cameras in their flagship-level phones. What are these phones with the best camera in recent years, so stay with us to get to know them and their specifications!

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Phones With The Best Camera: 2022

Honor Magic4 Ultimate

Best overall camera phone

Best camera phone for video zoom

Best wide-angle camera phone

Best camera phone for color reproduction

Best camera phone for exposure

The Honor Magic4 Ultimate is currently the best overall camera phone (June 2022) thanks to each of the four cameras being super optimized with the software. These include:

  • The main camera consists of a 50 MP main wide sensor (Samsung GN2) with an f/1.6 aperture with Laser AF, IOS and PDAF
  • A 64 MP ultra-wide sensor (Omnivision OV64B) with an aperture of f/2.2.
  • a 64 MP periscope telephoto + Portrait sensor (Omnivision OV64B) with an aperture of f/3.5, f/3.5, 3.5x Optical Zoom, 100x Digital Zoom OIS)
  • A 50 MP color filter or Spectrum Enhanced camera sensor with an aperture of f/2.0
  • TOF 3D sensor

According to DXOMARK, Honor Magic4 Ultimate has the best color production (thanks to that spectrum-enhanced sensor) and exposure (lens size 1/1.12) beating the previous Mate 40 Pro+. Since, both the main and primary sensors are wide and ultra-wide, they work together to give the best wide experience in both picture and video recording. Moreover, this phone provides the best zooming capability for video recording.

In addition to that, on the front is a 12 MP ultra-wide camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and HDR, plus a TOF 3D sensor with 4K video recording at 30fps.

If you are looking for the best camera phone in overall performance, you might love this.

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Highlights:

  • The best camera configuration for the rear
  • 6.81″ Dual Edge, FHD+, OLED, 120Hz display
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 + 12GB LPDDR5 + 512GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • IP68 certification (waterproof)
  • In-screen fingerprint reader
  • 100W fast charging

Specs:

  • 163.6 x 74.7 x 11.4mm and 242 g
  • 6.81″ LTPO OLED Display, 460ppi
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 12GB RAM, 512GB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • 50 MP + 64 MP + 64 MP + 50 MP + TOF 3D rear camera and 12 MP + TOF 3D front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4600mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 100W, 100% in 30 min (advertised) + Fast wireless charging 50W + Reverse wireless charging + Reverse charging 5W
  • Android 12, Magic UI 6, Google Play Services

Price: Around 1231.06 USD / Around 1150 EUR / Around 977.60 Pounds

Honor Magic4 Pro

The slightly downgraded version of the above phone, Honor Magic4 Pro is also a spectacular phone which a much-reduced price tag. In fact, it’s one of the best price/performance phones. It consists of:

  • 50 MP main wide sensor (Sony IMX766) with an f/1.8 aperture, multi-directional PDAF, and Laser AF
  • 50 MP ultra-wide + macro sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and AF
  • 64 MP periscope telephoto +portrait lens (Omnivision OV64B) with an aperture of f/3.5, PDAF, OIS, and 3.5x optical zoom, and 100x digital zoom
  • TOF 3D sensor

In addition to that, on the front is a 12 MP ultra-wide camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and HDR, plus a TOF 3D sensor with 4K video recording at 30fps.

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Highlights:

  • 50 MP + 50 MP + 64 MP + TOF 3D rear camera
  • 6.81″ Dual Edge, FHD+, OLED, 120Hz display
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 + 12GB LPDDR5 + 512GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • In-screen fingerprint reader
  • IP68 certification (waterproof)
  • 100W fast charging
  • Better value than Magic4 Ultimate

Specs:

  • 163.6 x 74.7 x 9.1mm and 209 g
  • 6.81″ LTPO OLED Display, 460ppi
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 8GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 512GB eMMC 5.0 Storage
  • 50 MP + 50 MP + 64 MP + TOF 3D rear camera and 12 MP + TOF 3D front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4750mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 100W, 100% in 30 min (advertised) + Fast wireless charging 100W, 50% in 15 min (advertised) + Reverse wireless charging + Reverse charging 5W
  • Android 12, Magic UI 6, Google Play Services

Price: Around 1177.54 USD / Around 1100 EUR / Around 935.10 Pounds

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)

The list of best camera phones is incomplete without the mention of a phone from the Galaxy S lineup. Instead of being superior to the Snapdragon version, this year’s Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Exynos edition ties with the Snapdragon edition in terms of camera performance. The phone consists of:

