The 5 best camera phones

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The 5 best camera phones

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Some of the best camera phones have just been launched at MWC 2016, meaning we’ve had to update our list of the top phones for photography. So let’s take a look at which smartphones take the best photos right now.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge best camera phone

With a big 12MP image sensor, Dual Pixel autofocusing technology to capture sharp photos every time, and an ultra-wide angle lens that lets in more light, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is an awesome camera phone. 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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HTC 10

HTC 10 best camera phone

With refined UltraPixel technology, optical image stabilisation and a huge f/1.8 aperture, the new HTC 10 takes beautifully bright and colourful shots. And with 12MP to play with, everything is perfectly sharp too.

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LG G5

LG G5 best camera phone

LG pulled out all the stops for the camera in the G5, so it cruises into the list of best camera phones. Not only does its two cameras capture 24MP wide-angle photos that show minute details and perfect colours. There's also full manual controls, letting you shoot professional photos. And if you don’t know your ISO from your aperture, the auto mode makes taking great photos simple.

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Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5 best camera phone

In our camera phone tests, the Sony Xperia Z5 came out neck and neck with the Galaxy S7 and LG G5. Sony’s big party piece is night time photography - the photos it takes in dim conditions are so bright that you’ll be sure the flash went off. But the Z5 doesn’t need the flash, which saves battery and means you don’t blind your friends. On top of that low light performance, you get a sharp 23MP sensor that captures colours and details beautifully.

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Huawei P9

Huawei P9 best camera phone

The Huawei P9 has teamed up with the biggest name in camera lenses, Leica, to create a unique dual camera setup. With one camera shooting in black and white and the other capturing vivid colour, you get the best sharpness and most natural hues possible. The quality of these 12MP photos is truly impressive.

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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. In the meantime, why not check out our camera comparison of some of the other phones vying to make it into our top five?

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