Best Android camera phone 2022

One of the biggest reasons to buy a high-end phone is for the camera. Whether through computational processing or as many lenses as possible, phones are taking good enough photos these days that most people don't even consider a dedicated camera. Luckily, there are plenty of options for people who want effortless point-and-shoot style photography and those who want to go more in-depth or have different needs beyond the camera. Whether you choose the Google Pixel 6 Pro or Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, you'll be getting a stellar camera for every situation.

These are the best Android camera phones

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Over the shoulder shot of taking a photo on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

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The Google Pixel 6 Pro comes out on top because of its consistent performance in every condition, including when pets or kids won't stop moving. It's hard to top it, or any other Pixel phone really, as one of the best Android phones around based on its fantastic ability to capture beautiful photos in every situation without any tweaking, guessing with settings, or edits after capture.

But you'd be remiss to not consider Samsung's Galaxy S22 Ultra, which provides the best quality zoom at almost any level, including some seriously ludicrous quality even beyond 30x zoom. It's also a consistently excellent low-light performer and takes the best video of any Android smartphone available in most countries.

Ted Kritsonis
Contributor, Audio Reviewer

Ted Kritsonis loves taking photos when the opportunity arises, be it on a camera or smartphone. Beyond sports and world history, you can find him tinkering with gadgets or enjoying a cigar. Often times, that will be with a pair of headphones or earbuds playing tunes. When he's not testing something, he's working on the next episode of his podcast, Tednologic.