  • 108 MP main wide sensor (Samsung S5KHM3) with an f/1.8 aperture, Laser AF and OIS
  • 10 MP periscope telephoto sensor (Sony IMX563) with an aperture of f/4.9, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, and 10x optical zoom
  • 10 MP telephoto + portrait lens (Sony IMX754) with an aperture of f/2.4, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, and 3x optical zoom
  • 12 MP ultra-wide lens (Sony IMX754) with an aperture of f/2.2, dual pixel PDAF, and Super Steady video mode which concurrently come with 8K video recording at 24fps.

In addition to that, on the front is a 40 MP wide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and auto-HDR with 4K video recording at 30/60fps.

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Highlights:

  • 108 MP + 10 MP + 10 MP + 12 MP quad rear camera (dual telescope lens with one of the best zooming performance
  • One of the best displays out there
  • IP68 certification
  • Tons of features (S Pen etc)
  • Exynos 2200 + LPDDR5 + 1TB UFS 3.1
  • One UI 4.1 is Android’s most secure custom ROM

Specs:

  • 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9mm and 228 g
  • 6.8″ Dual Edge, QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED, 120Hz Display, 500ppi
  • Exynos 2200, 8GB RAM, 128GB / 12GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 512GB / 12GB RAM, 1TB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • 108 MP + 10 MP + 10 MP + 12 MP quad rear and 40 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6e + Bluetooth 5.0 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 5000mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 45W + USB Power Delivery 3.0 + Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W + Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
  • Android 12, One UI 4.1

Price: Around 900 USD / Around 840.87 EUR / Around 714.70 Pounds

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon edition) is much better in terms of Soc Performance and the plus point is that it performs equally well in the camera section as well with the same configuration and optimization. This includes:

  • 108 MP main wide sensor (Samsung S5KHM3) with an f/1.8 aperture, Laser AF and OIS
  • 10 MP periscope telephoto sensor (Sony IMX563) with an aperture of f/4.9, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, and 10x optical zoom
  • 10 MP telephoto + portrait lens (Sony IMX754) with an aperture of f/2.4, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, and 3x optical zoom
  • 12 MP ultra-wide lens (Sony IMX754) with an aperture of f/2.2, dual pixel PDAF, and Super Steady video mode which concurrently come with 8K video recording at 24fps.

Even the front camera is the same, which is 40 MP wide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and auto-HDR with 4K video recording at 30/60fps.

If you get the option to select from Exynos and Snapdragon versions, always go for Snapdragon if you need the best performance.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Highlights:

  • 108 MP + 10 MP + 10 MP + 12 MP quad rear camera (dual telescope lens with one of the best zooming performance
  • One of the best displays out there
  • IP68 certification
  • Tons of features (S Pen etc)
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen1 + LPDDR5 + 1TB UFS 3.1 (Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is away better than Exynos 2200)
  • One UI 4.1 is Android’s most secure custom ROM

Specs:

  • 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9mm and 228 g
  • 6.8″ Dynamic AMOLED Display, 500ppi
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 8GB RAM, 128GB / 12GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 512GB / 12GB RAM, 1TB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • 108 MP + 10 MP + 10 MP + 12 MP quad rear and 40 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6e + Bluetooth 5.0 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 5000mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 45W + USB Power Delivery 3.0 + Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W + Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
  • Android 12, One UI 4.1

Price: Around 900 USD / Around 840.87 EUR / Around 714.70 Pounds

Xiaomi 12 Pro

Xiaomi 12 Pro is a better alternative to Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and other premium-priced phones. The phone offers S22 Ultra-level performance at a much cheaper price. It’s a triple rear camera setup including:

  • 50 MP main wide sensor (Sony IMX707) with an f/1.9 aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF, and OIS
  • 50 MP telephoto sensor (Samsung S5KJN1) with an f/1.9 aperture, PDAF, and 2x optical zoom
  • 50 MP ultra-wide sensor (Samsung S5KJN1) with an f/2.2 aperture

In addition to that, on the front is a 32 MP wide camera with an aperture of f/2.5 and HDR with 1080p video recording at 30/60fps.

Finally, no poorly configured 5MP and 8MP camera sensor crap.

