Looking for a 108MP camera phone? Here are your options

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra portrait mode
(Image credit: Samsung)

Having a 108MP camera phone is probably the next best thing to having a "proper" camera on your person.

Whether you're taking photos for maximum resolution, pixel binning to get the greatest quality, or making use of the sensor for crisp 4K or 8K video, a 108MP camera phone puts unprecedented levels of photographic power in your pocket. 

Obviously megapixels alone don't make something the best camera phone, as there is much more to it than that. However, where they were once quite a rare breed, today there are well over 20 options to choose from.

Some of the best Samsung phones, best Xiaomi phones and best Motorola phones all crack the century when it comes to resolution, making it quite a minefield to know which one to go for. 

Here's a look at some of what's out there right now:

Samsung 108MP camera phones

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G

Motorola 108MP camera phones

Motorola Edge 2021
Motorola Edge Plus
Motorola Edge 20 Fusion
Moto G60

Xiaomi 108MP camera phones

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro+
Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G
Xiaomi Mi 10S
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G
Xiaomi Mi 11i
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
Xiaomi 11T Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11

Honor 108MP camera phones

Honor 50 SE
Honor 60
Honor 60 Pro

Vivo 108MP camera phones

Vivo S10 Pro
Vivo S12
Vivo S12 Pro
Vivo V23 Pro 5G

Realme 108MP camera phones

Realme 8 Pro

Blu 108MP camera phones

Blu G91 Max

Which is the best 108P camera phone?

So, which 108MP camera phone would we choose? That's a tough one – there are so many great options and they're getting better and better each year, with each successive generation. 

Right now we'd say it's a toss up between the Xiaomi 11T Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

"The Xiaomi 11T Pro is one of the best phones you can buy for its price, it’s that simple," we said in our review, lamenting only the lack of wireless charging. "From an imaging point of view, you’re getting a tried and tested 108MP camera module with OIS that delivers reliable photos time and again. It also captures sharp video that’s held together well, and the phone’s stereo speakers, killer screen, and nippy performance make it great for everything from gaming to movie watching and general day-to-day use." 

And the Samsung punches even harder than its predecessor, the S21 Ultra. "Photos from the S22 Ultra are more color-accurate and pack more clarity. While oversharpened, this look will likely appeal to most casual smartphone photography fans, and look glorious on the S22 Ultra display," we noted in our review

"The main camera also captures the best video of the bunch, with its night video in particular impressing. It ramps up exposure too much for our taste, but the footage packs lots of detail. While some camera phones like the Xperia 1 III might capture a pitch-black scene, the S22 Ultra will shoot usable footage with discernible detail."

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.