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.
Vlogging isn’t just restricted to digital camera or DSLR. Some smartphones are just good enough to fulfil your vlogging needs such as this one from Samsung Galaxy S9. Apart from its heavily-advertised super slow-motion feature, it also packs amazing video capabilities that allows you to record up to UHD 4K at 60fps.
Then, there is the phone’s 12MP rear camera along with its dual aperture technology that works both ways. With f/1.5, it gives you the opportunity to shoot your subject under the low-light condition, while the f/2.4 aperture mode enables you to take great photos in brightly-lit places or broad daylight.
Sony is no stranger to producing high-quality photo and video equipment. This also includes their flagship phone of Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, where you can shoot 4K HDR videos as well as adapt to low-light conditions with its 12,800 ISO.
If that’s not enough, it can capture super slow-motion footage at 960fps in 1080p and a Steady Shot image stabilisation that helps to minimise video shake. Even if you’re not keen on shooting 4K footage, there are other video recording options including 720p and 1080p Full HD mode.
One of the biggest selling points for the Huawei’s P series is its acclaimed photography feature. Thanks to its innovative Leica Triple Camera system, it boasts an incredible 40MP RGB primary camera and a secondary 20MP monochrome camera for taking high-resolution yet razor-sharp photos in great details.
The third camera has a telephoto capability that allows you to use its 3x optical zoom or 5x hybrid zoom by combining three camera functions altogether. The Huawei P20 Pro is also equipped with 19 different camera settings designed for respective shooting conditions. This includes the likes of food, natural, portrait and even domestic animal (cat/dog) photography.
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.
The Google Pixel 2 XL is more than just a performance-driven smartphone with a Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor and a spacious 64GB of internal storage. Its camera is just as top-notch, offering a 12.2MP rear camera that comes with both optical and electronic image stabilisation for minimising camera shake.
Google Pixel 2 XL also packs a zippy autofocus system and an aperture mode opening up to f/1.8 for capturing subjects in a low-light setting. Not to mention, you get to take photos with impressive bokeh effects, thanks to its integrated Portrait mode.
Best of all, it has a Motion Photos feature, which is a nifty camera app that lets you record a few frames before and after you capture a photo. This is particularly ideal for candid or sports-related moments, where you can save the frames as still photo, video or even export them as a GIF file.
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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