Photo by Chloei Capili (taken with Samsung phone)

Events can be hard to capture without the best camera phone in your hands. We take a look at some of the best in the market so you’ll be prepared for any upcoming events.

Since most of the events this summer will happen during the evening (because we are being baked alive by the sun right now), it will be better to use the best camera phone for low-light conditions. Thanks to advancements in tech, you no longer have to post blurry photos at night.

So level up your instagram game with the following with these smartphones for Capturing Events suggestions!


The new flagship smartphone from LG still delivers the same dual-camera setup for the rear. You’ll have the same 13MP wide-angle camera with an aperture of f/2.2 for those unique shots. For clearer ones that can be done closer, the 13MP main camera has an aperture of f/1.8 for those low-light shots.

Another advantage of the flagship smartphone is the manual camera controls. You’ll be able to set the shutter speed and ISO level to adjust to different lighting conditions accordingly.

iPhone 7 Plus

Apple’s newest flagship smartphone also boasts a dual-camera setup. It has a 12MP wide-angle lens with an aperture of f/2.8 while the main camera has an aperture of f/1.8.

For most iOS people, using the auto camera features is enough. Just point it at the stage where the artist is performing and it should be enough.

Google Pixel XL

Google’s newest flagship also enters the best camera phone list. It doesn’t have a dual-camera setup like the others but it can still hold its own against competitors. The Google Pixel XL has a 12.3MP main camera with an aperture of f/2.0 which should be enough for low-light shots.

The large 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED screen can also offer a huge viewfinder for your shots. You’ll have the advantage of framing your subjects right.

Samsung Galaxy S8

What’s a best camera phone list without Samsung’s flagship? The Galaxy S8 isn’t out yet but it already has a number of fans waiting in line. It has a “dual pixel” camera setup with f/1.7 aperture which is currently one of the largest in the market. How do you like dem low-light shots?

Even the front 8MP camera will have the same f/1.7 aperture so you can quickly snap a selfie with the band while they’re performing. Throw in a live Facebook video to get more followers although you’ll most likely need a strong data connection.

Huawei P9

The Huawei P9’s dual camera setup is a bit different from the rest. Both cameras have 12MP sensors but one of them can only capture black and white. Huawei claims that the BW camera can capture as much as 300% more light than current smartphones in the market.

If you don’t mind monochrome shots during events, then the Huawei P9 is a good choice. Some may even consider monochrome shots more “artsy” so you have that going on for you.

Best Camera Phone or Best Experience?

Even with the best camera phone, we still advise that you relax and enjoy the live music. The experience itself should be rewarding enough and a few photos and videos should suffice for social media.