top Top 10 Best Camera Phones (January 2017)

Top 10 Best Camera Phones January 2017



For our best camera phone list, we rely on two sets of metrics: What are their camera features and how high did they rank in various reviews gathered around the web.

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#1. The Motorola Moto Z Force

Photo of the Motorola Moto Z Force.
Average Rating:
92%


Description:

Though the Motorola Moto Z Force does not necessarily come with a stronger processing force than the plain Moto Z, still running on (+the 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 chip+) with (+4GB of RAM+) as well as (+Natural Language and Contextual Computing processors+) , some of its specs make it an overall step-up model. (Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-related specs:

    Camera resolution: 21-megapixel
    Camera options: Auto Night Mode, Best Shot, Burst Mode, Drag to focus/exposure, Panorama, Professional Mode, Quick Capture, Scan barcodes/QR codes/business cards, Tap anywhere to capture, Slow Motion Video
    Camera flash: Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) Dual LED

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#2. The Motorola Moto X Style

Motorola Moto X Style picture.
Average Rating:
91%


Description:

While we are intrigued by its Black soft-feel and bamboo inlay options , the Motorola X Style's pros and cons do not bank on style alone. The X Style runs on the brand's Mobile Computing System, which consists of a 1.8GHz hexa-core CPU , an Adreno 418 graphics card , and Natural Language and Contextual Computing processors . It comes with a premium-end 5.7-inch 1440p (Quad HD) Gorilla Glass 3 display sitting on 520ppi . The Style also proudly sports a 21-megapixel CCT dual LED flash camera and an IP52 water-repellant nano-coating . (Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-related features:

    Camera resolution: 21-megapixel
    Camera options: Tap (anywhere) to capture, Burst Mode, Night Mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to focus & exposure, Video HDR (1080p and 4K), Slow Motion video
    Camera flash: Dual Color Correlated Temperature (CCT)

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#3. The LG V10

A picture of the LG V10.
Average Rating:
92%


Description:

The first of LG's V-series brings a few firsts to the flagship Android market, namely, the Second Screen technology , which is a 2.1-inch IPS Quantum display (160 x 1040) right above its 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) main screen for enhanced multitasking and function access, and the dual frontal camera setup (5-megapixel) that supports standard 80-degree selfies as well as 120-degree wide-angle shots. Its pro also include a 32-bit Hi-Fi audio DAC with three microphones built-in, while a hexa-core 64-bit processor and a 4GB LPDDR3 RAM do the heavy lifting. (Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-specific features:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel
    Camera options: Steady Record, 15-second Auto-edit, Quick Share, Manual Video Mode, Snap Video, Quick Video Editor
    Camera flash: LED

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#4. The Samsung Galaxy Note5

Photo of the Samsung Galaxy Note5.
Average Rating:
90%


Description:

With its 16-megapixel Ultra HD (4K) VDIS (Video Digital Imaging Stabilization) main camera , Exynos 7420 octa-core 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz 64-bit processor , and up to 128GB UFS (Universal Flash Storage) memory , Samsung's fifth Galaxy Note model is obviously in the same premium department as the brand's 2015 S6 and S6 Edge flagships. (Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-specific specifications:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel
    Camera options: Simultaneous video and image capture, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face/Smile detection, Panorama, Auto real-time HDR, Video Collage Mode, Burst Shot
    Camera flash: LED

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#5. The LeEco Le Pro 3

Photo of the LeEco Le Pro 3.
Average Rating:
94%


Description:

Compared to many other high-end 2016 Androids hardware-wise, the LeEco Le Pro 3's (+Snapdragon 821 2.35GHz quad-core processor+) , (+4GB RAM+) , and (+4070mAh QC3.0 battery+) make for some compelling pros. It also has a camera that matches the promise of its hardware, in the form of a (+16-megapixel dual-LED-flash 4K-video-capable primary cam+) . (Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-specific specifications:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel
    Camera options: Panorama Mode, Slow-Motion Video
    Camera flash: Dual LED

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#6. The Motorola Droid Turbo 2

A picture of the Motorola Droid Turbo 2.
Average Rating:
87%


Description:

Motorola follows up their Droid Turbo with the brand's first Moto ShatterShield Android, which, according to them, guarantees its 5.4-inch AMOLED Quad HD screen never to crack or shatter. This feature goes together with their signature water-repellent nano-coating . Topping off its external pros is the Moto Maker , allowing you to tinker with various phone details, including personal engravings and accent colors. The Droid Turbo 2 also scores high internally, with specs like a 21-megapixel CCT-dual-flash 4K-video camera and the Motorola Mobile Computing System (with Natural Language and Contextual Computing processors) at the ready. Moreover, its 3760mAh battery with wireless/TurboPower charging capabilities leaves us with no complaints on the power department. Lastly, its 5-microphone system easily challenges those of other flagships, which usually only have 2-3 mics built in. (Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-related features:

    Camera resolution: 21-megapixel
    Camera options: Quick Capture, Tap (anywhere) to capture, Burst Mode, Night Mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to focus & exposure, Video HDR (1080p and 4K)
    Camera flash: Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) Dual LED

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#7. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus picture.
Average Rating:
86%


Description:

Judging from its very similar set of pros and cons, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is not only a wide-screen version of Samsung's dual-curved-edged S6 Edge, it is also an alternative to the 2015 Note5, without the S Pen. (Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-related specs:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel
    Camera options: Live Broadcast, Slow Motion Video, Auto real-time HDR
    Camera flash: LED

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#8. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium picture.
Average Rating:
85%


Description:

While premium-class would be a reasonable way to describe Sony's 2015 Xperia Z5, its offering of pros and cons is outdone by this 5.5-inch Premium variant, which scratches the Full HD 428ppi display for a 4K (3840 x 2160) TRILUMINOS screen on an impressive 806ppi pixel density. Consequently, its screen is the most advanced (as of its release) platform for the PS4 Remote Play feature unique to Sony Androids. In addition, it also has the highest battery capacity among all Z5 versions, standing at 3430mAh (with Quick Charge 2.0) . (Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-related features:

    Camera resolution: 23-megapixel
    Camera flash: Pulsed LED

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#9. The Samsung Galaxy Note5 Duos

Photo of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 Duos.
Average Rating:
84%


Description:

Practically the exact same model as the Galaxy Note5, save for its extra nano SIM card slot , the Samsung Note5 Duos does not impress us selfie-wise, as 5-megapixel cameras had gone widespread in the lower Android classes, nor does it add microSD support to its mother model's pros and cons. (Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-specific specifications:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel (CMOS)
    Camera options: Video collage, Series, Slow motion, Steady video, Real-time HDR
    Camera flash: LED

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#10. The Motorola Moto X Play

A picture of the Motorola Moto X Play.
Average Rating:
85%


Description:

It looks like the Motorola Moto X Play is not playing around, coming with a selection of pros and cons that we can easily compare to those of other top-line Androids. (Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-related features:

    Camera resolution: 21-megapixel
    Camera options: Quick Capture, Tap anywhere to capture, Slow motion video, Bust mode, Night mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to focus & exposure
    Camera flash: Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) Dual LED

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