BEST CAMERA MOBILE PHONES

The Gadgets 360 Best Camera Mobile Phones page is your resource for the smartphones with the best cameras. Here, we show you the highest rated cameras on smartphones launched in India over the past year. Smartphones seen in this list have received a rating of 8 or higher for cameras in our detailed, comprehensive reviews. This means, the cameras on these phones are top-notch, and you can trust this list to not let you down. Smartphones in the Gadgets 360 Best Camera Mobile Phones page are sorted by date launched, so the further you scroll down, the older the phone you see.

The ratings visible on each phone on the Gadgets 360 Best Camera Mobile Phones page are the overall ratings of each phone, so that you get an idea of how well they perform in the real world, and not just in terms of cameras. You can see the price and key specifications of each phone right here, and you can click on each phone’s review links to see their detailed reviews, and clicking on the phone’s name takes you to its detailed specifications page. Phones listed here were launched in the past one year.

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Cameras are the main star of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. There's a new-generation 108-megapixel primary camera,12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and two telephoto cameras. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has a mighty impressive set of rear cameras, and all of them have important roles to play, unlike phones with dedicated depth or macro cameras. The selfie camera is also equally competent here.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is also a true-blue flagship with cutting-edge components like the Exynos 2100 5G SoC. It managed to run graphically intensive games such as Call of Duty: Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends at the QHD+ resolution. The Galaxy S21 Ultra also fully supports Samsung's S Pen, which is sold as an accessory.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G doubles up as an excellent device for media consumption. The 6.8-inch AMOLED display gets incredibly bright, and colours look rich and punchy. The 5,000mAh battery capacity is the same as what the Galaxy S20 Ultra had, and easily lasts for more than a full day of heavy to medium usage. The new design makes the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G look way better than previous models. Samsung's new contour-cut design for the camera module is unique, and manages to mask the camera bulge pretty well.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Specifications
Display 6.80-inch, 1440x3220 pixels
Processor Samsung Exynos 2100
RAM 12GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 108MP + 12MP + 10MP + 10MP
Front Camera 40MP
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The iPhone 13 Pro Max is Apple's biggest iPhone, but it doens't have any advantages over the iPhone 13 Pro in terms of features, unlike in previous generations. It's heavy and unwieldy, but the big display is great for games and the increased battery capacity allows for nearly two full days of regular use. The display gets a 120Hz refresh rate, but there's still an unsightly notch that interferes with movies. Performance is great thanks to the A15 Bionic SoC. You can choose betweeen 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options. The main new features are camera-related: Cinematic Mode and Photographic Styles. The camera hardware has also been improved, compared to the previous generation. You can now take macros and the optical zoom goes up to 3X. Although incredibly expensive, the iPhone 13 Pro Max represents the best of the best in the iPhone lineup.

iPhone 13 Pro Max Specifications
Display 6.70-inch, 1284x2778 pixels
Processor Apple A15 Bionic
Storage 128GB
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
Front Camera 12MP

The iPhone 13 Pro has all the same hardware as the iPhone 13 Pro Max except for a smaller battery and display. You get sensor-shift stabilisation for the primary camera, and for the first time, you can take macro photos. Optical zoom also goes up to 3X. Apple has introduced new camera features, Cinematic Mode and Photographic Styles. Beyond that, the new A15 Bionic SoC delivers excellent performance. Storage goes up to 1TB, though the top-end variant is extremely expensive. The 120Hz ProMotion display is a big improvement but there's still an awkward notch that can be distracting. Games and apps run very well, and the stereo speakers are also quite good. Construction quality is excellent and the iPhone 13 Pro is easier to hold and use than its bigger sibling. 

iPhone 13 Pro Specifications
Display 6.10-inch, 1170x2523 pixels
Processor Apple A15 Bionic
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 3095mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
Front Camera 12MP

The iPhone 13 mini is unique (other than the iPhone 12 mini) since every other manufacturer has given up on smaller-sized premium smartphones. It's easy to carry around and use, but you might find the screen a bit cramped for reading on, and battery life does suffer a little. There's more than enough power thanks to the Apple A15 Bionic SoC. Storage starts at 128GB and goes up to 512GB, but this phone is expensive. The cameras are excellent, capturing good detail in the daytime and at night. You can't take macro shots though. The screen doesn't have a high refresh rate, and the notch can be distracting, but everything looks bright and crisp.

