The Best Smartphone Cameras of the Year Ranked By DxOMark

There was a time not all that long ago when a phone was basically something that you used in order to call people. Now, however, phones tend to have all kinds of technology attached to them, technology that incorporates a wide variety of other uses that you can incorporate into the general manner in which you might utilize. Perhaps the most groundbreaking piece of technology that was added to the mobile phone was a camera, and while the first cameras were pretty terrible as of late smartphone cameras have become a class unto themselves so much so that people have started undertaking professional photography with just their smartphones by their side.

However, not all smartphone cameras are created equal. Some smartphones have much better cameras than others, and if the kind of camera you would end up getting matters to you then you should know that DxOMark has tested out dozens of phones and has come up with a list of the best smartphone cameras that are out there. It has split the results into several categories so that you can find a camera that fits your intended usage of the device.

If you want to shoot video with your smartphone, Apple’s latest phone should do the trick. It received the highest score in this category, but was equaled by the Xiaomi Mi CC9. These two phones are closely followed in this category by the Google Pixel 4 which has proven to give a very good video result all in all.

The next category that was ranked was the zoom, since this is a very important feature for any smartphone to have. The aforementioned Xiaomi phone once again found itself ranked quite highly in this regard, offering a zoom feature that no other smartphone camera could compete with. The latest Pixel phone came in fourth, with the Huawei P30 Pro as well as the Mate30 Pro get ranked higher than it.

The next category that was ranked was ultra wide photography, and it turns out that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ managed to get the highest score in this particular category, proving that Samsung still has what it takes to give its users a good quality camera that they can end up using on a regular basis. The tests that were conducted revealed that the wide angle setting could be used both indoors as well as outdoors to good effect.

As far as night photography is concerned, the Huawei Mate30 Pro managed to shine yet again with a very good score. The Xiaomi flagship also managed to score well, securing the fifth place.

It should come as no surprise given the rankings in these categories that both the Xiaomi as well as the Huawei phones in these lists were ranked as the best overall smartphones in terms of camera performance. This indicates that Chinese companies have focused quite heavily on creating a high quality product, something that means that American companies like Apple might just end up having a harder time of it when they try to release new phones since an area that they traditionally excelled in is now being taken over by newer companies.

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