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Envirofones Top 10 Rated Camera Phones

Phone advice | by Charlotte Bolton | May 05, 2023

Envirofones Top 10 Rated Camera Phones

We have compiled a list of our top choices for the best smartphone camera. From breathtaking landscapes to candid portraits, these smartphones will help you snap the perfect shot to cherish forever.

What is the best top-rated camera phone roundup?

  • Overall top rated: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (From £1,149.00)
  • Best Apple camera: iPhone 14 Pro (From £899.00)
  • Best foldable camera: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (From £1,499.00)
  • Best budget phone: iPhone SE 2020 (From £115.00)
  • Best Mini Phone: iPhone 13 Mini (From £499.99)
  • Sony Xperia 1 III (From £499.00)
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max (£739.99)
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro (£399.99)
  • iPhone 12 Pro (£384.99)
  • Google Pixel 6 (£324.99)


1 Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra:

Price: From 1,149.00


Looking for a phone with an unbeatable camera? Look no further than the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, our top pick for exceptional photo quality. The phone's Pro Grade Camera boasts advanced features, for example, light-absorbing pixels and video stabilization, which enables you to capture stunning shots even in low lighting.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra camera lens also minimizes flare and adds depth and dimension to your images, while the ability to blur the background ensures your main subjects stand out.

Pros: Cons:
  • Improved battery life
  • Great design
  • Impressive speaker quality
  • Charging speeds are poor
  • Quite expensive

2 iPhone 14 Pro:

Price: From £899.00


Step into the world of high-tech mobile photography with the iPhone 14 Pro, which is our top, premium Apple phone choice that's currently dominating the market with its impeccable camera quality.

Capture breathtakingly sharp and vivid photos with the device's advanced cropping abilities and a remarkable 4x resolution boost. The Pro Camera's exceptional 2x telephoto lens equipped with optical quality zoom allows users to easily frame their shots to perfection and create stunning masterpieces.

Pros: Cons:
  • Great design and build
  • Addition of a dynamic island
  • Strong camera
  • Stuck at 2x optical zoom
  • No USB-C

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4:

Price: From £1,499.00


Folding phones are back and introducing an entirely new way of capturing breath-taking photos. Offering the best camera yet on a foldable phone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 takes your photography experience to new heights. Say goodbye to blurry shots and hello to crystal-clear, stable photos thanks to its optical image stabilization feature (OIS), which is now available on the front-facing camera as well.

Pros: Cons:
  • Design is lighter
  • Great taskbar option
  • Upgraded camera
  • Expensive
  • Slow to charge

4 iPhone SE (2020):

Price: From £115.00


Don't let a tight budget hold you back from capturing awe-inspiring photos. If you're looking for a wallet-friendly smartphone that delivers outstanding image quality, the iPhone SE 2020 is your perfect pick.

Despite its affordable price tag, this camera phone packs a punch when it comes to capturing stunning visuals. Although it may not boast an ultra-wide lens, the rear camera does come with optical image stabilization (OIS) to keep your shots steady and blur-free.

Pros: Cons:
  • Great battery life
  • Good price range
  • Water-resistant design
  • Screen tech isn't as impressive
  • Smaller screen

Apple iPhone 13 Mini:

Price: From £499.99


If you're on the hunt for a phone that's compact enough to slip into your pocket but still outshines when it comes to photography, look no further than the iPhone 13 Mini. Despite its small size, this little device is a powerhouse, equipped with dual optical image stabilization and a cutting-edge True Depth front camera that captures stunning selfies.

When it comes to video, the iPhone 13 Mini offers a cinematic mode that adds an extra layer of polish to your footage, making your memories truly shine. While it may not have a telephoto lens, this mini marvel proves that good things do come in small packages.

Pros: Cons:
  • Strong performance
  • Beautiful display
  • Lots of storage
  • No telephoto zoom lens
  • Screen restricted to 60Hz. 

Sony Xperia 1 III:

Price: From £499.00


The Sony Xperia 1 III is a true gem of a smartphone packing a quality lens calibrated to perfection for capturing the crispest, clearest photos imaginable. Along with this, the phone has a stunning 21:9, 4k HDR screen that will have your photos looking better than ever before.

With this phone in your hands, taking beautiful photos has never been easier or more satisfying.

Pros: Cons:
  • Great autofocus
  • Simple design
  • Great OLD display
  • Poor battery
  • The selfie camera needs improving

7 iPhone 13 Pro Max:

Price: From £739.99


2022 brought us a real treat, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro/Max, which both snagged the top two spots for the best phones of the year. And for good reason too, as these award-winning devices boast a rear camera with a x3 telephoto optical lens and a front camera equipped with a wide lens option. This means your photos will always come out looking crystal clear and picture-perfect.

Pros: Cons:
  • Strong performance
  • Strong cameras
  • Quite big
  • The cinematic mode needs to be improved

Google Pixel 6 pro:

Price: From £399.99


If you're on the lookout for a camera that can capture every photo-worthy moment, the Google Pixel 6 Pro is a multi-talented gem you won't want to miss out on. Equipped with a rear camera that offers three lenses—a wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto with a 4x optical zoom—this camera has got you covered from every angle.

Plus, with its front-facing camera that offers both normal and ultra-wide options, you'll be able to snap stunning selfies with ease. Whether you're exploring the great outdoors or just hanging out with friends, the Pixel 6 Pro's camera is the perfect companion for capturing all of life's precious moments.

Pros: Cons:
  • Brilliant screen
  • Wireless charging
  • Great price
  • The glass design is slippy
  • No microSD slot

9 Apple iphone 12 Pro:

Price: From £384.99


Equipped with a cutting-edge triple camera unit and a TrueDepth front camera that provides dual optical image stabilization, the iPhone 12 Pro is a picture-perfect dream come true. Plus, with an impressive storage capacity of up to 512GB, you'll have plenty of space to store all your stunning shots. Say goodbye to blurry or mediocre photos and hello to a world of stunning, crystal-clear imagery.

Pros: Cons:
  • Thinner bezel
  • Excellent performance
  • Great 5G
  • No USB-C
  • Battery is weak

10 Google Pixel 6:

Price: From £324.99


Capture stunning shots with the Google Pixel 6's powerful rear camera system that includes both wide and ultra-wide lenses, as well as a whopping 50MP main camera.

This cutting-edge technology is designed to provide natural-looking and reliable photo processing, ensuring that you can capture the perfect shot no matter what kind of photo you're taking. With the Google Pixel 6, you can say goodbye to blurry or washed-out photos and hello to spectacular, high-quality images that will make your memories last a lifetime.

Pros: Cons:
  • Good speed charging
  • Bold design
  • No charger included
  • The screen needs to be brighter


Why buy a camera smartphone from Envirofone?

At Envirofone, we believe that getting a top-notch phone shouldn't break the bank. That's why we offer an extensive range of budget-friendly devices from some of the world's biggest brands, like Apple, Samsung, and Google. But affordability doesn't mean sacrificing quality - we put every pre-loved phone through a rigorous 100-point inspection process, so you can be sure you're getting a device that's just as good as new.

We're not just about great deals, though - we're also passionate about protecting the planet. Since 2005, we've been leading the charge on phone recycling in the UK, and we're proud to be one of the most trusted refurbished phone retailers around. When you buy from us, you're not only getting a fantastic phone at a fraction of the cost, but you're also doing your bit to reduce the amount of electronic waste that ends up in landfills. So why not join the eco-friendly revolution and shop with Envirofone today?



Thank you so much for reading! Make sure to check out these smartphone options on our website, what's your thoughts? Have you tried these smartphone cameras before or do you think we should have included other options? Let us know.

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