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.

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. 38,400)

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)

Huawei P9:

The Huawei P9 features Leica-certified 12-megapixel dual cameras with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and laser autofocus. One of these two sensors is a color sensor and the other one is a monochrome one. Both these lenses capture the same shot simultaneously and the photos clicked by both is merged to deliver best possible results. It is done by focusing on each sensor’s strength which is to capture colors and details respectively.

Huawei P9 Specifications:

  • 5.2-inch Full HD IPS-NEO LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.5GHz HiSilicon Kirin 955 processor with Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 8-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 3000mAh battery with fast charging
  • EMUI based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow but upgradeable to Nougat 7.0

Buy from Flipkart (Rs. 39,999)

Honor 8:

The Honor 8 sports dual 12-megapixel shooters with f/2.2 aperture with laser autofocus. It also happens to have one color sensor and another monochromatic sensor which means the dual camera setup on this phone works same as the aforementioned Huawei P9. The only difference is that the Honor 8’s dual cameras are not Leica-certified.

Honor 8 Specifications:

  • 5.2-inch Full HD LTPS IPS LCD display
  • 2.3GHz HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor with Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.4 aperture
  • 3000mAh battery with fast charging
  • EMUI based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow but upgradeable to Nougat 7.0

Buy from Flipkart (starting Rs. 18,125)

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)

LG V20:

The LG V20 is a flagship offering from last year and offers 16-megapixel shooter with f/1.8 aperture and an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.4 aperture along with laser autofocus and optical image stabilization. You can make use of these dual sensors to click normal as well as wide angle shots depending on your need or preference.

LG V20 Specifications:

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD IPS LCD display
  • 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB storage option (expandable via microSD card)
  • 5-megapixel front shooter with f/1.9 aperture
  • 3200mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging
  • LG UX 5.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat

Buy from Flipkart (starting Rs. 32,900)

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

Lenovo PHAB 2 Plus:

The Lenovo PHAB 2 Plus comes with dual 13-megapixel cameras with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and laser autofocus. The secondary camera on the phone is helpful in achieving that depth of field effect on your photos and lets you adjust the focus on subjects even after the photo has been clicked.

Lenovo PHAB 2 Plus Specifications:

  • 6.4-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • 1.3GHz MediaTek MT8783 processor with Mali-T720 MP3 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB storage (expandable via microSD storage)
  • 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 4050mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Buy from Flipkart (Rs. 13,999)

Coolpad Cool 1:

The Coolpad Cool 1 is one of the best dual camera smartphones on a budget and in the mid-range price category. It has dual 16-megapixel sensors with f/2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus. The phone’s one sensor is a color sensor while the other one is a monochrome sensor. It basically merges the shot captured by both sensors to deliver a better and higher quality photo.

Coolpad Cool 1 Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor with Adreno 510 GPU
  • 3GB or 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 4060mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Buy from Amazon (3GB/32GB): Rs. 10,999

Buy from Amazon (4GB/32GB): Rs. 12,999

Buy from Flipkart (4GB/32GB): Rs. 12,950

Micromax Dual 5:

If you are a fan of Micromax brand and also want the dual camera system, then the Micromax Dual 5 is the smartphone to go for. It features dual 13-megapixel cameras with phase detection autofocus and like many other phones in this list, it also makes use of an RGB (color) sensor and a monochromatic (black and white) sensor. It means both sensors click the same photo at the same time but merge the two to offer better results and sharper photos.

Micromax Dual 5 Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display
  • 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor with Adreno 510 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 13-megapixel front camera
  • 3200mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Buy from Flipkart (Rs. 24,999)

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.