The Best Camera Phones This Year and Why

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Smartphones have taken over the market by storm over the last few years. Companies are competing to produce the best phones that will sell fast and increase their revenues. In this era of social media, a phone camera is one of the main considerations by the manufacturers. After surveying the market, the manufacturers have discovered that many customers have been buying phones due to the quality of the camera.

This has made it possible for people to share quality videos and pictures online across the various social media platforms. In most cases, the price of the phone is relative to the quality of the camera. A survey on various phones has shown the best camera phones available in the market in 2017.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus is the first phone to be manufactured by Apple with dual cameras on the back. The cameras have 12MP snappers which are located on the phone’s round bump to aid in clarity of videos and pictures. Although the two cameras have the same megapixel rating, their functionality is different.


One camera has a wider field of view than the other, giving the user the ability to zoom by switching between the two cameras to capture a clear image while the background is blurred. Some of the notable properties of this phone’s camera are:

  • Quad-LED dual-tone flash
  • Phase detection autofocus
  • Front camera: 7MP, 28mm, f/2.2
  • 12MP 1/3-inch, 28mm, f/1.8 and 12MP 1/3.6-inch, 56mm, f/2.8
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, 1080 x 1920, 401ppi

Google Pixel XL

Google has introduced a new phone in the market which has a superior camera as compared to the recent models. The company has introduced the Pixel and Pixel XL which Google seemed to have put more emphasis on their cameras. The Pixel XL portrays high camera quality of the two phones with its 5.5-inch QHD display which provides a higher and larger view-field resolution. Some of the notable features of this phone are:

  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display, 1440 x 2560, 534ppi
  • Front camera: 8MP, f/2.4
  • Dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • Electronic image stabilization
  • 12.3MP 1/2.3-inch, f/2.0
  • Phase detection and laser autofocus

HTC 10

HTC has continued to be on top of the market with its quality phone production both in functionality and their camera quality. The HTC 10 has integrated a dual camera with the camera app making it one of the best camera phones to take stunning shots. Some of the features that make the phone’s camera one of the superior types in the market are:

  • Laser autofocus
  • 12MP 1/2.3-inch, 26mm, f/1.8
  • 5.2-inch LCD display, 1440 x 2560, 565ppi
  • Dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Front camera: 5MP, 23mm, f/1.8, OIS
  • Native raw capture

Camera phone comparison

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is one of the leading phones in functionality at the moment. This phone’s camera will give you a breathtaking experience in capturing the memorable moments. The large screen aids the user in getting even the minute details while focusing on an object. It is also a great phone to use when taking fast moving objects which are made possible by its fast display cameras. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge boasts some of the greatest features of the camera phone.

  • 12MP 1/2.5-inch, 26mm, f/1.7
  • Native raw capture
  • Phase detection autofocus
  • Front camera: 5MP, 22mm, f/1.7
  • Optical image stabilization
  • LED flash
  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display, 1440 x 2560, 534ppi

Huawei P9

The Huawei P9 boasts of two cameras located on its back which is similar in functionality to the iPhone 7 Plus. One of the cameras is has a black and white lens while the other one is full-colour RGB. This is essential as the black and white lens sucks in the extra light and works at the same time with the coloured lens.

The camera is co-engineered with the Leica, the camera giant, to offer top of the brand camera phone. The Huawei P9 phone has some of the unique features of a high-end camera phone.

  • Dual 12MP, 27mm, f/2.2
  • Front camera: 8MP, f/2.4
  • Phase detection autofocus
  • Native raw capture
  • 5.2-inch LCD display, 1080 x 1920, 423ppi
  • Dual-LED dual-tone flash

Vishal Gaikar

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