Dual camera smartphones are not actually new, but we are always reminded of its awesomeness when we see smartphones with really impressive dual Lens.
You should know that this cameras is not awesome because of its multiple lens, it is usually accompanied by some factors that works in harmony to give nice image when shooting. Some of these factors are high resolution or more pixel in each lenses, portrait mode and more.
The single camera was okay while it lasted; users needed something that could go the extra mile while shooting and this is what the dual camera was made for. Dual lens was a hassle for smartphone manufacturers as it took over 10 years to achieve, for an invention to take that long it has to be worthwhile.
While dual camera smartphones have stayed in the market for a long time, manufacturers are not relenting or stop at that as the triple camera was recently incorporated into smartphones. Even though humans have the tendency to follow the trend I doubt if the dual lens will go out of market anytime soon.
Smartphone brands like Samsung, Apple and Huawei are always among the first brand to take advantage of new ideas, this is not different in the case of the two or dual cameras. Other phone brand like Oneplus, HTC, honor also bought the dual lens idea as the have also added it to their latest phones.
Considering the fact that people had always used professional camera for shooting, the multiple lens camera is a welcomed development as users can get professional shoot with just one click from their phones.
OEMs have now built the smartphones software with interface that can accommodate another camera. The good thing about these improvements is that the phoned do not appear thick like drums but the design are even slimmer and attractive.
Let’s take a look at some phones with dual lenses
Cool Dual Camera Smartphones
iPhone X is one of the flagship phones from Apple and seems to be making it big than the other newly manufactured iPhone the likes of iPhone XS and XS Max.
The smartphone is the base in which the other new Apple smartphone stands, not only did it clear the path, it also has a better performance both in terms of battery life and camera.
Dual camera sits vertically at the rear of the smartphone, this setup is very similar to that of its predecessor iPhone 8 plus. Like the iPhone 8, X features a 12MP wide angle lens with a f/1.8 aperture and a 12Mp telephoto lens with wide f/2.4 aperture that is perfect for low light conditions and for optical zoom.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Huawei Mate 10 Pro is an iteration of Mate 9, the cameras are leica certified and vertically placed. The smartphone sports a 12 + 20MP rear camera, the 12MP lens is a RGB lens while the 20MP is a monochrome lens with both having an f/1.6 aperture.
And also, the RBG lens comes with OIS which aids in stabilizing your photo and making it look clearer.
Huawei Honor 10
Huawei Honor 10 is another phone to look out for; the flagship smartphone has a fantastic dual camera that is set to give you a very nice shot.
The smartphone comes with the Al technology that allows you take photo that looks professional and this is possible because of its ability to optimize the image setting after ascertaining the object the scene been shot.
Packed with a 16MP RGB rear camera that is supported by a LED flash and a PDAF 24MP monochrome selfie camera and a f/1.8 aperture, the phone is definitely gaming.
Presently, Honor 10 can detect 22 different type of object and over 500 type of scene.
It also comes with camera applications that offers 3D portrait lighting mode that is very similar to that found in iPhone X.
By the way, the Huawei phone is powered by a kirin 980 processor along with a 6GB RAM that support a baggage- free performance. This makes shooting hassle free and enjoyable, so if you love shooting and don’t know the phone to buy, try honor 10.
With the warp charge invention, Oneplus is surely going places and bringing more stew to the table. Oneplus has incorporated the dual camera in one of its mobile phones the Oneplus 6.
The flagship phone features a 16MP rear camera that is supported by a dual LED that is perfect for shooting even in low light conditions. The camera has an f/1.7 aperture Sony IMX519 sensor, OIS and EIS.
A 20MP Sony IMX376K sensor at the front shoots breath taking selfie, the secondary camera has a f/1.7 aperture, 480 fps slo-mo at 720p, 240 fps at 1080p and 4k at 60 fps.
As a matter of fact, the OIS and EIS at the rear camera prevent shaking and give a still and clear image. Furthermore, the Oneplus 6 sensor is 19% bigger than the predecessor Oneplus 5T, the larger sensor pulls more light and is perfect in low light condition.
HTC U12+ packs a 12MP rear camera with a f/1.75 aperture and a 16MP secondary camera with f/2.6 aperture. The rear camera has an ultra speed autofocus 2 which consists of phase detection and laser autofocus that supports optical zoom 1.85× to 2× and digital zoom up to 10×.
It also features IOS, brokeh mode, AR sticker and records 4k video at 60fps, supporting sonic zoom, auto boast and 3D audio recording with 4 microphone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The Note 9 camera is quite similar with the pastes S9 and S9+, the smartphone comes with a 12MP dual rear camera with f/1.5-f/2.4 aperture that supports 2× optical zoom. With the aid of variable aperture, the camera can adjust settings depending on the light of the environment.
Besides the cameras features wide angle lens and with switchable aperture and a telephoto lens for Zooming in closer on the subject of creating portrait blur effect.
