Camera phones have come a long way since its introduction back in the early 2000s. Today, you can find lots of camera phones catered for every budget. Some of the common features found in a camera phone include the number of megapixels, aperture mode, image stabilisation and video recording capabilities.
But not every camera phone is created equal. We've rounded up 8 different types for your respective needs.
For such a price point under ₱ 10,000, this mid-range Xiaomi smartphone does pack a few punches. It comes equipped with a 12MP + 5MP dual camera that allows you to capture great photos regardless of portrait or landscape shots as long as they are framed in a decent lighting condition.
The nearly 6-inch display is razor-sharp, thanks to its IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and a vivid FHD+ at 2160 x 1080 pixels. Other highlights include a snappy 14nm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor and an ample storage capacity up to 32GB, making it an ideal phone for multitasking and gaming purposes.
It goes without saying that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s primary selling point is its Bluetooth-enabled S Pen. But this 6.3-inch smartphone (or phablet, if you will) is no slouch either when it comes to its camera functions. It packs a dual 12MP rear camera that enables you to take great photos regardless of day or night.
The phone is also equipped with a f/1.5 aperture mode, meaning you can capture photos in low-light or even in a dark setting. This is largely achievable, thanks to the phone’s integrated Dual Aperture technology that can switch its setting automatically based on the lighting condition.
Some smartphones these days features a notch display, which refers to the small cut-out located at the top of the screen. This cut-out is specially designed to place the front camera, speakers and multiple sensors. One of them is the iPhone XS.
Apart from a front-facing camera, the iPhone XS’ notch display is packed with everything from flood illuminator and proximity sensor to ambient light sensor and microphone. It also has a 3D dot projector, which is said to have a highly-secured Face ID system that only recognises your face to unlock the phone.
One of the biggest setbacks about owning today’s smartphone is that the battery tends to drain faster even before the day is over. This is especially true if you run multiple apps at once or streaming videos and play high-resolution mobile games.
If you are one to always complain about lacklustre battery life, you might want to check out the 4,000mAh-equipped smartphone instead. Among them is the Xiaomi Pocophone F1, which packs a long-lasting battery life that allows you to multitask for hours after hours.
The phone itself is a killer, complete with an impressive 6.1-inch FHD+ IPS display, a lightning-fast Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor and also supports fast charging, thanks to its Quick Charge 3.0 function.
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