17 best camera phones

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

When buying a smartphone in the mid-2000s, you first of all wanted to get a stable connection. In those days, such devices were most often used specifically for calls. Now the situation has changed radically. We speak on the phone less and less. The rest of the time we communicate through instant messengers, sit on social networks, and regularly take pictures and shoot videos. It is not surprising that many of us want to get our hands on a device, conventionally called a camera phone. If you have it, you can easily surprise your friends with high-quality pictures. And this is not to mention the fact that it was with mobile shooting that some video bloggers began their journey. In a word, let's get acquainted with those smartphones, the camera of which causes only positive impressions.

Rating of the best camera phones

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best inexpensive camera phones up to 15,000 rubles. 1 Honor 7X 64GB RUB 13,300
2 Meizu M6s 32GB RUB 9,290
3 ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL 32GB RUB 11,570
The best camera phones up to 20,000 rubles. 1 Honor 9 4 / 64GB RUB 17,651
2 Huawei P20 Lite RUB 17 490
3 ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite ZC600KL 4 / 64GB RUB 15 875
4 Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) 32GB RUB 15 480
The best camera phones in the middle price segment (cost up to 30,000 rubles.) 1 Vivo X20 RUB 22,489
2 Honor 9 6 / 128GB RUB 24 190
3 Huawei Mate 9 Dual sim 64GB RUB 26 899
4 Xiaomi Mi Note 2 64GB 18 250 rub.
5 Meizu Pro 6 64GB RUB 19,990
The best premium camera phones 1 Huawei P20 Pro RUB 46 195
2 Apple iPhone X 256GB RUB 77,889
3 LG G7 ThinQ 128GB RUB 48,240
4 Samsung Galaxy S8 + 128GB RUB 41,991
5 Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S 6 / 64GB RUB 29,080

The best inexpensive camera phones up to 15,000 rubles.

Honor 7X 64GB

Rating: 4.9

Honor 7X 64GB

One of the few devices in our ranking that offers 64 GB of permanent memory. And is it important. If you intend to regularly use the camera, then you need to stock up on storage space for numerous photos. And it will be better if it turns out to be built-in memory – no need to spend money on buying a microSD card.

The Chinese have released this smartphone in four color options. The operating system installed here is Android 7.0, which is unlikely to become obsolete in the coming years. The picture will be displayed on the IPS display. It does not distort at all, from whatever angle you look at it. The diagonal of the screen is 5.93 inches, which makes the device quite large. The buyer will certainly be pleased with the display resolution – it is 2160×1080 pixels. The unusual aspect ratio will allow you to see more interface elements, as well as use two applications at the same time.

But, of course, much more often the camera phone Huawei Honor 7X is bought not because of the screen, but for the sake of an excellent camera. She is double here. The first lens hides a 16-megapixel matrix. The second lens is actually an auxiliary lens – the sensor under it has only a 2-megapixel resolution. Nevertheless, it is thanks to him that the system recognizes objects of shooting, highlighting them, blurring the background. Of course, it is not always possible to do it correctly, but nothing else was expected from such an inexpensive device. By the way, nothing bad can be said about the front camera – its resolution is 8 megapixels.

Advantages

  • Dual camera used;

  • There is a fingerprint scanner;

  • 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory;

  • Built-in powerful eight-core processor;

  • LTE-A supported;

  • High resolution display;

  • Several body color options;

  • There is an FM radio;

  • Quite good front camera;

  • The set includes a silicone case.

disadvantages

  • Wi-Fi is limited by the 802.11n standard;

  • There is no NFC;

  • The battery capacity does not exceed 3340 mAh.

Meizu M6s 32GB

Rating: 4.8

Meizu M6s 32GB

Another Chinese smartphone, but at a much lower price. The cost of this model rarely exceeds 11 thousand rubles. At the same time, the device also exists in four color options. And in size it is similar to its competitor – the diagonal of the IPS-display installed here is 5.7 inches. However, it is easy to understand what exactly the manufacturer saved on. First of all, it is the same screen – its resolution is only 1440×720 pixels. Also, the Chinese company did not introduce a particularly capacious battery here. Fortunately, it received support for fast charging, so the buyer is unlikely to face serious problems.

Otherwise, it is difficult to find fault with this camera phone. There is a fingerprint sensor here. The navigation chip is complemented by a digital compass that shows the direction of sight. A six-core Samsung Exynos 7872 is used as a processor. And the amount of memory (32 GB of ROM and 3 GB of RAM) should suit most buyers. Not forgotten here and support for LTE-A networks.

