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7 smartphones that will help you click photographs like a professional

Here's a list of smartphones that can help you take photos like a professional.

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When it comes to photography, smartphones weren't the first choice for photographers. But now, things have changed. Cameras on smartphones have improved so much that professional photographers often use them as their first option, ditching DSLR cameras in few cases. Plus, they are comparatively cheaper. We give you a list of smartphones that can help you take photos like a professional.
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When it comes to photography, smartphones weren't the first choice for photographers. But now, things have changed. Cameras on smartphones have improved so much that professional photographers often use them as their first option, ditching DSLR cameras in few cases. Plus, they are comparatively cheaper. We give you a list of smartphones that can help you take photos like a professional.

Google Pixel 3 | Google Pixel 3 (and the 3XL) doesn't only have the best android camera but also the best smartphone camera. It has a 12.2 MP OIS rear camera with f/1.8, which is brilliant in low light conditions. Unlike the competition, Pixel 3 uses a single lens, yet the results are amazing. Night Sight, its latest addition to the many modes for photography, has made Pixel 3 the king of smartphone cameras. Launched in October 2018, Pixel 3 was priced at Rs 71,000. DxOMark score: 101
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Google Pixel 3 | Google Pixel 3 (and the 3XL) doesn't only have the best android camera but also the best smartphone camera. It has a 12.2 MP OIS rear camera with f/1.8, which is brilliant in low light conditions. Unlike the competition, Pixel 3 uses a single lens, yet the results are amazing. Night Sight, its latest addition to the many modes for photography, has made Pixel 3 the king of smartphone cameras. Launched in October 2018, Pixel 3 was priced at Rs 71,000. DxOMark score: 101

Huawei Mate 20 Pro | The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a triple-lens camera module. The manufacturer has been working hard with Leica to improve the quality of the camera. To that end, it has replaced the monochrome lens in the P20 Pro with an ultra-wide-angle lens. The Mate 20 Pro has an unusual camera lens setup. The lenses are situated at the back, near the top of the device, and are presented in a square array. The LED flash is placed on the top left side of the camera. The three lenses at the back are 40MP, 20MP and 8MP and are used for telephoto, ultra-wide and portrait mode. The launch price of the Mate 20 Pro was Rs. 54,999. DxOMark score: 116
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Huawei Mate 20 Pro | The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a triple-lens camera module. The manufacturer has been working hard with Leica to improve the quality of the camera. To that end, it has replaced the monochrome lens in the P20 Pro with an ultra-wide-angle lens. The Mate 20 Pro has an unusual camera lens setup. The lenses are situated at the back, near the top of the device, and are presented in a square array. The LED flash is placed on the top left side of the camera. The three lenses at the back are 40MP, 20MP and 8MP and are used for telephoto, ultra-wide and portrait mode. The launch price of the Mate 20 Pro was Rs. 54,999. DxOMark score: 116

Apple iPhone XS | Apple was once known to be the king of smartphone cameras until Google dethroned it with the Pixel. But Apple's latest launch, the iPhone Xs, has a very good camera. The camera is a powerful dual 12MP shooter with one sporting f/1.8 and the other f/2.4 that are optically stabilised to offer some impressive shots. For video, the Xs offers 4K at 60fps for crisp and detailed shots. The launch price of the Xs in India was Rs 99,000. DxOMark score: 105
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Apple iPhone XS | Apple was once known to be the king of smartphone cameras until Google dethroned it with the Pixel. But Apple's latest launch, the iPhone Xs, has a very good camera. The camera is a powerful dual 12MP shooter with one sporting f/1.8 and the other f/2.4 that are optically stabilised to offer some impressive shots. For video, the Xs offers 4K at 60fps for crisp and detailed shots. The launch price of the Xs in India was Rs 99,000. DxOMark score: 105

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 | The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has the best camera on a Samsung device till date. Since its launch, the phone has been compared to Pixel and iPhone XS. Note 9 is an S9 Plus, repackaged with the S Pen. The phone has a dual camera setup of 12MP and 12MP with variable apertures of f/1.5-f/2.4. The colours from the Note 9 camera are vibrant and have good contrast. It was launched in India at a price of Rs 67,900. DxOMark score: 103
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 | The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has the best camera on a Samsung device till date. Since its launch, the phone has been compared to Pixel and iPhone XS. Note 9 is an S9 Plus, repackaged with the S Pen. The phone has a dual camera setup of 12MP and 12MP with variable apertures of f/1.5-f/2.4. The colours from the Note 9 camera are vibrant and have good contrast. It was launched in India at a price of Rs 67,900. DxOMark score: 103

OnePlus 6T | OnePlus 6T is the best 'value for money' camera phone. It has 2-rear cameras (16MP and 20MP) sporting an impressive f/1.7 aperture each. OnePlus has also increased the pixel size on the main 16MP shooter too from the OnePlus 5T – that’s now 1.22μm pixel, which means it’s better than ever at low-light shooting. The company has made changes in the night mode and the results are impressive. DxOMark score: 99
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OnePlus 6T | OnePlus 6T is the best 'value for money' camera phone. It has 2-rear cameras (16MP and 20MP) sporting an impressive f/1.7 aperture each. OnePlus has also increased the pixel size on the main 16MP shooter too from the OnePlus 5T – that’s now 1.22μm pixel, which means it’s better than ever at low-light shooting. The company has made changes in the night mode and the results are impressive. DxOMark score: 99

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus | The first phone to have a variable aperture, S9 Plus rocks a dual camera setup with two 12MP lenses. The aperture varies from f1/5-f/2.4. The main sensor is particularly impressive with an aperture of f/1.5, and that makes for some incredible low-light photography so you can shoot at night. The Galaxy S9 Plus was launched at a price of Rs 64,900. DxOMark score: 99
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus | The first phone to have a variable aperture, S9 Plus rocks a dual camera setup with two 12MP lenses. The aperture varies from f1/5-f/2.4. The main sensor is particularly impressive with an aperture of f/1.5, and that makes for some incredible low-light photography so you can shoot at night. The Galaxy S9 Plus was launched at a price of Rs 64,900. DxOMark score: 99

Xiaomi POCO F1 | Probably, the most unexpected smartphone in the list considering the price at which it was launched. The F1, launched at Rs 19,999, has a dual camera setup (12MP and 5MP). It has a reasonably bright f/1.9 aperture. The phone misses out on OIS though. (DxOMark score: N/A. It has a Sony IMX363 that is also present in Xiaomi Mi 8 – valued as 99)
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Xiaomi POCO F1 | Probably, the most unexpected smartphone in the list considering the price at which it was launched. The F1, launched at Rs 19,999, has a dual camera setup (12MP and 5MP). It has a reasonably bright f/1.9 aperture. The phone misses out on OIS though. (DxOMark score: N/A. It has a Sony IMX363 that is also present in Xiaomi Mi 8 – valued as 99)

First Published on Jan 1, 2019 04:11 pm
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