Top 10 smartphones with best camera in the world

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To day we are going to be doing a rundown of the top 10 smartphones with the best camera in the world, 

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Number 10 on our list is xiaomi Mi Mix 3 one of the xiaomi’s 2018 flagship device with a Dxomark score of 103. Is powered by a Qualcomm’s top-end snapdragon 845 chipset, featuring camera hardware that is identical to Mi 8 and Mi mix 2S.

Camera specifications of this device

Dual camera with wide-angle main and secondary telephoto lenses

OIS on the main camera

Phase detection autofocus

Qualcomm snapdragon 845 chipset

12 MP (wide), f/1.8 1/2.55″,1.4um,dual pixel Pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS 

12MP (telephoto),1/3.4″, 1.09

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Number 9 on our list is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 which has a Dxomark score of 103. This device comes with dual- camera setup, featuring a wide-angle camera with 12MP sensor,f/1.5-2.4 dual-aperture lens and dual-pixel autofocus. The second camera offers a  12mp sensor with a 2x “telephoto” lens and f/2.4 aperture. Both lenses are optically stabilized.

Apart from being equipped with dual cameras, the Note 9 features Al-assisted camera operation, for example. The system can identify key elements in an image and optimize shooting settings and image processing based on one of 20 separate categories.

Video lovers can capture 4k footage at 39/69fps. Other high-end features include a large 6.4-inch super AMOLED (2969×1440) display,AKG-tuned speakers,

Camera specifications

Dual cameras

Primary: 12MP(1/2.55-inch sensor,dual-pixel PDAF,F/1.5-2.4 variable-aperture lens)

Secondly:12MP (f/2.4 lens,1/3.6-inch sensor,AF)

OIS on both cameras

Single LED flash

4k video at 30/60 fps

HTC U12 Plus

Number 8 on our list is HTC U12 Plus even though this company might be struggling in the mobile sector but they still produce one of the best camera smartphones in the world with a Dxomark score of 103.

HTC U12+ comes with a 12Mp sensor and wide-angle (27mm- equivalent) f/1.75 lens with OIS for the primary camera, together with a secondary 4mm-equivalent)f/2.6 lens for 2x optical Zoom. Running Qualcomm’s latest snapdragon 845 chipset, there’s plenty of powers for imaging tasks, along with a “pro” photography mode for greater manual control and RAW-format file support.

This device ultraspeed autofocus 2 system offers phase detection and laser-assisted autofocus;and also a bokeh simulation mode for artificially blurring the background in portraits; and a dual-tone LED flash unit. For video lovers, the phone can capture movies at 4k resolution up to 60fps

Camera specifications

Dual camera setup

12Mp main camera with 1/2.55″sensor(1.4um pixel Size),f/1.75 lens and OIS

16Mp secondary camera (1.0µm pixel size) with f/2.6 2x telephoto lens

Phase detection and laser-assisted autofocus

Dual-LEDflash

4K video at 60fps

iPhone XS Max

Number seven on our list is no other but Apple iPhone Xs Max with the best camera in the world with a Dxomark score of 105.

Although the camera specs on the surface look pretty much identical to the iPhone X. A closer look reveals important changes. For example, the 12MP sensor in the dual-camera setup’s wide-angle module is now larger then before, featuring 1.4um pixels compared to 1.22um on the iPhone x. But like the previous version, The new lens channels light onto the sensor through a 6-element lens with an f/1.8 aperture, and as before, the 2x tele-camera comes with 1.0um pixels and an f/2.4 aperture in a six-element lens. Both lenses are optically stabilized. 

In the software and image processing side of things, improvement are more obvious. During still image capture, the camera continuously captures a multi-frame buffer at different exposures,allowing for simultaneous zero shutter lag and HDR processing, something that is unique to the new iPhone at this point. This also means the iPhone XS Max is capable of displaying HDR images in real-time in the preview image, so what you see is what you get.

In video mode, the iPhone XS Max can shoot 4k video at 60 frames per second and 1080p full-HD at up to 240fps. The faster sensor readout allows for better video stabilization and reduced jello effect. In addition,the camera can shoot footage with expanded dynamic range when the frame rate is limited to 30 fps

Camera specifications

Dual-camera setup

12mp main camera with 1/2.55 sensor (1.4um pixels) and six-element f/1.8-aperture lens,26mm equivalent focal length

12MP secondary 2x tele-camera with 1/3.4″ sensor (1.0um pixels) and six- element f/2.4- aperture lens, 52mm equivalent focal length

Optical image stabilization on both lenses

Phase-detection Auto-focus (PDAF)

Quad-LED dual-tone flash

4k video at 30/60 fps, 1080p at up to 240fps

Xiaomi Mi 9

Number 6 on our list is xiaomi Mi 9 smartphones with the best camera in the world with a Dxomark score of 107. This is xiaomi;s first device with a triple-camera setup. The main module captures image information on a 1/2″ 48mp sensor that produce 12mp 2x tele-module for zoom shots and a 16mp super-wide-angle with a 117-degree field of view. The autofocus system users a mix of PDAF, laser, and contrast detection

Users can view, edit, and compose images on an AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution, and the device is powered by Qualcomm’s latest top-end Snapdragon 855 chipset.