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Highlights:

  • 50 MP + 50 MP + 50 MP triple rear camera
  • 120W Fast charging
  • An LPTO AMOLED, 120Hz display
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • UFS 3.1 Storage

Specs:

  • 163.6 x 74.6 x 8.2mm and 204 g
  • 6.73″ LTPO AMOLED Display, 521ppi
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 8GB RAM, 128GB / 8GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 256GB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • 50 MP + 50 MP + 50 MP triple rear and 32 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6 or 6e + Bluetooth 5.2 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4600mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 120W, 100% in 18 min (advertised) + Fast wireless charging 50W, 100% in 42 min (advertised) + Reverse wireless charging 10W + Power Delivery 3.0 + Quick Charge 4+
  • Android 12, MIUI 13

Price: Around 870 USD / Around 812.84 EUR / Around 690.88 Pounds

Phones With The Best Camera: 2021

Huawei P50 Pro

Best camera phone for zoom/telephoto

Best camera phone for portrait

Best camera phone of 2021

Best selfie camera of 2022 and 2021

If zooming in a smartphone camera is considered, the P series from Huawei is what started the telephoto camera lens. In 2021, the Huawei P50 Pro managed to position itself as the best camera phone of the year as well as the best camera phone for zooming to date. The configurations are:

  • 50 MP main wide sensor (Omnivision OV50A) with an f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, Laser AF, and OIS
  • 64 MP periscope telephoto sensor (Omnivision OV64B) with an f/3.5 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 3.5x optical zoom, and 7x lossless zoom
  • 13 MP ultra-wide sensor + macro (Omnivision OV13B10) with an f/2.2 aperture, and AF
  • 40 MP B/W ultra-wide sensor (Omnivision OV40A with an f/1.6 aperture, and AF

Due to the lenses it has, according to DXOMARK, the Huawei P50 Pro has the best camera phone for zoom/telephoto to date (June 2022), all thanks to the f/3.5 aperture and the two 3.5x and 7x zoom options it has, paying particular attention to texture and detail. Also, it gives good detail at medium and long-range tele indoors and in daylight.

In addition to that, on the front is a 13 MP wide camera with an aperture of 2.4 and HDR with 4K video recording at 30fps, which is considered to be the best selfie camera to date.

Who says Omnivision cameras are not good? Huawei just proved us wrong.

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Highlights:

  • It has one of the best rear cameras of the year
  • Comes with a unique rear camera body design
  • 6.6″ display, with a pixel density of 450ppi
  • HarmonyOS 2.0 operative system
  • Up to 512GB of internal storage
  • IP68 certification

Specs:

  • 158.8 x 72.8 x 8.5mm and 195 g
  • 6.6″ OLED Display, 450ppi
  • Snapdragon 888, 6GB RAM, 128GB / 8GB RAM, 256GB / 8GB RAM, 512GB / 12GB RAM, 512GB Storage
  • 50 MP + 64 MP + 13 MP + 40 MP quad rear and 13 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4360mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 66W + Fast wireless charging 50W
  • HarmonyOS 2.0

Price: Around 1,157.99 USD / Around 1,014.61 EUR / Around 846.76 Pounds

Google Pixel 6 Pro

Best camera phone for stabilization

The list of best camera phones will be incomplete without the mention of the Google Pixel 6 Pro. The phone features:

  • 50 MP main wide sensor (Samsung GN1) with an f/1.9 aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, and OIS
  • 48 MP telephoto sensor (Sony IMX586 Exmor RS) with an f/3.5 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 4x optical zoom
  • 12 MP ultra-wide sensor (Sony IMX386 Exmor RS) with an f/2.2 aperture

Along with the Huawei P50 Pro, the Google Pixel 6 Pro also has a title in relation to its great camera, and that is that this phone has the best camera for stabilization. According to DXOMARK, video recording with this phone is one of the best, as it is not only capable of providing high-quality video even when moving, but also provides excellent quality on stabilization artifacts such as jello effect, sharpness differences between frames, and frameshift.

In addition to that, on the front is an 11.1MP ultra-wide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and auto-HDR with 4K video recording at 30fps.

