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Top 5 premium smartphones for an unparalleled videography experience

Smartphones have become pocket-sized power houses which have not only changed our lives, but changed the world too.

The rising trend of smartphone videography has created a whole new league for new-age video creators who want to showcase their creativity to the world and tell their stories. 

Nowadays, one of the main specifications that a consumer looks for before buying a smartphone is its camera’s features.

Gone are the days when we had to carry our big-heavy camera along to shoot a short movie or document important memories.  

Now, with the exemplary camera and videography features that the smartphones offer, our lives are officially for the better. 

If you’re someone with a passion for videography and creating stories, we have curated to list of the top best 5 smartphones offering excellent camera and videography experience under Rs. 40,000. 

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G (Rs 35, 990). 

In order to achieve the industry leading videography experience, OPPO also developed the Dimension Fusion Portrait Video System (FDF). 

It works on algorithms that aim to enhance the overall video quality. Aimed at delivering clear and bright videos in all lighting conditions, the industry-first AI Highlight Video feature automatically detects the light levels in a scene and intelligently enhances video quality through Ultra Night Video and Live HDR algorithm. 

Built on the Quality Enhancement Engine and the Portrait Perception Engine, the FDF System integrates powerful hardware with intelligent algorithms and processing technology.

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is not only a videography marvel but will also impress in terms of speed and exceptional performance. It is also the first smartphone backed by the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset

Video creation and consumption is expected to be the next big consumer trend in the 5G era and as always OPPO remains at the forefront by delivering on these ever-evolving consumer trends. 

Oppo in collaboration with Imtiaz Ali, recently released a short movie- ‘Eyes for you’, which marked Imtiaz’s debut for shooting a short movie on his smartphone.

One Plus 8 (Rs 39,999) 

The phone features a triple camera setup with a 48MP main sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP macro sensor. There is also a 16MP front camera. The OnePlus 8 has a 4,300mAH battery with 30W wired fast charging. 

Other features include 90Hz refresh rate, NFC, optical fingerprint scanner and UFS 3.0 storage.  One Plus 8 includes a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED FHD display, the Snapdragon 865 5G-enabled chipset, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. 

There is also a 8GB / 128GB variant for Rs 41,999 and a 12GB / 256GB variant priced at Rs 44,999. However, you can only get the Amazon-only 6GB version for Rs 39,999. 

Google Pixel 4a (Rs. 31,999) 

Google Pixel 4a smartphone was launched on 3rd August 2020. The phone comes with a 5.81-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels at a pixel density of 443 pixels per inch (ppi) and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. 

Google Pixel 4a is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor that features 6 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and 2 cores clocked at 2GHz. It comes with 6GB of RAM. The Google Pixel 4a runs Android 10 and is powered by a 3140mAh non-removable battery. 

The Google Pixel 4a supports proprietary fast charging. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Google Pixel 4a on the rear packs a 12.2-megapixel camera with an f/1.7 aperture and a pixel size of 1.4-micron. 

The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture and a pixel size of 1.12-micron. 

Realme X7 Pro (Rs. 29,999)

The phone has got a 6.55-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ 120Hz. Starting with the camera specs, there is a 64MP primary Sony IMX686 sensor in the lead, and the usual trio of 8MP wide-angle sensor, 2MP macro camera, and 2MP portrait sensor completing the quartet. 

On the front, there is the 32MP selfie camera. As for videos, the X7 Pro can shoot 4K videos at 60fps. In daylight, the Realme X7 Pro can capture ample details and keeps the colors close to natural. 

The display is one of the highlights of the Realme X7 Pro which is a 6.55-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED panel with an in-display fingerprint sensor, 120Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass 5, and support for HDR video playback. 

Samsung Galaxy F62 (Rs. 23,999).

The phone comes with a 6.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Samsung Galaxy F62 is powered by an octa-core Samsung Exynos 9825 processor. 

It comes with 6GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy F62 runs Android 11 and is powered by a 7000mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy F62 supports proprietary fast charging. 

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy F62 on the rear packs a 64-megapixel primary camera; a second 12-megapixel camera; a third 5-megapixel camera and a fourth 5-megapixel camera. 

The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.