iPhone 13 mini Specifications
Display 5.40-inch, 1080x2340 pixels
Processor Apple A15 Bionic
Storage 128GB
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP
Front Camera 12MP

The iPhone 13 brings a few subtle updates compared to the iPhone 12, but you might find that the previous year's model offers better value. This phone has a bright, vibrant 6.1-inch OLED screen, but with only a 60Hz refresh rate and an annoying notch. The A15 Bionic SoC provides more than enough power for gaming and heavy apps. The cameras are versatile and deliver great quality for stills as well as video, plus you get the same Cinematic Mode and Photographic Styles features as on the more expensive iPhone 13 Pro. Battery life is good, but not great. iOS 15 keeps everything running smoothly. You can choose between 128GB, 256GB and 512GB of storage. The iPhone 13 mini is equivalent in terms of features and performance. 

iPhone 13 Specifications
Display 6.10-inch, 1170x2532 pixels
Processor Apple A15 Bionic
Storage 128GB
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP
Front Camera 12MP

The Vivo X70 Pro+ is a premium flagship smartphone that finally checks all the boxes. Unlike the Vivo X60 Pro+, the X70 Pro+ offers everything a premium smartphone should have along with some unusual camera features.

The curved-edge display has been upgraded to a 120Hz, 1 billion colour, WQHD+ resolution panel which delivers natural-looking colours and high brightness. It also offers HDR10 and HDR10+ support for video streaming.

The phone loses the faux leather back of the X60 Pro+ in favour of an elegant matte-finished glass back that remains smudge-free. It also has a matte-finished metal frame along the sides.

With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ processor, software and overall device performance was not a problem. Games ran smoothly without any hiccups and the phone did not get hot during gameplay.

Camera hardware and performance have taken a noticeable leap. OIS is offered on all four rear cameras and they ensure not just good quality photos but also great-looking video.

Vivo X70 Pro+ Specifications
Display 6.78-inch, 1440x3200 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 50MP + 12MP + 8MP
Front Camera 32MP

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Specifications
Display 6.50-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 8MP
Front Camera 32MP

The design of the Mi 11 Ultra is stunning. It has an aluminium frame, a curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and a ceramic back. However, all these premium materials contribute to the 234g weight. The back has a 1.1-inch OLED display which can be used to show the battery level, notifications, or even use it as a viewfinder in the camera app. 

The main display on the Mi 11 Ultra is easily one of the best out there. HDR videos look good when played locally or even on YouTube. Heavy titles such as Call of Duty: Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends ran smoothly without skipping a beat. Actual battery life was more than satisfactory during the review period.

The areas in which this phone does excel include its excellent build quality, the vivid high-refresh-rate display, all-day battery life, and the very good set of cameras. The relatively spam-free MIUI experience is also refreshing.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Specifications
Processor Qualcomm
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 48MP + 48MP
Front Camera 20MP

OnePlus hasn't gone too crazy with the design of the OnePlus 9 Pro. It uses a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display which the company claims cuts power consumption by up to 50 percent compared to the previous model. It's powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, and is available in two varaints. I was happy with the accuracy of the in-display fingerprint sensor, and I also like the fact that the edges of the display are slightly less curved compared to the OnePlus 8 Pro, which helps in preventing accidental touches.

What's new is faster wireless charging. OnePlus has introduced its Warp Charge 50 wireless charger, which as the name suggests, can now wirelessly charge the 9 Pro at up to 50W. The OnePlus 9 Pro does have brand new rear sensors, which are said to be custom-developed with Sony.You can now shoot 8K 30fps stabilised videos or up to 4K 120fps. Oddly, there's no 1080p 120fps option. All these improvements make the OnePlus 9 Pro yet another solid OnePlus flagship, worthy of its Pro badge.

OnePlus 9 Pro Specifications
Display 6.70-inch, 1440x3216 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 50MP + 8MP
Front Camera 16MP

Vivo's gimbal camera system was a big hit in the company's X50 series, and it has gotten even better in the latest X60 series. It has a 6.56-inch curved AMOLED display with Schott Xensation Up glass. It also has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 at the back which gives the smartphone superior drop protection. 

The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC and has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It also has the Virtual RAM feature which allocates 3GB of storage as RAM when enabled. 

