Arguably the best camera on any smartphone in 2016 was the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Well, or maybe the Google Pixel. Samsung has continued to improve their camera experience with each and every release, and this year is no different.
Samsung is using the same 12 Dual Pixel camera as last year, but with improvements throughout. It has one of the fastest auto-focus systems we've ever seen, and the Dual Pixel setup uses 95% of the pixels to capture more light while taking photos at night or indoors. Giving it the best low-light photography around. Additionally, there's a new laser auto-focus to make taking photos even easier than it already was. Not to mention the magic of Bixby while using the camera to scan things in the world and find out more information about them. More on that in a moment.
It also uses an f/1.7 aperture lens for improved low light, less blur from movement or shaky hands, and delivers crisp and accurate photos every single time. Not to mention optical image stabilization and other things. They also have a new shooting mode where every time you take a photo, it takes multiple images. Then combines them for the best brightness, clarity, sharpness and focus. Then blends it into one output for optimal photography experiences. We heard it can even do 1,000 FPS slow-motion video. The front camera is better too. It's now an 8 megapixel wide-angle lens, instead of only 5MP.
The Galaxy S8 might end up the best smartphone camera again in 2017.