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Highlights:

  • 50 MP + 48 MP + 12 MP triple rear camera
  • Dual-LED flash
  • Google Tensor chipset
  • USB Power Delivery 3.0
  • A 6.71” display with 120Hz and HDR10+

Specs:

  • 163.9 x 75.9 x 8.9mm and 210 g
  • 6.71″ LTPO AMOLED Display, 512ppi
  • Google Tensor, 12GB RAM, 128GB / 12GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 512GB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • 50 MP + 48 MP + 12 MP triple rear and 11.1 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6e + Bluetooth 5.2 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 5003mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised) + Fast wireless charging 23W + Reverse wireless charging + USB Power Delivery 3.0
  • Android 12

Price: Around 759.99 USD / Around 669.94 EUR / Around 560.34 Pounds

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Best camera phone for video recording

As expected, Apple was also in charge of launching one of the phones with the best cameras on the market for 2021, and it is the iPhone 13 Pro, which has a triple camera configuration + a 3D sensor. Getting into details we have:

  • 12 MP main wide sensor (Sony IMX703) with an f/1.5 aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF, and sensor-shift OIS
  • 12 MP telephoto sensor (Sony IMX713) with an f/2.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 3x optical zoom
  • 12 MP ultra-wide sensor (Sony IMX772) with an f/1.8 aperture, and PDAF
  • TOF 3D LiDAR sensor

In particular, the iPhone 13 Pro stood out from its competitors for a specific point, it is about video recording. According to DXOMARK, the videos recorded with this device have superior quality, since it is capable of capturing accurate exposure and different transitions. Adding to that, it has one of the best video autofocus, refocusing smoothly when the scene is changing.

In addition to that, on the front is a 12 MP ultra-wide camera with SL 3D, an aperture of f/2.2, and auto-HDR with 4K video recording at 24/25/30/60fps.

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Highlights:

  • 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP + TOF 3D rear camera
  • Super Retina XDR OLED display
  • Apple Pay
  • Up to 1TB of internal memory
  • IP68 certification
  • MagSafe wireless charging 15W

Specs:

  • 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.7mm and 204 g
  • 6.1″ Super Retina XDR OLED Display, 460ppi
  • Apple A15 Bionic, 6GB RAM, 128GB / 6GB RAM, 256GB / 6GB RAM, 512GB / 6GB RAM, 1TB Storage
  • 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP + TOF 3D rear and 12 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 + Face ID + NFC
  • Li-Ion 3095mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging (23W, unofficial rating), 50% in 30 min (advertised) + USB Power Delivery 2.0 + MagSafe wireless charging 15W + Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
  • iOS 15, upgradable to iOS 15.2

Price: Around 999 USD / Around 880.63 EUR / Around 736.56 Pounds

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Honestly, no one deserves much more attention than the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, a phone which is still ranked at no.3 on DXOMark even after a year of its release. The phone is a perfect all-rounder based on the triple rear camera configuration. These include:

  • 50 MP main wide sensor (Samsung GN2) with an f/2.0 aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, and OIS
  • 48 MP periscope telephoto sensor (Sony IMX586 Exmor RS) with an f/4.1 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 5x optical zoom
  • 48 MP ultra-wide sensor (Sony IMX586 Exmor RS) with an f/2.2 aperture, and PDAF

In addition to that, on the front is a 20 MP ultra-wide camera with an aperture of 2.2 and HDR with 1080p video recording at 30/60fps.

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Highlights:

  • 50 MP + 48 MP + 48 MP triple rear camera + secondary AMOLED display
  • A 120Hz display with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision
  • Snapdragon 888 5G
  • 67W Fast charging
  • Beautiful built
  • Tons of features

Specs:

  • 164.3 x 74.6 x 8.4mm and 234 g
  • 6.81″ AMOLED Display, 515ppi
  • Snapdragon 888 5G, 8GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 512GB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • 50 MP + 48 MP + 48 MP triple rear and 20 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6e + Bluetooth 5.2 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 5000mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 67W, 100% in 36 min (advertised) Fast wireless charging 67W, 100% in 39 min (advertised) + Reverse wireless charging 10W + Quick Charge 4+ + Power Delivery 3.0
  • Android 11, MIUI 12.5

Price: Around 870 USD / Around 812.84 EUR / Around 690.88 Pounds

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Best camera phone for macro shots

The Oppo Find X3 Pro is the most powerful smartphone in the third generation of the Find X series, and it easily shows through its camera setup. It includes:

  • 50 MP main wide sensor (Sony IMX766) with an f/1.8 aperture, multi-directional PDAF, and OIS
  • 13 MP telephoto sensor (Samsung S5K3M5) with an f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, and 2x optical zoom
  • 50 MP ultra-wide sensor (Sony IMX766 with an f/2.2 aperture, and multi-directional PDAF
  • 3 MP microscope sensor (GalaxyCore GC5035) with an f/3.0 aperture, AF, ring flash, and 60x magnification

In addition to that, on the front is a 32 MP wide camera with an aperture of 2.6 with 1080p video recording at 30fps.

