Ranking of smartphones with the best camera

1. place: Xiaomi Mi6

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 835 - 4 x 1,9GHz + 4 x 2,45GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3350 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: MP f/1.8
  • LTE: Yes - 1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Perfect build quality
  • Extremely fast Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Amazing 64GB or 128GB memory
  • Perfect display
  • Good dual-camera with useful features
  • No audio jack

2. place: Xiaomi Mi Note 3

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 660 - 4 x 1,8GHz + 4 x 2,2GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3500 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/1.8
  • LTE: Yes - LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Perfect build quality
  • Brilliant display
  • Thin & light
  • Good and fast performance
  • Great dual-camera
  • Awesome battery life
  • No audio jack
  • Price/performance ratio not as good as of Mi6
  • Mediocre selfie camera

3. place: Xiaomi Mi5s

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 821 - 2 x 2,4 + 2 x 2,0
  • RAM: 3 GB RAM, 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3200 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/2
  • LTE: Yes - 4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B7/B8, TDD B38/B39/B40/B41
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Excellent camera in good lighting conditions
  • Extremely fast system (100% suitable for gaming!)
  • Fine and long-lasting design
  • Impeccable fingerprint scanner
  • Great display
  • Camera with problems in bad lighting conditions

4. place: Nubia Z17

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 835 - 4x2.35GHz + 4x1.9GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM, 8 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3200 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 23 MP f/1.8
  • LTE: Yes - LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Extremely fast Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Excellent build quality and design
  • Great camera
  • Full LTE support
  • Gigantic 6/8GB of RAM
  • Bezel-less full-HD display
  • No audio jack
  • Mono speaker
  • No image stabilizer
  • Poor night shots

5. place: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 835 - 4 x 2,45GHz + 4 x 1,9GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM, 8 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3400 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/2.0
  • LTE: Yes - 4G:TD-LTE 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 4G:FDD-LTE 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 256 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Awesome design
  • Perfect build quality
  • High-end performance
  • Great battery life
  • Good stereo speakers
  • Good cameras
  • Slippery without cover
  • No audio jack
  • Little wow-effect compared to predecessor

6. place: Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 625 - 8*2,0Ghz.
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 5300 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - 1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano, micro
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Big full-HD 6.44-inch display
  • Excellent display brightness
  • Fast system performance
  • Extremely strong battery
  • High-end build quality
  • Good camera
  • Camera quality deteriorates in bad light condition

7. place: Xiaomi Mi5s Plus

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 821 - 2 x 2,35 + 2 x 2,2
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM, 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3800 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: MP f/2
  • LTE: Yes - FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7 TD-LTE: B38/B39/B40/41
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • sharp and bright display
  • fast and big sstorage
  • High-end performance
  • good camera
  • strong reception
  • super battery
  • Dual camera without function
  • build quality not as good as the rest

8. place: Nubia Z17 Mini

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 652Snapdragon 653 - 4 x 1,8GHz + 4 x 1,2GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM, 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 2950 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - (800)/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Attractive design
  • Great performance
  • Nice full-HD design
  • Good camera
  • Excellent build quality
  • Mediocre battery life

9. place: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 625 - 8 x 2GHz
  • RAM: 3 GB RAM, 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 4100 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.0
  • LTE: Yes - FDD-LTE B1/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20 TD-LTE B38/B40
  • Dual-SIM: nano, micro
  • Storage: 32 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Awesome 2.5D glass display
  • Nice gaming performance
  • Outstanding system performance
  • useful cameras
  • Great build quality
  • Nice design
  • No quick-charge
  • Problems with videos (quality & sound)
  • Mediocre speaker

Here you find the ranking of the devices with the best smartphone cameras. For many users the camera is one of the most important criteria when buying a new smartphone. Whether or not a smartphone’s camera is good depends on several aspects. How sharp are the pictures? How good is color representation? Are the pictures still good in low light conditions? Can the front camera take nice selfies? Currently, there are several devices with dual-camera available that can take portraits (Bokeh-shots) with blurred background and 2x optical zoom. All of these aspects have to be considered when determining the quality of a smartphone camera. The number of megapixels alone does not determine quality. Good image quality depends on several factors concerning software but also hardware. For instance, it is decisive for the quality which sensor is used and how well the software is adjusted to it. Moreover, for good pictures a fast and reliable autofocus as well as a low trigger time are important. In this ranking, you find the top smartphones based on these criteria.

The ranking contains those smartphones which take pictures with a high quality and which are suitable for users who often take photos with their smartphone. You can find exemplary photos in all reviews of the listed smartphones. Most reviews also contain a standardized image, with which you are able to compare different smartphone cameras.

For this ranking, Chinahandys.net only chose those smartphones and shops, which have already been tested frequently, so that you’re playing it safe when buying a cheap Chinese phone. You can find a comparison and rating of many shops for Chinese phones in our section [online shop comparison].

All of the shops listed in our price comparison are respectable and trustworthy online shops, which are mainly rated positively on the internet!

 

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