Just a week ago my new Xiaomi Mi A1 arrived, and the truth is that it takes some terrifying photos. Accustomed to smartphones with more normal lenses, this has been a considerable improvement. Which made me wonder: why don't you post with the mobiles with the best camera of the moment? Good idea!
Usually I always talk about mid-range phones, so this is a good time to touch the sky and put on our long teeth. As you can imagine, here comes the heavy artillery of the top manufacturers on the planet. So put on some good sunglasses if you don't want to be dazzled by these little jewels.
The 10 phones with the best camera of 2018
It should be clarified that, when talking about mobiles with a better camera, we not only have to look at the lens or the software that the manufacturer uses to process the images. We also have to take into account other aspects:
- Battery: If we are to take a lot of photos on our trips or days off, we will need a mobile that in addition to a good camera has a considerable battery.
- Screen: If we do not work with the images on a PC or want to print them, and usually what we do is upload the photos directly to the RRSS, we will need a decent screen. For that, the best are OLED screen phones.
With that said, we get started. The list is divided into 2 parts. One, with the high-end with the best camera on the market, and another dedicated to the best mid-range to take photos.
The high-end smartphones with the best cameras of the moment
We started with the crème de la crème. The best mobiles (and the most expensive ones too) that we can buy in the store to take good photos as God intended.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The Galaxy S9 Plus is the mobile with the best camera of the moment. It offers very good results in all sections: it includes the new Dual Aperture Technology, 12MP + 12MP dual sensor on the back and the ability to record video in slow motion at 240 fps (1080p).
The dual aperture is a real highlight, since it allows you to play with an aperture that goes from f / 1.5 to f / 2.4. In this way, the lens can calibrate between f / 1.5 for low light environments, and f / 2.4 to reduce overexposure in bright environments.
On top of that, we have the always grateful effect bokeh of blur, and a software that in automatic mode takes care of practically everything important. The first mobile to incorporate a camera with f / 1.5 and a beast when it comes to mobile photography.
Amazon | See Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei has always found itself in the photographic Olympus thanks to its collaboration with Leica (a leading optical manufacturer in the sector). With the Huawei P20 Pro they have surprised friends and strangers with a powerful combination of front camera + triple rear camera.
On the one hand, we have a 24MP selfie camera on the front, and on the other, a 40MP + 20MP + 8MP triple rear camera. If we add up all the sensors, we get the insane figure of 92 megapixels. Let's see who's coughing Huawei now.
The rear sensors have an aperture of f / 1.8, f / 1.6 and f / 2.4 respectively. 40MP main lens is accompanied by a 20MP black and white lens, which helps improve image processing, eliminating noise and expanding dynamic range. The third 8MP lens is suitable for zooming up to 3X no need to activate digital zoom. A marvel.
Amazon | See Huawei P20 Pro
Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
The third in contention is Google's Pixel 2. Considered by many the best mobile to take photos, although it has a single lens on its back. Offers very good results in dimly lit environments and in the selfies it stands out remarkably.
It has a portrait mode very similar to that of the iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8, with those blurred backgrounds, and the best thing is that with the front camera it offers very similar results. Both the Pixel 2 and the XL model are the first Google phones to feature the Pixel Visual Core, a purpose-built processor to improve HDR + rendering Of the photos.
Its rear camera is 12.2MP with f / 1.8 aperture and the front one has 8MP, with laser autofocus and phase detection.
Amazon | See Google Pixel 2
The iPhone X's camera is the best we've seen on iOS so far. It is very similar to the Pixel 2, but stands out especially when it comes to its 2X optical zoom. This allows the iPhone to enlarge the image without losing detail or definition. All thanks to its 2 rear lenses: a 12MP wide-angle sensor and a 12MP lens with telephoto function.
It also has the famous portrait mode to add lighting and blur effects. Feature that also carries over to the selfie camera, thanks to technology TrueDepth available on the front lens.
Amazon | See iPhone X
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The camera on the Galaxy Note 8 is amazing. Not only for the speed when making the capture: whenever you shoot the image comes out sharp and without noise. In addition, it has a more than resistant battery and an excellent Super AMOLED screen to be able to shoot photos all day without problems.
The Note 8 has a 12MP + 12MP dual rear camera with f / 1.7 and f / 2.4 apertures and phase detection autofocus, along with an 8MP front lens. It complies with note in everything that should be expected from a high-end mobile.
Amazon | See Samsung Galaxy Note 8
LG G7 ThinQ
LG's G7 ThinQ is the mobile that makes the best use of artificial intelligence. It has an 8MP front camera and a 16MP + 16MP dual rear camera (f / 1.6 and f / 1.9) that uses object recognition to improve its configuration.
Its AI-powered cameras are capable of recognizing up to 18 different scenarios - food, flowers, people, etc. - to adjust accordingly and take the best possible photo.
LG also worked with Google to include 32 commands in the Google Assistant specifically designed for this phone. Many of them related to the camera, thus offering the option to open the AI camera or take a selfie, through a simple voice command.
Amazon | See LG G7 ThinQ
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
The Mi Mix 2S, in addition to be a high-end with one of the best value for money of the moment, equip the best Xiaomi camera to date.
On the back we find a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with f / 1.8 aperture, wide angle lens, Dual Pixel AF and 1 µm pixel size. The second rear lens is a 12MP Samsung S5K3M3 with f / 2.4 aperture, telephoto lens and a pixel size of 1 µm.
A rear camera with 2x optical zoom function, 4-axis optical stabilizer, smart scene selector and portrait mode, among other features. Not bad at all, no.
The selfie area mounts a single 5MP lens with f / 2.0 aperture and a pixel size of 1.12 µm. According to the specialized medium DxOMark, the seventh best camera of 2018 with 97 points.
Amazon | See Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
The mid-range mobiles with the best camera in 2018
As you can see, the best positions are occupied by phones that do not fall below 500-600 euros. Not all of us have a budget of that caliber to spend on a smartphone. In the mid-range we can also find more than interesting cameras.
Huawei Honor 7
Huawei's Honor series in the mid-range also sports a competent photographic section. For 200 euros we can get an Honor 7X, a terminal with a 16MP + 2MP rear camera with f / 2.2 aperture and an 8MP front camera with 1080p video recording at 30fps that offers very good results.
Amazon | See Huawei Honor 7X
Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi has just presented the successor to the Xiaomi Mi A1, a terminal that stands out, among other things, for its camera. It seems that the guys at Xiaomi have done their homework, and for this Mi A2 they have reinforced the photographic section to obtain even better results.
For the selfie zone, Xiaomi has opted for one 20MP large pixel 2μm lens made by Sony (IMX376) with AI for portrait mode (AI Intelligent Beauty 4.0). The rear camera is made up of 2 lenses: 12MP + 20MP with f / 1.75 aperture manufactured by Sony (IMX486 Exmor RS) with a pixel size of 1,250 µm, Dual LED flash and autofocus.
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Motorola Moto G6
Another one that always comes out in the pools of the best cameras in the mid-range is Motorola's Moto G6. It has a 12MP + 5MP rear lens with f / 2.0 aperture and an 8MP front lens. If we get it at a good price, it can be a very attractive bet.
Amazon | See Motorola Moto G6
And well, this has been it. The truth is that it is not easy to make these types of lists, since you always leave many names in the pipeline (Sony Xperia, Asus and many others). If you have your favorite, don't hesitate to recommend it in the comments area!You have Telegram installed? Receive the best post of each day on our channel. Or if you prefer, find out everything from our Facebook page.