If you're planning to head out to snap shots at i Light Singapore or during your evening walks when the weather is cooler, you probably want a smartphone to take pictures or videos for Instagram or Tiktok. You'll want something with good low-light performance, something that can handle the artificial lights, and obviously, produce photos with minimal noise. Here are our picks:
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Sporting a beautiful ceramic rear, the S$1,699 Oppo Find X5 Pro impresses with its cameras. While expensive, this phone justifies its cost with its excellent photography capabilities. You'll be able to take pretty darn good pictures, in daylight as well as at night. I also like that you can take pretty sweet low-light 4K video, perfect for the aspiring Tiktok star.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
If there's one Android phone to rule them all, the S$1,718 Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is it. Sporting a huge 6.8-inch OLED display, four rear cameras with 10x optical zoom, and S-Pen support like the old Note series, the S22 Ultra is definitely worth it, despite the high price. Low-light performance is great, even when you use the 10x optical zoom.
Xiaomi 12 Pro
The S$1,349 Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with three 50MP rear cameras. The main camera, in particular, stands out with a relatively large image sensor. Unsurprisingly, photos were clear and detailed with little noise. Colours came out a tad more vibrant than the actual scene, but some users may prefer this. In low-light conditions, images turned out sharp and had relatively low noise. It's definitely one of the better cameras, even among flagship phones, for night photography.
Huawei P50 Pro
The S$1,548 Huawei P50 Pro brings back the monochrome camera last seen in 2018's P20 Pro. Besides taking true black-and-white photos, this 40MP secondary camera helps with low-light photography. And indeed, night and low-light performance was amazing. Photos look detailed with some of the most vibrant colours I have seen for low-light images. They also had relatively low levels of noise.
Apple iPhone 13 mini
The S$1,149 iPhone 13 mini features a wide and ultra-wide setup, with up to 2x optical and 5x digital zoom. Photos are great with full of detail and bright vibrant colors. You can also choose the color tone the camera shoots with. Low-light performance is also great. Alternatively, feel free to grab the Apple iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max for even better camera performance.
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