Best Camera Phones: Best Camera Mobile Phones in India (June, 2024) – Gadgets 360

The Gadgets 360 Best Camera Mobile Phones page is your resource for the smartphones with the best cameras. Here, we show you the highest rated cameras on smartphones launched in India over the past year. Smartphones seen in this list have received a rating of 8 or higher for cameras in our detailed, comprehensive reviews. This means, the cameras on these phones are top-notch, and you can trust this list to not let you down. Smartphones in the Gadgets 360 Best Camera Mobile Phones page are sorted by date launched, so the further you scroll down, the older the phone you see.
The ratings visible on each phone on the Gadgets 360 Best Camera Mobile Phones page are the overall ratings of each phone, so that you get an idea of how well they perform in the real world, and not just in terms of cameras. You can see the price and key specifications of each phone right here, and you can click on each phone’s review links to see their detailed reviews, and clicking on the phone’s name takes you to its detailed specifications page. Phones listed here were launched in the past one year.
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The Oppo Find X7 Ultra packs everything one would expect from an ultra-premium smartphone apart from a price tag. It has a premium design that feels fresh thanks to its use of metal, glass and vegan leather, all in an IP68-certified package.
Performance is top notch both for software and for gaming. Display performance is excellent especially when it comes to games and is well-optimised for touch response. The phone handles heat well whether its gaming or camera usage.
Software lacks many generative AI features found in competing smartphones, but comes with the latest updates. Battery life is on par with the competition and charging is quite fast, both in wired and wireless modes.
Still image performance is top notch and the same can be said about video recording. The camera is less geared towards zoom capability but more focussed on delivering ultra-wide to telephoto performance.

The Vivo X100 Pro has a metal and glass design which looks different from the model it replaces because of its new and larger camera layout. The phone runs the latest Funtouch OS 14 which is based on Android 14.The display’s resolution remains the same as before, but is now a lot brighter, reaching 3,000 nits of peak brightness when needed. It still maintains the same 3D curved edges which can be a bit distracting when viewed outdoors.Image quality is top notch and video quality too seems to have improved. Vivo’s unique floating periscope telephoto camera lets users shoot portraits from a lot closer than what’s currently possible on most smartphones, which is a nice addition to its overall impressive camera performance.The phone allows for a day and half of usage on a single charge thanks to its large battery and charging is pretty fast as well.

Xiaomi 14 has a lot going its way in terms of design, cameras, and performance. The smartphone is ideal for one-hand usage and scores heavily in aesthetics. The cameras with Leica tuning churn out some fantastic photos, while Snapdragon Gen 3 under the hood promises consistent performance. There's bloatware on board, which could have been reduced, and it is first with the company's all-new HyperOS. Xiaomi has finally cracked the premium segment, and Xiaomi 14 is one solid contender under Rs. 70,000 in India.

The OnePlus Open is the brand’s first ever foldable smartphone. It offers a unique and very camera-inspired design in its Voyager Black finish which has a faux-leather rear panel. The phone offers a large cover display which is good enough to be used as a regular smartphone.
The main folding display is a high resolution one and makes good use of the available space thanks to OnePlus’s Open Canvas feature, which lets up to three apps run in a triple-split view with an additional app in a floating window.
Camera performance is quite impressive for a foldable. OnePlus offers a brand-new Sony LYTIA sensor for its primary camera which does an excellent job at snapping photos in all kinds of lighting conditions. The telephoto camera also offers class-leading performance.
Battery life is above expectations and easily lasts beyond a day. However, the OnePlus Open lacks wireless charging, but makes up for it with a very fast wired charging experience.

The Google Pixel 8 Pro has a brand-new design which appears flatter thanks to its flattened rear panel and its new display. The display gets quite bright outdoors and being flat also makes for distraction-free viewing. The phone maintains its IP68 rating and also offers wireless charging features.
At the heart of this phone is Google’s latest Tensor G3 processor which allows for several AI-enabled software features to run locally instead of connecting to the cloud. Despite its benefits when it comes to new AI-features, it’s not exactly there with the best in its segment when it comes to overall performance.
Battery life is the same as the previous model and the same applies to overall camera performance as well. Video quality has improved drastically and this works well even in low light. The new AI-enabled photo and video editing tools work really well and the same goes for the new Pro Controls shooting mode as well.

Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro Max appears similar to its predecessor, but the company has tweaked and refined its design, mainly in terms of materials. The phone uses a frame made out of titanium, which has been used to reduce its overall weight.
There is a brand-new processor called the A17 Pro. It comes with several improvements in terms of performance and also brings added capability via the newly introduced USB Type-C port.
Also introduced is a brand-new Action Button, which is quite customisable, but by default replaces the iconic ringer/silent switch which has been a standard on all iPhones launched till date.
Camera performance as one would expect is top notch. The iPhone 15 Pro Max’s new telephoto camera also does a fantastic job snapping excellent Portrait photos in all sorts of lighting conditions. Battery life has improved by a bit, but charging speeds remain the same as before.

Oppo’s Reno 10 Pro+ 5G is its first Reno branded smartphone to make it into the premium segment. The device has a premium design with a polycarbonate frame sandwiched between two sheets of 3D curved glass screens. Despite its premium price, the phone lacks some premium features like an IP rating and wireless charging.
Performance with its slightly outdated processor is still quite good and will be sufficient for most premium smartphone users. Gaming performance with the curved edge OLED display’s 240Hz touch sampling rate is also very impressive.
Camera performance is quite good. While the primary camera performs as expected, the ultra-wide isn’t best in class. The high-resolution telephoto camera does an impressive job while shooting at its native 3X optical zoom, which is useful for portraits and close-ups.
Battery life easily lasts over a day with heavy usage and the included 100W charger is rather quick when it comes to charging the phone.

The Pixel 8a has a fresh new design that will remind many of the premium offerings in Google’s smartphone lineup. Its design still uses a plastic back but now has a more premium feel thanks to its soft, frosted finish.

The phone also offers a solid IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. Its Tensor G3 brings plenty of new AI features once reserved for the premium Pixels to the A series. Performance is still not its strong point, but it offers decent performance for everyday app usage.

Still, the camera performance is pretty solid, and the same can be said about the rear camera’s low-light performance, which works well on both primary and ultrawide cameras.

Battery life is not great but will last most users a day. Charging speeds are still quite slow and the same applies to the Qi standard wireless charging the phone offers.

Motorola's Edge 50 Pro is equipped with a Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor, a 50-megapixel triple rear camera setup, and a 4,500mAh battery with up to 125W fast charging support. The phone offers some world first features such as a Pantone validated display and cameras. The Edge 50 Pro has a premium design and is available in three colour options. It is offered with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. You also get an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. The phone has a 6.7-inch pOLED curved display with 1.5K resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and a peak brightness of 2,000 nits. It has a stereo speaker setup with Dolby Atmos support, 3 microphones, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. 

Vivo continues to explore mid-range possibilities with the camera-focused V30 Pro. The phone has a sleek design and decent specifications like a 3D curved-edge display that is bright in broad daylight as well. 
Its daylight camera performance is notable, but low-light photography leaves room for improvement. 4K video on both, the rear cameras and the front camera is quite good. Zeiss lens filters are a good addition to the V series and can make the shooting experience a bit more fun.
The IP54 rating for dust and water resistance is disappointing for a smartphone in this price range and the latest AI features are also missing on this one. Raw performance is far from the best in class, but the phone offers a smooth software experience with the latest updates.
The Vivo V30 Pro could be an option for those prioritising camera capabilities and style in a premium smartphone, but be aware of its limitations.

The Realme 12 Pro+ offers a vegan-leather design for its rear panel and also has a very watch-like fluted metal ring around its revamped cameras. The phone isn’t just about a fancy design, but also packs in a solid IP65 rating for dust and water resistance.
Its processor offers more than enough capability to handle day to day tasks and multitasking, but also offers decent gaming performance. The phone also offers the latest Android 14 software but comes loaded with bloatware, which thankfully isn’t intrusive and does not affect the software experience.
Apart from its design, the phone’s biggest highlight are its cameras. While the primary camera performs well in all types of lighting conditions, the telephoto camera is the showstopper, offering excellent capability at native focal lengths in all types of lighting conditions.
Battery life is top notch and the phone easily lasts a day and half with regular use. Charging speeds are also relatively good.

The Samsung Galaxy S24+ is the mid-variant in the new Galaxy S24 lineup, but offers more upgrades compared to last year. Although the design is mostly similar to the Galaxy S23+, you get a newer Exynos 2400 SoC, a larger 4,900mAh battery with 45W fast charging support, and a slightly bigger 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED 2x display. The display now also offers QHD+ resolution, which the predecessor lacked. In the camera department, the hardware remains mostly the same. You can expect excellent photos in daylight conditions from all four cameras on the phone. Lowlight photos also come out good. The ultra-wide camera still lacks autofocus, unfortunately, but can still deliver good photos. Performance is flagship level and you can play any game at full settings, but the phone does tend to heat up. If you don't want to spend your money on the Galaxy S24 Ultra, then you should consider the Galaxy S24+ as it comes close to the Ultra in terms of specifications. 

