Highest Megapixel Camera Phone 2020

Modern day smartphones come with pretty much the best hardware you can ask for, the cameras are also seeing an upgrade of late. While we’ve seen phones with massive cameras in the past, the trend is particularly interesting not only because of the improvement in overall quality, but also the manufacturers’ fascination with the megapixel count.

Below are phones that have a 108MP camera, the highest number of megapixels currently available on any smartphone camera. These phones were released during the 2020/21 period.

Highest Megapixel Camera Phone 2020

01. Samsung Galaxy S9

Let’s face it: the galaxy s10 might be one of the best phones today, but it’s not always the best idea to always buy into the latest and greatest phones for several reasons. That said, the Galaxy S9 is still an excellent phone even today and will continue to be so for years to come. You shouldn’t experience any slowness in the phone anytime soon.

While it might not have as nice as a camera setup as the galaxy s10, it still takes some excellent and crisp photos with its single camera lens. There’s incredible battery life inside, which can easily last well into the evening under regular use. It has an excellent, clear display — the dual-curved Infinity display, in fact — and it feels comfortable in hand.

02. Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro+

The primary rear camera of the Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro+ is the most impressive one of its triple-camera setup. It has a 1/1.52-inch sensor with 0.7µm pixels. The lens is a 26mm wide-angle lens with an f/1.8 aperture.

It would seem, with this phone, that most of the attention was placed on the primary camera because the other two cameras have very modest specs.

However, the K40 Pro+ does shine when it comes to video capabilities. It can capture up to 8K video at 30fps and full HD (1080p) super slo-mo at 960fps. It also features gyro-EIS for added video stabilization when shooting handheld.

03. Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G

The primary camera of the Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G quad-camera setup sports a 1/1.52-inch sensor with 0.7µm pixels. It’s a 26mm wide-angle camera and has an aperture of f/1.8. It can capture 4K video at 30fps, 1080p video at 30, 60, and 120 frames per second. It can also record 960fps super slo-mo at a resolution of 720p.

The other three cameras at the back aren’t as impressive as the main one. The ultra-wide-angle camera has a 1/4.0-inch sensor with 1.12µm pixels and a 120-degree angle of view. The depth camera doesn’t need to have many megapixels because its purpose is not to take pictures but to create a depth map of the environment.

04. Samsung Galaxy S10

The Samsung galaxy s10 is first on our countdown and is one of the best as far as camera phones go. Samsung outfitted this one with the all-new camera setup, bringing you actually three lenses — two 12-megapixel sensors, and then a 16-megapixel sensor — that can capture insane detail.

Other than excellent camera quality, the phone is well designed, too. The back of the phone is made out of glass, which adds some superb style to it, as well as enables the ability to use Qi wireless charging. The display itself comes in at a whopping 6.1-inches, with the Super AMOLED panel that Samsung is well known for.

The phone has a whole 8GB of RAM for excellent multitasking performance. You can get the galaxy s10 in Samsung’s own Exynos processor or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855, with the latter providing you with those fast, quick charging features that Qualcomm is well known for.

05. Galaxy S20 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G’s primary camera has a 1/1.33-inch sensor with 0.8µm pixels that increase in size to 2.4µm after pixel binning. The lens has a 26mm focal length with an aperture of f/1.8 and features OIS.

Another impressive camera on the Galaxy S20 Ultra is the telephoto camera. With a 48MP sensor, it’s one of the highest megapixel smartphone telephoto cameras. The only phone that has a telephoto camera with more megapixels is the Galaxy S20 with a 64MP telephoto camera.

The ultra-wide-angle camera has 12MPs, which is pretty consistent with the cameras of previous Galaxy S-series smartphones. The 0.3MP might seem very little for a modern mobile camera, but that’s more than enough given the function of the ToF camera.

06. Sony Xperia XZ Premium

The Xperia XZ Premium is not mainly known for its cameras. This is the company’s second smartphone to come with a 4K resolution display on board, although the display mostly appears to be a gimmick given that small screens cannot possibly process content on that scale. Coming back to the cameras, the Xperia XZ Premium comes with a 19-megapixel rear camera, which can record high-def 4K videos and more without skipping a beat. The phone also comes with a 13-megapixel front camera, offering enough for the selfie lovers out there.

The handset features a 5.46-inch 4K display, as mentioned above, accompanied by the octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, Android 7.1 Nougat, and a 3,230 mAh battery under the hood. As you can see, the Xperia XZ Premium is pretty well covered in almost all areas, and it seems like the company left no stone unturned in making that happen.

07. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Following in the footstep of its S20 Ultra predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G also features a primary camera that boasts a 108MP 1/1.33-inch sensor. But thanks to pixel binning, the default resolution is 12MP with 2.4µm pixels instead of 0.8µm. That makes it great for taking photos in low-light conditions.

Another interesting camera on the S21’s rear quad-camera setup is the periscope telephoto lens. It has a focal length of 240mm, giving the lens an optical zoom factor of 10x. The second telephoto camera only has a 3x optical zoom factor.

When it comes to video, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G can record up to 8K video at 24fps. If you want super slow-motion shots, you can record 720p video at an incredible 960fps. What’s also cool is that you can also record stereo sound, which is pretty neat.

08. Huawei P10

The Huawei P10 comes with dual cameras on the back, consisting of a standard 12-megapixel sensor and a monochrome 20-megapixel sensor for added contrast and texture to your images. It also comes with 2x lossless zoom, phase detection, and much more. Huawei has put in a lot of work in the software department as well. Since most of the processing happens based on software, this is a crucial element. This makes it one of unique dual-camera phones to be available in the market today. On the front, the handset features a standard f/1.9 8-megapixel camera.

The Huawei P10 also features a 5.1-inch 1080p LCD panel, the octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, 32/64GB of expandable storage, 4GB of RAM, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a 3,200 mAh battery.

09. iPhone XS Max

Apple’s iPhone XS Max is an excellent camera phone, as well. It might not have the most megapixels in it, but many companies rate it as the world’s best camera phone, at least as of this writing. If you’re getting tired of Android and what to see what the other side has to offer, the iPhone XS Max isn’t going to let you down in terms of hardware, battery life, software, and camera detail. i

The highlight of this phone is easily its massive 6.5-inch Liquid Retina display. The clarity is unmatched, allowing you to take your phone browsing experience to brand new levels.

10. Motorola Edge+

The Motorola Edge+ uses the same 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor as the phones on this list. It is a 1/1.33-inch type sensor and has 0.8µm pixels when not pixel binned. The lens has an aperture of f/1.8 and features optical image stabilisation.

The 81mm telephoto camera also features OIS and has an optical zoom factor of 3x with an aperture of f/2.4. The ultra-wide-angle camera has a focal length of 13mm and an aperture of f/2.2.

The Motorola Edge+ can record video at different resolutions including 6K, which is not a very common video resolution on other phones. For slow-motion video, you can shoot 120fps at a resolution of 1080p. It also has gyro-EIS for added stability when recording video with any camera support.

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