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# Smartphones with brilliant quality camera; take stunning pictures this holiday season

A few years back if you would ask someone to describe a tourist, the first few things that come to mind would be a backpack, a small mobile phone, a pager to receive text messages and a big black Kodak hanging around the neck.

Those big black Kodak camera were the very definition of point and shoot. There was this nagging fear of running out of camera rolls (the ones you could touch, tangible). Then came the never ending wait for getting them processed.

You could cherish back all your holiday memories once you get back and get those negatives developed into colorful pictures.

Times are way too different now. One 5 inch smartphone in your pocket carries the power equivalent to ten point and shoot cameras.

Let us have a look at some of the most powerful smartphone cameras that exist today to make sure you capture all the colors of Christmas.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Camera Features

  • √ Dual camera 12MP (f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.55”, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6", AF)
  • √ Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • √ Phase detection auto focus
  • √ 2x Optical zoom
  • √ LED Flash

Undoubtedly, Note 8 is one of the best devices to come out of Samsung’s basket. A few things to note here are, the dual camera and telephoto lens.

With powerful dual cameras, you get a perfect blurred background along with a speedy image processor. A big screen and longer battery life, adds the extra element.

The secondary front camera is 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6"), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR enabled.

Apple iPhone X

Camera Features

  • √ Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 28mm) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 52mm)
  • √ Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • √ Phase detection autofocus (PDAF),
  • √ 2x optical zoom
  • √ Quad-LED dual-tone flash
  • √ Simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection
  • √ Secondary camera: 7 MP (f/2.2, 32mm), 1080p@30fps

Companies seem to be focusing their attention more on cameras this year. iPhone X packs the most powerful camera to this date compared to any other Apple device so far.

With the help of dual sensors, the camera takes stunning picture in poor light conditions. Add to that the OLED (Organic LED) display screen, the results look strikingly bright and colorful.

The front facing TrueDepth camera is no less. With the aperture of f/2.2, your selfies come out lavishly beautiful.

LG V30

Camera Features

  • √ Dual: 16 MP (f/1.6, 3-axis OIS, PDAF) + 13 MP (f/1.9, no AF)
  • √ Phase detection & laser Autofocus
  • √ LED flash
  • √ Secondary: 5 MP (f/2.2, 1/5")

With PDAF and Laser Autofocus, the V30 takes some exceptionally quick snaps. LG beats the competition when it comes to taking wide angle photographs. The landscape mode picture captures startlingly wide area of the subject.

LG has also provided a professional mode with an attention to detail. For the photography enthusiasts, this mode is a quick-fix to take professional grade snaps.

If you are out on a scenic vacation, LG V30 tops the list of must have device.

Google Pixel 2/ Pixel 2 XL

Camera Features

  • √ 12.2 MP (f/1.8, 27mm, 1/2.6", Dual Pixel PDAF)
  • √ Phase detection and Laser Autofocus.
  • √ Dual LED-Flash
  • √ Secondary: 8 MP (f/2.4, 27mm, 1/3.2"), 1080p
  • √ Face detection, HDR, panorama

Hands down, Google Pixel has the best camera software in the recent times, the outcome is extraordinary.

The software under the hood transforms average looking pictures to gorgeous images with vivid colors. It stitches together multiple images to bring out results that will leave you awestruck.

In terms of camera and image quality processing, look nowhere else except this phone. You can bet all your chips on the aptly name pixel.

Huawei P10 Plus

Camera Features

  • √ Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, PDAF, OIS) + 20 MP, Leica optics
  • √ 2x lossless zoom, phase detection and laser autofocus
  • √ Dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • √ Face detection, HDR, Panorama
  • √ Secondary: 8MP f/1.9

A full featured and easy to use camera with sharp focus. Huawei’s vivid QHD screen renders a positive outcome on the screen.

The dual Leica cameras at the rear performs with impeccable harmony. Faster focus and even faster application performance are a surprisingly good factors on this device.

Also, the camera sensors work together to focus an image after it has been taken, to make sure you never get a blurry picture again.

Huawei Mate 10 pro

Camera Features

  • √ Dual: 12 MP (f/1.6, 27mm, OIS) +20 MP (f/1.6, 27mm), 2x lossless zoom
  • √ Leica optics, phase detection & laser autofocus
  • √ Dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • √ Face/smile detection, Panorama, HDR
  • √ Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.0

Huawei has been constantly focusing on improving its camera performance. And, it does so with flying colors.

Leica’s aperture pulls great amount of light into it, thereby enhancing macro shots. When it comes to taking standard pictures, it doesn’t produce remarkable results.

For professional photography enthusiasts, Mate 10 pro is the perfect fit. With exceptional battery life, Mate 10 pro is the one would definitely recommend.


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