There are tons of flagship phones on the market. They can capture absolutely stunning photos. But which of them are the best ones? Which shooters can take photos with a vibrant color and a perfect exposure? Read this best smartphone camera 2018 list to find the answer.
#10 in Our Best Smartphone Camera 2018 List: Huawei P10 Plus
The dual camera setup (20-MP and 12-MP) of Huawei P10 Plus shows a great performance at capturing photos with vivid colors. There is a high amount of details present in every shot. The low light performance is very impressive. The images captured in the dark environment look very sharp. Thanks to the inclusion of the wider aperture.
#9 in Our Best Smartphone Camera 2018 List: iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus has a slightly smaller aperture lens than the iPhone X. However, it still manages to deliver a pretty similar performance. The images look pretty much same as the ones taken with the more expensive devices. Apple is continuing to put up a lot of effort in improving the Portrait mode. The hard work has resulted in an outstanding performance. The video recording ability is also very impressive. You can capture 4K footage at 240 fps.
#8 in Our Best Smartphone Camera 2018 List: HTC U11 Plus
HTC U11 Plus is definitely not the most attractive smartphone on the market. However, it does have one of the best shooters right now. You can use it to capture photos with an exceptional amount of details and dynamic range. The colors look incredibly realistic. The only downside is the lack of portrait mode. But it doesn’t stop the shooter from performing in a brilliant way.
#7 in Our Best Smartphone Camera 2018 List: LG V30
LG V30 comes with tons of filters. You can use them to bring an incredibly stylish look to the captured images. More importantly, you can bring a specific mood, including romantic, in the shots. There is a Point Zoom feature, which you can use to zoom in a specific area of the frame, rather than the center. The ability to take wide angle shots is outstanding. Thanks to the inclusion of 13-MP wide-angle lens, along with the main 16-MP sensor.
#6 in Our Best Smartphone Camera 2018 List: Huawei 10 Mate Pro
Huawei 10 Mate Pro comes with the Kirin 970 processor. The chip sports its dedicated neural processing unit. It enables the camera to detect the object that you are pointing to. If you take group selfies very often, it can be very useful for you. The specific feature allows the device to identify all the faces within the frame and make changes to the camera settings accordingly to produce the best result. If you are really a selfie enthusiast, Huawei 10 Mate Pro is the best camera phone for you.
#5 in Our Best Smartphone Camera 2018 List: Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom
Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom has two 12-MP cameras on the rear. They can capture photos with a great color accuracy and white balance. They support the Pro mode, which comes with tons of features. The dedicated color correction sensor ensures an incredibly high color accuracy. For the selfie lovers, the Zenfone 3 Zoom has a 13-MP secondary camera. It can capture sharp photos and has tons of modes. You cannot find a better camera phone under $350.
#4 in Our Best Smartphone Camera 2018 List: Samsung Galaxy S9+
The dual 12-MP camera of the Galaxy S9+ comes with tons of features, including Live Focus shots with blurred background. Thanks to the inclusion of the second rear lens. The most significant feature is the variable aperture in the main rear shooter. As a result, the camera can switch to the wider aperture of f/1.5 in the low light condition. It lets in more light to the sensor and produces sharper shots. To reduce the noise significantly, Samsung has included a dedicated memory. Overall, the Galaxy S9+ camera has the best features among most of the rivals in the class.
#3 in Our Best Smartphone Camera 2018 List: Apple iPhone X
Apple iPhone X comes with 12-MP dual pixel camera. One shooter comes with a 12-MP wide angle lens with f/1.8 aperture and OIS. The other one has a 12-MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. As a result, you can take much better shots in portrait mode, even under low light condition. The captured photos look absolutely fantastic. There are plenty of details and vibrant colors. The video recording ability is outstanding. It can record videos in 4K at 60 fps and 1080p slow-mo videos at 240 fps. Overall, the camera of iPhone X is very impressive.
#2 in Our Best Smartphone Camera 2018 List: Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Galaxy Note 8 has one of the best shooters that we have ever seen. The 12-MP dual camera performs brilliantly in all conditions. You can blur the background photos to make the subject look more focused. The speed of taking shots is superb. Every photo taken by the Galaxy Note 8 shooter looks crystal clear. It is really difficult to find any flaw there. The shooter shows a superb performance at taking sharp shots in dim lighting. There is hardly any noise. So, you will love to use it.
#1 in Our Best Smartphone Camera 2018 List: Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
The Pixel lineup has a great reputation for having stunning cameras. Same thing goes for the latest models, called Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Both of them feature 12-MP cameras having a larger lens aperture of f/1.8. In terms of the mega pixel range, you might not see any major change. However, Google has applied AI and machine learning technology brilliantly. As a result, the shooter can capture absolutely stunning shots. It deals with dynamic range in an outstanding way. The performance under low light condition is amazing. The portrait mode is highly effective at taking selfies without the hair cut off. All these things have made the shooter of Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL worth of the no. 1 spot on our list.