Well, why did we place this device in our rating, calling it a camera phone? The fact is that the camera used here has a 16-megapixel resolution. Yes, it is not double, and the aperture is only open up to f / 2. But the quality of the resulting photos is good news. Some claims may arise only for video filming. But it is silly to expect an ideal from an inexpensive device. By the way, a good front camera is also built in here – its resolution is 8 megapixels.

Advantages

  • Quite good navigation capabilities;

  • Low cost;

  • There is a fingerprint scanner;

  • There is support for fast charging technology;

  • Adequate memory capacity for this price;

  • Good six-core chipset;

  • Solid front camera;

  • High definition main camera;

  • There are four color options.

disadvantages

  • Low resolution LCD;

  • There is no NFC;

  • Protective glass does not cope with its task;

  • Battery capacity is only 3000mAh;

  • Wi-Fi does not support 802.11ac standard.

ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL 32GB

Rating: 4.7

ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL 32GB

Another smartphone sold for about 11-12 thousand rubles. It is distinguished from the devices discussed above by its compact size. The front panel of this model contains only a 5.2-inch LCD display. However, its resolution is quite high – it is 1920×1080 pixels. The pixel density reaches 424 PPI. This is a great option to see detailed images, including those taken with the built-in camera.

The rear module consists of only one lens and the same number of matrices. However, the 16-megapixel resolution doesn't make it a bad camera. Even with an aperture that is only open up to f / 2. And it's not just about the resolution. The processor installed here is powerful enough to shoot 4K video! And when photographing, the optical stabilizer shows itself perfectly, thanks to which images are extremely rarely blurred. In short, it is impossible to find fault with the rear camera. And the front-facing camera should please the buyer, because it has an 8-megapixel resolution.

Otherwise, this is a typical mid-budget smartphone from ASUS. There is support for LTE-A, and the Wi-Fi module is capable of working in networks of the 802.11ac standard. At the top you can see an infrared transmitter, thanks to which channels are switched on the nearest TV. An octa-core processor from Qualcomm can easily handle any application or game. The manufacturer has not forgotten the fingerprint sensor, which will make the device useless for a thief. Perhaps, some claims can be made only to the battery, the capacity of which reaches only 2650 mAh. But here a USB Type-C connector is used, the wire to which is connected the first time.

Advantages

  • There is an FM radio;

  • Decent front camera;

  • 4K video recording available;

  • The rear camera has high resolution and optical stabilization;

  • Supports LTE-A networks and Wi-Fi 802.11ac;

  • The processor is Snapdragon 625;

  • Adequate memory

  • There is a fingerprint scanner;

  • Nice LCD display built in.

disadvantages

  • Low battery capacity;

  • Not the most recent version of the operating system.

The best camera phones up to 20,000 rubles.

Honor 9 4 / 64GB

Rating: 4.6

Honor 9 4 / 64GB

This unit is very compact, especially by modern standards. Its LCD display has a diagonal of 5.15 inches, and the width of the side bezels is quite reduced. As a result, it is convenient to operate the device with one hand, which cannot be said about more bulky competitors. The screen resolution is 1920×1080 pixels, which is quite an adequate parameter. The aspect ratio of 16: 9 may seem insufficient to some. But on the other hand, absolutely all applications will look perfect here – they will not need any stretching. Not the lowest cost allowed the manufacturer not to save on protective glass – many buyers are not even afraid to carry the device in the same pocket with the keys.

The camera phone operates under the operating system Android 7.0. It is powered by the powerful HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, which consists of eight computing cores. Also under the body of the gadget are 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. There is also a slot for a microSD card, but it is combined with a slot for a second SIM card. Endowed with a smartphone and a large number of wireless modules – among them there are Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, LTE-A Cat.6 and even NFC. That is, the device can access the Internet at high speed, and can replace a bank card.

Everything is in order with the device and with the camera. A double module is used here, under which matrices with a resolution of 12 and 20 megapixels are hidden. Honor 9 is great at photographing portraits, blurring the background correctly in most cases. I am glad that the creators have introduced laser autofocus, thanks to which focusing becomes very accurate, albeit not the fastest. But the aperture is disappointing – it has a value of f / 2.2, which indicates a fairly low aperture.

This device can shoot 4K video, but only at a frequency of 30 frames / s. However, only flagships are capable of more now, the price tag of which is in the heavens. Well, Honor 9 is available to many Russians. Buyers will appreciate not only the camera, but also the good looks. The weight, which does not exceed 155 g, should also be liked – many camera phones are noticeably heavier.