The gimbal camera system on the Vivo X60 Pro comprises a 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 sensor that physically moves to compensate for minor shakes. It also has a 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and a 13-megapixel portrait camera. The Vivo X60 Pro clicks very good photos and should be your first pick if you intend to shoot a lot of videos.

Vivo X60 Pro Specifications
Display 6.56-inch, 1080x2376 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4200mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 13MP + 13MP
Front Camera 32MP

The design of the X60 Pro+ looks elegant, feels refined, and is surprisingly light. The display looks very nice too. It's a 6.56-inch curved AMOLED panel with a full-HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The Vivo X60 Pro+ gets a performance boost over the standard Pro model thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC.

Vivo's custom Android skin called FunTouch OS is now at version 11.1, and is based on Android 11. Performance was blazing quick too. Even with all its bells and whistles, FunTouch OS ran smoothly and was easy to master. The Vivo X60 Pro+ has a decently sized 4,200mAh battery which easily lasted me about a day and a half with my typical usage.

This is a great alternative to the Mi 11 Ultra and the OnePlus 9 Pro, especially if you'll be creating a lot of videos.

Vivo X60 Pro+ Specifications
Display 6.56-inch, 1080x2376 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4200mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 48MP + 32MP + 8MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Galaxy S21+ has a 6.7-inch full-HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate.. It has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the front as well as the back and uses a metal frame. The smartphone packs in a 4800mAh battery and does not get a charger in the box. The Galaxy S21+ is IP68 rated just like other smartphones in this series.

The Galaxy S21+ is powered by the Exynos 2100 5G SoC and gets 8GB of RAM. You can choose between 128GB and 256GB of storage but it isn’t expandable. You get Android 11 out of the box with Samsung's One UI 3.0 on top. The Galaxy S21+ offers good performance and also offers good battery life.

There is a triple camera setup with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 64-megapixel telephoto camera. For selfies, it has a 10-megapixel front camera. Camera performance of the Galaxy S21+ is impressive in different lighting conditions and will not disappoint you. There aren’t any major shortcomings with the Galaxy S21+ making it a good pick for those looking for a nice flagship.

Samsung Galaxy S21+ Specifications
Display 6.70-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Samsung Exynos 2100
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4800mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 64MP
Front Camera 10MP

The Galaxy S21 has a 6.2-inch full-HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate.. It has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the display and a metal frame but the back is made out of plastic. The smartphone packs in a 4000mAh battery and does not get a charger in the box.

The Galaxy S21 is powered by the Exynos 2100 5G SoC and gets 8GB of RAM. You can choose between 128GB and 256GB of storage but it isn’t expandable. You get Android 11 out of the box with Samsung's One UI 3.0 on top. The Galaxy S21 offers good performance but the smaller battery capacity doesn’t let it last as long as the Galaxy S21+.

There is a triple camera setup with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 64-megapixel telephoto camera. For selfies, it has a 10-megapixel front camera. Camera performance of the Galaxy S21 is impressive in different lighting conditions and will not disappoint you. The small battery and the polycarbonate back are the only major cons for this smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Specifications
Display 6.20-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Samsung Exynos 2100
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 64MP
Front Camera 10MP

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Specifications
Display 6.40-inch
Processor octa-core
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 8MP
Front Camera 32MP

Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G Specifications
Display 6.67-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 920
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 108MP + 8MP
Front Camera 16MP

The Realme 8s 5G looks nearly identical to the Realme 8 5G. It has a  6.5-inch display with thin bezels on the sides but a slightly thicker chin. The Realme 8s 5G has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Realme 8s 5G has a triple camera module which protrudes enough to cause the device to rock when kept on a table.

 

Powering the Realme 8s 5G is the MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G processor, and is paired with  either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Both variants have 128GB of storage which is expandable using the dedicated microSD card slot. Realme also has a Virtual RAM feature which lets you use 5GB of storage to extend RAM. You get a 5,000mAh battery and a 33W charger in the box. Battery life on the Realme 8s 5G was good, and it can last beyond a day quite easily. Charging the 5,000mAh battery with the supplied 33W Dart Charger got the phone to 94 percent in an hour.

 

Realme 8s 5G has a triple camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 2-megapixel B&W portrait camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. It managed good photos in daylight but the lack of an ultra-wide angle camera makes it less versatile than some of the competition. Lowlight camera performance was average though Night mode helped improve the output.

