We came a long way from the generation of huge and bulky cameras to slim and sleek smartphones, taking memories in a click. Camera phone technology proves to be better as time passes by, convincing even experienced photographers to put the DSLR aside when necessary.

If you’re unsure whether lens or sensory quality is enough for enthusiastic photographers or influencers alike, below are some recommended smartphones with features you just might be looking for!

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 PRO

Best with optical zoom and image stabilization
Price from SGD209.90
Shopee Singapore SGD209.90 Lazada Singapore SGD249.00

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is famous for 2x optical zoom and amazing focus on objects. The camera is a dual 12 MP + 5 MP on the rear side, with a 20 MP selfie camera in front. With 20 MP, the selfie camera produces terrific shots. On top of that, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with electronic image stabilization (EIS) for video. Other features include 64 GB internal storage, dual SIM slots, and 5.99 inches full HD IPS LCD. 

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2. Huawei P20 Pro

Best with leica lens - suitable for night photography
Price from SGD745.00
Shopee Singapore SGD745.00

The Huawei P20 Pro phone has a special Leica three-camera system that contributes to intelligent photography. With approximately 6.1 inch OLED display, the Leica triple camera system helps photographs to look astounding whether it’s during the day or night. Other benefits the Huawei P20 Pro provides are 128 GB storage space, 5x hybrid zoom and a night mode that balances high-contrast scenes in any setting. 

3. ASUS ROG Smartphone

Best with wide angle lens
Price from SGD1,498.00
Shopee Singapore SGD1,498.00

The ASUS ROG Smartphone has 512GB with additional 8GB storage space, and offers a wide-angle camera on the side. At 8 MP and 120 degree field-of-view, this is pretty decent for many general users. It can also be used for other reasons as it has amazing mobile gaming performance and is capable of video and music streaming. In short, this phone is a gorgeous visual representation for gamers and non-gamers alike with lightning speed and comfort by design. 

4. Apple IPhone X

Best with blur effect - suitable for IOS
Price from SGD1,073.00
Shopee Singapore SGD1,073.00

Despite it being famous for portrait photography, the Apple Iphone X, powered by IOS, has a huge advantage with blur effects feature. It claims to create blurry backgrounds, similar to the DSLR camera that brings out professional results. This smartphone also comes with an OLED display that brings a higher vibrancy to photos and videos alike. If Android phones are not in your wish list, the Apple Iphone X is your best buy!

5. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Best for low light photography
Price from SGD713.00
Shopee Singapore SGD713.00

A smartphone with variable aperture mode, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus snaps photos impressively and artistically even in low light. It switches to f/1.5 for low light adjustment, contributing to ample exposure for well-lit shots taken in dim and dark conditions. Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus reduces noise and captures realistic details without compromising on true colour definitions. Perfect for photo enthusiasts! 

6. LG V30+ Smartphone

Best for vlogging and portrait shots
Price from SGD1,074.00
Shopee Singapore SGD1,074.00

If vlogging your travels and daily routine is your thing, the LG V30+ Smartphone should be next on your list! It provides technical convenience and focuses on various realistic details. Plus it features Cine-Log, a video capability feature that helps to capture 200% wider colour gamut and 800% dynamic range for video manipulation and enhancement. Other cool features include 4K Video Recording at 30 FPS, point zoom, 16 different cine-effects and slow-motion video recording at 1280 x 720 resolution at 240 FPS. 

7. Motorola Moto C

Best for the elderly
Price from SGD95.00
Shopee Singapore SGD95.00

Having technology simplified for those who may not be as well versed with these handheld devices could be a blessing for many. It is here where the Motorola Moto C fits the bill! Watch videos or stream music at 4G speed. The battery of this phone is reliable and long-lasting, and it does not need to be charged multiple times throughout the day. In a nutshell, the Motorola Moto C, while basic, has a flexible and simple design that many would find to be user-friendly. It’s the perfect gift where simple smartphone usage is required!

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