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Question Help please smartphone photographers!

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones Forum' started by disneyboy, Apr 15, 2018 at 10:18 AM.

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    1. disneyboy

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      I am looking to part with my DSLR and upgrade my smartphone(iPhone 6s plus) to something with a better camera.

      Looking for a phone with a low f number(1.8 ish) and a strong battery.

      I’m considering an iPhone 7 plus, 8 plus, iPhone X, Google Pixel XL or a Samsung Galaxy S8.

      Can anyone suggest something I’ve missed or give any advice from personal experience?

      Or if you see a good deal please let me know :) Thank you!
       
    2. finbaar

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      The Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy S9 plus and Huawei P20 Pro all have excellent cameras and would do the job for you. The iPhone is a little behind these three for now.
       
    3. JayCee

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      In terms of what?
      I'm sure I read somewhere the 7 & 8 Plus models were up there with the best of them as far as camera facilities went.
       
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      I'd argue the iphone 8 and x or actually ahead
       
    5. disneyboy

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      Thank you all for the replies.
      Is there any camera feature that stands out from any particular model? Such as the depth effect on the iPhones?
       
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      Hi I think you guys have totally forgotten one big manufacturer !

      Sony .. blimmy they make some of the very best Camera Len's technology out their .

      Do you know that Sony is about to announce the new Xperia XZ2 Premium very soon that I reckon is goona wipe the floor with all those phones you have mentioned already .

      Well I have recently upgraded from a Xperia Z5 and gone to a XZ Premium and I can say it's by far the best ever phone iv owned and I can say that camera quality is absolutely outstanding .

      Anyway it's always got to be either Apple or Samsung with folks ..their are other fantastic manufacturers out their that either produce similar results or even better have bettered both of their brands already .

      Anyway just saying ..
       
    7. disneyboy

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      Thanks for that, will look in to the Sony now you mention it. I am very out of touch with Android hence not knowing about the Sony. I did a few best camera phone google searches and didn't see it, but will google that model now :) How does the battery hold up for you?
       
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      Hi their ..So far I seem to be getting almost 2 days out of it with medium use only had the phone for 2 weeks now .

      The specs for the XZ2 Premium their are some leeks out at the moment and the specs look amazing if it is to be true .

      Must also mention new Huawei Mate 10 Pro getting some fantastic reviews now . Their is a thread on avforums on this phone .

      Also LG are launching new G7 watch out for that .We can't forget OnePlus 5T

      So their is plenty out their to check out it's not a world of just Apple and Samsung it's 2018 now and pretty much all those brands equal that quality with flagship specs .

      Honestly without being over baised here ..lol Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium specs just picked this out from a website t3.com

      ''Rumours so far point to a possible name of Xperia XZ Pro which will come with a 4K OLED screen, Snapdragon 845 CPU backed by 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. There is also rumoured to be a dual rear camera with an 18MP primary snapped with a secondary 12MP lens. So far so amazing and all other phone beating, then.

      The battery is expected to be a 3,420 mAh unit and the phone is expected to be IP68 water and dust resistant so it should keep chugging along with you all day no matter where you are.

      Expect to hear more before the event on April 16.''


      If these specs are true then you are looking at a true show stopper in my opinion !!!
       
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      I agree that the Sony may be the best bet if the specs come to light. If I was in the market for a camera phone, I'd defo wait a few more weeks to see what is what
       
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      Thank you for the info. Yeah I was wondering about the Mate 10 Pro, OnePlus 5T and LG but they didn't seem to come up as high as others in camera reviews. Will defo wait and see about the Sony though :)
       
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      I've only recently upgraded to the 2017 Sony Xperia XZ Premium and totally loving it such a joy to use and I have been totally amazed how great the quality of pictures are .

      Using the newly developed Sonys slow-motion technology iv been playing around with it .

      Even with the current Snapdragon 835 is no slouch ! Its very fast snappy absolutely no lag and pretty powerful my phone is running new Android Oero 8 if feels that it's been very well developed .

      The quality of the 4K screen is pin Sharpe to my eyes and watching 4K on you tube is amazing quality still getting used to it .

      At that moment Netflix does not support this model for HDR but I have a feeling with a app update Netflix will amend that issue for sure . Amazon Prime does fully work in full 4K ultra HD HDR kinda weird and getting used to it again quality is fantastic to my eyes .

      I've owned many mobile phone device's over the years from my late teens original Nokia 3210 & 3310 to Sonys Ericsson K750i and W800i Walkman phones then onto Samsung and owning several Galaxy models but out of all those phones for me saving up for this Sony Xperia XZ Premium now at 38 years old is definitely the best phone iv ever owned .
       
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      Nice one, thanks for the info
       
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      The highest rated phone camera on DxO is the Huawei P20 Pro followed by the Huawei P20
      With an overall score of 109 points, the Huawei P20 Pro sets a new benchmark for smartphone cameras on DxOMark.com, outscoring all of its closest rivals, such as the Apple iPhone X, the Google Pixel 2, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus by a margin that is close to or higher than 10 points.
      Mobile Reviews - DxOMark
      "For scoring and analysis in our smartphone camera reviews, DxOMark engineers capture and evaluate over 1500 test images and more than 2 hours of video both in controlled lab environments and in natural indoor and outdoor scenes, using the camera’s default settings".

      Also look at the phone reviews on dpreview Reviews and previews: Digital Photography Review

      Both of the above sites concentrate on the camera performance and mostly test/review DSLR cameras and lenses.
       
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      Brill, thanks a lot :)
       
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      Huawaei mate 10 pro is a cracking buy now. The camera has a great pro mode to adjust everything you need to.
       

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