Mobile cameras are great quality these days and 2019 has seen some fantastic mobiles to choose from, but which has the best camera?
That’s what I set out to find out when The Gadget Show kindly lent me the OnePlus 7T, Samsung Note 10+, Apple 11 Pro Max, and Huawei Mate30 Pro.
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The results surprised me, it wasn’t as close as I expected. I’ve previously put the OnePlus 6 up against the Apple iPhone X and the OnePlus not only held it’s own, but it had far superior front camera images stabilisation. However, it’s 2019, Apple has been playing catch up and the hard work has paid off with the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max the clear winner:
|Best Mobile Camera 2019|
|1||Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max|
|2||Samsung Note 10+|
|4||Huawei Mate30 Pro|
This doesn’t take into account the price of the handset, OnePlus 7T is almost half the price of the Note 10+ and 11 Pro Max and still produces good results.
I was especially impressed with the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s low light photography, it was the only handset that offered a true live viewing mode, the other handsets all showed a very dark screen which only became visible once the photo had been taken.
Overall I was disappointed with the Huawei Mate30 Pro’s camera performance. In a recent review, it had seemed a good camera, but when compared to the other mobiles the stabilisation was poor and it didn’t cope at all well with transitioning from dark to light.
I was also disappointed with the timelapse result. You’ll see in my video the Mate30 Pro had some odd flickering and colour changing going on, the others all produced an excellent timelapse.
Based on camera alone it’s got to be the iPhone, it gives you great photos and video, with video audio quality excellent as well.
The Samsung Note 10+ comes a close second and is a good pick if you prefer Android to iOS.
If cost is an issue then the OnePlus 7T is a great option, it wasn’t as good as the iPhone or Samsung, but still produced perfectly good photos and video.
I can’t recommend the Huawei Mate30 Pro, it’s one of the pricier mobiles, offers Android without Google apps and gave a disappointing camera performance.
Hopefully, you’ve found this helpful, let me know which you think looks best in the YouTube comments section of the video.