We have witnessed many companies show how a smartphone camera is made “right”. Huawei used to hold the crown for some of the biggest camera sensors on a smartphone for several years. Earlier in 2021 Samsung took the lead with theirs Galaxy S21 Ultra, but this did not last long, as Xiaomi came into the picture with the monstrous Mi 11 Ultra (which even has a full screen looking at the back).
That “smartphone with the best camera “race is far from over. If anything, it’s just starting to pick up speed! However, the latest jaw-dropping candidate does not come from any of the above brands. Not even from Google or Apple.
Aquos R6: The real ‘Ultra’ smartphone
The Aquos R6 has a 1-inch camera sensor, which is the largest we have ever seen on a modern smartphone. This sensor size is common for compact cameras such as Sony-ZV1. That’s why it’s really exciting to have it on a smartphone.
Sharp Aquos R6: Landscape photo examples
The first set of images contains some beautiful landscape images. The third image stands out with its extraordinary levels of background separation (bokeh). This does not use any special “standing modes”. Blurring is achieved thanks to the huge sensor and the large F1.9 aperture.
Sharp Aquos R6: Portrait Photo Examples
Sharp Aquos R6: Studio Photo Examples
Sharp Aquos R6: Monochrome photo samples
Bonus: Take a VR tour of the Sharp Aquos R6 gallery