Do you want to be a social media star, take cool pic­tures and trendy self­ies? Then it’s time to think about buy­ing a cam­era phone. This is a cat­e­go­ry of smart­phones with a pumped cam­era. Usu­al­ly, mod­els have arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (improves the pic­ture), auto­mat­ic white bal­ance / expo­sure, many man­u­al set­tings, improved detail in night mode. In this mate­r­i­al, we col­lect­ed the best Sam­sung cam­era phones in dif­fer­ent price cat­e­gories. All prices are valid at the time of writ­ing.

Sam­sung makes a lot of styl­ish smart­phones with great cam­eras. Pho­to: enginfm.com

How to choose a cam­era phone
Bud­get smart­phones
Sam­sung Galaxy A53 5G
Sam­sung Galaxy A73
Rat­ing of Sam­sung mid-range cam­era phones
Sam­sung Galaxy S21FE
Sam­sung Galaxy S22
Smart­phones from the expen­sive seg­ment
Sam­sung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Sam­sung Galaxy Z Fold 3

How to choose a camera phone

one. Cam­era res­o­lu­tion (MP) — it is bet­ter that the indi­ca­tor is high. Then the pho­to is clear, the details are clear­ly vis­i­ble. But there is a catch — it is impor­tant to com­pare megapix­els and gad­get capa­bil­i­ties. For exam­ple, a flag­ship may have 10–12 megapix­els, but with AI. It improves the image so much that it turns out to be bet­ter than a pho­to tak­en on a 64 MP cam­era, but with­out AI. This pic­ture is most often seen in smart­phones from Apple.

2. Addi­tion­al cam­era fea­tures. This is exact­ly what you need to eval­u­ate after the num­ber of megapix­els. The more intel­li­gent the cam­era has, the bet­ter the pic­tures will be. What is includ­ed in the fea­tures: AI, auto­mat­ic frame cor­rec­tion, col­or depth change, aut­o­fo­cus (on an impor­tant or mov­ing object).

3. Screen diag­o­nal. Impor­tant if you plan to imme­di­ate­ly edit pho­tos on your smart­phone. In this case, it is bet­ter to choose a diag­o­nal of 6 inch­es, so that you do not have to look close­ly and strain your eyes. A good solu­tion is a cam­era phone with a sty­lus. To make an inscrip­tion for them, to cor­rect some­thing will turn out more accu­rate­ly than just with a fin­ger.

four. Mem­o­ry size. The big­ger, the bet­ter. The oper­at­ing speed depends on the oper­at­ing speed. The more it is, the less the smart­phone hangs, the faster it opens pro­grams. There­fore, you can choose oper­a­tive from 6 GB. Your phone’s inter­nal stor­age is where all your pic­tures are stored. We rec­om­mend from 64 GB and above (and even bet­ter — with the abil­i­ty to increase the vol­ume using a card, so that’s def­i­nite­ly enough).

5. Bat­tery — from 3500 mAh. If the cam­era is turned on, the smart­phone quick­ly con­sumes bat­tery pow­er. There­fore, the more capa­cious it is, the bet­ter.

6. Price. With good cam­eras, there are both bud­get and expen­sive mod­els. But it is impor­tant to under­stand that a cheap gad­get will not shoot like a smart­phone for 200,000 rubles. If the bud­get is lim­it­ed, it is espe­cial­ly impor­tant to look at the list of intel­lec­tu­al fea­tures, use tips for upgrad­ing the cam­era.

We turn to the promised list. And if you need a gad­get with an excel­lent front cam­era, you can read one more arti­cle from our blog.

Budget smartphones

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

A cheap gad­get with a good cam­era that is very pop­u­lar in 2022. At a low price (32,000 rubles) it has many advan­tages:

  • The 8‑core Sam­sung Exynos 1280 proces­sor with a fre­quen­cy of 2.4 GHz is respon­si­ble for per­for­mance, work with­out freez­ing and brak­ing;
  • RAM 6 GB, built-in — 128 GB. There is a slot for a mem­o­ry card;
  • Diag­o­nal 6.5 inch­es — enough for film­ing, retouch­ing, games, read­ing and watch­ing videos.

