Smartphones with best camera features available in the Philippines in 2018

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iPhone XMobile phones have evolved, from just call-and-text devices a decade ago into Internet-enabled smartphones that capture, store and load images and videos in a few seconds.  One of the most important features of smartphones today is the dual cameras that can far exceed the functionality of the traditional digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera. With the 'selfie' phenomenon, smartphones now offer dual cameras, and some phones have more powerful front cameras than rear cameras to easily capture portraits while looking at the screen.

Here are the leading smartphones with best camera features that are available in the Philippines in early 2018. However, they come with a heavy price tag, ranging from P18,000 for Vivo V7 Plus to P70,000 for iPhone X.

One Plus 5T and Huawei Mate 10 Pro have the most powerful main or rear camera, with a maximum resolution of 20 megapixels (MP) each. Vivo V7 Plus has the best front camera, with 24-MP resolution, followed by Oppo F5 with 20 MP and HTC U11 with 16 MP. Megapixel, which means one million pixels, represents the resolution of an image. However, it does not necessarily represent the quality of the image.

Of course, the resolution--the volume of pixels that the camera can capture in a single shot--is not the only factor affecting the quality of an image.  Other factors are at play in a smartphone camera including the sensors, lens, dual LED flash, optical zoom, focal length, software, image processor, memory card, shutter speed, auto focus, aperture (exposure), shooting modes, white balance, red eye, HDR, panorama, face detection, geo-tagging and touch screen.

OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T - P32,000

  • 20 MP Rear Camera
  • 16 MP Front Camera
  • Sony sensors
  • Aperture of f/1.7
  • 27.22mm focal length
  • 2x zoom function
  • Dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Huawei Mate 10 Pro – P45,000

  • 20 MP Rear Camera
  • 12 MP Front Camera
  • Leica optics
  • Aperture of f/1.6
  • 27mm focal length
  • 2x zoom
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 2160p@30fps

Sony Xperia XZ1

Sony Xperia XZ1 – P26,000

  • 19 MP Rear Camera
  • 13 MP Front Camera
  • Sony G lens
  • aperture of f/2.0 
  • 8x digital zoom
  • 25mm focal length
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 2160p@30fps

 

Vivo V7 Plus

Vivo V7 Plus – P18,000

  • 16 MP Rear Camera
  • 24 MP Front Camera
  • OmniVision sensor
  • Aperture of f/2.0
  • 25mm focal length
  • Digital zoom
  • Front and rear flash
  • Features: Digital zoom, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, check quality
  • Video: 1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Oppo F5

Oppo F5 - P20,000

  • 16 MP Rear Camera
  • 20 MP Front Camera
  • CMOS sensor
  • Aperture of F2.0
  • LED flash
  • Features: Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
  • Video: 1920x1080 @ 30 fps

LG V30 Plus

LG V30 Plus – P35,000

  • 16 MP Rear Camera
  • 13 MP Front Camera
  • Sony IMX351 CMOS sensor
  • Aperture of f/1.6
  • LED flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps

 

Nokia 8

Nokia 8 – P30,000

  • 13 MP Front Camera
  • 13 MP Rear Camera
  • Carl Zeiss optics
  • Aperture of f/2.0
  • Dual-tone flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 – P50,000

  • 12 MP Rear Camera
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Digital zoom up to 8x
  • LED flash
  • Aperture of f/2.4
  • 26 mm focal length
  • Features: Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@60fps

Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2 XL 4G LTE – P57,000

  • 12.2 MP Rear Camera
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • Aperture of f/1.8
  • 27mm focal length
  • Dual LED flash
  • Optical camera image stabilization
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps

  • Asus Zenfone Max Plus – P11,000
  • 16 MP Rear Camera
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • Aperture of f/2.0
  • 35mm focal length
  • LED flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

iPhone X

iPhone X – P70,000

  • 12 MP Rear Camera
  • 7 MP Front Camera
  • Aperture of f/1.8
  • 28 mm focal length
  • 2x optical zoom
  • quad-LED dual-tone flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
  • 2160p@24/30/60fps

HTC U11

HTC U11 – P34,000

  • 12 MP Rear Camera
  • 16 MP Front Camera
  • Aperture of f/1.7
  • Dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps

Xiaomi Mi 6 – P22,000
  • 12 MP Rear Camera
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • Aperture of f/1.8
  • 27mm focal length
  • 2x optical zoom
  • Dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps

April 2018

 

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