Smartphones these days are no less than point-and-shoot cameras and can even challenge some entry level DSLR cameras. Lately, smartphone manufacturers have managed to squeeze in 'Dual-Lens' camera setup on handsets, which is gradually becoming a standard feature on mid and flagship smartphones.
If you have a knack for photography and are looking for a smartphone that can also serve as a great camera device, then you are at right place.
Here we have compiled a list of best dual-lens camera smartphones in the market that will take your photography to next level. Pick any of them and start shooting.
The recently launched Apple iPhone 7 Plus packs in one of the most advanced dual-lens camera setup on a smartphone. The smartphone has a dual 12MP camera (wide-angle F/1.8 + telephoto F/2.8), which displays live bokeh effects. The camera is equipped with optical image stabilization, has quad-LED flash, comes with phase detection auto focus, wide color capture, and face-body detection.
The 12MP main lens lets in 1.3x more light as compared to the telephoto lens to offer amazing low-light photography results. The 12MP telephoto lens is a 56mm f/2.8 lens, which is fitted to give some amazing portrait images.
The dual camera setup on iPhone 7 Plus offers 2X optical zoom, which is the first of its kind on a smartphone. Besides, you also get a 10X digital zoom. iPhone 7 Plus camera also shoots in RAW format.
Next in the list is Huawei P9, which is a real innovation in the world of smartphone camera photography. The handset has dual 12 MP camera setup with Leica sensors on board, which makes it the best smartphone camera for low-light photography.
Among the two lenses on Huawei P9, one is fairly standard and captures color photographs, while the other lens is to capture monochrome (black & white) information. This monochrome sensor captures up to 3x more light to deliver amazing low-light shots. The camera shoots in RAW format, has phase detection autofocus and is accompanied with a dual-LED (dual tone) flash. A number of shooting modes including Photo, Monochrome, HDR, Panorama, Beauty, and Light Painting are provided on board.
LG G5 is another milestone in the world of smartphone cameras. The smartphone's dual-lens camera setup features a 16MP main camera, with 78-degree angle view with F1.8 aperture. The second lens is the first of its kind 135-degree super wide angle camera with 8MP resolution and F2.4 aperture. This makes LG G5 the best smartphone in the market for landscape and street photography.
The camera hardware is also equipped with laser autofocus and a color spectrum sensor, which was first seen in LG G4.
The recently launched Honor 8 is also an impressive camera smartphone that packs in an innovative bionic 12MP dual-lens system. One lens enables the system to capture rich color, and the other monochrome lens give the images more light and increased sharpness. They work in tandem to capture crisper, more detailed photos.
The dual-lens camera setup makes sure that you get high-quality photos while shooting macro images or capturing images in black light, low-light, and complex conditions. The camera setup is also equipped with hybrid auto-focus technology that enables laser focus for short range imagery and precise depth focus for long range shots, each working together to help you take better pictures in complex lighting conditions.
The smartphone offers stunning DSLR Bokeh effects, an effective manual mode and built-in Light painting modes for Long Exposure shots.
If you are looking for an affordable dual-lens camera smartphone then look no further than the LG X Cam. The smartphone features a dual rear camera setup, a 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel rear camera, with the second sensor coupled with a wide-angle lens offering a 120-degree wide-angle view. The 13MP sensor offers a standard 75-degree angle view.
LG X Cam dual-lens camera setup captures 53% more area than the traditional cameras on the smartphones. The X cam offers Pop-out Picture feature which combines the two images taken with the standard and wide angle lenses to create a picture-in-a-frame effect.
Just like LG G5, switching between the two lenses is made easy with a software button in the camera interface. For selfie addicts, LG has included an 8MP front facing snapper.