Which Galaxy phone has the best camera for your business needs?

When you’re choosing the right smartphone for your business, you’re likely thinking about what features and capabilities will help you be most productive while you’re on the go. Battery life, storage capacity and biometric security are important to consider, of course, but a high-quality camera can also help you achieve your business goals.

For example, you can use a high-resolution camera to snap a compelling marketing photo to feature on your company’s Instagram. Or maybe you’re in construction or field services, and you need sharp 4K video to detail progress on a job site. An excellent camera will also help you look professional in videoconferences. With the right smartphone in hand, you’ll always be able to meet the moment.

But with so many competitive smartphones on the market, how do you choose the one with the right camera for your business needs? Here’s a look at the smartphone camera systems available across the Samsung range, from the affordable Galaxy A11, A21, A51 and A71, to the top of the line Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note20 models:

Galaxy A11: Affordable and versatile business photography

  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • 13MP main rear camera, plus an ultra-wide lens with a 123-degree field of view
  • Immersive 6.4-inch HD+ Infinity-O display

If you need a smartphone with versatile front and rear cameras at an affordable price point, the Galaxy A11 is a great option. Its 8MP front-facing camera can handle all your videoconferencing needs, allowing you to collaborate with colleagues from wherever you happen to be working. The 13MP main rear camera lets you capture more detail so you can quickly snap crisp, clear photos and videos — whether you’re in the field or working from home. A second ultra-wide angle lens with an expanded 123-degree field of view gives you complete coverage of the scene you’re photographing. Once you’ve grabbed a snapshot, you can see it in vivid detail on the A11’s immersive 6.4-inch HD+ Infinity-O display.

Galaxy A21: A full quad camera system that captures rich detail

  • 13MP front-facing camera
  • Quad camera system with a 16MP main rear camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP macro camera
  • Brilliant 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-O display

The next step up in Samsung’s Galaxy A Series, the Galaxy A21 gives you an impressive quad camera system so you have flexibility to capture virtually any subject matter.

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Like the A11, the A21 is ideal for enterprises deploying devices to frontline workers, and its camera system will more than meet the requirements of barcode scanning, proof-of-delivery and other field-based use cases.

The A21 includes a main 16MP rear camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP macro camera. Meanwhile, the 13MP front-facing camera ensures you always present a professional image when you’re on important video calls. You also get a great view into your work with the Galaxy A21’s brilliant 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-O display.

Galaxy A51: Seamless collaboration and crisp photos

  • 32MP front-facing camera
  • Multilens rear camera system with a 48MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide angle lens, 5MP depth camera and a 5MP macro camera
  • Brilliant 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display

The mid-range Galaxy A51 may not have all the productivity features and performance specs of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note families, but from a photography perspective it delivers a lot of value. If you need a business smartphone that lets you collaborate via video and take photos in vivid detail, it’s a stellar pick.

The A51’s 32MP front camera allows you to present a consistently polished image in video calls, while the versatile, multi-lens rear camera system captures everything with even greater clarity and richness. This system includes a 48MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens with a 123-degree field of vision, a 5MP depth camera and a 5MP macro lens.

The A51 gives you 4K video recording at 30 frames per second (fps), and slow motion video capture at 240 fps in HD. What’s more, the Galaxy A51 also sports a brilliant 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display that lets you see more and do more, so you can multitask with ease while you’re on the go.

Galaxy A71 5G: Vivid shots with an impressive rear quad camera

  • 32MP front-facing camera
  • Multilens rear camera system with a 64MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide angle lens, 5MP depth camera and a 5MP macro camera
  • 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O display

The Galaxy A71 is most notable for bringing hyper-fast 5G connectivity to the A series lineup, but it is no slouch when it comes to camera performance either. Like the Galaxy A51, the A71 5G gives you a 32MP front camera ideal for all your videoconferencing and selfie-taking needs. It also features an impressive quad camera system on the rear that takes sharp, detailed snapshots, day and night. The 64MP main rear camera is a step up from the A51’s 48MP main image sensor, giving you eye-poppingly vivid photos and videos. Meanwhile, the ultra-wide, 123-degree field of view camera lets you capture any scene in its entirety.

The A71 5G also gives you 4K video capture at 30 fps, but ups the ante for slow motion by delivering impressive 480-fps sequences.

The Galaxy A71’s stunning 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O display also broadens your view of those videos and photos.

Galaxy S20: A complete pro-grade camera solution

  • Galaxy S20: 10MP front-facing camera and a triple 12M/64M/12M camera system
  • Galaxy S20+: 10MP front-facing camera and a quad 12M/64M/12M/ToF camera system
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra: 40MP front-facing camera and a quad 108M/64M/12M/ToF camera system

If you need professional-grade business photography, the Galaxy S20 range is ready to deliver. It offers a high-performance camera system with greater clarity, super smooth day and night video, and powerful zoom capabilities.

