More and more, a smartphone is evolving into other gadgets as well - a camera, an organizer, a television set, a calculator and so much more. Despite its multiple features, however, a smartphone's camera is arguably the second most used one of them all. As such, it has become a very important piece of technology for smartphone manufacturers.
Google Nexus 6P
According to PC Advisor, the rear camera of the Nexus 6P is 12.3 megapixels that is capable of shooting 4K videos, 1080p at 30fps, while the front camera is 8 megapixels. And while the device is has a panoramic feature and can easily switch to 1080p 120fps or 720p 240fps in slow mo, it is lacking a timelapse feature.
The Google Nexus 6P camera is one of the sharpest in the market, so photos are full of details. In addition, it also works well in low-light locations and has well functioning HDR mode.
Meanwhile, the HTC 10 handheld has a 12 megapixel rear camera that is capable of shooting 4K videos, 1080p at 30fps, partnered with a 5 megapixel camera. It has a slow mo (720p 240fps) features, as well as a panoramic and time-lapse mode.
While the images captured are not stellar when compared to other units, there is one thing that the HTC 10 has above its competition. That is, its audio recording capacity, which is much better than the other handhelds in the market.
The iPhone 6S, Apple's current flagship, has a 12 megapixel rear camera that can shoot 4K videos in 1080p at 60fps, as well as a 5 megapixel front camera. The handheld has a panorama feature, as well as time lapse and slo mo (1080p 120fps, 720p 240fps) features.
As with all Apple smartphones, the camera in the iPhone 6S is a reliable one. The great thing about this unit is that there are automatic settings that will give even the most rookie of photographers a good shot.
Galaxy Note 7
Meanwhile, Business Insider claims that the best smartphone camera belongs to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The device has a 12 megapixel rear camera, which acts as a dual pixel camera. It has an optical image stabilisation feature, with an f/1.7 aperture and 1.4um pixels.
The device is so impressive in low-light surroundings that viewers can hardly tell it was low-light at all. In addition, the amount of detail that the Galaxy Note 7 captures is stunning when compared to other smartphone cameras.