Advantages

  • Great dual camera;

  • A powerful eight-core chipset is used;

  • Large amount of memory;

  • There is an infrared transmitter;

  • Built-in high-speed wireless modules;

  • Compact size and light weight;

  • High resolution display;

  • Not a bad 8-megapixel front camera;

  • Video recording with 4K resolution is possible;

  • Fingerprint scanner not forgotten.

disadvantages

  • Not the most capacious battery;

  • Very weak vibration motor;

  • Autofocus could be faster.

Huawei P20 Lite

Rating: 4.6

Huawei P20 Lite

This smartphone copies the design of the well-known iPhone X. Here, too, the bezel width is minimized, and the front camera is also located in the display cutout. But the screen installed here is not made using AMOLED – technology. In this regard, you will see the cutout absolutely always, the presence of the backlit layer will do the trick. The display diagonal is 5.84 inches. This is a lot, but the device does not seem very large. And the resolution did not disappoint, making it impossible to notice the pixelation.

The smartphone was released quite recently, in connection with which it received an operating system Android 8.0 at its disposal. An eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 is used as a processor. Its power is enough to run absolutely any game, hardly any of them will require lowering the graphics level. The product also includes 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. The microSD slot is traditionally combined with the slot for the second SIM card. Such a device could not do without a lightning-fast fingerprint scanner. Nothing bad can be said about wireless modules – LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC and Bluetooth 4.2 are waiting for the buyer. There is nothing to complain about.

In this rating we are talking about camera phones, and Huawei P20 Lite can be called that word. Its rear camera is dual. The matrices used have a resolution of 16 and 2 megapixels. As you might guess, the second sensor plays an auxiliary role – thanks to it, the system tries to blur the background or increase the detail of the image. Alas, the f / 2.2 aperture does not allow the camera to become perfect. In some aspects, the 'front camera' looks more interesting – although it has only one lens, its resolution is brought to the same 16 megapixels. In short, the device is ideal for taking selfies!

Advantages

  • Built-in powerful processor;

  • Atypical design;

  • The latest version of the operating system;

  • High resolution LCD display;

  • High speed wireless modules are available;

  • Great front camera

  • Decent rear camera

  • There is a fingerprint sensor;

  • Large amount of memory is used;

  • Weight does not exceed 145 g.

disadvantages

  • The screen cutout will regularly get in the way;

  • Battery capacity does not exceed 3000 mAh;

  • Slippery body.

ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite ZC600KL 4 / 64GB

Rating: 4.5

ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite ZC600KL 4 / 64GB

Another smartphone from ASUS in our ranking. It can no longer be called compact. Yes, the thickness of the product is only 7.8 mm. But the width and height are quite large, because on the front panel there is a 6-inch screen, and even with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. The display resolution is 2160×1080 pixels, which can be called a quite adequate parameter for such a diagonal, although some buyers will definitely want more. The screen was created using IPS technology, so the viewing angles are maximum. The width of the side frames turned out to be very small, so you can use the smartphone without any problems.

First of all, you should be interested in the camera, since you are reading this collection. Well … She is infinitely far from ideal. But nothing else from a smartphone for 18 thousand rubles. not expected. And we don't mean the camera is bad. Its resolution is 16 megapixels, the pictures are very detailed. But in the dark, problems begin – the f / 2.2 aperture and the absence of an optical stabilizer immediately make themselves felt. As for video shooting, the user will be available 4K-resolution at a frequency of 30 frames / s. Well, the front camera has a resolution of 20 megapixels – this is a record. In a word, most of all, the device will appeal to lovers of selfie shooting. By the way, both cameras here are double. But is it really so? Some buyers in their reviews claim that they have the impression that there is no matrix under the second lens.

To send multi-megapixel images to a social network, you need a fast internet connection. Fortunately, the product supports Category 4 Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE-A networks. There is also an NFC chip, thanks to which the smartphone is used as a bank card. The device also includes an eight-core Snapdragon 630 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory, a 3300 mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner and a bonus in the form of an FM radio.

Advantages

  • Decent IPS screen

  • There is an FM radio;

  • Large amount of memory;

  • Built-in powerful processor;

  • 4K video recording possible;

  • Excellent front-facing camera with flash

  • Good rear camera

  • There is a fingerprint sensor.

disadvantages

  • The second lenses are not actually used;

  • Too large size;

  • Not the best microphone.

Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) 32GB

Rating: 4.5

Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) 32GB

Several smartphones from the South Korean company Samsung could not fail to get into our rating. Oddly enough, its first representative is a device that formally belongs to the budget class. Although the majority of Russians will say that 17 thousand rubles. by no means a low price.

