They say two is better than one and even better is four. Four cameras at the rear of a smartphone or ‘quad-cameras’, as they are popularly known, are one of the most desired features in smartphones these days and for good reason. They offer versatility that couldn’t have been thought possible four years ago, as you can now have multiple fields of view without having a bulky lens assembly. This means you can take high quality close up, mid and wide shots from a camera module that’s still squeezed in a slim form factor.
So, if you’re in the market to buy a smartphone with a quad-cam setup, here are our top picks.
The rear of this smartphone has a squarish camera module. It hosts four cameras, including a 48-megapixel primary, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and two 2-megapixel super-macro and portrait cameras respectively. Night Mode, Pro Color and Pro modes are available at your disposal to click photos. A 16-megapixel selfie camera housed within a circular cutout takes care of selfie duties. Under the hood, you can find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC powering this smartphone, paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and a 5,020mAh battery. The Redmi Note 10 Lite is a value for money option to go for.
The Samsung Galaxy M32 comes with a versatile quad-cam setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor. It’s accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor and two 2-megapixel sensors for depth sensing and macro duties. The front-facing camera has a 20-megapixel sensor, offering great selfies and video calls. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 processor paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It also packs a massive 6,000mAh battery. The Galaxy M32 is recommended for those who want a good camera phone with a long battery life.
The Redmi Note 10S formula is to pack tons of power and pair it with a nice camera. You will find a quad-camera module in this smartphone within which sits a 64-megapixel primary camera. Along with it, you also have an 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 2-megapixel tele-macro and 2-megapixel portrait sensors. A 13-megapixel camera sits in a circular cutout at the front for clicking selfies. Powering the smartphone is a MediaTek G95 SoC paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The front of this smartphone is wrapped with a 6.43-inch AMOLED display and it’s backed by a large 5,000mAh battery. The Redmi Note 10S is a good option for an all-rounded smartphone.
If you’re into understated designs, the Samsung Galaxy A22 may be the smartphone for you. Apart from the attractive 90Hz 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, it offers four cameras at the rear. So you have an optically stabilised 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra wide angle camera and two 2-megapixel cameras for depth and macro duties. The display at the front has a U-shaped cutout within which lies a 13-megapixel front camera. Other than these specs, it’s powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Galaxy A22 can also be considered for a quad camera smartphone.
Sporting a shiny, shimmery design, the Realme 8 is the definition of beauty with brawn. Powering it is a MediaTek Helio G95 processor paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. But making the headlines is the 64-megapixel quad-camera setup at the rear. The module also has an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and another 2-megapixel monochrome camera. Adding to the camera capabilities are the Starry night and Tilt shift modes. At the front, you’ll find a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a circular cutout that houses a 16-megapixel camera for selfies. This smartphone can be considered if you want a good design along with good cameras.
The POVA 2 scores high on style points and at the same time offers a good photography package for its price. It comes with a 48-megapixel primary sensor which is supported by three 2MP sensors for depth and macro capabilities. It comes with a Night mode that lets you click better-exposed photographs at night. Further, it’s powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC and it comes with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It has a massive 7,000mAh battery backing it while at the front you have a 6.95-inch IPS LCD display with a 180Hz sampling rate. The Tecno POVA 2 is a pocket friendly option that you can go for.