Picking the best camera phone in 2019 has gotten harder, with new front-runners in recent months, including Google, Huawei and Samsung. Surprise, they're all better than iPhone when it comes to taking photos. Apple's competition has caught up.Our testing doesn't come down to the latest iPhone or the camera with the most megapixels. So much of the camera unit's quality is determined by how well the smartphone has optimized its software to snap photos or record videos. Note: We're always updating this best camera phone list, and as new software tweaks happen and additional phones come out, we'll keep everything fresh and continue to test everything we get our hands on.It's also important to consider which photos you'd want to capture, since some smartphone cameras can handle certain scenarios better than others.We’ve tested all of the top camera phones in a multitude of lighting conditions, scenarios, and with a wide range of subjects. Knowing how each camera performs at … [Read more...] about Best camera phone 2019: the top smartphone snappers around
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Are three cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S10 better than one on the Google Pixel 3? Samsung has put a regular wide-angle, an ultra wide-angle and a 2x telephoto camera on the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus to help satisfy photographers looking for the best phone camera. But with the Pixel 3 having such strong photo credentials, it's time to see if the Galaxy S10 has what it takes.We've already compared the Pixel 3 against other phones like the iPhone XS and iPhone XR and it's proven to be a tough competitor to beat.Note that the rear cameras on the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, and the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the same, so results regardless of size should be the same. Also make sure to check out our earlier comparison of the S10 Plus and the iPhone XS Max. Now playing: Watch this: Galaxy S10 vs. Pixel 3 camera test 8:14 Both the Galaxy S10 and Pixel 3 make beautiful photosI really love taking photos on both these phones and I didn't expect to enjoy using the S10 as much as my favorite … [Read more...] about Galaxy S10 vs. Pixel 3: Which phone has the best camera?
OK, let's be honest: A lot of people won't have fond memories of 2018. Even from a technology perspective, this year was dominated by privacy scandals and security breaches, to name just two of the more ignominious issues of the past 12 months. But in terms of the actual consumer products that were released, 2018 was actually a pretty great year. Yes, it was more about small refinements of existing categories and technology rather than big breakthroughs, but from a consumer perspective, that's actually a pretty good deal. And while the trend towards $1,000 phones -- and pricier -- continued unabated at the high end, that same amount of money got you a gorgeous 65-inch TV too. A bargain. Right, let's get to the good stuff. These were the absolute best phones, TVs, laptops, tablets and smart home gadgets and appliances that we reviewed this year: Now playing: Watch this: 2018 was the year of the phone. It's only getting better 3:05 Best phones of 2018We may have … [Read more...] about CNET’s best of 2018
The iPhone XS is an "S" iPhone, an overall polish and refinement of the bold iPhone X ($820 at Amazon Marketplace) from last year. But unlike "S" iPhones of years past, the XS doesn't have one new, impressive feature. Instead, it spreads out the improvements, the most notable being its cameras and the new A12 Bionic chip, another step up in speed that could offer a major difference in AI, AR and graphics. A great phone has gotten better. I remember how it felt to try that 2017 iPhone X for the first time. Exciting. Sometimes frustrating. I spent a lot of time testing Face ID, figuring out gestures. But ditching the home button and moving to a face-based login ended up working -- and allowed the iPhone to go nearly all-screen, at last. That was Apple's gamble for its 10th-anniversary iPhone, and it paid off. The radically redesigned handset was priced at $1,000 -- unprecedented for a mainstream phone -- and it's been the best-selling phone in the company's line since. For an … [Read more...] about iPhone XS review: Great phone. Nice camera. But wait for iPhone XR
It would be a mistake to think of the Galaxy S9 ($620 at Amazon.com) as the runt of the litter. Compared to the Galaxy S9 Plus ($738 at Amazon.com) and Galaxy Note 9, the cheaper Galaxy S9 doesn't have as many flashy, shiny features. Its screen and battery are smaller, and it may only have one camera lens on the back instead of two, but this is still a superpowerful phone that has one of the fastest processors you can buy, an excellent screen, waterproofing and extras like a headset jack, two speakers and wireless charging capabilities, that many phones today just don't have. Plus, that single camera on the back pulls double duty. The Galaxy S9's dual-aperture lens literally lets in more light when it senses low light conditions -- without you having to lift a finger. That said, it does feel like Samsung hung back, only lightly updating the S9 from last year's Galaxy S8. Part of that is to justify charging higher prices for the Galaxy S9 and Note 9, and part is most … [Read more...] about Galaxy S9 review: A lesser camera puts Samsung’s smaller phone in second place