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What is the Ideal & best camera MP size on a Smartphone? (An eye opener part 4)

I need the biggest camera Megapixel size from a Smartphone. The Question should be that What is the best camera for me on an android phone?


In this article, we would be considering the best ideal camera for a smartphone and which device to obtain if you are a camera centric individual.

Due to the advent and continue growth of technology, Individuals should be able to at least decipher between the different camera categories, sizes and performance of all the camera Megapixels we have around across all brands without any difficulties. Picking and selecting devices without hitches based on individual taste and needs to be accomplished.

The major camera Megapixel sizes include the following; 

  • 2 megapixels
  • 5 megapixels
  • 8 megapixels
  • 13 megapixels
  • 16 megapixels
  • 20 megapixels
  • 32 megapixels
  • 48 megapixels
  • 64 megapixels
  • 108 megapixels the largest presently.

The common megapixels sizes for Rear Camera

  • 13 megapixels
  • 16 megapixels
  • 20 megapixels
  • 32 megapixels
  • 48 megapixels
  • 64 megapixels
  • 108 megapixels

The common Selfie camera Megapixel sizes

  • 2 megapixels
  • 5 megapixels
  • 8 megapixels
  • 13 megapixels
  • 16 megapixels
  • 20 megapixels
  • 32 megapixels

Categories of Rear camera sizes used based on level and price Range of Smartphones

Entry Level Smartphones (Usually Bi and Tri Camera Setup)

Selfie camera Megapixel size

  • 2 megapixels
  • 5 megapixels
  • 8 Megapixel

Rear Camera Megapixel sizes
  • 12 megapixels
  • 16 Megapixel
  • 20 megapixels

LOWER MID RANGE SMARTPHONES ( Usually Quad Core camera configurations)

Selfie Camera Megapixel sizes
  • 5 megapixels
  • 8 megapixels
  • 13 megapixels

Rear Camera Megapixel sizes
  • 20 megapixels
  • 32 megapixels
  • 48 megapixels

HIGHER MID RANGE SMARTPHONES ( Usual Quad Core camera configurations)

Selfie Camera Megapixel sizes
16 Megapixel
20 megapixels
32 megapixels
48 megapixels

Rear Camera Megapixel sizes 
  • 64 Megapixel
  • 108 Megapixel

Flagship Smartphones megapixels sizes (Usually Penta Camera configurations setup)

Selfie Camera Megapixel sizes
  • 48 megapixels
  • 64 Megapixels

Rear Camera Megapixel sizes
  • 108 megapixels

The above list is just the summary of all Camera configurations across all Brands based on the category of all Devices and method of production combination and fabricational styles.

In-depth analysis of all the categories of Smartphones Camera configurations setup include; 

1. Entry Level Smartphones (Usually Bi and Tri Camera Setup)

In this group, the camera Megapixel sizes are used to be low. These devices are for individuals who does not concern themselves with the high quality pictures. The camera Megapixel sizes ranges from 2 megapixels to 16 Megapixels both front and back.  The prices of the Smartphones carrying this megapixels are usually cheap and affordable to those whose budget would not be able to get other higher brands. But if you are particular about picture quality then this category or group is not for you. Some of these devices include Redmi 9C, Redmi 9A, Tecno spark 5, Tecno spark 5 Pro, Tecno spark 6, infinix Hot, Gionee S12 Lite, Gionee S12 etc

2. LOWER MID RANGE SMARTPHONES ( Usually Quad Core camera configurations)

The lower Mid range Devices are for moderate users who are satisfied with moderate output on a smartphone camera. These Smartphones are good for day to day out door photography just for fun. The camera Megapixel sizes ranges from 20 megapixels to 48 megapixels. The prices of Smartphones carrying these megapixels are just above the entry level Devices. If you have enough to spend on a device and you are the type that loves pictures. Then you could manage this group. Some of the Smartphones in this department include Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 9, Samsung galaxy A30, Samsung galaxy A51, Oppo A93 etc

3. HIGHER MID RANGE SMARTPHONES ( Usual Quad Core camera configurations)

The higher Mid range Smartphones carries at least 64 Megapixels camera and an attached smaller megapixels for macro, depth and ultrawide photography. Their prices are usually not low and not high really. But you would need to spend some fortune to obtain such a device. Point worthy of note is that you will really enjoy the output of pictures taken with these devices when it is obtained. So spend the cash and get the best photography you could ever think of. Some of the Devices in this category includes Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 9 pro, Redmi Note 9S, Infinix Zero 8, Tecno Camon 16 premier, Redmi K30 Pro, xiaomi PoCo X3 NFC, Xiaomi Mi 10T lite and many more.