That microscopic sensor is quite unique allowing you to take one of the best macros with a 60x magnification. Your phone just became a microscope.

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Highlights:

  • 50 MP + 13 MP + 50 MP + 3 MP quad rear camera
  • Snapdragon 888 5G
  • A 2K LTPO AMOLED display with 1B colors and 120Hz refresh rate
  • 65W Fast charging
  • The ceramic version has one of the best feels

Specs:

  • 163.6 x 74 x 8.3mm and 193 g
  • 6.7″ LTPO AMOLED Display, 525ppi
  • Snapdragon 888 5G, 8GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 256GB / 16GB RAM, 512GB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • 50 MP + 13 MP + 50 MP + 3 MP quad rear and 32 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4500mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 65W, 40% in 10 min (advertised) + Fast wireless charging 30W, 100% in 80 min (advertised) + Reverse wireless charging 10W + USB Power Delivery
  • Android 11, upgradable to Android 12, ColorOS 12

Price: Around 669 USD / Around 625.05 EUR / Around 531.26 Pounds

Vivo X70 Pro+

The Vivo X70 Pro+ quickly became the main star of the X70 series, not only because of its big screen but also because of the set of cameras that it brings with it. These include:

  • 50 MP main wide sensor with an f/1.6 aperture, PDAF, Laser AF, and OIS
  • 8 MP periscope telephoto sensor with an f/3.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 5x optical zoom
  • 12 MP telephoto sensor with an f/1.6 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 2x optical zoom
  • 48 MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, AF, and gimbal OIS

In addition to that, on the front is a 32 MP wide camera with an aperture of 2.5 and HDR with 4K video recording at 30fps.

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Highlights:

  • 50 MP + 8 MP + 12 MP + 48 MP quad rear camera
  • An under-display fingerprint and optical sensor
  • Snapdragon 888+
  • Up to 512GB of internal memory
  • IP68 certification

Specs:

  • 164.5 x 75.2 x 8.9mm and 213 g
  • 6.78″ LTPO AMOLED Display, 517ppi
  • Snapdragon 888+, 8GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 1256GB 28GB / 12GB RAM, 512GB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • 50 MP + 8 MP + 12 MP + 48 MP quad rear and 32 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4500mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 55W + Fast wireless charging 50W + Reverse wireless charging + Reverse charging
  • Android 11, Funtouch OS 12 (International), OriginOS 1.0 (China)

Price: Around 944,81 USD / Around 827,82 EUR / Around 690.88 Pounds

OnePlus 9 Pro

The OnePlus 9 Pro is the most powerful variant of the OnePlus 9 series, giving users a quad-camera that includes:

  • 48 MP main wide sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, and OIS
  • 8 MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 3.3x optical zoom
  • 50 MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and AF
  • 2 MP monochrome sensor with an f/2.4 aperture

In addition to that, on the front is a 16 MP wide camera with an aperture of 2.4 and auto-HDR with 1080p video recording at 30fps.

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Highlights:

  • 48 MP + 8 MP + 50 MP + 1 MP quad rear camera
  • Comes with an LTPO Fluid2 AMOLED display
  • Can record 8K videos
  • 65W Fast charging
  • Snapdragon 888 5G

Specs:

  • 163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7mm and 197 g
  • 6.7″ LTPO Fluid2 AMOLED Display, 525ppi
  • Snapdragon 888 5G, 8GB RAM, 128GB / 8GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 256GB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • 48 MP + 8 MP + 50 MP + 1 MP quad rear and 16 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4500mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 65W, 1-100% in 29 min (advertised) + Fast wireless charging 50W, 1-100% in 43 min (advertised) + USB Power Delivery
  • Android 11, upgradable to Android 12, OxygenOS 12

Price: Around 609 USD / Around 536.84 EUR / Around 449 Pounds

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is an improved version of the iPhone 13 Pro, where not only is an improvement in internal specifications in general, but also in its cameras. These include:

  • 12 MP main wide sensor with an f/1.5 aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF, and sensor-shift OIS
  • 12 MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 3x optical zoom
  • 12 MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, and PDAF
  • TOF 3D sensor

In addition to that, on the front is a 12 MP ultra-wide camera with SL 3D, an aperture of 2.2, and auto-HDR with 4K video recording at 24/25/30/60fps.

