Best Smartphone for Photography

Tcyte

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With many people getting interested into Smartphone photography, there has been a lot of arguments as to which smartphone is the best in terms of photography. The latest iphone and Note 9 have both failed to beat the Huawei P20 Pro DXOMARK rating… I really wonder what these ratings are based on…and how far true is that? Any thoughts.....

DXOMARK Mobile Photography rating

https://www.dxomark.com/category/mobile-reviews/
 

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Across the board, most believe the Google Pixel's to take the best pics. But its all pretty close at the top of the food chain.
 

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With many people getting interested into Smartphone photography, there has been a lot of arguments as to which smartphone is the best in terms of photography. The latest iphone and Note 9 have both failed to beat the Huawei P20 Pro DXOMARK rating… I really wonder what these ratings are based on…and how far true is that? Any thoughts.....

DXOMARK Mobile Photography rating

https://www.dxomark.com/category/mobile-reviews/
Do Huawei pay you for all the plugging you do?
 

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Yeah, I'm not convinced there's much of anything between the flagships.

Of course for the money you'd spend on one you could actually buy a camera...
It looks odd when I carry my camera in my front pocket. Especially when I zoom in
 

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The best camera is the one that you have with you, my Canon is 99% at home.

Maybe you can also add what combination of phone and lens kit would give you best of both.
 

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The best camera is the one that you have with you, my Canon is 99% at home.

Maybe you can also add what combination of phone and lens kit would give you best of both.
Personally I think the advantage of a smartphone is the convenience... That makes it easier to shoot, edit and share but you compromise the quality of the images...
 

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Yeah, I'm not convinced there's much of anything between the flagships.

Of course for the money you'd spend on one you could actually buy a camera...
I'd still opt for buying a phone with the money. Coz not only are you getting a good camera, you're getting all the other functions as well.

Think of it as having a camera that can call, send emails, text messages, play games on etc...
 

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I'd still opt for buying a phone with the money. Coz not only are you getting a good camera, you're getting all the other functions as well.

Think of it as having a camera that can call, send emails, text messages, play games on etc...
You mean like the phone he already owns?
 
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Tcyte

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I'd still opt for buying a phone with the money. Coz not only are you getting a good camera, you're getting all the other functions as well.

Think of it as having a camera that can call, send emails, text messages, play games on etc...
I think depending on how much you are into photography... I can only use my phone for composition.. But when it comes to actual shooting.... :D I use the real deal
 

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Of course for the money you'd spend on one you could actually buy a camera...
Buy a f***ing camera
If you always have your phone on you it's nice to be able to shoot decent pics with it. For 'buy a camera' to be a solution, they'd have to carry their camera around with them as much as they do their phone, which nobody does. A decent camera on a phone is probably more important than most criteria when I'm looking at new phones now.
 

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If you always have your phone on you it's nice to be able to shoot decent pics with it. For 'buy a camera' to be a solution, they'd have to carry their camera around with them as much as they do their phone, which nobody does. A decent camera on a phone is probably more important than most criteria when I'm looking at new phones now.
I'm not saying having a smartphone with a decent camera isn't nice, especially when it comes to an impromptu snapshot of your meal so you can Instagram it right away... but for someone with an interest in photography a camera is better.

My photo comparison above was a real world example - I had both my phone and camera with me.
 

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but for someone with an interest in photography a camera is better.
Maybe they already have a decent camera? Obviously a proper camera is better than a phone camera, but if I'm buying a phone & have an interest in photography I'd probably also ask a similar question. They're not asking which is better.
 
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