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The smartphones with the best cameras

For many buyers, photography is one of the most important functions of a smartphone. Manufacturers have also recognized this and when developing new models often use the camera right here in order to achieve even better image quality.

In recent years, cell phone cameras have seen some of the greatest leaps in development: The cameras of current top smartphone models not only offer excellent image quality in good lighting conditions, but also convince in dim lighting. Here they have long since surpassed many compact cameras in terms of quality.

This is what matters with smartphone cameras

There are a few key points that you should always pay attention to when buying a smartphone with regard to the camera. For good photos, the camera sensor, software and optics have to work well together. For the latter, a particularly fast aperture with a value of f / 1.8 or lower should be used.

The autofocus should be as fast as possible, the shutter release time particularly short. An optical image stabilizer (OIS) can ensure sharp images in the dark or when moving.

Multiple cameras that offer extended functions with telephoto, super wide-angle or bokeh recordings can already be found in mid-range smartphones today. Many manufacturers now combine the telephoto and ultra-wide-angle range and offer even more flexibility with triple or quad cameras. In addition, a periscope zoom installed transversely in the housing is increasingly being used for greater magnification. But the differences in quality are still large with smartphone cameras.

camera quality benchmark (qb score)

Manufacturers go to great lengths to expand the photographic possibilities, and now we have the opportunity to verify that the effort was worth it. Each tested smartphone now goes through our camera quality benchmark (qb), which was developed jointly by the experts from ColorFoto, connect and Testlab. The photo quality, which is classified in a point grid, the qb score, is primarily assessed. This gives information about the photo quality at a glance.

We will present the test procedure in detail in a separate article so that you can get an idea of ​​the depth and significance of the camera quality benchmark can do. We are convinced that there is no test procedure in Germany that puts smartphone cameras to the test as comprehensively as the camera qb.

Which smartphone has the best camera?

In the picture gallery we present the top 5 of the best smartphone cameras in more detail. The qb score for the 20 best camera smartphones that have been tested so far in the new test procedure can be found on the following pages.

Top 5 smartphones: camera

Which smartphone has the best camera? In the picture gallery we show you the smartphones with the best picture quality.

Continue reading: On the following page we present the places 1-10 of the best smartphone cameras.

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