Realme 8s 5G Specifications
Display 6.50-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 810
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

The mid-range smartphone market is becoming more crowded and Realme’s GT Master Edition is a quality offering at a competitive price with a unique suitcase-like design. Meant to replace the X series of smartphones, the GT series is a new lineup from Realme, and the GT Master Edition packs a punch. There’s a high-quality 120Hz Super AMOLED display which is good for gaming and watching movies on. There aren’t stereo speakers but you do get a 3.5mm headphone jack. Powering the gaming experience is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor, which is a worthy upgrade over the 768G and is on par with MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200. Camera performance is quite good in daylight but is only saved by the Night mode in low light. Battery life is quite good for a slim mid-range smartphone and charging is quite fast, going from zero to 100 percent in about 35 minutes.

Realme GT Master Edition Specifications
Display 6.43-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4300mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion sports a 6.7-inch OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and a centred camera hole punch. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner,a dedicated Google Assistant button and is IP52 rated. You get a triple camera module at the back which protrudes significantly.

Powering the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion is the MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor and it’s paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Both variants get 128GB of storage. Motorola ships the Edge 20 Fusion with Android 11 and its lightly skinned MyUX interface on top. The UI feels like stock Android and is further customisable.

The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion sports a triple camera setup consisting of a 108-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, this phone has a 32-megapixel front camera. Camera performance on the Moto Edge 20 Fusion was good for daylight and closeups. Lowlight camera performance appeared smoothened. The Edge 20 Fusion offer clean Stock Android and will appeal to purists on a budget.

Motorola Edge 20 Fusion Specifications
Display 6.70-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 800U
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 108MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Samsung Galaxy A52s is a quality mid-range smartphone with a premium price tag. This makes it a hard sell, both to a premium smartphone buyer and someone who is looking for a solid mid-range smartphone.

The Galaxy A52s is positioned higher than the Galaxy A52 because it has a faster display, a new and updated processor with better overall performance, and 5G.

While its design is identical to that of the Galaxy A52, it retains the IP67 rating which appears to be the only standout feature against its competitors. The upgraded 120Hz display keeps up with the competition and offers deep blacks, while its stereo speakers deliver loud and clear sound.

Camera performance is quite good in daylight, but low-light photos and videos leave a lot to be desired. Battery life is quite good and charging speed is average, even though some competing smartphones priced much lower do better.

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Specifications
Display 6.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is priced way lower than the Galaxy Z Fold 3, but it's still an expensive phone and sits in proper flagship territory. The big design change is the new dual-tone look and the larger outer display or cover screen. The main 6.7-inch display is a Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with the same resolution as the previous model, only now it has a 120Hz maximum refresh rate.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Some of the OneUI software tricks that we saw on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 have been modified for the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is definitely more manageable than the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in your hand. Games look and run great on this phone. If you give the sensors adequate light, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 can capture good details and colours.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 makes a strong style statement and feels refined enough for everyday use. If you don't fuss about the cameras or battery life too much, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 could be a fun little smartphone to add to your digital life.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Specifications
Processor octa-core
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 3300mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP
Front Camera 10MP

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the company's most ambitious, productivity-centric smartphone yet. This phone is a little bit slimmer than its predecessor when unfolded and the overall weight is a bit lower at 271g (vs 282g), but it's still just as chunky in its folded state. The outer display or ‘cover screen' on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is more or less the same as it was on the Galaxy Z Fold 2, except that it now supports an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. The main attraction is of course the folding 7.6-inch AMOLED display which has a higher resolution of 2,208x1,768, along with HDR10 playback and a 120Hz refresh rate.

You get a top-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC plus ample RAM and storage. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 also supports Samsung's S Pen ‘Fold Edition' and the new S Pen Pro. It's also now IPX8 rated for water resistance. Samsung's own apps are already optimised for multi-window use but the company has also collaborated with others including Spotify for better experiences on the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

If you're someone who wants to live on the bleeding edge of tech, then the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is possibly the most refined foldable in the market right now.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Specifications
Processor octa-core
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4400mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
Front Camera 10MP + 4MP

The Motorola Edge 20 is sleek but with a protruding camera bump at the back. Motorola has focused on design making it sling and light at 163g. It has a 6.7-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The device is well built and has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back and an aluminium frame in between. It is IP52 rated for dust and water resistance.

