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Top Ten Best Camera Phones In January 2024, Which One Will You Choose?

In today’s era, a good camera has become one of the first factors that must be considered when buying a smartphone. Consider that not everyone carries a DSLR camera to capture their travel moments. The smartphone in hand must be equipped with an excellent imaging device to ensure the ability to capture high-quality photos on the go.

top ten best camera phones

With so many cameras on high-end smartphones, choosing one can be overwhelming. In order to facilitate identification, we draw lessons from DxOMark’s global smartphone image evaluation rankings. Let’s take a deeper look at the top 10 best camera phones out there.

Huawei Mate 60 Pro+

Huawei Huawei Mate 60 Pro+ sets a new benchmark for high-end imaging capabilities. Even without Google services, it still stands out in the smartphone world. The 6.82-inch curved OLED display has QHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The device is equipped with a triple-cluster CPU and a 24-core Mali-G710 GPU, powered by the Huawei Kirin 9000S processor for powerful performance.

In addition to the return of the Kirin chip, one of its key upgrades is its innovative camera system, which incorporates XD optical technology. The system includes a 48MP main sensor, a 48MP periscope telephoto lens (5x optical zoom), and a 40MP ultra-wide-angle lens. With a 5,000mAh battery, 88W super charging capabilities, and excellent cameras, the Mate 60 Pro+ proves to be an attractive option, especially in China where Huawei’s ecosystem is prominent.

Huawei Mate 60 Pro+ camera main specifications:

Main camera: 48 million pixels, equivalent to 24mm f/1.4 – f/4.0 lens (automatically adjustable), AF, OIS

Ultra-wide angle: 40 million pixels, 13mm equivalent f/2.2 lens, AF

Telephoto lens: 48-megapixel sensor, 90mm equivalent f/3 lens, AF, OIS

Huawei P60 Pro

Huawei P60 Pro is another imaging flagship device on Huawei’s list. It has a high-quality rear camera setup that includes a 48MP main camera, a 48MP telephoto lens, and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera.

As a result, the phone’s camera array sports a new and unique design, similar to the Koala’s stylish camera setup. It is worth noting that the 48MP sensors are all RYYB sensors, which is a feature that Huawei imaging is famous for.

The Huawei P60 Pro camera adopts an XMAGE-based imaging system and algorithm to improve colors and deliver brighter images. The overall image performance is excellent, making it ideal for shooting a variety of photos and videos in all lighting conditions, with rich image detail across all zoom ranges.

Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the device also features a curved 2K LTOP OLED display measuring 6.67 inches.

Huawei P60 Pro camera main specifications:

Main camera: 48 million pixels , f/1.4-f/4.0 , 25mm (wide angle) , PDAF, laser autofocus, OIS

Telephoto lens: 48 million pixels , f/2.1 , 90mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3.5x optical zoom

Ultra wide angle: 13 million pixels, f/2.2, 13mm (ultra wide angle), auto focus

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max is the best iPhone in terms of imaging performance that DXOMARK has tested so far. Performance on exposure is excellent, delivering excellent image and video results in a variety of shooting conditions. iPhone 15 Pro Max excels in portrait photography and videography, capturing intricate details and rendering skin tones flawlessly.

While the phone’s camera specs may not look advanced on paper compared to some competing devices, Apple’s engineers have managed to improve where it matters. Like last year’s iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, the Quad-Bayer image sensor improves image quality and supports seamless zoom up to 2x.

The dedicated 5x telephoto lens on iPhone 15 Pro Max enables better image quality and longer telephoto zoom ratios, surpassing its predecessor to become the top smartphone for recording video.

iPhone 15 Pro Max camera main specifications:

Main camera: 48-megapixel sensor, 2.44-micron pixels, 24mm equivalent f/1.78 lens, full-pixel dual-core phase detection autofocus, OIS

Ultra-wide angle: 12-megapixel sensor, f/2.2 lens, 13mm equivalent, full-pixel dual-core phase detection autofocus

Telephoto: 12-megapixel sensor, 1.12-micron pixels, 120mm equivalent f/2.8 lens, full-pixel dual-core phase detection autofocus

A17 bionic chip

Apple iPhone 15 Pro

Since the 15 Pro and Pro Max use the same Quad-Bayer image sensor for the main camera and chipset, the still image and video quality of the two models are very similar.

However, the two devices use different telephoto cameras, so it’s no surprise that telephoto zoom performance differs. Pro Max uses a 5x periscope design, and Pro is equipped with a more traditional 3x telephoto camera. Although the telephoto zoom performance of the two at close range is very similar, Pro performs better at mid-range telephoto, while Pro Max Best for telephoto shooting at long distances. Overall, the 15 Pro scores slightly lower than the 15 Pro Max in the zoom category.

iPhone 15 Pro camera main specifications:

Main camera: 48-megapixel sensor, 2.44-micron four-in-one pixels, 24mm equivalent f/1.78 lens, full-pixel dual-core phase detection autofocus, OIS

Ultra-wide angle: 12-megapixel sensor, f/2.2 lens, 13mm equivalent, full-pixel dual-core phase detection autofocus

Telephoto: 12-megapixel sensor, 1.0 micron pixels, 77mm f/2.8 equivalent lens

A17 Pro Bionic Chip

Google Pixel 8 Pro

The Pixel 8 Pro received a top score in the wide-angle category thanks to significant hardware upgrades and improved tuning of the ultra-wide-angle camera module. Images taken with the ultra-wide-angle module maintain a high level of image quality in low-light conditions, with a very good texture/noise trade-off.

