Best dual-camera phones in India: 8 phones you must check now

Dual-camera phones are nothing new to the market. However, since the Apple iPhone 7 Plus was announced last year, manufacturers have been somewhat rushing to launch dual-camera phones of their own. This is not to say that Apple started the trend of dual-camera phones. However, one can’t deny that Apple, no doubt popularized the idea. So what are some of the popular dual-camera phones that we can find in the Indian mobile industry today? Let’s have a look.

Mi A1

OS: Android 7.1.2 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3,080mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 5MP

Dual Camera
Stock Android
Full metal body
Smaller Battery
Unoriginal design

The result of Xiaomi's partnership with Google, Mi A1 supported by the search giant's Android One program is aimed at users who want a premium smartphone experience in low price. The Mi A1 reboots Google's Android One program which was at first created for budget OEM's so that they could give a great experience to users with the help of stock Android. With its reboot, Google has tweaked that a bit and will not focus on smartphone manufacturers that can give a good overall experience to consumers, both with hardware and software.

The A1 features a full HD 5.5-inch IPS display and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor backed by 4GB of RAM and an onboard storage of 64GB which can further be expanded with the help of a microSD card. Mi A1 comes with dual camera setup and houses twin 12-megapixel camera modules, one wide-angle, f/2.2 aperture and the other one being a telephoto f/2.6 aperture lens. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera as well. As the smartphone is a product associated with Android One, it runs on stock Android 7.1.2 with promised update to Android 8.0 Oreo. Mi A1 draws power from a 3,080 mAh battery which supports fast charging.

The Mi A1 is up for sale on Flipkart and, priced at Rs 14,999.

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Read the full review here: Xiaomi Mi A1 Review 

Moto G5s Plus

Weight: 168g | Dimensions: 153.5 x 76.2 x 8.0mm | OS: Android 7.1 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3,000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP + 13MP | Front camera: 8MP

Metal build
Stock Android
Dual Camera

With the G5s Plus, Moto has improved an already capable smartphone and makes it entry into the league of dual camera phones. The Moto G5s Plus features a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display protected with Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood lies Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor supported by Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. Users have the option to increase the storage via microSD card for up to 256GB.

As with all the smartphones in the Moto catalogue, the Moto G5s Plus runs on stock Android 7.1 Nougat.

Moto G5s Plus comes with two 13-megapixel camera sensors with an f/2.0 aperture. Moto has chosen to go with RGB and Monochrome sensors while the front houses an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

The phone comes with a 3,000 mAh battery capacity which supports fast charging. 

The Moto G5s Plus is available on Amazon India for Rs 15,999 in Lunar Gray and Blush Gold colour options.

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Read: Moto G5s Plus Vs Moto G5 Plus: How good is the new one?

Huawei P9

Weight: 144g | Dimensions: 145 x 70.9 x 7mm | OS: Android 6.0 | Screen size: 5.2-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 955 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3,000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

Design and thickness
Display size

While the market talks a lot about the iPhone 7 Plus and the OnePlus 5, very little has been spoken about the Huawei P9. The dual-cameras onboard the P9 uses a slightly different technology underneath as it consists of a standard sensor and a monochrome sensor to offer optimum detail and contrast to your photographs.

It’s pretty decently packed in other departments too, so the camera is not its only strength. It is currently selling via Flipkart and Amazon for roughly around Rs 39,999, which I feel is a bit too much for a phone of this calibre.

Read the full review: Huawei P9 review

OnePlus 5

Weight: 153g | Dimensions: 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3mm | OS: Android 7.1.1 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Snapdragon 835 | RAM: 6/8GB | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 3,300mAh | Rear camera: 16MP + 20MP | Front camera: 16MP

RAM and storage
Uninsipiring design

One of the hottest phones to come out this year, the OnePlus 5 is the handset that everyone is talking about right now. The phone’s claim to fame is the dual-cameras on the back and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 running underneath. The phone also comes with a slightly revamped (yet unoriginal) design. 

