When buying a new phone, many users are concerned mainly with the quality of the camera as well as its options. Posting where you’ve been and what you’ve done on social media has become the norm of social culture. Professional cameras are expensive and require skilled hands and some time to set up properly and Canon point and shoot cameras are a drag to carry around, which is why the vast majority of people use camera phones to document their memories and adventures. So, for all tech-geeks, influencers, trend-setters and trend followers, we’ve done the work and came up with this list of the best camera phones of 2019.
Google Pixel 3
It’s not enough that you take the photo, the machine needs to know what to do with it. Enter Google Pixel 3, arguably the best camera on the market. The phone’s design is an elegant version of your average Android device, with the camera in possession of features like the dual pixel phase detection autofocus. The main sensor has 12.2 megapixels, but it is the image processing that is the main asset of the camera. Google has definitely stepped up its game. The price at the time of writing is around $650, so you may need to shop around before you find a good deal. Hands-down, our top pick.
Huawei P30 Pro
If you need a versatile phone that takes amazing photos with its several cameras that is not bothered by the night, look no further than Huawei P30 Pro. In fact, its low-light shooting capabilities trump perhaps even Google Pixel 3. The reason we put it below this phone, however, is that the software could still use a bit of work. Regardless, this marvel costs about the same as Google Pixel 3, but has a far superior zoom.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
The three cameras on the back of the phone are arranged neatly and the contrast and colors are fantastic. To be fair, it is a minor improvement over the S9, but the ultra-wide photos more than make up for any shortcomings of the phone designed for nearly everybody. Quite frankly, it boasts the best display on the list. It is also the best Samsung phone out there.
As usual, Apple has a decent contender for the supreme camera phone race, though, again, as usual, the price is somewhat high, though nowhere near as our other entries – it is around $500, depending on the offer. While the other phones have shown superiority in versatility and image processing, XS is the latest and greatest addition to the Apple phone family. Image editing is also a big plus, as you can experiment with an array of lighting effects.