The Pixel 8 Pro features a new 48-megapixel 1/1.73-inch image sensor, and all camera modules benefit from improved light-gathering capabilities, but the new phone suffers from performance issues compared to the Pixel 7 Pro (12-megapixel 1/2.86-inch). The jump is most noticeable at ultra-wide, making it the most powerful ultra-wide camera we’ve tested to date.

Google Pixel 8 Pro camera key specifications:

Main camera: 50-megapixel 1/1.31-inch sensor, 1.2 micron pixels, f/1.68 lens, OctaPD, OIS

Ultra-wide angle: 48-megapixel sensor, 0.8-micron pixels, f/1.95 lens, Quad PDAF

Telephoto: 48-megapixel sensor, 0.7-micron pixels, f/2.8 lens, Quad PD

Multi-zone LDAF sensor

Oppo Find X6 Pro

The latest OPPO flagship uses large image sensors in all camera modules, which helps achieve excellent texture effects and noise performance in photos, zoom, bokeh and video. In our tests, the Find X6 Pro retained very good detail and very little noise, making the phone the best smartphone to date in terms of the texture/noise tradeoff.

This phone is an excellent choice for photographers who want to capture landscapes and portraits with rich natural detail in all lighting conditions.

OPPO Find X6 Pro camera main specifications:

Main camera: 50-megapixel 1-inch sensor, 23mm equivalent f/1.8 lens, OIS

Ultra-wide angle: 50-megapixel 1/1.56-inch sensor, equivalent focal length 15mm f/2.2 lens

Telephoto: 50-megapixel 1/1.56-inch sensor, equivalent focal length 65mm f/2.6 lens

Video: Recording up to 4K resolution at 60fps (test settings: 4K/30fps)

Honor Magic5 Pro

Honor Magic5 Pro achieved an overall score of 152 points in the DXOMARK Camera test. It uses extremely fast shutter speeds to freeze moving subjects while retaining excellent details and low noise levels. The phone’s zoom performance is also excellent, improving on previous models at all zoom settings.

Honor Magic5 Pro camera main specifications:

Main camera: 5000-pixel 1/1.12-inch sensor, f/1.6 lens, autofocus, OIS

Ultra-wide angle: 50-megapixel sensor, f/2.0 lens, 122° viewing angle

Telephoto: 50-megapixel sensor, f/3.0 lens, 3.5x telephoto lens, OIS

Video: Resolution up to 4K at 60 fps

Oppo Find X6

While the sensor in the Find X6’s main module is smaller than in the Pro model and other flagship devices, it achieves an excellent texture/noise trade-off in photos and videos. The telephoto zoom hardware is the same as the Find X6 Pro, which combined with an excellent software solution resulted in an excellent zoom user experience in testing.

Overall, the best thing about this camera is that it doesn’t have any serious drawbacks, making it an excellent choice for smartphone imaging.

OPPO Find X6 camera main specifications:

Main camera: 50-megapixel 1/1.56-inch sensor, 1 micron pixels, 24mm equivalent f/1.88 lens, autofocus, OIS

Ultra-wide angle: 50-megapixel 1/2.8-inch sensor, 0.64 micron pixels, 15 mm equivalent, f/2.05 lens, AF

Telephoto: 50-megapixel 1/1.56-inch sensor, 1 micron pixels, 65mm equivalent f/2.6 lens, autofocus, OIS

Vivo X100 Pro

The overall zoom performance of Vivo X100 Pro is excellent, and the telephoto performance is among the best among similar products. Skin tones are rendered accurately and delicately when taking portraits of friends and family. It performs well in low-light environments, with good facial exposure, clear details, and excellent video detail processing.

Vivo X100 Pro camera main specifications:

Wide angle: 50 million pixels, f/1.8
Ultra wide angle: 50 million pixels, f/2
Telephoto lens: 50 million pixels, f/2.5

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

The Huawei Mate 50 Pro performs well in terms of exposure, focus, and texture/noise. The innovative variable aperture optimizes the depth of field in the scene and helps improve autofocus performance. Variable aperture is particularly useful when shooting images such as group portraits. Because depth of field decreases as smartphone image sensors get larger, it’s more difficult to keep all subjects in focus if they’re not in the same focal plane.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro uses an embedded aperture that can be adjusted from f/1.4 to f/4.0, so the camera can prioritize light intake (in low light) according to the needs of the scene, extending the depth of field to the maximum, or in Choose a more balanced approach between the two poles.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro camera main specifications:

Main camera: 50-megapixel sensor, 24mm equivalent f/1.4 – f/4.0 variable aperture lens, OIS

Ultra-wide angle: 13-megapixel sensor, equivalent to 13mm f/2.2 lens

Telephoto: 64-megapixel sensor, 90mm equivalent f/3.5 lens, OIS

Through the introduction of the imaging aspects of the top ten smartphones, I believe you can make an informed decision to choose a camera phone that meets your specific photography and video needs. Which one will you choose?

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