The best camera phones in 2018

It doesn't matter if you are a pro in need of the best or just a casual snapper on a budget, Camera phones gives you the ability to carry a genuinely superb device that produces professional and high standard pictures and videos that can fit perfectly into your pocket,  have been a real game changer.

Naturally, there are plenty of contenders for the top spot and a number of manufacturers constantly push the barriers to enable them top the list.

Knowing the features and specs to look for is relatively very important. Megapixels, speed, light detection and extra storage space is to be taken into consideration. 

Google Pixel 3

Release date: November 2018 | Rear camera: 12.2MP | Front camera: 8MP | OIS: Yes | Rear camera aperture: f/1.8 | Autofocus type: Phase detection and laser | Weight: 148g | Dimensions: 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9mm | Storage: 64/128GB

The Google pixel 3 has the best camera yet. When it was launched, it was clear that it's focus was on the quality of the onboard cameras. Put simply, camera phones don't come any better than the Google Pixel 3 as the photos it can take are nothing less than jaw dropping and unless you are a professional photographer, you won't need more than what this smartphone will give you.

The phone comes with Google's integrated ecosystem which can be a plus or a minus, depending on your perspective.

Huawei P20 Pro

Release date: April 2018 | Rear camera: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP | Front camera: 24MP | OIS: Yes | Rear camera aperture: f/1.8, f/1.6, f/2.4 | Autofocus type: Phase detection and laser | Weight: 180g | Dimensions: 155 x 73.9 x 7.8mm | Storage: 128GB

This device is a runner up to the best camera phone crown. It features a triple camera technology with a 68MP rear camera.

Huawei has proved itself to be the smartphone that's breaking the Samsung and Apple duopoly on the world phone market and one of the headline features that has made it so popular is the incredible triple camera that you get on the rear of the handset, which is a combination of 40MP, 20MP and 8MP shooters that produce a powerful and excellent image processing, noise reduction and super zoom features. All of these make the P20 Pro's overall photo taking prowess something very special indeed. 

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Release date: March 2018 | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 8MP | OIS: Yes | Rear camera aperture: f/1.5-2.4, f/2.4 | Autofocus type: Phase detection | Weight: 189g | Dimensions: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm | Storage: 64/128/256GB + microSD

The Galaxy 9 plus is the best camera phone in a Samsung phone. It has a high standard of design. It raised the bar again for camera phones on release. The dual 12MP cameras on the rear are the exact place to start. They're no longer unique, but the remarkable f/1.5 aperture is, meaning you can take eye-popping shots even in low light situations. Samsung has also worked hard reduce noise, too and also, super slow motion 960fps function for getting creative with videos and the bokeh-enable selfie snapper is impressive as well.

iPhone XS

Release date: September 2018 | Rear camera: Dual 12MP | Front camera: 7MP | OIS: Yes | Rear camera aperture: f/1.8 and f/2.4 | Autofocus type: Focus pixels (i.e. Phase detection) | Weight: 177g | Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm | Storage: 64/256/512GB

The best Apple camera phone yet and manages to build up on the brilliance of the X. It features dual 12MP sensors on the rear (one for telephoto and both with astute optical image stabilisation) and a 7MP TrueDepth camera on the front in case awesome selfies are what you need for your fun or business pursuits. Low light shots are much better than on other iPhones, and it has faster focusing and natural colours. And the addition of Smart HDR means you can take both quicker amd better shots.