Best camera phones 2017: Mobile photography masters

What is the best camera phone you can buy right now? We pick the best mobile phone cameras in 2017, from great-value budget shooters to the most advanced premium mobile cameras which can shoot RAW images and 4K Ultra HD video.


One of the most important features for a modern mobile phone is the camera stuck away on the back. After all, we’ve pretty much all ditched our digital cameras in favour of that tiny snapper, to capture everything from family fun days out to that hilarious time Dave got wasted and puked up on the cat.

Of course, not everyone can afford the very latest flagship phone packing the best camera around, so we’ve also covered the best camera phones that can be picked up for a budget of £200 or less. Here’s our complete round-up of the best camera phones in the UK in 2017, however much you spend.

What are the best camera phones in 2017?

Here’s our full list of the best camera phones you can buy in the UK in 2017. Scroll down for links to our in-depth camera reviews.

Best camera phones

  • HTC U11
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
  • Google Pixel and Pixel XL
  • LG G6
  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZ
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • Huawei P10 and P10 Plus
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • HTC 10
  • Best budget camera phones
  • Moto G5
  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus
  • Lenovo P2

We’ll start with the most expensive models and finish with the best budget camera phones you can buy right now.