The Oppo Reno 11 Pro offers a slim and rounded design which appears quite premium despite being made out of polycarbonate and glass. However it lacks an official IP rating of any sort and still does not offer a stereo speaker setup.
The new Dimensity processor is powerful enough for handling regular smartphone tasks and can even handle heavy 3D games. Oppo offers the latest Android 14 software out of the box but it packs in plenty of bloatware and double apps.
The phone offers a very flexible camera setup among which its primary camera offers the best imaging performance followed by the telephoto camera which is good for snapping portraits. Its ultra-wide camera is quite weak and the same can be said about the phone’s video performance in general.
Battery life is quite solid for a slim design-focussed smartphone but charging is very quick. 

iQoo 12 is a dual-SIM handset that runs on Android 14-based Funtouch OS 14. It features a 6.78-inch quad-HD LTPO AMOLED screen with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1,200Hz instant touch sampling rate. The display supports up to 3,000 nits of peak brightness and 2,160Hz PWM for low light dimming.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip and iQoo’s Q1 chip for enhanced gaming. It has up to 16GB LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB UFS 4.0 storage. It also has a 6,010 sq. mm vapour chamber with four cooling zones.
The iQoo 12 has a triple rear camera setup: a 50MP primary camera with a 1/1.3-inch OmniVision OV50H sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 120-degree field-of-view, and a 64MP periscope telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and 100x hybrid zoom. It has a 16MP selfie camera with a wide-angle lens and f/2.5 aperture.
The iQoo 12 supports 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, GPS, NFC, infrared blaster, and USB 2.0 Type-C. It has an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, and ambient colour sensor, and an under-display fingerprint scanner. The phone has a 5,000mAh battery with 120W FlashCharge support and an IP64 rating for dust and splash resistance.

The OnePlus 12’s design uses premium materials like glass and aluminium for its construction and also offers an passable IP65 rating for dust and water resistance. Its 3D curved edge display shows vibrant colours and also offers a QHD+ resolution, which offers good sharpness.
The phone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, which has enough power to handle anything one throws at it. The large vapour chamber cooling system also ensures that the phone remains cool at all times.
Its camera setup is similar to the one offered on the OnePlus Open and offers solid telephoto performance up to 6X zoom. Ultra-wide photos and selfies do leave a lot to be desired in terms of low light performance.
The phone comes with OxygenOS 14 and Android 14 out of the box. Battery life is excellent and charging is really fast. The phone also offers fast wireless charging as well. 

The Oppo Find N3 Flip offers a design which is very similar to its predecessor. However, it finally gets an official IP rating. The phone gets an upgraded processor which seems powerful enough to handle both daily tasks and gaming as well.
Its cover display still sits on the left side and is better suited to left-handed users. It can now run full apps but the selection of supported apps is very limited. 
The Find N3 Flip is the first clamshell foldable to offer a triple rear camera setup and they all perform well in all kinds of lighting conditions. Video quality however leaves a lot to be desired.
Battery life easily lasts a day and some more. The phone does not offer wireless charging but does offer fast wired charging. The software experience is quite smooth, but does include some bloatware and preinstalled apps. 

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 offers a large cover display which the brand calls ‘Flex Window’. The cover display is the phone’s highlight feature along with its new processor and revamped hinge, which also makes it appear slimmer than the previous model when folded.
Both the outer and inner display have excellent sunlight legibility. The main folding display also supports HDR10+ content.
The new processor offers better performance be it software or gaming. However, the device does tend to heat up under load, especially when using the camera.
Battery life is a bit average and charging is a bit too low compared to the competition. Camera performance is quite good overall. The phone also performs relatively well when it comes to low light performance. While the phone offers a primary and ultra-wide angle camera, it lacks a macro camera or capability.

The Razr 40 Ultra is a premium foldable from Motorola that has a design made from metal and glass which compliments its premium price tag. Its radical design starts from its cover display which runs from edge to edge and also features a high screen refresh rate. This cover display also has two embedded main cameras and an LED flash.
The inner display of the foldable variety. It uses ultra-thin glass and a new hinge to keep its crease at a minimum.
Software performance is quite fluid with no extra bloatware and third party apps. Motorola has also done a fantastic job of optimising its MyUX software for its cover display, letting it run full apps on the out screen.
Camera performance is quite good for a foldable. Battery life is average for a foldable smartphone at this price point, but wireless charging is a bit too slow.


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