SPY Guide: 5 Best Smartphones for Photographers… That Aren’t an iPhone

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If you’re in the market for a great new camera phone, SPY’s got your back. We’ve rounded up the five best phones for photographers–and none of them are an iPhone. Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for a phone that matches your studio gear, or an Instagrammer who just wants more followers, check out the list and follow the links to learn more.

1. Posh Mobile Micro X

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The smallest smartphone in the world fits in the palm of your hand and packs a mean punch. The 650ma battery lasts through four hours of talk time and up to 180 hours on standby. It works in over 120 countries, and is equipped with two cameras: one for snapping pics/videos and another for video conferences and more.

Find out more about the Posh Mobile Micro X.


2. Moto G Plus (5th Generation)

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Designed with dual HD cameras, the fifth generation Moto G Plus features both a powerful 12 MP back camera and a separate 5 MP front camera that is specifically for selfies. It also captures 10 times as many pixels as most smartphone cameras, and works for up to six hours on a 15 minute charge.

Find out more about the Moto G Plus (5th Generation)


3. Huawei Honor 8 Cell Phone

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China-based tech giant Huawei’s Honor 8 Cell Phone is equipped with two state-of-the-art cameras. The first captures vibrant colors; the second adds extra light and sharpness to photos. Additionally, Huawei’s Fusion Focus technology lets you maintain a high level of image quality, day or night.

Find about more about the Huawei Honor 8 Cell Phone.


4. Sony Xperia XZ

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The Sony Xperia XZ’s 23MP camera takes superior photos thanks to three professional image sensors: Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, Laser Autofocus and RGBC IR. It captures sharper mid-motion images and video than any other phone on the market, and due to Xperia’s advanced light-capturing technology, you’ll be able to get great photos both up close and far away.

Find out more about the Sony Xperia XZ. 


5. Samsung Galaxy S8

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Everyone’s in love with the Samsung Galaxy S8’s bezel-less Infinity Display, but the camera is pretty killer as well. An upgraded 8MP F1.7 front camera offers smart autofocus while a 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera snaps sharp images in low-light conditions.

Find out more about Samsung Galaxy S8. 

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