10 Best Camera Phones of 2021

Last Update 2021-02-20

You can't take DSLR photos with a smartphone, but you can get the best camera phone to reach some standards for photography and filmmaking. As your cell phone is always with you, so wherever you go, just keep on clicking splendid shots and recording moments to share with friends. We reviewed many latest smartphones from the camera aspect and picked out the best camera phones of 2021.


Top 10 Camera Phones at a Glance:

1 – Galaxy S21 Ultra

2 – iPhone 12 Pro Max

3 – Huawei Mate 40 Pro+

4 – Vivo X60 Pro+

5 – Xiaomi Mi 11

6 – Samsung Note20 Ultra

7 – Sony Xperia 1 II

8 – Oneplus 8 Pro

9 – Oppo Find X2 Pro

10 – Huawei P40 Pro


1 - Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

The best camera phone of 2021, you are getting a 108-megapixels sensor and the best photography experience. The main camera is 108MP wide-angle lens with an f/1.8 aperture. It is effective in a low-light environment with Night Hyperlase mode and quick-tone LED flash. There are two 10MP telephoto cameras. The last sensor is a 12MP ultrawide. Users can record 8k and 4k movies at 24/30/60fps, and HD Super Slow-mo at 960fps. EIS and OIS are available for Vloggers.

With the Galaxy S21 Ultra, you can enjoy 4k selfies thanks to a 40MP front-facing camera.

Samsung S21 Ultra has a 6.8inches QHD+ Display, 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 888/Exynos 2100 SoC, 12GB/16GB RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB Storage, and a 5000 mAh battery. Galaxy S21 Ultra Price is $1,199.


2 – iPhone 12 Pro Max

How can we forget Apple’s Camera Beast? iPhone 12 Pro Max is the best camera phone for low-light photography. The Apple premier took great care of picture quality and other aspects. iPhone 12 Pro Max brings quad rear snappers as follows, 12MP f/1.6 26mm wide, 12MP f/2.2 65mm telephoto and 12MP f/2.4 13mm ultrawide, and 3D LiDAR sensor. The gadget lets the camera lovers take brilliant snaps whether standing under the sunlight or in a low-light environment.

iPhone 12 Pro Max supports OIS for each lens, 2.5x optical zoom, HDR portraits, panorama, and 4k video recording up to 60fps. iPhone holders are also eligible to shoot 1080p movies at 240fps. For selfies, iPhone 12 Pro Max has dual front cameras, 12MP f/2.2 23mm wide, and SL 3D sensor. iPhone 12 Pro Max Selfie Camera is capable of 4k video calling, enhanced with EIS.

The other specs of the Apple iPhone Pro are 6.7inches Retina XDR OLED FHD+ Display, iOS 14.4, Apple A14 Bionic chip, 6GB RAM, and a 3687mAh battery. iPhone 12 Pro Max Price is $1,099.


3 – Vivo X60 Pro Plus

The Vivo X60 Pro+ is a 5G smartphone, powered by Snapdragon 888 chipset. The Vivo mobile comes with a 6.56-inch AMOLED screen, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+. FHD+ Resolution, Android 11 OS with OriginOS interface.

Buy X60 Pro+ in 8GB and 12 GB RAM. 8GB paired with 128GB Storage while 12GB coupled with 256GB ROM. It packs a 4200mAh battery, compatible with 55W Fast Charge. Vivo X60 Pro+ Price is $780.

With the X60 Pro+, users are getting Zeiss-branded Four Back Cameras including a 50MP f/1.6 wide-angle lens. Other lenses are 8MP telephoto, 32MP telephoto, and 48MP ultrawide. The main sensor can record 8k and 4k movies. For selfie lovers, it offers a 32MP front camera capable of 4k video calling.


4 – Xiaomi Mi 11

Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with a 108MP primary lens of f/1.9 aperture. It lets you make Ultra HD (8k) videos at 30fps and 4k at 60fps, along with EIS and OIS support. There is a 20MP wide-angle front camera having HDR support. It offers 10x hybrid zoom, Night vision, AI Beauty 2.0, and much more.

The Mi 11 5G has a 120Hz AMOLED Display, 6.81inches in diagonal. The handset gets Android 11, 8/12 GB RAM, and Snapdragon 888 SoC. There is a 4600mAh Li-Po battery allowing 55W fast weird and wireless charge. For biometric unlock, it houses an In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor. The Price of Mi 11 5G is $600.


