What constitutes a good camera phone?

Every tech company claims to have the best camera phone in the industry. They state a bunch of jargon that should translate to the best camera and we fall for it. There is a lot of contradicting arguments on what makes a good camera phone. Some people claim it is the megapixels, others the aperture. Everyone put up a convincing argument. In this article we look at the aspects of a camera that you should look for to ensure that it takes the best pictures.


First, if you are in pursuit of a camera phone, you need a paradigm shift. You need to abandon that mentality that preaches that more megapixels translates into better picture and adopt a new one that megapixels are of the least importance when it comes to good cameras. It sounds crazy because tech companies have been using megapixels to market their camera phones. You need to part from that marketing tool. Megapixels mattered around half a decade ago when phones came with cameras that had less than 5MP but now, almost every phone comes with above 5MP yet there is still a difference in the picture quality. The reason is simple, megapixels do not count.


The flash happens to be one of the most important components of a camera phone yet it is the most overlooked. The reason you should take more interest in the flash of your phone is that majority of the time, you will find yourself in low lighting conditions. When in low lighting conditions and you desire to take a photo, setting up lights etc. for the best photographs will be ridiculous or just cumbersome. It will also just take the fun out of capturing instantaneous photos. Having a good flash will come into play in such instants, adequately lighting your subject in seconds for that perfect shot. Do not overlook the flash.


Yet another factor of a camera that is easily overlooked despite its significant. A camera without autofocus will produce the most ghastly images. A poor autofocus or lack of will result in shots that will only serve to disappoint. That is, blurry shots which lack detail. This is not something a person in search of a good camera phone will be after. Invest in a camera with a good autofocus and you will be amazed at the sharpness of your photos.

Image Stabilization

This feature should go hand in hand with autofocus for anyone in search of the best images. It is a feature you should pay close attention to because it was designed with an amateur’s downsides in mind. Knowing that majority of people tend not to be perfectly still when taking their photo, they introduced this feature to ensure that in spite that flaw, photos still come out in perfect focus. A total must have for when taking instantaneous photos.


Another feature you should pay attention to if you want perfect shots is the camera’s aperture. With aperture, the smaller it is, the more the light the lens lets in. This comes in handy in low lighting conditions, where you don’t have a flash but still desire to take a good photo. It also provides excellent editing options for people who want to play with an image’s depth.

ISO and shutter speed.

You will be thankful later when you understand the importance of these two features which are closely related to each other and to the aperture. A camera with a bigger ISO number is able to let in more light and with capture clearer images. Shutter speed is important because the faster it is, the quicker you can take images. Invest in a camera with both these features for a better photographs

In conclusion, there are plenty of factors that affect that affect the picture quality a phone camera will produce. Make sure you pay attention to the right ones.