The Galaxy J8 (2018) camera phone works with the operating system Android 8.0. Like most other South Korean devices, the device has a AMOLED – display. This is its main advantage over competitors with a similar price tag. OLEDs allow for perfect blacks. And if you use some dark theme, then you can significantly reduce power consumption, having achieved a very decent battery life. However, the screen cannot be called ideal. With a 6-inch diagonal, it has a resolution of 720×1480 pixels. Sadly, 274 pixels per inch is not the same density you expect from a device with a rather high price tag. But such is the J-line – smartphones included in it rarely get a high-quality display.

Surprisingly, the camera is the main advantage of the device. This is almost the first time Samsung has used a dual module. Under the lenses are matrices with a resolution of 16 and 5 megapixels. The only thing missing is optical stabilization, which would make the picture even better! But instead of it, the aperture, opened to f / 1.7, helps in this matter. Perhaps one can hope for good pictures even in the evening or at night. It's a pity that this device only shoots video at 1080p and 30 frames / s. But on the other hand, in terms of clarity, it is almost as good as the result obtained with an action camera or a camera.

It is difficult to find fault with the 'front-end' installed here. It is 16-megapixel – this alone says a lot. It is unlikely that any other characteristics of the device will cause any disappointment. An eight-core Snapdragon 450 is used as a processor, which is a good mid-budget solution. Also, the gadget includes 32 GB of permanent and 3 GB of RAM. Among the zoo of wireless modules are ANT + (needed to connect auxiliary sensors), Bluetooth 4.2, LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11n. The manufacturer also did not forget the fingerprint scanner. The battery capacity is 3500 mAh – for a device with a AMOLED screen, this is quite enough.

Advantages

  • The display was created using technology AMOLED;

  • Decent amount of memory;

  • There is support for LTE and ANT +;

  • A fresh version of the operating system is installed;

  • A very decent rear camera;

  • Very good front camera

  • There is a fingerprint sensor;

  • Dedicated microSD card slot.

disadvantages

  • With a 6-inch diagonal, the screen is too low resolution;

  • There is no NFC;

  • Wi-Fi is limited by the 802.11n standard;

  • The dimensions may seem too large;

  • The processor could be more powerful.

The best camera phones in the middle price segment (cost up to 30,000 rubles.)

Vivo X20

Rating: 4.9

Vivo X20

This is a smartphone with very thin side bezels. In this case, the diagonal of the display installed here reaches 6.01 inches. It is convenient to work with several applications at the same time on such a screen, and watching a video causes only positive emotions. Although the display resolution is by no means a record – it is 2160×1080 pixels. But much more important is the fact that the screen was created using technology AMOLED. OLEDs produce perfect blacks and have a positive impact on battery life.

At a cost of 24 thousand rubles. the device had to get an excellent camera. The choice of the creators fell on a double module consisting of matrices with a resolution of 24 and 5 megapixels. As a result, the camera does a good job of blurring the background. Only in rare cases does the system accidentally blur the subtle edges of the subject. Nothing bad can be said about the aperture used – it is opened up to f / 1.8. However, in the evening, problems are still observed – they are associated with the lack of an optical stabilizer.

The camera phone is built on the Snapdragon 660 processor. The power of this eight-core chipset is enough to process almost any picture, no matter what resolution it has. In this regard, the manufacturer decided to endow his creation with a 24-megapixel front-facing camera. An absolute record! Even DSLRs have surpassed this parameter relatively recently.

It is difficult to find fault with the rest of the specifications of the smartphone. The buyer is expected to have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. The battery capacity reaches 3245 mAh, which is an acceptable parameter with AMOLED – screen. Of course, support for fast charging is not forgotten, as is the fingerprint scanner. Well, among the wireless modules are Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE. You can only complain about the lack of NFC. This is typical for a product from China, where wireless payment is realized by reading a QR code.

Advantages

  • There is a fingerprint sensor;

  • Great front-facing camera

  • 4K video recording possible;

  • Nice dual camera;

  • AMOLED – a screen with a fairly high resolution;

  • Extremely powerful chipset;

  • Large amount of memory;

  • Built-in audio processor AK4376A;

  • Rich equipment;

  • High speed wireless modules.

disadvantages

  • The rear camera is not complemented by optical stabilization;

  • There is no NFC;

  • Dimensions may seem oversized.

