Cameras, these days, a major factor for saying a phone is top-notch or not. And if a phone has a good camera setup, it is sure to cost you more bucks than usual. For example, a smartphone with a 48MP camera lens. It will definitely take good photos so will it cost your pocket.

Since everybody wants to take DSLR-like photos with their smartphone camera, the companies too are doing their best to satisfy their customers. And it is almost like a challenge for the smartphone makers.

Let’s sse some of the top smartphones that are having the monstrous 48MP cameras hanging on their backs. Before then, are smartphones really giving us 48MP cameras?

Is it really 48MP?

No, it is really not a 48MP camera sensor in reality. The thing is, the processors (Snapdragon 855, 675, Kirin 980, and MediaTek P90 and P70) and cam sensors (Sony IMX586 and Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1) in these smartphones are able to produce detailed photography which can be compared to that of a 48MP camera.

Now, let’s move on to our list of top smartphones with 48MP cameras

Top 5 smartphones with 48MP camera

1. Samsung Galaxy A80

A member of the Galaxy A 2019 series, the Samsung Galaxy A80 can boast of a good 48MP camera. The 48MP camera is supported by an 8MP camera and a 3D sensor. These cameras also double as selfie cameras because of the fantastic build of the phone.

Samsung Galaxy A80 - smartphones with 48MP cameras

The phone has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED New Infinity display and an octa-core Snapdragon 730 processor. It also has 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, 3,700mAH battery (25W fast charging), and Android 9.0 Pie. The fingerprint scanner is on-screen.

2. Nokia X71

Next on the list is the latest Nokia flagship, the Nokia X71. It also blessed with a 48MP rear camera, alongside a 12MP wide-angle and a 5MP Bokeh sensor. The front-facing one is pegged at 16MP.

Nokia X71 - smartphones with 48MP cameras

It possesses a 6.39-inch Full HD+ punch-hole display and an in-display fingerprint scanner. Powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor, the Nokia X71 has 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM.

The battery inside is 3,500mAh and runs Android 9.0 Pie under Android One programme.

3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

The Redmi Note 7 Pro has its primary highlight as the 48MP rear shooter, which is accompanied by a 5MP camera. Its selfie camera is 13MP. The 48MP lens has AI capabilities (scene recognition, Beautify, and Studio lighting), Portrait mode, and support for low-light photography.

Redmi Note 7 Pro - smartphones with 48MP cameras

The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes in a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Dot Notch display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675. The battery is 4,000mAh. It runs Android 9.0 Pie, with MIUI 10 on top, is the OS.

There are two RAM/ROM options: 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB. The fingerprint sensor resides at the back and it also has a Face Unlock option.

4. OnePlus 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro features three snappers lined up on its back, with a 48MP lens as the main. It is supported by an 8MP (for 3x-zoom and telephoto) and a 16MP ultra-wide camera. It features a pop-up camera mechanism for the 16MP selfie camera so the display is free of any cuts.

OnePlus 7 Pro triple rear cameras

It also runs on the Snapdragon 855 chipset and Android 9.0 Pie, with OxygenOS 9 on top. It has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display and a battery capacity of 4,000mAh.

Coming in three models, there is the 6GB/128GB, the 8GB/256GB, and the 12GB RAM model with 256GB internal storage.

Find out more on the features of the OnePlus 7 Pro.

5. OPPO Reno

Also sporting the Snapdragon 855 processor, the OPPO Reno is a smartphone with a 48MP camera. The two supporting lenses are 8MP and 13MP. The selfie cam is a 16MP pop-up camera.

OPPO Reno - smartphones with 48MP cameras

This phone has 10x lossless zoom, 6.6-inch full display, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. It is powered by a 4,065mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 tech.

The OPPO Reno runs Android 9.0 Pie and comes in three RAM/ROM options: 6GB/128GB, 6GB/256GB and 8GB/256GB.

6. Honor View 20

The next phone on our list of top smartphones with 48MP cameras is the Honor View 20.  This phone has just two cameras on the back. The main one is a 48MP lens (Sony IMX586) and a 3D one. The 3D lens is based on the Time-Of-Flight (TOF) feature. The selfie snapper stands at 25MP.

Honor View 20

You get Portrait mode, improved AI capabilities, and AI Ultra Clarity mode, Super Night Shot mode, AR filters, and 960fps Slo-mo features from this phone’s cameras.
Powered by Kirin 980 processor with Turbo GPU 2.0 tech, the Honor View 20 comes with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ All-View punch-hole display.

Running Android 9.0 Pie, there are two RAM/ROM variants: 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. It sources its power from the 4,000mAh battery. Other features include a fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted), 3D facial recognition, Nine Liquid Cooling System, and AI dual-frequency GPS.


As time goes on more smartphones will join the 48MP camera gang. Some might even go beyond the 48MP we are hailing now.



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