Nowadays everyone can become a photographer. With many self-proclaimed top of the line phone cameras, one might think which are the best. Here are the top ten rear camera smartphones.
Rear Camera Smartphones
Apple iPhone 8
How can a top smartphone camera article start without the iPhone 8? One of the most famous and most used smartphone camera, the iPhone 8’s camera is truly mind-blowing. Photos taken from the single 12-megapixel optically stabilized f/1.8 camera look great. There is a lot more saturation in the pictures than seen on previous iPhones. The pictures taken by the iPhone 8 are also more natural and life-like too. Apple also claims that the camera has ‘deeper pixels’ inbuilt into the camera, and seems like it’s true. With the now auto-HDR mode, the camera does a great job of leveling out exposure. Beautiful landscape photos can be taken with the camera too, because of this feature.
Samsung Galaxy S9+
The Samsung S9+ heavily advertised it’s brand new camera. In its own words, the phone called it the “reimagined” camera. The S9+ features a dual pixel 12MP sensor with Optical Image Stabilization. The camera does especially well in low light too. The S9+’s rear camera produces some amazing photos, in almost any lighting condition. The phone’s camera does well in four main categories. Color, clarity, exposure and user experience. The camera adjusts itself automatically according to the lightening, thus bringing out some crisp and good looking pictures. But also due to this, few pictures seem to have created a hue, thus not bringing out the true lighting condition of the photos. Overall, the Galaxy S9+’s camera is one of the smartest cameras.
Sony has remained mostly silent when coming to smartphone designs for a while now, but it has been consistent about one thing. The camera. And Sony has definitely worked hard with the camera in the XZ1. In the rear, the Sony XZ1 has a high-resolution 19-megapixel camera with a ½.3-inch Exmor RS for mobile photography. On the front, the phone is offering 13 megapixels on a ⅓.06-inch Exmor RS sensor. Photos taken on the Sony XZ1 are crisp, sharp, and very lifelike. Sony now also includes some gorgeous 4K video recording and also a super-slow-motion video at 960fps. Pictures are very easy to be clicked due to the easy interface, and accessing the various options is easy too. When coming to the software, Sony has assured regular camera updates.
LG V30 Plus
The LG V30 is one of the more impressive cameras of the lot. The LG V30 features a dual camera that has a 16-megapixel and 13-megapixel camera. This dual camera setup thus allows the LG V30 Plus to take gorgeous photos. Photos clicked with the phone’s camera are bright, sharp and with heavily reduced noise too. Even in extreme low-light conditions, the phone is able to take clear, well-lit photographs. Photos are not too bright or too dull, and so the photos look well lit and not at all artificial. The camera also manages to add up enough detail in pictures, and that is credited to the amount of sharpness found in the pictures.
Google Pixel 2 XL
Though this is only Google’s second phone, one cannot mention a top camera article without mentioning the Google Pixel 2 XL. This phone with the remarkable camera does the job for two. Instead of bringing in two cameras, Google decided to go ahead and make a single camera do the work for two. And it in no way undermines the quality of pictures taken with the photograph. Though on paper, the 12-megapixel camera sounds too mundane, the pictures are top-notch. May it be the software or the hardware, the camera quality has multiplied many times. This version of the pixel especially has the capability for stabilizing the camera for less shaky shots, widening the aperture and also improving the processing. The Google Pixel 2 XL does way better than all the other flagships and does it effortlessly.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Note 8 has a dual camera setup of the main camera that is 12MP, and also a secondary camera that is another 12MP sensor that is coupled with a zoomed lens. The main camera produces some gorgeous looking shots that are clear, detailed and also colorful. The Note 8’s camera can capture some professional shots, and also has settings that can be adjusted, even to the most precise detail. The first and main sensor captures sharp pictures while the second sensor has double the focal length of the main sensor. That allows the user to zoom on a subject and even though it might be far, you will get a clear image.
HTC has pulled off quite a performance when coming to the HTC U11. The 12MP camera, though it takes good photos, is a bit off when coming to low-light pictures. Though the specs should support some good low light photographs, the camera s not up to mark when coming to that area. The camera can capture some good looking videos with a very high quality. The phone is also capable of capturing 3D sound too. The HTC U11 camera is good, but not great. It is the camera you would need if you want to take some good Instagram-worthy shots, but not beyond that.
The Vivo V9’s camera is clearly selfie oriented. The front camera is a 24-megapixel sensor while the rear dual camera setup is 16MP+5MP. The front camera is pumped with a ton of features, and few of them are even powered by AI. Selfies clicked by the front camera are clear and sharp. The many added features that are very similar to the iPhone X also make it one of the better front cameras in the market. The rear camera takes some really impressive shots outdoors but leaves a lot to ask when coming to indoor or low-light photography. The difference between the quality can be seen clearly, and they are a huge let-down. One can only hope that an update is coming soon that can fix the problem.
Honor View 10
The Honor View 10 is all about the camera. In fact, the name in itself identifies it. On the rear sits a dual camera setup of 16MP+20MP. This high-resolution setup is capable of taking some amazing and clear pictures with no shutter lag at all. While the primary camera just clicks the pictures, the secondary camera is used for zoom and can even zoom at 2x. Though the cameras are great, getting the right focus can be a bit tricky, but except for that, the camera is fine. But coming to hardware, the camera looks like bugs eyes, and pop out of the body. This thus causes many scratches on the lens after a while. But the software is capable of adding various features and software updates that enhance the overall functioning of the camera.
The Moto X4 has a dual camera setup with a difference. The secondary camera is an ultra wide one and can shoot portraits with a blurred background. The primary camera of the Moto X4 is 12MP while the second is 8MP. But combine the two together, and you have a wide-angle frame that can capture some really good looking and sharp portraits, and also some gorgeous landscape photos.
Though the hardware is impressive, the camera lacks a few extra features when coming to the software. The software is simple and mundane, with no bells and whistles. There is just one professional mode to play with, but that’s it. The camera can be used for pictures when they need that extra depth, and the subject can easily be distinguished and will stand out when taken with the camera.