The 6 best camera phones

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The 6 best camera phones

The best camera phones available to buy

They say a picture tells a thousand words, and for that reason, the smartphone camera is more important than ever these days. To make sure you're up to date on the best camera phones, check out our list, all available to buy from Carphone Warehouse.

HTC U11

The brand new smartphone from HTC is regarded as having the best mobile camera on the market at time of writing, topping the DxOMark (industry standard for image quality) mobile score board.

It’s got plenty more to offer, other than great picture, however. Give it a squeeze, and you can launch customisable shortcuts without touching the phone’s screen at all.

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Samsung Galaxy S8

The S8’s curved infinity display isn’t its only highlight. The camera sensor is a large 12MP, and with Dual Pixel autofocusing technology you’ll be able to capture sharp, bright photos every single time.

Photos are pin sharp, brightly coloured and full of fine detail in both bright spots and shade. And you can launch the camera and take a shot faster than you can with any other phone.

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iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 7 Plus features an amazing 12MP dual lens camera. One of the sensors is a wide-angle, capturing more than ever, while the other is telephoto - offering x2 optical zoom. There's also a brand new depth of field effect coming to the smartphone soon via a software update, which will give your photos a more professional look.

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Google Pixel

Pixel is the first smartphone exclusively created by Google. It has a 12.3MP camera on board, which has received much acclaim throughout the mobile industry. If that’s not enough, it’s also the first smartphone to feature Google Assistant, Android’s first little helper with a bit of personality.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium

This new Sony smartphone - fresh out the gates from Mobile World Congress 2017 – has one of the best smartphone sensors available. The Xperia XZ Premium has a 19MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. But the real headline is the fact you can film super slow-motion HD video at 960 frames p/sec.

The rest of the phone is pretty impressive, too, with a 5.5-inch 4K HDR display and IP68 water and dust-protection.

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Huawei P10

The Huawei P10 is a direct follow-up to 2016’s P9 - the first phone to team up with the biggest name in camera lenses, Leica. And this year is no different. With one lens shooting in black and white and the other capturing vivid colour, you get razor sharpness and really natural hues.

Spec-wise, the dual camera is made up of one 12MP and one 20MP lens, working seamlessly together.

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We'll be keeping this list of the best camera phones updated whenever something worthy comes along, so keep checking back for the latest. And in the meantime, why not check out our camera comparison of some of the other phones vying to make it into our top six?

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