best camera phones 2020

These days many Smartphones offers great camera quality but the question is which is the best camera smartphones? So we have made a list of best camera phones of 2020 in order to answer that question and make your purchase decision easy.  If you’re looking for the best camera phones to capture high-quality images, then you’re at the right place.

Best Camera Phones 2020


1. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the first in our list, it produces images with great colour and dynamic range. It features a unique hardware and uses it to deliver some spectacular results. The device comes with big sensors that gives it an advantage in challenging light, whether its photos from the main camera or the telephoto. That telephoto is, indeed, capable of bringing distant subjects closer, but the 4x-5x is where you’d be liking the image quality and 10x is the usability threshold.

The device comes with a quad-camera setup of 108-megapixel primary camera, a 48-megapixel telephoto camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle-camera and a depth vision camera. Samsung also offers 100x zoom on the device which is the highlight of the Galaxy S20 Ultra. That quad-lens rear camera setup isn’t bad either, with its 100x digital zoom for getting you closer to the action, and a sharper 10x hybrid optical zoom. When you’re not drooling over the phone’s high-speed 5G connectivity, you’ll be admiring the quality of the snaps it takes.


Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Specifications

  • Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • OS: Android 10, One UI 2
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB Storage
  • Screen Size: 9-inch Dynamic AMOLED (3200×1440; 120Hz)
  • Rear Camera: 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + 0.3MP quad lens
  • Selfie Camera: 40MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery


2. Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is another high quality camera device, it is the most flexible camera smartphone before the Galaxy S20 Ultra arrived. It has an amazing camera hardware housing five rear cameras and a single selfie camera.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 comes with a whooping 108MP camera sensor that was developed by Samsung’s imaging team. The sensor which measures 1/1.33 output’s 27MP photos by default by binning four neighboring 0.8um pixels into a large 1.6um pixels.

The remaining four cameras in its rear camera setup is a 12MP f/2.0, 50mm (telephoto) 2x zoom camera, 8MP f/2.0, (telephoto) 5x zoom camera, 20MP f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide) camera and a 2MP f/2.4, (macro) camera. The Mi Note 10 is the first smartphone with not one but two telephoto cameras, offering 2x and 5x magnification.

On the front side, it comes with a single 32MP selfie camera which has a HDR feature and can record video at 30fps thereby offering a great selfie experience.

Xioami Mi Note 10 Key Specifications

  • Chipset : Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
  • OS: Android 9.0, MIUI 11
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB Storage
  • Screen Size: 6.47 inches, 102.8 cm2 (~87.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Rear Camera: 108MP + 12MP + 8MP + 20MP + 5MP
  • Selfie Camera: 20MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5260mAh battery


3. OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus 8 Pro offers an amazing photography experience, it comes with not only one but two 48MP cameras in a quad camera setup. It is no doubt one of the best camera phones available today. It comes with a 48MP f/1.8, 25mm wide camera that has omnidirectional PDAF functionality which means it will be able to cover large visual field. The next camera on the quad setup is an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto camera which offers 3x optical zoom. We have another whooping 48MP f/2.2 ultrawide camera and a 5MP f/2.4 color filter camera which helps to give you that quality image you are looking for.

On the front, it comes with a 16MP wide camera which supports Auto-HDR and has the capability to record video at 30fps.


OnePlus 8 Pro Key Specifications

  • Chipset : Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
  • OS: Andoid 10.0, OxygenOS 10.08
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB Storage
  • Screen Size: 6.78 inches, 111.7 cm2 (~90.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Rear Camera: 48MP + 8MP + 48MP + 5MP
  • Selfie Camera: 16MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4510mAh battery



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The Huawei P30 Pro is the next smartphone that made our list of best camera phones. It is packed with amazing camera features, you can call it the camera beast. It houses a quad camera setup which features a 40 MP, f/1.6, 27mm wide camera with PDAF and OIS, an 8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm periscope telephoto camera which supports 5x optical zoom, we also have a 20 MP, f/2.2, 16mm  ultrawide lens and a TOF 3D depth lens. It also comes with a single 32MP selfie shooter.


