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Top 5 Smartphone Cameras

by on ‎19-08-2016 01:53 PM - last edited on ‎19-12-2016 04:45 PM by 3 Community Manager (587 Views)

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In today’s digital and mobile world, we all have the capabilities in our pocket to capture amazing photography and share it in an instant. That’s why mobile manufacturers spend a lot of time getting the camera just right. Below we’ve listed our Top 5 smartphone cameras available today.

Do you use a phone that has an awesome camera? Comment below or even post an awesome photo you’re proud of. After all it is #WorldPhotographyDay

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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Main

12MP, Apiture f.1/7

Features

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama

Video

2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.

Selfie Camera

5 MP, Auto HDR


Samsung concentrated on the internal camera processing rather than scaling up the Mega Pixels when it came to the Galaxy S7 and the Note 7 is no different. In fact Samsung scaled the camera on the S7 and Note 7 down to 12MP in comparison to the Galaxy S6’s 16MP. This strategy to focus on the camera’s processing features over resolution has really paid off with higher quality levels of sharpness, colour saturation and contrast which is evident in every snap. The Optical Image Stabilisation helps with images in low light and also helps reduce shaking in videos and capturing moving objects.


Verdict: Probably the best phone-camera on the market today.

 

Check out our full Note 7 spec review here.
Pre-order the Note 7 and get a free Gear VR, while stocks last.
 

Samsung S7 Edge and Flat

 

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Main

12MP, Apiture f.1/7

Features

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama

Video

2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.

Selfie Camera

5 MP, Auto HDR

 

Just like the Note 7, the Galaxy S7 versions boast similar features with a lot of focus on the internal image processing. The focus on the image output means that the improved contrast and sharpness is evident when you view the image on a TV or monitor, not only on the AMOLED screen. Though there seems to be some advantages that the Note 7 has over the S7 in terms of image quality, this is minimal and will likely be evened out with the next Galaxy update for the S7 bringing both phones on par in terms of camera quality.


Verdict: Awesome, a camera that will make you look like a pro on the go

 

Check out our full Samsung Galaxy S7 spec review here.
Order the Samsung Galaxy S7 today.

 

Huawei P9

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Main

12MP, Apiture f/2.2

Features

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama

Video

1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps

Selfie Camera

8 MP, Auto HDR

 

If you’re a fan of taking a selfie now and again, the P9 is the way to go. It boasts an 8MP front facing camera meaning you can get clear and sharp images. The rear camera is a ‘duo 12 megapixel’ feature co-designed with Leica. Basically a regular 12MP sensor combined with a monochrome sensor which provides great depth and contrast to the images. Leica have added their exclusive camera mode options that enhance the photo in terms of depth and colour.


Verdict: Great for capturing bright and detailed images. Also a selfie-addicts dream!

 

Read our review of the Huawei P9 here
Order the Huawei P9 today

 

Sony Xperia X

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Main

23MP, Apiture f/2.0

Features

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama

Video

1080p@30fps, 1080p@60fps

Selfie Camera

13MP

 

Another phone that would be perfect in the hands of those of you who love a good selfie now and again. The 13MP front facing camera puts it at the top in terms of selfie resolution and the rear camera boasts a whopping 23MP! If you’re looking for high resolution in your images then the Xperia X is the way to go. You can expect all the great studio features that come with Sony so you can treat and edit your images on your device, then scale it up for larger screens and watch the resolution stay perfect!


Verdict: Great choice for those photo-editing fanatics out there. Selfie-addicts won’t be disappointed with the high quality front facing camera too.

 

Read our review of the Sony Xperia X here
Order the Sony Xperia X today


HTC 10

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Main

12MP, Apiture f/1.8

Features

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama

Video

2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec

Selfie Camera

5MP, autofocus, 1080p, HDR

 

HTC upped their camera game when it came to the HTC 10. The upgrade comes in the form of the UltaPixel 2.0, which basically means that the camera sensor has been enhanced compared to previous HTC models. Their Optical Stabilisation System (OIS) helps with shaky hands and light/tone focus. The dual tone LED flash also helps with the image quality and really makes the photos pop, regardless of the natural light.


Verdict: You won’t find a better camera on the market, perhaps the S7/Note 7 are on par, but it’s a hard call. You simply can’t go wrong with the HTC 10 camera.

 

Read our full review of the HTC 10 here
Order the HTC 10 today
 

Do you use a smartphone that has an awesome camera? Comment below or even post an awesome photo you’re proud of. After all it is #WorldPhotographyDay

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