Smartphone Camera Shootouts

It hasn’t been easier to take a great photograph. Smartphone cameras — even those on budget devices — can take fantastic photos. It’s time to dive into the nitty-gritty details to find the best shooters in all price ranges.

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Open wide: LG G7 ThinQ vs. Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs. Asus ROG Phone

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has swapped the monochrome sensor on its camera for a wide-angle lens, so how does it compare to the LG G7 ThinQ, and the surprisingly strong challenge from the Asus ROG Phone?
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Taking shots in the dark with Night Sight, the Pixel’s newest photo feature

The Google Pixel range has always been the home of some of the mobile world's best phone cameras. That performance is now getting even better with the introduction of the low-light Night Sight mode.
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Get up close and personal with this telephoto lens for your phone

Moment is replacing its aging 60mm telephoto lens with a new 58mm tele lens, redesigned from the ground up for the latest iPhone, Pixel, and Galaxy phones. Mount it onto the phone via a case and get closer with 2x optical zoom.
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Want the best low-light portraits? Save some cash and buy the iPhone XR

Which phone has the best Portrait Mode? We took at look at the new iPhone XR, the Google Pixel 3, and the iPhone XS. You might expect the dual-lens iPhone XS to rule, but it faces a tougher challenge than you'd suspect.
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Camera shootout! Testing the latest Pixel, iPhone, and Galaxy Note in real life

Which takes the best photos, the Pixel 3 XL, iPhone XS Max, Galaxy Note 9, or Pixel 2 XL? We put the cameras on all these top-notch phones through their paces to see which performs best in the real world, from low light to portrait mode…
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Is the iPhone XS camera really that much better? Definitely. See for yourself

Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max have excellent cameras. How much better are they? We pit them against last year's iPhone X to find out. The differences may be minuscule, but they certainly are substantial.
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Too close to call: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs LG G7 ThinQ camera shootout

We take the LG G7 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus to Rome for a camera shootout, photographing everything from the amazing local sights to an impressive showjumping event. How do these two excellent phones compare?
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Battle of the budget phones: Moto G6 vs. Nokia 6.1 camera shootout

This year a bevy of gorgeous, capable, and inexpensive smartphones have made their way to store shelves. We put two of our favorites, the Nokia 6.1 and Moto G6, to the test to see which camera comes out on top.
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Family Feud: Comparing cameras on the last four OnePlus phones

The OnePlus 6 is the latest smartphone from OnePlus, and it rapidly follows the OnePlus 5T, 5, and even the OnePlus 3T. How much can a camera change in little more than 18 months? We took all four phones on a sunny long weekend away to find…
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The best macro lenses for your iPhone X

The price of adding a macro lens accessory to your phone varies greatly, but does spending more automatically mean better results? We test four different lenses, from $20 to $100, to find out.
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Camera shootout: LG V30S ThinQ vs. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has earned plenty of acclaim for its impressive camera, but LG's new V30S ThinQ also has a great camera. How do the two South Korean brands stack up when we put the them to the test in a camera shootout?
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Galactic battle: How the Galaxy S9 Plus camera compares to Samsung predecessors

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are here, and some of you may be debating whether to upgrade from your older Samsung device. We grabbed an S7 Edge, a Galaxy S8, and the Galaxy Note 8 to see if the S9 Plus' camera is worth the upgrade.
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It’s only business: BlackBerry Motion vs. LG G6 camera shootout

The BlackBerry Motion could easily be passed by as a business phone; but that would be a shame, as it's actually a capable camera phone too. We put it up against the LG G6 to see how it performed.
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Low-light camera shootout: Galaxy S9 Plus vs. Pixel 2 XL vs. iPhone X and more

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus can take killer low-light photos, thanks to a f/1.5 aperture. How does it compare against the competition? We pit it against the iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 XL, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, HTC U11, and LG V30 to find a…
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The lights went down in Barcelona, but the Galaxy S9’s camera didn’t miss a shot

Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are meant to capture stunning photos in low-light environments. We put the Galaxy S9 Plus to the test in the narrow streets of Barcelona -- at night.
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The $500 question: Can the Honor View 10 beat the OnePlus 5T in a camera shootout?

If you’ve got $500 in your pocket for a new smartphone, should you buy the OnePlus 5T or the Honor View 10? It’s a tough choice, but to help make a decision we put the two cameras through some tests to see which is best. Here’s what…
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Sibling rivalry: Honor View 10 vs. Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera shootout

The Honor View 10 is a great smartphone, and shares plenty with the more expensive Huawei Mate 10 Pro. When the two go head-to-head in a castle-themed camera shootout, which one comes out ahead? We find out.
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We rounded up every hot smartphone for an ultimate camera showdown

Most flagship phones offer great cameras, so we decided to try and find the best smartphone camera. We tested eight of our favorite smartphones of 2017, from the iPhone X to the Galaxy Note 8, and here’s our winner.