 

It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC. paired 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It packs in a 4,000mAh battery and gets a 30W charger in the box. Motorola ships near-stock Android 12 with few of its customisations in the form of MyUX. The phone offers good performance and will appeal to those who prefer style and performance. It isn’t the best when it comes to battery life though because of the small battery.

 

The Edge 20 has a triple camera setup, with a 108-megapixel primary camera, a16-megapixel ultra-wide camera and.an 8-megapixel 3X telephoto camera. Photos from the Edge 20 were good in daylight and closeups were better. Low light camera performance was not upto the mark.

Motorola Edge 20 Specifications
Display 6.70-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
Rear Camera 108MP + 16MP + 8MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Motorola Edge 20 Pro is the top-of-the-line smartphone In the Edge 20 series. It has a 6.7-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. This smartphone is slightly thicker than its younger sibling, the Motorola Edge 20. The device is well built and has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back and an aluminium frame in between. It is IP52 rated for dust and water resistance.

 

It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. paired 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Storage is non-expandable but you do have the option to extend RAM by 2GB.  It packs in a 4,500mAh battery and gets a 30W charger in the box. Motorola ships near-stock Android 12 with few of its customisations in the form of My UX. The Edge 20 Pro is powerful and can run almost every app on the Play Store.

 

The Edge 20 Pro has a triple camera setup, with a 108-megapixel primary camera, a16-megapixel ultra-wide camera and an 8-megapixel 5X telephoto camera. Photos from the Edge 20 Pro were good in daylight and closeups were better.  Telephoto camera is useful when shooting far away objects. However, low light camera performance was not upto the mark.

Motorola Edge 20 Pro Specifications
Display 6.70-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 108MP + 16MP + 8MP
Front Camera 32MP

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is the successor of the OnePlus Nord. It is a part of the affordable Nord series and is affordable compared to the OnePlus 9 Series. The OnePlus Nord 2 sports a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with fullHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and the back, giving it a premium look and feel. 

OnePlus has managed to keep the weight of the smartphone down to 189g. It packs in a 4,500mAh battery and supports 65W Warp charging., the charger is bundled in the box. At the back, it has a triple camera setup, comprising of a 50-megapixel primary camera with OIS, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and a 2-megapixel mono camera.

The Nord 2 is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1200AI processor and is available in 6GB, 8GB and 12GB RAM options. OnePlus offers 128GB and 256GB storage options but these aren't expandable further Just like other OnePlus smartphones, the Nord 2 also gets OxygenOS and it is running on top of Android 11. You also get two years of software updates and three years of security updates. The Nord 2 is a good performer and can handle heavy tasks and apps without any issues. The 4500mAh battery can go for a day and a half without any issues. Charging is super quick and the phone can get topped up from a drained state in just 32 minutes.

Camera performance of the Nord 2 is good for the price. Daylight photos are good but shots from the ultra-wide angle camera aren't great. The Nord 2 manages close-ups and portrait shots very well. Low light camera performance was also good and with Nightscape mode, the phone can click better shots in lowlight. Overall, the OnePlus Nord 2 is a good pick for someone on a budget.

OnePlus Nord 2 Specifications
Display 6.43-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 1200
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Nord CE 5G from OnePlus caters to the lower end of the smartphone market. OnePlus claims that the CE in the name stands for Core Edition since the device is capable of delivering a core smartphone experience. The OnePlus Nord covers all the basics in terms of specifications and also has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a holepunch for the selfie camera. It also has a 90Hz refresh rate. The display has good viewing angles and an in-display fingerprint scanner that's quick to unlock. The smartphone is thin and weighs 170gms which makes it comfortable for single-handed use.

OnePlus has picked the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor and has 6GB, 8GB and 12GB RAM options. It is available in two storage variants but storage is non-expandable since it does not have a microSD card slot. 

The Nord CE 5G gets a triple camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, and a 2-megapixel mono camera. For selfies, it has a 16-megapixel. Daylight photos from the Nord CE were good but lowlight camera performance needed improvements. 

OnePlus has packed in a 4,500mAh battery in the Nord CE which is capable of delivering over a day worth of battery life. It also supports 30W fast charging and comes with a Warp Charge 30T charger in the box. 

OnePlus Nord CE 5G Specifications
Display 6.43-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

The Oppo Reno 6 Pro is one of the slimmest and lightest phones in its class, and has the looks to go with that. The display is well-spec’d too. It’s a 6.5-inch full-HD+ AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ playback certification, and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. One of the biggest upgrades to the Oppo Reno 6 Pro is the new MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. Games ran very well too. Despite the slim body, the back of the phone never got overly hot even after extended gaming sessions.

