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How should you evaluate a smartphone camera?

By Finserv MARKETS - Apr 4,2019
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How should you evaluate a smartphone camera?

There is a wide variety of smartphone brands that are currently flooding the market, with each brand claiming to be better than another. A good camera is perhaps one of the most important features of a smartphone regardless of whether or not you are a photography enthusiast. Since most of us do not have traditional cameras anymore, we rely on our smartphone camera to capture life long memories.

Now, when it comes to comparing smartphone cameras if you start to compare and contrast each and every specification you might start to feel dizzy. So we have broken down how you can effectively evaluate which smartphone camera will work the best to suit all your photography needs.

Regardless of the camera you choose, you can have your new smartphone delivered to you from the Finserv Markets EMI store in less than 24 hours with no paperwork, instant approval, zero down payment and interest on EMI.

Processing Power

The processor of your smartphone is like its heart and affects the performance of every widget and application on it. The power of your smartphone’s processor will directly affect its ability and efficiency in processing images. So regardless of how good your camera may be, if your processor is poor, it will perform poorly. Some of the most popular processors include the Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Samsung Exynos 8895 and the Apple A10 and A11 bionic processor.

Currently, the e 10nm Snapdragon 835 is the highest processor built for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus as well as the Galaxy Note 8 and can support a 32MP camera or a 16MP dual camera. The  Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 supports smartphones such as Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe, Google Pixel & Pixel XL, LG G6 and a lot more.


Just as the processor is to the smartphone, the sensor is to the camera. If the sensor is capable of performing a good job in capturing the image, you will have high-quality good images. Sensors are designed to sense light which creates a photo, and the more light a sensor is capable of catching, the better images it will produce. Hence even a 13MP camera with a small sensor will produce lesser quality images than an 8MP camera with a larger sensor.


Commonly referred to as MP, it measures the pixel count of your camera. The higher pixel count your camera has, the more detailed images it will capture, and the better will be the resolution of your images. A standard 12MP camera can print perfect quality of photos up to 11×24”.

Aperture (F-Value)

This refers to the opening inside the lens of the camera which controls the amount of light that travels through. The smaller the f-number of a camera, the wider its aperture will be, resulting in a shallow depth of field. Hence, f/9 is smaller than the f/1.2. The wider the lens apertures, the better the image quality it will produce.


There are usually two types of zoom features available on smartphone cameras, namely digital and optical zoom and can be useful when you are trying to capture photos from a distance. When you use the digital zoom, it is essentially cropping a captured photograph and producing a pixelated image. However, if you are using optical zoom, you will yield a better and higher quality photograph.

Although most smartphones now come equipped with very good cameras, deciding which camera will be best for you depends on your usage of the device. You can get your brand new smartphone from the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store without a credit card and it will be delivered at your doorstep in less than 24 hours.

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