The handset’s dual-camera performance has received significant praise from users and experts alike, although it is said to be lacking in comparison to the iPhone 7 Plus. But considering the disparity in pricing between the two handsets, we don’t see this as much of a problem.

There’s not a lot that hasn’t been said about the company’s new flagship, and it’s currently selling via OnePlus’ online store as well as Amazon India. The 64 and 128GB variants have been priced at Rs 32,999 and Rs 37,999 respectively.

Read the full review: OnePlus 5 review

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Weight: 188g | Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm | OS: iOS 10 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Apple A10 Fusion | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32/128/256GB | Battery: 2,900mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 7MP

Amazing Camera features
Snappy processor

The iPhone 7 Plus is the phone to beat in the industry right now. Even though it’s been nearly 10 months since the handset was released, there really is no handset that can come close to it in terms of dual-camera performance. We can’t say the same about single camera performance, however, since devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the HTC U11 are significantly ahead in this area. 

The phone is slightly bulky for the display size offered by the company, which has been a hallmark of the iPhones over the past few years. We cannot forget the fact that it’s incredibly expensive right now, especially in India, which is a massive factor to consider before you make up your mind about getting the device. The three storage variants of the iPhone 7 Plus will set you back by Rs 56,000, Rs 64,000 and Rs 76,000 respectively from online retailers in the country.

Read the full review: iPhone 7 Plus review


Weight: 163g | Dimensions: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm | OS: Android 7.0 Nougat | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 2880 x 1440 | CPU: Snapdragon 821 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB (expandable up to 2 TB) | Battery: 3,300mAh | Rear camera: 13MP + 13MP | Front camera: 5MP

Great screen
Water-resistant body
Older chipset
Non-removable battery

Launched at MWC 2017, the LG G6 is the latest G series device succeeding the LG G5. The smartphone comes with dual 13MP cameras at the back. While, the primary camera is packed with optical image stabilization, the same is lacked by the 125 degree wide-angle lens, however it can click some amazing GoPro like pictures. 

Surprisingly, the handset is powered by Snapdragon 821 while the latest version, Snapdragon 835 is already in the market and is used in competing phones like OnePlus 5, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and US version of the Galaxy S8. The phone is available both online and offline retail shops at around Rs 40,000.

Read the full review: LG G6 review

LG V20

Weight: 174g | Dimensions: 159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6mm | OS: Android 7.0 Nougat | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | CPU: Snapdragon 820 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3,200mAh | Rear camera: 16MP + 8MP | Front camera: 5MP

Removable battery
Good display
Poor battery life
Bloated UI

For those who want a smartphone with a big high resolution screen and top-end multimedia features, LG V20 is the perfect choice. It comes with 5.7-inch Quad-HD IPS display along with a secondary display, which is one nifty feature that LG introduced last year. The Quad-DAC integration with free B&O PLAY headsets elevates the sound experience for audiophiles.

The smartphone has a dual-camera setup on the rear, which includes a 16MP primary lens and an 8MP wide-angle lens with 135 degree angle of view. The LG V20 comes with 5MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture that gives a wide-angle effect, thereby cutting off the need of an additional lens.

LG V20 is available at around Rs 35,000 from both online and offline retail stores.

Read the full review: LG V20 review

Honor 8 Pro

Weight: 184g | Dimensions: 157 x 77.5 x 6.97mm | OS: Android 7.0 | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | CPU: Kirin 960 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: 4,000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

Stunning design
Camera lacking OIS
Not handy

The newly launched Honor 8 Pro comes with dual 12MP cameras at the back and 8MP camera on the front. Just like Huawei P9, the secondary lens at the back comes with a monochrome sensor which enhances the quality of the image especially in low lighting conditions. 

The handset comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage which makes it compete directly against the OnePlus 5. Priced at Rs 29,999, Honor 8 Pro is exclusively available on Amazon India.

Read the full review: Honor 8 Pro review