Holi is the year's first major festival and there are many who mark the festival by purchasing new products for themselves as well as family and friends. Of late, a new smartphone remains on top of most wishlists. Observing the trend, many retailers announce special offers during this time of the year.
But if indeed you are looking out for a new smartphone this Holi season and don't mind splurging a bit on the new handset, you a vast range of devices to choose from. Since Holi is the festival of colours, many of you might also want the handset with the best camera in the market for those perfect shots.
Here are the six best smartphones with top-of-the-chart camera support that you could look to spend on this festive season.
Sony Xperia Z2
Sony's Xperia range of handsets have boasted amazing camera support in the past, and it's no surprise that the likes of Xperia Z2 are now carrying that baton successfully. Like its predecessors, the Xperia Z2 also claims great craftsmanship from Sony and offers a high resolution camera at 20.7 megapixels. Sony is a professional in the field of digital photography, and hence the Z2 has been fitted with a number of sophisticated software features (like "Timeshift Burst" continuous shooting mode).
Oppo Find 7
Oppo is easily gathering a lot of traction among smartphone enthusiasts across the globe, and has also seen some major love from the fans over in India. And that's only justified if you consider the company's impressive Find 7 handset that boasts great specs. However, apart from the specifications inside, a special mention needs to be made about the camera support of the handset. Aside from the fact that photos can be taken in RAW format, the Find 7 offers only a 13MP camera – but one that can take super-resolution photos of around 50 megapixels, let alone larger-than-life detailing.
Apple iPhone 5S
Apple products, similar to that of Sony, also exhibit the company's brilliant eye toward craftsmanship. Every year we get to see a new and improved iPhone with better features than its predecessor. Now, the iPhone 5S might be a tad bit old, in terms of launch and release, but it still is a great smartphone with a great camera in its own right. The iPhone 5S comes with an 8MP sensor and pixels 75pct, the size compared to that of the HTC One. The end results are often super-detailed and rich in sharpness.
HTC One (M8)
HTC One (M8), from a personal point of view, has been one of the top rated handsets of last year. Not only does the smartphone boast of great specs, it even looks quite the pretty handset among so many other rivals in the market. Sure, HTC had to deal with a lot of criticism for its "ultra pixel technology" with many tagging it as "marketing ploy", but One (M8) actually deserves more than the usual stick it gets from users. The handset's camera produces stronger light, making pictures snapped in low-light conditions look more superior than usual.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung, like the others in the list, has been dominating the charts for quite some time with its Galaxy series of handsets, and another handset that lit up the series last year was the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5. The S5's camera is fast, offers accurate focus, and has a maximum resolution of 16 megapixels in the 16:9 format. In fact, the phone's HDR mode comes with real-time preview and blur effect.
Apple iPhone 6
The camera of iPhone 6 isn't that big an upgrade. After all, it still is an 8MP camera, and still doesn't record in 4K. That being said, the camera for the iPhone 6 is still a great upgrade with its f/2.2 aperture, a new iSight camera with faster autofocus thanks to "Focus Pixels" and the same being applicable for shooting videos via the handset. The iPhone 6 also has digital image stabilisation (unlike the larger iPhone 6 Plus) which bundles optical image stabilisation for crisper images.