Best camera phones

Updated April 23, 2014 11:46 AM PDT

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.

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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: $168.00 - $749.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

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: $49.99 - $609.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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Apple iPhone 5S dupe

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

4 stars Excellent

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Samsung's taken the body of the S4 and bolted a whopping 10x optical zoom on the back. So which is it: a phone or a camera?

3.5 stars Very good

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: $149.99 - $599.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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