Best camera phones of 2014


Cell phone cameras are getting bigger and better, but the two don't always coincide. These smartphones offer the best we're seeing today. The list updates often, so watch this space, and sign up for our Mobile Weekly newsletter. And to find other great phones, check out our list of the best phones overall.

High five for the S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Subtly improved and smartly refined, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a superior superphone that hits every mark but the sharpest design.

Price: $199.99 - $749.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

The 'win' in Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia Icon (Verizon Wireless)

Buy the Nokia Lumia Icon for its beautiful display and well-rounded features, but skip it if you require gobs of storage, are on a budget, or prefer a power user's OS.

Price: $499.00 - $599.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Nokia Lumia 1020

Avid mobile photographers will love the Nokia Lumia 1020's exact controls, but casual users should stick to cheaper camera phones.

Price: $99.99 - $749.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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Apple iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.

Price: $99.99 - $799.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

If you absolutely must have a phone with an optical zoom, the K Zoom is basically your only option. It's bulky though, and the pictures it takes aren't any better than the Galaxy S5's. You'll be far better off with a cheap Android phone and a decent compact digital camera.

Price: $436.94 - $609.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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