The main cam­era of the smart­phone Sam­sung Galaxy A53 5g 128 is 64 MP. There is:

  • PRO mode (you can adjust ISO, bright­ness, white bal­ance, shut­ter speed);
  • spe­cial auto­mat­ic modes for shoot­ing food, por­traits (the space behind the per­son turns out to be blur­ry);
  • many built-in effects from Snapchat;
  • opti­cal sta­bi­liza­tion (when shoot­ing in 1080p);
  • the abil­i­ty to shoot 4K video at 30 fps;
  • sev­er­al options for slow motion.

Front cam­era 32 MP. There are dif­fer­ent effects (for exam­ple, bokeh).

Sam­sung Galaxy A53 5G is one of the best cam­era phones among bud­get Sam­sungs. Pho­to: gadgetnews.net

Samsung Galaxy A73

This phone dif­fers from the pre­vi­ous mod­el in 3 main para­me­ters:

  • more RAM — 8 GB vs 6 GB. Works even faster, can run more demand­ing appli­ca­tions;
  • The screen diag­o­nal is slight­ly larg­er — 6.7 ver­sus 6.5 inch­es. Due to the thin­ner bezels, the dis­play seems even larg­er and sleek­er;
  • the res­o­lu­tion of the main cam­era is 108 ver­sus 64 megapix­els.

The 8‑core proces­sor with a fre­quen­cy of 2.4 GHz (Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 750G) is also respon­si­ble for the speed. The Sam­sung Galaxy A73 5G smart­phone has a capa­cious bat­tery — 5000 mAh. It is enough for a whole day of active use.

One of the best Sam­sung cam­era phones announced in 2022 and avail­able to buy this sum­mer. Pho­to: englishtimes.uk

Cam­eras in a Sam­sung cam­era phone:

  • main — 108 MP;
  • macro — 5 MP;
  • ultra-wide — 12 MP;
  • depth — 5 MP.

Thanks to this, you can set up the cam­era for almost any shot: por­traits, macro pho­tog­ra­phy, land­scapes, etc. There are built-in new tech­nolo­gies:

  • remo­sa­ic shot — increas­es con­trast and sharp­ness of details;
  • bin­ning shots — increas­es bright­ness even in low light,
  • Big Pix­el Sen­sor — reduces noise (espe­cial­ly impor­tant when shoot­ing at night).

There is dig­i­tal and opti­cal image sta­bi­liza­tion — the pic­ture will not shake dur­ing video shoot­ing. And Enhanced HDR tech­nol­o­gy repro­duces nat­ur­al col­ors.

This Sam­sung Galaxy cam­era phone has oth­er advan­tages. For exam­ple:

  • pro­tec­tion against dust and splash­es IP67 — the gad­get will with­stand even immer­sion to a depth of up to 1 meter (no more than 30 min­utes);
  • improved secu­ri­ty sys­tem. For exam­ple, a spe­cial Secure Fold­er where you can hide impor­tant data;
  • Eas­i­ly cus­tomiz­able One UI 4 — Large selec­tion of desk­tops, wid­gets, and more.
Spec­i­fi­ca­tion / Mod­el Galaxy A53 Galaxy A73
RAM, GB 6 eight
Built-in mem­o­ry, GB 128 128
Screen diag­o­nal, inch­es 6.5 6.7
Screen res­o­lu­tion 2400x1080 2400x1080
Res­o­lu­tion of the main cam­era, Mp 64 108
Front cam­era res­o­lu­tion, Mp 32 32
Bat­tery capac­i­ty, mAh 5000 5000
Price 32 000 39 000

Rating of Samsung mid-range camera phones

Samsung Galaxy S21FE

Afford­able flag­ship for 58,900 rubles with three cam­eras:

  • main — 12 MP;
  • ultra-wide — 12 MP;
  • tele­pho­to — 8 megapix­els.

