The old saying goes the best camera you can get is the one that you have with you and since mobile phone have basically evolved into a digital swiss army knife a camera is one of the most important features your phone can have. Mobile Photography has grown exponentially since the inception of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Flicker and Twitter. People are taking more photographs now than ever before. Gone are the days of buying a disposable camera which came with 28 pictures ready to go on it. Finishing the spool for it to sit in a sock drawer for couple of month before you get round to taking it to the local chemist to get developed. I must say though I do miss looking through the bags of old photographs. There is something a bit impersonal about flicking through albums on facebook. Maybe I’m just getting old.

Anyway enough about my problems and onto yours. What mobile phones out there have the best cameras. If you love snapping away you will want to capture you pictures in the best quality possible. We’ve had a look through some of the best mobile phone cameras and decided to have a look at the two front runners the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and the Google Pixel so you can see what one suits your photography style better.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

  • Front Camera: 7Mp - f/2.2
  • Rear Camera: 12Mp - f/1.8 + 12Mp - f/2.8
  • Video (max): 4K 30fps
  • Depth Effect: Yes
  • HDR: Yes
  • Slo-mo: 240fps, 720p; 120fps, 1080p
  • Image Stabilisation: OIS, On Rear Camera Only
  • Time-Lapse

The Iphone 7 Plus has two cameras. One at the front for the all important selfie and one on the rear for traditional photography. The latest Iphone comes with a feature Apple are calling “Wide Colour.” Which helps the rear 12 megapixel camera capture the depth of colours and also help to enhance your photographs. If you are a casual snapper then this is the phone for you. If capturing your days out with the kids or the cocktails with the girls then the iPhone will cater for all your needs.

For a while mobile phones were stuck with a digital zoom which would make photographs look terrible. Essentially all a digital zoom does is crop the photograph for you and reduced the quality. I’m happy to say that the iPhone 7 comes with a 2x optical zoom. This lens also allows you to to create some depth of field effects which is a really nice touch and has been missing from mobile photography for quite some time. The quality of photographs taken with the camera are really good considering the amount of megapixels involved. If your looking to get a Iphone 7 you should check out one of a handy EE Voucher and save yourself a bit of money.

Google Pixel

  • Front Camera: 8Mp - f/2.4
  • Rear Camera: 12.3Mp - f/2.0
  • Video (max): 4K 30fps
  • Depth Effect: Yes
  • HDR: Yes
  • Slo-mo: 240fps, 720p; 120fps, 1080p
  • Image Stabilisation: EIS, Rear Camera Only

The Google Pixel has a fantastic camera and makes no bones about telling the world. With a 12 megapixel sensor photography looks phenomenal. The pictures you take with one of the Google Pixel cameras are incredibly sharp. Therefore if you want to bring up your mobile photography game then the Google Pixel is the phone for you.

This camera is great for taking HDR images and combines several RAW images to come up with a crystal clear and dynamic JPG. THe Pixel is also has a really fast processor nd CPU and thanks to the Snapdragon 821 you can take several HDR without feeling any slow down. The Pixel excels in low light and you will be blown away with the amount of detail this camera can produce when you are out and about.




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