The 10 Best-reviewed Camera Phones September 2014
This page lists the best camera phones.
To be part of the best camera phones, a mobile phone must have:
- ...been given one of the best average review star rating
- ...minimal specs requirements: high-megapixel camera, camera options, software, etc.
We think that our approach returns the very best Camera phones, based on multiple expert and user evaluations, not just one.
* To compare the following phones, just select the compare box under the picture and click compare at the bottom of the list.
#1. The Apple iPhone 6 8-megapixel Camera Phone
Shortly after several Android-run flagships were unveiled during the IFA 2014, Apple reveals the follow-up to the 4-inch iPhone 5. The iPhone 6 sports a larger 4.7-inch Retina HD display, lining up with most premium Androids from other brands. Along with its 5.5-inch big brother, it introduces Apple Play - a digital payment system based on NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.
Looking under the hood, its A8 processing chip and iOS 8 makes it one of the first 64-bit devices from Apple. They also re-engineered the classic iPhone design with its outward flowing iron-strengthened glass, blending seamlessly with the 6.9mm aluminum casing. Camera detail is also a classic ring for iPhone fans, as the iPhone 6“s 8-megapixel camera comes with perks like Focus Pixels and Cinematic Video Stabilization. A fingerprint-dependent TouchID also adds a nice touch of security to it.Camera-phone-related features:
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#2. The Nokia Lumia 510 5 -megapixel Camera Phone
A small battery (1300mAh) and a relatively low-resolution camera (5 megapixels) make the Nokia Lumia 510 a rather basic Windows smartphone. It also features a 4-inch display (LCD technology not specified) and 4GB of storage memory.Camera-phone-related specs:
- Camera resolution: 5 -megapixel
- Camera options: White Balance (Beach, Candlelight, Close-up, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Sunset, etc) ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, Landscape, Night, Night Portrait, Portrait, Shade, Snow, Sports
- Focal length: 28 mm
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#3. The Kyocera Brigadier 8-megapixel Camera Phone
Kyocera seemingly focuses their rugged phone expertise on a business-oriented niche with the Brigadier“s suit of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) apps, which they say provides mobile security and productivity. Fronting it is also a pretty atypical Sapphire Shield screen, promising to prevent all sorts of display damages, as Sapphire is rated at 9Mohs for hardness (Diamond is 10Mohs). Also in the mix is a Glove&Wet touch operation feature and the Smart Sonic receiver technology, which uses vibration instead of actual sound to make hearing better in noisy environments. The camera yields 8 megapixels and its quad-core processor uses 2GB of RAM.Camera-phone-specific features:
#4. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 20.7-megapixel Camera Phone
Sony manages to fit several of its high-end features - a 20.7-megapixel camera with the Exmor RS image sensor that is designed to produce sharp images even in low-light conditions, an HD display with the Triluminos and X-Reality technologies that promise to deliver crisp pictures, and a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor - into a 4.3-inch waterproof and dust-resistant Android smartphone. A 2300mAh battery (with the Stamina mode that works on prolonging its life), a 2-megapixel secondary camera, a 2GB RAM, and a 12GB user-available memory complete the package.Camera-phone-specific features:
- Camera resolution: 20.7-megapixel
- Camera options: Burst Mode, Face detection, Geo-tagging, HDR for both Picture/film, Image Stabiliser, Object Tracking, Pan & Zoom, Scene Recognition, Send To Web, Smile Detection, Sweep Panorama, Touch Capture, Touch Focus, White Balance, Red-eye Reduction
- Camera flash: Pulsed LED Flash
#5. The Amazon Fire Phone 13-megapixel Camera Phone
Online retailer of different consumer items, Amazon, has finally entered the smartphone market with their first flagship device - the Amazon Fire Phone. It offers several innovations, some allowing 3D navigation with one-hand (Dynamic Perspective) alongside the Firefly app that allows you to discover useful information regarding different kinds of products right off your phone. It is also connected to Amazon“s customer support line 24/7, to diagnose technical issues. It also comes right on par with high-end phones, sporting a 13-megapixel OIS camera on top of its 2.2GHz quad-core processor and dedicated Adreno 330 GPU.Camera-phone-related specs:
#6. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra 13-megapixel Camera Phone
The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra promises entertainment on-the-go via a 6-inch 1280 x 720 Triluminos display with the Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology that aims to enhance sharpness and reduce noise, and a 13-megapixel camera with the Exmor RS sensor that is said to produce high-quality photos even in low-light conditions. The quad-core 1.4GHz Android phablet also features a 3000mAh battery with the Stamina mode that turns off functions when not in use, along with a 1GB RAM and a 4.8GB user-available memory.Camera-phone-specific features:
- Camera resolution: 13-megapixel
- Camera options: Auto focus, Burst mode, HDR for both picture/film, Geotagging, Image stabiliser, Object tracking, Red-eye reduction, Scene recognition, Send to web, Smile Shutter, Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, Superior Auto, Face detection, Real time beauty mode, Sweep, Panorama, Touch focus, Touch capture, White balance
- Camera flash: Yes (Pulsed LED)
#7. The Sony Xperia M2 8-megapixel Camera Phone
It seems the 8-megapixel Exmor RS sensor (designed for low-light conditions) is the main attraction for the Sony Xperia M2, which also sports a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, a 4.8-inch 960 x 540 TFT display, and a 2300mAh battery with the Stamina mode (turns off unused functions to prolong battery life). It runs on the Android 4.3 operating system, and has a 1GB RAM and an 8GB storage memory.Camera-phone-related specs:
- Camera resolution: 8-megapixel
- Camera options: Auto focus, Face detection, Fast capture, Flash/Photo light, Geotagging, Image stabiliser, Quick Launch, Red-eye reduction, Scene recognition, Self-timer, Send to web, Superior Auto, Red-eye reduction, Sweep Panorama, Touch capture, Touch focus, Video light, Video recording (WVGA), White balance
#8. The HTC One E8 13-megapixel (BSI) Camera Phone
A more affordable version of the One M8 due to its plastic casing, but still retaining most of the flagship“s high-end features. The E8 is designed for dual-SIM use, which was not offered by the M8. The quad-core 2.5GHz processor and up-to-128GB memory expansion slot also reserve its place among other top-line smartphones. While the M8 featured an Ultrapixel snapper, the E8 only features a 13-megapixel BSI camera (still capable of 1080p capture), which is probably another factor that contributes to its cheaper price tag.Camera-phone-related features:
#9. The iPhone 5s 8-megapixel Camera Phone
The iPhone 5s brings its slew of innovations with a new kind of home button that includes a finger identity sensor and touch sensitivity, a better low-light camera (8 megapixels) and the capacity to display multiple languages and characters simultaneously. It also sports a special camera flash called True Tone. The 4-inch display with the classic 329 DPI retina fineness claims a contrast ratio of 800:1 and a brightness of 500 cd/m2.Camera-phone-related specs:
#10. The OnePlus One 13-megapixel Camera Phone
"The One" is the front-liner model of young smartphone brand (founded in 2013) OnePlus, promising to level with other flagship products through its Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (2.5GHz, quad-core) processor and Adreno 330 GPU. It also runs on a new operating system - the CyanogenMod - that closely resembles the popular Android OS, probably to appeal to a wide audience. Its 5.5-inch display also introduces the TOL technology, which they say is 300% tougher than conventional (One Glass Solution) screens. A 13-megapixel camera sporting six lenses also sits behind its slim body.Camera-phone-related specs:
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