Phone Cameras - Who's best?

Phone Cameras - Who's best?

More and more people are using their phone as their main camera. With cameras in Smartphones becoming increasingly powerful, we take a look at a select few handsets that have great cameras with unique features.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Dual 12MP Primary Cameras & 8MP Front Camera
Simultaneous 4K Video and 9MP image recording
Wide Angle and Portrait Lenses work in Sync 
Touch Focus and OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation)
Face / Smile Detection & Geo-Tagging
Auto HDR & Live Focus to allow blur manipulation

Sony XZ Premium
Huge 19MP Primary Camera with Impressive 13MP Front Camera
Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus. Face Detection
HDR & Panorama
Super Slow Motion Video (960 Frames Per Second)
Motion Eye technology so you can choose the best shot
Intelligent Exposure Control for low light photos
5-Axis Image Stabilisation

iPhone 6s
12MP Primary Camera with 5MP Front Facing Camera
Simultaneous 4K Video and 8MP Image Recording
Touch Focus with Face and Smile Detection
HDR on Photos and Panoramas
Live Photos, taking a 1.5 sec photo before and after the image is taken
Filters to adjust your images without a 3rd Party App

 Dual 13MP Primary Cameras with 5MP Front Camera
 Wide Angle Camera Lenses
 Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection
 Large Preview to take Photos and View shots at the same time
 Square interface to aid Instagram shooting
 Ability to choose between focal lengths

OnePlus 3T
16MP Primary Camera, with a Stunning 16MP Front Camera
Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Focus Detection, Panorama & HDR
Manual Mode allows adjustment of White Balance, Shutter Speed etc
Ability to save images as RAW files, ideal for Photographers
Huge 16MP front camera is better than most Phones, great for Selfies
Clean Interface allowing for quick edits

Samsung S8+
12MP Primary Camera with an 8MP Front facing Camera
Simultaneous 4K Video and 9MP Image Recording
Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face / Smile detection, Auto HDR & Panorama
Photo and Video OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation)
Quick Launch Camera for speedy snaps
Multi-Frame images to reduce motion blur
Lots of convenient gesture controls on the Camera app for ease of use

Samsung S5
16MP Camera, with 2MP Front Camera
Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, Panorama and HDR
Surprisingly good camera on this older generation model
Very fast Auto-Focus, to allow you to easily capture important moments
Various modes for any situation, even Animated .GIF mode
Selective Focus allows you to blur the background and not the subject

Google Pixel XL
12.3 MP Primary Camera with an 8MP Front Facing Camera
Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR & Panorama
Uses Electronic Image Stabilisation to get rid of the Camera ‘Bump’ on rear
Camera App is basic, allowing quick, simple snaps
Front Camera includes HDR+, allowing for great looking selfies
Powerful processors offer zero ‘Shutter Lag’
RAW File support, great for photographers

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