From single camera to penta-sensor, from 8 megapixels to 108 megapixels, camera phones keep involving to capture better images. While 48MP and 64MP are still the mainstream in the phone market, we’ve seen some of the best options with a 108MP camera that you can consider.
Mi Mix Alpha 5G – the first 108MP camera phone
Display: 7.92-inch flexible OLED screen
Chipset: Snapdragon 855 plus
Battery: 4,050 mAh, 40W fast charging support
Front camera: no
Rear camera: 108MP + 20MP + 12MP
Price: RMB 19,999 / $2,800 (not available)
Xiaomi is the world’s first to adopt a 108MP camera in the smartphone. The Mi Mix Alpha, announced in September 2019, is a concept phone mainly with two highlights: a 108MP camera, and an innovative screen called Surround Display with a staggering 180.6% screen-to-body ratio.
Mi Mix Alpha comes with a 7.92-inch flexible display, 4050mAh battery supporting 40W fast charging, 5G connectivity, an in-display fingerprint sensor, 12GB RAM and up to 512GB storage. As for its camera setup, the phone has no front camera, but with triple cameras on the back panel, including a primary 108MP Samsung HMX sensor (world’s first 108MP sensor debuted by Samsung in August 2019), a 20MP wide-angle camera and a 12MP telephoto camera. You can use the rear camera to take selfies easily.
However, this futuristic phone is not available to buy now. Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun had replied on Weibo that Mi MIX Alpha failed to enter the mass production phase on August 9, 2020.
Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro (Mi Note 10 Pro)
Display: 6.47-inch AMOLED screen
Chipset: Snapdragon 730G
Battery: 5,260 mAh, 30W fast charging support
Front camera: 32MP
Rear camera: Penta-camera 108MP + 20MP + 12MP + 5MP + 2MP
The Xiaomi CC9 Pro, known as Mi Note 10 Pro in the oversea market, is the world’s first mass-produced smartphone with a 108MP primary camera, as the Mi MIX Alpha was only showcased as a concept.
It’s also the first camera phone with five-camera: a 108MP primary camera with an f/1.69 aperture; a second 20MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a third 12MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture; a fourth 5MP camera and 2MP camera with an f/2.4 aperture. And the penta-camera phone has a 32MP camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture.
Apart from the camera, it features a 6.47-inch display, massive 5,260mAh battery, 30W fast charging support, and Snapdragon 730G chipset.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Display: 6.9-inch AMOLED screen
Chipset: Exynos 990 chipset
Battery: 5,000 mAh, fast charging support
Front camera: 40MP
Rear camera: Quad-camera 108MP + 12MP + 48MP + DepthVision Camera
Among Samsung’s latest Galaxy S20 series, the Galaxy S20 Ultra stands out with its 108MP quad-camera and 40MP selfie camera setup. Except for the main 108MP wide-angle sensor, it has a 12MP ultra wide camera, a 48MP telephoto camera, and a DepthVision camera. Its 48MP telephoto camera uses Samsung’s first periscope lens, to deliver 10x hybrid optic Zoom and up to 100x digital zoom. It also supports high-resolution 8K video shooting.
The S20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch display with superb 120Hz refresh rate, powerful 5000mAh battery, 108MP quad-camera setup and 5G connectivity. As Samsung’s premium model, the phone is a little expensive. The 256GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G sells at the price of around $1400, which is more expensive than the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Display: 6.67-inch AMOLED screen
Chipset: Snapdragon 865 5G
Battery: 4,500mAh, 50W fast charging support
Front camera: 20MP
Rear camera: Quad-camera 108MP + 8MP + 12MP + 20MP
Xiaomi’s latest flagship Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 are the first Xiaomi phones to be powered by Snapdragon 865, and they are also among the first batch of 108MP camera phones. The Mi 10 Pro sports a 6.67-inch 90Hz AMOLED panel, dual-mode 5G, and supports 50W wired as well as 30W wireless charging.
For its camera setup, in addition to the main sensor of 108MP, same as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has a 20MP ultra wide angle shooter, a 10x Hybrid Zoom camera and a 12MP 2x zoom camera that helps enhance portraits. The phone also supports 8K shooting as the S20 Ultra.
The non-pro version Xiaomi Mi 10 replaces the two zoom cameras with a basic 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro camera.
Display: 6.7-inch AMOLED screen
Chipset: Snapdragon 865
Front camera: 25MP
Rear camera: Triple-camera 108MP + 16MP + 8MP
The Motorola Edge Plus is considered as Motorola’s first genuine flagship in years to compete with other leading flagship phones from Xiaomi, Samsung, etc. Motorola Edge+ has boasted its top specs and features, which include 108MP primary rear camera and 6K video shooting. Paired with the 108MP sensor is an 8MP 3x zoom Telephoto lens, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a ToF sensor for depth mapping.
The Edge Plus, powered by Snapdragon 865, has a curved AMOLED display that refreshes at 90Hz, and is powered by a 5000mAh battery with wireless, reverse, and fast charging support.