This year, we have seen some very impressive mobile phones offering some great camera functionality. But which of these phones are the best as far as photography is concerned? If you are on the lookout right now for a great camera phone, we have provided for you a list of the best camera phones in the market today that you should seriously consider having and give you as well a rundown of each camera’s features and see what each of them offer.
Samsung Galaxy S6
The latest flagship phone model of Samsung boasts of a lot of new and exciting features. As far as its cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S6 provides dual high resolution cameras: a 16 MP main camera at the rear and a 5 MP front facing camera for those detailed and clear selfies. Both cameras launch as fast as 0.7 seconds, allowing you to capture moments quickly.
Another feature which makes this phone stand out as a camera phone is its aperture of f1.9, which lets you take quality low light shots instead of looking grainy and optical image stabilization for those less blurry shots. Overall, the cameras take really high quality photos that make it a topnotch camera phone in the market today.
Apple iPhone 6S Plus
The iPhone 6S Plus is one of the two recent iPhone models released by Apple, the successor to the iPhone 6 Plus which was Apple’s first phablet sized phone. The iPhone 6S Plus touts some improvements over the previous iPhone 6 Plus, with the former now having a 12 megapixel main camera and a 5 megapixel front camera.
What makes the Apple iPhone 6S Plus stand out are camera’s features, with an aperture of f2.2 for better low light shots and a faster autofocus system which Apple calls “focus pixels.” Unique to the iPhone 6S Plus is the optical image stabilization feature, which helps provide better quality and more stable photo through its lens.
With Samsung and Apple dominating the mobile phone industry at the moment, LG comes out with an impressive phone to give the two a run for their money that is the LG G4. For one, it boasts of a 16 MP main camera and an 8 MP camera at the front, the highest resolution for a front-facing camera.
Inside, the camera boasts of an f1.8 aperture which provides very good performance even under low light conditions. It also has optical image stabilization and a manual mode which is the highlight of this camera as it provides more control of the photos you take with high quality results. It even allows you to shoot in RAW as well.
HTC One M9
HTC has put forth a good flagship phone with the HTC One M9, with a 20 MP main camera and a 4 MP front camera which is somewhat lower compared to the flagship Android phones of its competitors.
As far as the camera phones, it does the job well though again, it somewhat pales in comparison compared to the other flagship Android phones. The aperture at f2.0 is passable in quality. Image quality overall is good, however it lacks the definition that other cameras have.
Based on features and real life performance, there is a consensus that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is the best camera phone in the market today. But the other phones are not far behind in terms of performance. Apple iPhone 6 still offers great photographic performance that has been a hallmark of iPhones since the introduction of the iPhone 4S years ago. And LG G4 offers some superior specs in some aspects while delivering camera performance at par with the others.
HTC One M9 seems to be on the losing end in the list. While it still provides good image quality, its performance is somewhat lacking compared to its competitors though it is not that far behind.
In the end, it all depends on user preference. All the phones listed here are very good camera phones. And if you are not looking in particular for any feature or capability like in event photography, you will not go wrong with these phones.