4. Flagship Smartphones megapixels sizes (Usually Penta Camera configurations setup)

In this category, the camera Megapixel sizes are usually a combination of higher megapixels sizes in the form of 108 megapixels. The Smartphones that fell into this category are usually expensive. You would need to cough out enough money for any of the phones in this level. If you are thinking of the best camera on a smartphone ever seen then these are the devices to look into for the best output and efficiency. If you have the money, then you need not think twice before obtaining any of these devices. Some of the Devices include Xiaomi Mi 10T, Xiaomi Mi 10T pro, Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, Samsung S20 Ultra etc

Categorising Camera Megapixel configuration set-up based of Price level.

If you are a camera centric individual and you really want a higher camera size and best pictures quality you should get ready to spend. Because the best camera configurations doesn't come that cheap. You should know your budget before you even try to purchase any Smartphone from any brand in Nigeria.

The following are the categories of Smartphones Camera Megapixel sizes and Configurations based on price especially in Nigeria. This list is based on assumption and market price experience in Nigeria.

  • 1. Entry level group presumed budget price ( NGN 40K to NGN 65K)
  • 2. Lower Mid range Group presumed budget price (NGN 60K to NGN 100K)
  • 3. Higher Mid range Group presumed budget price ( NGN 90K to NGN 150K)
  • 4. Flagship Smartphones Group presumed budget price ( NGN 200K to NGN 600K)

Please note that these are presumed prices but I can confidently tell you that these prices are right within the right category. 

Moreso, you should be aware that it is not only the Megapixel sizes that determines the prices of Smartphones across all levels. But there are other factors that OEMs put into consideration before placing a price point on a device. These include the
  • Processor or Chipset used
  • The screen display size and type used
  • The battery sizes
  • The extra features embedded into a smartphone and so much more. Please check Here or the HOW TO section of this blog for full gist.


You should be aware that megapixels counts doesn't determine the best picture quality on a smartphone. Take for example pictures taken by Samsung lenses are just absolutely superb. Added to that is the camera optimizations ability by an OEM or Smartphone brand. 

I was amazed to see an 5 Megapixel on a Gionee M5 beat the 13 megapixels used on Gionee M6. One should have expected a 13 megapixel camera to beat a 5 megapixel camera but reverse is the case.

This is purely software-ish problem. When you see pictures taken with a 48 megapixels lenses on Huawei, Samsung's, Xiaomi, Google Pixel and iPhone you would be tempted to ask is there corruption going on in the Smartphones department? We'll the answer is simple. It is due to perfect software and camera app optimizations and configuration ability and capabilities. That is generating a great camera performance.

Furthermore if we digress to TRANSSION Devices in the form of Tecno, infinix and item and then brands like Oppo etc you would noticed a poorer picture quality when compared to the earlier mentioned devices.

Please do not be deceived by camera Megapixel count. If you are about to obtain a smartphone based on camera performance the following scale of preference would help.

  • 1. Know your budget
  • 2. Make a list of Smartphones across all brands that their prices falls between your budget.
  • 3. Begin to sieve from brand to brand until you land on the best device available under any of the brands. With these you should be able to safely land Without crashing.
  • Camera lens maker or the company of production
  • Camera app used
  • Camera optimizations
  • Software optimizations
  • Weather
  • Preset used 
  • Camera settings combination abilities
  • Cleanliness of camera lens
  • Human factors
  • Hand tremor

Camera Lenses

The best camera lenses out there today in a smartphone are made by Samsung, Sony and the host of others. If you are aware of this, it should give you an added bonus on the kind of device to obtaining when purchasing in terms of camera Megapixel sizes. 

The Ideal Camera size Reasonable for photography minding prices.

The ideal camera size for photography that almost tick all the boxes are the 48 megapixels lenses and the 64 Megapixels camera lenses. These two can comfortably produce a fantastic photo output if the software is properly Optimized . 

Any device carrying these megapixels can give you a normal shot. But you should know that these megapixels are not the best but based on base level best camera. You could settle for 48 megapixels to 64 Megapixels camera.


Please note that There is no best camera app because:

• What people consider BEST is subjective
• Your device and others device are different
• Different roms, kernels, internals (sensors)
• How you take photos is different
• Lighting, objectives, angle of shooting, hands tremor matter a lot
• Some consider stability, some sharpness, some advanced features.
• One xml or setting can't give u same output in every scenario because you have small sensors in ur phone

Google Camera gcam mods are free of charge, download and try them, read through the blog, check the photos, get inspired, use the one you like and finally respect the modders who are providing these stuffs free of cost.


A 48 megapixel to 64 megapixel based level is enough. Anything above these is an added bonus. As a user of Different smartphones across all brands over the years. I can tell you that mega pixel count doesn't matter much these days. Because large value of megapixels are common nowadays across all brands. Especially the 48 megapixel camera.

We have different categories of Smartphones that include

  • The entry level Smartphones
  • The midrange smartphones
  • The higher class midrange smartphones
  • And the premium range or flagship smartphones.

As a Camera and picture freak you should settle for either a mid range Smartphones or even a flagship devices based on your budget.

Now am sure you wouldn't be confused on which device to purchase based on camera performance and abilities.

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