The best smartphone cameras in South Africa

Smartphones have removed the need to carry a digital camera for the majority of users.

A modern smartphone camera is more than capable of taking high-quality digital photos and videos, and meets the needs of almost everyone.

In combination with platforms like Facebook and Instagram, smartphones also allow for instant sharing of captured media.

We took the smartphone camera rankings from CNET, Tech Insider, Consumer Reports, and Digit to create a list of the best smartphone cameras currently available – as detailed below.


1 – Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge

  • 12MP Dual Pixel (F/1.7) Main Camera
  • UHD (3,840 x 2,160) @30fps Video

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge


2 – Apple iPhone 6s / 6s Plus

  • 12MP iSight (F/2.2) Main Camera
  • UHD (3,840 x 2,160) @30fps Video

iPhone 6 camera


3 – HTC 10

  • 12MP UltraPixel (F/1.8) Main Camera
  • UHD (3,840 x 2,160) Video

HTC 10


4 – Google Nexus 6P

  • 12.3MP (F/2.0) Main Camera
  • UHD (3,840 x 2,160) @30fps Video

Nexus 6P


5 – LG G5

  • 16MP (F/1.8) Main Camera
  • UHD (3,840 x 2,160) @30fps Video

LG G5


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