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Highlights:

  • 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP + TOF 3D rear camera
  • Up to 1TB of internal memory
  • A Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz display
  • Apple A15 Bionic
  • An Apple GPU with 5-core graphics

Specs:

  • 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.7mm and 240 g
  • 6.7″ Super Retina XDR OLED Display, 458ppi
  • Apple A15 Bionic, 6GB RAM, 128GB / 6GB RAM, 256GB / 6GB RAM, 512GB / 6GB RAM, 1TB Storage
  • 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP + TOF 3Dtriple rear and 12 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 + Face ID + NFC
  • Li-Ion 45352mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging (27W, unofficial rating), 50% in 30 min (advertised) + USB Power Delivery 2.0 + MagSafe wireless charging 15W + Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
  • iOS 15, upgradable to iOS 15.2

Price: Around 1,099.00 USD / Around 968.78 EUR / Around 810.29 Pounds

Phones With The Best Camera: 2020

Huawei Mate 40 Pro+

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is the most powerful member of the Mate 40 series, and it brings with it an amazing 5-camera setup, which no doubt surprised users. These include:

  • 50 MP main wide sensor with an f/1.9 aperture, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, and OIS
  • 12 MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 3x optical zoom
  • 8 MP periscope telephoto sensor with an f/4.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 10x optical zoom
  • 20 MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, and PDAF
  • TOF 3D sensor

In addition to that, on the front is a 13 MP ultra-wide camera with an aperture of 2.4 and HDR, plus a TOF 3D sensor with 4K video recording at 30/60fps.

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Highlights:

  • An amazing 50 MP + 12 MP + 8 MP + 20 MP + TOF 3D rear camera
  • 94.1% screen-to-body ratio
  • SFS 1.0 memory
  • Kirin 9000 5G
  • 66W Fast charging
  • IP68 certification

Specs:                                                         

  • 162.9 x 75.5 x 8.8mm and 230 g
  • 6.76″ OLED Display, 456ppi
  • Kirin 9000 5G, 8GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 256GB SFS 1.0 Storage
  • 50 MP + 12 MP + 8 MP + 20 MP + TOF 3D rear and 13 MP + TOF 3D front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4400mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 66W + Fast wireless charging 50W + Reverse wireless charging 5W
  • Android 10, EMUI 11, no Google Play Services

Price: Around 1498.69 USD / Around 1400 EUR / Around 1190.12 Pounds

Huawei P40 Pro and Pro+

The Huawei P40 Pro is the variant that has more power in the entire P40 series, both for its processor and for its cameras, which are its strongest point. Even after 2 years of its release, the phone is able to rank at no.12 on DXOMark in rear camera rankings and 3rd in selfie camera rankings. The phone includes a triple rear camera configuration including:

  • 50 MP main wide sensor with an f/1.9 aperture, multi-directional PDAF, and OIS
  • 12 MP periscope telephoto sensor with an f/3.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 5x optical zoom
  • 40 MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, and PDAF
  • TOF 3D sensor

In addition to that, on the front is a 32 MP ultra-wide camera with IR TOF 3D, an aperture of 2.2, and HDR with 4K video recording at 30/60fps.

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Highlights:

  • 50 MP + 12 MP + 40 MP + TOF 3D rear camera
  • Infrared Face ID
  • Curved 2K
  • Under-display fingerprint reader sensors
  • Kirin 990 5G
  • One of the fastest reverse wireless charging of 27W

Specs:

  • 158.2 x 72.6 x 9mm and 209 g
  • 6.58″ OLED Display, 441ppi
  • Kirin 990 5G, 8GB RAM, 128GB / 8GB RAM, 256GB / 8GB RAM, 512GB UFS 3.0 Storage
  • 50 MP + 12 MP + 40 MP + TOF 3D triple rear and 32 MP + IR TOF 3D front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4200mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 40W + Fast wireless charging 27W + Fast reverse wireless charging 27W
  • Android 10, EMUI 10.1, no Google Play Services

