Mid-range smartphone cameras put to the test

Mid-range smartphones tested in the shootout include the (clockwise from top left) Xiaomi Mi 9T, Huawei Nova 5T, Vivo S1, Google Pixel 3a and Samsung Galaxy A70.
Mid-range smartphones tested in the shootout include the (clockwise from top left) Xiaomi Mi 9T, Huawei Nova 5T, Vivo S1, Google Pixel 3a and Samsung Galaxy A70.ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN

SINGAPORE - Flagship smartphones may still pack the glitziest camera technologies, but mid-range smartphones are closing the gap.

One telling indicator: Multi-camera systems, previously exclusive to flagship smartphones that cost more than $1,000 two years ago, have become commonplace on mid-range smartphones.

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