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5 Android smartphones to consider for photography

5 Android smartphones to consider for photography

Oppo Reno8 Pro

There are a lot of Android smartphones in the market, and it's quite the challenge to pick the right one for yourself. But if there's one thing that most Android smartphone makers are doing, it's putting photography front and centre. Take for example, the just-announced Xiaomi 12T Pro, which sports a freaking 200MP sensor. If creating content and taking great memories are what you want, here are 5 Android smartphones to consider.

Xiaomi 12T Pro

Xiaomi 12T Pro
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This S$1,099 phone packs quite a punch for its price. For starters, it comes loaded with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, a 120Hz 6.67-inch AMOLED display, and a 200MP camera. You read that right, 200MP. It also takes 8K video, and slow motion 1,920fps video. You'll love this. It's available for pre-order now.

Vivo X80 Pro 5G

Vivo X80 Pro
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If budget isn't an issue, then the Vivo X80 Pro 5G is probably the best phone from Vivo yet in terms of hardware. I like the gorgeous display, build, and the great photos it takes. With its more powerful hardware including wireless charging, it's a great upgrade over the already capable Vivo X70 Pro.

Nothing Phone 1

Nothing Phone 1
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Featuring a cool-looking Glyph interface and retro-ish tweaks to the UI, the Nothing Phone 1 is a great phone. Sure, it only has mid-range hardware, but it's more than capable at everything you'll throw at it. I like that the Glyph lights give a more diffused lighting to subjects, and you get cool eye reflections, too. You get a modest 2x zoom, and up to 20x digital zoom. Overall picture quality is good, with lots of detail. I'd be more than happy to use this as a backup camera phone.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 5G

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 5G is the more expensive of the two foldables sold by the South Korean firm. But it's more of a game changer — in terms of transforming how you use your phone — than the more mainstream-friendly Flip 4. Multitasking, especially, is easier than ever with the new software optimisations in Android 12L. Meanwhile, a more efficient processor, and a better main camera ensure that the Fold 4 is the premium foldable phone in the market. The new 50MP main camera takes photos that look vibrant, but not overly unrealistic. 

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Oppo Reno8 Pro

Oppo Reno8 Pro
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The redesigned Oppo Reno8 Pro oozes premium quality. It looks quite stunning. It also comes with the same MariSilicon X neural processing unit (NPU) on the Oppo Find X5 Pro for great-looking videos. That means 4K night videos (but not 60fps). The Reno8 Pro sports a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro, and shoot images with nice colours and details. Video is where it really shines, though.


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