5 – Huawei Mate 40 Pro+

Mate 40 Pro+ achieved 5th position as the best smartphone for Vlogging. The handset sports Five Cameras. They are as follows, 50MP f/1.9 wide, 20MP f/2.4 ultrawide, 12MP f/2.4 telephoto, 8MP f/4.4 periscope, and 3D TOF. You can make 4k shots at 60fps, while HD Super Slow-mo at 960fps and 3840fps. OIS and EIS are available. There are dual selfie cameras of 13MP and 3D TOF, eligible for 4k video calling.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus Price is $1,500. It has a 90Hz OLED display, Kirin 9000 5G chipset, 12GB RAM, and 4400mAh battery with 66W Fast Charge.


6 – Samsung Note20 Ultra

The Galaxy Note20 Ultra is the 6th best camera phone of 2021. The handset brings a 108MP primary camera that can take pictures as of big billboard size. There are also two more lenses as follows, 12MP periscope and 12MP ultrawide. The periscope sensor allows 50x hybrid zoom and hence you can capture detailed images when far away. Some new camera features are Single Take, Pro mode, Night Hyper lapse, and My Filters.

Samsung Note20 Ultra supports OIS and EIS. It can shoot 8k movies at 24fps, 4k at 30/60 fps, FHD at 240fps, and HD Super Slow-mo at 960fps. For selfies, there is a 10-megapixels front camera that allows 4k video calling.

The other significant features of Note20 Ultra are 6.9inches Dynamic AMOLED QHD+ Display, Snapdragon 865+ chipset, 8GB RAM, and a 4500 mAh battery. Samsung Note20 Ultra Price is $1,250.


7 – Sony Xperia 1 II

Best for Camera, the Sony Xperia 1 II has four photography cams - 12MP f/1.7 wide, telephoto, and ultrawide camera while the fourth is a 3D Time of Flight sensor. The thing that makes it prominent is 5-axis OIS. EIS is available to create perfect 4k and FHD movies while walking. The selfie camera is of 8MP, f/2.0 aperture and it also bears 5-axis EIS for 1080p films.

Sony Xperia 1 II sports a 6.5inches OLED Display, Qualcomm SD865 chip, 8GB RAM, and a 4000mAh battery. The Price of the Sony Xperia 1 II is $1,200.


8 – Oneplus 8 Pro

Oneplus 8 Pro is the best buy for wide and ultrawide shots. The cell phone brings four cameras including two Sony IMX689 48MP lenses and can capture a 120-degree field of view. It features OIS, EIS, and 3x optical zoom. Oneplus 8 Pro lets a user create 4k movies at 60fps and slow-mo FHD clips at 240fps. The smartphone flaunts a 16MP selfie camera with EIS and 1080p calling support.

Android 10 OS, 6.78inches AMOLED QHD+ Display, Snapdragon 865 processor, 8GB RAM, and 4510mAh battery are the other key specs of the smartphone. Oneplus 8 Pro Price is $800.


9 – Oppo Find X2 Pro

Oppo is known as the camera phone and we opt for the high-end Find X2 Pro. The smartphone is used to equip Quad Buyer filtered camera, RYYB technology. There are three lenses for photography - 48MP f/1.7 wide sensor, 13MP telephoto and 48MP ultrawide along dual-tone LED flash. Find X2 Pro offers 20x digital zoom, 120-degree field of view for portraits, HDR, panorama, and 4k filmmaking at 60fps. Both EIS and OIS are available. Coming to the front, Find X2 Pro owns a 32MP selfie camera that brings nifty AI Beauty filters, camera pro, and Ultra Vision mode, etc.

Find X2 Pro is 6.7inches in size and armed with an AMOLED 120Hz Display. There is a Qualcomm SD865 processor, and 8GB RAM (also available in 12GB RAM). The battery is of 4260mAh. It gets the world's fastest 65W SuperVOOC charge, promising 100% in 38minutes. Oppo Find X2 Pro Price is $850.


10 – Huawei P40 Pro

One of the best camera phones, Huawei P40 Pro carries Four Leica-branded Optics on the back. Primary is a 50MP wide lens while the rest three are 12MP telephoto, 40MP ultrawide, and 3D Time of Flight Sensor. It lets you create 4k movies at 60fps and Super Slow-mo HD streams at 7680fps. EIS, OIS, and 5x optical zoom are further camera features.

Huawei P40 Pro has two selfie snappers, a 32MP wide-angle, and a 3D TOF. You can make 4k Vlogs. The rest key features are 6.58inches OLED FHD+ Display, Android 10 (open source with HMS core), Kirin 990 chipset, 8GB RAM, and 4200mAh battery along with 40W fast charge. The Price of the Huawei P40 Pro is $999.


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