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With 2019 looking to be the year we welcome 5G, end-customers are set to benefit from fierce competition between smartphone manufacturers. However, as more technology comes to market with different claims and limitations, consumers can struggle to make the right choice for them.
Here are three of the best camera phones available now for those wanting to impress their friends and followers with pro-style pictures.
One for a budget: Nokia 7.1
Why: Great performance for a low price.
Who: Budget-conscious customers.
The Nokia 7.1 offers great performance compared against its price. With 4GB RAM and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 1.6 GHz Octa core CPU, this device offers value for high-end tech. It comes with an 8MP front camera and a 12MP primary camera, with supporting resolution of up to 4,000 x 3,000 pixels.
The camera also supports extra features, such as exposure compensation, ISO control, digital zoom, auto flash, face detection and touch to focus. The phone supports dual flash lights, in front and in back.
One for low-light: Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Why: Fully-featured phone, with high standard camera.
Who: Anyone who loves to take images on the fly.
Price: Starting from AED3299
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of the most innovative phones to support a three-lens camera. With a 40MP lens, a 20MP ultra-wide lens and an 8MP telephoto lens, you are assured to get the best images possible, especially in low-light environment. The camera supports 7,360 x 4,912 image resolution.
It also comes packed with Octa core HiSilicon Kirin 980 CPU, and 6GB ram. And like the Nokia 7.1, the camera features exposure compensation, ISO control, digital zoom, auto flash, face detection and touch to focus, with the addition of phase detection and laser autofocus features. The front camera is 24MP but, unlike the Nokia 7.1, it has no front flash light.
The iPhone: iPhone XS or XS Max
Why: Best iPhone so far, with impressive camera.
Who: Apple fans.
Price: Starting from 3849 AED
This is the latest version of the iPhone so far, with 4GB RAM and Apple A12 Bionic Hexa Core CPU powering the device. The device packs dual front cameras with 12MP for each. The camera offers optical image stabilization, digital zoom, auto flash, face detection and touch to focus. And it supports 4000 x 3000 pixels, with rear flash only. The front camera is a 7MP camera.
What really might differentiate the phones is the software itself. While the Mate 20 Pro from Huawei has the most advanced software, some reviews of the iPhone camera were disappointed with the software behind it. The Nokia 7.1 camera app, as simple as it is, packs more features than similar-priced phones.