Smartphones with optical camera stabilization 2019: our rating

The presence of optical stabilization of the camera allows you to get a clear shot when photographing or video recording. This feature is found, as a rule, on smartphones costing above average; it helps out a lot in many situations. We selected the most interesting devices with optical camera stabilization.

ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL 4 / 64GB

ASUS is an average price segment, which, however, many experts have already managed to call the best smartphone in its class. And there are many reasons for this..

Bend your fingers: relatively low cost, decent battery life, a bright and juicy display, NFC support, very good cameras for its price category, excellent sound in headphones and speakers, a relatively powerful platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, fast charging support, classy external enclosure, support NFC.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2246 × 1080
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

iPhone Xs 256GB

New from Apple. Formally, this is a deep modernization of the previous generation model – iPhone X. Even the dimensions have not changed for the new product, but a new hue of the case has been added – golden.

The camera has not changed, although there is just nothing surprising, since the iPhone X allows you to get pictures of excellent quality. Unless the size of the sensor has changed. The rear camera is double.

There is no fingerprint scanner, it has been replaced by a face scan function. Surprisingly, now you can use a second SIM card – true, virtual, eSIM. At the time of writing this article in Russia, this functionality is not available..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2436 × 1125
  • Weight: 177g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2 (eSIM)
  • Processor: Apple A12 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2659 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 7 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB

The real revolution took place with the release of the Galaxy S8, which was one of the first production smartphones to receive a frameless case and FullView display. Galaxy S9 was a logical continuation, but there is nothing revolutionary here.

However, it is one of the best smartphones on the market. It has a simply awesome design, one of the best cameras among all smartphones, a powerful platform, support for fast and wireless charging, a smart fingerprint sensor and an iris scanner, water resistance, etc..

Please note that the rear camera in this model is single, which, however, does not prevent it from receiving the highest quality images by the standards of smartphones.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9810
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

LG V30+

This is by no means the newest smartphone from LG, but it is a real uncompromising flagship, which also managed to get cheaper. Is it worth it to buy? We think it’s worth it. And here’s why: an excellent 6-inch FullView display, a stylish case made of premium materials, a dedicated audio chip and cool sound in the headphones, a very decent rear camera (dual), water and dust protection, decent battery life, a powerful processor-based platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, support for fast and wireless charging.

Please note that in its flagships LG has not yet abandoned the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2880 × 1440
  • Weight: 158g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/13 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi8 6 / 64GB

The new flagship from Xiaomi, like some competitors, received a large 6.21-inch FullView display, a cutout at the top of the screen and a stylish case. At the same time, it remains one of the most inexpensive flagships on the market, which cannot but rejoice. But what can be bewildering is the lack of a 3.5 mm jack.

It can be noted: a quick unlock of the desktop by scanning the face, the presence of a fingerprint scanner, a very powerful platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, an excellent main dual camera, NFC support, good sound, as well as good battery life.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2248 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Nokia 8 Dual sim

Nokia 8 is the flagship that was introduced in 2017. Say it’s not new for a long time? And you will be right, but over the past time the device has seriously fallen in price, which made it an extremely interesting offer.

Yes, there is no new-fangled FullView display, but the display itself is very high quality, its diagonal is 5.3 inches. Note: the magnificent appearance and premium materials, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB of RAM, an excellent dual rear camera with Zeiss AG optics, pure Android, a decent front camera, of course, a bargain price.

Do not forget about the Nokia brand, which is so loved by many Russian users.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3090 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/13 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

OnePlus 6 8 / 128GB

The next generation of the so-called “flagship killer” from OnePlus. However, if before the company’s smartphones were relatively inexpensive, then the same cannot be said about the OnePlus 6 model. And yet she has one important feature: it is one of the most powerful smartphones in the world, which runs on the basis of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory.

What else can be noted? High-quality FullView-display (AMOLED), stylish case design, smart shell Oxygen OS, support for fast charging. It is interesting that on the side there is a mechanical switch to silent mode or vibration mode – a cool feature that we perfectly remember on iPhone smartphones. And there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.28 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 177g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/20 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no

iPhone 7 32GB

Latest iPhones are frankly expensive. What if I want an iPhone, but I don’t want to overpay? There is only one way out – to pay attention to the models of previous years, for example, on the iPhone 7.

This is a classic design model, with the “ordinary”. but a very high-quality display, with a diagonal of only 4.7 inches. But he has a metal case and he is great in his hand.

iPhone 7 will delight its customer with very high performance, fast iOS firmware, an excellent camera, water protection, fast fingerprint scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1334 × 750
  • Weight: 138g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A10 Fusion
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1960 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 7 MP
  • Memory card support: no

HTC U11 Plus 128GB

The most powerful flagship from HTC, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 6 GB of RAM (relevant for this version). Like some competitors, the U11 Plus received a beautiful 6-inch FullView display.

Among other things, this flagship smartphone will be able to surprise you with an excellent rear camera, cool exterior, solid sound, Sense EDGE function (calls up various functions when you squeeze side edges), and the presence of water protection.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2880×1440
  • Weight: 188g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3930 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S 6 / 64GB

An alternative flagship from Xiaomi, which also received support for optical stabilization.

It differs in its design due to the FullView-display. As you can see, there is no cutout at the top of the screen, like some other frameless smartphones. Then where is the front camera, you ask? It is located at the bottom of the front panel! And here the back cover is made of ceramic.

Among other things, Mi Mix 2S is a real flagship that has a good camera and a very powerful platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.99 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 189g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 128GB

Samsung’s flagship received all the same: the stylish case, one of the best FullView displays in the world, the most powerful platform based on the Exynos 9810 processor and 6 GB of RAM, a dual rear camera, which many call simply the best smartphone on the market, water resistance and much what else.

Separately, it is worth noting the presence of a stylus. Yes, this is one of those few smartphones that use a stylus..

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 201g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9810
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes