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Best Camera Smartphones in Nepal

Photos have been part of our life these days. We do things and take a snap. A single click, which lets you save a moment for a lifetime. Just by turning a photo album and you can relive a moment, which pulls smile in your face and some cases, tears. However, the time has gone far more ahead. Nowadays, you should not waste a day roaming here and there in your busy schedule just to find a reel for your camera. You can simply take a snap through your smartphone and see the photos whenever convenient. Also, while traveling and trekking, carrying a camera add burden to your luggage. Therefore, carrying a smartphone could possibly be the best alternative.

Nowadays, every smartphone is equipped with a decent camera. With the popularity of social networks, people are eager to share their lifestyle through visual means. As the craze for photos is peaking, manufacturers are obliged to include the better camera (both primary and secondary) to prevent themselves from the downfall in the race of being the best in the multitude of smartphones.

With the myriads of phones in the market with lots of flagship kinds, camera/photography comparison is nowhere to be easy. And talking about the photography, a megapixel is just a number. It does not give the complete information about the photos it will capture. So after the tough job of comparison, we came through a list of best camera smartphones, which will let you capture a moment and relive it whenever it is fading from your mind palace.

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10Oneplus 3T

For the photography, OnePlus 3T comes with 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 sensor on the back accompanied by LED flash with f/2.0 aperture lens, Phase detection autofocus, both optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS), and 4K video recording at 30 fps.

The hardware and software coordination in the phone not just keeps the 4k video stable but also reduces motion blur in the still images. The secondary or the selfie camera houses a 16MP camera with an aperture lens of F/2.0.

There is a rumor that Oneplus hired a team of 15 engineers who were solely dedicated to improving the camera performance and camera tuning. And the team has obviously done a great toil to make this flagship phone suitable for photography and videography. As far as features are concerned, the OnePlus 3T has most of the bases covered. Available camera modes in addition to Photo and Video include Time-lapse, Slow motion, Panorama, and Manual, which gives the user complete control over ISO, shutter speed and more. The OnePlus 3T can also shoot RAW photos, which is an important option for photography enthusiasts.

9Sony Xperia XZ

Xperia XZ is equipped with 23 MP, 1/2.3” sensor. The camera consists of an aperture of f/2.0 featuring phase detection and laser AF. In addition, the phone is privileged with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) to suppress gentle shakes and vibrations with taking pictures.

The phase detection and laser autofocus combination in the camera help to focus the subject accurately keeping them sharp and also reducing the time wasted on refocusing when you hit the shutter button. The device is also useful for taking snaps in a dim-lighted place. With its larger aperture, we can get clear and natural photos even in the place where bright light is absent. And the LED flash residing beside the camera also assists while taking photos in low light. The device is also capable of recording 4K videos at the frame rate of 30fps with the video stabilization facility.The front snapper uses 13 MP, 1/3” sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. Unlike the rear one, the front camera is capable of shooting full HD videos.

8Sony Xperia XZs

In terms of camera, Sony Xperia XZs comes with a 19MP Motion Eye camera on the rear, which is definitely a downgrade in the Megapixel count if compared to its predecessor. But since the Megapixel count is not a true measure of the quality of the images, the camera on the device cannot be yet called a downgrade. Considering the increased pixel size, Xperia XZs is definitely better than its predecessor is since the increased pixel size replicates more details into the image from the true atmosphere and performs well during low lights.

The rear camera on the phone has an impressive sensor with the assists from predictive hybrid autofocus and laser autofocus. The focus from the laser autofocus is fast and sharp whereas the presence of predictive hybrid autofocus predicts the motion of moving bodies and avoids the shakes and blurs while capturing such objects. In addition to that, images captured offer sufficient amount of sharpness and details, the color reproduction is great depicting a natural replication and admirable dynamic range without creating a fuss. The camera on the phone rarely underexposes or overexposes a shot.

On the front, the 13MP selfie shooter offers a great experience to the users with its exceptionally good performance.  The front camera brings natural colors on the photos with plenty amount of details. The high-resolution camera on the front also provides more flexibility while zooming and cropping images without an appreciable loss in quality. The most striking feature on the Xperia XZs is its capability to take slow-motion videos at whopping 960 fps. However, this capability is limited only to the HD videos.

Rear camera 19MP, f/2.0 aperture, 25mm focal length, 1/2.3” sensor size, EIS, predictive hybrid autofocus and laser autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected], HDR
Front camera 13MP, f/2.0, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, 22mm focal length, captures 1080p videos

 

7OnePlus 5

As the inclusion of dual-camera is developing as an orthodox on flagship smartphones, OnePlus 5 has not been an exception. The dual-camera setup on the OnePlus 5 includes a 16MP sensor as the primary camera and 20MP sensor as the secondary one. The primary sensor is featured with a focal length of 24mm, wide aperture of f/1.7 and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) to avoid shakes and blurs while taking images. The secondary sensor is a telephoto lens that features 36mm focal length and an aperture of f/2.6 but lacks stabilization system (OIS and EIS). According to Carl Pei, the presence of dual-camera setup on the device is for optical zoom. He also illuminated that the telephoto zoom on the phone is actually a combination of optical zoom and software: “Optical zoom is at 1.6x, the remaining 0.4x is realized through SmartCapture multi-frame technology.”

