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Top 10 Best Smartphones For Photography 2013

Top 10 Best Smartphones For Photography 2013 - If you're looking for better quality photos on your camera phone, have a look at our top 10 best camera phones.

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Category : Camera Phones
Product : Lumia 1020
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Cameras in smartphones have come a long way over the last few years, with a number of features that have greatly improved the quality of images produced by smartphones, including optical image stabilisation (OIS), larger sensors, real xenon flash, bright f/2.0 lenses, and even optical zoom, making them even better for photography.

Here we highlight some of the best camera phones we've reviewed and what makes them unique.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Black (14)

=1 - Nokia Lumia 1020 

41 megapixel BSI sensor, OIS, f/2.2 lens, Xenon flash, Video zoom, 3x photo zoom, 4.5inch screen

"The Nokia Lumia 1020, not only provides the highest resolution digital camera, this side of a medium format Digital SLR, for significantly less money, but also includes a number of unique features such as a Xenon flash (rare in a smartphone), optical image stabilisation, as well as providing 3x zoom in stills photo mode."

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Samsung Galaxy S4

=1 - Samsung Galaxy S4 

13 megapixel sensor, f/2.2 lens, 5inch screen

"For those looking at the photographic abilities of the Samsung Galaxy S4, there is clearly an increase in the image quality from the S3. You can now also shoot at a higher fps rate and the screen is now full 1080p HD and 5.0 inches in size."

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (4)

2 - Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

16 megapixel BSI sensor, 10x optical zoom lens, OIS, Xenon flash, 4.3inch screen

"With a real Xenon flash, and optical zoom, for most people who want better photos from their smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom will deliver impressive results. Most likely better than any smartphone with just an LED flash."

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HTC One (1)

3 - HTC One 

4 megapixel sensor, OIS, f/2.0 lens, 4.7inch screen

"Up against the competition, the HTC One has taken the bold move to use a sensor with lower resolution (4mp), and therefore larger pixels than competitor smartphones, combined with a bright f/2.0 lens and optical image stabilisation, this gives major benefits in low light situations."

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Apple iPhone 5

4 - Apple iPhone 5 

8 megapixel sensor, f/2.4 lens, 4inch screen

"Upgrading from the iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 delivers a clear increase in image quality. Not only this but it is quicker in use, for example, HDR pictures are rendered much quicker. We recommend you use the HDR mode all the time as it generally produced much better results. The new panorama mode is excellent and really easy to use."

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HTC One Mini Silver (2)

5 - HTC One Mini 

4 megapixel sensor, f/2.0 lens, 4.3inch screen

"While the lower resolution 4 megapixel sensor and bright f/2.0 lens gives the HTC One Mini better low light performance, it is a shame that that phone lacks the optical image stabilisation from the HTC One. "

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Nokia Lumia Pureview 925 (1)

6 - Nokia Lumia 925 

8.7 megapixel sensor, OIS, f/2.0 lens, 4.5inch screen

"Optical image stabilisation and an f/2.0 Carl Zeiss lens gives the Nokia Lumia 925 impressive low light performance as well as stabilised video recording. Colour reproduction is very good, and the camera is capable of taking a decent macro photo."

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Samsung Galaxy S3 1

7 - Samsung Galaxy S3 

8 megapixel sensor, f/2.6 lens, 4.8inch screen

"With an 8 megapixel sensor, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is capable of decent image quality with very good colour reproduction. The S3 also has an impressive speed in continuous shooting - we managed 5.9 fps."

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Sony Xperia Z

8 - Sony Xperia Z 

13 megapixel BSI sensor, f/2.4 lens, 5inch screen

"The Sony Xperia Z looks impressive and will win over many fans, but if you want to use it as your main camera, you may be disappointed. HDR shots are good and the Superior Auto mode makes picture taking extremely easy."

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Motorola Razr I Xt890 (1)

9 - Motorola RAZRi XT890 

8 megapixel sensor, f/2.7 lens, 4.3inch screen

"The Motorola RAZR i is generally a good mid-range smart phone. The camera and video functions, whilst basic, give good quality images. Its ease of handling and user friendly functions makes navigation of the phone simple."

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