Smartphones continue to evolve to this day, with more features available, including an updated camera. Many consumers prioritize camera quality and consider it to be a major factor when purchasing a new one. With so many options on the market, it is easy to become overwhelmed and overlook some of the best smartphones with good cameras. If you are one of them, keep reading to find out more about the five phones you should consider buying this year.
1. iPhone 13 Pro Max
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is a big smartphone with a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz that is ideal for gaming as well as watching movies and TV shows. With an A15 Bionic chip and 6GB of RAM, it is no surprise that the iPhone performs excellently. For a better experience, you can choose from a variety of storage options ranging from 128GB to 1TB. The battery life is impressive as well, with a Li-Ion 4352 mAh battery allowing for over two days of continuous usage.
The camera technology has been improved over the previous version now that macro photography is possible. Aside from the improved optical zoom to 3X, the new Photographic Styles feature and Cinematic mode, will excite users for much better photography. If you need more reasons, an enhanced Portrait mode and the return of ProRAW are the reasons why this is one of the best smartphones on the market. The iPhone 13 Pro Max may be pricey but rest assured that it is the best in its series.
2. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung’s flagship, with a 6.8-inch AMOLED display that is exceptionally bright and has rich, vibrant colors. It features a great processor, with options such as the Exynos 2100 or Snapdragon 888 that can handle graphically demanding games at Quad HD+ resolution. Aside from that, the 5,000mAh battery capacity is identical to the Galaxy S20 Ultra, and it easily lasts more than a full day of heavy to moderate usage. The innovative design further elevates the smartphone’s beauty by masking the camera bulge with a contour-cut design.
In terms of cameras, the Galaxy S21 Ultra features four rear cameras and one selfie camera with a resolution of 40MP. You will get lenses such as wide-angle, ultra-wide, and telephoto. There are two Telephoto lenses, one with 3x optical zoom and the other with an amazing 10x optical zoom. If you are not into that stuff, do not worry because the standard camera looks just as good. There is no excuse not to buy this smartphone with new camera modes including Director’s view, which allows you to take video with both the front and rear cameras at the same time.
3. Vivo X70 Pro Plus
The Vivo X70 Pro Plus is a strong contender against the other high-end flagships. It has a huge improvement over its predecessor with 6.78 inches LTPO AMOLED display and processors such as the Snapdragon 888. It also includes 8GB and 12GB of RAM, as well as 256GB and 512GB of internal storage, allowing you to store everything you need. With its 4500 mAh battery and quick charging technology, the X70 Pro Plus can last for more than 13 hours of use. Unlike its predecessor, the X70 Pro Plus has premium features, such as a QHD+ screen and IP68 dust and water resistance.
The biggest selling point, however, is its camera quality, which is comparable to the X60 Pro Plus. The Vivo phone has four cameras on the rear, including lenses such as wide-angle, ultra-wide angle, and telephoto. What is more interesting is the ultra-wide-angle camera is equipped with a gimbal, which is used to steady both still photos and video as you capture them. The cameras also have standard functions such as autofocus and optical image stabilization but with 32-MP front cameras, you will never get tired of taking selfies and capturing special moments.
4. Google Pixel 6 Pro
The Google Pixel 6 Pro smartphone was launched just a week ago, and it has a 6.70-inch touchscreen display with 128GB of internal storage. It is packed with an octa-core Google Tensor processor and 12GB of RAM. The smartphone, which runs Android 12, is powered by a 5003 mAh battery and is not only wireless charging ready, but also proprietary fast charging. This smartphone is dust and water-resistant, with an IP68 classification. Instead of the usual finishes, this smartphone has a unique design with the camera visor on the rear popping out.
The camera is one of the most anticipated features, and it did not disappoint with the triple camera setup on the rear. It has a wide lens, an ultra-wide lens, and, of course, telephoto lenses. All these lenses produce excellent photographs in both normal and low light conditions. The good news is that the Pixel 6 Pro includes a Magic Eraser tool, which can be used to eliminate any unwanted object from images. Other apps include Motion mode for long exposure photographs and Real Tone, which captures the skin tones of people of color more precisely. These stunning settings will undoubtedly make the entire phone worth a try.
5. Sony Xperia 1 III
The Sony Xperia 1 III is the company’s current flagship phone, sporting a 6.50-inch 4K HDR OLED 120Hz display and a Snapdragon 888 processor. It is powered by Android 11 and has a total of 12GB of RAM. The phone’s 4500 mAh battery allows it to last an entire day on a single full charge, and it supports both wireless charging and proprietary fast charging. If 256GB of internal storage is not enough for you, you can always upgrade it via a microSD card up to 1TB. Not to mention the phone’s dust and water resistance, having an IP68 rating.
The latest Xperia phone offers three 12-megapixel rear cameras, all at different focal lengths. All these lenses have a sensor with dual phase-detection autofocus. The telephoto lenses, though, are the most exciting feature which can be adjusted between 70mm and 105mm focal lengths with the press of a button. There are also Photo Pro apps with a new Basic mode and Cinema Pro apps for full manual control over effects such as exposure and focus. Sony may not be one of the famous tech giants, but the Sony Xperia 1 III is the one to look for.