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Smartphones with best camera that you can buy this Christmas

Camera quality is definitely a priority for most users who are buying a new smartphone, not just a key point. We started seeing mobiles with two, three and even cameras. But choosing the right one is not about megapixels and number of cameras. Here is a list of smartphones that have best camera quality in respective price point and are proven to have a solid performance. The best phones are the ones that find that perfect balance between camera quality and performance. There is no point in having a phone with great camera quality when it lags in performance. If you also want to know which are the overall best phones that you can buy right now, head to our ‘Smartphone Recommendation List‘ page. Head to this page for recommended Android applications list.

The best camera in smartphone belongs to…

Huawei P20 Pro

Amazon (₹60,000);
Huawei P20 Pro

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.1” FullHD OLED display with minimal bezels
  2. Looks breathtakingly and feels premium
  3. HiSilicon Kirin 970 is blazing fast and feature rich
  4. 128GB storage, 6GB RAM
  5. 40 MP (RGB) +20 MP (Monochrome) + 8 MP (Telephoto) triple lens rear camera setup takes very good photos.
  6. 24mp front selfie camera
  7. Android 8 Oreo pre-loaded
  8. Phone can be used as Wi-Fi bridge
  9. microSD card slot for memory expansion
  10. Huge 4000 mAh battery, very good life
  11. IP67 dust and water resistance
  1. Support can be a ?
  2. FullHD resolution on a 6.1″ disply feels like a stretch.
  3. A bit overpriced
  4. Slow updates for

Others in the list

Google Pixel 3 XL

Flipkart (₹78,500); Amazon (₹78,440/-);
Google Pixel 3 XL

The GoodThe Bad
  1. The best camera on smartphones, second only to the Huawei P20 Pro.
  2. Google Photos gives you unlimited online storage.
  3. Regular updates for 2 years atleast.
  4. 6.3″ QHD+ display.
  5. Dual SIM card slots.
  6. Snapdragon 845 is extremely fast chipset.
  7. Pure Android 9 Pie with updated Pixel Launcher.
  8. 4GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB storage options.
  9. 8mp+8mp front camera setup can be used for high quality video calls/selfies
  10. Dust and water resistance.
  11. Active edge sense.
  12. Dual front friting speakers.
  1. Price
  2. Really ugly notch.
  3. No storage expansion.

Google Pixel 3

Flipkart (₹66,500);Amazon (₹66,500/-);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. The best camera on smartphones, second only to the Huawei P20 Pro.
  2. Google Photos gives you unlimited online storage.
  3. Regular updates for 2 years atleast.
  4. 5.5″ FullHD display.
  5. Dual SIM card slots.
  6. Snapdragon 845 is extremely fast chipset.
  7. Pure Android 9 Pie with updated Pixel Launcher.
  8. 4GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB storage options.
  9. 8mp+8mp front camera setup can be used for high quality video calls/selfies
  10. Dust and water resistance
  11. microSD card slot
  12. Active edge sense.
  13. Dual front firing speakers.
  1. Price
  2. Fat Bezels.

Honor Mate 20 Pro

Amazon (₹70,000);
Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.39” 3120 x 1440 OLED display with minimal bezels
  2. Looks breathtakingly and feels premium
  3. HiSilicon Kirin 980 is blazing fast and feature rich
  4. 128GB or 256GB of storage, 6GB or 8GB RAM
  5. 40 MP (RGB) +20 MP (Monochrome) + 8 MP (Telephoto) triple lens rear camera setup takes very good photos.
  6. 24mp front selfie camera
  7. Android 9 Pie pre-loaded
  8. Phone can be used as Wi-Fi bridge
  9. NM card: support up to 256 GB
  10. Huge 4200 mAh battery, very good life
  11. Super fast 40W wired charging.
  12. Under display fingerprint reader
  13. IP68 dust and water resistance
  1. Support can be a ?
  2. A bit overpriced
  3. Slow updates for OS

