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Best smartphone camera – March 2022

Our list of the best cameras on smartphones as of March 2022.

It is not easy to choose the best phone for taking photos, whether it is an Android device or with another operating system. Generally the best smartphone camera is the one that takes the best photos, but there are many factors to take into account, which we will analyze later. To simplify your search, we therefore wanted to make a list of the best smartphones for taking pictures and which therefore have the best camera. These are smartphones of all types and prices, although obviously to have a good camera on a smartphone the price can only be high enough (but we try to give you options for each category). However, you will find mid-range, high-end and also an excellent value for money smartphones. If you want to discover other categories of smartphones, you can do it at the link below.

As top-of-the-range smartphones are often the ones that take the best photos, they are also often excellent smartphones even in other sectors, but we will still try to explain them to you in our buying guide (updated to March 2022 ) so that you get the best picture of the situation. If, on the other hand, you are looking for the best apps to take photos, you can find the link below.

  • Best cheap smartphone camera
  • Best mid-range camera smartphones
  • Best top-of-the-range camera smartphones

Redmi Note 11

As with all the cheap smartphones in this selection, you obviously don't expect top-of-the-range shots, but at least for its main sensor (50 megapixel) it defends itself very well. The photos are sharp and with a good color balance. In low light you have to use the night mode, which still makes the photos usable at least.

  • Review Redmi Note 11
  • Technical sheet Redmi Note 11

Realme C21

In an absolute sense, the Realme C21 camera is nothing special and if a good camera is your priority for sure you will have to spend more than that. But if your budget is only around € 100 and you don't want to lose too much on the photographic field, this is the smartphone to choose. In good light the photos are better than average. Little to do instead in the evening or with the front camera.

  • Review Realme C21
  • Realme C21 data sheet


Like the other Redmi smartphones in this selection, POCO also defends itself very well in the photographic sector for its price range. It is equipped with a four-camera system where a 64 megapixel sensor and a 13 megapixel wide-angle sensor stand out, perfect for capturing the most difficult scenes. The front camera set inside the hole, on the other hand, is an interesting 20 megapixel camera. To complete it all, we find the possibility of recording videos in 4K.

  • POCO X3 Review
  • Technical sheet POCO X3

Realme 9 Pro +

Realme 9 Pro + is a valid smartphone in many respects and also defends itself with regard to the photographic sector. The camera that makes the difference is certainly the main 50 megapixel camera, which means that the resulting shots from this smartphone are definitely above average for other smartphones in the same price range.

  • Review Realme 9 Pro +
  • Data sheet Realme 9 Pro +

OnePlus Nord 2

OnePlus with this Nord 2 made a courageous choice that other companies had never made. Putting a true top-of-the-line camera into a mid-range smartphone. The 50 megapixel camera is the same as the OnePlus 9 Pro and is optically stabilized. The wide angle isn't great, but the photos from the main one will be better than everything else at this price.

  • OnePlus Nord 2 review
  • OnePlus Nord 2 data sheet

OPPO Reno4 Pro

In 2020 OPPO has scored another smartphone that is really valid for the photographic sector. Let's talk about OPPO Reno4 Pro, a smartphone that has three photographic sensors all of excellent quality. In addition, the low light performance and above all the performance in the video recording sector improve a lot.

  • OPPO Reno4 Pro review
  • OPPO Reno4 Pro data sheet
  • PURCHASE: € 459 (Unieuro) – € 558 (Amazon)

Xiaomi 11T Pro

The smartphone Pro of the Xiaomi “T” family is undoubtedly a relevant product. Not only because it guarantees true top-of-the-range performance, but also because the price has remained decidedly more reasonable. Plus the main camera is the same 108 megapixel camera as the smartphone premium of the company with also its excellent optical image stabilization.

  • Xiaomi 11T Pro review
  • Xiaomi 11T Pro data sheet

OPPO Reno 6 Pro

OPPO Reno 6 Pro is a very particular smartphone within the OPPO list. It is a kind of top of the range sold at a lower price. And usually the cameras are the first to be “reduced” in quality. But this is not the case. We have a 50 megapixel main sensor with optical image stabilization, coupled above all with a 16 megapixel wide-angle camera and also a 2x zoom camera. Almost always absent in this price range.

  • OPPO Reno 6 Pro review
  • OPPO Reno 6 Pro data sheet

Google Pixel 6 Pro

Google Pixel 6 Pro is once again a top-of-the-range smartphone also in the photographic sector. In this latest device, Google has continued not only its software work, but also its hardware work by updating its main sensor. We also find a new periscopic zoom camera now 4X.

  • Google Pixel 6 Pro Review
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro data sheet

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Even the latest generation of smartphones premium from Samsung amazes with photographic sector. Excellent under every front, also thanks to the double zoom camera (3x and 10x) that allows you to have maximum flexibility on every occasion. Also good for the video part and the selfie camera.

  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra review
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra data sheet

OPPO Find X5 Pro

OPPO has undoubtedly done an exceptional job regarding the cameras in its super Find X5 Pro of the range premium

. The main and wide-angle cameras are two 50-megapixel sensors, the former with optical image stabilization and glass lenses. All made and finished in collaboration with Hasselblad.

  • OPPO Find X5 Pro review
  • OPPO Find X5 Pro data sheet

You will find below all the best smartphones to take photos and to better understand how we have chosen them, here is a list of key factors:

  • Photo sensor quality: obviously the first point to evaluate is how good are the photos of your smartphone and therefore the chosen sensor is fundamental
  • Shutter speed: it is important to understand how fast it takes. A slow shutter can make you lose the desired moment
  • Accuracy and speed of focusing: it is very important to evaluate the focus in all its aspects. How shutter speed can ruin a beautiful photo
  • Software simplicity: if a camera software isn't simple, it risks wasting your time finding the most trivial option
  • Software quality: being the sensors of smartphones very small, much of the goodness of the shots nowadays is given by the work of postprocessing done by software
  • Number of functions : what you can do with your phone's camera should not be underestimated
  • Hardware technologies: finally we also evaluate the technologies available, such as laser autofocus, optical stabilizer and color spectrum sensor

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