For a lot of us, the ability to take pictures in an instant is one of the main benefits of owning a mobile; this is the first time in history where no moment needs to go undocumented. So, armed with the knowledge that the next snap you take, or video you shoot, has the potential to go viral, or at least remain on the internet for the rest of human existence, you probably want to make sure your camera can perform. To aid you in that, we’ve put together a list of some smartphones with the best cameras available today, as well as clueing you into the great saving you can make picking them up from Techscheme. We’re nice like that.

iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus is an all-around belter of a phone. As Apple’s current flagship mobile you’d expect that, but it still manages to single itself out in the camera department with some significant new hardware and features. The rear camera is now made of two 12MP lenses, which adds extra depth and allows for impressive zooming features. There’s a six-element lens which makes the phone great in low-light conditions, and a new, larger, f/1.8 aperture.

This is the best camera you’ll find on an iPhone at the moment, and it’s as easy to use as it’s ever been. There are no complicated settings or menus to frustrate you; it’s designed to be able to point and shoot and the new depth-of-field feature that came in a recent iOS update allows you to use both rear cameras to take high-quality DSLR images. If you need an iPhone camera with staying power then the iPhone 7 Plus is for you, at Techscheme we can save you up to £110.28 on the device.

Samsung Galaxy S7

In terms of Android mobiles, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better one than the S7 right now and one thing that has always made Samsung mobiles stand out is the quality of their cameras. There have been no missteps with the flagship Galaxy S7. The 12MP rear camera is a real performer, particularly in low-light thanks to its dual-pixel sensor. It boosts light levels but also makes for astonishingly quick auto-focus.

Its user interface is predictably good and easy to use. The auto-mode means you can take good shots by just pointing and clicking but the depth of features in the camera app, with a host of different modes and effects, mean you can really delve deep and tinker with your shooting style. The Galaxy S7 maintains the high standards of Samsung’s flagship mobile line, and you can pick it up at Techscheme with savings of up to £68.28.

LG G5

If you’re after an Android flagship with a dual camera setup, the LG G5 might well be the phone for you. It works a little differently to the iPhone configuration, as LG has set up its 16MP and 8MP rear cameras to operate independently from each other. With more megapixels, the 16MP camera is designed to take high=quality images on the go, and it does that with ease. The 8MP wide-angle lens though is wonderful in its own right. It’s there to take wide shots, and its 135-degree lens can see more than the human eye, so you’ll be alright at the next family get together.

The interface is nice and simple to use with plenty of options between the two cameras to feel nice and deep. You can also buy a camera mod separately for the G5 that improves its cameras to beyond anything any mobile can currently replicate. For the mobile itself, though, Techscheme can save you a solid £59.88.

iPhone 6s Plus

Lastly, we’ll talk about the 6s Plus. Obviously, it won’t match the standards of the latest iPhone, but it’s only half a step behind, so if you’re after a cracking camera and aren’t ready to fully upgrade, this is the iOS mobile for you. It’s got a 12MP camera that takes shots with excellent clarity while this was also the first iPhone to include Live Photos. That takes a few seconds of video before and after you take a snap to create some cool moving images.

The interface, like the iPhone 7, is classic Apple simplicity, so you won’t get lost in it. The iPhone 6s Plus is basically the best mobile camera you can get, that isn’t a current flagship mobile, and in terms of raw megapixels, it’s on a par with most of those. You can pick up the iPhone 6s Plus, with 128GB of photo storage opportunities, with savings of up to £83.88.

Model RRP Savings Techscheme Price
iPhone 7 Plus (256GB) £919.00 £110.28 £808.72
iPhone 6s Plus (128GB) £699.00 £83.88 £615.12
Samsung Galaxy S7 £569.00 £68.28 £500.72
LG G5 £499.00 £59.88 £439.12

These mobiles are all great tools for the avid mobile photographer, it’s just up to you to decide on which sets of hardware and features might suit you best. Techscheme saves you money from your National Insurance Contributions while allowing you to spread the cost of top-of-the-line tech. To take advantage, you employer needs to be signed up to the scheme. They can do this for free, so ask them to look at our great employee and employer benefits.