Searching for the best smartphone camera? You are at the right place. We test and rank the best camera phones with our Uber-G Camera IQ score, which comes from analyzing photos from up close, and explained in our Mobile Camera Reviews.

When the image-quality (IQ) review is not available, we have our Uber-G Camera HW (hardware) score that tells you how powerful the (rear) camera system is.

Best Mobile Camera by Image Quality

Our camera scoring system is based on four “Pillars” or sub-scores that provides much-needed nuance:

Day, Night, Zoom and Ultrawide photography.

You can click/tap on each table header (Name, IQ Score, Day, Night, Zoom, Ultrawide) to sort the table by that particular metric.

Camera IQ
Smartphone
Day
Night
Zoom
U-wide
Year
227 Huawei Mate 40 Pro 220 257 155 171 2020
224 Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 227 249 159 154 2020
220 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 225 242 155 154 2020
218 Huawei P40 Pro+ 217 239 157 171 2020
212 Huawei P40 Pro 215 229 150 171 2020
195 Huawei Mate 30 Pro 196 211 118 172 2019
189 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 205 207 105 117 2020
181 Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (CC9) 190 193 135 130 2019
180 Huawei P30 Pro 186 196 148 116 2019
178 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 187 194 89 140 2019
178 Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 187 194 89 140 2019
177 Apple iPhone 11 Pro 189 194 92 117 2019
177 Samsung Galaxy Fold 187 194 89 134 2019
177 Samsung Galaxy S10+ 187 194 89 134 2019
177 Samsung Galaxy S10 187 194 89 134 2019
176 OnePlus 7 Pro 186 194 104 115 2019
175 Samsung Galaxy S10e 187 194 58 134 2019
175 Honor 20 Pro 185 191 103 117 2019
174 Apple iPhone 11 189 194 58 N/A 2019
174 Huawei P30 185 192 103 112 2019
173 LG G8 ThinQ 185 191 57 136 2019
173 Google Pixel 4a 5G 188 182 67 153 2020
173 Google Pixel 5 188 182 67 153 2020
168 Motorola One Zoom 186 178 99 111 2019
167 Huawei Mate 20 Pro 179 179 103 114 2018
164 ZTE Axon 10 Pro 179 171 107 119 2019
162 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 186 193 88 N/A 2018
161 LG V40 173 172 80 129 2018
160 Samsung Galaxy S9+ 184 191 85 N/A 2018
160 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro 175 176 56 109 2019
158 Samsung Galaxy S9 184 191 59 N/A 2018
157 Google Pixel 4 188 182 86 N/A 2019
155 Apple iPhone XS Max 187 178 87 N/A 2018
155 Apple iPhone XS 187 178 87 N/A 2018
155 Huawei P20 Pro 180 180 103 N/A 2018
154 OnePlus 6T 187 179 59 N/A 2018
152 Google Pixel 3 186 176 62 N/A 2018
151 Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 176 179 82 N/A 2018
150 Honor View 20 179 174 83 N/A 2018
142 LG G7 ThinQ 165 141 57 122 2018
141 OnePlus OnePlus 6 167 167 58 N/A 2018
141 Google Pixel 2 XL 165 168 55 N/A 2017
141 Google Pixel 2 165 168 55 N/A 2017
139 HTC U12+ 180 149 83 N/A 2018
139 Sony Xperia XZ2 181 151 53 N/A 2018
129 Huawei P20 172 136 63 N/A 2018
127 Honor View 10 169 134 54 N/A 2017
126 Honor 10 165 135 53 N/A 2018
124 OnePlus OnePlus 5T 160 136 47 N/A 2017
110 Vivo V11 165 100 53 N/A 2018
109 Honor Honor Play 163 100 53 N/A 2018
87 Huawei Y9 (2018) 142 70 46 N/A 2018
77 Samsung Galaxy J7 (SM-J727U, 2017) 140 50 45 N/A 2017

Uber-G Camera IQ and HW logos and awards

To spot the best camera phones at a glance, we have created an array of Uber-G Camera score logos and awards, divided by price category and photography strength.

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