Top 4 'value for money' phones with 108-megapixel cameras in India
Cameras are one of the most important buying factors in smartphones these days. While many check the quality of the image, colours, autofocus speed and the video performance, many also take into account the number of megapixels crammed inside one sensor. And the latest trend in the market is 108-megapixel cameras. Yes, this is not new as we have seen this tech in phones last year as well.
However, the trend seems to be catching up with a whole lot of people as it has trickled down to more ‘affordable’ smartphones this year. Brands like Samsung, Xiaomi, Motorola and Realme are already in the game to bring the most valuable smartphones featuring 108-megapixel cameras.
And if you want to be a part of the 'cult' by buying one of these devices, these should be at the top of your list:
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is one of Samsung latest and greatest handsets out there. It is listed for ₹1,05,999 and has four sensors at the back. The main sensor here is the 108-megapixel wide angle camera, which comes alongside the 12-megapixel Ultra Wide camera, 10-megapixel Telephoto 3x and a 10-megapixel Telephoto 10x sensors. The cameras can also support 100x Space Zoom. Some other specs include a 40-megapixel front camera, Exynos 2100 SoC, 256GB/512GB storage, 12GB/16GB RAM and a 5,000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max makes it to our top ‘value for money’ smartphone list not just because of its 108-megapixel camera and the price tag of ₹18,999, but also for its other specifications. The handset has a 108-megapixel Samsung HM2 sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 6P lens. This comes in addition to a 5-megapixel Macro sensor, 8-megapixel Ultra Wide sensor and a 2-megapixel Depth sensor. Some other key specs of the device are 16-megapixel front camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB inbuilt storage, 6.67-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen and a 5020mAh battery.
Motorola is not far behind in the game of 108-megapixel smartphones. Priced at ₹64,999, the device has a 108-megapixel f/1.8 aperture camera with 1.33-inch sensor size, OIS along with a ToF sensor and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor. Other than this, you get a 25-megapixel front camera, 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, 256GB storage, 12GB RAM and a 5,000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Mi 10i
In case you have a budget for a bit more, Mi 10i is not a bad option as well. It has the same 108-megapixel Samsung HM2 sensor with better f/1.75 aperture, same 8-megapixel Ultra wide sensor, 2-megapixel Depth and 2-megapixel Macro cameras.There’s also a 16-megapixel front camera, slightly better Snapdragon 750G SoC, 6.67-inch screen but with 120Hz refresh rate and a 4820mAh battery with better dual split charging tech. The device costs ₹20,999 for the base model.
While there are more affordable handsets coming with this tech in future, we are also looking forward to Realme’s 8 Pro, which is set to launch in India later this month. The company has also been teasing the device’s 108-megapixel primary rear camera since past few days. It will be worth seeing the specs this device carries and the price tag it comes with.