Smartphone cameras are more advanced than ever before. As of 2022 mobile cameras have drastically changed. The hardware and software are optimized to give you the best photos and videos.
In 2022 hundreds of smartphones have been launched and it can be tricky to keep up with the latest and greatest handsets. Luckily for you, I have rounded up the best camera phones in Pakistan you can buy in 2022.
Let’s dive right in
Best camera phones in Pakistan
- Note 20 Ultra
- iPhone 11 Pro
- S20 Ultra
- P30 Pro
- iPhone 11
The big brother of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the best camera phone in Pakistan. Launched on 28 August 2022 it is the latest Samsung smartphone. Equipped with the latest and the best technology Samsung has ever installed in any device.
The Note 20 Ultra Rear comprises a triple camera system: 108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (Primary), OIS + 12 MP, f/3.0, 103mm (Telephoto), 50x hybrid zoom + 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (Ultrawide).
The smartphone has the best camera system ever. The note 20 ultra has good dynamic range, focus, and portraits shots. The note 20 shines in low light photos than any other smartphone even the iPhone 11 pro is behind in low light photography.
The dynamic range of note 20 ultra is impressive especially when the camera is facing the light. The dynamic range of Note 20 ultra and of 11 pro is somewhat close. In some shots, 11 pro was good while on some note 20 ultra was doing better. In my observation when your camera faces the light note performs better and while taking normal shots iPhone 11 pro performs better.
The front of Note 20 Ultra consists of 10 Megapixel f/2.2, 26mm Camera.
The note 20 ultra not only has the best rear cameras but the front camera is also among the best. Note 20 ultra and iPhone 11 pro were necks to neck in portrait shots. Both performed really well, the edge detection was fantastic and the dynamic range was also quite good.
Both the iPhone also have wide-angle selfie mode and the quality of the selfie is quite good. The iPhone has more angle of view than the Note 20 ultra but the edge detection on the note is better than iPhone 11 pro.
It also has the night mode which enhances the lights but unfortunately, iPhone 11 pro doesn’t.
The camera system is so good in Note 20 ultra that you can record 8k at 24 Frames Per Second, 4k at 30 fps/60 fps, 1080p at 30/60/240 fps, 720p at 960 fps. Not only this it also has Optical image stabilization (OIS). With this feature, your video recording will be more stabilized even shooting while running.
With the note 20 ultra, you can record slow-motion videos at 960 Frames per second which is a good option and is not available on iPhone 11 pro. Most of you will be asking why the iPhone 11 pro is not on the top. The answer is the optical image stabilization on note 20 ultra is far better than 11 pro, it also has an 8k video recording option at 24 fps while on iPhone only supports 4k at 60 fps.
The dynamic range is almost the same but I like to note 20 ultra shots better than 11 pro.
The Note 20 ultra can record videos from the front camera at 4k at 60 fps. The dynamic range is quite good, but the stabilization on note 20 ultra is absolutely the best. The field of view is lower than the iPhone 11 pro but the dynamic range and stabilization is far better.
The iPhone 11 Pro was launched on 10 September 2019 and a year later it is still one of the best camera phones in Pakistan. The hardware and software optimization of Apple is so good that their low sensor camera can record videos and shoot brilliant photos close if not better than android’s latest flagships phones.
The iphone 11 pro rear comprises a triple camera system: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (Primary), OIS + 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (Telephoto), 2x optical zoom + 12 MP, (Ultrawide).
The iPhone 11 Pro is the best camera phone in Pakistan Apple has to provide. It can take brilliant photos and videos. The camera on iPhone 11 pro performs quite good in both low and medium light. The dynamic range is also quite good but in some instances, it lacks behind note 20 ultra.
If I compare low light photography of 11 pro with note 20 ultra then note 20 ultra performs better. The iPhone has more noise and less sharpness than note 20 ultra. The dynamic range in low light is quite bad on iPhone 11 pro and I didn’t expect it to be this bad.
The autofocus is one of the best you will find on and shoots crisp clear photos at close range.
The iPhone edge detection for portrait shots is the best. It beats the note 20 ultra, the s20 ultra, and the Huawei P40 pro.
