10 Best camera smartphones in India (Jan 2023)

FYI: This post was last updated on October 8, 2022.


Here is the list of best camera smartphones in India. The smartphones listed in this post are high-end flagship smartphones from popular brands like Apple, Google, Samsung, and more. If you are looking for budget camera smartphones I also linked to the best article featuring the best camera smartphones under 20000 rupees in India. Feel free to use the Table of contents below to navigate between different smartphones.

Best camera smartphones

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

image showing iPhone 14 Pro max comparing with iPhone 14
image showing iPhone 14 Pro max compared with iPhone 14

Along with the new Apple iPhone 14 Pro, Apple also introduced its new Apple iPhone 14 Pro max with a new design and camera. If you are looking for a maxed-out version of the iPhone 14 series, iPhone 14 is the best option for you.

  • Dimensions: 160.7×77.6×7.85mm
  • Weight: 240g
  • Display: 6.7-inch (2796×1290 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display, 800 nits brightness, up to 1200 nits brightness, HDR, True Tone, Ceramic Shield protection
  • Processor: Six-Core A16 (2 performance and 4 efficiency cores) Bionic 4nm chip with 64-bit architecture, 5‑core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine
  • Ram and Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB storage options
  • OS: iOS 16
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • Rear camera: 48MP wide-angle (f/1.78) camera, 7P lens, second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization for video, 2x Telephoto, 100% Focus Pixels, Photonic Engine, True Tone flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision at 4K 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, Cinematic mode up to 4K HDR at 30 fps, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.2) secondary camera, 6P lens, 12MP 3x Telephoto (ƒ/2.8) camera, optical image stabilization, 6P lens,  3x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 6x optical zoom range; digital zoom up to 15x
  • Front camera: 12MP TrueDepth (ƒ/1.9) front camera, Autofocus with Focus Pixels,
  • Retina Flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120fps
  • TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
  • Network Support: 5G (sub‑6 GHz) with 4×4 MIMO, Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.3, Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with 15W MagSafe wireless charging, fast charging, up to 23 hours (iPhone 14 Pro) / 29 hours (iPhone 14 Pro Max) of video playback
Buying Options

iPhone 14 Pro max Pricing in India.

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max 128GB– Rs. 1,39,900
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max 256GB– Rs. 1,49,900
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max 512GB – Rs. 1,69,900
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max 1TB – Rs. 1,89,900
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Rs. 132,999
Rs. 139,900
in stock
as of February 2, 2023 2:30 am
Amazon.in

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

image showing Apple iPhone 14 Pro
image showing Apple iPhone 14 Pro

Apple announced its new Apple iPhone 14 series in India. Now we are talking bout the new iPhone 14 Pro which gets major changes compared to the standard iPhone 14. The new iPhone 14 Pro now comes with a new Dynamic island in which in apple’s way it converted the new pill-shaped cutout into a notification feature. You can view the video below.

Along with the design changes, apple also upgraded the camera on the new iPhone 14. It now features a new 48MP Main camera with a quad-pixel sensor that combines every four pixels into one large quad-pixel equivalent to 2.44 µm at 12MP and has second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization. The quad-pixel sensor also enables a 2x Telephoto option that uses the middle 12 megapixels of the sensor for full-resolution photos and 4K videos with no digital zoom. It also supports ProRAW at 48MP.

It also upgraded the front camera, The new front camera now comes with 12MP Ultra Wide camera with 1.4 µm pixels and improved macro photography capabilities. The improved Telephoto camera offers 3x optical zoom. The new front TrueDepth camera with an ƒ/1.9 aperture enables better low-light performance for photos and video. 

It also features a new A16 Bionic chip that has a 6-core CPU with two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. Overall Apple iPhone 14 Pro series gets some major improvements overall iPhone 13. Here is the pricing of the new iPhone 14 Pro

  • iPhone 14 Pro 128GB– Rs. 1,29,900
  • iPhone 14 Pro 256GB– Rs. 1,39,900
  • iPhone 14 Pro 512GB – Rs. 1,59,900
  • iPhone 14 Pro 1TB – Rs. 1,79,900
  • Dimensions: 147.5×71.5×7.85mm
  • Weight: 206g
  • Display: 6.1-inch (2556×1179 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display, 1000 nits brightness, up to 2000 nits brightness, HDR, True Tone, Dynamic Island, Always-On display, ProMotion technology with adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz, Ceramic Shield protection
  • Processor: Six-Core A16 (2 performance and 4 efficiency cores) Bionic 4nm chip with 64-bit architecture, 5‑core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine
  • Ram and Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB storage options
  • OS: iOS 16
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • Rear camera: 48MP wide-angle (f/1.78) camera, 7P lens, second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization for video, 2x Telephoto, 100% Focus Pixels, Photonic Engine, True Tone flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision at 4K 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, Cinematic mode up to 4K HDR at 30 fps, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.2) secondary camera, 6P lens, 12MP 3x Telephoto (ƒ/2.8) camera, optical image stabilization, 6P lens,  3x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 6x optical zoom range; digital zoom up to 15x
  • Front camera: 12MP TrueDepth (ƒ/1.9) front camera, Autofocus with Focus Pixels,
  • Retina Flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120fps
  • TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
  • Network Support: 5G (sub‑6 GHz) with 4×4 MIMO, Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.3, Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with 15W MagSafe wireless charging, fast charging, up to 23 hours (iPhone 14 Pro) / 29 hours (iPhone 14 Pro Max) of video playback
Buying Options
Rs. 122,999
Rs. 129,900
in stock
as of February 2, 2023 2:30 am
Amazon.in

