Best camera phone in 2022

Best camera phone in 2022

  • 28 Dec 2021
  • Posted By : Dipesh Bade
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When it comes to the battle for the best camera phones, it eventually comes down to an Apple vs. Google with Samsung running side to side. And while we have our personal opinions, the quality of images and videos produced by the latest smartphones from those companies just goes to show that this is the best time to be in the market for a camera phone.

Not only do the best camera phones feature improved hardware. where Apple upgraded their sensors on the iPhone 13 series, while the Pixel 6 Pro gets a long-awaited telephoto lens — the software keeps improving too. Both Apple and Google rely on computational photography to improve the images their camera phones produce.


Yes, we do have choices apart from those two phone makers when you're trying to hunt down the best camera phone but our testing has helped us find devices that capture memorable images that you'd miss with other handsets. We're listing out camera phones that meld intricate optics, visuals and sensors with software algorithms that rely upon math and science to capture the best possible light, colour and detail out of every scenario.


After hundreds of hours of testing and many head-to-head photo comparisons, these are the smartphones with the best camera in 2022 you can buy right now.

1. iPhone 13 Pro Max

2. iPhone 13 Pro

3. Pixel 6 Pro

4. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

5. Google Pixel 6

6. Google Pixel 5a

7. OnePlus 9 Pro

8. iPhone 13

9. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus

10. iPhone SE (2020)


Here, are the reasons why they are the best smartphones with the best camera in 2022.


1. iPhone 13 Pro Max

The best camera phone to date

SPECIFICATIONS


Display:6.7-inch OLED (2778 x 1284)

CPU: A15 Bionic

RAM:6GB

Storage / Expandable:128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB / No

Rear cameras:12MP main (f/1.5), 12MP ultrawide (f/1.8), 12MP telephoto (f/2.5) with 3x

Front camera:12MP (f/2.2)

Weight:8.5 ounces

Battery life (Hrs: Mins):12:16


REASONS TO BUY

Best-in-class cameras

Excellent battery life

Immersive 6.7-inch display


REASONS TO AVOID

Charger sold separately

A bit heavy and bulky


2. iPhone 13 Pro

Powerful camera hardware packed into a smaller body

SPECIFICATIONS

Display:6.1-inch OLED (2532 x 1170)

CPU: A15 Bionic

RAM:6GB

Storage / Expandable:128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB / No

Rear cameras:12MP main (f/1.5), 12MP ultrawide (f/1.8), 12MP telephoto (f/2.8) with 3x

Front camera:12MP (f/2.2)

Weight:7.2 ounces

Battery life (Hrs: Mins):11:42


REASONS TO BUY

Gorgeous and bright 120Hz display

incredible performance

Spectacular cameras

Vastly improved battery life


REASONS TO AVOID

No charger included


3. Pixel 6 Pro

The best Android camera phone you can buy

SPECIFICATIONS

Display:6.7-inch OLED (3120 x 1440; 10-120Hz)

CPU: Tensor

RAM:12GB

Storage / Expandable:128GB, 256GB, 512GB / No

Rear cameras:50MP main (ƒ/1.85), 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2), 48MP telephoto (ƒ/3.5) with 4x optical zoom

Front camera:11.1MP (ƒ/2.2)

Weight:7.4 ounces

Battery life (Hrs: Mins):7:49


REASONS TO BUY

Incredible cameras

Tensor performs well

Beautiful new design

More affordable than other flagships


REASONS TO AVOID

Shorter battery life than competitors


4. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

The best camera phone alternative to the iPhone

SPECIFICATIONS

Display:6.8-inch OLED (3200x1400; 10-120Hz)

CPU: Snapdragon 888

RAM:12GB, 16GB

Storage / Expandable:128GB, 256GB, 512GB / No

Rear camera:108MP wide (f/1.8), 12MP ultra-wide (ƒ/2.2), 10MP telephoto (3x zoom, f/2.4), 10MP telephoto (10x zoom, f/4.9), laser AF sensor

Front camera:40MP (ƒ/2.2)

