Well I've done a couple of days research using the android authority page on camera sensors
as a start point and have come to the following conclusion.
Of the top camera phones as agreed by the majority of sites I looked at I've discounted the following:
Too expensive. (If I'm going to spend that kind of money I'm probably better off looking at an iPhone.)
- Samsung S20 Plus
- Oppo Find X2 Pro
Poor battery: Xiaomi Mi Note 10
No IP rating and no wireless charging: Vivo X50 Pro Plus (although this has an intriguing gimbal mechanism built in that's better than optical and electronic image stabalisation on thier own)
So that leaves 2 phones on my list. Huawei P40 Pro and the OnePlus 8 Pro.
|Battery||Camera sensor||Wireless charging||IP Rating||Storage||DXOMark rating||Cost|
|OnePlus 8 Pro||4510mAh||0.6993||Yes||IP68||128-256GB||118||£799|
I'm coming down on the side of a P40 Pro but I have a timing issue. If I get a contract with a P40 I'm looking at £1,200 over a 24 month period, minimum. If I stay with my current mobile provider and buy the phone right out I'm looking at a bill of £891 over a 24 month period, that £300 difference. Currently I don't have that kind of money and can't splash the cash but am likely to have in the near future.
So while the decision making is pretty much done now, I have to be patient before I can act on it.