A camera phone is a mobile phone which can capture photographs and often record video using one or more built-in digital cameras. It can also send the resulting image over the telephone function. The first camera phone was sold in 2000 in Japan, a Sharp J-SH04 J-Phone model, although some argue that the SCH-V200 and Kyocera VP-210 Visual Phone, both introduced months earlier in South Korea and Japan respectively, are the first cameras in phones but could not send the resulting image over the telephone function. If you’re a photography enthusiast, here are some of the best camera phones you can buy today. Before we hold forth, we’ve picked phones across price segments and are in no particular order.
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3 XL shows you don’t need high camera megapixel resolution and specs to take good photos. The smartphone uses Google’s advanced software algorithms to deliver excellent images across daylight and lowlight settings. In terms of specs, Google Pixel 3 XL features a 12-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, dual pixel phase detection, OIS and EIS, and f/1.8 aperture. The smartphone is available online for Rs 52,400 approximately.
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro takes on OnePlus 7 with triple rear camera setup featuring 48-megapixel (Sony IMX58 sensor, 1.6μm large 4-in-1 large pixel, 6P, f/1.75 aperture), 8-megapixel telephoto lens(2x Optical Zoom, 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture), and 13-megapixel 124.8-degree super wide-angle lens( 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture). The smartphone delivers impressive results in daylight settings. The lowlight performance is on par with OnePlus 7. Available at a starting price of Rs 27,999, Redmi K20 Pro is also quite cheaper than OnePlus 7.
Realme X joins premium design and pop-up selfie camera. The phone also offers 48MP (Sony IMX586 sensor) and 5MP sensors with f/1.7 + f/2.4 apertures respectively. Realme X supports Super Nightscape, Chroma Boost, and new portrait mode styles HDR. Realme X lets you shoot 4K videos at 30fps. The smartphone is available online for a starting price of Rs 16,999.
Redmi Note 7 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the cheapest smartphones to offer 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor. Available online at a starting price of Rs 13,999, Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with 48MP + 5MP AI Dual camera and 1.6μm large pixel (4-in-1 Super Pixel), PDAF, and f/1.79 aperture lens. Redmi Note 7 Pro also supports 4K videos at 30fps. Other vital features Redmi Note 7 Pro include 4,000mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, and 6.3-inch full HD+ dot notch display.