Weight:8.08 oz

Battery life (Hrs: Mins):11:25


REASONS TO BUY

Dual telephoto lenses

S Pen support

Dynamic 6.8-inch display


REASONS TO AVOID

No charger in the box-Lacks MicroSD card slot


5. Google Pixel 6

A great camera experience for less

SPECIFICATIONS

Display:6.4-inch OLED (2400 x 1080; 90Hz)

CPU: Google Tensor

RAM:8GB

Storage / Expandable:128GB, 256GB / No

Rear cameras:50MP main (ƒ/1.85), 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2)

Front camera:8MP (ƒ/2.0)

Weight:7.3 ounces

Battery life (Hrs: Mins):8:13


REASONS TO BUY

Tensor chip adds smarts to the phone

Excellent photo-editing features

Android 12 is a welcome update


REASONS TO AVOID

Battery life can be short over 5G-Some colour issues with photos


6. Google Pixel 5a

The best camera phone under Rs.50,000

SPECIFICATIONS

Display:6.43-inch OLED (2400 x 1080)

CPU: Snapdragon 765G

RAM:6GB

Storage / Expandable:128GB / No

Rear cameras:12.2MP (f/1.7), 16MP (f/2.2) ultrawide

Front camera:8MP (f/2.0)

Weight:6.5 ounces

Battery life (Hrs: Mins):9:45


REASONS TO BUY

Spectacular cameras

Big, bright display

IP67 water resistance


REASONS TO AVOID

Older chipset

Limited to US and Japan


7. OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus' best camera phone ever

SPECIFICATIONS

Display:6.7-inch AMOLED (3168x1440)

CPU:Snapdragon 888

RAM:8GB, 12GB

Storage / Expandable:128GB, 256GB / No

Rear camera:48MP main (ƒ/1.8), 50MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2), 8MP telephoto with 3x optical (ƒ/2.4), 2MP monochrome

Front camera:16MP (ƒ/2.4)

Weight:6.9 ounces

Battery life (Hrs: Mins):10:40


REASONS TO BUY

Excellent cameras overall

Beautiful 120Hz display

Fast wireless and wired charging


REASONS TO AVOID

Nightscape photos are inconsistent-Morning Mist model is slippery


8. iPhone 13

The iPhone's best cameras for less

SPECIFICATIONS

Display:6.1-inch OLED (2532 x 1170)

CPU: A15 Bionic

RAM:4GB

Storage / Expandable:128GB, 256GB, 512GB / No

Rear cameras:12MP main (f/1.6), 12MP ultrawide (f/2.4)

Front camera:12MP (f/2.2)

Weight:6.1 ounces

Battery life (Hrs: Mins):10:33


REASONS TO BUY

Impressive dual cameras

Incredible performance

Comprehensive 5G coverage

Cinematic mode


REASONS TO AVOID

Slow charging


9. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus

An alternative to the Galaxy S21 Ultra

SPECIFICATIONS

Display:6.7-inch AMOLED (2400x1080)

CPU: Snapdragon 888

RAM:8GB

Storage / Expandable:128GB, 256GB / No

Rear camera:12MP wide (f/1.8), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.2), 64MP telephoto (f/2.0) with 3x hybrid zoom/30x digital

Front camera:10MP (ƒ/2.2)

Weight:7.05 ounces

Battery life (Hrs: Mins):9:53


REASONS TO BUY

Gorgeous 120Hz display

Excellent performance

Crazy zoom feature

Beautiful design


REASONS TO AVOID

No MicroSD card slot or charger


10. iPhone SE (2020)

The best midrange camera phone for iPhone users

SPECIFICATIONS

Display:4.7-inch LCD (1334x750)

CPU: A13 Bionic

RAM:3GB

Storage/Expandable:64GB, 128GB, 256GB / No

Rear camera:12MP wide (ƒ/1.8)

Front camera:7MP (ƒ/2.2)

Weight:5.22 ounces

Battery life (Hrs: Mins):9:18


REASONS TO BUY

Very affordable

Fast A13 Bionic performance

Excellent camera for the price

Supports wireless charging


REASONS TO AVOID

Big bezels