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Google announced its new Google Pixel 7 series in India. Unlike previous iterations, Google Pixel 7 series are officially available in India through Flipkart. Google announced two versions of Pixel 7 series smartphones in India, The one we are talking about now is the Google Pixel 7 Pro, The higher-end variant.

Talking about the smartphone it comes with a 6.7 inch Quad HD display with a 120HZ refresh rate, powered by its own Googles tensor G2 processor coupled with 12 GB of ram and 128 GB of storage, and comes with Android 13 out of the box which gives premium stock android experience.

Talking about the cameras, It comes with a 50 MP main rear camera, comes with 12 Mp wide-angle camera, a 48MP telephoto camera, and a 10 Mp front camera. The camera on this smartphone is flagship level. The Google Pixel series is known for its best cameras.

Finally talking about the battery life, It comes with a 5000mAh battery with 30W wired fast charging, and wireless charging.

  • Dimensions: 162.9 x 76.55 x 8.9mm; Weight: 212g
  • Display: 6.7-inch (3120 x 1440 pixels) curved 10-120Hz LTPO AMOLED display with up to 1500 nits peak brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • Processor: Google Tensor G2 processor with Google Titan M2 security chip
  • Ram and Storage: 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • OS: Android 13
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • Rear camera: 50MP rear camera with 1/1.3″ sensor, f/1.85 aperture, OIS, 12MP 125° Ultra-wide autofocus camera with f/2.2 aperture, 48MP telephoto camera with f/3.5 aperture, OIS, 4.8x optical zoom, high resolution 30x zoom, 10-bit HDR recording, Cinematic Blur, Macro focus, 4K 60 fps video recording
  • Front camera: 10.8MP 93° front camera with f/2.2 aperture, face unlock
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Dust and Water-resistant (IP68)
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers
  • Network Support: 5G SA/NA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax  (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, ultra-wideband (UWB), GPS, USB Type C 3.1 (1st Gen), NFC
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with 30W wired fast charging, wireless charging
  • Really Good Quality display
  • Good performance
  • Great cameras
  • Best Android experience
  • Faster Software updates
  • Little Pricer in India
Buying Options
Rs. 84,999
in stock
Flipkart

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

image showing Samsung galaxy Ultra smartphone
  • Dimensions: 163×77.9×8.9mm
  • Weight:229g
  • Display: 6.8-inch (3088 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD+ Infinity-O-Edge Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1-120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode, up to 1750 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm Mobile Platform / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 2200 processor
  • Ram and Storage: 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, 12GB RAM with 256GB/512GB/1TB storage
  • OS: Android 12 with One UI 4.1
  • Rear camera: 108MP rear camera with LED Flash, OIS, f/1.8 aperture, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 10MP Telephoto lens for 3x zoom, f/2.4 aperture, OIS, 10MP Periscope lens for 10x zoom, f/4.9 aperture, 100x Space Zoom, Laser autofocus, 4K 60 fps, 8K 30fps
  • Front camera: 40MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Dust and Water resistant (IP68)
  • Network Support: 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, UWB, GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with 45W fast charging, 15W Qi wireless charging
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out of stock
as of February 2, 2023 3:28 am
Amazon.in

Google Pixel 7

Google announced its new Google Pixel 7 smartphone in India. Unlike the previous generation, Google Pixel 7 series are now officially available in India from Flipkart.

Google announced two new versions of the Google Pixel series, The one we are talking about now is Google pixel 7 which comes with a 6.32-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 90hz refresh rate, Powered by Google’s own Tensor processor that is equipped with 8GB ram and 128 GB of storage. It runs on Android 13 out of the box which brings a pure stock android experience to the table.

Talking about the cameras, It comes with a 50 MP rear camera and a 12 MP ultra-wide angle. It comes with a 10.8 MP front camera. The cameras on Google Pixel smartphones are one of the best.