Camera specifications

Triple-camera setup

Primary:48mp 1/2-inch Sony IMX586 quad-sensor with 0.8um pixels,f/1.75-aperture lens, 26mm-equivalent focus length

Tele: 12Mp 1/3.4-inch Samsung S5k3M5 sensor with 1.0um pixels,f/2.2-aperture lens,50mm-equivalent focal length

Super-wide-angle: 16Mp 1/3-inch Sony IMX481 sensor,f/2.2-aperture lens, 17mm-equivalent focal length PDAF/laser autofocus

LED Flash

2160p/60fps video (2160p/30fps in default mode)

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

In 5th place of Smartphones With The Best Camera In The World is the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus released this year by Samsung with a DXOMARK Score of 109 , comes with a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED Display and a triple-lens setup in its main camera. Samsung combines the primary 12Mp camera and variable-aperture lens with a 16Mp ultra-wide-angle module and a 12Mp 2x telephoto module

Camera specifications

Triple-camera setup

Primary:12mp sensor with 1.4um pixels and 26mm-equivalent, f/1.5-2.4 aperture lens,Dual-pixel AF,OIS

Ultra-wide:16MP sensor 1.0um pixels and 13mm-equivalent,f/2.4-aperture lens

Telephoto: 12Mp sensor with 1.0µm pixels and 52mm-equivalent, f/2.4 aperture lens, PDAF, OIS

2160p/60fps (1080p/30fps at default settings)

Hauwei P20 Pro

The Hauwei P20 Pro takes the 4th place in the list of Smartphones With The Best Camera In The World with a DXOMARK score of 109.The P20 Pro is the first smartphone to feature a triple camera setup. However, Huawei hasn’t simply slapped a third sensor and lens onto its current dual-camera system. The new model stands out among its peers in several ways:

At 1/1.78″, the main camera’s sensor is unusually large—approximately twice the size of the Samsung Galaxy S9’s 1/2.55″ chip. Despite a slightly slower f/1.8-aperture lens, the RGB main camera sensor of the P20 Pro captures approximately 20 percent more light than the smaller sensors used in most competing models. As with previous high-end Huawei smartphones, the main sensor is supported by a secondary monochrome sensor which helps further increase photon capture.

The main camera sensor uses a Quad Bayer structure with a total pixel count of 40Mp. It outputs data binned in 2 × 2 pixel units, resulting in 10Mp image output.With an equivalent focal length of 80mm, the P20 Pro’s optically-stabilized tele-camera offers a significantly longer reach than the 2x tele-modules in the latest iPhone or Samsung Galaxy devices.

This is possible because the main camera in combination with the 20Mp monochrome secondary sensor is already capable of delivering decent zoom detail at a 2x zoom factor. As a consequence, the engineers have been able to focus on squeezing a longer reach out of the P20 Pro’s tele-lens. The Tele also outputs 10Mp image.

The monochrome sensor in the camera setup serves several purposes: it helps with depth estimation for the simulated bokeh effect, and the fine detail and low noise levels of the monochrome sensor improve image quality when zooming and in low light.

Camera specifications

Triplecamera setup

Main camera: 40Mp, 1/1.73″ RGB sensor with Quad Bayer structure, f/1.8-aperture lens with 27mm equivalent focal length

Secondary camera: 20Mp, 1/2.78″ monochrome sensor, f/1.6-aperture lens with 27mm equivalent focal length

Tele-camera: 8Mp, 1/4.4″ RGB sensor, f/2.4-aperture lens with 80mm equivalent focal length, and optical image stabilization

Aperture mode default eq. focal length: 55mm

PDAF on main sensor

4K video (not default mode)

960 fps slow-motion video at 720p

6.1″ display, 2240 x 1080 resolution

Kirin 970 chipset

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro takes the 3rd place in the list of Smartphones With The Best Camera In The World with a DXOMARK Score of 109. Building on the P20 Pro’s camera technology, the Mate 20 Pro comes with a Leica-branded triple-camera setup, but swaps its stable-mate’s monochrome camera for a super-wide-angle module, offering a 35mm-equivalent focal length range from 16 to 80mm—the widest of all current smartphone cameras.