Huawei P30 Pro Key Specification

  • Chipset : Kirin 980 (7 nm)
  • OS: Andoid 9.0, upgradable to Android 10, EMUI 10
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB Storage
  • Screen Size: 6.47 inches, 102.8 cm2 (~88.6% screen-to-body ratio
  • Rear Camera: 40MP + 8MP + 20MP + TOF 3D lens
  • Selfie Camera: 32MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4200mAh battery



5. Apple iPhone 11 Pro

best camera phones of 2020

iPhone 11 Pro is another powerful camera phone to make this list, its triple camera setup has the ability to record video at all sorts of resolutions and frame rates simultaneously. This triple camera allows you choose between the Wide, Ultra Wide, and Telephoto lenses.

Its Camera app makes it seamless to pick one or the other, by presenting the Ultra wide camera as a 0.5x zoom, which is certainly an interesting perspective. All this is backed by an improved HDR and a brand new Night Mode, which means you get an excellent image and video quality in most conditions. iPhone remains one of the most competent camera phones around.

The triple cameras comprises of a 12MP f/1.8, 26mm lens which has a dual pixel PDAF and OIS functionality. The second camera is a 12MP f/2.0, 52mm telephoto lens which supports 2x optical zoom and another 12MP f/2.4, 13mm ultra wide lens that has the ability to cover quite a large visual field. On the front we have another 12MP wide lens and an SL 3D depth/biometrics sensor, both having a HDR functionality to offer amazing selfie image result.


Apple iPhone 11 Pro Key Specifications

  • Chipset : Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)
  • OS: iOS 13, upgradable to iOS 13.5
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB Storage
  • Screen Size: 5.8 inches, 84.4 cm2 (~82.1% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP + 12MP lens
  • Selfie Camera: 12MP + SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3046 mAh battery (11.67 Wh)


6. Huawei P40 Pro

huawei p40 pro

The Huawei P40 pro is a top-class camera phone packed with great camera hardware.  It has a 5x zoom periscope telephoto next to big-sensor main and ultra wide-angle modules make up an impressive specsheet, but more importantly, it delivers quality images.

Huawei P40 pro houses a quad camera setup which comprises of a whooping 50MP wide omnidirectional PDAF lens to give you an amazing image coverage, a 12MP periscope telephoto lens that offers PDAF, OIS and 5x optical zoom features. The third lens in the quad setup is a 40MP ultrawide PDAF lens and a TOF 3D depth to complete the quad setup. The front dual cameras, comprises of a 32MP f/2.2, 26mm wide lens and an IR TOF 3D, depth/biometrics sensor. Indeed Huawei P40 Pro is one of the best flagship phone that offers great photography experience.


Huawei P40 Pro Key Specifications

  • Chipset: Kirin 990 5G (7nm+)
  • OS: Android 10, EMUI 10.1, no Google Play Services
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB Storage
  • Screen Size: 6.58 inches, 105.2 cm2 (~91.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Rear Camera: 50MP + 12MP + 40MP + TOF 3D lens
  • Selfie Camera: 32MP + IR TOF 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery


7. Realme 6 Pro

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The Realme 6 Pro is an occasional phone that punches above its weight in one area or another and when it comes to cameras, the Realme 6 Pro is one such example. The device is packed with a full-featured triple focal length system on its back with a high-res 64MP primary unit, an 8MP ultra wide and a 12MP telephoto (plus a 2MP ‘macro’ we debated even mentioning). It’s a little bit not up there with the flagships in terms of low light, but the main camera fares well, and daytime shots with all three cameras are great.

But there’s more, the Realme 6 Pro has a whooping two front facing cameras. Next to the main 16MP shooter, there’s a wider 8MP unit for group shots or to lend more context to your selfies.

Realme 6 Pro Key Specifications

  • Chipset : Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
  • OS: Android 10, Realme UI
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB Storage
  • Screen Size: 6.6 inches, 105.2 cm2 (~84.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Rear Camera: 64MP + 12MP + 8MP + 2MP lens
  • Selfie Camera: 16MP + 8MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4300 mAh battery





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