If there is a section that, as a general rule, is more interesting to users when buying a smartphone, that is the one referring to the camera. Given such a wide and varied offer on the market, it is sometimes difficult to be aware of which are the best devices in this field. And for this we present the following selection of phones that have the best camera today, which, of course, is focused on the main camera, that is, the rear, with which the differences are marked.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Samsung has once again raised the bar again with its latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. This one has a quadruple lens assembly consisting of a 108 megapixel sensor ; a 12 MP telephoto lens with a 5x optical zoom; a third 12 MP wide angle lens ; and a depth sensor, which combined focus on delivering a video recording experience (with support up to 8K) with professional quality, thanks to the Pro mode that allows us to take full control of the camera and play with its ISO options, shutter speed, manual focus, 16: 9 or 21: 9 ratio, 120 fps support, etc.
iPhone 12 Pro Max
How could it be otherwise the new star of the Apple catalog is not missing in this selection. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has the best camera system to date on an iPhone, including an ultra wide angle with a 120 degree field of view and a 65mm focal length telephoto lens that increases the total optical zoom from 4 to 5 increases. The new wide angle incorporates optical sensor shift image stabilization for the first time in a smartphone, which offers better image stabilization. With an aperture of ƒ / 1.6, it houses a 47% larger sensor with 1.7μm pixels, which is an 87% increase in performance when taking photos and videos in low light, the biggest jump on an iPhone. By combining all these features with the A14 Bionic chip, iPhone 12 Pro Max offers powerful computational photography features, such as Night mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision and the new Apple Pro RAW format. for more creative control over color, detail, and dynamic range of images. The new LiDAR scanner makes autofocus six times better in low-light conditions, enables portraits in Night mode and offers more immersive augmented reality experiences.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro
Unfortunately for too long, Huawei has won more headlines for being the weapon used in the trade war between the United States and China than for its terminals, which already lack Google services. Be that as it may, that does not prevent the Mate 40 Pro from being one of the great phones of the year and its outstanding photographic section. With its characteristic circular design, called ‘Space Ring’ and inspired by a telescope, the Asian giant’s smartphone has a four-sensor camera : a 50-megapixel ultra-vision lens, with f / 1.9 aperture, 1 / 1.28 inch sensor, RYYB color filter set, Octa PD autofocus, which guarantees great clarity almost in any scenario; a 20 MP wide-angle cinema sensor, and f / 1.8 aperture; 12 MP telephoto lens, with 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, 50x digital zoom and OIS ; and laser sensor, for a precise and fast focus. Huawei has redoubled its efforts in the field of video, highlights its XD Fusion HDR Video technology, which offers “excellent backlight image performance, allowing background clarity to be maintained without losing detail or contrast, both day and night.” The Chinese company has also introduced the ‘Steady Shot’ function, which stabilizes motion video recording; ‘Tracking Shot’, which tracks the main element of the recording to keep it framed; and ‘Story Creator’, a specific mode for videos focused on social networks.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
A Xiaomi could not be missing in this list, and the one chosen is the latest flagship of the Chinese company, the Mi 10 Pro, which although it has a price significantly higher than the proposals that have provided so much success to the brand, is still considerably lower to the competition, guaranteeing incredible value for money. The terminal has a quadruple chamber of 108 megapixels (capable of shooting video 8K), an ultra wide angle of 20 MP (f / 2.0) a telephoto 8 MP (f / 2.0), which provides an optical zoom ten increases and 50x digital zoom; and a 12 MP depth lens(f / 2.2) with a focal length of 50mm. Xiaomi highlights the results of videos in portrait mode, with “a cinematic sensation that generates bokeh effect automatically”; the color focus function, which puts the subject in color and the background in black and white in videos; the ShootSteady option for stabilization of video movements; a Pro mode of professional parameter control; distortion correction, so that the people on the sides of the photos in angle mode do not appear distorted; a night mode 2.0 based on its AI 2.0 algorithm, including automatic saturation and exposure enhancements.
Oppo Find X2 Pro
Surely the Find X2 Pro is a great unknown for the general public, but the reality is that it is the verification of how well the Chinese giant Oppo is doing with regard to its latest terminals in general, and the photographic section in particular.. The Find X2 Pro equips a triple camera system, in which a 48 megapixel wide angle lens predominates, which is accompanied by a 48 MP ultra wide angle lens (120 degrees) and a 13 MP telephoto periscope lens. All three lenses work together, and offer hybrid zoom up to 10x (and digital up to 60x). It should be noted that to polish the final result, Oppo has included algorithms that improve the color and white balance; and the ‘ Ultra Macro ‘ mode (without having a macro lens as such) allows you to magnify the image up to eight times to capture the detail.