The pic­ture is clear and bright. There is:

  • Dual Pix­el PDAF aut­o­fo­cus and image sta­bi­liz­er;
  • track­ing focus (enabled in Pro­fes­sion­al shoot­ing mode) — the cam­era focus­es on the select­ed object, even if it moves;
  • auto­mat­ic cor­rec­tion of col­or depth, con­trast;
  • PRO mode;
  • night mode — auto­mat­ic noise reduc­tion, deep­er blacks, sharp­er objects and vibrant col­ors.

The front cam­era of the smart­phone Sam­sung Galaxy S21 FE 5g is 32 MP. The user has sev­er­al addi­tion­al effects. But there are not as many set­tings as for the main cam­era.

Galaxy S21 FE is a Sam­sung smart­phone with a good cam­era, excel­lent per­for­mance and a capa­cious bat­tery. Pho­to: glavoptovik.ru

The gad­get is not only the own­er of a good cam­era. This is a device with an 8‑core proces­sor, 6 GB of RAM, a 6.4‑inch screen and a 4500 mAh bat­tery. This is enough not only for dai­ly shoot­ing, but also for games, read­ing, watch­ing con­tent, etc.

Samsung Galaxy S22

The gad­get with the small­est screen on our list is only 6.1 inch­es. But this is enough for nor­mal oper­a­tion. The price is from 90,000 rubles.

The front cam­era of the device is 10 MP. There is a group self­ie func­tion that allows you to cap­ture more peo­ple in the frame.

Rear cam­eras:

  • main — 50 megapix­els (there is image sta­bi­liza­tion — the video will not trem­ble);
  • ultra wide-angle — 12 MP (no aut­o­fo­cus);
  • tele­pho­to lens — 10 MP (aut­o­fo­cus and sta­bi­liza­tion).
An exam­ple of a snap­shot from a Sam­sung Galaxy S22 smart­phone. Pho­to: samsung.com

Sam­sung Galaxy S22 cam­era fea­tures:

  • there is a spe­cial night mode that reduces noise, increas­es bright­ness and con­trast;
  • all effects (for exam­ple, blur­ring the back­ground) can be added imme­di­ate­ly or to the tak­en pho­to;
  • there is an auto-cor­rec­tion of jit­ter;
  • Videos can be tak­en with the front and rear cam­eras. This fea­ture will be use­ful for blog­gers who shoot unbox­ing;
  • Adap­tive Pix­el — tech­nol­o­gy improves col­or repro­duc­tion (even at dusk) and improves clar­i­ty;
  • Aut­oFram­ing — in video mode, the track­ing focus may not be on 1 per­son, but on 10;
  • improved shoot­ing of ani­mals — now the fur is bet­ter sep­a­rat­ed from the back­ground.

The Sam­sung Galaxy S22 is not just a phone with a good cam­era. This is a gad­get with:

  • pro­tec­tion lev­el IP68 — not afraid of rain and even falling into liq­uid (to a depth of 1.5 meters);
  • hous­ing made of a stolen alu­minum alloy and Corn­ing Goril­la Glass Vic­tus + — not afraid of scratch­es and falls;
  • bright Dynam­ic AMOLED 2X screen (2340 × 1080) — the pic­ture is clear, and the con­trast changes with the inten­si­ty of the light around.

Read more about its fea­tures in a detailed review.

