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In each of our smartphone reviews, we also factor in the phone's camera performance by testing it in bright, indoor and low-light conditions, as well as by recording and analyzing video clips. Thanks to its state-of-the-art, dual-pixel sensor, the Galaxy S7 is the fastest phone camera in town.
Based on our in-depth testing and photo comparisons, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have the best camera phone around, but Apple's new i Phone 7 and i Phone 7 Plus aren't far behind. Its 12-megapixel dual-pixel sensor is a first in smartphones, enabling superfast autofocus so you never miss a shot.
Large 1.4-micron pixels and a wide f/1.7 aperture let in more light than before for bright, vivid and sharp photos especially in low-light conditions.
MORE: It's Close, but i Phone 7's Camera Still Can't Top Samsung For those looking for a bit of extra reach, the i Phone 7 Plus is a clear winner thanks to its clever dual rear camera setup.
By adding a camera with a f/2.8 56mm zoom lens in addition to the standard i Phone 7 camera, the Plus provides a true 2x optical zoom unlike other phones which have to resort to digital enhancement.
Google's new Pixel is also a strong pick, especially for people who want fantastic high-dynamic range.
Then, we analyzed each set of images on a color-calibrated monitor to see which smartphone had the best combination of color accuracy, clarity and contrast.
The Galaxy S7 Edge stood out for its superior performance both in daylight and low light, but more so for its ability to swiftly focus on subjects.
Also check out cheaper options like the Honor 8, whose dual shooters deliver very good image quality for just 9.
We put the market's leading handsets through a variety of common shooting situations, such as landscapes, portraits and selfies in daylight and at night.
Samsung’s superior camera isn’t limited to the S7 and S7 Edge.
You’ll also find it in the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, which offers the same photographic prowess but with a shatterproof screen.