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The 5 best camera phones

The best of the best

We’ve been testing 2015’s best camera phones and now it’s time to update our pick of the top ones. Mobile tech moves fast, so there’s a host of new phones that take fantastic pictures to add to our list. WIth that in mind, let's take a look at the five smartphones that take the best photos right now.

Moto X Force

Moto X Force best camera phone

At the top of our 'best camera phones' list right now is the Moto X Force. Its 21MP sensor captures stunning colours that really bring your photos to life. It’s also got one of the best camera apps we’ve used for simple photography. All the settings are easy-to-use and find so you can tweak your shots to perfection.

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Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5 best camera phone

In our camera phone tests, we actually scored the Sony Xperia Z5 the same as the Moto X Force. 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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Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Nexus 5X best camera phone

While Google’s new phones are made by two different manufacturers (the Nexus 5X is LG and the Nexus 6P is Huawei), they both have the same fantastic camera. Weighing in at 12.3MP, these phones don’t take the biggest pictures in this list, but their photos are brighter and have more accurate colours. And 12.3MP is still big enough to print out when you want to showcase your best shots.

Buy the Nexus 5X now or upgrade to the Nexus 6P.

LG G4

LG G4 best camera phone

LG pulled out all the stops for the camera in the G4, so it cruises into the list of best camera phones. Not only does its 13MP sensor capture minute details and perfect colours, the app also gives you 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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Microsoft Lumia 950

Microsoft Lumia 950 best camera phone

Carl Zeiss lenses, optical image stabilisation, triple LED flash… with features like these, it’s no wonder the Microsoft Lumia 950 is one of the best camera phones around. Its 20MP photos are sharp and colourful, and there’s even a manual mode that lets you play with the settings to create unique shots.

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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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