Which smart phone has the best camera?

Discussion in 'Cell Phone Cameras & Camera Phones' started by Warhorse, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. Tropicalmemories

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    I think the Huawei P40 Pro is currently the best camera phone, but I worry about full Android compatibilty of Chinese phones, so I use the Samsung Note which is almost as good.

    I had a Note 8 for 3 years, and was very pleased with the camera performance (but not the battery life), and have just replaced it with a Note 9.

    There's been a Note 10 and a Note 20 since the 9 - but I just feel $1,100+ USD is too much for something I keep in my pocket. But a brand new 512 GB Note 9 is available for around $450, and it's spec is not that different to most current high end phones:
    • Dual cameras
    • Primary: 12MP (1/2.55-inch sensor, dual-pixel PDAF, f/1.5-2.4 variable-aperture lens)
    • Secondary: 12 MP (f/2.4 lens, 1/3.6-inch sensor, AF)
    • OIS on both cameras
    • Single LED flash
    • 4K video at 30/60 fps
    I added a 512 GB SD card, so have 1TB of storage, that's more than my laptop.

    I have to say the camera performance is only a small incremental improvement over my Note 8, but that's the way with most new phone or camera releases now, but battery life is sognificantly better with a big 4000 mAh battery.

    So my recommendation - go for a discounted Samsung Note 9 or 10+ and save $500 and still get a great camera phone with a unique variable aperture lens, and an integrated stylus that is good for photo editing and it also works as a wireless remote shutter release.


     
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    Just saw the Apple ads for the November release of the iphone 12 pro max, which has a 12mm, 26mm, and 65mm cameras with 2x optical zoom in. The thing has Lidar for low light shots. The specs look really good. Not going to give up my dslrs, but thing I'm going to trade in my iphone 8+ for a 12 pro max.
     
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    How much will you get for the old one?
     
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    Apple hasn't put out a new table yet, but the old table says up to $500 if I trade in on a iphone 11 pro max. Apple Trade In
     
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    Not meaning to burst your bubble, but that chart says you will get a whopping $210 for your 8+ if you are trading in for a 12 pro max.
     
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    I will send my 8+ to one of my granddaughters anyway.
     
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    Warhorse No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Your a good grandpa!
    How are you to decide which one will be the lucky recipient?
     
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    The eldest, who is an early teen, has an older model iphone, so it's her turn.
     
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    I Recommend Sony Xperia 1 Mark ii because he currently uses the most excellent Zeiss lenses. Also, you can try LG V40 it has some pros features too like Sony Xperia 1 Mark ii.
     
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    I wish my Samsung A50 loaded TriX
     
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    The best camera phone in 2020
    Apple iPhone 11 Pro. Apple's unbeatable all-round imaging excellence. ...
    Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. A tech spec behemoth with 108MP, 100x zoom and 8K video. ...
    Huawei P40 Pro. 5G, 50MP imaging and 50x zoom – but Google issues limit it. ...
    Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. ...
    Google Pixel 4 XL. ...
    iPhone SE (2020) ...
    Sony Xperia 1 II. ...
    Xiaomi Mi Note 10.
     

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