I found the battery life of the Reno 6 Pro to be pretty solid too. I was easily able to get about a day and half of use, which involved lots of video watching and checking social apps. This phone runs the company’s latest version of ColorOS 11.3, which is very similar in form and function to the version we tested on the Reno 5 Pro 5G (v11.1). The camera setup on the Oppo Reno 6 Pro is pretty much identical to that of the Reno 5 Pro, except for the new Bokeh Flare Portrait filter which is fun and works well.

Oppo Reno 6 Pro Specifications
Display 6.55-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 1200
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Oppo Reno 6 shares a lot of features with the Pro model, such as the Bokeh Flare Portrait filter in the camera app, 65W fast charging, and a high refresh rate AMOLED display. The design gives off strong iPhone 12 vibes, but it really seems to work in its favour. The 6.42-inch AMOLED display looks very good. It has a full-HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 90Hz refresh rate, and a claimed peak brightness rating of up to 700nits.

Oppo says this is India's first phone to sport the MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC which is plenty powerful to handle daily tasks and games at the full-HD+ resolution. The 4,300mAh battery capacity might not sound too impressive, but with day-to-day usage, I was easily averaging more than a full day on single charge. The Oppo Reno 6 misses out on the rear depth camera that the Reno 6 Pro has, but apart from this, it has the same set of sensors on the front and back.

While the Reno 6 is definitely better value than the Pro model, it might be hard to justify buying it after comparing it to the OnePlus Nord 2 and the Poco F3 GT.

Oppo Reno 6 Specifications
Display 6.43-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 900
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4300mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

One glance at the iQoo 7 Legend and it makes quite an impression. The unique colour combination (inspired by BMW's racecars) not only looks good, but also feels premium with a well-polished metal frame and a matte glass back. The 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED display combined with the well-optimised Funtouch OS ensures a fluid software experience. Gaming is handled well with excellent heat management. No matter which camera you choose, the image quality is quite good. This includes the wide-angle camera, which doubles up as the macro camera and shoots close-ups with excellent detail. Surprisingly, it's the ultra-wide angle camera that underperforms in low-light shooting conditions. With a relatively small 4,000mAh battery, the iQoo 7 Legend never lasted beyond a day, but with a 66W charging adapter in the box, charging speed was jaw-dropping, going from 0-100 per cent in just 31 minutes.

iQOO 7 Legend Specifications
Display 6.62-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 13MP + 13MP
Front Camera 16MP

The Mi 11X Pro sports a big 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a1 120Hz display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and the back. The Mi 11X Pro has an IR emitter on top and an IP53 rating for dust and water resistance. The design looks flashy and has a big camera module at the back which protrudes quite a bit.

The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor that is paired with 8GB of RAM. You get 128GB and 256GB storage options but these aren’t expandable. Xiaomi ships the Mi 11X Pro with MIUI 12 on top of Android 11. It does have preinstalled apps that occasionally push spammy notifications. The Mi 11X Pro has a 4520mAh battery and has a 33W charger in the box. 

You get a triple camera system with a 108-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and a 5-megapixel “telemacro” camera. These cameras offer good performance in moist lighting scenarios for the price. If you are looking for a good allrounder with flagship performance, the Mi 11X Pro will appeal to you. 

Mi 11X Pro Specifications
Display 6.67-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4520mAh
Rear Camera 108MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front Camera 20MP
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iQOO Z3

While the iQoo Z3 does not follow in the footsteps of the gamer-centric iQoo 3, it succeeds as an affordable smartphone that not only looks good, but also offers a good processor considering its price. The iQoo Z3 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G, a mid-range SoC that surprisingly makes it to this affordable smartphone. While the performance of this new SoC is noticeable, it’s not a gigantic leap over the competition. This is where the other interesting hardware bits of the iQoo Z3 come in. There’s a triple-camera setup that performs well in daylight but suffers in low light. The 4,400mAh battery charges to 100 percent in just 60 minutes using the included 55W charging adapter. The 120Hz LCD panel is useful for gamers thanks to its 180Hz touch sampling rate. Factor in that attractive price tag, and iQoo seems to have a solid contender.

iQOO Z3 Specifications
Display 6.58-inch, 1080x2408 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4400mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