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Amazon (₹67,900/-); Samsung Store (₹67,900); Flipkart(₹67,900/-);
Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The GoodThe Bad
  1. You cannot get an Android phone that is more functional than this one right now!
  2. 6.4″ 2960 x 1440 pixel QHD+ Super AMOLED display is the best display panel ever made for smartphones
  3. S-Pen functionality is much improved, now acts as Bluetooth remote
  4. Bluetooth v5 lets you connect two bluetooth devices at once
  5. Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is screaming fast
  6. Dual SIM card slots
  7. 6GB or 8GB of RAM
  8. 128GB and 512GB storage options
  9. 12mp+12mp rear camera setup takes stunning photos and videos, primary camera has variable aperture
  10. 8mp front camera can do 1440p videos
  11. IP68 Dust and water resistance
  12. microSD card slot
  13. 4000mAh battery, supports fast charging
  14. Fast Wireless Charging
  15. Better and lighter TouchWiz
  16. Amazing audio quality
  17. Fingerprint sensor, heart-rate sensor, barometer, SpO2
  18. Iris Scanner is super fast
  1. The rear glass panel is brittle, do not use the phone without back case

Google Pixel 2 XL

Flipkart (₹39,999); Amazon (₹40,482);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6″ 2880 x 1440 pixel dual curved QHD+ display
  2. Is smaller than phones with 5.5″ display
  3. Dual SIM card slots
  4. Snapdragon 835 is extremely fast chipset.
  5. Pure Android with updated Pixel Launcher
  6. 4GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB storage options
  7. One of the best cameras on a smartphone (ever)
  8. 8mp front camera can be used for high quality video calls/selfies
  9. Dust and water resistance
  10. microSD card slot
  11. Bigger 3520mAh battery, supports fast charging
  12. Fast charging
  1. Price
  2. average display quality, some phones have rendering issues
  3. Service is a ?

OnePlus 6T

Amazon (₹38,000);
OnePlus 6T

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.41″ FullHD Optic AMOLED display has minimal bezels
  2. Price tag, best VFM phone
  3. Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is fastest smartphone chip
  4. In-display fingerprint reader
  5. 128GB or 256GB storage, 6GB or 8GB RAM
  6. 16mp + 20mp rear camera setup
  7. 20mp front selfie camera
  8. Android 9 Pie pre-loaded
  9. 3700mAh battery gives good life
  10. Super fast charging, thanks to OnePlus’s Dash Charge tech
  1. Display cannot compete with the likes of S9,G6,P20
  2. No water resistance
  3. OnePlus still won’t provide headset
  4. Above average camera quality
  5. Brittle glass back should be protected with a case

LG G7 ThinQ

Flipkart (₹32,990);
LG G7 ThinQ

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.1” 3120 x 1440 pixel QHD+ display
  2. Dual SIM card slots
  3. 6GB of RAM
  4. Huge 128GB storage, upto 2TB microSD
  5. Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset
  6. Dual 16mp rear cameras takes stunning photos
  7. 8mp front camera can be used for high quality video calls/selfies
  8. Boombox Speaker with DTS:X 3D Sound and Hi-Fi Quad DAC
  9. IP68 dust and water resistance
  10. MIL-STD-810G military standard build.
  11. Quick Charge 3.0 Fast charging
  12. Wireless Charging
  13. Amazing audio quality
  1. Very slow updates
  2. Hybrid SIM/microSD slot
  3. Below average battery life

ASUS ZenFone 5z


Flipkart (₹32,999);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.2″ FullHD Super IPS+ display has minimal bezels
  2. Price tag, best VFM phone
  3. Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is fastest smartphone chip
  4. Upto 128GB storage, upto 8GB RAM
  5. 16mp + 20mp rear camera setup
  6. 8mp front selfie camera
  7. Android 8 Oreo pre-loaded
  8. 3300mAh battery gives good life
  9. Super fast charging, thanks to Quick Charge 3.0
  10. Dual Speakers with dual NXP Smart amplifiers
  1. Display cannot compete with the likes of S9,G6,P20
  2. No water resistance
  3. Not everyone would like that notch
  4. Brittle glass back should be protected with a case