Huawei Honor 9
Huawei Honor 9 camera is similar to that of Huawei P10, having a 12MP main sensor and a monochromatic 20MP secondary sensor with both having a f/2.2 aperture respectively.
The 20MP sensor is white and black and gives a more detailed image; this camera is also similar to that of honor 9 lite. The honor 9 camera is able to capture clear and bright image than its predecessors.
Honor 8 Pro
Huawei Honor phone series is really stepping up its game with the new dual camera on the Honor 8 Pro smartphone, the setup is quite similar to that of Huawei p10 and Honor 9 but with a stronger spec. The phone features a dual 12MP rear lens with both having a f/2.2 aperture respectively.
Also to supporting shooting on the smartphone are a laser autofocus, LED flash and 4k video recording.
In addition, the dual sensor consists of a monochrome sensor and a RGB sensor, while the RGB is in charge of color information; the monochrome sensor highlights and extracts the details from the shadow.
Honor 8 pro comes with a better processors has allows lag- free shooting and the HDR mode and focusing is also better.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Anytime you hear a “Plus” added to any brand series, know that there are additions made to the particular phone. For instance the Galaxy S9 Plus experienced a significant modifications to the Galaxy S9, the Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a dual rear camera which is against the single rear lens on the Galaxy S9 smartphone.
Shooting experience is worthwhile with this new addition plus focusing is also better for a clear and brighter image.
Galaxy S9 plus sports a 12MP main shooting that is supported by a 12MP telephoto lens for optical zooming that still produce a good quality image.
It also comes with a slow- motion video at 1080p at 240fps and can also shoot 720p videos at 960fps. The camera comes with love focus with blur effect and also offers live translation of signs and text.
IPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhones are popular for their awesome snapping abilities, just like the iPhone 7 Plus, the 8 Plus comes with these shooting abilities. Coming in with a 12MP dual camera setup at the rear, the smartphone has an f/1.8 and f/2.8 aperture respectively.
The lens with a f/2.8 aperture is a telephoto sensor, the other lens comes with IOS that makes the photo stable. The iPhone 8 Plus camera is better than that of iPhone 7 Plus as it sports a Sony camera which contributes to better white balance.
The smartphone also perform better in low light condition when compared to the iPhone 7 plus. This is not to disregard the fact that iPhone 7 Plus is an amazing device as it still has one of the best cameras among its counterpart Apple smartphones.
IPhone 7 plus
IPhone 7 Plus is still one of the best Apple iPhone and this is not just only in battery life but also in the camera quality. It is interesting to know that the smartphone also bags a dual rear camera, having a 28nm wide angle 12Mp sensor and a 56nm telephoto lens.
One camera has a f/1.8 aperture while the other has a f/2.8 aperture.
It’s not surprising that the iPhone 7 Plus also comes with camera features like OIS, ISP and quad LED true tone flash. The dual lens allows 2x zoom with no loss in image quality, also perfect for focus and blurring background (brokeh effect).
In addition, the two cameras also work at the same time making it easy to switch to higher optical zoom.
LG G7 thinQ
Featuring a dual camera, LG G7 thinQ is offering users a thrilling experience when shooting. The smartphone has a dual 16MP real camera that is vertically placed and a wide angled front camera that helps in capturing wide shot.
It also features an Al cam that can shoot 19 modes and enhances captured images.
The Al technology has an algorithm sets the camera automatically when capturing shots in low light. The phone feature brokeh mod and blur background that focuses on the subject. The brokeh effect is achieved with the aid of super wide angle Lens of the rear camera.
LG G7 thinQ cameras have an f/1.9 and a 107 degree of view.
You can also get 2D and 3D overlays by using the smartphone face recognition. The device also comes with live photo that can record scene one second before and after the camera shutter is pressed.
Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi recently launched the dual camera on its flagship Xiaomi Mi 6, the phone may not have an awesome appearance but the dual camera is awesome. The phone features a 12MP wide angle lens and a 12MP telephoto lens with optical zoom.
Taking beautiful shot with blurring background is made possible by the depth of field.
Furthermore, the camera setup sports a 10x digital zoom with ISP algorithm, and also comes with a 4 IOS axis algorithm that takes steady shot by detecting acceleration, vibration and gyroscope.
Moto z2 force
Motorola joins the trend of dual camera phones; the device comes with 12MP dual rear camera. One of the 12MP is a color sensor while the other is a black and white sensor, it also snaps greats pictures in bright condition. The camera lacks IOS and can experience hassle in low light condition.
With a lot of smartphones been manufactured with a dual camera, Nokia has decided to join the league. Nokia 8 features two Zeiss optic 13MP camera at the back, the main lens is a color camera with OIS while the secondary is a monochrome lens.
The front selfie camera can snap wide angle shot and also comes with the new brothie which might still start trending. Moreover, the brothie allows you shoot videos using both cameras at the same time