Smartphone cameras have evolved to that point where they stand as competition for standard and professional cameras. There was even a time where an iPhone 7 Plus camera was used to shoot the image on a magazine cover.

Below is a list of some smartphones that have high quality camera and could stand toe-to-toe with standard professional cameras:

1. HTC DESIRE 10 PRO

  • – 5.5 inch display
  • – Android v6.0 Marshmallow
  • – Dual SIM
  • – 1.8 GHz Octa core processor
  • – 4 GB RAM
  • – 64 GB internal storage (ROM)
  • – 20 MP primary/ rear camera
  • – 13 MP secondary/ selfie camera
  • – 3,000 mAh non-removable battery
  • – Fast charge

2. Sony Xperia XA1

  • – 5.0 inch display
  • – Android v7.0 Nougat OS
  • – 2.3 GHz Octa core processor
  • – 3 GB RAM
  • – 32 GB ROM
  • – 23 MP primary/ rear camera
  • – 8 MP secondary/ front/ selfie camera
  • – 2,300 mAh battery

3. Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

  • – 6.0 inch capacitive touchscreen
  • – Android v7.0 Nougat OS
  • – 2.3 GHz Octa core processor
  • – 4 GB RAM
  • – 64 GB ROM
  • – 23 MP primary/ rear camera
  • – 16 MP secondary/ front/ selfie camera
  • – 2,700 mAh battery

4. LeEco Le Max 2

  • – 5.7 inch capacitive touchscreen
  • – Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow OS
  • – Dual SIM
  • – 2.15 GHz Quad core processor
  • – 4 GB RAM
  • – 32 GB Internal Storage (ROM)
  • – 21 MP primary/ rear camera
  • – 8 MP secondary/ selfie camera
  • – 3100 mAh non-removable battery
  • – Quick Charging
  • – $280

5. HTC One M9 Plus

  • – 5.2 inch capacitive touchscreen
  • – Single SIM
  • – Android v5.0.2 Lollipop OS
  • – 2.2 GHz Octa core processor
  • – 3 GB RAM
  • – 32 GB internal storage (ROM)
  • – 20 MP primary/ rear camera
  •  – 4 MP secondary/ selfie camera
  • – 2,840 mAh battery

6. Gionee Elife E8

  • 6-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Amigo UI 3.1
  • 2.0 GHz Octa core MediaTek Helio X 10 (MT6795) processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal memory (ROM)
  • 23.7 MP primary/ rear camera
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3520mAh battery

7. Huawei Honor 7

  • 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) capacitive touchscreen
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Emotion UI 3.1
  • 2.2 GHz Octa core Huawei Kirin 935 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB / 64GB internal memory
  • Dual SIM
  • 20MP rear camera with Sony IMX230 sensor
  • 8MP front/ selfie camera
  • 3100 mAh battery

8. Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

  • 5.7-inch (1440×2560 pixels) QHD AMOLED diplay
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
  • Windows 10 OS
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno 430 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory
  • Dual Nano SIM
  • 20MP rear PureView camera
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • 4G LTE /3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C 3.1
  • 3340mAh removable battery

9. Sony Xperia Z5

  • 5.2-inch display
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 23 megapixel primary/ rear camera
  • 5.1 megapixel secondary/ selfie camera
  • Fingerprint scanner (integrated with power button)
  • 2,930 mAh Battery

10. Meizu MX5

  • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display
  • 2.2 GHz MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795T) Octa-Core 64-bit processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16/32/64GB internal memory variants
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Dual SIM card support
  • 20.7 MP primary/ rear camera
  • 5MP selfie camera
  • 3150mAh battery