Spec­i­fi­ca­tion / Mod­el Galaxy S21FE Galaxy S22
RAM, GB 6 eight
Built-in mem­o­ry, GB 128 256
Screen diag­o­nal, inch­es 6.4 6.1
Screen res­o­lu­tion 2340x1080 2400x1080
Res­o­lu­tion of the main cam­era, Mp 12 fifty
Front cam­era res­o­lu­tion, Mp 32 ten
Bat­tery capac­i­ty, mAh 4500 3700
Price 58 900 90 000

Smartphones from the expensive segment

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

An improved ver­sion of the pre­vi­ous mod­el for 147,000 rubles. Is dif­fer­ent:

  • the amount of RAM — 12 GB ver­sus 8 GB;
  • larg­er dis­play diag­o­nal — 6.87 ver­sus 6.1;
  • dis­play res­o­lu­tion of 3088x1440 ver­sus 2400x1080 (the S22 Ultra has a clear­er and brighter pic­ture).

Anoth­er dif­fer­ence is the cam­eras. The front-fac­ing smart­phone Sam­sung Galaxy S22 Ultra is 40 megapix­els (and this is the record of our top).

Rear cam­eras:

  • main — 108 MP;
  • tele­pho­to — 2 x 10 megapix­els;
  • wide-angle — 12 MP.

The pho­tos are very volu­mi­nous, detailed, the shad­ows are not smeared, there are no over­ex­po­sures. Arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence will allow even a begin­ner to take mag­a­zine shots — clear, with per­fect bal­ance of white, light, etc. The cam­era auto­mat­i­cal­ly improves frames. There is aut­o­fo­cus — very fast. The col­ors are rich but nat­ur­al.

You can shoot 8K video at 24 fps and 4K video at 60 fps.

A nice addi­tion is the pres­ence of a sty­lus. It’s easy to retouch pho­tos and use appli­ca­tions with an elec­tron­ic pen.

The S22 Ultra is tru­ly one of the best cam­eras of 2021–2022. Pho­to: flipboard.com

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

The most expen­sive gad­get on our list and one of the most cus­tom mod­els on the mar­ket. The price is from 173,000 rubles. The Sam­sung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a triple-cam­era fold­able gad­get that will def­i­nite­ly help you stand out from the crowd.

Advan­tages of Sam­sung Galaxy Z Fold 3:

  • huge screen — diag­o­nal 7.63 inch­es;
  • pow­er­ful 2.8 GHz 8‑core proces­sor (the largest of this list) and 12 GB of RAM;
  • 512 GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry for pho­tos and videos in high qual­i­ty;
  • capa­cious bat­tery — 4400 mAh (enough for a whole day of active use);
  • IPX8 water and dust resis­tance — with­stand immer­sion to a depth of 1 m for half an hour.
The Sam­sung Galaxy Z Fold 3 smart­phone is unusu­al and styl­ish. Pho­to: topfree4kwallpaper.blogspot.com

Front cam­era — 10 megapix­els.

Rear cam­eras:

  • main — 12 MP;
  • ultra-wide — 12 MP;
  • tele­pho­to — 12 MP.

There is:

  • tak­ing a self­ie with the rear cam­era (due to the fact that the screen is fold­able);
  • sav­ing pic­tures in RAW for­mat;
  • many set­tings in PRO mode;
  • aut­o­fo­cus and opti­cal sta­bi­liz­er;
  • improved night mode (less noise, more clar­i­ty).
Spec­i­fi­ca­tion / Mod­el Galaxy S22 Ultra Galaxy Z Fold3
RAM, GB 12 12
Built-in mem­o­ry, GB 256 512
Screen diag­o­nal, inch­es 6.8 7.6
Screen res­o­lu­tion 3088x1440 2208x1768
Res­o­lu­tion of the main cam­era, Mp 108 12
Front cam­era res­o­lu­tion, Mp 40 ten
Bat­tery capac­i­ty, mAh 5000 4400
Price 147 000 173 000

Of course, the Sam­sung cam­paign has oth­er smart­phones with a good cam­era. But we can­not cov­er all the released mod­els and focus on the cur­rent ones, those that can be bought in stores now. Have you had a Sam­sung cam­era phone that left an indeli­ble impres­sion and pleas­ant mem­o­ries? Share the name of the mod­el and expe­ri­ence of use in the com­ments.