Poco F1

Flipkart (₹19,999);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. Cheapest smartphone with powerful SD845 chipset
  2. 6.18” FullHD display with minimal bezels
  3. Huge 4000mAh battery
  4. Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845
  5. Unbelievable pricing
  6. 4GB RAM or 6GB or RAM + 64GB storage
  7. nanoSIM + nanoSIM/microSD card slots
  8. IR sensor based face unlock
  9. 12mp + 5mp dual rear facing camera ; 20mp front facing camera
  10. Bluetooth v5, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
  1. Questionable customer service
  2. Flash sale circus
  3. LiquidCool technology not that effective
  4. Slow OS updates
  5. No water proofing, even on the top end model

Honor 8X

Amazon (₹14,990);
Honor 8X

The GoodThe Bad
  1. Huge 6.5″ display.
  2. Price, one of the best VFM Phones.
  3. HiSilicon Kirin 710 is powerful, yet, efficient
  4. 64GB of storage, 4GB RAM.
  5. Dual 20mp+2mp rear camera, 16mp front camera
  6. Looks much better than other phones in same price range
  7. Phone can be used as Wi-Fi bridge
  8. Dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion
  9. Dual Nano SIM cards
  10. 3750mAh battery
  1. Support can be a ?
  2. No fast charging

 

Redmi Note 6 Pro

Flipkart (₹13,999);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.26″ FullHD display with minimal bezels
  2. Huge 4000mAh battery
  3. Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset
  4. Price
  5. 4GB RAM or 6GB of RAM + 64GB storage
  6. microSD card slot
  7. Dual SIM card slots
  8. Fingerprint sensor
  9. 12MP + 5MP rear camera setup
  10. 20MP + 2MP dual front camera setup
  11. MIUI 9 OS
  1. Customer service is a hit and miss.
  2. Glass protective cover on display is brittle, handle with care.
  3. Flash sale circus.
  4. micro-USB port.
  5. Android 8.1 Oreo.

 

Realme 2 Pro


Flipkart (₹13,999);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. Price
  2. 6.3” FullHD Super IPS+ display has very small notch
  3. 91% screen to body ratio
  4. Clean look, better than most other phones in the segment
  5. Dedicated microSD card slot, up to 256GB.
  6. 3500mAh battery gives long life
  7. Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset is powerful.
  8. 4GB + 64GB / 6GB + 64GB / 8GB + 128GB.
  9. 16mp + 2mp rear camera setup
  10. 16mp front selfie camera
  11. Great camera quality
  12. Android 8 Oreo pre-loaded
  1. No fast charging.
  2. No NFC.

Realme 2 Pro


Flipkart (₹13,999);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. Price
  2. 6.3” FullHD Super IPS+ display has very small notch
  3. 91% screen to body ratio
  4. Clean look, better than most other phones in the segment
  5. Dedicated microSD card slot, up to 256GB.
  6. 3500mAh battery gives long life
  7. Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset is powerful.
  8. 4GB + 64GB / 6GB + 64GB / 8GB + 128GB.
  9. 16mp + 2mp rear camera setup
  10. 16mp front selfie camera
  11. Great camera quality
  12. Android 8 Oreo pre-loaded
  1. No fast charging.
  2. No NFC.

Honor Play

Amazon(₹19,999); Flipkart (₹23,999);
Honor Play

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.3″ display.
  2. Metal back panel does not need a case.
  3. Price, one of the best VFM Phones.
  4. HiSilicon Kirin 970 is best chipset from Huawei, their first mobile AI computing platform
  5. 64GB of storage, 4GB RAM.
  6. Dual 16mp+2mp rear camera, 16mp front camera
  7. Phone can be used as Wi-Fi bridge
  8. Dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion
  9. Dual Nano SIM cards
  10. 3750mAh battery, with quick charging.
  1. Support can be a ?.
  2. Average low light camera performance.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M2)


Flipkart (₹14,999);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 5.99” FullHD Super IPS+ display has minimal bezels
  2. Huge 5000mAh battery gives long life
  3. Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 is a capable mid range chip.
  4. 32GB or 64GB of storage
  5. 3GB or 4GB or 6GB of RAM, pick model with 4GB or 6GB or RAM.
  6. Up to 2TB microDS card, dedicated slot.
  7. 12mp + 5mp rear camera setup
  8. 13mp front selfie camera
  9. Android 8 Oreo stock ROM.
  1. Nothing in particular
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