1. ReprobusR's Avatar
    I'm looking for an Android Camera phone, one with 21 megapixel or higher rear camera with HDR & RAW support; I don't plan on making a purchase immediately only what is available ?
    05-16-2018 03:31 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Before I give suggestions, I have to warn you that megapixels rarely ever tell the story on the Android side. Sony likes to load their XZ Premiums and XZ phones in general with high megapixels but the actual camera output is average or not great. It's all about software processing.

    I would suggest the Google Pixel 2 series. It doesn't have RAW support but there are apps for that. I do believe that the Samsung Galaxy S9+ has it in their camera mode.

    However a phone that will more than likely meet this need for you is the Huawei P20 Pro. That has 41 megapixel shooters (multiple cameras on the back of it) that can also shoot RAW, if I'm not mistaken.
    05-16-2018 05:46 PM
  3. ReprobusR's Avatar
    The Hwawei P20 looks good but no Gorilla Glass. The camera on the Galaxy S9+ is weak. I wish the Hwawei had Gorilla Glass and wrap screen then it would be perfect.

    If I were to buy today, I'd probably buy the Hwawei but it lacks two things I'd like it to have.
    05-16-2018 07:53 PM
  4. gmfeld's Avatar
    The best pics I see are from my friends with the Pixel 2. I bought the LG V30 for other reasons and am disappointed with the camera.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-17-2018 12:54 PM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I would suggest the Google Pixel 2 series
    This was going to be my suggestion too.
    libra89 and aximtreo like this.
    05-18-2018 09:18 AM
  6. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    There are three different options for you, in my opinion. The Pixel 2 easily has the best single shooter around, and does some incredible things on the software side. It doesn't have RAW support, however, but I'm sure you can remedy that. The LG V30 can't compete with the Pixel 2 in straight picture quality, but it has every camera feature imaginable, is a fantastic video performer, and the wide angle camera is a boon. Then there's the Huawei P20 Pro, which has an insane tri-camera set up that can easily produce some fantastic shots. Based on what you've told me, the P20 Pro might be the way to go. I think you can ween a better photo out of the V30 and P20 Pro using their manual controls and with RAW support, but for a casual shooter absolutely nothing beats the Pixel 2.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-18-2018 12:53 PM
  7. covfefe's Avatar
    Nice try NSA.
    05-29-2018 10:11 AM
  8. Mike Semblance's Avatar
    I never bought the Lumia 950XL for its camera. and it still works fine. I think I can hold off until the foldable device (with SIM or eSIM) and cshell comes out Christmas 2018. Theres no reason to use a third party phone yet, as my whole business and home is Microsoft.
    05-29-2018 10:46 AM
  9. Mike Semblance's Avatar
    BTW, I work for the state police (not a cop) and they have unlockers for iPhone and android, but no unlocker for Windows Phone, lol
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    05-29-2018 10:47 AM
  10. danved's Avatar
    There are no "apps" for RAW support. RAW is the holy grail for serious photographers who will turn a picture into art using Photoshop Lightroom and such programs. Don't get confused over its importance nor take the request for RAW lightly.
    neo158 likes this.
    05-29-2018 08:47 PM
  11. Sin Ogaris's Avatar
    I'm looking for an Android Camera phone, one with 21 megapixel or higher rear camera with HDR & RAW support; I don't plan on making a purchase immediately only what is available ?
    My Pixel 2 XL definitely takes nicer pictures than my old 950 XL, the 950 was good, but the Pixel 2 just plain looks better.

    Could be worth also looking at the Nokia 8 Sirocco, I haven't used it personally, but I imagine it's packing a decent shooter.
    Dave Pari1 and MOBBAK like this.
    05-30-2018 01:56 AM
  12. MOBBAK's Avatar
    I'm looking for an Android Camera phone, one with 21 megapixel or higher rear camera with HDR & RAW support; I don't plan on making a purchase immediately only what is available ?
    Huawei P20 Pro is the best for now, but there is one issue. You can't use optical image stabilization while you are recording a video in 4K
    05-31-2018 06:27 AM
  13. Sin Ogaris's Avatar
    Huawei P20 Pro is the best for now, but there is one issue. You can't use optical image stabilization while you are recording a video in 4K
    I don't understand why. Isn't OIS a hardware thing and thus is independent of any software settings? Unless it's a dual camera and only one has OIS and it's the other that is used for video.
    05-31-2018 06:32 AM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    I don't understand why. Isn't OIS a hardware thing and thus is independent of any software settings? Unless it's a dual camera and only one has OIS and it's the other that is used for video.
    Yeah that might be the case for it since it is a dual camera.
    05-31-2018 08:06 AM
  15. jwinch2's Avatar
    Do you really believe that phone is coming from MS? Seems like a unicorn phone at best.
    06-02-2018 07:36 AM
  16. nlm's Avatar
    P20 pro. TBH the cameras on the top phones are pretty comparable in regular situations. But the P20P Pro is head and shoulders above the others for night shots and zoom. And it outputs in RAW. While Samsung and Pixel produce decent photos they don't have a differentiation like Huawei.
    09-14-2018 07:16 AM
  17. murtazaashraf25's Avatar
    Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i has a great camera a
    09-17-2018 04:24 AM

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