Top 10 Best Camera Phones 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 Huawei Mate 9

Photo of the Huawei Mate 9.
Average Rating:
90%


Description:

Huawei's very first Nougat-run Android happens to be one of its most-advanced, with a Leica dual-camera setup, composed of a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor for picking out fine details and a 12-megapixel RGB sensor for capturing shots in full color , headlining its pros. Its high-caliber imaging specs include 4K-2160p video-recording , quad hybrid autofocus (PDAF, CAF, laser, and depth) , and 2x hybrid zooming . It also features an 8-megapixel autofocus-equipped selfie camera , although it does not come with a front-facing LED flash . (* Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-related specs:

    Camera resolution: 20-megapixel (monochrome) + 12-megapixel (RGB)
    Camera options: Bokeh
    Camera flash: Dual-tone LED

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#2. The Motorola Z Play

A picture of the Motorola Z Play.
Average Rating:
89%


Description:

Released as the third installment of Motorola's flagship Moto Z family, the Z Play steps down to a Full-HD-1080p 5.5-inch screen (the first two models boast Quad-HD-1440 displays) and has only 3GB of RAM, instead of its siblings' 4GB , but it nevertheless plays in the high-rollers table with the rest of its pros and cons. (* Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-specific specifications:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel
    Camera options: Best Shot, Burst Mode, Drag to Focus & Exposure, Panorama, Professional Mode, Quick Capture, Slow Motion Video, Tap (anywhere) to capture
    Camera flash: Color-balancing Dual LED

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#3. The ZTE Axon 7

A picture of the ZTE Axon 7.
Average Rating:
88%


Description:

The ZTE Axon 7 does away with the original Axon's dual-rear-camera technology , yet still screams premium-end with its 20-megapixel f/1.8 PDAF rear camera . (* Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-related features:

    Camera resolution: 20-megapixel
    Camera flash: Dual LED

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#4. The Motorola Moto Z Force

Photo of the Motorola Moto Z Force.
Average Rating:
89%


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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#5. The Sony Xperia X Compact

Sony Xperia X Compact picture.
Average Rating:
86%


Description:

A sidekick model (specs-wise) to the flagship Xperia XZ during the IFA 2016 in Berlin, the Sony Xperia X Compact is marred by a couple more cons, but it does pack a few flagship-caliber pros of its own. (* Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-related specs:

    Camera resolution: 23-megapixel
    Camera options: Fast Capture, HDR photo, Low-light photo (up To ISO 12800), SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization)
    Camera flash: LED
    Focal length: 24

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#6. The Sony Xperia XZ

Photo of the Sony Xperia XZ.
Average Rating:
84%


Description:

One of Sony's highest-specked Xperias, the 5.2-inch Xperia XZ, which, despite not rocking a QHD-1440p display (it has an FHD-1080p resolution) and coming with only 2900mAh of raw battery power -- several of its rivals boast roughly-4000mAh battery packs in comparison, is a big step forward for the brand's flagship X-series. (* Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-specific features:

    Camera resolution: 23-megapixel
    Camera options: Fast capture, HDR photo, Low-light photo (up to ISO 12800), SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization)
    Camera flash: LED
    Focal length: 24

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#7. The Motorola Moto X Style

A picture of the Motorola Moto X Style.
Average Rating:
90%


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-specific 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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#8. The Motorola Moto G4 Plus

Photo of the Motorola Moto G4 Plus.
Average Rating:
81%


Description:

Though it does not add 4K video recording nor a Quad HD (2160p) screen resolution to the plain G4's specs, the Motorola Moto G4 Plus comes with a few pluses over its sibling nonetheless. (* Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-specific features:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel
    Camera options: Best Shot, Burst Mode, Drag to focus/exposure, Panorama, Professional Mode, Tap (anywhere) to capture, Quick Capture, Slow Motion Video
    Camera flash: Color-balancing Dual LED

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#9. The LG G5

A picture of the LG G5.
Average Rating:
82%


Description:

Not only is LG's 2016 G5 one of the first major-brand smartphones to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 2.1GHz quad-core processor , it is also among the earliest metal-framed models to offer battery interchangeability via a modular design concept , though it could have done better than a 2800mAh in-box battery . (* Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-related features:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel
    Camera options: Manual Mode GUI, Raw format, Image stabilizer 2.0, Pause and resume recording, Touch & Shoot, Voice trigger, Timer, Geo-tagging, Snap Video, Multi Shot, Panorama Shot, Expert Mode, Interval shooting, Multi-view recording, Pop-out Picture, Slow-motion/Fast-motion video, Film Effects Up, QuickShare, Picture-in-Picture
    Camera flash: Dual LED

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#10. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra

A picture of the Sony Xperia XA Ultra.
Average Rating:
80%


Description:

Proudly rocking the Ultra name tag, this version of Sony's Xperia XA brings back the 2GHz 64-bit eight-core MT6755 processor , but this time pairs it up with a 3GB RAM (instead of only 2GB). That said, we still caught a couple of regrettable cons among its specifications. (* Full pros and cons...)

Camera-phone-specific features:

    Camera resolution: 21.5-megapixel
    Camera options: Quick Launch
    Camera flash: LED

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