The second camera is often a depth sensor or telephoto shooter, but what if you’re looking for a super wide-angle camera? These cameras are great for cramming way more into an image, but they’re still not very common.
We gathered every phone featuring a wide-angle camera worth getting in one place for your convenience. It’s not just LG phones — there are plenty of options if you want go wide.
Asus ROG Phone
The Asus ROG Phone features an overclocked Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 512GB of storage, and a 4,000mAh battery. It’s clearly meant for the gaming market first rather than your typical Android enthusiast.
It’s also one of the few phones with a wide-angle camera on the rear, coming in at 8MP and offering a 120-degree field-of-view. The resolution doesn’t sound great on paper, but it should do the job for Instagram snaps. Otherwise, you’re looking at a 12MP primary camera and an 8MP selfie camera.
Asus Zenfone 6
The ROG Phone is clearly an ultra-premium product, but if you’re looking for something a little cheaper, Asus has a good options for you.
The Asus Zenfone 6 offers a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB to 8GB of RAM, 64GB to 256GB of storage, and a massive 5,000mAh battery — all for $499.
In addition to the 48MP f/1.79 main camera, the Zenfone 6 also sports an 13MP 125-degree FOV secondary snapper. That should be enough to get it all in frame!
Huawei P30 Pro
The Huawei P30 Pro is considered the king of smartphone cameras by many. This is why it should come as no surprise that it is also priced to compete with the most expensive devices out there. You can currently buy a Huawei P30 Pro for $945 from Amazon.
Nearly a grand gets you a formidable quad-camera set-up. One of these cameras has a wide-angle lens with a 16mm focal length. It also features a 20MP sensor and an f/2.2 aperture. You also get a 40MP f/1.6 standard sensor, a TOF camera, and an 8MP 5x optical periscope prism zoom camera.
Specs include a Kirin 980 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128/512GB of storage, and a 4,200 mAh battery.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Don’t need the greatest and latest from Huawei? If you get an older-generation device like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro you can save yourself a few hundred dollars. The Mate 20 Pro can be had for as low as $550 from Amazon and comes with a camera set-up that is nearly as good.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a trio of cameras on the back. The ultra-wide one comes with a 20MP sensor, an f/2.2 aperture, and a 16mm equivalent focal length.
The phone is also no slouch, featuring an octa-core Kirin 980, 6/8GB of RAM, 128/256GB of internal storage, and a hefty 4,200mAh battery.
LG V50 ThinQ
The LG V50 ThinQ has a triple-camera setup on the back, featuring a standard 12MP f/1.5 shooter, a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto snapper, and a 16MP f/1.9 super wide-angle camera.
The latter camera’s field-of-view has been dialed back to 107 degrees, but it’s still wide enough to make for a different perspective. Other noteworthy specifications include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a 4,000mAh battery.
All of this won’t come cheap, though. This device is currently only available from Sprint in the USA and it goes for $1152 if you choose to pay for the full price outright.
LG G8 ThinQ
If you don’t want to spend over a grand but still like LG smartphones, the LG G8 ThinQ is a great alternative. This one is currently selling for $679.99 on Amazon. It’s not exactly cheap, but the price is much easier to handle.
The LG G8 ThinQ comes with powerful specs, including a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a 3,500mAh battery. More importantly, it comes with a 16MP f/1.9 camera with a 107-degree field of view, as well as a standard 12MP shooter with an f/1.5 aperture.
OnePlus 7 Pro
Starting at $669, the OnePlus 7 Pro is the company’s most expensive device yet. While the OnePlus 7 Pro may not necessarily offer the same camera, battery life, and extra features as the Samsung Galaxy S10, Huawei P30 Pro, and Google Pixel 3 XL, it makes up for it in performance, build quality, and that clean user interface.
Sadly, cameras have never been one of OnePlus’ strengths, but this one offers fair quality and a wide-angle 16MP f/2.2 camera with a 117-degree field of view. The other two cameras are a 48MP f/1.6 standard shooter and an 8MP f/2.2 3x telephoto.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Series
If what you want is a good all-around phone, you can’t go wrong with one of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 series handsets, which include the S10e, S10, and S10 Plus. These start at $550 and can go well above $1,000 on Amazon, so there should be something here for every budget.
Regardless of your choice, you will be happy to learn all three sport a 16MP f/2.2 camera with a 123-degree field of view. That’s one of the widest lenses in this list, and the industry.
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