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.

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

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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