Honor 9 6 / 128GB

Rating: 4.8

Honor 9 6 / 128GB

This smartphone has already been mentioned in this rating. But that was an option for those who want to save money. This version is intended for those who have 26-28 thousand rubles. It differs from its younger brother in its increased memory capacity. 6 GB of RAM – this amount is enough to contain a very large number of programs in the background, their spontaneous closure is definitely not expected. Well, 128 GB of permanent memory for some users will seem astronomical volume. This is enough to save not only a lot of musical compositions, but also to download several films with permission Full HD.

The camera phone remains the same compact, with a 5.15-inch display on its front panel. The front camera lens can be seen above the screen. It has 8 megapixel resolution, which will be enough for many people. As for the rear camera, it is double. The 20-megapixel sensor is complemented by a 12-megapixel one. Such a camera rarely makes mistakes when it is tasked with blurring the background. It's a pity that the rest of the characteristics of this module let us down. Aperture f / 2.2 does not give a high aperture. And the lack of optical image stabilization is very strange for such an expensive smartphone.

Fortunately, the rest of the device's parameters do not cause any serious criticism. The device is able to please with high-speed wireless modules. A top-end eight-core solution created by the subsidiary company is used as a processor. The fingerprint scanner has not been forgotten either – not a single mid-budget smartphone that counts on consistently high sales can do without it.

Advantages

  • Huge amount of memory;

  • Video recording with 4K resolution is possible;

  • Relatively good front-facing camera;

  • Nice dual camera;

  • Weight does not exceed 155 g;

  • High resolution LCD display;

  • There is support for standards Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, LTE-A Cat.6 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac;

  • Powerful eight-core processor;

  • The smartphone is not big.

disadvantages

  • The battery capacity is only 3200 mAh;

  • High price.

Huawei Mate 9 Dual sim 64GB

Rating: 4.8

Huawei Mate 9 Dual sim 64GB

The company Huawei knows how to create nice smartphones with a good camera. Also, her devices are often equipped with a high-quality display. In particular, the Mate 9 has a 5.9-inch screen at its disposal. Of course, for advanced users, the permission Full HD will not seem enough, but everyone else should be satisfied with this parameter. As will please them and the manufacturing technology, which provided the maximum viewing angles.

The company Huawei is known for the production of telecommunications equipment. It would be strange if the cheapest Mate 9 did not receive the most current wireless modules. LTE-A Cat.12 is used to access the Internet on the street. The high speed of data transfer is also provided by the support of Wi-Fi 802.11ac – the owner of such a smartphone should definitely get a modern router. The NFC chip should also please, allowing you to replace your bank card with your smartphone. Perhaps, only Bluetooth 4.2 looks like an 'old man' here, which is mainly used to connect a wireless headset.

The camera is definitely the main asset of this unit. Matrices with a resolution of 20 and 12 megapixels are hidden under two lenses. They try to make the image very sharp, and if necessary, they will blur the background. Optical stabilization is also included in the camera, allowing the system to take longer shutter speeds. This is important, because the aperture of the lenses used here leaves much to be desired, as evidenced by the f / 2.2 aperture. One cannot fail to note the possibility of 4K video shooting – after this, the owner of the smartphone will definitely want to buy a 4K TV. As for the front camera, the Chinese manufacturer decided to save money on it. This is evidenced by at least its 8-megapixel resolution.

The smartphone is very powerful. He can launch any games, not to mention applications. The HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor prevents the system from slowing down. Also under the case are 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. Autonomous operation is ensured by a 4000 mAh battery with support for Huawei SuperCharge technology. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back panel. In a word, only the cost can upset a potential buyer – outside of sales for this device in Russian online stores they ask for at least 27 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • Relatively good LCD display

  • Capacious battery with fast charging support;

  • Large amount of memory;

  • A powerful eight-core processor is used;

  • There is an infrared transmitter;

  • Built-in high-speed wireless modules;

  • Excellent dual camera with optical stabilization;

  • There is a fingerprint sensor.

disadvantages

  • The price may seem high;

  • Weight reaches 190 g;

  • Large enough size.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 64GB

Rating: 4.7

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 64GB

One of the few smartphones from the Chinese manufacturer, the side edges of the display are beveled. We can say that it was a kind of experiment of the company Xiaomi. Thanks to this solution, the 5.7-inch screen does not make the device huge. It is also important that the display is made according to OLED – technology. This means that the user will be able to enjoy perfect blacks, because there is no separate backlit layer here. The screen resolution is 1920×1080 pixels, which with such a diagonal can be called an acceptable parameter.