The front of the iPhone 11 pro consists of 12 Megapixel f/2.2 Camera.
It is one of the best cameras on the smartphone but in some instances it photos seem to look very bad. Iphones have struggled in low light photography and this time is no different. The front-facing camera is 12 Megapixel and performs outstandingly in good lighting conditions but as soon as you enter low light the iPhone starts to suffer.
Suddenly it turns from one of the best to one of the worst cameras in a second. In good light the iPhone tends to be the best selfie camera, the images are crispy, clear, sharpened, and have a natural tone. The edge detection is quite good and the iPhone 11 pro also has more field of view than the note 20 Ultra.
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The 12 MegaPixel rear camera can shoot 4k videos at 60 fps with good dynamic range and sharpening. It also has an ultra-wide lens and a telephoto lens which helps you to zoom 2 times as compared to 5 times optical zoom in the note 20 ultra.
The iPhone 11 pro can also shoot videos of 2160p at 24/30/60 fps, 1080p at 30/60/120/240 fps which is quite good.
The stabilization on the iPhone 11 pro is not good. If I compare it with the note 20 ultra, the note brings the 11 pro to its knees. The iPhone lacks behind the note 20 ultra in low light video recording as well.
While in medium to good light the iPhone 11 pro outclass any smartphone and proves to be the best camera phone in Pakistan. It has a 12 MegaPixel sensor and with this, the iPhone can record some of the brilliant DSLR-like videos.
The iPhone has the same 12 MegaPixel camera as on its back. It can record videos at 4k 60 fps. The wide-angle of view gives you more area to record and is suitable if you are recording group videos or a vlogger. The iPhone will never let you down.
The iPhone starts to suffer in low light conditions and I will never suggest you buy an iPhone for night photography or video recordings. The iPhone is not made for low light conditions.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is somewhat the little brother of note 20 Ultra. Launched on 11 February 2020 the s20 ultra was one of the best camera phones in Pakistan. The features and camera setup on the s20 ultra and note 20 ultra are very similar. It seems like Samsung removed all the drawbacks from the s20 ultra and ended up with the note 20 ultra.
It is still one of the best camera phones and can shoot high-quality images and record 4k 60 fps videos.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra Rear comprises a Quad camera system: 108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (Primary), OIS Periscope + 48 MP, f/3.6, 102mm (Telephoto), 10x hybrid optical zoom + 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (Ultrawide).
The S20 ultra has a 48 Megapixel telephoto lens as compared to 12MegaPixel on note 20 ultra and 12 MegaPixel on iPhone 11 Pro. This tends to make photos crisper and sharp than both of its competitors.
Moreover, it has a 4x optical zoom as well as 100 times space zoom to see distant objects with clarity. You can even capture the moon and see its surface clearly. S20 ultra zoom is that good. As for note 20 ultra Samsung has reduced 100 times space zoom to 50 times.
The front camera of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is 40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm. Although the resolution is high the quality of photos on both s2o ultra and Note 20 ultra were somewhat similar. The S20 ultra is among the best camera phones in Pakistan.
The edge detection on S20 ultra is quite good and selfies are close to perfect. In tests, iPhone 11 pro, note 20 ultra, and s20 ultra performed excellently.
Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra is capable of recording videos of 8k at 24fps, 4k at 30/60 fps, 1080p at 30/60/240 fps, and 720p at 960 fps. Slow-motion is also supported on the device at a maximum of 960 frames per second. The dynamic range is quite good and you can easily move around shooting videos without any mess.
Same as Note 20 Ultra the S20 ultra can record videos with its front camera of 4k at 60 fps. There’s not much to say but briefly, the performance of the S20 ultra is the same as Note 20 Ultra. The dynamic range is quite good and also the stabilization is up to the mark.
Do you know which was the phone that set the standard of low light photography? It was the Huawei P30 Pro. The ultimate Huawei flagship of 2019. Launched in March 2019 it is still among the best camera phones in Pakistan.
Huawei P30 Pro performs so well in low light that it crushes iPhone XS, Samsung S10 and many more.
