Best camera phones 2018: Which smartphone takes the best pictures?

Best camera phones 2018: Which smartphone takes the best pictures?Want to know which Android or iOS device has the best camera? Our roundup of the best camera phones should help you to make the right choice. Whether it’s the Pixel 3 from Google or the Huawei Mate 20 Pro , we’ve tested them all in a variety of conditions. “How good is the camera?” is likely to be one of the most important questions you’ll ask yourself before you take the plunge and buy a new smartphone. And with good reason; you don’t want to be stuck with a duff snapper for 24 months. How we test smartphone cameras Putting a smartphone’s camera through its paces is a significant part of the review process here at Trusted Reviews, and each model listed below is top-class not only for taking photos but for the overall photography experience they offer. But what makes a good phone camera? Well, it certainly isn’t just megapixel count – in fact, the majority of the devices in this list don’t feature more than 12 megapixels. More important are a wide aperture, around f/ 1.8 or lower, and image stabilisation, be it optical or electronic (OIS or EIS). Other aspects such as a secondary lens for portrait photos and an impressive selfie camera will be more or less important depending on your requirements. Huawei Mate 20 Pro Pros: Great display Very fast charging Battery life is fantastic Clever extras, such as in-display fingerprint and reverse wireless charging Cons: Huawei’s software remains a weakness Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro is the pinnacle of smartphone camera hardware excellence. The company has ditched the monochrome sensor that its previous flagships used, instead opting for an ultra-wide lens in its place. The Mate 20 Pro sports an impressive Leica-branded triple camera arrangement, consisting of a 40-megapixel primary RGB sensor with an f/ 1.8 aperture, a 27mm lens and hybrid autofocus. It’s supported by a 20-megapixel 16mm ultra-wide angle snapper and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor with up to 5x hybrid lossless zoom and OIS, not to mention the phone packs a wealth of AI smarts to help enhance picture quality even further based on scene and setting. Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Pros: Fantastic, colourful display The best camera on any phone Slick version of Android Much-improved design over last year’s Pixels Cons: Scratches easily Some software bugs with the notch Battery life not as good as similarly sized rivals If Huawei’s camera hardware is at the top of its game in the smartphone space, Google’s machine learning and computational photography talents give the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL the edge in the image processing department. Both phones feature the same single 12.2-megapixel main sensor with an f/ 1.8 aperture, 28mm lens, 1.4µm pixels, OIS and dual pixel PDAF. In fact, the setup essentially reads the same as last year’s Pixels, which makes the improvements to image processing that Google has implemented this time around all the more important. These phone’s excellent auto-HDR shooting is unrivalled when […]

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