On the back of this smartphone is a 22MP camera lens. The module copes with photography without any difficulty, in the daytime the result seems ideal. However, it is more difficult to use the camera in the dark – with this resolution, numerous noises cannot but manifest themselves. As for video shooting, the maximum user will have access to 4K-resolution (at 30 frames / s). Well, the 'front camera' is built into the most common one, the resolution of which is 8 Mp.

The rest of the characteristics of the cameraphone did not disappoint either. There are modern wireless modules here, including LTE Cat.12, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and even NFC. The Snapdragon 821, which at one time was considered a top-end, is used as a processor. The buyer will also have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. The Chinese manufacturer did not forget about the fingerprint sensor. The work of all this stuff is provided by a 4070 mAh battery, which has support for fast charging. The network adapter is connected via the USB Type-C connector.

Advantages

  • There is a fingerprint scanner;

  • Decent front camera

  • 4K video recording available;

  • High definition rear camera;

  • High speed wireless modules are available;

  • A very powerful processor is built in;

  • Large amount of memory;

  • A capacious battery is used;

  • Used OLED – display.

disadvantages

  • Not the most recent version of the operating system;

  • Slippery body;

  • There is no memory card slot.

Meizu Pro 6 64GB

Rating: 4.7

Meizu Pro 6 64GB

The device from Meizu, dubbed Pro 6. This is a relatively small device with a 5.2-inch display, could not fail to get into our rating. This is the rare case when a Chinese company equips its creation AMOLED with a screen. Organic LEDs allow you to enjoy rich colors. The black color in the dark is completely invisible, because such a display has no backlit layer. The screen resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixels, more is not needed with such a diagonal.

If the first half of our rating consisted mainly of smartphones with a dual camera, then they will be encountered less often further. In particular, the rear panel Meizu Pro 6 has only one lens. The matrix of this camera has a resolution of 21.16 megapixels, which is quite enough for most buyers. Unfortunately, there is no optical stabilizer here, and the aperture is only open to f / 2.2. This means that the quality of the pictures will be greatly reduced in the evening. Even less pleasing is the front camera, which has only a 5-megapixel resolution. That is, the characteristics of the cameras used here are good, but nothing more. If you want to get a wow effect, then it is better to take a look at the models discussed above or below.

The rest of the characteristics of the smartphone are more positive. For example, the built-in processor MediaTek Helio X25 with ten computational cores can easily cope with the launch of any applications and games. It is thanks to the chipset that 4K-resolution video recording is realized here. Also under the body of the device are 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. If this does not seem enough, then you can use a separate slot for a microSD card. The gadget also includes LTE-A wireless modules, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. Someone may be pleased with the infrared transmitter, which allows you to control TVs and audio equipment. Perhaps only the battery is a little disappointing. Its capacity is only 2560 mAh. But this parameter is quite enough for many users – do not forget that AMOLED – the screen consumes a minimum amount of electricity under certain operating conditions.

Advantages

  • There is a fingerprint scanner;

  • 4K video recording possible;

  • Good rear camera

  • High processor power;

  • Built-in high-speed wireless modules;

  • Large amount of memory;

  • In use AMOLED – high resolution display.

disadvantages

  • Not the most capacious battery;

  • The front camera is not perfect;

  • There is no NFC;

  • Not the most recent version of the operating system.

The best premium camera phones

Huawei P20 Pro

Rating: 4.9

Huawei P20 Pro

One of the most expensive smartphones in our ranking. For this device in Russian retail at the start of sales they ask for over 50 thousand rubles. For this money, the buyer will receive a massive device made in the style of iPhone X. This means that there is a cutout at the top of the display, which houses the speaker and the front camera. The diagonal of the screen installed here is 6.1 inches. For the production of the display AMOLED technology was used. This is a great solution that allows you to hide the 'hump' even in the dark, using the display of a black bar. The screen resolution is 2240×1080 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 408 PPI.

Such an expensive smartphone could not get some simple camera. A top-end dual module is built in here. Under the lenses there are matrices with a resolution, terrible to say, 20 and 40 megapixels. The aperture here is open to f / 1.8. This design allows you to hope to get great pictures. Of course, 4K video is also available here. There is no point in talking about the camera in full detail – you'd better search the Internet for examples of pictures that can capture the imagination. A smart front camera is also used here – its resolution is 24 megapixels.