Price: Around 968.88 USD / Around 854.08 EUR / Around 714.36 Pounds

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Being the version that precedes the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro features 3 equally powerful cameras. These include:

  • 50 MP main wide sensor with an f/1.9 aperture, multi-directional PDAF, and Laser AF
  • 12 MP periscope telephoto sensor with an f/3.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 5x optical zoom
  • 20 MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, and PDAF

In addition to that, on the front is a 13 MP ultra-wide camera with an aperture of 2.4 and TOF 3D, HDR, and panorama, with 4K video recording at 30fps.

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Highlights:

  • 50 MP + 12 MP + 20 MP triple rear camera
  • An innovative main camera design
  • IP68 certification
  • Up to 512GB of internal memory
  • Face ID
  • Kirin 9000 5G

Specs:

  • 162.9 x 75.5 x 9.1mm and 212 g
  • 6.76″ OLED Display, 456ppi
  • Kirin 9000 5G, 8GB RAM, 128GB / 8GB RAM, 256GB / 8GB RAM, 512GB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • 50 MP + 12 MP + 20 MP triple rear and 13 MP + TOF 3D front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4400mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 66W + Fast wireless charging 50W + Reverse wireless charging 5W
  • Android 10, EMUI 11, no Google Play Services

Price: Around 1,269.99 USD / Around 1,119.51 EUR / Around 936.36 Pounds

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is one of the most advanced variants of the entire Galaxy Note 20 series, and quite possibly it is thanks to its rear cameras. These include:

  • 108 MP main wide sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, and OIS
  • 12 MP periscope telephoto sensor with an f/3.0 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom, and 50x hybrid zoom
  • 12 MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture

In addition to that, on the front is a 10 MP ultra-wide camera with an aperture of 2.2, dual pixel PDAF, dual video call, and auto-HDR, with 4K video recording at 30/60fps.

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Highlights:

  • 108 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP triple rear camera
  • 9ms latency
  • Snapdragon 865+ (USA) / Exynos 990 (Global)
  • Adreno 650 GPU (USA) / Mali-G77 MP11 GPU (Global)
  • Samsung Pay (Visa and MasterCard certified)

Specs:

  • 164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1mm and 208 g
  • 6.9″ Dynamic AMOLED Display, 496ppi
  • Snapdragon 865+ (USA) / Exynos 990 (Global), 12GB RAM, 128GB / 8GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 512GB UFS 3.0 Storage
  • 108 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP triple rear and 10 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4500mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 25W
  • USB Power Delivery 3.0 + Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W + Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
  • Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.0

Price: Around 900 USD / Around 793.36 EUR / Around 663.57 Pounds

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra

Xiaomi decided to launch the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra as part of its 10th-anniversary celebration and would later be considered a gem, a smartphone way ahead of its time. The phone rear camera consisted of:

  • 48 MP main wide sensor with an f/1.9 aperture, PDAF, Laser AF, and OIS
  • 48 MP periscope telephoto sensor with an f/4.1 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
  • 12 MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF, and 2x optical zoom
  • 20 MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and PDAF

In addition to that, on the front is a 20 MP wide camera with an aperture of 2.3 and HDR with 1080p video recording at 30fps.

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Highlights:

  • 48 MP + 48 MP + 12 MP + 20 MP quad rear camera
  • 120W Fast charging
  • Can record 8K videos
  • Unique design
  • Snapdragon 865 5G

Specs:

  • 162.4 x 75.1 x 9.5 mm and 221.8 g
  • 6. 67″ OLED Display, 386ppi
  • Snapdragon 865 5G, 8GB RAM, 128GB / 8GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 256GB / 16GB RAM, 512GB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • 48 MP + 48 MP + 12 MP + 20 MP quad rear and 20 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4500mAh non-removable battery with     Fast charging 120W, 41% in 5 min, 100% in 23 min (advertised) + Fast wireless charging 50W, 100% in 40 mins (advertised) + Reverse wireless charging 10W + Quick Charge 5, Quick Charge 4+ + Power Delivery 3.0
  • Android 10, MIUI 12.5

Price: Around 737.26 USD / Around 650 EUR / Around 543.58 Pounds

Sony Xperia 1 II

The Sony Xperia 1 II is the second generation of the Xperia 1, which comes repowered with a new screen, processor, and set of cameras. These include:

  • 12 MP main wide sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF, and OIS
  • 12 MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 3x optical zoom
  • 12 MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and Dual Pixel PDAF
  • 0.3 MP depth TOF 3D sensor

In addition to that, on the front is an 8MP wide camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and HDR with 1080p video recording at 30fps.

