Here are the best 64MP camera phones you can buy in India right now
Samsung widened the horizon of smartphone photography with the launch of its 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor in 2019. Sony soon followed it with its 64MP camera sensor, called IMX686/ 682, which competes with Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright GW1 64MP and HMX 108MP sensors. Life-like clarity and details are no longer a wild chase but a reality. And everyone from Realme and Xiaomi to Samsung and gaming-focused brand ASUS ROG wants a share of this. We’ve compiled a list of the best 64MP camera phones that are available in India right now. But, before we get down to the list, here’s what you need to know about the new 64MP camera.
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Is a 64MP camera good?
Samsung 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 and Sony IMX686/ 682 sensors both come with pixel binning technology that merges four 16MP pixels into one. This is similar to the 48MP sensor, but Samsung claims that its new 64MP camera offers 34 percent more optical information and better results in the low light environment compared. The 64MP smartphone camera also has a large f/1.7 aperture lens and uses a remosaic algorithm to produce results with more details. The other features of the sensor include real-time HDR of up to 100-decibels for noise reduction as well as colour accuracy, high-performance phase detection auto-focus technology, and full-HD recording at 480 frames-per-second (FPS) for smooth cinematic slow-motion videos.
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List of best 64MP camera phones
1. Realme 8
The 64MP camera phone from Realme is among the most affordable options out there. The Realme 8 (review) price in India starts at Rs 14,999. The phone’s specifications include a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2400) Super AMOLED display with 1000 nits peak brightness. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 chipset paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. For photography, the Realme 8 is equipped with a quad-camera system that includes a 64MP primary camera, 8MP wide-angle lens, 2MP macro, and 2MP B&W camera. Up front, it sports a 16MP camera in the punch-hole setup for selfies and video calling. The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery and supports 30W fast charging.
2. Redmi Note 10 Pro
The Redmi Note 10 Pro is slightly more expensive than the Realme 8. However, for that extra bucks, Xiaomi’s 64MP camera phone offers 120Hz refresh rate screen, HDR10 support, 33W fast charging solution, Snapdragon 732G SoC, and 5MP macro lens as opposed to 2MP. Other Redmi Note 10 Pro specifications remain pretty much the same as the Realme 8. The handset also touts an FHD+ AMOLED panel, though slightly taller, 5,000mAh battery, 16MP selfie camera, and quad camera setup at the back with 64MP primary sensor. The Redmi Note 10 Pro is priced in India starting at Rs 16,999.
3. Realme X7 series
Realme’s most affordable 5G offerings, Realme X7 (review) and Realme X7 Pro (review), both come with 64MP cameras. The vanilla X7 touts triple rear cameras that bear a 64MP primary sensor along with MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED 60Hz display, 4,300mAh battery, 50W fast charging, and 16Mp selfie snapper. The Realme X7 Pro, on the other hand, packs 64MP quad rear cameras, 32MP selfie snapper, a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 4,500mAh battery that charges fast with a 65W solution. The Realme X7 series price in India starts at Rs 19,999.
4. Samsung Galaxy A52 and A72
The new mid-range Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 also come with 64MP quad rear cameras. The successors to respective last year’s Galaxy A51 and A71 models share a similar design, including a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera, narrow bezels, rectangular camera module, Infinity-O display, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. Key Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 specifications include the Snapdragon 720G SoC, up to 256GB storage, Android 11 OS, 8GB RAM, and 64MP primary camera.
The Samsung Galaxy A72 is better than Galaxy A52 in terms of larger screen size and battery capacity. The smartphone packs a 6.7-inch 90Hz AMOLED screen and 5,000mAh battery as opposed to a 6.5-inch 90Hz screen and 4,500mAh battery on the A52. The Samsung Galaxy A72 also comes with a dedicated 8MP telephoto lens. The Samsung Galaxy A52 is priced in India at Rs 26,499, whereas the Samsung Galaxy A72 costs Rs 34,999.
5. Moto G30
Moto G30 (review) is the cheapest 64MP camera phone on this list. Additionally, the smartphone also rocks a 90Hz display. The Motorola mobile phone sports a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS display with a high refresh rate and a waterdrop notch atop. The handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC coupled with Adreno 610 GPU, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage that is further expandable up to 1TB via a microSD card. The Moto G30 boots Android 11 OS with a near-stock experience and packs a 5,000 battery with 20W fast-charging support. For photography, the Moto G30 employs a quad-camera setup at the back comprising a 64MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor, and a couple of 2MP snappers. Up front, the handset sports a 13MP snapper for selfies and video calling.
6. Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62 (review) is the latest F-series offering from Samsung. The handset is slotted below the Galaxy A52. The Samsung Galaxy F62 specifications are as follows: 64MP Sony IMX682 sensor + 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens + 5MP depth sensor + 5MP macro lens quad camera setup at the back, 32MP selfie camera, a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED Plus display, Exynos 9825 SoC, 7,000mAh battery, and 25W fast charging tech. This 64MP camera phone can be yours for as low as Rs 23,999.
7. ASUS ROG Phone 5
ASUS ROG Phone 5 (hands-on) is a gaming-focused smartphone with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC ticking at its core, 6.78-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display that bears an impressive 144Hz refresh rate, and 6,000mAh battery. The smartphone also rocks a triple camera setup at the back comprising a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor, 13MP wide-angle sensor, and 5MP macro sensor. For selfies and video calling, it packs a 24MP snapper. Other highlights of this 64MP camera phone include 65W fast charging tech, in-display fingerprint sensor for security, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G connectivity, cooling tech, and Android 11-based ROG UI. The ASUS ROG Phone 5 price in India starts at Rs 49,999.
8. POCO X2 and X3
These 64MP camera phones come with Sony sensor instead of the Samsung GW1 64MP sensor. The POCO X2 (review) and X3 both rock a quad-camera setup at the back that bears a 64MP primary sensor, a couple of 2MP snappers, and 8MP and 13MP ultra-wide sensor respectively. At the front, the X2 sports a dual selfie camera comprising a 20MP primary sensor + 2MP depth sensor, whereas the POCO X3 (review) employs a single 20MP selfie camera.
Additionally, both POCO X2 and X3 are gaming-focused devices with 120Hz refresh rate screen, mid-range processors, and a beefy battery that can be juiced up quickly using a 33W fast charging solution. The smartphones run MIUI atop Android 10 out of the box. The POCO X-series is selling in India at a starting price of Rs 14,999.
9. Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51 (review) is the only 64MP camera phone out there with a monstrous 7,000mAh battery. The smartphone is a mid-range offering from the brand with 64MP quad-camera setup at the back, Snapdragon 730G SoC ticking at its core, and a 6.7-inch FHD+ sAMOLED 60Hz display. The phone supports a respectable 25W fast charging solution and a 32MP front camera for selfies and video calling.
10. Vivo V20 series
Vivo joins the bandwagon of 64MP camera phones with its Vivo V20 (review) and V20 Pro smartphones. The handsets sport triple rear cameras with a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP monochrome sensor. Up front, the regular Vivo V20 packs a single 44MP snapper with Eye Autofocus for selfies and video calling, whereas the Vivo V20 Pro (review) flaunts 44MP + 8MP dual front-facing cameras with 4K video recording support at 60 fps.
Other specifications of Vivo V20 and V20 Pro include a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, a 4,000mAh battery, and 33W FlashCharge fast charging support. That said, V20 Pro is 5G capable with Snapdragon 765G SoC ticking at its core. The regular Vivo V20, on the other hand, is powered by slightly downgraded Snapdragon 720G 4G chipset.
11. OPPO Reno5 Pro
The latest smartphone in the company’s Reno-series lineup comes with 64MP quad camera setup at the back. The setup comprises of 64MP primary camera sensor, an 8MP lens with a 119-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP mono portrait lens. Up front, the OPPO Reno5 Pro (review) gets a 32MP snapper in the punch-hole setup for selfies and video chats.
Other specifications of this 64MP camera phone include a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC, a 6.55-inch FHD+ OLED 3D Borderless Sense 90Hz screen, 4,350mAh battery, and 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging that can juice up the device in 30 minutes and a 5-minute charge can give you four hours of video playback. There is an in-display fingerprint scanner for security. The OPPO Reno5 Pro price in India starts at Rs 35,900.
12. Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+
Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+ (review) are arguably the best 64MP camera smartphones in the market right now. Unlike other handsets in the list, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series sports 64MP as a telephoto camera instead of the primary sensor. The primary sensor on both the premium flagship offerings is 12MP shooter that bears f/1.8 aperture, OIS, and Super Speed Dual Pixel AF; paired with a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 120-degree field-of-view.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+ are powered by Exynos 2100 chipset ticking at its core and a Dynamic AMOLED display that bears FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ support. The front camera of the handsets sports a 10MP dual-pixel AF shooter with 80-degree field-of-view. While the Samsung Galaxy S21 is driven by a 4,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ rocks a slightly bigger 4,800mAh battery.