Cameraphone Huawei P20 Pro allows you to arrange photo sessions even in the pool, as the body of the device is waterproof. Everything is in order with the smartphone and with wireless modules – the Chinese manufacturer has not even forgotten about NFC. The work of the gadget is provided by the eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor, which has enough power to solve absolutely any task. The amount of memory is also good news – the buyer is waiting for 128 GB of ROM and 6 GB of RAM. Against this background, the lack of a microSD card slot does not disappoint. The large size of the smartphone made it possible to endow it with a battery, the capacity of which reaches 4000 mAh – with an energy efficient AMOLED display, a full charge is enough for one and a half to two days of battery life.

Advantages

  • Very powerful processor;

  • The operating system is installed Android 8.1;

  • Wonderful front camera;

  • Excellent rear camera with very high resolution

  • High-speed wireless modules are used;

  • There is a fingerprint scanner;

  • Excellent AMOLED – high pixel density screen;

  • Built-in high-capacity battery with support for fast charging;

  • Huge amount of memory;

  • There is water protection.

disadvantages

  • There is no 3.5mm audio jack;
  • No memory card slot;

  • Astronomical price tag.

Apple iPhone X 256GB

Rating: 4.9

Apple iPhone X 256GB

Our rating will not be complete without the 'apple' smartphone, which was already mentioned above in passing. It must be admitted that iPhone X does an excellent job with both photography and video. After all, a dual camera is used here. A 12-megapixel matrix is ​​hidden under each of the lenses. And what is most interesting, each of them is supplemented with optical stabilization! Together with the f / 1.8 aperture, this allows you to get a high-quality picture even in the dark. But the video capabilities of this camera are even more surprising. The fact is that the user has access to 4K resolution with a frequency of 60 frames / s – not every action camera is still capable of this!

The rest of the camera phone will certainly delight you with flagship features. There is full-fledged water resistance here, allowing you to use your smartphone anywhere in the pool. Nothing bad can be said about the front-facing camera, although its 7MP resolution may seem a little too low. High-speed wireless modules will allow you to download heavy Internet pages in a matter of seconds, not to mention watching online videos right on the street. The only thing that may surprise some buyers is the lack of a fingerprint scanner. Instead, it uses face recognition, which works great even in complete darkness.

There are several versions iPhone of X with different memory sizes. 4K video is a lot, and there is no microSD card slot here, so we recommend you go for the 256GB option. But you will have to pay almost 80 thousand rubles for it. Is it worth it? Wouldn't it be better to buy a twice cheaper flagship based on Android? You will have to answer these questions yourself.

Advantages

  • Excellent AMOLED – display with a cutout for the front-facing;

  • 4K video recording at 60 fps available;

  • Great dual camera;

  • Long battery life;

  • Built-in wireless modules Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE-A;

  • Fresh version iOS;

  • Uses a powerful six-core processor;

  • There is a version with 256 GB of memory;

  • Well-functioning face recognition;

  • There is water protection.

disadvantages

  • Only one SIM card slot;

  • No memory card slot;

  • Very high cost;

  • There is no 3.5mm audio jack.

LG G7 ThinQ 128GB

Rating: 4.8

LG G7 ThinQ 128GB

Another smartphone in our ranking, which has a cutout at the top of the display. Inside this cutout is not only the earpiece, but also the front camera. However, it is pointless to talk about it for a long time. The front-facing camera uses a typical 8-megapixel module by modern standards. Selfies will be good, but nothing more.

The rear camera looks much more interesting. It is double – there are 16-megapixel matrices under the lenses. We can safely say that this is one of the fastest cameras, because the aperture here is open to f / 1.6. Partly because of this, you can take pictures with a smartphone LG G7 ThinQ even in the evening – the terrifying level of digital noise is definitely not waiting for you.

Coming back to the display, it has a 6.1-inch diagonal. And it is felt, it is impossible to call a small smartphone. LG traditionally focuses on very high resolution – here this parameter is 3120×1440 pixels. The pixel density reaches 563 PPI. Even a magnifying glass will not help you to see individual pixels!

The rest of the cameraphone specifications are equally impressive. 128GB of permanent storage is complemented by a microSD slot, which comes in handy for regular 4K video shooting. The Snapdragon 845 processor will easily run any applications and games, you definitely won't have to lower the graphics level. Everything is in order here and with a set of wireless modules – the manufacturer has not even forgotten about NFC, which is practically not used in China. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the case. Only the battery can disappoint the buyer. Its capacity is only 3000 mAh. Not much when you consider that the display is based on IPS technology, which cannot be called energy efficient.

Advantages

  • Powerful eight-core processor;

  • Water protection implemented;

  • Extremely high display resolution

  • Fast wireless modules are built in;

  • Quite good front camera;

  • Excellent dual camera with high aperture;

  • There is a fingerprint sensor;

  • Huge amount of memory;

  • Latest version Android.

disadvantages

  • The front camera cutout sometimes gets in the way;

  • Low battery capacity;

  • The dimensions of the device may seem oversized;

  • Overpriced price tag.

