One popular phone function commonly checked out by customers before buying a phone is its camera specs. In an era where taking photos is a mainstream, whether for professional photography or for their instagram feed, having a good camera is a must. Though for those who work full-time in photography, having the best camera is important, great phone cameras have undeniably taken some of their attention still. Apple, Huawei, and Samsung are three brand manufacturers which are currently topping the game in this industry. Let’s take a look at the top 10 camera phones in 2019.
1) Google Pixel 3
Released on November 2018, Google relaunched its mobile phones under Pixel moniker. With a rear camera of 12.2MP, Front camera of 8MP, OIS, Rear camera aperture of f/1.8, and Phase detection and laser Autofocus type, google released Google Pixel 3. The model weighs 148g, dimensions of 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9mm, and storage capacity of 64/128GB. The phone is said to have an incredible main sensor and superb software. Photos are sharper and brighter resulting to a more detailed shot compared to its other brand and model competitors.
2) Huawei P30 Pro
Released last March 2019, Huawei launched its pride: Huawei P30 Pro with a 40MP + 20MP + 8MP + ToF rear camera and 32MP Front Camera. It has Rear camera aperture of f/1.6, f/2.2, f/3.4 and OIS. The model weighs 192g, dimensions of 158 x 73.4 x 8.4mm and battery size of 4200mAh. With its main camera’s ability, Huawei P30 Pro has been catching up fast with Apple and Samsung. The combined 68MP camera brilliantly combines with excellent image processing, noise reduction, and superzoom. The extra ToF(Time of Flight) also adds more depth of portraits. Furthermore, this model is also awesome for taking photos in low light.
3) Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Released last March 2019, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus possesses 12MP + 12MP + 16MP rear camera and 10MP + 8MP front camera. It also has rear camera aperture of f/1.5, f/2.4, f/2.2 and OIS. The unit weighs 198g and dimensions of 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm. This phone camera has been Samsung’s latest flagship. Its f/1.5 aperture enables you to take shots even in low light which has undeniable made this model attractive in addition to its dual 12MP rear camera. Moreover, it has the super slow motion 960fps function, reduced noise, and the bokeh-enabled selfie snapper for a more creative and convenient takes.
4) iPhone 11 Pro
Upping their game in the competition, Apple released its latest iPhone 11 Pro last September 2019. It has a Dual 12MP + 12MP + 12MP rear camera, 12MP front camera, OIS, f/1.8 and f/2.4 read camera aperture and Focus pixel autofocus type. It weighs a good 188g and has dimensions of 144 x 71.4 x 8.1mm. Available storage capacity are 64/256/512GB. With the most powerful CPU in any phone currently in the market and its triple camera lens set-up with wide-angles and optical zoom, iPhone 11 Pro won’t disappoint you both with taking impressive shots as well as superb performance.
5) iPhone XR
Preceding its latest release is the iPhone XR for an excellent camera for less. Released October 2018, this model has Dual 12MP rear camera, 7MP front camera, OIS, f/1.8 rear camera aperture, and Phase detection. It weighs 194g and has dimensions of 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm with a storage capacity of 64/128/256GB. This device offers a 2942mAh battery as well as a strong camera performance for a much lower price.
6) Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Released on August 2019 was Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10. It has 12.2MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, OIS, f/1.5-f/2.4 rear camera aperture, and Phase detection and laser. It weighs a good 168g and has dimensions of 151 x 71.8 x 7.9mm with a storage capacity of 256GB. Jumping on the triple lens trend, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has 16MP ultra-wide lens, a 12MP regular lense, and a 12MP telephoto lens. This device also contains a range of features to boost its abilities including its development into the video camera, image stabilization, and its new feature called ‘Live Focus’.
7) Samsung Galaxy S8
Released on April 2017 was Samsung Galaxy S8. It has a rear camera of 12MP and front camera of 8MP, OIS, f/1.7 rear camera aperture, and Phase detection. It weighs a good 155g and has dimensions of 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm with a storage capacity of 64GB. 2 years after its release, Samsung Galaxy S8 still makes the chart for its affordable price considering its ability to take quality photos. Though it may not be as fancy as the ones mentioned before, this device pretty much works well for your aesthetic instagram feed. Considering that this device was ones a Samsung flagship, a superb screen and premium design completes its package.
8) Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Released November 2016, Huawei Mate 20 Pro includes 16MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, f/1.9 rear camera aperture, and Phase detection. It weighs 155g and has dimensions of 143.7 x 71.9 x 8.6mm with a storage capacity of 32GB. Despite being a available in the market for quite some time, Huawei Mate 20 Pro still stands as one of the most powerful models in phone cameras. It has wide-angle lens and an acceptable earlier version of a triple camera.
9) Moto G7 Plus
Released on March 2019 was Moto G7 Plus with a 16MP + 5MP rear camera, 12MP front camera, OIS, f/1.7 rear camera aperture, and Phase detection. It weighs 176g and has dimensions of 157 x 75.3 x 8.3mm with a storage capacity of 64GB. Motorola has been well known for its budget devices and the Moto G7 Plus is by far the best of their low-price products. Despite its low price, this device eventually has a powerful camera. It performs better in brightly lit situations and has surprisingly takes clear photos in love light with its OIS features. Additionally, this phone can shoot in 4k for video makers which is a rare find under its price range.
10) Honor 20
Released on May 2019 with a 48MP + 16MP + 2MP rear camera, 32MP front camera, f/1.8 – f.2.2 rear camera aperture, and Phase detection was Honor 20. It weighs 174g and has dimensions of 154.3 x 75.4 x 7.9mm with a storage capacity of 128GB. Offered by Huawei, Honor 20 contains high-end specs despite its low price. It has a 48MP main lens, 16MP super-wide angle lens, and core 48MP lens with a fast main sensor of f/1.8 aperture. Though it clearly cannot set any bar against the two Huawei device mentioned above nor to any DSLR, Honor 20 is still considerable incredible for taking good shots with its affordable price.