For many people, the camera is one of the key considerations when purchasing a smartphone. We live in the age of social media and there’s always the need to take a decent selfies and photographs to share with your social connections. A good smartphone should pack a fantastic camera along with enough processing power and storage space. You do not want to have a device with a lot of Mega Pixel but lags when you are trying to capture shots or record video. This list highlights our 3 best smartphones for photography in 2021.
1. Huawei P40 Pro
Huawei devices may have been banned in the US at least until May 2021, but that doesn’t prevent them from being the creators of the number one smartphone for photography. The Huawei P40 Pro comes across the board as a highly affordable device with one of the best cameras ever. You get a 50MP main camera to capture awesome photographs and video footable. On top of that, there is a 40MP ultra-wide camera, and a 12MP telephoto camera. The front camera on this device packs a whopping 32MP so you can take great selfies. Although the P40 isn’t the best smartphone in the world, it still has a 4,200mAh batter, and a 128GB – 512GB storage space, making it adequate for your photography needs.
2. iPhone 11 Pro
No list of the best smartphone cameras would be accurate enough with a mention of the iPhone 11 Pro. Although the iPhone Pro doesn’t pack a lot of Megapixels on its cameras, it offers a rich and dependable camera experience. You will be able to capture decent photographs even in low light conditions. This device comes with 3 cameras (two at the back and one front) each of which is rated 12MP. In addition to the notable 26mm focal length that facilitates great everyday snaps, the iPhone 11 Pro also offers beautiful consistent colors and tonal profiles. If you are an Apple fan looking for a device with an excellent camera, the iPhone 11 Pro is as good as they get.
3. Google Pixel 4
Ever since Google got into the smartphone business, they have done a pretty good job. The Google Pixel 4 offers one of the best camera experiences in their range of devices. This high quality smartphone can be trusted to deliver a class-leading night photography experience, along with rich quality snaps and smart exposure control. The Pixel 4 is equipped with a 12.2MP main camera, a 16MP telephoto camera, and an 8MP front camera. It also supports 4K video and a unique exposure astrophotography mode (which makes it ideal for stargazers). Simply put the phone on a steady surface, point up at the sky, and capture some awesome shots of stars and galaxies. It is important to note though that the Google Pixel 4 does not come with an ultra-wide camera, and has a notably smaller batter of 2,800mAH, and less storage space at 64GB – 128GB. There’s no memory card slot for you to pack some extra storage space, which can be a con for people who love to take bulky videos.
The 3 smartphones above are a photographer’s dream in 2020. Other devices that still offer a lot of value when it comes to photography include the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, the OnePlus 8 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, the iPhone 11, and the Huawei P30 Pro.