In terms of camera performance, shots from OnePlus 5 are well detailed and vibrant. The color reproduction is close to natural with eye pleasing tones and is not overly saturated. The presence of secondary telephoto lens has offered optical zooming without the loss of quality. So one should not necessarily move closer to the subject to get the jobs done. The camera experience on the phone is made better with fast processing and fast focusing.

On the front, there is a 16MP camera, which serves as a selfie snapper. The front camera also includes a wide aperture of f/2.0. To avoid shakes and blurs on the selfies, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) is included. Users will also be privileged with vibrant and saturated natural tones as there is an inclusion of Auto HDR for the selfie camera.

Rear camera Dual-camera,  16MP (f/1.7, 24mm, 1/2.8” sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size, EIS) + 20MP (f/2.6, 52mm focal length, 1.0µm pixel size, 1/2.8” sensor size), 1.6x optical zoom, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/120fps
Front camera 16MP, f/2.0, EIS, 1.0µm pixel size, Auto-HDR, captures 1080p videos

6 Xiaomi MI6

The rear camera setup on MI6 includes two-12MP lens oriented in a horizontal configuration. The assembly is aided by dual-LED (dual-tone) flash. The primary camera among the two comes with an aperture of f/1.8, the focal length of 27mm and 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilization). The secondary, however, lacks OIS and has a focal length of 52mm and a constricted aperture (as compared to the primary) of f/2.6.

The camera setup on the device is capable of zooming optically up to two times and digitally up to 10 times without loss of quality. The presence of dual-camera setup on the back has also added functionality to capture images with Bokeh effects. The images taken with Boken effect from the device comes appreciable with the subject on focus and blurred backgrounds with softened edges. Photos taken from Xiaomi MI6 are impressive with accurate color balance and lively color rendition. However, the dynamic range is mostly high even without the HDR on. For the focusing, the phone is furnished with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), which is pretty fast.

The device also has a manual mode, where the user can act as a professional photographer by altering the white balance and ISO values. The camera on the Xiaomi MI6 also has marquee feature, which is similar to iPhone’s Portrait mode. With the Marquee Feature, the user can mimic the Bokeh effect isolating the subject from the background.

Up front, there is an 8MP camera dedicated for selfies. The selfies captured from the front does not seem to disappoint under ample lighting condition. But same cannot be said under low lights. Under low lights, image taken is mostly clouded with grains and noises.

Rear camera Dual 12 MP ((f/1.8, 27mm focal length, 1.25µm pixel size, OIS 4-axis) + (f/2.6, 52mm focal length, , 1.0µm pixel size)), 2x optical zoom, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Marquee feature, geotagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Front camera 8MP, captures 1080p videos

5Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge carry different specification though there is no difference between them camera wise and the photos it produces, so we are going to mention them under the same heading. The S7 series sports a 12 MP with an aperture of f/1.7 on its back featuring phase detection autofocus, OIS and LED flash. 1/2.5” sized sensor on the back offers geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video recording, and 9 MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, auto HDR, and panorama.

The secondary camera is of 5 MP with the sensor size of 1/4.1” and aperture of f/1.7, which assists you in a dual video call and auto HDR. The bright f/1.7 lens and 1.4 µm pixels on the image sensor will save you from worrying about the photos while taking snaps even on dim-lighted places. Since the phone consists of dual pixel sensor, the snaps were taken by it are more natural. The phone also has included motion photo feature, which allows you to capture a moment of three seconds before you press the shutter. As far as video recording is concerned, the s7 series provides video recording with the resolution of [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]

4Huawei P10 Plus

Huawei has been recently releasing its top-tier smartphones with a partnership from Leica on the optics department. And following the trend, Huawei P10 Plus has embraced Leica SUMMILUX camera lenses, which is premium than the Leica SUMMARIT lenses found on P9 and P10. The rear panel of the phone includes a Dual-camera setup. Between the two lenses, one is for monochrome, another is for RGB colors, and the merging algorithm equipped with the phone intelligently merges the colors from the RGB sensor and the details of the monochrome sensor. The assembly of 20MP monochrome and 12MP RGB sensors on the phone produces images with crisp details. In addition, the wide aperture of f/1.8 helps to suck in plenty of light and resulting in the photos marred by minimal grain, which is to say that the images captured will evade the noise and hideous grains even on the low lights.

The Dual-camera setup is proved to provide an excellent Bokeh effects. Moreover, the setup is quite helpful in Optical zooming up to two times without a degradation in the image quality. The rear camera assembly is also assisted by 4-in-1 hybrid autofocus (phase/laser/contrast/depth sensing).

