Top 10 Best Camera Phones 2018

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We base our best camera phone list on two main factors: How good are their camera specs and how high they scored in various web-wide reviews.

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#1. The Huawei Honor View 10

Huawei Honor View 10 picture.
Average Rating:
90%


Description:

The Huawei Honor View 10 makes a beeline for the flagship phablet shelves, with specs like a 16- plus 20-megapixel dual camera, an AI-imbued 2.36GHz (top speed) eight-core Kirin 970 engine, and 6GB's worth of RAM in its arsenal

Camera-phone-related features:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel (RGB camera coupled with a 20-megapixel monochrome cam)
    Camera flash: LED

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#2. The OnePlus 5T

Photo of the OnePlus 5T.
Average Rating:
90%


Description:

The 6.01-inch (Gorilla Glass 5 finish) OnePlus 5T challenges other flagship smartphones with specs like dual rear cameras (16- and 20-megapixel cams), a 2.45GHz eight-core processor aided by 8GB's worth of RAM, and a 16-megapixel selfie cam in tow.

Camera-phone-related features:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel (with 20-megapixel sub-cam)
    Camera options: Time-Lapse, Slow-Motion Video, Portrait Mode (Bokeh)
    Camera flash: Dual LED
    Focal length: 27.22 (for both cams)

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#3. The LG V30

A picture of the LG V30.
Average Rating:
90%


Description:

Top-notch specs like a 538ppi 6-inch QHD+ (2880 x 1440) OLED FullVision display, a quad-core 2.45GHz processor with 4GB of RAM, and a 4K-video-capable (with Hi-Fi audio recording) 16-megapixel + 13-megapixel rear camera setup make the V30 a formidable LG phone.

Camera-phone-related features:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel + 13-megapixel (wide-angle)
    Camera options: Manual Mode, Auto Mode, Simple Mode, Food Mode, Popout Picture, Photo Composition, Real Time Filters, Photo Retouching, White Balance, ISO, Geotagging, Self-timer, Panorama, Burst, Click to Cheese, Photo Editor
    Camera flash: LED

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#4. The OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5 picture.
Average Rating:
88%


Description:

The OnePlus 5, just like its predecessor, is a bold attempt to topple the dominance of the most-premium smartphones on the market -- having top-level hardware specs (8GB of RAM and a 2.45GHz processor) a 20-megapixel telephoto lens + 16-megapixel wide-angle lens rear camera setup, and a 3300mAh battery, although its 1080p screen is not as impressive.

Camera-phone-related features:

    Camera resolution: 20-megapixel telephoto + 16-megapixel wide-angle
    Camera options: Clear image, Dynamic denoise, HDR, HQ, panorama, Portrait, Pro mode, RAW image, Time-lapse
    Camera flash: Dual LED

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#5. The Huawei Mate 9

Photo of the Huawei Mate 9.
Average Rating:
88%


Description:

Huawei's Mate 9 is a 5.9-inch phablet that banks on several premium-class specs, such as a 20-megapixel (monochrome) + 12-megapixel (RGB) dual-rear-camera setup, a 3D fingerprint reader, and a split-eight-core Kirin 960 engine coupled with an i6 co-processor.

Camera-phone-specific specifications:

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

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#6. The Sony Xperia XA1

Photo of the Sony Xperia XA1.
Average Rating:
88%


Description:

Improving on 2016's XA smartphone, the XA1 remains to be a mid-ranger with camera and performance-focused specs, such as a 23-megapixel rear cam, an 8-megapixel front cam, and an octa-core 2.3GHz processor -- although its 720p display and 2300mAh battery evidently didn't receive as much love from Sony.

Camera-phone-specific features:

    Camera resolution: 23-megapixel
    Camera options: Low-light Photo (ISO6400), Quick Launch and Capture
    Focal length: 23

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#7. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium

A picture of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
Average Rating:
87%


Description:

This 2017 powerhouse smartphone from Sony attempts to be a trailblazer by introducing a 4K HDR screen to the flagship market, accompanied by other premium specs like a 19-megapixel Motion Eye rear camera (which records videos up to 960fps), a Snapdragon 835 CPU, and ultra-classy aesthetics courtesy of an all-around Gorilla Glass 5 design.

Camera-phone-specific features:

    Camera resolution: 19-megapixel (Motion Eye)
    Camera options: 0.5-second Quick Launch and Capture, HDR Photo, Low-light Photo (ISO 12800), Predictive Capture
    Camera flash: Yes
    Focal length: 25

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#8. The Huawei Mate SE

A picture of the Huawei Honor 7X.
Average Rating:
86%


Description:

The Huawei Honor 7X looks to join other 2017 multimedia-oriented phablets, with specs like double rear cameras (16- plus 2-megapixel), a 5.93-inch FHD+ FullView screen with a wide 18:9 aspect ratio, and an octa-core engine clocked at 2.36GHz + 1.7GHz in tow.

Camera-phone-specific features:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel (with 2-megapixel sub-cam)
    Camera options: Portrait Mode
    Camera flash: LED

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#9. The Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Huawei Mate 10 Lite picture.
Average Rating:
86%


Description:

The 5.9-inch Huawei Mate 10 Lite aims for a spot among high-class camera phones, with specs like a 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel rear cam system, a 2.36GHz (top speed) octa-core engine with 4GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel front cam setup in its arsenal.

Camera-phone-related specs:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel (with 2-megapixel sub-cam)
    Camera options: 18 preset templates and makeup settings, Moving Picture Mode
    Camera flash: LED

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#10. The OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3 picture.
Average Rating:
86%


Description:

This ambitious 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED smartphone boasts a 6GB RAM alongside its Snapdragon 820 CPU, a 16-megapixel main camera with two stabilization technologies, and a 64GB USF 2.0 memory.

Camera-phone-related specs:

    Camera resolution: 16-megapixel
    Camera options: Manual Control, Slow Motion (HD-720p)
    Camera flash: LED

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