Our top picks for best camera phones of 2021 (so far)

This just in: DSLRs and point-and-shoot cameras finally found a match

Smartphones just get smarter and smarter each day, and we mean it when we say they’re giving almost every device a run for its money. Case in point: mobile phones that threaten to take a point-and-shoot’s only job. 

If you’re tired of carrying a heavy camera around your neck all the time just to take photos for keepsake (or for the Gram), you may check these phones out and choose the one that resonates with you most. You’d be in awe of how they work nearly as well as digital cameras (some even better, tbvh).

Legion Phone Duel

Legion Phone Duel from Lenovo

Lenovo engineers some of the best laptops and PCs in the country, but it also produces a number of quality smartphones with amazing specs—like this Legion Phone Duel. It has a 64-megapixel ultra-high definition main camera, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, and a 20-megapixel motorized pop-up front camera. The Legion Phone Duel also has internal storage of up to 512GB, making it perfect for storing thousands of photos and videos. It’s available in two colors: vengeance red and blazing blue. Get it now for as low as P29,995 at your nearest Lenovo branch.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12 Pro Max from Inbox Store

According to Apple, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is considered the best performing camera phone from the iPhone series as it has a triple camera system: an ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree field of view, a telephoto camera with a 65mm focal length for better optical zooming, and a wide camera with sensor shift optical image stabilizer. It works well in low-light conditions and supports professional photography features such as Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3, HDR video capture with Dolby Vision, and realistic augmented reality. It’s available at all Inbox Stores nationwide for as low as P68,990. You may also call (0917) 771-2746 to order.

Samsung Galaxy A71

Samsung Galaxy A71 from Hello Plus Gadget

This Samsung Galaxy A71 is definitely among the midrange phones that can deliver excellent camera performance. It has a quad-camera setup: a 64-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a 123-degree angle of view, a 5-megapixel macro lens, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. It also has a 32-megapixel front camera and can shoot steady 1080p or 4K videos. You may choose from these four available colors: prism crush blue, prism crush black, prism crush silver, and haze crush silver.  Go to your nearest Hello Plus Gadgets store and purchase it for only P22,990

Oppo Reno 5 5G

Oppo Reno 5 5G (8GB RAM + 128GB ROM) from Oppo

The Oppo Reno 5 5G has four rear cameras (a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel mono camera) and a 44-megapixel front camera. It supports the following features: AI mixed portrait, which allows you to blend two separate videos in one for a contemporary and artistic vibe; dual-view video, which lets you take two videos simultaneously (one from the front and the other from the rear); and AI highlight video, which provides clear and bright outputs even in low-light situations. Buy it now for 5% off (from P23,999 to P22,799) via the SM Malls Online app.

Huawei P40 Pro

Huawei P40 Pro from Aerophone

Recognized as the “Best Photo Smartphone” in 2020 by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), this Huawei P40 Pro boasts a 32-megapixel front camera and an Ultra Vision quad-camera setup co-engineered by Leica: a 50-megapixel ultra-vision main camera, a 12-megapixel telephoto camera for up to 50x maximum digital zooming, a 40-megapixel ultra-wide cine camera for filming 4K videos, and a 3D depth sensor. It’s available in blush gold and deep sea blue for P50,990 each via the SM Malls Online app.

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