Mobile photography is all the rage right now thanks to a slew of smartphones that boast of high-end sensors and other top-notch camera features. Whether you want a selfie for your social media fans or professional-grade photos for a magazine, these six smartphone snappers will certainly do a bang-up job.
#1. Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
If it were not for a series of rigorous photography paces and lighting scenario tests conducted by the guys at TechRadar, Google Pixel would have easily fallen through the cracks. With the ranks of iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Sony Xperia on the market, that doesn’t come as a huge surprise. But, it’s no longer a secret: Google Pixel 2 and its larger cousin Pixel 2 XL are the undisputed superstars of mobile photography!
Of course, there have been a few screen and weight issues reported by disgruntled users, but the two Pixel models deliver big time when it comes to high-res photos, Android experience, and exceptional battery life for whole-day mobile photography.
#2. Samsung Galaxy S8
We’ve come to expect a high level of quality and design from Samsung’s flagship Galaxy line. And S8 doesn’t disappoint — they come jam-packed with a raft of cutting-edge features. With Galaxy S9 release expected at the end of February, it’ll be not surprising if Samsung topples Google as the maker of the best camera phone.
#3. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Chiming at the third position is another model from Samsung. With Sony’s high-end IMX sensors, dual 12MP rear-facing cameras, 8MP front camera, and phase detection autofocus, you’re looking at a professional-grade camera here.
#4. iPhone X
The latest iteration of Apple’s flagship smartphone, iPhone X is perhaps the best phone you can get your hands on in 2018. Unfortunately, its camera couldn’t cut the list of the top 3 best smartphones for mobile photography. Even so, the camera phone comes with plenty of fantastic features, including superb Retina display, high-res rendering capability, 12MP front camera, 7MP front camera, autofocus, HDR, and f/1.8 aperture. Perhaps the most significant downside is that the rim scuffs easily.
#5. Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Most people in the US don’t know much about Huawei, but the Chinese smartphone maker knows how to craft a snazzy camera phone. The Mate 10 Pro, its latest model, comes with two rear cameras — 12MP and 20MP. That’s mean crisper, more vivid pictures.
#6. LG V30
Already producing professional cameras, it comes as no huge surprise that LG managed to bang out an amazing camera phone. With a dual rear camera (13MP and 16MP), laser & phase detection type autofocus, OIS capability, and a dazzling OLED display, you’ll never go wrong with LG V30 from mobile photography.