iPhone Beats Pixel: Top 7 Single-Lens Camera Phones Right Now!

As per DxOMark tests, iPhone XR is world's best single-lens camera phone right now.

iPhone XR is right now world's best single lens camera phone
iPhone XR is right now world’s best single lens camera phone – Best Single Rear Camera Smartphones

As per the recent iPhone XR review by DxOMark, iPhone XR is the best Single-lens camera smartphone in the world. The record was previously held by Google Pixel 2.

iPhone XR in India starts at Rs 76,900 for the base variant.

Do note that the current Google flagship Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL also uses a single rear camera, but DxOMark hasn’t reviewed the Pixel 3 phones yet. Soon after the reviews, Pixel 3 is expected to take the crown from iPhone XR.


iPhone XR: The Best Single-Lens Camera Smartphone In The World (DxOMark)

In an era of multi-lens smartphones, it’s really hard to find a good camera smartphone with a single rear camera. While companies are finding ways to add more sensors, there are manufacturers who have done a great job with single lenses.

Just like Pixel phones, the new iPhone XR does an awesome job single-handedly with a single rear camera.

The iPhone XR rear camera offers excellent texture and sharpness. The photos shot in extremely tough lighting conditions came out really well. iPhone XR scored an overall 103 in photos with 90 in Exposure and Contrast, 82 in Colour and 99 Autofocus.

Top Single Camera Smartphones In The World | Best Single Rear Camera Smartphones

The list comprises of some of the best single rear camera smartphones in the world. Here goes the list of the top single camera smartphones:

Google Pixel 3

The 12.2-megapixel rear camera on Google Pixel 3 XL uses machine learning to improve image processing. The Pixel’s camera is more about software than hardware. With a f/1.8 aperture, phase detection, and laser autofocus, the rear camera also supports HDR and Optical Image Stabilization. The new Night feature on Google Pixel 3 also allows you to take excellent low-light and nighttime photos.

iPhone XR

The iPhone XR comes with a single 12-megapixel 1/2.55 camera offering 1.4-micron pixel and a f/1.8 aperture. The rear camera features Optical Image Stabilization, Phase DAF and a dual-tone quad-LED flash. The smartphone performed really well under extremely low light conditions.

Google Pixel 2

The Google Pixel 2 XL also features a 12-megapixel single rear camera featuring a f/1.8 aperture producing 1.4um pixels. The camera comes with  Optical Image Stabilization, Dual pixel autofocus, and dual LED flash. The camera produces some excellent shots irrespective of the lighting.

Samsung Galaxy S9

The single sensor 12-megapixel camera on the Samsung Galaxy S9 offers incredible low light performance under extreme conditions. Galaxy S9 can adapt any condition under respective lighting with the option to change the aperture. You can switch the S9 aperture between f/1.5 (low-light shots) and f/2.4 (brighter scenes).

iPhone 8 / iPhone 7

Both the Apple devices, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 uses the same single rear snapper. While there are a few minor changes in image processing, both perform almost the same. The smartphones have a 12-megapixel rear sensor offering a f/1.8 aperture, 5X digital zoom and Optical Image Stabilization.

Google Pixel

The first Pixel phone remains of the finest single-lensed cameras till now. The 12-megapixel rear camera on Google Pixel comes with laser autofocus, 1.55-micron pixel offering an aperture of f/2.0 at the back.


The squeeze sensitive HTC U11 comes with a 12-megapixel rear sensor offering excellent pictures on a f/1.7 aperture lens. The smartphone does a great job under variable lighting conditions backed by laser autofocus and Optical Image Stabilisation.

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1 Comment
  1. Jason says

    In Photography iPhones are always superior (i am an Android user). Seen few shots taken by iPhone’s man the photos are very nice.

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