Cameras are one of the main factors to consider when you’re buying a smartphone. But it’s an important one for a lot of people.

Which makes “which smartphone has the best camera” one of the most frequently asked questions about phones these days.

Here are some of our top picks for smartphones with the best cameras:

Which Smartphone Has the Best Camera

iPhone 12 Pro Max

When it comes to camera phones, there’s no question that Apple phones are at the top of everyone’s list. The quality is just very different and lightyears ahead of other camera phones. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the best iPhone camera on the market today. 

With a 12 megapixel f/1.6 main camera, a 12 megapixel f/2.2 telephoto camera with 2.5x optical zoom, and a 12 megapixel f/2.4 ultrawide camera, the quality of photos you can take from the 12 Pro Max is nothing short of gorgeous. It even has a LiDAR scanner that enables Night Mode portraits. The 12 megapixel front camera doesn’t disappoint either. 

Every lens of the iPhone 12 Pro Max performs very well. If you’re looking to get an iPhone for taking photos, this one is the best option so far. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Released in January 2021, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’s camera packs a punch. It features four rear cameras; the main camera with 108 megapixels f/1.8, a 12 megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide camera and two telephoto cameras with 10 megapixels. One of the telephoto cameras features a f/2.4 aperture and 3x optical zoom while the other with f/4.9 aperture and a massive 10x optical zoom. 

Do not discount the front camera either. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’s front camera features a massive 40 megapixels.

Google Pixel 5

Another top-notcher for best camera smartphones is the Google Pixel 5. It’s got two massive rear cameras; the main one with a 12.2 megapixel wide angle lens, f/1.7 and a 16 megapixel ultra wide angle, f/2.2. The front camera on the other hand, is an 8-megapixel, f/2 wide camera. It’s a good point-and-shoot camera phone to have.

OnePlus 9 Pro

We know, we know, it’s surprising to see a OnePlus smartphone on a list for best cameras. But the OnePlus 9 Pro’s cameras are a giant leap for the smartphone line. It’s their best camera phone to date, too. 

It features four rear cameras, one with 48 megapixels f/1.8 which acts as the main camera. Another with an 8 megapixel f/2.4 telephoto one with 3.3x optical zoom. Next is the ultra-wide 50 megapixel f/2.2 camera. There’s also a bonus monochrome camera with 2 megapixels which comes in handy for boosting black and white shots. The front camera has 16 megapixels, too. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Another handy camera smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. It’s well-known for its excellent zoom lenses and high-spec cameras. But the most notable one is their telephoto camera that has 12 megapixels f/3.0 snapper with 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom.

The main camera has 108 megapixels f/1.8, and the ultra wide camera has 12 megapixels f/2.2 and the front camera also has 10 megapixels.

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