Best Budget Camera Phones (2022) | Top 8 Favourites Reviewed


Reviewing the best budget camera phones you can buy in 2022, for a price of £399 or under. I’ve tested a wide range of smartphones for a cheaper cost and here’s some of my top favourites, including the Realme 9 Pro Plus, Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G, Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, OnePlus Nord 2 and more. If your main priority is the camera quality, these mobiles impress for superior photo and video quality at this budget level.

The Realme 9 Pro Plus is one of the greatest right now for optics, offering the same Sony IMX766 sensor as premium phones like the Oppo Find X5 Pro. This captures great pics even in quite low light, as does the OnePlus Nord 2 which again sports that sensor.

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G is good for photos and also shoots excellent video. You’ve got a great selection of bonus modes for the budget price point, with Sammy classics like Single Take Mode once again on board.

For a cheaper price, check out my reviews of handsets like the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Poco X4 Pro here on Tech Spurt.

Best Budget Camera Phones 2022 Chapters:
0:00 – Rambly intro bit
0:51 – Realme 9 Pro Plus
3:36 – Poco F3
5:33 – Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
7:21 – Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
9:59 – OnePlus Nord 2
12:42 – OnePlus Nord CE 2
13:19 – Motorola Moto G60S
13:52 – Motorola Moto Edge 20 Lite
14:08 – Pixel 5a