This smartphone is KING of low-light photography, check it out

Khimsar (Rajasthan): As the battle for  the best low-light camera in a smartphone heats up, Samsung has launched  its Galaxy On Max device that has f/1.7 aperture for clicking sharp  photos even in near-dark conditions.

Priced at Rs 16,900, the USP  of the phone is its "flagship" 13MP camera (both front and rear) with  the rear shooter having f/1.7 aperture which allows users to click  good-quality photos irrespective of light conditions.

With the  launch of this camera-oriented device, Samsung is poised to give tough  competition to the Chinese players whose devices boast of several camera  features and modes that have given them the upper hand in the  mid-segment market.

To experience the camera technology, we had a  chance to shoot pictures during a moon-lit night in the picturesque  sand dunes in Rajasthan's Khimsar town which falls under Nagaur  district.

Coupled with the f/1.7 aperture, Samsung's improved camera algorithm captured clear photos with minimum grains.

The photos clicked during the low-light conditions at sunset came well-lit. The shutter response and autofocus were good.

Moreover,  the professional mode allowed us to alter the texture and style of the  image. Adjusting the ISO sensitivity and white balance yielded splendid  results.

Silhouettes can be shot beautifully by keeping the camera exposure to its minimum level (-2) and ISO at 100.

The  camera app has Live Stickers and Instant Sharing mode. This allows  users to share images on Facebook and Instagram in a jiffy.

As  far as the 13MP front-facing camera (with aperture f/1.9) is concerned,  Samsung has included an LED flash which allows the users to click  well-lit selfies.

Galaxy On Max has 5.7-inch, full-HD display, is  powered by 4GB RAM with 32GB storage expandable up to 256GB and runs on  Android 7.0 Nougat. The home button doubles up as a fingerprint sensor.

The  device features an all-metal unibody design and the display has 2.5D  curved glass. It has connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth  and 4G/LTE with VoLTE-HD voice calling support.

The smartphone packs the "Samsung Pay Mini" platform with Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Paytm integration.

Housing a 3,300mAh battery, the device can be purchased from Flipkart.

Conclusion:  At Rs 16,999, Galaxy On Max gives close competition to devices like  Moto G5 Plus, Nokia 6, Honor 8 and Asus Zenfone 3. But when we look at  camera capabilities, the phone has a definitive edge.