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Top 3 Dual Camera Smartphones to Improve Your Smartphone Photography

Here, we bring you the top 3 smartphones with a dual camera setup that will help you increase your photography offering to your social media followers by clicking better, more in-depth pictures.

Sarthak Dogra | News18.com@SarthakDogra

Updated:June 26, 2017, 6:39 PM IST
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The use of smartphones for photography is fast growing with many social media platforms encouraging users to click and share good pictures on the go. Not many influencers on such platforms are now dependent on professional photography equipment to maintain and up their following.

Now the thing to keep in mind is that not every smartphone offers the same level of optical capabilities. As you look to improve your picture qualities and hence your photography level, you might need additional features than what a regular smartphone camera can offer. One such feature recently brought into high-end smartphones is the ‘Dual Camera’ setup that enables you to click a picture with Bokeh effect, thus adding depth to the pictures you click.

Here, we bring you the top 3 smartphones with a dual camera setup that will help you increase your photography offering to your followers by clicking better, more in-depth pictures.

Also read: Apple CEO Tim Cook And PM Modi Discuss Make in India iPhone SE

1. Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Watch Video: Apple iPhone 7 Plus Review


Known largely for its Dual-Camera setup, the current Apple flagship smartphone stepped up the level of photography that smartphones offer. The dual cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus were one of the differentiating factors of the smartphone and were largely responsible for its success globally.

Getting into the technicality of it, the Apple iPhone 7 Plus camera uses a regular 12-megapixel sensor coupled with a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor. As per our review of the camera, the combination enables it to zoom into the picture up to 2X without losing the details on the image. Go any further and the image would start becoming grainy.

The bokeh effect offered by the smartphone is undoubtedly a step ahead in smartphone photography and the final images are commendable. The depth that the camera adds to a regular image brings out the object in focus and blurs out everything in the background, thus providing a clearer look at the protagonist of the image.

Also read: iPhone 7 Plus Review: This iPhone Will Be The Apple Of Your Eye

2. Honor 8

Watch Video: Honor 8 Review


The Honor 8 was launched in the Indian market with a USP of a dual camera setup and that too, in a budget, as compared to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Like its comparative, the Huawei P9, Honor 8 misses out on a Leica lens and yet manages to be among the list of smartphones with the best cameras around.

Honor 8 carries two 12-megapixel sensors, one regular RGB and the other one being a monochrome sensor. The sensors come with a laser auto-focus and 1.76-micron pixel size. Considering that the price point of the smartphone is under Rs 30,000, Honor 8 is arguably the best smartphone camera in its budget, thanks to its dual-camera setup.

Also read: Honor 8 Pro To Compete With OnePlus 5, Likely To Be Priced Under Rs 30,000

3. OnePlus 5

Watch Video: OnePlus 5 Review | Playing it Safe in 2017


OnePlus tried to improve on the photography score of its smartphones with its latest flagship, the OnePlus 5. By bringing in the dual-camera setup, it has managed to do that, up to a level.

OnePlus 5 comes with a 16-megapixel Sony IMX 298 sensor (f/1.7) which is coupled with a 20-megapixel IMX 350 sensor with f/2.6 aperture. All these camera specifications enable the OnePlus 5 to shoot 4k videos at 30 fps, 1080p videos at 60fps and 30fps. The smartphone can also capture slow-motion videos at 720p/ 120fps and comes with capabilities to shoot time-lapse videos.

Now the fact of the matter is, OnePlus has certainly improved on its existing camera quality on the OnePlus 3T and the OnePlus 3 but is still to match the quality offered by the other two smartphones on the list. It takes a bit of an effort to click the perfect snaps using the OnePlus 5’s dual cameras and that is not something every photographer would want. Still, once you are able to find the sweet spot, OnePlus 5 certainly delivers great image quality through its dual-camera setup.

Also read: OnePlus 5 Review: Can It Beat the iPhone 7 Plus Dual Camera?

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| Edited by: Sarthak Dogra
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