Manufacturers are really zealous about adding extra camera sensors on phones these days. There was a time when a phone with dual cameras on both front and back was referred to as a quad-camera phone, but a few months ago that changed. (हिंदी में पढ़िए)

We already have a handful of quad-camera phones and many more are on their way. but do we really need multiple rear or front cameras?

Why do we need four cameras on a phone?

Different brands implement multiple camera systems differently, but the basic idea is to make a camera system more versatile. Unlike DSLRs, you can clip different lens assembly to your phone for particular needs. So OEMs a You’d still be using the primary sensor for basic photography, but in select situations, the Telephoto lens for zoom or the Wide-angle camera for greater field of view might come in handy.

Even when great camera phones like Google Pixel 3 XL defy the trend, we’d say that the concept of stacking multiple camera sensors has some merit to it.

Having said that, like every tech trend, the term quad-camera is often abused. Manufacturers focus on increasing the count to 4 rather than on camera quality. In fact, most OEMs employ the fourth camera for depth mapping – something that can be conveniently accomplished using the other three sensors.

So, just the term quad-camera shouldn’t weigh too heavy in your buying decision. On most affordable and mid-range phones, you’d only be using the primary camera most often.

List of quad-camera phones in 2022:

If you are looking for quad-camera phones that stand out, here’s a list you can refer to.

1. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung 2022 flagship – the S22 Ultra takes smartphone cameras to next level. The new Galaxy flagship features a quad-camera setup at back with some crazy capabilities.

The S22 Ultra (review) setup includes a 108MP Wide, 10MP periscope telephoto, 12MP ultrawide, and 10MP telephoto sensor. The 108MP wide sensor-led setup is one of the most versatile camera setups in the market today. You may wonder why Samsung included two telephoto sensors in this setup. Well, one of the 10MP telephoto sensors is used for 3x optical zoom and another 10MP telephoto sensor is used for 10X optical zoom.

Samsung’s other phone with quaad rear cameras:

  • Samsung Galaxy M33 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A73 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A33 5G

2. Vivo X80 Pro 5G

Although the Vivo X80 series is here in India with its flagship host of features. the X80 Pro is touted as the best camera phone from Vivo in the country. The X80 Pro (review) camera system includes four sensors on the rear.

Vivo X80 Pro review - design

The primary camera has a 50-megapixel sensor with an f/1.6 aperture and optical image stabilization. The second in line is a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture. Then there’s a 12MP portrait sensor and an 8MP periscope lens. It also includes a Vivo V1+ imaging chip.

There’s also a 32MP camera with an f/2.45 aperture on the front.

Vivo’s other phone with quaad rear cameras:

  • Vivo V19
  • Vivo Y50

3. Xiaomi Mi 10 5G

Xiaomi Mi 10 5G also features a quad camera setup with some really interesting choices of sensors. The flagship phone from Xiaomi also profoundly opts for a 108MP primary camera with assistance from 13MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth camera.

Other than wild optics, the Mi 10 also has some really neat hardware on board. The phone includes a 90Hz FHD+ screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 856 chipset, and 4780mAh battery with 30W wired and wireless charging support. The Mi 10 is also Xiaomi’s first 5G phone to launch in India.

List of other Mi Series quad camera phones:

  • Xiaomi Mi 10i

4. OnePlus 9 Pro 5G

The OnePlus 9 Pro is another phone from the Chinese smartphone brand to include a quad-camera setup. Having said that, OnePlus has taken a slightly distinctive approach to optics choice.

The OnePlus 9 Pro quad camera setup features one 48MP sensor and one 50MP to allow you to capture wide-angle and ultra-wide frames, an 8MP telephoto lens for 3X optical Zoom, and a 2MP monochrome filter lens. OnePlus has Hasselblad Color Calibration which is highly publicized by the brand.

List of other OnePlus quad camera phones:

  • OnePlus 9
  • OnePlus 9R
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus Nord

5. Realme X50 Pro 5G

Realme has been one brand that has endorsed quad-rear cameras in a big way. In fact, the company pledged a stance to stick to 4 rear cameras for the foreseeable future. The current flagship, Realme X50 Pro, offers loads of covetable features for a very aggressive price.

Realme X50 Pro 5G Review
64MP Quad Rear cameras

The Realme X50 Pro quad-camera setup includes a 64MP Primary sensor, 12MP, 8MP and 2MP. It also has a 32MP and 8MP dual selfie camera setup on the front. The X50 Pro 50W includes a 90Hz HDR10+ AMOLED display, Qualcomm’s leading Snapdragon 865 5G chipset, and a 64MP sensor-led quad camera. Disruptive indeed!

