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Being nearly always with you, your smartphone is one of the most practical methods to record special events while you're out and about. When you see something, you want to take a picture of, it is now as simple as taking your phone out of your pocket.

Camera phones have advanced significantly over the decades, even if they still generally cannot compete with some of our best DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. To record everything from broad and ultra-wide to macro and telephoto images, many smartphones now include two, three, or even four sensors. 

In 2023, getting a fantastic camera won't require you to shell out thousands of pounds on a costly flagship. The Galaxy S23 Ultra and the iPhone 14 Pro Max are both excellent devices, but if you know where to look, mid-range phones can deliver spectacular results as well.

Scroll down to discover all of the current best camera phones on the market.


1.iPhone 14 Pro (best for video)

The iPhone 14 Pro is our pick for the greatest all-around camera phone. It's dependable in all settings, takes the greatest video of any phone on this list, and has three distinct cameras for versatility, each with a different focal length.

However, it is not the finest camera phone in every single category. For one thing, we like the zoom capabilities of the Galaxy S23 Ultra since it captures a considerably clearer overall image when zooming in on a subject. However, when all factors are considered, the iPhone 14 Pro comes out on top.

The images from the iPhone appear a little more realistic and have more natural-looking skin tones when compared to those from the Galaxy S23 Ultra and Oppo Find X5 Pro. Although there is some slight over sharpening on the iPhone, the picture processing generally produces trustworthy images.

Along with the camera itself, you'll also get a great display to see the photos back on and an excellent battery life so you won't run out of charge on a busy shooting day.


2. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (best for zooming)

While all of the cameras on Samsung's top-tier Galaxy S23 Ultra are noteworthy, its zooming prowess remains unrivaled by the competition. This is especially true of the 10x optical zoom, which captures far more information than the digital zooms of the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Oppo Find X5 Pro, both of which were considerably blurrier in tests.

Another compelling reason to choose the Galaxy S23 Ultra over the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Google Pixel 7 Pro is its main 200-megapixel camera. Using 16-in-1-pixel binning technology, the phone captures colorful, detailed photos in both well-lit and low-light conditions, with the latter constituting a significant improvement over the already-capable S22 Ultra. It's almost straightforward to snap amazing shots with the main sensor.

It's not just the hardware either; the camera software offers a variety of shooting options, including as an updated Expert RAW mode that enables you to snap long-exposure pictures of the night sky and capture RAW photographs at up to 50 megapixels. If you're one of the select few who owns an 8K TV to display it on, it'll also capture 8K footage at 30 frames per second at a wider angle than most of the competitors.


3. Google Pixel 7 Pro (best for stills)

If you only want a phone camera for stills photography, the Pixel 7 Pro, like the Pixel 6 Pro before it, is the one to get.

The stunning photographs it shoots are the most satisfying of all the phones on this list, even though it falls short of the iPhone 14 Pro and the S23 Ultra in terms of video capture and adaptability. It does an excellent job of using HDR to balance out contrast and exposure, resulting in photos that truly "pop" on sunny days.

Even while it's not the fastest to capture, Google's Night Mode is nonetheless effective and does a wonderful job at creating bright, detailed shots in low light.

This phone's zoom capabilities are superior to those of the Oppo Find X5 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro, but they fall short of the S23 Ultra. Google's software can only take you so far, while the Samsung's superior zoom hardware only results in sharper shots. Similar results can be obtained using an ultrawide lens, which yields acceptable photos of average quality.


4.Oppo Find X5 Pro (best ultrawide)

Oppo's phones have continually pleased us in recent years, with the company's ever-improving cameras being one of the main reasons. The Find X5 Pro's zoom performance falls short, but it has the best ultrawide camera.

While other phones on this list employ inferior sensors for their ultrawides, the Find X5 Pro uses the same hardware for both the wide and ultrawide cameras, yielding considerably greater results. Not only are the images more vivid and colorful, but they also lack the warped corners and pronounced fish-eye appearance that we saw on the S23 Ultra's ultrawide sensor.

This is the first Oppo phone to have the company's proprietary MariSilicon X NPU, which gives the phone more control over image quality. When compared to the previous Find X3 Pro, which has nearly identical camera technology, the photographs on this device are more detailed, with better color reproduction. Low-light performance has also improved significantly.


5.Vivo X90 Pro (best for low-light photography)

The Vivo X90 Pro is without a doubt the most capable phone on the market right now when it comes to low-light photography, producing some genuinely amazing low-light images.

This is partly due to the presence of a 1-inch sensor and f/1.75 aperture with its main 50.3MP camera, allowing it to let in significantly lighter than the capable iPhone 14 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, and the effects are immediately obvious.

The Vivo X90 Pro's low-light photographs have not just lighter than the competitors, but also good detail and color accuracy.

However, it isn't simply focused on low light; the combination of the primary 50.3MP sensor, a 12MP ultrawide, and a 50MP 2X telephoto lens offers a diverse shooting experience, even though the 2X zoom does appear somewhat constrained in comparison to most premium cameras on the market.

Key features include a top-tier Dimensity 9200 CPU, a 5000mAh battery with 120W fast charging technology, and a pixel-dense 6.78-inch AMOLED display round out an alluring flagship phone.