These days, one of the most important factors in smartphone purchases, especially among younger consumers, is the camera. More often than not, they would prefer to get phones that deliver the best photos and videos that fit their budget. But if the sky is the limit in terms of finances, DxOMark is offering a list of the best smartphones for almost every photography need. While some may dispute the site’s findings, it does provide a general overview of how far things have come in the mobile photography landscape.
Long gone are the days when smartphones took grainy photos even in bright exterior light. Some have made some point-and-shoot cameras redundant, stepping into DSLR territory very slowly. Advances in telephoto camera technology are reducing that gap even further.
A prime example is the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition, one of the top two on DxOMark’s 2020 list. It has long been associated with Huawei with its Mate 30 Pro shampoo, which says a lot in Xiaomi’s improvement in that area of smartphone technology. Unfortunately, consumers around the world will not be able to experience this.
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro’s lack of Google Play Store and services practically makes it nonstarter in parts of the world outside of China. While there are no legal hurdles for Xiaomi’s phones, it has not traditionally been served in many major markets in the West, such as the US and parts of Europe. Both companies may not have much concern about the sales numbers, but this leaves consumers deprived of those benefits.
Of course, depending on your needs or preferences, there are other options. Of course, Apple users have no choice but to stick with the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which happens to be the best in the video segment. The Galaxy S10 and Note 10+, especially their more expensive 5G models, are options for Android users. However, it is stating that neither company has topped the list for a few years now.