The best of the best. The top tier. The cameras that truly kick butt.

2016 was a great year for mobile photography. Whittling this list down to a top five was a herculean task, but we’re exactly the tech channel to get that job done. No cop outs here. These are ranked based on our experiences producing a year of Real Camera Reviews, the most in depth series of phone camera reviews available on the internet. Each Real Camera Review delivers over ten minutes of footage at UHD quality to see real-world samples of photos and videos in a variety of shooting scenarios.

The best photos. The best video. The best camera apps. If cameras are a killer feature, then these phones are the absolute content creation devices of 2016! Any phone making this list is a top tier performer, and we also have a handful of honorable mentions, so let’s jump in.

Top 5 Smartphone Cameras of 2016

Best Audio Phones of 2016
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