With only cosmetic changes and a slightly upgraded processor compared to the OnePlus 8T, the new OnePlus 9R is not very exciting at first. It has been launched exclusively in India because the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro have come in at higher prices. The company could have done more to keep things fresh in the premium segment, but even so, the 9R is a good overall package. It looks slick, and has a crisp AMOLED screen plus stereo speakers. Performance is good in everyday tasks and games run well too. The battery will last you all day, and you get a 65W fast charger in the box. The 48-megapixel main camera takes good shots and Nightscape mode can work very well depending on ambient light conditions. OxygenOS continues to be slick and feature-rich without getting overbearing. The 9R could be a good choice if you're a OnePlus fan, but do keep in mind that there's a lot of competition and you have many other choices.

OnePlus 9R Specifications
Display 6.55-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

The OnePlus 9 still feels solidly built and the plastic frame does look like metal, even though it's not. The alert slider and buttons have good tactile feedback, similar to the ones on the 9 Pro. The OnePlus 9 has a similar 6.55-inch AMOLED display as the 8T. Software is taken care of by OxygenOS 11, which is based on Android 11.

Performance has been very solid right from the get go thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdraogn 888. The display is excellent – colours are vibrant, brightness is very good, and viewing angles are more than satisfactory. The OnePlus 9 delivers very good battery life; a bit better than the 9 Pro in fact, in my opinion. 

The cameras on the OnePlus 9 are a big upgrade compared to its predecessor's mainly due to better sensors. The selfie camera is the same one used for the OnePlus 9 Pro, and it's decent but not great. The OnePlus 9 is a good smartphone in its own right, but hard to recommend when you have the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G and OnePlus 8 Pro selling for around the same price.

OnePlus 9 Specifications
Display 6.55-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 50MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

The Galaxy A52 is a part fo the A series and was launched alongside the Galaxy A72. The new Galaxy A52 has a big 6.5-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a hole-punch display. It also has a fast 90Hz refresh rate. The build is mainly plastic which isn't the case with its competition. The Galaxy A52 is IP67 rated and you will find a rubber seal around the SIM tray to help keep water and dust out.  The smartphone has a 4,500mAh battery and is manageable for single-handed use. The battery is capable of fast charging at 25W but you only get a 15W charger in the box.

The Galaxy A52 has a quad-camera setup at the back consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The camera performance is acceptable in daylight but the wide-angle camera does not capture as much detail as the primary camera. Close-up were good and the Galaxy A52 clicks some good portraits. The macro camera too was good in delivering a crisp output. Selfies taken from the selfie camera were good and the camera did a good job in most lighting conditions. 

The Galaxy A52 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 processor which is a decent processor. It is capable of delivering good performance and coupled with 6GB of RAM, multitasking too is easy. Compared to some of the direct competitors of the Galaxy A52, the chipset feels underpowered.

The 4,500mAh battery delivers good battery life and the phone went for about a day and a half with our usage. Charging times weren't too long either with the charger topping the phone up in about an hour and a half.

 

Samsung Galaxy A52 Specifications
Display 6.50-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Samsung Galaxy A72 features a fresh new design, similar to what we saw with the Galaxy A52. The 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display has a full-HD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate, and supports HDR playback. The Samsung Galaxy A72 has an in-display fingerprint sensor, but I found it to be very inconsistent with authentication and a bit sluggish too.

The Snapdragon 720G SoC is quite underpowered compared to the competition at this price, but it's still powerful enough to handle Android 11. Games ran really well too and titles such as Genshin Impact had very playable framerates, with just some mild stutter intermittently. The Samsung Galaxy A72 has a similar camera setup as the Galaxy A52, except that the depth camera has been swapped for a more useful 8-megapixel telephoto camera. Photos captured by the main camera were generally above average under good light. The telephoto camera captured strictly average photos.

If the Samsung name and features such as the IP rating and stereo speakers are what drew you towards the Galaxy A72, I'd suggest buying the Galaxy A52 instead and saving some money.

