Best Dual Camera Smartphones You Can Buy for Your Money

Dual cameras are the new rage in mobile technology and smartphones with a dual camera which gives DSLR-like background blur and bokeh effects are getting cheaper and cheaper with newer phones being launched. Today we compile the best dual camera smartphones you can buy in India.

1. Huawei Honor 6X

Starting off this list by the cheapest dual camera Smartphones out there, the Huawei Honor 6x features a 12 MP main camera along with a 2 MP secondary camera for depth perception this allows for a Bokeh like an impact one gets when we shoot using a DSLR camera. There is also Phase detection autofocus and a LED flash for low light photography.

The 6x also has a wide aperture mode which lets the user chose from the aperture range of f/0.95 to f/16. It also records videos up to 1080p Full-HD resolution and features an 8 MP front-facing selfie camera.

Other features include a 5.5 inch Full HD (1080p) display with 403ppi, 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of storage. It houses the Kirin 655 octa-core processor chipset and has a 3340mAh battery to power the phone. On the software front, it runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with EMUI4.1 on top of it. The phone is priced at Rs. 12,999 for the 3 GB RAM 32 GB ROM variant and Rs. 15,999 for the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM variant.

2. LG V20

LG has pioneered the dual camera set up in recent times with the launch of the LG G5 in 2016 and everyone ran for it. The V20 is another very capable device with this dual camera set up where the cameras have a 16 MP sensor with advanced optical image stabilisation and f/1.8 aperture while the secondary camera which acts as a wide-angle camera has a resolution of 8 MP an aperture of f/2.8.

The wide-angle camera has a 135-degree perspective and captures a lot in the frame, this set up not only helps in getting wider images but also helps in better low light photography. The addition of laser assist autofocus is also a welcome addition. It also has a 5 MP front camera which also offers wide-angle functionality.

The V20 also comes packed with varied kind of editing tools and manual controls in the camera app, so you can make the most out of the camera. This setup works differently when compared to other sensors as this doesn’t necessarily add the Bokeh but instead lets you capture a wider image without using panorama.

The V20 features a 5.7-inch QHD display with a 0.2-inch secondary display up top to show notifications and quick toggle. Under the hood, it’s powered by a Snapdragon 820 and 4 GB of RAM along with 64 GB of internal storage which would be enough to store all those images. It also features a dedicated DAC powered by Bang and Olufsen.

The LG V20 is powered by a 3200 mAh battery and runs Android 7.0 out of the box. Its market price is about Rs. 50,000 but it is currently retailing at about Rs. 35000 which is a great price for a phone of that calibre.

3. Apple iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus popularised the dual camera setup and offered its own twist on it by adding 2 cameras both with 12 MP sensors and an optical image stabilisation. Among the dual camera module, one has a 23 mm lens with 6-element lens and f/1.8 aperture which is somewhat wide but not as wide as the V20’s and the other sensor has a 56mm lens with a f/2.8 aperture which acts as a zoom lens which essentially brings the object closer 2x. it also has a 7 MP front-facing selfie snapper.

Apple also offers a software tweak called portrait mode which gives that shallow depth of field effect and DSLR-like Bokeh effect for flawless images. This acts by using information from both sensors and creating a depth map, keeping the subject sharp and blurring the background.

The iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch full-HD display up front with Apple’s own A10 Fusion chip powering it with 3 GB of RAM and either 32,128 or 256 GB of internal storage without the ability of expansion. It is powered by a 2900 mAh battery and runs iOS 10. It is priced at Rs. 72000 for the base variant but retails anywhere around Rs. 60,000, the phone although pricey offers the best possible experience from a device.

This was our list of the best phone you can purchase in India with dual camera setup, we hope this dual camera smartphones guide helped you in choosing the right phone.


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