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What are the Best Camera phones to buy in 2021

In this article, we are going to review the best camera phone to buy in 2021, as we continue to always prioritizing their cameras, starting from the top range, with sensational performance under any circumstance, and reaching the intermediate models, with very good performance and oriented to the ordinary consumer. This is our proposal of the phones with the best camera you can find in the market.

Fortunately, mobile photography is no longer a minority. More people are encouraged to explore the photographic capabilities of their phones, and that is something that has been noticed in the catalog of some manufacturers that already take care of the quality of their sensors from the mid-range to the highest. And is that enjoying an extraordinary camera performance is not always at odds with the price.

Which mobile has the best camera in 2021?


  1. iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12 pro Max Light camera









First on our list of the best camera phones in 2021 is the iPhone 12 Pro Max. This device is the most complete and expensive version that we can find in the new Apple phones, outstanding in all aspects and with a clear commitment to improving the cameras. We have three units, all 12 megapixels: a main angular, a telephoto and an ultra wide angle.

We have a point in favor of the Max in the use of the largest screen that appeared on an iPhone, something that we will appreciate when taking and viewing both photos and videos.

The reality is that the “normal” iPhone 12 Pro could well have been our choice, but getting very serious with the best camera available, we cannot ignore that the Max model brings some improvements in important points under its arm: a larger main sensor, the telephoto lens has a longer reach, and sensor shift stabilization debuts.

A compendium of innovative technologies that will help us get better shots in low light situations. In fact, one of the strengths of this iPhone 12 Pro Max is the Night mode, which can be used with both the main camera and the wide angle. The LiDAR system will help us focus on these night-time situations.

Computational photography goes to another level with this model, enhancing the Deep Fusion system along with a more efficient Smart HDR 3. Both combine multiple shots with different exposures to create the best possible image. Closing the photographic section, note that this model can record the shots in Pro RAW format.

We cannot fail to value its capabilities in video recording, if possible superior to photographic ones. It is a Dolby Vision certified camera that generates incredible videos, in 4K format at 60 images per second.


          2.   iPhone 12 and 12 mini, the best camera in your pocket

Saint Petersburg, Russia – November 28, 2020: Apple iPhone 12 mini blue with box on wooden background.









The renewal of the iPhone in 2020 has been a success with details such as 5G connectivity and the OLED screen, the change being more moderate with regard to the cameras. But if something worked very well, there is no need to worry.

The iPhone 12 and its mini variant share exactly the same camera system, so it will be a matter of taste to choose one or the other variant. Of course, the little one becomes a spectacular device to take photos and videos with a really restrained size.

They are phones that have two cameras, an angle and a wide angle, capable of getting good shots in difficult light conditions. Also present is the artificial intelligence of Deep Fusion and the new Smart HDR.

If in photo they can have rivals, in video the iPhone is almost unbeatable. The new models can record video in 4K format at 30 frames per second in HDR format with Dolby Vision support.


     3. Which Samsung has the best camera? Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Rostov-on-Don, Russia – February 2020. SAMSUNG Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G on a white background. New smartphone and box from SAMSUNG company isolated on a white background.








Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is Samsung’s most ambitious phone in 2020 and it has all the ingredients to become the ideal solution, the best Android camera option. The last name Ultra is not free in photographic subjects, since it introduces us a zoom that reaches 100 times.

The camera configuration is triple, very much in the trend of the high-end market: ultra-wide, wide and telephoto. The first is the main one and it is the star of the phone by releasing a 108 megapixel sensor.

Since that amount of pixels is not useful to use in the mobile world, the phone makes use of Pixel Binning, which is a technique that merges nine pixels into one. The final image is the best we can hope for, converted to 12 megapixels.

As expected, we find a spectacular screen to take the shots and also to view or work with them. The diagonal is 6.9 inches, with the best OLED technology on the market and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

The other highlight is the spectacular Space Zoom, which is capable of 10x hybrid optical zoom. If we add to this the digital processing and artificial intelligence of the Super Resolution Zoom, we will reach up to 100 increases.

We cannot stop commenting that in video recording the level of resolution increases, being one of the few phones that can record information in 8K format, at 30 images per second.


4. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, the option with a pointer

Newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Android smartphone is displayed for editorial purposes








If we take into account everything we have said about the Galaxy S20 Ultra, we have a Note 20 Ultra very similar in specifications, adding an S Pen pointer that turns the phone into a different device when it comes to being used.

Imagine being able to edit images and videos with the precision offered by a stylus like S Pen. It changes the way we share content and acts as a wireless controller, in case we want to shoot the camera without having to touch the phone or wait for countdowns.

In features, we have to highlight that there are behind cameras, the main one being 108 megapixels and wide angle. It is accompanied by a telephoto lens and an ultra wide angle. The Space Zoom mode together with the Super Resolution processing are capable of 50x magnification.

We end up with 8K video, with four times the 4K resolution. The power of the Note 20 and the professional editing programs give us the opportunity to be in control of all the important parameters for a film director, thereby registering itself as one of the best camera mobile in the market today.


5. Huawei P40 Pro, with a zoom of 50x

Newly launched Huawei P40 Pro smartphone is displayed for editorial purposes








Along with the high-end Galaxy, this Huawei P40 Pro is also one of the best camera phone that we are going to find in the Android market. The phone surprises us with many megapixels in a configuration of four cameras made together with the specialists at Leica.

The main camera stands out for its 50 megapixels and the large size of its sensor, which makes it really sensitive and obtain better performance in difficult light situations. The sensor is of the RYYB type, it is broken down into the matrix of colors Red, Yellow, Yellow, Blue, which causes us to get a much warmer interpretation of the image.

It is accompanied by a 40 megapixel wide angle with great luminosity, a telephoto lens with 12 megapixels and a five-fold optical zoom with optical stabilization. To complete the set, there is a ToF 3D camera with which the depth of the elements in scene are measured.

We finish by highlighting that we carry a telescope in our pocket, thanks to the work of the SuperZoom periscope composed of several stabilized lenses. Again, a RYYB sensor is used which, together with artificial intelligence, is capable of reaching up to 50 increases.


6. Sony Xperia 1 II, the approach to cinema



A phone developed together with the engineers of Sony’s Alpha, the division of professional cameras of the Japanese house. In addition to a generously sized Sony Exmor RS sensor for the main camera, the lens is designed by ZEISS.

It stands out from its competitors for really fast focusing, with a human and animal eye detection system capable of focusing up to 60 times per second so that shots are always sharp.

We are facing a very complete terminal, since its three cameras cover all possible scenes, with three ideal lenses: the 16 and 24 mm angular ones, or a 70 mm telephoto lens. You can capture RAW (DNG) images with an interface inspired by Alpha cameras.

Finally, we have to know that the phone has an ultra-wide screen (21:9), ideal for reproducing cinematographic content, videos and photos. The technology is OLED and the resolution 4K.


7.  Oppo X2 Pro, the periscope phone



The most important phone that OPPO has made could not neglect its camera section. We find three cameras on the rear in which 48 megapixels are used in both the main camera and the wide angle, so that both can offer images of similar quality.
The third camera is the most special, it is a 13 megapixel telephoto lens that is developed on the idea of a periscope. With it, a 5x optical zoom is achieved, which goes up to 10x when using a hybrid system. In digital mode you can get up to 60x magnification with enough quality.

In addition to having sensors of a fairly large size, we have to emphasize that the wide-angle camera is signed by Sony. It is capable of acting as a high-quality macro camera, as it can get within 10 cm of the subject and magnify the detail up to 8 times.

Its 120 Hz screen is the ideal place to enjoy the most fluid videos we can find, with double speakers and Dolby Atmos certification. The OPPO Find X2 Pro can record video in 4K format at 60 images per second.

Which mobile is cheaper and with the best camera?


9. Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

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The Mi 10T Pro is a phone with an impressive camera system at a much more affordable price than the rest of the contenders. Its main value is found in its 108 megapixel camera developed by Samsung.

The system is very complete, we have a second camera that is a 13 megapixel ultra wide angle with a vision of 123 degrees. The third is a 5 mega-pixel macro camera capable of focusing as close as 2 centimetres.

As for the video, we must draw attention to the ability to record video at 8K format. The quality is so high in this way that 33 megapixel photos can be taken directly from the generated video.