Older android phone that takes good pics?

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  1. blowtorch

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    Anyone have tips on an older (read that inexpensive) android-based phone that takes quality pics?
    Thanks
     
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    I have a Samsung galaxy 5 that takes ok pics in decent lighting conditions.
    Pretty awful pics indoors in average lighting.
     
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    my old ZTE Maven was a $45 phone that took sharper pictures ( IMO) than the cheap Samsung Galaxy I use now
     
  4. blowtorch

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    Checking into that one...the price is certainly right, 20-30 bucks all day
     
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    The Samsung Galaxy Note range always had good cameras, but using an unsupported OS is a price I would not pay myself

    I had the Note 4 when it was new, where you could remove the battery. It also had a super sensitive screen setting for gloves, which suited my dead skin fingers from fingerpicking
     
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    Huawei mate 9
    Has three cameras; you can do many professional effects as well as take pictures in raw mode for later editing. and it's all Leica
     
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    I'll second the Mate 9 and throw in any of the Google Pixel range... even the first one (which should be aged into extreme cheapness by now) takes great pictures, and the newest one (the 3a) is cheap brand new.
     
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    Galaxy S6
     
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    Motorola Droid Turbo takes great pictures and it'll fit the old category.
     
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    Moto Z excellent pics .
    TeleSpalt.jpg
     
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    I don't know dick about phones as I don't have any money to get anything but cheap stuff
    That particular phone I think ran out of memory or processing but it took really good pictures
     
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    BLU Studio or Grand models. Good phones @ $60-$75 on eBay.
     
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    What's your budget?

    Also be aware that older phones aren't getting updates to the operating systems. A lot of applications are losing support for older versions, which might mean you have to buy again sooner rather than later.

    I just bought a Moto G7 ($300) and it takes awfully good photos with the Google Camera application sideloaded.
     
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    If you want to take quality photos, buy a camera, nearly any budget digital camera will take better pics than any phone.
     
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    I use my old Galaxy S5.
     
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    Hi.

    You might want to research the Huawei phones and updates. I think Google might not be supporting them anymore, or something. Don't recall the details / didn't pay much attention, as I'm in the process of updating to a different brand.

    But, I second the picture quality comment above.

    Edit: and, if you want it for dedicated photo taking without the need for instant or ease of use uploading, maybe a half way decent used compact digital would be better? At least explore that option, as you might get better quality photos?

    Pax/
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    The Samsung Note 5 has a 16mp cam, and it does a great job in all kinds of light. I think they are under $100 used
     
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    Galaxy Note 3 I had since new & only replaced last year was great for downloading & emailing detailed images for work.
     
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    Was just checking into Samsung Galaxy S-series stuff
     
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    OK so after a bit of researching and hem-hawing around, I've got a used Galaxy S8 plus headed my way.
    High hopes...
     
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