Phone Cameras – Who's best?

Friday, 20th October, 2017 - 12:27

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
  • Panorama

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
  •  HDR
  •  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


These are our top picks for great value handsets with fantastic Cameras. See these and more, over at