Samsung Galaxy S8 + 128GB

Rating: 4.7

Samsung Galaxy S8 + 128GB

Of course, the South Korean flagship should have been included in our rating. The Samsung Galaxy S8 + hit store shelves in the spring of 2018. Almost frameless construction was used in its production. Corners AMOLED – display nicely rounded. At the same time, there is no annoying cutout here, nothing distracts from what is happening on the screen.

The camera phone is waterproof, making it possible to shoot in the pool or on the beach. Also, one cannot fail to note the high brightness of the screen – on the same rest, problems with framing will definitely not arise. The display has a resolution of 2960×1440 pixels, which makes pictures and videos look perfect on it. By the way, at first glance, the camera itself is not surprising. It consists of one lens, under which a 12-megapixel sensor is hidden. But the wide aperture (f / 1.7) and large pixel sizes do the trick – bright and bright images are obtained even at night. Also, such a camera allows you to shoot 4K video, albeit with a frequency of only 30 frames / s.

A good front camera is built in here. Its resolution is 8 megapixels. Wide-angle optics are used here, so a large number of people are placed in the frame – the buyer will not need a monopod. Nothing bad can be said about wireless modules – among them there are LTE-A Cat.16, Bluetooth 5.0, ANT + (will help in connecting medical and sports sensors), Wi-Fi 802.11ac and the increasingly popular NFC . Of course, a top-end processor is used here, and it is a sin to complain about the amount of built-in memory (both operational and permanent). The device is also able to please with increased security – the fingerprint sensor is supplemented here with an iris scanner. It's generally difficult to find fault with this smartphone – in fact, this is an ideal. But a very big ideal. For some people, its size will definitely seem too large.

Advantages

  • There is water protection;

  • High battery capacity;

  • Huge amount of memory;

  • A very powerful processor is used;

  • Built-in many wireless modules;

  • Decent front camera

  • 4K video recording available;

  • Good rear camera with OIS and high aperture;

  • Excellent AMOLED – high resolution display;

  • Fresh version Android;

  • Excellent security level.

disadvantages

  • Very large size;

  • Not everyone likes the price tag.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S 6 / 64GB

Rating: 4.7

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S 6 / 64GB

Another smartphone from Xiaomi in our ranking. It is also one of the most recent – the official announcement of the device took place at the end of March 2018. The device differs from other analogues in almost complete absence of frames. More than 80% of its bezel is covered by the display! At the same time, the Chinese manufacturer decided to abandon the cutout at the top of the screen – the front camera is located in the lower area. A large module would not fit in such conditions, so the user will only have a 5-megapixel resolution. As for the resolution of the LCD, it is 2160×1080 pixels. Acceptable parameter for a 6-inch diagonal. It is a pity that the screen was created using IPS technology; one should not expect high energy efficiency.

The main camera of this device is double. Below it are 12 megapixel sensors. The wide-angle lens opens up to f / 1.8 aperture, allowing you to hope for great shots even in low light conditions. Also hidden underneath is an optical stabilizer that allows you to make the shutter speed longer. The second lens is distinguished by its 2x optical zoom. I am glad that with this camera you can shoot 4K video (but only at 30 frames / s).

The rest of the characteristics of the smartphone are typical for a flagship. There are LTE-A, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC modules. The operating system is Android 8.0. The work of the “green robot” is provided by the top-end eight-core chipset Snapdragon 845. Perhaps only the amount of memory can confuse the buyer. 64 GB – a lot or a little? Given the lack of a microSD card slot, we are leaning towards the second option.

Advantages

  • There is a fingerprint scanner;

  • You can shoot 4K video;

  • Excellent camera with optical zoom;

  • Built-in high-speed wireless modules;

  • Almost completely frameless design;

  • Very powerful processor;

  • Not a bad screen, albeit created using IPS technology; Fresh version of the operating system.

disadvantages

  • Weak front camera;

  • No memory card slot;

  • No waterproofing;

  • Weight reaches 189 g.

Conclusion

Perhaps this is where our list of the best camera phones can be completed. But don't forget that it can hardly be called complete. It so happened that it is precisely on improving the camera that smartphone manufacturers are working most actively now. New devices, which can be conventionally called camera phones, are released almost every month. However, this does not mean that the models considered in this rating are capable of becoming outdated. Rest assured, buying them will definitely not disappoint you!


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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