For many, the photo part is essential when it comes to choosing a new phone. Samsung Galaxy S or Note, Huawei P or Mate… there is a wide range of high-quality smartphones with an excellent camera to consider for purchase. Here is our selection of the best smartphones for amazing pictures on the market in 2019.
Samsung Galaxy S10 / 10 Plus: versatile triple sensor
With the Galaxy S10, Samsung has also chosen to integrate a triple sensor module for its new flagship. It includes a 12-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel x2 zoom, and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. Very versatile, this configuration can be adapted to all situations, thanks to its main sensor which is excellent in all conditions (indoor, outdoor, low light, backlight, on a moving target, etc.). We can appreciate its ultra-wide-angle mode, even if the few distortions are disappointing and the night shots could be better.
For selfies, he can rely on a 10-megapixel front camera hidden at the bubble in the screen. With the right light conditions or the flash, the result is correct, but the low brightness strongly affects the loss of depth, with a smoothing of the textures far too obvious.
Huawei P30 Pro: best portrait mode of the moment
The Huawei P30 Pro is the ultimate version of the new flagship. With its triple sensor module 40 + 20 + 8 megapixels, accompanied by a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor to evaluate depth and distance, the new flagship of the Chinese manufacturer manages to perfect the almost perfect solution of its predecessor. Whatever the context (day/night/indoor/outdoor), the shots are always stunning with beautiful bright colors. It also features a highly efficient ultra-wide-angle mode, an impressive 10x zoom and the best portrait mode of the moment.
Concerning its 32-megapixel front sensor, the result is compelling with a very significant level of detail for a selfie camera.
Nokia 9 PureView: only smartphoone with 5 sensors
With the Nokia 9 PureView, the manufacturer HMD wants to hit a big blow to shade the best photophones in the segment. Designed in partnership with start-up company Light, the new Finnish flagship has therefore chosen to integrate 5 photosensors, each with 12 megapixels. How does it work? The module captures five photos at the same time at different exposure settings, then analyzes and merges them to produce a single shot. On paper, this principle aims to capture 10 times more information.
In reality, the result is outstanding, even if it is not the best photophone of the moment. With the Nokia 9 PureView, the photo quality is very close to that of the Galaxy S10, and it is a perfect point for a smartphone that costs more than 200 dollars less.