How many of us would carry a real camera to take pictures these days? The smartphones we use are more than well-equipped to capture a brilliant frame of natural colours and tones. Maybe we won’t print these pictures anymore but they’re going to be on our social media pages, and for that they must adhere to a certain quality. No one likes blurry, pixelated moments. Especially not on Instagram, where you might lose followers if you have a mediocre-quality image.
For such reasons and more, there has always been a race of megapixels with smartphone cameras. We have come a long way since a VGA or a 2MP one and finally now we’re at 20MP camera. Let’s look at some of these stunning 20MP and above shooters that promise you high-resolution images.
The Sony Xperia XZ packs in a 23MP camera on the rear. It is a first by Sony that features triple image sensing technology and 5-axis video stabilization. So along with high megapixels, you get three sensors including colour sensing, distance sensing and image and focus sensing and an axis stabilizer that helps take steady videos.
The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium also brags of its 23megapixel camera that puts it in par with any of today’s top-end smartphone. The high-resolution sensor can capture plenty of details in your pictures.
Here’s the deal about this Vivo V5 smartphone. It has a 20MP camera, but unlike its counterparts, this is not the rear one but the front camera. This phone is being marketed as a selfie smartphone for the obvious reason. This front camera features Sony’s IMX376 sensor and is being compared to digital cameras in terms of imaging quality in low light conditions.
The 24MP camera is the highlight of this Gionee Elife E8 smartphone. It also features a six-element lens with sapphire glass, lossless zoom up to 3x, 4k video recording, optical image stabilisation, dual-tone LED flash and more.
Unlike most HTC phones, the One E9+ has a 20.7MP ½.3” Toshiba sensor. This gives you a rather large pixel ratio. The images contain a lot of details and it is also capable of taking HDR stills and macro shots. The pictures taken are generally very pleasing and not overly dramatic.