The S20 comes with a 10MP front-facing camera and a three-lens system on the rear, including a 12MP wide angle lens with optical image stabilization, a 64MP telephoto lens with a 3x hybrid optic zoom and up to 30x digital zoom, and a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens with a 120-degree field of view. The larger S20+ features the same camera system, but adds a time of flight (ToF) sensor that can be used within AR and measurement applications.

The top-of-the-range Galaxy S20 Ultra provides an even more impressive camera system. The front-facing camera itself offers 40MP of detail, as well as auto focus for stunning selfies. On the rear, you get an impressive quad camera system including a 108MP wide angle lens with optical image stabilization, a 48MP telephoto lens with a 10x hybrid optic zoom and up to 100x digital zoom, a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens with a 120-degree field of view, plus the ToF sensor.

All three models let you shoot in 4K at up to 60 fps and in 8K at 24 fps. The S20 replaces your action cam with advanced video stabilization and incredible low-light capture, recording super smooth video at any time of day or night. For night photography specifically, the S20 and S20+ let you capture crisp images without flash in Bright Night mode.

Want even more creative control? The Live Focus feature found on the S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra gives you just that, allowing you to adjust your level of background blur so your subject stands out. You can change your photo’s mood even after you’ve shot it, readjusting the blur until you’ve found the right setting. If you want to enhance your photo further, you can add characters and shapes by selecting from a range of background blur shapes from the Gallery.

With the S20, you also have professional video editing built right into your phone, and you can quickly scan documents — even multiple pages — with just a few taps.

Galaxy Note20: A pro-grade camera, 8K video, powerful zoom and Bright Night features

  • Note20: 10MP front-facing camera and a 12MP/64MP/12MP rear camera system with 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom and 30x Super Resolution Zoom
  • Note20 Ultra: 10MP front-facing camera and a 12MP/108MP/12MP rear camera system with 5x Hybrid Optic Zoom and 50x Super Resolution Zoom

The flagship Galaxy Note20 line is celebrated for its advanced S Pen, but it also features a powerful pro-grade camera that does it all, letting you shoot amazing photos and spectacular 8K video.

Both the Note20 and Note 20 Ultra come with a 10MP dual pixel front camera with auto focus. On the rear, the Note20 gives you a three-lens system including a 12MP wide angle lens with optical image stabilization, a 64MP telephoto providing 3x Hybrid Optic zoom and 30x Super Resolution digital zoom, and a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens. The Note20 Ultra takes that up a notch, with a 108MP wide angle lens, a 12MP telephoto providing 5x Hybrid Optic zoom and 50x Super Resolution zoom, plus the 12MP ultra-wide lens.

Both the Note20 and the Note20 Ultra let you record crystal clear 8K video at 24 fps, effortlessly capturing the real-life atmosphere of whatever you’re recording. If you want to slow things right down, they shoot in ultra slow motion in HD at an amazing 960 fps.

Want to make sure your subject stands out or heighten the scene’s magic? Live Focus video, available on the Note20 and Note20 Ultra, gives your videos artistic depth and flair with a variety of effects such as Blur, Big Circle, Color Point and Glitch, which you can set to your desired intensity. This capability is especially handy if you’re creating a marketing video for your business’s social media or other digital channels.

The Note20’s Space Zoom feature takes you from the back row to the stage, zeroing in on everything you need to see. The Note20’s Bright Night feature lets in more light for bright, vivid snapshots after dark. The Note20 accomplishes this with a 12MP 1.8μm camera that improves brightness by 65 percent, while the Note20 Ultra raises the bar even higher with 12MP nona-binning 2.4μm technology that improves brightness by 300 percent. Whatever your business photography needs, rest assured the Note20 can fully meet them.

A Galaxy camera solution for every business need

When you’re in the market for a new business smartphone, it can be tricky to decide which model is best for you. Once you’ve considered battery life and storage, consider what you need from your smartphone camera. Whether you’re looking to snap crisp, clear photos in the field or videoconference with your colleagues in HD from home, scan barcodes, ensure comprehensive record-keeping or shoot professional-grade photo and video, there’s a Galaxy smartphone to match. With the right business smartphone in the palm of your hand, you can accomplish all of these tasks in less time, so you can focus on what’s most important: moving your business forward.

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Rose de Fremery is a New York-based B2B technology content marketing writer specializing in cybersecurity, AI, IoT, digital transformation, enterprise communications and mobility. In addition to contributing to Samsung Business Insights, Rose has also worked with brands such as Vonage, HP, IBM, Intel, WordPress, Sage and Rapid7.

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