10 Mobile Phones With Large Camera Sensors | Mobile Macro Photography

When it comes to mobile macro photography,
one thing that can help getting close to the true 1:1 magnification ratio is
– using a phone with a larger sensor.

Knowing the exact size of the sensor makes it possible to figure out the magnification of the image…
but sensor sizes on mobile phones are not so easy to find.
Most sources only list the sensor format and not the actual size of the with or height in millimeters.
This is why I made a list featuring mobile phones with large sensors,
which I find most suitable for mobile macro photography,
and I also provided the width of each sensor in millimeters.

If you are not sure how macro magnification and sensor size are related
– I have a video about measuring macro magnification on a mobile phone,
in which I am explaining why using a device with a large camera sensor is so important.

Smartphone Camera Sensor Size / Format / Type Chart

Phones Featured in the Video

10. Huawei P20 Pro

released March 2018

Main Camera

  • Sensor Size: ~7.53mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/1.7″
  • Resolution: 40MP
    (7296 x 5472px)
  • Pixel size: ~1.0µm

Wide Angle

  • Sensor Size: ~ 5.33mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/2.7″
  • Resolution: 20MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size:

source + own calculations

 

9. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

released March 2021

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

amazon – $281.49

Main Camera

  • Sensor Size: ~8.4mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/1.52″
  • Resolution: 12MP / 108MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: 2.1µm / 0.7µm

Macro Camera

  • Sensor Size: –
  • Sensor Format: –
  • Resolution: 5MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: –

source + own calculations

 

8. Moto G200 5G

released November 2021

motorola Moto G200 5G

amazon – $534.63

 

Main Camera

  • Sensor Size: ~8.4mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/1.52″
  • Resolution: 12MP / 108MP
    (4000 x 3000px)
  • Pixel size: 2.1µm / 0.7µm

Ultrawide & ‘Macro’

  • Sensor Size: ~4.7mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/3.0″
  • Resolution: 13MP
    (4208 x 3120px)
  • Pixel size: 1.12µm

source + own calculations

 

7. OnePlus 9 Pro

released March 2021

OnePlus 9 Pro

amazon – $799.99

 

Main Camera

  • Sensor Size: ~9mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/1.43″
  • Resolution: 48MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: 1.12µm

Ultrawide

  • Sensor Size: ~8mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/1.56″
  • Resolution: 50MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: 1.0µm

source + own calculations

 

6. Samsung Galaxy S20 / S21 / S22 Ultra 5G

released  Mar 2020 / Jan 2021 /  Feb 2022

SAMSUNG Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

amazon – $1,199.99

Main Camera

  • Sensor Size: ~9.6mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/1.33″
  • Resolution: 108MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: 0.8µm

Ultrawide

  • Sensor Size: ~5.6mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/2.55″
  • Resolution: 12MP
    (~4000x3000px)
  • Pixel size: 1.4µm

source + own calculations

 

5. vivo X70 Pro Plus

released September 2021


Main Camera

  • Sensor Size: ~10mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/1.31″
  • Resolution: 50MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: 1.2µm

Ultrawide Camera

  • Sensor Size: 6.4mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/2.0″
  • Resolution: 48MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: 0.8µm

source + own calculations

 

4. Google Pixel 6 Pro

released October 2021

Google Pixel 6 Pro

amazon – $691.00

Main Camera

  • Sensor Size: ~10mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/1.31″
  • Resolution: 50MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: 1.2µm

Telephoto

  • Sensor Size: 6.4mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/2.0″
  • Resolution: 48MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: 0.8µm

source + own calculations

 

3. Huawei P40 Pro and Pro Plus

released March 2020


Main Camera

  • Sensor Size: ~10.6mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/1.28″
  • Resolution: 50MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: 1.22µm

Ultrawide

  • Sensor Size: ~8mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/1.54″
  • Resolution: 40MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: –

source + own calculations

 

2. Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

released March 2021


Main Camera

  • Sensor Size: ~11.43mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/1.12″
  • Resolution: 50MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: 1.4µm

Ultrawide

  • Sensor Size: ~6.4mm
  • Sensor Format: 1/2.0″
  • Resolution: 48MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: 0.8µm

source + own calculations

 

1. Sharp AQUOS R6

released May 2021


Main Camera

  • Sensor Size: ~13.2mm
  • Sensor Format: 1″
  • Resolution: 20.2MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: 2.4µm

Front Camera

  • Sensor Size: –
  • Sensor Format: –
  • Resolution: 12.6MP
    (-)
  • Pixel size: –

source, source + own calculations

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