10 Best 21MP Camera Smartphones 2016

Let us imagine a smartphone without a strong camera (Urgh! What?). Not possible, right? I mean isn’t camera one of the most important features in our smartphones? Selfie, groupie, click, upload, likes, comment. How will we ever survive without the cameras in our phones?

The cameras in our phones have evolved so much in the last five years. The phone cameras are so strong and handy these days, we hardly need to carry a separate camera (though they are not obsolete as of yet).

Let’s take a look into the top 10 smartphones with strong cameras, more than 21MP. This feature is mostly available in the high end phones and most of them are featured with OIS (optical image stabilization), 4K video recording, rapid auto focus, zero shutter lag, slow motion recording, HDR, PDAF, sensor that works in low light etc.

  1. MOTOROLA MOTO X STYLE Moto X Style

The device comes with an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS which is upgradable to Android Marshmallow (6.0) and 5.7 inch Quad HD IPS TFT touchscreen. The phone is integrated with a 21MP rear camera dual tone LED flash, 5MP front camera with single LED flash and features like 4K recording, f/2.0 and PDAF. It has 16/32 GB phone (internal) storage which is expandable up to 128 GB via a micro SD card. Motorola has priced the 16 GB model at Rs 20,999 and the 32 GB one at Rs 22,999.

  1. LEECO LE MAX2Smartphones

With Android Marshmallow (6.0), the phone has 5.7 inch Quad HD IPS LCD touchscreen and 32 GB internal storage (expandable storage feature not available). The rear camera is 21MP with dual tone LED flash and features like OIS, PDAF, 4K recording, BSI sensor, CMOS. The front camera is 8MP with f/2.2. You can own one of these for Rs 22,990.

  1. SONY XPERIA Z5High End Smartphones

Unlike the first two phones (5.7 inches), this one has a smaller screen- 5.2 inch Full HD IPS LCD, BRAVIA 2 with scratch resistant glass. The OS is Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, upgradable to Android Marshmallow (6.0). Coming to the best part, the rear camera is 23MP (WOW!) with LED flash accompanied with features like hybrid auto focus, Sony Exmor RS sensor, 5x zoom, low light sensor, G-lens, Image stabilization. The front camera is 5MP with Sony Exmor R sensor, low light selfie. The price of this amazing camera smartphone is Rs 41,999 (Flipkart) and Rs 41,990 (Amazon).

  1. MOTOROLA MOTO X PLAYBest Camera Smartphones

Another masterpiece by Motorola! The phone has a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS LCD touchscreen supported with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is available with both 16 GB and 32 GB internal storage and is expandable up to 128 GB via micro SD card. This phone is available with a 21MP rear camera with dual LED flash, f/2.0, HDR auto focus and the front camera is of 5MP. The price is quite reasonable. The 16GB is for Rs 15,499 and the 32GB is for Rs 17,499.

  1. SONY XPERIA M5Best Camera Smartphones

The phones from the range of Sony Xperia are known for their cameras. Here is another one. The OS is Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and is upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The screen is 5 inch HD IPS LCD BRAVIA 2 with a Scratch resistant glass. The rear camera is 21.2 MP rear camera with LED flash, hybrid auto focus, 5X zoom, Sony Exmor RS sensor, 4K recording and (hold you breathe) the front camera is 13MP with Sony Exmor RS sensor. This one will cost you Rs 29,999.

  1. LENOVO VIBE X3Best Camera Smartphones

The device comes with an Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, Vibe UI 3.0 and 5.5 inch Full HD IPS LCD touchscreen. The phone is integrated with a 21 MP rear camera Sony IMX230 sensor, 6P lens, dual tone LED flash, 4K and slow motion recording. The front camera is 8MP. It has 32 GB internal storage, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card which can only be used on SIM 2 Hybrid slot. This is exclusively available @ Rs.19,999 on Amazon.

  1. MOTOROLA MOTO X FORCEMotorola

Yet another amazing device by Motorola! This one has a 5.4 inch Quad HD AMOLED screen. The rear camera is 21 MP with dual tone dual LED flash, PDAF, image and video stabilization mode, 4K recording and the front camera is 5MP with low light sensor and front LED flash. The internal storage is 32 GB, expandable up to 2 TB (What??). Be the proud owner of this device for Rs 34,999.

  1. LeEco Le 2 ProSmartphones

This phone has a 5.5 inches IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with 5 GHz dual-core Cortex-A72 & 2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 & 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 Processor. This phone is available with a 21MP rear camera and has 8MP front camera. Available in the market at Rs.11,999

  1. Sony Xperia XA UltraSony Xperia

Sony brings to you another amazing device which will make you a really happy owner. The screen size of this phone is 6 inches and it is integrated with Andriod 6.0 (Marshmallow). The rear camera of the phone is 21.5 MP and the front camera is 16 MP. You can own one of these for Rs 27,200 only.

  1. YU YUTOPIASmartphones

This device has a 5.2 inches IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen and a Corning Concore Glass. The processor is Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex A57 + quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53. The rear camera is 21MP and the front camera is 8MP  . The OS is Android lollipop (5.1.1). You can buy this mobile at Rs.24,999

Well, if you are hunting for a phone with strong camera features, the above analysis could be helpful in your search.