The smartphone camera tech in 2018 came to such an amazing end and we ended up with some smartphones that have amazing cameras. It is quite unbelievable what we are able to do with these smartphone cameras. One thing that worked well for a smartphone camera this year was AI. AI integrations with the camera on a smartphone brought some unbelievable improvements that we didn’t expect. Portrait mode on smartphones became better thanks to better edge detection. By the end of the year, we saw low-light tech like Night Sight from Google that can capture amazing photos with great details even in low-light or pitch darkness.
This calls up for a yearly sum up of how the smartphone cameras evolved and we will list the best camera smartphones that were launched in 2018 for consumers.
Google Pixel 3/ 3 XL
The number one device on our list is Google’s Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL. The device has a 12.2 MegaPixel camera sensor at the rear with portrait mode. We tested the device in our office and the images shot by the primary camera turned out to be exceptionality well. On the front, we can find an 8 MP + 8 MP Dual Front Cameras. So if you are someone who loves taking selfies, then you are definitely going to fall in love with this awesome device.
Other specifications include 6.3 inches Full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip along with 4GB of RAM. All this is backed up by a 3430 mAh capacity battery which uses a USB Type C port to charge. It also supports fast wireless charging through the Pixel Dock.
Huawei P20 Pro
Coming from Huawei, we have the Huawei P20 Pro which is quite popular for its rear camera setup. Just in case, if you don’t already know, the Huawei P20 Pro packs a 40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP Triple Primary Cameras. This setup performs exceptionally well and you can take some professional shots with this device. On the front, we get a 24 MP camera sensor which also can take some great shots. Other specifications include a 6.1 inch OLED Display, an Octa-core processor and a massive 6GB of RAM. Under the hood, there’s a 4,000 mAh capacity battery which supports fast charging.
iPhone XS Max
We are pretty much sure that a lot of you saw this device coming. The iPhone XS Max does come with some great camera sensors. Apple decided to go with the 12 MP + 12 MP Dual Rear cameras with the iPhone XS Max. On the front, we have a 7 MP front facing the camera with a retina flash. Now, don’t go with a number of megapixels, this device does a superb job due to the combination of great camera sensors and finest image processing.
Other specifications include a 5.8 inches Full HD display which looks quite sharp. There’s an Apple A12 Bionic chip lying inside with 4 gigs of RAM and a 2658 mAh battery which supports fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Coming in at number 4, we have the Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Plus. The device packs a dual 12 MP + 12 MP camera set up at the rear which is one of the best in class cameras. To the front on top, we have an 8 MP Front Camera which performs decently well.
Other specifications include a 6.2 inches Super AMOLED display, an Octa-core Exynos 9 along with 6GB of RAM. There’s a 3500 mAh capacity battery inside providing juice to the device which supports fast charging and has a USB Type C port for charging.
Concluding the list of Top 5 best Camera Smartphones launched in 2018, we have the OnePlus 6T. Getting right to the cameras, the device has a 16 MP + 20 MP dual rear cameras. These cameras were able to take some quick good shots around our office. To the front, we have a 16-megapixel front-facing sensor for selfies.
Other specifications include 6.41 inches optic AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 845 chip and 6 GB of RAM. All this is backed up by a 3700 mAh capacity battery with Dash Charge.
These smartphones came with some really great specifications without skimping on the camera quality which is an essential thing to consider while buying a new smartphone today.