Cameras have evolved greatly and we’re all benefiting from it. From film cameras to basic digital cameras (do you remember when digital cameras were ~6 MP?), to sophisticated DSLRs clocking in at 40+++ MP, we’re all engaged with photography in some way or another. In an age where foodies and travelers are sweeping the web and posting “for the ‘gram” is “a thing” we aren’t surprised that mobile phone companies have upped their smartphone camera game. We’ve put together a list of the best smartphone cameras around for you to peruse.

Best Smartphone Camera: The Top Smartphone Snappers Around

In no particular order, here are our top picks for smartphone cameras. Each with its own merit, some are better for selfies, others for capturing delicious food shots with the rear-facing camera.

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Google Pixel 2 XL

  • HDR+ technology
  • machine-learning technology

Rear Camera

  • 12.2 MP
  • Autofocus with laser + dual pixel phase detection
  • Optical + electronic image stabilisation
  • f/1.8 aperture

Front-facing Camera

  • 8 MP
  • f/2.4 aperture
  • Fixed focus

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iPhone X

  • 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
  • Portrait mode
  • Dual optical image stabilization
  • Six‑element lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Live Photos with stabilization
  • Exposure control
  • Noise reduction
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

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Samsung Galaxy S9+

  • 8MP front camera
  • 12MP rear camera
  • Optical zoom at 2x
  • Digital zoom up to 10x
  • Dual Aperture adapts to bright light and super low light automatically (supports F1.5 and F2.4 modes)
  • Shoot at incredible speed: 960 frames per second
  • Motion Detection and the camera will automatically start filming at 960FPS when you need it to
  • Dual optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • Advanced bokeh effect technology

Oppo

Depending on where you’re located, you may not be familiar with the Oppo Brand. Oppo is a Chinese consumer electronics and mobile communication company. It was America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22’s official smartphone partner. They utilized the OPPO R7. OPPO boasts a range of advanced imaging functions like Super Macro, Beautify and Double Exposure and more. They have a range of mobile devices and have been pioneering selfie technology for years!

Depending on the model of phone you choose, here are some of the features popular to Oppo and their most popular models:

F7

  • 25 MP
  • AI-powered selfie

R11s

  • 20MP+16MP rear cameras
  • dual f/1.7 large aperture
  • sophisticated Bokeh effect capabilities
  • A.I. beauty recognition technology

What’s so impressive: OPPO’s dual camera upgrade. The two rear cameras in OPPO R11s are both primary cameras. One is a 16MP camera to meet the requirements of a regular portrait photo in the daytime, while the other is a 20MP camera specially designed for portrait shooting in the dark, a super powerful combination to take clear photos both in day and night.

F5 (Pictured)

  • Propelled by complex algorithms underpinning Artificial Intelligence technology
  • 20MP front camera
  • facial feature optimization technology for the optimum selfie-snapping experience
  • sophisticated Bokeh effect capabilities
  • F2.0 aperture and 1/2.8″ sensor (front camera)
  • 16MP/F1.8 aperture rear camera

The F5 is clearly optimised for selfies. Who knew selfie technology could be so robust?

R11

  • Dual 20MP cameras with enhanced bokeh effects
  • 20MP+16MP rear cameras
  • dual f/1.7 large aperture
  • 20 MP front-facing camera
  • Spectra ISP technology – the power of 10x digital zoom

No matter what your budget or smartphone camera needs are, we have something for you–at a phenomenal price. Slide over to us and see! Read more about Galaxy S8 vs iPhone8 here

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