Best smartphone cameras

Does the Google Pixel still hold its edge when it comes to smartphone photography? You bet. Is it still the best option for those who love to capture a snappy selfie or a lush landscape? Not quite. There are lots of great smartphones available for wannabe-photographers.

These are the smartphones with the best cameras.

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Pixel 2 + Pixel 2 XL
4.50

1. Google Pixel 2 review: not quite 'pixel perfect' but damn close

If you want a smartphone that’s as clean as they come and brilliantly-effective at tackling the everyday problems it sets out to solve, the Pixel 2 is a clear-cut winner.
Review Date: 2nd Nov., 2017
RRP: $ 1,079.00
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U11 smartphone
4.50

2. HTC U11 ​phone: Full, in-depth review

The Android flagship phone market is a crowded place but HTC's U11 is one of the best thanks to great design and very good handling.
Review Date: 14th June, 2017
RRP: $ 999.00
P10 smartphone
4.25

3. ​Huawei P10 smartphone review

If you can't run to the more-expensive P10 Plus this is a superb, powerful mid-range phone thanks to the brilliant Leica camera and beefy processors.
Review Date: 17th May, 2017
RRP: $ 899.00
Mate 10 Pro
4.25

4. Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: A solid winter flagship that cribs from the best

If you’re not swayed by Samsung’s return to form, Apple’s ultra-expensive iPhone X or Google’s funky Pixel 2, then the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a pretty solid alternative.
Review Date: 17th Nov., 2017
RRP: $ 1,099.00
R9s
4.25

5. ​Oppo R9s smartphone full review

There's much to like about the R9s: it does so many things and looks great. It's a bit sluggish in terms of performance and camera, though. But at this price it's still great value.
Review Date: 27th Jan., 2017
RRP: $ 598.00
8
4.50

6. Nokia 8: Full, in-depth review

There’s so much more to like about the Nokia 8 than just the nostalgia factor. Solid specs, crisp cameras and fantastic form factor make it a comeback for the brand.
Review Date: 31st Aug., 2017
RRP: $ 899.00
Xperia XZ Premium
4.50

7. Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Full, in-depth review

Sony's (big) new flagship has no real weak points. It's a crowded market but this is one of the best all-rounders. But there's virtually no 4K content available for the 4K screen.
Review Date: 3rd July, 2017
RRP: $ 1,099.00
Galaxy Note 8
4.50

8. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Full, in-depth review

With the arrival of the Note 8, the brand has finally - and maybe inevitably - risen from the ashes to reclaim its past glory.
Review Date: 28th Sept., 2017
RRP: $ 1,499.00
Moto X4
3.00

9. Moto X4 review: This is what a world without MotoMods looks like

Though its perfectly servicable for the most part, the Moto X4 is defined more by the things that are absent from its feature-set rather than those that are present.
Review Date: 23rd Oct., 2017
RRP: $ 699.00
P10 Plus phone
4.75

10. ​Huawei P10 Plus phone: Full, in-depth review

Huawei's phones have arguably been the most innovative in recent years. The P10 Plus is an impressive flagship with an outstanding camera and no real weak point (except for annoying low-light camera performance).
Review Date: 16th May, 2017
RRP: $ 1,099.00
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Nova 2i
4.25

11. Huawei Nova 2i review: Huawei's best flagship features have been successfully smuggled into the mid-tier

With the $499 price-tag in mind, there’s not a lot out there that can match the Huawei Nova 2i.
Review Date: 25th Oct., 2017
RRP: $ 499.00
Galaxy S9+
4.25

12. Samsung Galaxy S9+ : Full, in-depth review

With the S9 and S9+, Samsung swing their engineering talent, brand power and their overall focus back towards the camera side of the equation and, while the results of this pivot aren’t by any means poor, the whole thing does ...
Review Date: 16th March, 2018
RRP: $ 1,349.00
Find X
4.25

13. Oppo Find X: Full, in-depth review

There’s a hidden cost accompanying the Find X’s unique camera, but most will probably find it worth paying.
Review Date: 30th Aug., 2018
RRP: $ 1,099.00
Mate 20 Pro
4.75

14. Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Expensive, but probably the best phone you can buy right now

Taken as a whole, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a magnificent piece of tech.
Review Date: 26th Oct., 2018
RRP: $ 1,599.00
Galaxy Note 9
4.50

15. Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Full, in-depth, Australian review

This is one of the best smartphones you can buy right now. But whether you should buy it is another question entirely.
Review Date: 6th Sept., 2018
RRP: $ 1,499.00
P20 Pro
4.50

16. Huawei P20 Pro review: See it and believe the hype

A good smartphone is more than just a camera - and while the P20 Pro’s camera do catch more of the finer details than the competition can, a lot of elements around that camera don’t always deliver on the same ...
Review Date: 30th May, 2018
RRP: $ 1,099.00
P30 Pro
4.75

17. Huawei P30 Pro review: A photography powerhouse that leans into and elevates its natural strengths

The P30 Pro doubles down on the things that worked about its predecessor and pushes the envelope for smartphone photography even further.
Review Date: 28th March, 2019
RRP: $ 1,599.00
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