The secret to taking better photographs with smartphone cameras is to select a model that combines the best hardware with cutting-edge photo processing technology. Distributors and sellers should factor in demand for the most advanced photography technology, in addition to the growing number of consumers and clients who want to be able to take the best photos possible with devices priced to fit their budgets. Find out more about the top five phone cameras on the market today.
1. Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
The best camera phone that is currently available is the iPhone 13 Pro Max. This model has three rear cameras, including a 12MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 12MP telephoto with 3x zoom, as well as a 12MP front camera.
All of this advanced photography technology is packed into a phone with a 6.7 OLED display that weighs in at just 8.5 ounces and has a 12-hour battery life. The iPhone 13 Pro Max features Apple's cutting-edge computational photography features and robust built-in photo editing, and is compatible with third-party photo editing apps on the App Store.
2. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Galaxy S22 Ultra by Samsung is the best Android camera phone. This model boasts five rear cameras: a 108MP wide, a 12MP ultra-wide, a 10MP telephoto with 10x optical zoom, and a 10MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom. A 40MP front camera supports high-resolution photos, video calls, and recordings.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra phone offers a slightly larger 6.8-inch AMOLED display and weighs 8.1 ounces. A 10-hour battery life is the main tradeoff for a total of six internal cameras and features such as smart high-resolution processing and enhanced low-light capture with adaptive pixel technology.
3. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Selecting the most full-featured version of a superseded iPhone generation is a practical way to save on a phone with some of the best camera technology. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has a Pro 12MP camera system that includes five-element Ultra Wide, six-element Telephoto, and seven-element Wide cameras.
This older model also offers a wide range of pro-tier features, including 2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out, and a 5x optical zoom range with digital zoom up to 12x. Take night-mode portraits with a LiDAR scanner, and access advanced bokeh and depth control in portrait mode.
4. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
The preceding generation of Samsung Galaxy Ultra is a comparable choice for users who prefer the Android operating system. This model has four rear cameras, including a 108MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and two 10MP telephoto cameras. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has a 40MP front camera similar to the S22 Ultra's.
The addition of a dual-tele setup in the S21 Ultra is a significant improvement over the S20 Ultra. In terms of video, this model captures 4K at 24 fps, 2160p at 60/30 fps, and features HDR10+ technology. Advanced photo processing capabilities and a lower price point than the S22 Ultra make the S21 Ultra a smart buy.
5. Apple iPhone 13
The iPhone 13 offers fewer advanced photography features than the iPhone 13 Pro Max or the iPhone 12 Pro Max. There are two improved cameras in this model, which has the same ultra-wide specs as the iPhone 12 and lacks a dedicated telephoto module.
Distributors and sellers should be aware of the camera specs and processing capabilities of the phone makes and models they carry. New or refurbished phones made by Apple, Samsung, and other manufacturers include photo-capture hardware and software that can make it easier for any user to take better pictures at almost any light level.