The Top 10 Used Cell Phones with the Best Camera Phone

The Top 10 Used Cell Phones with the Best Camera Phone

One of the most exciting features on refurbished cell phones is the camera. Finding the best smartphone camera may be hard to do when browsing used cell phones since there are so many options available.

Have you ever wondered which phone has the best camera? To help you narrow it down, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten used cell phones with the best camera phone.

1. Google® Pixel® 2

The Google Pixel 2 has the best smartphone camera out of any used cell phones tested. It received a 98 score, which is record-setting as the best camera phone. Even though these used cell phones only have a single camera design, it still is ranked as the best smartphone camera. The Google Pixel 2 performs well in low light, bright light, with flash, and has great effects.


  • 1/2.6-inch 12MP sensor
  • f/1.8 aperture
  • Dual-Pixel Autofocus
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • HDR+ technology
  • New Portrait Mode software solution

2. Apple® iPhone® X

With Apple’s 10-year anniversary came the release of the iPhone X and all its futuristic features, which includes one of the best smartphone cameras on the market. With its dual camera, these used cell phones are supposed to be the best camera phone in the Apple family to date .


  • 12Mp main camera with wide-angle f/1.8 OIS lens
  • 12Mp telephoto camera with f/2.4 OIS lens
  • Phase-detection autofocus with touch focus
  • Quad LED true-tone flash with slow sync mode
  • Portrait mode with portrait lighting
  • 4K video @ 60fps
  • 7Mp “selfie” cam with f/2.2 lens, face detection, and portrait mode

3. Huawei® Mate® 10 Pro

These refurbished cell phones are rated very well within the smartphone industry, making it one of the best smartphone camera available on Androids®. These refurbished cell phones have dual cameras and a monochrome sensor. Coming up just one point behind the Google Pixel 2 shows that the quality of this phone is one of the best camera phone options out there.


  • Dual-cam with 12Mp RGB and 20Mp monochrome sensors
  • Dual f/1.6 lenses with Leica optics
  • 2x lossless zoom
  • Phase detection and laser autofocus
  • Dual-tone LED flash
  • 2160@30fps (4k) / 1080p@30/60fps video

4. Apple® iPhone® 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus is very similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, which gave it a reputation as one of Apple's refurbished iPhones with the best smartphone camera. These refurbished iPhones have two cameras in them, one of which is best for zooming and another with a wider angled lens. The iPhone 8 Plus is one of the best camera phones amongst comparable Apple phones, such as the iPhone 8 or iPhone 7.


  • 12MP main (wide-angle) camera with BSI sensor, f/1.8 lens
  • 12MP telephoto camera, f/2.8 lens
  • Optical zoom, with digital zoom up to 10x
  • Portrait mode
  • Portrait Lighting (beta)
  • Optical image stabilization (main camera only)
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow sync
  • Autofocus with focus pixels
  • Wide-gamut color capture
  • Body and face detection
  • AutoHDR

5. Samsung® Galaxy® Note 8

Are you a fan of Samsung? Refurbished Samsung phones offer the best smartphone camera for the brand. It was Samsung’s first attempt creating a dual camera, and it’s truly one of the best camera phone devices available, with its wide angle lens and optical zoom.


  • Primary 12MP 1/2.55” sensor with 26mm (wide-angle) f/1.7 lens (1.4um pixel size)
  • Secondary 12MP 1/3.6” sensor with 52mm (telephoto) f/2.4 lens (1.0um pixel size)
  • x2 optical zoom (up to x8 with digital zoom)
  • PDAF autofocus
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • Dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 6.3” (1440 x 2960) Super AMOLED display with 521ppi density
  • 2160p@30fps (4K) video

6. Apple® iPhone® 8

According to industry buzz, the best smartphone camera for single camera used cell phones is the iPhone 8. These used cell phones have great sensors and image processing.


  • 12MP main (wide-angle) camera with BSI sensor, f/1.8 lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow sync
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Wide-gamut color capture
  • Body and face detection
  • AutoHDR

7. Google® Pixel®

The Google Pixel has best camera phone to come from Nexus’® first Google used cell phone. The Pixel offers the best smartphone camera since the Nexus 6P, due to both advancements in hardware and software.


  • 1/2.3” 12MP CMOS sensor with 1.55µm pixels
  • f/2.0 aperture
  • AF with on-sensor phase detection and laser assistance
  • Dual-tone LED flash
  • 4K video at 30 fps
  • Gyroscope-based video stabilization
  • 8MP front camera, 1/3.2″ sensor, 1.4 µm pixels, f/2.4, 1080p video

8. HTC U11

These used cell phones have an excellent cell phone camera according to industry experts. These used cell phones received good ratings and were considered one of the best camera phones available on the market.


  • 1/2.55-inch 12MP BSI CMOS sensor with 1.4μm pixel size
  • f/1.7 aperture
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • Dual LED flash
  • 4K video recording with Hi-Res audio and 3D audio recording
  • Pro mode with manual control, 32 sec. long exposure, and RAW format

9. Xiaomi® Mi® Note 3

These used cell phones are a cross between tablets and smartphones, and it offers the best camera phone features available from this Chinese manufacturer. It has a dual camera setup, wide angle lens, and optical zoom.

Mi Note 3 Specifications:

  • Dual-cam
  • 12Mp main camera with 1.25µm pixel pitch, 27mm f/1.8 lens, OIS
  • 12Mp secondary camera with 52mm f/2.6 lens for 2x optical zoom
  • Phase-detection autofocus
  • Dual-LED (dual-tone) flash

    16Mp front camera

  • 4K 2160p@30fps or 720p@120fps video

10. Samsung® Galaxy® S7 Edge

With Samsung’s flagship refurbished cell phones, these can be considered one of the best smartphone camera devices due to its aperture lens, optical image stabilization, 4K recording, and much more. These used cell phones offered detailed images and accurate autofocus, making them one of the best cell phone camera devices available.


  • 12 Mp 1/2.5″ sensor with 1.4µm pixels
  • f/1.7 aperture lens
  • 26mm equivalent focal length
  • Optical image stabilization
  • PDAF
  • LED flash
  • 4K video at 30 fps
  • 5 Mp front camera with f/1.7 aperture lens


So, which phone has the best camera? There are many options to choose from, and it all narrows down to your preference and what specifications you’re looking for in your used cell phones and their cameras. The best smartphone camera is one that can help you take the sort of photos you’d like whether you are outdoors, at a concert, or taking selfies. MyWiT’s® refurbished cell phones have plenty of options, including refurbished iPhones, refurbished Samsung phones, and many others. Many of these used cell phones mentioned can be found on also

November 10, 2018
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