Top 10 Best Samsung Camera Phones 2016

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For our best Samsung 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.

Also check out our interview with a camera expert about how to choose a great camera phone.

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#1. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo.
Average Rating:
95%



Description:

As the hype over their 2015 flagship S6 models was settling, Samsung quietly pitched the Galaxy S5 Neo, which is a version of the 2014 Galaxy S5 equipped with a 1.6GHz octa-core CPU (2GB RAM) and a 5-megapixel selfie camera (up from 2 megapixels)...

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#2. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus picture.
Average Rating:
87.5%



Description:

Following-up the S6 Edge and resembling the 2015 Note5, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Android sporting two curved edges, a relatively fresh spec from Samsung...

What We Like:

  • Adding fingerprint authentication to the Samsung Pay app obviously makes it more secure
  • As of its release, the S6 Edge Plus is one of only two models sporting dual-curved-edge displays
  • Its 16-megapixel 4K VDIS camera is one of the most advanced cameras on the market
  • Not many upscale Androids have Gorilla Glass 4 protection on both their front (screen) and back ends

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#3. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
Average Rating:
86.6%



Description:

Its 5.1-inch dual-curved Gorilla Glass 4 display might be the Edge's only edge over the Galaxy S6, which is similarly powered by a 14nm 64-bit octa-core processor (2.1GHz + 1.5GHz) and a 3GB LPDDR4 RAM...

What We Like:

  • Being able to pay for transactions with your phone (Samsung Pay) sounds quite handy
  • Its dual curved Gorilla Glass 4 screen makes it stand out among premium Androids in terms of design
  • Merging the eMMC and SSD memory types into its UFS 2.0 storage is a step forward for smartphones in general

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#4. The Samsung Galaxy Note5

Samsung Galaxy Note5 picture.
Average Rating:
84.7%



Description:

Taking after the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge's top-line profile, the Samsung Galaxy Note5 banks on an S-Pen-rigged 5.7-inch Quad HD screen (with Gorilla Glass 4 protection), an Exynos 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz eight-core processing system with 4GB of RAM, as well as 16- and 5-megapixel VDIS cameras...

What We Like:

  • It is one of the earliest smartphones to offer Bluetooth v4.2
  • Its 4GB RAM adds it to the rather short list of smartphones that share the spec
  • Mixing the eMMC and SSD memory types (Universal Flash Storage) is an innovative feature introduced by the S6 models
  • The Video Digital Imaging Stabilization feature fittingly matches its high-end 16-megapixel rear sensor

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#5. The Samsung Galaxy S6

Photo of the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Average Rating:
83.8%



Description:

The MWC 2015 marks Samsung's unveiling of their 6th Galaxy-S flagship, which lists several innovations under the Korean brand's belt...

What We Like:

  • Being able to function without NFC might make Samsung Pay better than Apple's version, if Samsung's word holds true
  • Corning's Gorilla Glass 4 anti-scratch technology debuts with this device
  • Its inbuilt wireless charging capability is the first of its kind
  • Its relatively small 14nm 64-bit CPU chip might translate to a smoother performance compared to previous Samsung flagships

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#6. The Samsung Galaxy J5

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy J5.
Average Rating:
88.3%



Description:

One of two June 2015 Galaxy J models from Samsung, the Galaxy J5 is the smaller and less advanced variant, sporting a 5-inch HD screen...

What We Like:

    Its 13- and 5-megapixel camera duo is one of its most advanced specs

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#7. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active.
Average Rating:
86.8%



Description:

Samsung's flagship gets a rugged makeover with the Galaxy S6 Active, sporting a similar 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen...

What We Like:

  • Its 3500mAh battery power is one of the highest capacities we have seen from Samsung
  • The premium-class specs of the S6, housed in a water- and dust-proof shell, sound like a bargain

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#8. The Samsung Galaxy S7

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Average Rating:
80%



Description:

Samsung built around the premium-tier specs of the Galaxy S6 for its MWC 2016 Galaxy S7, a 5.1-inch Quad HD always-on-screen flagship equipped with the 14nm Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core (2.1GHz + 1.6GHz) processor, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and a 64GB UFS 2.0 memory with an up-to-200GB top-up memory support...

Key features:

  • 12-megapixel (Dual Pixel) camera
  • Dual 2.15GHz + Dual 1.6GHz (Quad 2.3GHz + Quad 1.6GHz for non-US markets) Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (Exynos 8890 for non-US markets) processor
  • 5.1-inch Always-on Super AMOLED display
  • Special features: WPC- And PMA-compatible Wireless Charging, Internal cooling system

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#9. The Samsung Galaxy Note5 Duos

Samsung Galaxy Note5 Duos picture.
Average Rating:
84%



Description:

Merely adding a second SIM card slot to the 2015 Galaxy Note5, this Duos edition brings back its sibling's 5.7-inch (Super AMOLED) Quad HD screen alongside the S Pen accessory as well as its eight-core (Exynos 7420) plus 4GB RAM processing setup...

What We Like:

  • A 16-megapixel 4K camera is surely a pro for any 2015 Android
  • As of its release, a 4GB RAM is the highest possible capacity for mobile devices
  • Its 5.7-inch screen decorated with a 2K resolution, a Gorilla Glass 4 finish, and the S Pen, is one of the brand's most advanced yet

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#10. The Samsung Galaxy A5 2016

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016.
Average Rating:
80%



Description:

One of three Galaxy A (2016) models from Samsung, the A5 is a 5.2-inch Full HD (Super AMOLED) Android powered by a 1.6GHz eight-core processor, a 2900mAh Fast Charging battery, and a 2GB RAM...

What We Like:

  • Its fingerprint authentication is obviously more personalized than traditional tapping patterns
  • The Samsung Pay application sounds like a nifty medium for handling micro-transactions

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