The best smartphone portrait camera is one you've probably never heard of

Tecno Phantom X2 Pro is the best portrait camera
(Image credit: Tecno / Phantom)

GSMArena has selected the Tecno Phantom X2 Pro as the best portrait camera to feature on a smartphone in 2022. This device boasts a powerful 50MP type 1/2.7-inch sensor, as well as a wide f/1.49 aperture with a high-end 7P element optic lens. 

In competition with some big names and flagship releases that launched this year with excellent cameras – such as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the Google Pixel 7 Pro, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – this quirky Tecno camera phone takes the overall crown and top spot from GSMArena is pretty surprising.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.