Let’s just go through the list and find out which one is the best camera smartphone.
The Google Pixel still has the best camera on any phone and that makes it instantly appealing. The photos captured by this dinky, chunky phone are sublime and unmatched even by the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8.
The software too plays a big part in this phone’s success. Pure Android 7.1.1 is smooth and well designed, something a lot of the skins on competing phones just aren’t. Plus you’ll be first in the queue for Android O – and you can even install the Dev preview right now – when it launches later in the summer.
The HTC U11 camera has achieved an incredible DxOMark 90 score, making it one of the highest rated smartphone ever in DxOMark history.1
Our impressive multi-axis optical and electronic stabilization system and super-fast autofocus in all lighting conditions make the camera quick, your pictures sharp and videos smooth. We improved our camera and video for a more dynamic exposure range with HDR Boost without the lag, new white balance enhancement, a major reduction in noise, and excellent detail preservation.
With the award-winning HTC U11 camera, you will be impressed with each and every shot.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
The Galaxy S8 Plus is the Android phone you want if you like big and tall smartphones. The amazing display, great camera and slick software should make you forget about the awkwardly placed fingerprint scanner and the half-bake Bixby assistant.
The new Samsung DeX dock lets you use your S8 as a desktop computer, and there’s also a new Gear 360 camera that allows for shooting video in 4K and live streaming to YouTube. Of course, there’s also a new Galaxy S8-compatible Gear VR headset, complete with a controller for easier navigation.
The LG G6 camera is upgraded in a way, but also remains very similar to last year’s in others. The same normal and wide-angle camera lenses are back, but they’re now both 13MP.
However, the aperture hasn’t improved, nor the pixel size; in short, you’re not going to get better snaps day to day with the new G6 phone.
Huawei Mate 9
The Huawei Mate 9’s camera is the same dual-lens unit that debuted on the Huawei P9. It’s co-engineered with German camera maker Leica, which has been in the business since 1849, so knows what it’s doing.
There’s a 12MP colour sensor and a 20MP monochrome (black and white) one. Combined, these deliver what Huawei believes is a more detailed image than you’d get from a single sensor.