Through the inbuilt camera app of the phone, one could shoot panorama scenes; capture funky ‘Light Painting’ photos and record time-lapse or slow-mo video. However, HDR feature is not built into the auto mode (like on most of other smartphones) – a possible reason could be to help boost the general shutter speed.

On the front, there lies an 8MP shooter with an aperture of F/1.9. The selfies taken are sharp and tuned with natural colors. On toggling to the Portrait mode in the inbuilt camera app, the user gains the privilege to add the touch of Bokeh effect even on the selfies.

On the videography side, the primary camera is capable of shooting 2160p (4K/UHD) at the frame rate of 30 fps and 1080p (Full-HD) at 60 fps. However, the phone uses h.265 video format, which is not supported by YouTube and needs a conversion. The selfie camera on the front is capable of recording Full-HD (1080p) videos at 30 fps frame rate.

 

 

 

 

Camera

Primary Leica co-engineered dual camera: 20MP monochrome/12MP color sensors, both with f/1.8 aperture, 28mm equiv. focal length; OIS, 4-in-1 hybrid autofocus, Dual-LED (Dual-tone) flash; 2x hybrid zoom
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Secondary 8MP, f/1.9 aperture, 26mm lens; simulated bokeh effect
Video 2160p and 1080p @ 30/60fps (primary camera)

1080p @ 30fps (Secondary camera)

3iPhone 7 plus

iPhone 7 plus houses dual 12 MP camera on its back in which one is a wide-angle camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and another is a telephoto camera with an aperture of f/2.8. This assembly in the phone offers an optical zoom up to two times and digital zoom up to ten times, which proves that this phone consists of no ordinary camera. This camera includes loads of features like OIS, Quad-LED True Tone flash,  and Panorama. In addition, there are Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Live Photos with stabilization, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Body and Face detection, Exposure control, Noise reduction, Hybrid IR filter, Auto HDR for photos, Auto image stabilization, Burst Mode and Timer mode.

The rear camera is capable of recording 4k videos which can be zoomed optically up to two times and digitally up to six times. Optical image stabilization for video, Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps, time‑lapse video with stabilization, Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p) and Continuous autofocus video are on the board here too.

The front camera is equipped with 7-megapixel snapper featuring an aperture of f/2.2, retina flash, auto image stabilization, body and face detection and exposure control. The front snapper is also capable of taking HD videos of 1080p.

The phone is priced Rs. 1,13,000, Rs. 1,27,000 and rs. 1,38,000 for its 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB variants respectively.

  Camera Primary Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]
Secondary 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, [email protected], [email protected], face detection, HDR, panorama

2 Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

On the camera section, S8 series closely resembles the S7 series statistically. The megapixel count and width of the aperture of the back camera did not see a new number, although the front camera has been upgraded to 8 MP and the software and UI of the camera have been enhanced in the S8/S8+ to prove it superior.

During the comparison, it was found that the s8/s8+ were faster and responsive than its predecessors. In addition, S8/S8+ bears enhanced filters, augmented reality and stickers. The newbies also employ multi-frame image processing. In this processing method, the camera takes three pictures and merges the details to create a better one. The 8 MP front camera on S8/S8+ is privileged with autofocus, unlike the fixed focus and Auto HDR in S7/S7 edge. The rear camera on the S8/S8+ is also integrated with Bixby Vision, which scans or take a shot of an object and delivers information regarding it. In Nepali market, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ costs Rs. 81,900 and Rs. 91,900 respectively.

Primary 12 MP, F/1.7, 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm sensor size, Phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED Flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, Auto HDR, Simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording
Video [email protected], [email protected]
Secondary 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, [email protected]

1HTC U11

The 3.5mm headphone jack killer, HTC U11 has the DxOMark of 90 points. With this score, U11 is undoubtedly the best camera smartphones in Nepal. HTC is renowned for the inclusion of Ultrapixel sensors on its smartphones and U11 has not been an exception. The rear camera on the phone enjoys 12MP UltraPixel 3 sensor with a wide aperture of f/1.7 aperture and OIS. To assist during low lights, the phone comes with dual-LED (dual-tone) flash to bring natural effects.

The rear camera on the phone takes impressive images with crisp and plenty of details, natural color reproduction and not overly saturated. The low light photography is also remarkable, thanks to its wide aperture of f/1.7. Noises and grains are generally absent even while taking images under low lights. Images shot under low light also lack large and irregular spots, which is generally the case with most camera smartphones. Capturing the images on Pro mode brings out images in RAW format, which is definitely good news for the professional photographers.

The front facing camera on the phone is equipped with a 16MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. The front camera not only offers a higher resolution on the selfies but also captures lively and vibrant images. There is the inclusion of HDR boost mode for the front camera, which helps to bring out clearest and most vibrant image possible.

Rear camera 12MP UltraPixel 3 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]/120fps
Front camera 16MP, f/2.0, OIS, HDR Boost support, captures 1080p videos
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