Year End Special: Best Camera Smartphone Of 2019

Sanjeev Thakur
Dec 11, 2019   •  1 view

From versatile multiple-camera modules to optical zoom and macro lens, smartphone makers explored and experimented with a lot of new things to complement the imaging competence of their products in 2019.

Listing the best five camera-centric smartphones of the year 2019 based on their imaging capabilities:

1. Apple iPhone 11 Pro

  • With every iteration, the iPhone has got better in its photography and videography capabilities. This phone brought a versatile 12-megapixel triple-camera set-up of a wide-angle sensor, an ultra-wide sensor, and a telephoto lens. Apple added some new features, modes, and settings that made the iPhone 11 Pro stand out with regard to imaging capabilities. (Price & Specs)

2. Huawei P30 Pro

  • The company’s 2019 P-series flagship, the Huawei P30 Pro, was an imaging powerhouse that cut no corners in providing the best photography and videography experience. It was this phone that also introduced 5x optical, 10x hybrid lossless and 50x zoom (digital) capabilities to smartphones. (Price & Specs)

3. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

  • This phone was the first in Samsung’s Galaxy S-series to boast a triple-camera module on the back, and a dual camera set-up on the front. Also, the rear camera had a dedicated telephoto lens for 2x optical zoom and an ultra-wide lens for landscape photography. What’s more, the phone was an industry-first product that could record videos in the HDR10+ format, which optimises contrast and color of each scene for dynamic HDR meta detailing. (Price & Specs)

4. Google Pixel 3a

  • This phone did not have a multiple-sensor camera module, but its single-sensor camera was powered by Google’s imaging algorithms, which made photography convenient and fun. This was one of the camera phones that could take perfect portraits with enhanced bokeh effect (background blur) for a clear distinction between background and the object. (Price & Specs)

5. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

  • This was the only smartphone other than the Huawei P30 Pro to bring a periscope telephoto lens capable of 5x optical zoom, 10x lossless zoom and 50x digital zoom. Besides, its triple-camera set-up on the back featured a high-resolution primary sensor with quad Bayer technology and optically stabilised lenses, besides an ultra-wide-angle lens for landscape photography. Other than that, the phone also had a shark-fin-inspired front camera module (featuring a 16MP sensor of f/2.0 aperture) which came out from the top. (Price & Specs)

Year End Special: Best Camera Smartphone of 2019