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Today if we see, technology in mobile phones is sprinting at an incredibly fast pace. Every company is brutally competing against each other in every aspect; display, battery, unlock sensors, camera. Today’s generation is sure crazy for photos and selfies, that’s why camera becomes a priority while choosing smartphones. So in recent years, mobile phone companies are heavily investing in the R&D of cameras of the phone. Because of it, we have seen dual cameras being implemented in flagship models by a lot of giants like OnePlus, Apple etc.

This naturally becomes the matter of thinking for buyers that shall dual cameras be really preferred over single cameras? Because even if the dual camera is advanced technology that single camera, the phone having single cameras like Google’s pixel or Samsung’s S7/S8 are still considered best and preferred against likes of Apple and OnePlus. It’s not really a casual choice as you will have to pay significantly more for the dual camera.

Which one is better? Single camera or dual camera?

Now, this is not one of those questions which can be concluded in the black and white shade, but rather a greyish one. People have mixed reviews on this and therefore no concrete judgement can be drawn in favour of anyone. But we can definitely provide a definitive guide to that you can choose between them conveniently as suited to you. So following are factors you should consider for choosing one over another.

Are you deeply into photography?

More or less, the benefits of dual cameras can be summed in categories:

  • Bokeh (background blur photos like DSLR, also called as portrait mode)
  • Telephoto mode (zooming without loss of resolution)
  • Wide-angle photo

If you are passionate enough for photography and want to click professional looking pictures, you are recommended to buy dual camera phones. Obviously, any smartphone has either of the above three modes so that is another thing you have to consider.

Is your budget high enough?

What we have observed mildly is that a lot of times, there might occur a problem in the image obtained by the dual camera. The precision of lenses may drop, or the alignment of the sensors might get disturbed. But this does not happen in high-end devices so only those are recommended for now. So if you are flexible with your budget, then only you are likely to get the true essence of the dual camera. And apart from it, a dual camera phone will cost significantly more anyway than that of a single one.

Better single camera phones

Rather than going for a dual camera phone because of the trend, you may consider some single camera phones that are equally good or even better than their counterparts. Pixel 2 from Google, U11 from HTC and Galaxy S8 from Samsung are remarkable options.

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