It has now become obvious that most users buy smartphones these days without paying any importance to call quality.
It is the camera that rules the conscience of the buyer and this was made apparent by the 77,000 survey takers who helped us decide the Mobile Choice Consumer Awards. They told us that the most important feature on a phone is the camera!
Every phone is vying to not only be the thinnest, lightest and most premium but also the best selfie taker, so here is our pick of the best cameras, sorry, phones that take the best picture while managing to airbrush flaws out of every frame.
Using an infrared ‘laser’ instead of the conventional LED light, the G3 can focus in 276 milliseconds, it takes you 300 milliseconds to blink. So you can say goodbye to out-of-focus blurry gloopy badly lit pictures. The front-facing camera, although just 2.1-megapixel, has a clever feature where you can take a photo by opening and closing your hand in frame, which starts a three second countdown and takes your picture.
Huawei Ascend P7
Until recently, the Ascend P7 had an industry-leading 8-megapixel front-facing camera with the ability to launch the camera app with a press of the volume button taking the selfie game up a notch. The non-spherical lens front-facing camera that comes with a panorama function for panoramic selfie shooting, and 10 level auto-facial enhancement in beauty mode. Naice!
HTC Desire Eye
Both front and rear facing camera are 13MP and the Desire Eye can zoom in on several faces in shot to keep them in frame - perfect for when you want to take a groufie. It comes with the face-enhancement feature and can also do split pictures so it can take pictures with both the front and back camera at the same time… Brilliant for festivals!
Apple iPhone 6
Focus Pixels is what Apple are resting their laurels on, and they are not wrong to do so… At 8MP on the back and 2.1 on the front, the iPhone now lacks way behind some 16mp rivals - but for us the results are still mightily impressive.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The 3.7MP front camera has a wide angle lens perfect for those selfie panoramas and a 16-megapixel sensor means the rear camera produces great photos and it can be used to take a selfie by either saying “cheese” outloud, or by tapping the rear-mounted heart rate monitor.