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Which Android phone has the best camera?

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Galaxy s23 ultra
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Quick Answer: It’s a toss-up between the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and the Google Pixel 7 Pro. Between the two, it boils down to personal preference.

With more and more of us using our smartphones as our main camera for documenting our lives, it stands to reason that the quality of the camera is one of the main selling points for any Android phone.

Google’s Pixel range was the king of this area for years, with its computational photography smarts, but have any of the other Android manufacturers caught up?

It’s been nearly six years since the original Pixel hit the market, and that’s a long, long time for the smartphone sector.

Since then, we’ve seen 108 MP sensors added to phones, multiple camera lenses, time-of-flight sensors, and more, all vying for that top spot.

So, has anyone surpassed the Pixel? Who offers the best camera quality for an Android phone?

So, which Android phone is currently the best for photography?

Short answer: Samsung Galaxy S23

  1. Samsung galaxy s23 ultra
    4.5

    The Galaxy S23 Ultra boasts a whopping 200-megapixel main camera, as well as an impressive 100x zoom that'll have you capturing stunning shots from miles away. 

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  2. Google pixel 7 pro
    4.5
    $519.99 $999.99

    The Google Pixel 7 Pro is a well-rounded smartphone, offering a vibrant 6.7-inch display, a robust triple camera system, and a reliable 24-hour battery life. Its built-in Google Tensor G2 and Titan M2 chips ensure smooth performance.

    What We Like:
    • Significant Discount: With a 48% price cut at Woot, it's an optimal time to invest in this high-end device.
    • Award-Winning: The Pixel 7 Pro won the Editors' Choice Award in 2022, signaling its premium quality and value.
    • Privacy Features: The inclusion of Google's VPN provides an added layer of online privacy and security.
    • Upgraded Features: The improved camera system and larger screen size enhance user experience, making it a worthwhile upgrade from previous models.
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  3. Galaxy z flip4
    4.0

    The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is the most versatile camera phone on the market. With its foldable design and innovative features like Quick Shot and FlexCam, you can capture stunning shots from any angle, whether you're snapping selfies or capturing epic landscapes.

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Best Android camera: Runner-up

If we’re talking pure camera performance for photos only, the Google Pixel 7 Pro is arguably the best, claims to Digital Camera World. It’s the best camera across all the tested categories “it’s that simple.”

It’s also the best camera for video recording, night photography, and for zoom. Seriously, there isn’t a thing this handset can’t do well.

Ruling that out, you’ve got a choice between the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, for its wide-angle performance and otherwise quality shots, and a trio of Chinese handsets.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
4.5

The Galaxy S23 Ultra boasts a whopping 200-megapixel main camera, as well as an impressive 100x zoom that'll have you capturing stunning shots from miles away. 

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