Mobile camera lens hardware and technology has taken a huge leap in the past few years. More and more megapixels are being squeezed in, along with new features like dual and triple rear camera sets, AI-based software improvements, and even physical aperture shutters.
However, phone cameras can’t do everything well, which is why there is also a growing market for mobile camera lens add-ons. They can offer owners better telephoto, wide-angle, macro, and even 360 degree images and movies. If you are an Android phone owner, here are some of the best mobile camera lens add-ons you can buy.
Moment Photo Cases and Lenses
Moment is one of the most respected companies in smartphone photography. Moment has camera cases for iPhones, many of Samsung’s Galaxy S and Note phones, and all Google Pixel phones. Most recently, it added cases for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. One can attach Moment lenses to these cases.
Moment has lens add-ons like a wide-angle lens, a 58mm telephoto lens, a Superfish lens for taking super-wide 170 degrees fisheye images, and a Macro lens for getting closer to subjects. The add-on lenses cost between $100 and $118, while all of the Moment photo cases cost $39.99 each. Some cases cost more, depending on materials and style.
OlloClip Multi-Device Clip for Connect X lenses
Up until recently, Olloclip made its camera lens add-on products just for Apple’s iPhones. The company has now released the Olloclip Multi-Device Clip, which allows Android smartphones to use all of the company’s Connect X multi-device clip. The clip allows for the lenses to be flush with either the front or rear smartphone camera.
Olloclip currently sells plenty of Connect X lenses. They include a super-wide four-element lens that covers over 120 degrees along with an ultra-wide lens that increases your smartphone camera’s field of view to 155 degrees. Olloclip also sells a 2x telephoto lens, and a fisheye lens that creates a 180-degree spherical effect, along with high-end magnification. Finally, Olloclip also sells three more macro lenses. They take pictures with 7x,14x, and 21x magnification.
If you already own any of the Connect X lenses, you can get the Olloclip Multi-Device Clip as a standalone product for $19.99. The clip is also sold with any of the Connect X lenses, with the starting price of $59.99.
Aukey Ora camera lenses
Aukey has a couple options for those who want both wide-angle and macro capabilities. The first is a $19.99 variant that offers a 0.45x, 140-degree field of view, as well as 10x macro.
Those who want more macro functionality can get the version with 15x, but it also costs more at $29.99. This will also bring the wide-angle field of view down to 120 degrees.
Because they work with a clip, these lenses should fit many phones out there, but the company mentions compatibility with Apple, Samsung Galaxy S, Honor/Huawei, and Lenovo devices.
The Xenvo Pro Lens Kit may not come from a renown brand, but it is still the #1 Amazon seller in lens attachments, and for good reason. $39.99 gets you a couple lenses, an LED fill light, a lanyard, and a travel case.
The kit includes a 0.45x wide-angle lens and a 15x macro lens. These can be attached together to create an additional view. It has a 4.5-star rating with nearly 2,000 reviews, so you shouldn’t be disappointed.
Godefa Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit
This one is for those who want to go all out on smartphone photography without breaking the bank. The Godefa lens kit comes with 18x telephoto, 0.63x wide-angle, 15x macro, 198-degree fisheye, 6 kaleidoscope, and CPL filter lenses. You also get a little tripod, a lens bag, microfiber cloth, and even a shutter button.
Not a bad deal for $25.99!
Amir Lens Kit
Can’t spend much on smartphone lenses? This is the cheapest option in this list at just $13.99. This bundle comes with a trio of lenses to meet all your needs. These include a 0.4x wide-angle lens, a 10x macro lens, and 180-degree fisheye lens.
They are said to be made with “-high-class glass” and have a 4-star rating on Amazon.