The smartphone photography has improved drastically in the last few years. From being an alternative way of clicking photos on the go to becoming the primary solution for capturing quick memories, smartphone cameras have come a long way. There have been improvements at both hardware and software level which allow us to shoot some of the best shots and such improvements are the reason that now, we have smartphones with not just one sensor but two sensors.

In this article, we will talk about the best dual camera smartphones that you can currently buy in the market. As the name suggests, all of these phones feature two cameras on the back which let you achieve more than having just a single shooter, but these phones do differ in the type of the secondary camera they use. Some feature a monochromatic lens, some feature a telephoto lens and some come with a wide-angle lens. So, choose the best smartphone with dual cameras for you depending on what you intend to do with it.

Note: This listing is not in any particular order and includes only those dual camera smartphones which are currently available for purchase in India.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8:

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features dual 12-megapixel cameras on the back with f/1.7 and f/2.6 aperture along with OIS and dual-LED flash. The secondary lens on the flagship phablet is is a telephoto lens which means you can use it to have 2x optical zoom and Portrait shots.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specifications:

  • 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display
  • 2.3GHz Exynos 8895 processor with Mali-G70 MP20 GPU
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 256GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 8-megapixel front shooter with f/1.7 aperture
  • 3300mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging
  • Android 7.1 Nougat layered with Samsung’s own skin

Buy from Amazon (Rs. 67,900)

LG G6:

The LG G6 features 13-megapixel dua cameras where the primary sensor is a standard one with f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization, and phase detection autofocus. As for the secondary lens, it is a 125-degree wide-angle shooter with a f/2.4 aperture which means you can capture more objects and better landscape photos. So if you want to capture normal shots, you can go with the first sensor but if you want to capture more, the secondary sensor is always there.

LG G6 Specifications:

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD IPS LCD display
  • 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 5-megapixel front shooter with f/2.2 aperture
  • 3300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging
  • LG UX 6.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat

Buy from Flipkart (Rs. 33,990)

OnePlus 5:

The recently-launched OnePlus 5 comes with a 16-megapixel primary RGB (color) sensor with f/1.7 aperture and electronic image stabilization along with a 20-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.6 aperture and phase detection autofocus. Both cameras on the flagship can be used for achieving up to 1.6x optical zoom and overall 2x zoom. You can also click “Portrait” mode shots with the phone which basically allows you to focus on the main subject by blurring out everything else in the background.

OnePlus 5 Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display
  • 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU
  • 6GB or 8GB of RAM
  • 64GB or 128GB of internal storage
  • 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge fast charging
  • OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Buy from Amazon (Rs. 32,999)

Nokia 8:

The first Nokia Android flagship Nokia 8 comes with dual 13-megapixel rear cameras with f/2.0 aperture, OIS, and dual-LED flash. These Carl Zeiss-branded sensors like the good old Nokia phone days.

Nokia 8 Specifications:

  • 5.3-inch Quad HD+ IPS LCD display
  • 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB internal storage (microSD card supported)
  • 13-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus
  • 3090mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Buy from Amazon (Rs. 36,999)

Honor 8 Pro:

The Honor 8 Pro also features dual 12-megapixel cameras on the back with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and laser autofocus. It also comprises of one color sensor and one monochromatic sensor which works the same was the Honor 8.

Honor 8 Pro Specifications:

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD LTPS IPS LCD display
  • 2.4GHz HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor with Mali G-71 MP8 GPU
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 128GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 8-megapixel front shooter with f/2.0 aperture
  • 4000mAh battery with fast charging
  • EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat

Buy from Amazon (Rs 29,999)

Xiaomi Mi A1:

This is first-ever Xiaomi smartphone to come with stock Android as it is an Android One device in collaboration with Google. The Mi A1 has dual 12-megapixel cameras on the back with f/2.2 and f/2.6 aperture accompanied with PDAF and dual-LED flash. The second one is a telephoto lens with support for 2x optical zoom and Portrait shots.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB storage option (expandable via microSD card)
  • 5-megapixel front shooter
  • 3080mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat

Buy from Flipkart (starting Rs. 14,999)

Moto G5S Plus:

The Moto G5S Plus offers you dual 13-megapixel cameras where the primary sensor is an RGB sensor and the second one is a monochrome sensor with f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash. It merges shots taken with both sensors to come up with a single shot which is theoretically better and sharper than both. You can also use the camera setup to have the depth of field effect (Bokeh effect) in photos.

Moto G5S Plus Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 8-megapixel front shooter with wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash
  • 3000mAh battery with TurbosPower fast charging
  • Android 7.1 Nougat

Buy from Amazon (Rs. 15,999)

Lenovo K8 Note:

The dual camera setup on the Lenovo K8 Note comprises of a 13-megapixel and a 5-megapixel shooter.  The second one is a depth sensor which means it can help you get the field of depth “Bokeh” effect in your photos with ease.

LG K8 Note Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio X23 processor with Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
  • 3GB or 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB storage option (expandable via microSD card)
  • 13-megapixel front shooter with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash
  • 4000mAh battery with fast charging
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Buy from Amazon (starting Rs. 12,999)

Honor 6X:

The Honor 6X is a mid-range smartphone with the dual camera system which means if you are tight on the budget, this phone is worth consideration. It has a 12-megapixel shooter combined with a 2-megapixel shooter with phase detection autofocus and the option to adjust aperture anywhere from f/0.95 to f/16. It means you will have the complete control on the focus which you will be able to adjust as per your need.

Honor 6X Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS LCD display
  • 2.1GHz HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor with Mali-T830 MP2 GPU
  • 3GB or 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 3340mAh battery
  • EMUI based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow but upgradeable to Nougat 7.0

Buy Amazon (3GB/32GB): Rs. 11,999

Buy Amazon (4GB/64GB): Rs. 13,999

These are the best dual camera smartphones that you can currently buy in the market. Which one of these is your favorite? Are you planning to buy one? Share your thoughts with us using the comments section below. If you have any questions or doubts related to smartphones featuring two cameras on the back, feel free to get in touch via the same comments section below.