Samsung Galaxy A72 Specifications
Display 6.70-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 12MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front Camera 32MP

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Specifications
Display 6.78-inch, 1080x2448 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM 18GB
Storage 512GB
Battery Capacity 6000mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 13MP + 5MP
Front Camera 24MP

Xiaomi is raising the profile of its mainstream Redmi Note series with specifications that are sure to grab attention. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has a 108-megapixel camera but is otherwise identical to the Redmi Note 10 Pro, and the price difference between the two might not be worth it. This phone has a fantastic 6.67-inch full-HD+ 120Hz HDR10 Super AMOLED display with an embedded front camera. It's bright, crisp, and vibrant. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC and up to 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. There's a 5020mAh battery and you get a 33W charger in the box. The rear 108-megapixel camera takes good shots in the daytime but don't expect incredible detail in distant objects. The 5-megapixel telemacro camera is even more interesting and really does allow for some creative framing. Performance overall in everyday use is pretty good, and so is battery life. The phone heats up a bit when gaming. The body is slim and light, and this makes the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max easy to use and carry around. 

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max Specifications
Display 6.67-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 5020mAh
Rear Camera 108MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

The Realme GT isn’t a flagship killer but it is a premium all-rounder. Priced starting from Rs 37,999, the Realme GT lacks features like an IP rating and wireless charging but still turned out to be a good all-rounder. With its top variant available only in a Racing Yellow vegan leather finish, it is aimed at the youth who want a no-frills performance-oriented smartphone. It has a Super AMOLED display with a high refresh rate that will appeal to gamers. There’s a top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and plenty of RAM, so this phone is more than capable of handling the most high-end games. The cameras also perform quite well for still photos and video recording. Battery life is good, and the 65W charger that’s included in the box charges this phone very quickly.

Realme GT 5G Specifications
Display 6.43-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

The Samsung Galaxy F62 is a new mid-range smartphone, and only the second model in the recently introduced F series. The back and frame are built from plastic but this phone still manages to feel sturdy. It's a thick phone at 9.5mm, and it's heavier than the Galaxy M51 at 218g.  The highlight of the Samsung Galaxy F62 is the Exynos 9825 SoC. One UI looks slick, switching between apps is snappy, and the phone doesn't heat up with regular use. Games run just fine too. Titles such as CSR Racing 2 and Call of Duty: Mobile look great and run well.

Battery life is another big win for the Samsung Galaxy F62. The 7,000mAh battery easily lasted me close to two full days even with heavy usage, which was impressive.The cameras on the Galaxy F62 have been borrowed from the Galaxy M51 too. All the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy F62 do above-average jobs when shooting in daylight. Low-light performance is a little weak, especially when it comes to videos. 

If you want a phone that can easily last for more than a day even with very rigorous usage, you should consider it.

Samsung Galaxy F62 Specifications
Display 6.70-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Samsung Exynos 9825
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 7000mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera 32MP

Best Camera Mobile Phones (22 January 2022)

Best Camera Mobile Phones Price in India
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Rs. 1,05,999
iPhone 13 Pro Max Rs. 1,29,900
iPhone 13 Pro Rs. 1,19,900
iPhone 13 mini Rs. 69,900
iPhone 13 Rs. 79,900
Vivo X70 Pro+ Rs. 79,990
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Rs. 36,990
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Rs. 69,999
OnePlus 9 Pro Rs. 64,999
Vivo X60 Pro Rs. 48,990
Vivo X60 Pro+ Rs. 63,990
Samsung Galaxy S21+ Rs. 71,999
Samsung Galaxy S21 Rs. 54,000
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Rs. 49,999
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G Rs. 26,999
Realme 8s 5G Rs. 17,999
Realme GT Master Edition Rs. 25,860
Motorola Edge 20 Fusion Rs. 20,999
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Rs. 29,999
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Rs. 84,999
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Rs. 1,49,999
Motorola Edge 20 Rs. 27,999
Motorola Edge 20 Pro Rs. 34,999
OnePlus Nord 2 Rs. 27,999
OnePlus Nord CE 5G Rs. 22,999
Oppo Reno 6 Pro Rs. 37,949
Oppo Reno 6 Rs. 28,893
iQOO 7 Legend Rs. 39,990
Mi 11X Pro Rs. 36,999
iQOO Z3 Rs. 17,990
OnePlus 9R Rs. 39,999
OnePlus 9 Rs. 44,999
Samsung Galaxy A52 Rs. 24,720
Samsung Galaxy A72 Rs. 34,999
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Rs. 79,999
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max Rs. 19,999
Realme GT 5G Rs. 26,990
Samsung Galaxy F62 Rs. 23,999
List of Best Camera Mobile Phones, last updated on 22 January 2022
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