We’ve seen plenty of cool smartphone photography tech in 2019, ranging from ultra high-resolution camera sensors to triple camera technology. We’re even seeing flipping camera mechanisms and ridiculous zoom cameras.
Things could certainly be better though, as some brands miss out on camera features that really shouldn’t be missing on a phone in 2019.
Google, Huawei, OnePlus, and Xiaomi all offered a night mode in 2018, using image stacking, machine learning and/or other techniques to dramatically improve low-light picture quality. This year we’ve seen the likes of Asus, Motorola, and Samsung adopt the feature too, with varying degrees of success. Still, it’s clear that night mode has now become a must-have feature on smartphones, allowing even budget devices to take halfway decent low-light snaps.