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Say cheese - five phone deals to compete with the Google Pixel 4 on camera quality

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The Google Pixel 4 has finally landed, packed full of brand new camera tricks, features and software. But does the new handset also represent the best deal you can get on a camera phone?

There was a time where no one could touch Google in terms of camera quality but now all of the top dogs of the phone world are catching up. Huawei P30 Pro deals land you a scarcely believable 50x zoom, the iPhone 11 has shown Apple can compete and the Galaxy S10 has paired affordability with an impressive camera.

Don't get us wrong, Google Pixel 4 deals are certainly impressive, costing less than the Google Pixel 3 on launch and it is clear Google has gone big on its camera this year, but with so many impressive camera phones around, is it right for you?

We've listed five excellent mobile phone deals to compete with the Google Pixel 4, all on some of the world's best camera phones so you can choose the option perfect for you.

  • Considering switching sides? Compare the best iPhone deals with our guide

1. The best around - Huawei P30 and P30 Pro deals

Huawei P30 | Three | £19 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £27pm
Want top of the line camera quality at a price way below the Google Pixel 4? The Huawei P30 could be the perfect choice. It has a lot of the features we love about the P30 Pro (our favourite camera phone right now) but at a lower price. For just £27 a month you're getting a whopping 100GB of data.
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Huawei P30 Pro | Three | £29 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
It's a similar price to the Google Pixel 4 but with its massive 50x zoom, impeccable low-light shots, triple camera set-up and much more powerful processor, the Huawei P30 Pro feels like the perfect competition to Google's latest. And like the offer above, you're getting 100GB of data.
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2. Google at a lower price - Google Pixel 3a deals

Google Pixel 3a | Vodafone | £15 upfront (with code 10OFF) | 5GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £24pm
It wouldn't be a list of Google's competitors without...well, Google. When Google released the Google Pixel 3a it was the perfect opportunity to get all of Google's ace camera specs without the price. Yes, it won't be on the same level of the Google Pixel 4 for camera quality but it is so much cheaper and still an excellent camera.
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3. The Samsung challengers - Samsung S10 deals

Samsung Galaxy S10 | EE | £49 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36pm
Along with Huawei, Samsung is Google's biggest competitor for camera quality. Of course, a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus deal would be the best competition but the price is off putting. The S10 blends both cost and excellent camera abilities to become one of the Google Pixel 4's biggest competitions. And with great pricing, a load of data and EE's superfast speeds, this will be the deal to go for.
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Samsung Galaxy S10e | Three | £29 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £31pm
The option above too expensive? Or want more data? This S10e deal will ideal. It isn't quite the S10 in terms of camera quality and will definitely fall short of the Pixel 4, but with such great pricing and a load of data it is a competitor worth keeping in mind. View Deal

4. Apple steps up - iPhone 11 deals

iPhone 11 | EE | £39.99 upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £41pm
Until recently, Apple was behind when it came to camera phones but its iPhone 11 range has brought in back into the race. At a very similar price to the Google Pixel 4, the iPhone 11 is the obvious comparison. It is likely to fall short of the Pixel in terms of point and shoot photos but makes up for that in its processing power, 4K video and iOS.View Deal

5. Flagship at a cheap price - Huawei Mate 20 Pro deals

Huawei Mate 20 Pro | Three | £29 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £28pm
Yes, another Huawei on Three...with 100GB of data. But really, we can tell you now that these Three contracts knock everything else out of the park. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro even a few years on is one of the best camera phones on the market and you don't even need to pay that much to get it!
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