4 Top-Rated Smartphone Cameras of 2016


The capabilities of smartphone cameras today can’t be underestimated. With the multitude of handy settings, robust shooting modes and superior –quality sensors, smartphones cameras are quickly showing the traditional point and shoot cameras the door. 

So the million dollar question is which phones have the best cameras in 2016? Is it the Samsung Galaxy S7 because of its clear and vibrant pictures, or is it the iPhone 6Plus?

Well, take a look at the list below and decide yourself.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has an outstanding dual-pixel sensor which makes it one of the fastest smartphones in the market today. This high-end technology makes the Galaxy S7 Edge superior and faster than the iPhone 6 Plus. The S7 Edge is good at refocusing from foreground to background objects almost instantly while the iPhone 6Plus can hardly make the switch effortlessly.

The reason for this is that the Galaxy S7 Edge has larger 1.4-micron pixels and a wider 1.7 aperture capabilities. Additionally, the S7 Edge takes brighter and more focus oriented pictures even in a low light environment.

Apple iPhone 6Plus

Apple’s flagship iPhone 6Plus has an equally brilliant camera which boasts of 12 megapixels and 1.22-micron pixels. The resulting pictures captured with the iPhone 6 Plus camera are bright and colorful with crystal clear details.

Another amazing feature of the iPhone 6 Plus camera is that it has the ability to capture skin tones as they are with accurate precision. Moreover, the optical image stabilization feature available on the iPhone 6 Plus enhances the image capturing capabilities by shooting sharp and clear pictures.

Additionally, the live motion feature allows you to capture moving images. The 5-MP selfie camera takes clears and sharp photos even in dim settings.

Nexus 6P

While the greatest cameras are available only on high-end expensive smartphones, you can find a good deal if you purchase the Nexus 6P since for only US $500 you will be able to experience an awesome camera.

The amazing specs of this phone’s camera include a 12.3-MP sensor with 1.55-micron pixels which allows one to take sharp and lively shots in both low and high lighting settings.


An interesting feature of the LG G5 is its dual camera setup, but the crème de la crème is the 8-MP lens with the ability to shoot at a 135-degree wide angle.  Moreover, while shooting a video or taking a picture, you can switch to either of the two cameras i.e. the standard 16-Mp camera or the wide angled one, whichever suits you best.

The wide angled camera that comes with the LG G5 has the ability to capture pictures in more detail than the 12-MP pixel camera since it will be able to include wider and vast landscape and views in the picture captured.

Notwithstanding the camera’s low pixel count, the overall picture quality of the LG G5 smartphone is really impressive.

Which smartphone do you think has a camera-to-die-for and is not listed above? Let us know in the comments section below.

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