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These are cell phones with the best cameras to take pictures

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The truth is that all (or almost all) the world has a smart phone. And, without doubt, one of the biggest uses that we do with them is to take photos non-stop. Therefore, it is important to know which are the phones with the best cameras out there right now in the market, in the event that you’re thinking about renewing yours.

The ability to capture and quickly share memories is important. The smart phone is usually the camera that we always have on hand, so it has to work well. If you’re wondering what are the smartphones with the best cameras, do not suffer, that here we offer you our list.

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Our favorite

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Why should you buy it? Because it has the best camera of smartphone that we’ve used, and is in addition to the best Android phone on the market.

Who is it for? Anyone who considers photography as a priority on their smart phone.

How much does it cost? Over $650 dollars.

Why did we choose the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL?: Google struggled greatly in reconstructing the experience of the camera to your smart phones Pixel, and it shows. The main camera is very fast at the time of focusing, and creates clear photographs and detailed on a wide range of configurations. The HDR+ capture multiple shots and create the best image possible. You point and shoot with the automatic settings, and you will have excellent results most of the time.

The main camera on the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL is the same and has a power rating of 12.2 megapixels, but it is not the hardware that impresses here. Avoiding the tendency of the dual-lens, Google performs the same tricks using your software to achieve a bokeh effect, blurring the background in the great portraits shot. The aperture is f/1.8 and there is support for phase detection and autofocus laser, as well as HDR and optical image stabilization (OIS).

The video capability is also top notch, with support for 4K at 30 frames per second or Full HD at 120 frames per second. The front camera has a nominal capacity of 8-megapixel and fall in love to the fans of selfies, surpassing easily to the majority of the competition.

As mentioned, the automatic settings are great, but you can also adjust the exposure, focus lock, white balance and more, if you want to. Another great advantage of the phones Pixel 2 is that Google offers storage of full-resolution, free for all photos and videos that you take in Google Photos (without considering the free storage to 15GB Google offers to all).

In our tests, shooting in depth, the Pixel 2 XL won the crown with a dynamic range that is spectacular, great color accuracy, bright accents and reliable performance in general in all kinds of lighting conditions. At a general level, also what we consider the best Android phone of the moment. Yes, if you do not care about large screens or designs without bezel, you can save some money and get the same exceptional camera when you opt for the Pixel 2.

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iPhone X

The best camera on iPhone

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Why should you buy it? It is the best smartphone of the year, with an impressive main camera.

Who is it for? For fans of Apple who want the best camera possible on their phone.

How much does it cost? More than $1,000 dollars.

Why we chose the iPhone X?: The iPhone X Apple presents the best performance camera that we’ve seen on an iPhone. It is a great camera, very versatile , but it also has a powerful optical zoom digital, thanks to its dual camera. If you want to focus on distant targets and get a good photo, this is the phone that you need.

It has a main chamber, a double, both with a rating of 12-megapixel with aperture f/1.8 and f/2.4, respectively. It also has optical image stabilisation (OIS), autofocus phase detection, and compatibility with HDR. You can record videos in 4K up to 60 frames per second, or full HD up to 240 frames per second. The front camera has a power of 7-megapixel camera, which produces great selfies.

The natural color reproduction is excellent, even though the colors with the iPhone camera X are a little more saturated than in the 7 Plus. The camera of the iPhone 8 Plus offers almost all the same benefits that the iPhone X, but the flagship of Apple has a telephoto side slightly faster with OIS.

The effect bokeh type DSLR camera is the best we’ve seen in a smartphone until now. The iPhone X also has Portrait Lighting that provides different lighting effects to the photographed, which makes the phone perfect for photos with friends and family. Apple has also improved the low-light performance and you have turned on the mode HDR permanently to obtain the maximum level of detail and a perfect exposure.

The camera app is really accessible, but anyone looking for a control of the same in depth will be disappointed. There is a manual mode for professional photographers, but you can always use any application from the App Store.

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Huawei P20 Pro

The best camera low light

Why should you buy it? It is one of the best smart phones out there, with a camera that outshines the competition in low light conditions.

Who is it for? Anyone who wants a truly versatile camera.

How much does it cost? $1,100 dollars.

Why choose the Huawei P20 Pro?: The Huawei P20 Pro has an innovative configuration of three camera lenses on the rear. There is a lens color RGB 40 megapixel camera, a telephoto lens of 8 megapixels and a lens monochrome of 20 megapixels. Huawei uses a technology called Pixel Fusion, which allows four times the usual amount of light in a pixel, helping to create photos more brilliant. The camera system also uses the three lenses at the same time to improve the sharpness of the image.

It supports 3x optical zoom, with further digital enhancements as an option. The artificial intelligence recognizes each scene and selects the ideal settings, while ensuring that your photos are framed and stabilized properly. Shots daylight are excellent, but things improve even more for the night. A night mode special maintains the opening for four seconds, and even when it is laptop, your A. I. you can edit any blur or movement to produce a shot, crisp and amazing.

You can also capture amazing shots to monochrome with the P20 Pro, there is support for video to super slow motion, capturing up to 960 frames per second at 720p, and there is a 4D approach to automatic motion-based predictive tracking in real-time. It is a camera incredibly full of features and versatility.

There is also an AMOLED screen Full HD 6.1 inch, an impressive battery of 4,000 mAh and the processor Hisilicon Kirin 970 Huawei, backed by 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage. The major drawback of Huawei P20 Pro is that it is not available officially in the US, and importing it is expensive.

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Better alternatives

If you have enough money to buy an iPhone X or the Pixel Google’s, quiet there are still choices very good and at a better price of cell phones with good camera.

A clear example of this is the HTC U11, which has a single primary camera of 12 megapixel camera with a large aperture f / 1.7, capable of capturing lots of detail and lifelike color. It is quick to focus and also features OIS, HDR Boost and a Pro mode. We are excited to see what you can do its successor, the U12 Plus, double lens.

On the other hand, the LG G7 ThinQ combines a standard camera of 16 megapixel with aperture f / 1.6, and optical image stabilization, wide angle camera (f / 1.9 16-megapixel. In good lighting conditions, capturing shots are amazing and we love the option to capture more with wide-angle lens that lets you take photos of 107 degrees. It also has a mode Super Bright Camera to shoot at night and a decent portrait.

And if you are a lover of the Apple phones, but the iPhone X is not in your budget, you can opt for the iPhone 8 Plus, which has two cameras with 12 megapixels, a wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization and aperture f / 1.8, and a telephoto lens with a f /2.8 aperture. It has the same excellent portrait mode and optical zoom of 2x your brother more expensive. The only difference is that the telephoto lens in the 8 Plus is a bit slower and it lacks optical image stabilization.

Howhow we do these tests?

We are constantly glued to our smart phones on Digital Trends Spanish. Each phone that we tested serves as our usual phone and daily for at least a week, often much more.

That means that we use the cameras of the smartphones that we tested for everything from to capture social events, even to do videos at trade fairs or take the photos for our articles.

We know how important it is camera on a smart phone, so I always tried to fund, we make photos in spaces very different to be able to see how it works or responds to the camera in different situations.

After we debated the pros and cons and try to take the same type of photos with each one of the phones to be able to compare and conclude which are the best results obtained.

*Updated as of September 23, by Maria Teresa Lopes.

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