The Huawei P30 Pro rear comprises of Quad camera setup: 40 MP, f/1.6, 27mm (Primary), OIS + 20 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (Ultrawide), 1/2.7″, PDAF + Periscope 8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (Telephoto), Time of flight camera.
The P30 Pro can capture the low light photos you will ever see by a smartphone It will be good to say that the Huawei p30 pro is designed for the night and low light photography. It is so sensitive that Huawei claims it to be even more sensitive than high-end DSLR cameras.
You also get a 100 times to zoom in Huawei P30 Pro. The quality of zoom on P30 Pro is quite close to S20 Ultra if not better.
The Huawei P30 Pro rear comprises a Single camera of 32 MP, f/2.0. The 32 MegaPixel camera captures crispier selfies. Huawei P30 Pro also performs quite well in low light situations. It was launched in March 2019 and was compared with the S10 plus but still P30 Pro was one step further.
The P30 Pro can shoot videos at 4k 30fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 960fps. The phone has some of the best 4k image stabilization out in the market and it also has the AI color code which stands out from the rest.
The dynamic range is not the playground of P30 Pro. It struggles a lot in dynamic range, S10 plus and even the iPhone XS performance is better.
But as soon as the camera enters low light the quality takes a 360 turn. The Huawei P30 Pro is among the best low light cameras out in the market. The S20 Ultra and even the iPhone 11 Pro are no match in low light video recordings to P30 pro.
Although Huawei has announced the P30 Pro successor the P40 Pro which is an even better camera phone than the Note 20 Ultra it is not launched in Pakistan yet. Whenever it will launch surely the top slot belongs to Huawei P40 Pro.
The front-facing 32Megapixel camera can shoot crispy and sharpened videos. Although the maximum resolution is set to 1080p at 30fps still the quality is quite good. The sharpening and dynamic range are still better for a year old phone.
The iPhone 11 is the lower version of the iPhone 11 pro which was able to steal the 2nd spot in the best camera phones in Pakistan. There is not much difference between the iPhone 11 and the 11 pro except the one thing and that is the telephoto lens.
The iPhone 11 Pro has a triple camera setup: Wide, Ultrawide, and the telephoto. While the iPhone 11 has a dual-camera setup: Wide and the ultrawide.
Both iPhones have identical sensors of 12 MegaPixel, front, and the back and perform almost similar in almost all the results.
The iPhone 11 rear comprises a dual-camera system: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (Primary), 2x optical zoom + 12 MP, (Ultrawide).
If portrait shots from the iPhone 11 are compared with the iPhone 11 pro there is no difference at all. Both produce equivalent portrait shots. For normal photos, there is no difference and no one can tell if it has been shot from 11 or he 11 pro.
The reason why the iPhone 11 pro is on the 5th spot is because of its dual-camera setup with no telephoto lens. As of 2022, even the budget smartphones have a quad-camera setup but the iPhone has 2.
With the absence of a telephoto lens, the quality of images will suffer a lot. The sharpness will be decreased and noise will increase. The iPhone 11 only has 5 times digital zoom while capturing photos as compared with 10 times digital zoom in 11 pro.
The front of the iPhone 11 consists of a 12 Megapixel f/2.2 camera which is the same as on the iPhone 11pro. There is no difference at all in the photos taken from the camera of 11 pro or the iPhone 11.
You can read more about the front camera of the iPhone 11 pro above.
As the iPhone 11 lacks the telephoto lens which captures the shallower depth of field and helps focus on distant objects. The videos shot from the iPhone 11 are not much different from the iPhone 11 pro but the iPhone 11 pro recorded the video better.
The telephoto lens on the iPhone 11 helpS the phone to capture slightly better videos than the 11 with crisp and a little better dynamic range.
The same camera on the iPhone 11 pro is also installed on the iPhone 11. So the camera performance is similar.
Best Camera Phone in Pakistan Under 40,000
- Xiaomi Poco X3
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy A31
- Oppo A92
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Best Camera Phone in Pakistan Under 25,000
- Infinix Note 7
- Infinix Hot 10
- Samsung Galaxy M11
- Tecno Spark 6
- Xiaomi Redmi 9
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