Best Android Phone Cameras 2015
Here is a list of Best Android Phone Cameras 2015?It’s said that the best camera is the one you have with you, and that’s true – but the better it is, the more chance you’ll have of getting the perfect picture. Camera phones’ quality and features vary dramatically, so which is best for you? Let’s take a look at the best Android phone cameras around.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung is well aware of the importance that consumers place on cameras, which is why it rarely fails to deliver in this area. The Galaxy S6 Edge+, one of its latest phablets, provides its best yet.This is #1 Best Android Phone Cameras 2015.
The S6 Edge+ comes with OIS (optical image stabilization) and VDIS (video image stabilization) to keep those photos and videos free from blur. Additionally, the S6 Edge+ has one of the fastest launching cameras (it takes less than a second, meaning you never miss that vital shot). Just double tap the home key and the camera will launch before you know it.
The S6 Edge+ camera’s performance in darker settings isn’t quite as capable as some of the others on our list, but photos are generally very lifelike. What’s more, Samsung’s own camera software comes with a number of cool features such as slow/fast motion, selective focus and video collage. It’s a great overall package and you won’t be disappointed.
The Nexus 6P makes it onto our best Android cameras list primarily because its low-light performance is so strong. The relative lack of noise in night shots is impressive and it’s one of the very few Android cameras out there to produce such successful night shots. Secondly, its HDR+ mode is one of the best I’ve ever seen.This is #2 Best Android Phone Cameras 2015.
Photos produced with this mode enabled are somewhat embellished, and often look more interesting than the real thing, but that’s the point. These romanticized pictures often require little editing to be worthy of sharing.
You may be disappointed to learn that the 6P camera lacks OIS, though. This feature is so appreciated on smartphones because we most mainly take handheld shots: OIS helps reduce motion blur caused by an unsteady hand. The 6P’s camera is also the lowest resolution on our list at 12.3 MP.
Despite that, it’s still a solid offering, and its dual-tone flash is particularly useful for keeping images looking natural.
Moto X Pure Edition
Motorola’s devices aren’t usually noted for their camera tech, but the US company seems to have turned a corner with the Moto X Pure Edition (or Moto X Style outside of the US), proving that premium camera performance needn’t come with a premium price tag. With a 21 MP main camera, dual-tone flash, and f/2.0 aperture lens, the only real disappointment is its omission of OIS.This is #3 Best Android Phone Cameras 2015.
The Moto X Pure’s color reproduction is one of the most natural of those on our list, there’s none of the artificial warmth you’ll see with the likes of the LG G4 or Nexus 6P. Contrast is also superior. For a US$400 phone, the Moto X Pure Edition’s camera is the best you’ll find in this price range.
The LG G4 camera nails all the essential features. Image detail is excellent, dynamic range is superb, and outdoor light is well-managed; images rarely look over-exposed.This is #4 Best Android Phone Cameras 2015.
The real standout skill of the LG G4’s camera, however, is its low-light performance. With its f/1.8 aperture lens (the lower the number the more light it lets in) and excellent processing software, images take with both the front and rear camera look bright even in darker settings.
The LG G4’s colors aren’t completely true-to-life: it suffers from oversaturation on brighter objects (see the gold on the bike image below) but it’s a stunning effort, and the 8 MP front-camera is sure to please selfie fans.
Sony Xperia Z5
The Xperia Z5’s autofocus is extremely fast – around 0.03 seconds. It focuses on objects so fast that you will struggle to see it happening. It also shoots slow-motion videos at 720p at 120 frames-per-second, which look excellent.This is #5 Best Android Phone Cameras 2015.
Sony’s image stabilization software and fast focusing means images are almost always clear, with little noise. Sony’s Xperia cameras do tend to misrepresent red colors however, making them seem more pink-ish, and this flaw is apparent on the Z5 once again.
But overall, this is our favorite Android camera. The definition is unrivaled, the contrast and saturation is completely natural and Sony’s “lossless zoom” feature (which means you can zoom into shots taken at 8 MP without damaging the quality) make it instantly appealing.
ZTE Nubia Z9 mini
ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini has one of the best cameras in smartphones today. It is easily the best in the sub-20k segment, outperforming the Xiaomi Mi 4i.This is #6 Best Android Phone Cameras 2015.
ZTE bet big on the Nubia Z9’s camera – it has a 16MP sensor with optical stabilization and the in-house NeoVision 5.1 software, complete with manual controls.
The camera uses Sony’s IMX234 Exmor RS sensor, same as the LG G4. It sits behind an f/2.0 aperture (compared to G4’s f/1.8) and is a 16:9 sensor suitable for modern screens. The selfie camera is an 8MP shooter with fairly large 1.4µm pixels.
Which Android camera do you think is best and why? Let us know in the comments.