We now live in a world where a lot of things have been made better and we’re at the point where smartphones are now direct rivals to some of the world’s finest digital tools like computers and cameras. Smartphones have now become workstations and have emerged as one of the best things to ever happen to humanity even though on the downsides, they pose as much threat as the internet itself. With consistency and unending passion for evolution, smartphone brands have been able to get to the point where consistent results can be achieved with camera phones making it look as though you’ve got real digital camera right in your pocket.
That’s not to say camera phones are on the same level as digital cameras; at least not yet. The convenience of having shooter-friendly smartphones means that right on your hands; you have an amazingly powerful imaging tool with you. Smartphones like the Apple iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy S10 series or the recently launched Galaxy S20 series boast more pixels than most medium format cameras coupled with the 8k video capability which is something most traditional cameras lack.
Some of these smartphones now even serve as video-editing tools, meaning that you can create amazing videos and edit them professionally with the end product still looking like that of a real digital camera. The world is evolving and so is technology.
To make most of what’s happening in our world right now, here are the top 10 best camera phones you can buy in 2020.
10. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus features Samsung’s smart-dual aperture main camera that was first introduced on the Samsung Galaxy S9 but this time, it’s combined with a 23mm ultra-wide camera that allows you take wider shots. The versatile triple-camera also features 12MP (f/1.5-2.4) main camera and 12MP (f/2.1) telephoto, all supported by a 10MP front camera.
9. Oppo Reno 10x zoom
This phone was released by in June 2019 and yet only a few smartphones can boast of its impressive zoom function. The versatile camera features are excellent, including rear cameras of 48MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.6, OIS), 8MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2), 13MP (Telephoto, f/3.0, OIS), and a front camera of 16MP. It also features a big screen of 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8mm in dimensions which is further complimented by 256GB storage option.
8. Sony Xperia 1
Sony Xperia 1 features excellent pro video features, making it every videographer’s dream. It is the best choice for video professionals who want to try something different with smartphone videography as it is able to shoot footage at up to 21:9 for cinema style capture. The rear cameras include 12pm (f/1.6) + 12pm (f/2.4) + 12MP (f/2.4) and a front camera of 8MP. The phone also features 128GB storage option.
7. Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 features a penta-camera with 108MP sensor made by Samsung and will feature in Galaxy S20 Ultra. The phone’s camera features more pixels than unarguably any DSLR cameras, making it one of its kind. The 108MP rear camera is supported by 12+5MP telephoto, 22MP Ultra Wide and a front camera of 32MP. Although the phone is limited to just 128GB of storage but the battery life of 5260mAh is one of the best in the world.
6. Huawei P30 Pro
When it’s time for some superb low-light photography, there’s no better option than Huawei P30 Pro which was released back in April 2019. The rear cameras include 40MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.6, OIS), 20MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2), and 8MP (Telephoto, f/3.4, OIS). The rear cameras are complimented by a simple yet classic 32MP, and storage options of 128, 256, and 512GB.
5. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung is known and well-respected for producing some of the best camera phones in the smartphones market with great battery life which has gotten even better with each new releases. The rear cameras include 12MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.5, OIS), 16MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2), 12MP (Telephoto, f/2.4, OIS), ToF depth-sensing camera, and a front camera of 10MP, ToF depth-sensing camera. Storage options include 256 and 512GB which can be further expanded via an SD card slot.
4. Samsung Galaxy S20
This is the least of all the phones released as part of Samsung Galaxy S20 series but among other phones, it is still a force to reckon with as long as good camera options are concerned. Main camera includes 12MP (wide), 64MP (telephoto), and 12MP (ultrawide). The selfie camera includes 10MP (wide) and it is complimented by 128GB storage option which just like other S20 series, can be further expanded via a microSDXC.
3. Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Most people are attracted to iPhone 11 Pro Max’s triple-camera array but the honest truth is; that’s not where the vibe is. The secret of iPhone 11’s popularity lies in its image quality and usability. The phone features rear cameras of 12MP 13mm f/2.4, 12MP 26mm f/1.8, 12MP, 52mm f/2, and front camera of 12MP, f/2.2. Of course, storage is a very important thing so that you can thoroughly enjoy enough space to save your pictures and videos. The phone features 64/256/512GB, depending on your choice and budget.
2. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is part of the Galaxy S20 series that was released 6th of March, 2020. Like the other Galaxy S20 phones, S20 Plus features the new Android 10.0 and main camera that includes 12MP (wide), 64MP (telephoto), 12MP (ultrawide), and 0.3 (depth), making it one of the best camera phones in the world at the moment. The selfie camera is packed with 10MP (wide) and Dual Pixel PDAF that enables it to perform dual video call which seems to be an exciting feature. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus features 128GB storage option unlike the Ultra that has the options of 256GB and 512GB.
1. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
The newly released Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has taken the smartphone world by storm and the only thing denying it proper attention is the coronavirus pandemic which has currently put the economy on hold. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the best camera phone in the world at the moment alongside other S20 release; Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S20. The 108MP remains the best in the world and it is supported by periscope 48MP, f/3.5, 103mm (telephoto), 10x hybrid optical zoom, 12MP(f/2.2 ultrawide) and 0.3 f/1.0 (depth). The 40MP selfie camera has the ‘dual video call’ feature coupled with Auto-HDR. The storage options include 128GB/12GB RAM, 256GB/12GB RAM, and 512GB/16GB RAM.