Finally talking about the battery it comes with a 4355mAh battery with 30W wired fast charging wireless charging. Overall if you are looking to buy the best Pixel smartphone, Google Pixel 7 is also the best option to consider.

  • Dimensions: 155.64 x 73.16 x 8.7mm; Weight: 195.5g
  • Display: 6.32-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) FHD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, up to 1400 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • Processor: Google Tensor G2 processor with Titan M2 security chip
  • Ram and Storage: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • OS: Android 13
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • Rear camera: 50MP rear camera with 1/1.3″ sensor, f/1.85 aperture, OIS, LDAF, 12MP 106° Ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 10-bit HDR recording, Cinematic Blur, high resolution 8x zoom, 4K 60 fps video recording
  • Front camera: 10.8MP 97° front camera with f/2.2 aperture, face unlock
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers
  • Dust and Water-resistant (IP68)
  • Network Support: 5G SA/NA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax  (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS, USB Type C 3.1 (1st Gen), NFC
  • Battery: 4355mAh battery with 30W wired fast charging wireless charging
Buying Options
Rs. 59,999
in stock
Flipkart

Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 plus

Review

  • Great performance
  • Big, bright, and smooth display
  • High-quality camera system
  • Excellent support policy
  • Good build quality
  • Poor battery life

If you are looking for an alternative to the Apple iPhone your obvious choice is the Samsung. The Samsung S22 series is Samsung’s flagship smartphone for 2022, there is another higher-end variant called Samsung Galaxy S22 ultra which is priced above 1 lakh rupees, and let’s reserve it for another day.

Coming to S22 plus it’s an all-rounder from Samsung. It has one of the best displays present on smartphones, they are now equipped with Qualcomm processors instead of Exynos, offering really good camera performance and this is also the same case with regular S22 but it comes in a smaller package.

The problem with both smartphones is the battery life. You can easily notice battery life dropping in percentage in Just a Matter of time. If you are a heavy user you cannot get the full day.

Another thing I don’t like about Samsung is the One UI, the UI is still cluttered. I know there are fans of Samsung OneUI, but personally, I think the OneUI still needs to get better.

Specifications

  • S22 of Dimensions: 146×70.6×7.6mm; Weight: 168g
  • S22+ of Dimensions: 157.4×75.8×7.6mm; Weight: 196g
  • Display of S22 — 6.1-inch FHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display,  48-120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode, up to 1300 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection
  • Display of S22+ — 6.6-inch FHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED Display, 48-120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode, up to 1750 nits  brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm Mobile Platform / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 2200 processor
  • Ram and Storage: 8GB RAM with 128GB/256GB storage
  • OS: Android 12 with One UI 4.1
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Rear camera: 50MP rear camera with LED Flash,  1/1.57″ 1um ISOCELL GN5 sensor, f/1/8 aperture, OIS, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 10MP Telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, 3x optical zoom, OIS, 4K 60 fps, 8K 30fps
  • Front camera: 10MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Dust and Water-resistant (IP68)
  • 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 (Wi-Fi 6E in S22+) 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, UWB (S22+ only), GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
  • 3700mAh (S22) / 4500mAh (S22+) battery with support for 25W (S22) / 45W (S22+) fast charging, 15W Qi wireless charging, Wireless PowerShare
Buying Options

Google Pixel 6a 

Google pixel 6a is the lower-end version of Google Pixel 6 that was officially announced during Google i/o and confirmed to launch in India soon. Google pixel 4a was the last phone Google sold in India and it’s still available if you want to get one. Check out why you should and shouldn’t buy down below.

Talking about the Google Pixel 6a comes with the same pixel 6’s design with a huge camera bump on the rear. It also comes with the same tensor chip that was available on the newer Pixel series. The camera this time is not the same as the pro series Google has downgraded the number. We should see how it performs in the real world.

Google says the smartphone will be available in India later this year. We should know full details about pricing and availability soon.

  • Dimensions: 152.2x 71.8x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 178g
  • Display: 6.1-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED HDR display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: Google Tensor processor (2x 2.80GHz Cortex-X1 + 2 x 2.25GHz Cortex-A76 + 4 x 1.80GHz Cortex-A55) with 848MHz Mali-G78 MP20 GPU, Titan M2 security chip
  • Ram and Storage: 6GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • OS: Android 12
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • Rear camera: 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, IMX363 sensor, LED flash, OIS, 12MP 107° Ultra-wide camera with IMX386 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF
  • Front camera: 8MP front camera with 84° ultra-wide lens, IMX355 sensor, f/2.0 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Water and dust resistant (IP67)
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, 2 microphones
  • Network Support: 5G SA/NA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS, USB Type C 3.1 (1st Gen), NFC
  • Battery: 4,306 battery with 18W wired fast charging
Buying Options
Rs. 32,999
Rs. 43,999
in stock
Flipkart

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