The best camera phone 2020

The best camera phone will let you take fantastic pictures without you needing to be a photography pro – but with so many different handsets boasting decked-out phone cameras, it’s hard to know what the real best is.

At TechRadar we test smartphone cameras extensively, taking pictures in the various modes and from the different lenses and sensors any device may have. This helps us work out how each camera fares in the real world, so we’ve made this list of the best camera phones to help you choose which is best for you.

The specs and capabilities of a camera on a phone are important, after all, but they don’t tell (or shoot) the whole picture – post-processing and image optimization can vary quite a bit by phone, and this can be instrumental in taking a good picture. In addition things like the availability of microSD slots, video quality and modes, and big shortcomings in the phone like poor battery life, can affect how good a phone is for photography.

So to help you, we’ve compiled this list of the best camera phones, that we’ve tested extensively, to help you when it comes to choosing your next camera phone.

Want to know more about dual-cameras? Check out our video above.

Huawei P40 Pro

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1. Huawei P40 Pro

The P40 Pro has superb cameras, but it’s not the best phone

Release date: April 2020 | Main camera: 50MP (f/1.9) | Telephoto: 12MP (f/3.4) | Ultra-wide: 40MP (f/1.8) | OIS: Yes | Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 209g | Dimensions: 158.2 x 72.6 x 9mm | Battery size: 4,200mAh | Max video quality: 4K 60fps | Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB | Memory card slot: Yes

iPhone 11 Pro

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2. iPhone 11 Pro

Previously the best point and shoot camera phone

Release date: September 2019 | Main camera: 12MP (f/1.8) | Telephoto: 12MP (f/2.0) | Ultra-wide: 12MP (f/2.4) | OIS: Yes | Front camera: 12MP | Weight: 188g | Dimensions: 144 x 71.4 x 8.1mm | Battery size: 3,046mAh | Max video quality: 4K 60fps | Storage: 64GB / 256GB / 512GB | Memory card slot: No

Google Pixel 4

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3. Google Pixel 4

Release date: October 2019 | Main camera: 12.2MP (f/1.7) | Telephoto: 16MP (f/2.4) | Ultra-wide: None | OIS: Yes | Front camera: 8MP | Weight: 162g | Dimensions: 147.1 x 68.8 x 8.2mm | Battery size: 2,800mAh | Max video quality: 4K 30fps | Storage: 64GB / 128GB | Memory card slot: No

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

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4. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The ultimate flagship – at an ultimate price

Release date: March 2020 | Main camera: 108MP (f/1.8) | Telephoto: 48MP (f/3.5) | Ultra wide: 12MP (f/2.2) | TOF: 0.3MP (f/1.0) | OIS: Yes | Front camera: 40MP + 40MP | Weight: 222g | Dimensions: 166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm | Battery size: 5,000mAh | Max video quality: 4K 60fps | Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB | Memory card slot: Yes

OnePlus 8 Pro

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5. OnePlus 8 Pro

The most accomplished OnePlus ever, but also the priciest

Release date: April 2020 | Main camera: 48MP (f/1.8) | Telephoto: 8MP (f/2.4) | Ultra wide: 48MP (f/2.2) | Depth: 5MP (f/2.4) | OIS: Yes | Front camera: 16MP (f/2.5 | Weight: 199g | Dimensions: 165.3 x 74.4 x 8.5 mm | Battery size: 4,510mAh | Max video quality: 4K 60fps | Storage: 128GB / 256GB | Memory card slot: No

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

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6. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is just right

Release date: March 2020 | Main camera: 12MP (f/1.8) | Telephoto: 64MP (f/2.0) | Ultra wide: 12MP (f/2.2) | TOF: 0.3MP | OIS: Yes | Front camera: 10MP + 10MP (f/2.2) | Weight: 186g | Dimensions: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm | Battery size: 4,500mAh | Max video quality: 8K 24fps | Storage: 128GB | Memory card slot: Yes

iPhone 11

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7. iPhone 11

The most affordable iPhone gets excellent low light photography

Release date: September 2019 | Main camera: 12MP (f/1.8) | Telephoto: No | Ultra-wide: 12MP (f/2.4) | OIS: Yes | Front camera: 12MP | Weight: 194g | Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm | Battery size: 3,110mAh | Max video quality: 4K 60fps | Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB | Memory card slot: No

Huawei P30 Pro

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8. Huawei P30 Pro

The best superzoom smartphone

Release date: March 2019 | Main camera: 40MP (f/1.6) | Telephoto: 8MP (f/3.4) | Ultra-wide: 20MP (f/2.2) | Other: ToF camera | OIS: Yes | Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 192g | Dimensions: 158 x 73.4 x 8.4mm | Battery size: 4,200mAh | Max video quality: 4K 30fps | Storage: 128GB / 512GB | Memory card slot: Yes

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

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9. Xiaomi Mi Note 10

The highest resolution camera phone in the world

Release date: December 2019 | Main camera: 108MP (f/1.7) | Telephoto: 12MP (f/2.0) + 5MP (f/2.0) | Ultra-wide: 20MP (f/2.2) | Other: 2MP macro (f/2.4) | OIS: Yes | Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 208g | Dimensions: 157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7mm | Battery size: 5,260mAh | Max video quality: 4K 30fps | Storage: 128GB | Memory card slot: No

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

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10. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

A great all-rounder with a remote shutter S Pen

Release date: August 2019 | Main camera: 12MP (f/1.5-2.4) | Telephoto: 12MP (f/2.1) | Ultra-wide: 16MP (f/2.2) | Other: ToF | OIS: Yes | Front camera: 10MP | Weight: 196g | Dimensions: 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9mm | Battery size: 4,300mAh | Max video quality: 4K 60fps | Storage: 256GB / 512GB | Memory card slot: Yes

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