/5 Best Camera Phones for Photography in 2018

5 Best Camera Phones for Photography in 2018

When phones were invented, nobody thought that one day there will be a camera in them. Now fast forward to 2018 and we have outstanding cameras in smartphones. We are talking about professional cameras.

The selfie craze, the overall photography capabilities have made camera such a big selling point in a phone. And many people say that buying a smartphone without a good camera is sheer stupidity. And they have a point, you need good camera smartphone to take pictures, make memories, post stuff on social media and everything.

Good camera smartphone is not only a tool for social media. These days cameras are so good that one can do professional photography or even film-making with them. If you are an amateur photographer or filmmaker, or even just an avid picture-lover, you should always have a smartphone with an excellent camera around.

We have complied a list of some smartphones cameras that we think are the best you can currently buy. So when you are looking to upgrade your phone, do keep the following five phones in mind.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus makes this list comfortably. It has an ultra-bright f/1.5 – f/2.4 aperture lens. It also features a second telephoto camera. Both the cameras have a 12-MP sensor and image stabilizer. Needless to say there is a very good auto-focus technology that is featured in the S9 Plus cameras. S9 can make high-speed video at 960 fps. It also records a 4K video at 60 fps. The still camera is equally brilliant.

Camera features at a quick glance: 12mp, f/1.5-2.4 lens, 26mm equivalent, telephoto f/2.4 lens, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 4K 60fps video, MicroSD slot, raw.

Samsung Galaxy S8

It is really not fair Samsung. You create such high-quality camera phones that the readers will think we are promoting your services. S8 features a 12-MP rear camera with dual pixel technology and a bright f/1.7 aperture. The selfie camera is 8-MP with autofocus.

In manual mode you can select ISO setting from ISO50 to ISO800.

Camera features at a quick glance: 12mp, f/1.7 lens, 26mm equivalent, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 4K video recording, MicroSD slot, raw.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

The Huawei Mate Pro 10 is a flagship phone and is huge in many ways. Apart from size and high quality display, Mate 10 Pro has a brilliant camera. Huawei consists of dual Leica f/1.6 cameras with color sensors. Both the lenses of these cameras are equal to 27mm and 35mm, meaning the results and good beyond measure, they are essentially professional cameras. The rear cam is 12MP that contains image stabilization and as well as a dual LED flash.

If you want a great camera and your primary focus is to take amazing images, then Mate 10 Pro provides the best package in relativity good pricing.

Camera features at a quick glance: Dual cameras 12mp color, 20mp black and white, f/1.6 lenses, 27mm equivalent, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 4K video recording, MicroSD slot, raw.

Google Pixel-2 XL

The Google Pixel 2 XL is Google’s perfect comeback. It bears all the marks of a perfect smartphone with great all round features including cameras. Pixel 2 uses a very clever modern technology that produces outstanding results. The output of the images is so good that you don’t notice the lack of front cam.  The Google Pixel 2 XL has a camera with jam packed features. It is not great for video making, but still images especially in portrait view is quite exceptional.

Camera features at a quick glance: 12mp f/1.8 camera, 1.4um pixels, OIS, Dual pixel autofocus, dual LED flash, HDR+ shooting, 4K/FullHD Video, water and dust resistant.

HTC U11 

The HTC U11 is a great overall smartphone with amazing results. The camera is a lot to speak of with a 12mp sensor, f/1.7 aperture lens and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). You can activate the camera by squeezing out the sides of the smartphones. The selfie camera is 16MP with 4K video recording. However the best part, and the most unique part in this list: HTC U11 is a waterproof phone that means you can take underwater snaps as well, also make cool aquatic videos.

Camera features at a quick glance: 12mp, f/1.7 lens, 26mm equivalent, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 4K video recording, MicroSD slot, raw.

Author bio: Nuur Hasan is a software developer, web developer and a technical writer with more than seven years of experience. He believes that sharing knowledge can do wonders and that is why he likes to blog. His other interests include politics and sports.