Camera is one of the important factors of a smartphone as it is essential for capturing those memorable moments, and a lot of us today are dependent on our mobile phones for the same. Once, people used to purchase digital camerad to capture different momories and it was a must carry device when going out for a vacation. But, things have changed now. Smartphones with good camera performance have taken their place.
Listed here are 5 smartphones that will never let you down when it comes to capturing pictures offering quality imaging. Our list also includes the smartphones which come with dual rear camera setup. These devices feature a combination of either two differnt or same megapixel dual camera sensors. The secondary camera at the back of the device is to provide enhanced depth of field (DOF) or BOKEH effect. DOF, also called focus range or effective focus range is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appears acceptably sharp in an image. Read on to find out more.
The Apple iphone 7 Plus was launched in India last year in October in 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB storage models. Apple iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 5.5 inch LED backlit IPS display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution having 625 cd/M2 max brightness. It comes with dual camera set up having a primary 12 megapixel camera and a secondary 12 megapixel camera as well. The secondary camera in the iPhone 7 Plus is meant to create depth effect in images and helps users to get 2x zoom without any assistance from software. Post 2x, the camera takes help of software as is usually happens in smartphones.
The primary 12 megapixel camera in iPhone 7 Plus has f/1.8 aperture, Optical Image Stabilisation, six element lens, Live Photo feature with stabilization, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Backside illumination sensor, Hybrid IR filter, Auto HDR, Burst mode, timer mode, panorama and geo tagging features. There is Quad LED True tone flash light in the back panel of the phone. The 12 megapixel camera can record 4K videos, slow motion full HD videos at 120 fps and HD videos at 240 fps. The iPhone 7 Plus has 7 megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture. Called as FaceTime HD camera, these can record full HD videos, and have BSI sensor, Auto HDR, Auto Image Stabilisation, Burst mode and Timer mode.
Apple introduced its new CPU – A10Fusion, which it said is the best ever CPU to feature in a smartphone. Built on the 64-bit architecture, the CPU comes with four cores – two for conserving battery power and two for high performance. They have a separate motion coprocessor while Apple says that their graphics processor is 50 per cent faster than that of previous A9 SoC. The LTE enabled iPhone 7 Plus has WiFi (ac), WiFi with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with GLONASS and NFC. It has fingerprint sensor that is integrated into the home button. The built in Li-Ion battery claims to offer talktime of upto 21 hours on 3G network. Besides, the smartphone come with nano SIM slot, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor and Barometer sensors.
Earlier, this year Huawei launched the Honor 6X smartphone with dual-camera set up for Rs 12,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs 15,999 for 4GB RAM variant. The device comes in two variants, a 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and a 4GB RAM + 64GB variants and is available exclusively via Amazon India.
The main highlight of the device is the dual-camera setup at the back. Honor 6X comes with a dual-camera set up at the back with one sensor being a 12-megapixel sensor and other being a 2-megapixel sensor. The set up comes with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), LED flash etc. At the front, there is an 8-megapxel sensor for selfies. The set up lets you dig into and play with shallow depth of field and one can change the focus of an image post clicking it.
The secondary camera at the back of the device is to provide enhanced depth of field or bokeh effect. However, you have to be very careful at times to get that perfect shot. If done right, the shot comes out to be really natural and the software also allows you to select the focal point after you have clicked the image. The camera is though impressive in low-light, but the camera manages to dig out pretty good selfies in daylight.
As far as other specifications are concerned, Honor 6X runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI v4.1 on top. Other than that, it comes with a 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) full-HD IPS display with 2.5D curved glass protection. On the inside, the device is powered by a Kirin 655 octa-core (4 cores at 2.1GHz + 4 cores at 1.7GHz) chipset with Mali-T830MP2 GPU paired with 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage or 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage. In both the cases, the internal storage is expandable via microSD card. There is 3340 mAh battery inside and the smartphone also offers 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, Compass etc.
You can read its review here: Huawei Honor 6X Review: More than just a swagphone
Huawei launched Huawei P9 in India last year in August for Rs 39,999. It is available on Flipkart in silver, gold and grey colours. The Huawei P9’s USP is its dual rear camera setup made in collaboration with Leica. The P9 features two 12-megapixel sensors, with one capturing light in colour, and the other captures monochrome images. The combination provides sharp and detailed images even in low light conditions. Both the sensors are from Leica and the setup also comes with features like PDAF, dual-tone LED flash etc. Sadly, this dual-camera setup cannot record in 4K. On the other side of the device is an 8-megapixel front facing camera with f/2.4 aperture.
The Huawei P9 has a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) IPS LCD display. The smartphone has 3GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. It a sports a 3000 mAh battery and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top. It is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 955 octa core processor and offers 4G connectivity.
Besides, the Huawei P9 has one SIM slot, WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), WiFi Hotspot, micro USB port, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and 3.5 mm jack. It has a number of sensors including Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Effect Sensor, and Fingerprint Sensor.
The Google Pixel smartphone comes in 32GB variant priced at Rs 57,000, while the 128GB Pixel variant is priced at Rs 66,000. For photography, the google Pixel come with 12.3 MP rear facing camera with 1.55-micron pixels size and f/2.0 aperture. Google boasted quite a few features in the device and one of them was the camera. The camera on the Pixel device received a rating of 89 from DXO Mark which is highest on any smartphone. The rear facing shooter also comes with features like HDR+ and improved stabilisation. Of course, the Pixel device run on Android 7.1 Nougat and has the famous Pixel launcher that has round icons.
Briefing about the specifications, the Pixel comes with an aluminium unibody and a glass plate (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) at the back. Up front. The Pixel sports a 5-inch 1080p display and has high-definition AMOLED display panel. On the inside, there is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset with 2 cores clocked at 2.15GHz and 2 cores clocked at 1.6GHz. The device has a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. Regarding the battery, it is 2770 mAh on Pixel smartphone. The device also houses a Pixel imprint fingerprint sensor at the back which is surrounded by a glass plate. And yes, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack in addition to USB Type-C with Quick Charge support.
LG V20 was launched in India late last year in December with dual camera setup. On the rear panel of LG V20, there are two cameras of which one is of 16-megapixel resolution that comes with OIS, Hybrid Auto-Focus (includes Laser auto-focus, PDAF, contrast auto-focus), f/1.8 aperture and dual-tone LED Flashlights. The second camera is a wide-angle 8-megapixel fixed focus unit. The V20 has a 5-megapixel selfies camera in its front. The smartphone houses a fingerprint scanner, which is integrated on the back panel and also comes with USB Type-C port.
LG V20 features a Dual display including a primary 5.7-inch Quantum display that comes with QHD (2560×1440 pixels) resolution and a secondary 2.1-inch screen with 160 x 1040 pixels resolution. The smartphone is armed with quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, which is paired with Adreno 530 GPU. It comes with 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage, and expandable storage of upto 2TB with micro SD card. The LG V20 is the first smartphone which comes pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat.
The LG V20 comes packed with 3200mAh removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Besides, the smartphone offers 4G LTE, WiFi (802.11 ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and NFC. Moreover, LG V20 comes with a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) thus promising superior audio experience through wired headphones. Further, it comes bundled with B&O Play earphones.