Other Realme quad-camera phones are:

  • Realme X7
  • Realme X2 Pro
  • Realme X2
  • Realme 8 Pro
  • Realme 8 5G
  • Realme 8
  • Realme Narzo 10
  • Realme Narzo 20 Pro
  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro

ALSO READ: Best Phones with 32MP Selfie Cameras to buy in 2021

6. Poco X3 Pro

Poco X3 Pro employs 48MP led a quad-camera sensor at the back. The handset is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 octa-core chipset paired with up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage.

Apart from the 48MP primary sensor, the Poco X3 Pro rear setup has an 8MP wide-angle sensor, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. Other highlights include a 20MP selfie camera, a 4500mAh battery with 30W fast charging, and a 120Hz 6.67-inch HDR10-compliant IPS LCD display.

Other Poco quad-camera phones are:

  • POCO M2 Reloaded
  • Poco X3
  • Poco M2

7. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro is one of the highest-selling phones in the country and yes it packs a quad-camera setup at the back. It’s by helio G96 octa-core chipset paired with up to 8GB RAM, and 128GB storage, and offers 67W Flash fast charging.

As for the cameras, the quad setup includes a 108MP Samsung sensor as the primary camera, an 8MP shooter for ultra-wide shots a 2MP telephoto, and a basic 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the X2 gets a 16MP selfie camera.

Other Redmi quad-camera phones are:

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
  • Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11SE

8. Vivo V17 Pro

Vivo V17 Pro is the current V-series flagship from the brand, one that emphasizes on-camera performance. The phone has four cameras on the rear and two on the front (housed within a pop-up module).

The camera module includes a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP wide-angle shooter, a 13MP 2x zoom camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The handset further offers an immersive AMOLED display, a 4100mAh battery, and a fast in-display fingerprint sensor. On the downside, the V17 Pro is let down by its mediocre Snapdragon 675 chipset which certainly isn’t befitting the asking price.

Other Vivo Phones with quad rear cameras: 

ALSO READ: Best Phones With 48MP Cameras You Can Buy In 2021

9. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has the quad-camera specs – 108MP primary + 8MP wide-angle + 5MP depth + 2MP macro – and it certainly offers a great camera experience for its price.

The handset brandishes an elegant design and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G octa-core chipset paired with up to 8GB RAM. You further get a 5020mAh battery with 33W fast charging, Gorilla Glass 5 on front and rear, a reliable capacitive side-mounted fingerprint reader, and a 16MP front camera.

  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro (review)

Also Read: Realme XT vs Realme X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro Comparison

10. Oppo Reno6 Pro

Oppo Reno6 Pro debuted in India with 5G and quad rear cameras. The features 64MP led quad rear cameras.

The Reno 6 Pro 5G (review) model is driven by Dimensity 1200 Octa Core processor clocked at 3.0 GHz. OPPO is offering the 5G phone with 12 GB RAM, 256 GB inbuilt and a 4500 mAh battery with 65W Fast Charging.

Oppo’s other phones with quad rear cameras-

  • OPPO F19 Pro Plus 5G
  • OPPO F17 Pro

The Best Quad Camera Mobile Phones You Can Buy in 2022

The craze of quad-camera phones is only going to grow since this is a trend that manufacturers will back with their marketing budgets. Brands like Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo, and others are finding innovative ways to use multi-cameras to achieve new possibilities in mobile photography.

List of best four-camera phones launched in 2022

Best Four Camera Phones Price
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra₹86,400
Vivo X80 Pro 5G₹79,999
Xiaomi Mi 10 5G₹54,999
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G₹48,999
Realme X50 Pro 5G₹34,999
Poco X3 pro₹21,999
Redmi Note 11 Pro₹19,990
Vivo V17 Pro₹32,000
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max₹17,999
Oppo Reno6 Pro₹37,880

10 COMMENTS

  1. That’s an impressive list you’ve put together. Like you mentioned, OPPO’s Reno series smartphones have made a mark for quad camera setup. The brand is likely to continue that legacy with the upcoming launch of the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G. If rumours are to be believed, the new smartphone will have a quad-camera setup on its rear, including a 64 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP mono lens.
    In addition, OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G will have features like ‘Ultra Night Video’ and ‘Live HDR Video’ that will make shooting videos possible regardless of the light conditions. Whether it’s a late-night party or an early sunrise jog, the Reno5 Pro 5G won’t let you down.
    The Ultra Night Video feature will allow users to raise the luminosity and ensure the details and the tone of colours. The feature also reduces picture motion blur and facial distortions while shooting videos on the move. OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G’s Live HDR Video feature will allow users to shoot clear videos in backlighted scenarios.
    So, the phone will have one feature for late-night shooting and another for when the sun is out. These features, along with the quad-camera setup, are expected to help the Reno5 Pro 5G set a benchmark in its category.

  2. I wonder why Apple isn’t making a quad camera setup. (Me pregunto por qué Apple no está haciendo una configuración de cámara cuádruple.)

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