If there is something that Smartphones have changed, it is certainly the way it has made us all amateur photographers. The cameras have become more and more powerful and optimized, the automatic modes more and more intelligent and equipped. The fact is, however, that with all this accessories, not all cell phones are the same. Some tend to take better photos , some have a more detailed Zoom.
But let’s see together what are the products that, during 2019, surprised us the most:
Google Pixel 4
Now defined as “the iPhone with Android“, the Pixel 4 is a mobile phone that has practically everything: a powerful chipset, lots of memory and an extremely powerful 12+16Mpx camera. The secret lies in the passive optimization that is implemented for each photo taken. Even if they are not lenses with an exaggerated amount of Megapixels, the result is truly refined. The various modes, such as HDR or night shooting, make the experience comfortable and immediate. The price is still a bit heavy (830 for the normal version, 1000 for the XL) but in many cases it is worth it.
A good alternative is also the 3 series, as well as the cheaper Pixel 3a. The price is much lower, but the quality of the photos is still higher than many competitors.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
As well as the Galaxy Note Plus version, the Galaxy Note has a triple 12 + 12 + 16Mpx camera with a large range of effects. Each lens has its precise purpose, the Plus version also includes the TOF for taking photos with a certain depth. Certainly the final result of each photo is excellent, even if it cannot compete with some of the best results such as the Google Pixel 4. But nothing can truly fight the refinement of this Smartphone, gigantic and that exudes quality from every pore … even if at the cost of almost 1000 euros for the Plus version.
A good alternative to this brand and model is certainly the Galaxy S10. This series has for some time offered 12 + 12 + 16Mpx cameras with almost the same level of quality as the Note 10. Clearly, with a new model on the horizon, it is easy to find this “old” model at very reduced prices.
Huawei P30 Pro
Years have passed since the limelight of the Chinese house, nowadays much less appreciated than in the past on the photographic factor. Yes, it has a triple 40 + 8 + 20Mpx camera with very interesting features, but the software improvements tend to be lower than the competition. However, the fact remains that it can take exceptional quality photos, also thanks to the included TOF sensor and the possibility of taking photos with a 5X optical zoom. In the case it can also go to 10X through a hybrid zoom that the house guarantees Lossless (ie without loss of detail). And at a price that, on the 640 euros, is very accessible.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Although it costs much less than many other competitors (477 euros), the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is capable of taking photos that almost manages to compete with the best brands in this category. Maybe everything is due to the 108Mpx sensor, combined with a quadruple combination of 12 + 5 + 20 + 2Mpx lenses … but clearly said, it also shows limitations in other territories, with a very limited optical zoom (promises 5, but in actually only offers 3X). This mobile phone has an original composition, but perhaps too “experimental” in certain aspects, especially when it is impossible to exploit its 108Mpx properly.
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
In many ways, it is the direct opponent of the Huawei P30 Pro. Its name comes from the function that allows you to obtain up to 10X of Zoom (hybrid, optical and Lossless), but it remains also a excellent mobile phone in general. A bit difficult to procure and with a rather high cost (often it reaches 800 euros), the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is that mobile phone model that manages to beat the competition in many fields, but one must try with far too much dedication.