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Highlights:

  • 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP + 0.3 MP TOF 3D quad rear camera
  • An OLED display with 1B colors and HDR BT.2020
  • 21W Fast charging
  • IP68 certification
  • Up to 256GB of internal memory

Specs:

  • 165.1 x 71.1 x 7.6mm and 181.4 g
  • 6.5″ OLED Display, 643ppi
  • Snapdragon 865 5G, 8GB RAM, 256GB / 12GB RAM, 256GB UFS 3.0 Storage
  • 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP + 0.3 MP TOF 3D quad rear and 8 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6+ Bluetooth 5.1 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4000mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 21W + Fast wireless charging 11W + USB Power Delivery
  • Android 10, upgradable to Android 11

Price: Around 1.049,99 USD / Around 925.71 EUR / Around 774.16 Pounds

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Samsung Galaxy S20+

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ is the largest screen variant of the Galaxy S series, plus an incredible 4-lens camera. It includes:

  • 12 MP main wide sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF, and OIS
  • 64 MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 1x optical zoom, and 3x hybrid zoom
  • 12 MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and Super Steady video
  • 0.3 MP depth TOF 3D sensor with an f/1.0 aperture

In addition to that, on the front is a 10 MP wide camera with an aperture of 2.2, dual pixel PDAF, and HDR with 4K video recording at 30/60fps.

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Highlights:

  • 12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP + 0.3 MP TOF 3D rear camera
  • A Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz display
  • Can record 8K, 1080p and 720p videos
  • Snapdragon 865 5G (USA) / Exynos 990 (Global)
  • Adreno 650 GPU (USA) / Mali-G77 MP11 (Global)
  • Samsung Pay (Visa and MasterCard certified)

Specs:

  • 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm and 186 g
  • 6.7″ Dynamic AMOLED Display, 525ppi
  • Snapdragon 865 5G (USA) / Exynos 990 (Global), 8GB RAM, 128GB UFS 3.0 Storage
  • 12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP + 0.3 MP TOF 3D rear and 10 MP front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 4500mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 25W + USB Power Delivery 3.0 + Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W + Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
  • Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.0

Price: Around 503 USD / Around 443,46 EUR / Around 370.86 Pounds

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

The iPhone 12 Pro Max, like the 13 Pro Max, has 4 camera lenses, only these have different configurations. These include:

  • 12 MP main wide sensor with an f/1.6 aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF, and sensor-shift OIS
  • 12 MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 1x optical zoom
  • 12 MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.4 aperture
  • TOF 3D sensor

In addition to that, on the front is a 12 MP wide camera with an aperture of 2.2, SL 3D, and HDR with 4K video recording at 24/30/60fps.

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Highlights:

  • 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP + TOF 3D quad rear camera
  • A Super Retina XDR OLED display
  • Apple A14 Bionic
  • IP68 certification
  • Apple Pay

Specs:

  • 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4mm and 228 g
  • 6.7″ Super Retina XDR OLED Display, 458ppi
  • Apple A14 Bionic, 6GB RAM, 128GB / 6GB RAM, 256GB / 6GB RAM, 512GB Storage
  • 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP + TOF 3D quad rear and 12 MP + SL 3D front camera
  • WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 + Fingerprint reader + NFC
  • Li-Ion 3687mAh non-removable battery with Fast charging 22W, 50% in 30 min (advertised) + USB Power Delivery 2.0 + MagSafe wireless charging 15W + Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
  • iOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 15.2

Price: Around 1.074,99 USD / Around 947.75 EUR / Around 792.59 Pounds

Changelog

This article was updated on June 16, 2022, and the following aspects were added:

  • Highlights of the phones.
  • Special phone specifications.
  • Phones added to the list 0f 2022: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos), Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon), Xiaomi 12 Pro, Honor Magic4 Ultimate, Honor Magic4 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, Oppo Find X3 Pro, Huawei Mate 40 Pro+.
  • Removed old list from 2019 and backward.

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