Other components housed in the IP68-rated glass and metal body are all worthy of a premium device as well. Processing and other tasks are powered by Huawei’s new Kirin 980 chipset, and users can compose and view images on a large 6.39-inch HDR OLED display with 1440 x 3120 pixel resolution.

Camera specifications

Triple camera

40Mp main camera with 1/1.7″ sensor; f/1.8-aperture, 27mm-equivalent lens

20Mp super-wide-angle with f/2.2-aperture, 16mm-equivalent lens

8MP tele with f/2.4 aperture, OIS, 80mm-equivalent lens

PDAF + laser AF

Dual-tone LED flash

4K video at 30fps (1080p/30fps at default settings)

Galaxy S10 5G

The 5G variant of the Galaxy S10 comes in second in the list of Smartphones With The Best Camera In The World with a DXOMARK score of 112. It comes with 8GB of RAM, along with a 6.7-inch, 3040×1440 pixel, HDR10+ -certified AMOLED display. It’s loaded with either 256GB or 512GB of memory, which is helpful, since there is no microSD slot.

The main camera system combines a primary 12Mp camera and variable-aperture lens with a 16Mp ultra-wide-angle module and a 12Mp 2x telephoto module. Compared to the standard S10 model, the 5G model also adds a Time of Flight (TOF) sensor to assist with bokeh when shooting video as well as with augmented reality applications.

Camera specifications

Quad-camera setup, including a dedicated TOF sensor

Primary: 12Mp sensor with 1.4µm pixels and 26mm-equivalent, f/1.5–2.4 aperture lens, dual-pixel AF, OIS

Ultra-wide: 16Mp sensor 1.0µm pixels and 13mm-equivalent, f/2.2-aperture lens

Telephoto: 12Mp sensor with 1.0µm pixels and 52mm-equivalent, f/2.4 aperture lens, PDAF, OIS

2160p/60fps, shoots 4K video at 30fps by default

Huawei P30 Pro

The Huawei P30 takes the throne as the King of Smartphone Cameras at the moment with a DXOMARK scroe of 112 .

The P30 pro comes with a triple-camera setup (quad-camera, if you count the time-of-flight sensor) that offers a plethora of improvements over both the P20 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro (launched in October 2018).

The primary camera comes with a 1/1.7 40Mp quad sensor that produces 10Mp image output. The 27mm-equivalent lens comes with an f/1.6 aperture and is optically stabilized—a first for this sensor size in a smartphone. Thanks to a minimum focus distance of 25mm, the 20Mp super-wide-angle (16mm-equivalent) camera is capable of capturing macro shots, but the arguably most exciting innovation is the stabilized tele-camera that uses folded optics to achieve a 5x optical zoom factor (125mm equivalent).

5x optical zoom factor with folded optics

The laws of physics make it difficult to fit a longer zoom lens into a thin smartphone body. Even using smaller-than-usual image sensors and clever lens design, manufacturers have only managed so far to achieve 2 or 3x optical zoom factors in conventional high-end smartphones.

For the P30 Pro, Huawei uses folded optics to overcome this limitation. The image sensor is placed vertically within the phone and aimed at a lens with an optical axis that runs along the body of the phone, and a mirror is used to reflect incoming light into the lens and onto the sensor. This allows for a much longer equivalent focal length than would be possible with a camera oriented in the usual fashion—that is, one constrained by the phone’s thickness.

Field-of-view fusion”zoom

The P30 Pro doesn’t rely just on hardware alone for zooming, however. Software is just as important, and the P30 Pro uses a system Huawei calls field-of-view fusion, a combination of optical and algorithm-powered digital zooming that adapts to the chosen magnification factor. Up to 3x magnification, the tele-lens remains unused; instead, the camera performs all zooming with the help of a super-resolution algorithm—a concept similar to what we saw on the Google Pixel 3, one in which the camera merges several RAW frames into one high-resolution frame that it then crops for zooming.

Camera specifications

Triple-camera setup

Primary: 40Mp, 1/1.7-inch quad RYYB sensor; f/1.6-aperture lens, OIS, 27mm-equivalent focal length

Tele: 8Mp sensor, folded optics with f/3.4 aperture lens, OIS, 125mm-equivalent focal length

20Mp super-wide-angle with f/2.2-aperture, 16mm-equivalent lens

PDAF/Time-of-flight (ToF) autofocus

LED flash

So there you have it the TOP 10 list of Smartphones With The Best Camera In The World.  I still wonder why the Google Pixel 3 Didn’t make the cut. Well, keep an eye on this page for update credit to naijatechguy for this information

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