Smartphones With Dual Pixel Autofocus

The Dual Pixel Autofocus (DPAF) technology isn’t new – it has already been featured in many DSLR and mirrorless camera sensors. In essence, the dual pixel autofocus (also called Dual Pixel AF or Dual Pixel PDAF) is an advanced case of the phase detection autofocus (PDAF). With PDAF only about 5 % of the available pixels were part of focusing. However in the dual pixel focusing, a phase detection photo diode is embedded into each and every pixel on the camera sensor.

Samsung introduces Dual Pixel PDAF in their Galaxy S7 and S7 edge mobiles.

Back in 2016 Samsung was the first company among phone manufacturers to introduce the dual pixel autofocus technology in their smartphone models Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Since then many companies have followed. Apple’s iPhones notoriously do not feature cameras with the dual pixel autofocus technology. iPhones since the iPhone 6 use less advanced phase detection autofocus branded as “focus pixels”. Samsung was the first to introduce the dual pixel AF for the front / selfie camera in their Samsung Galaxy S10 phones line.

Following is the list of all known dual pixel autofocus phones. The list of dual pixel autofocus mobiles is sorted alphabetically by brand names. Within each brand the phones are sorted by their release date in the descending order (newest models first).

  1. Archos Diamond Omega
  2. Asus ROG Phone
  3. Asus ZenFone 5 ZE620KL
  4. Asus ZenFone 4 Pro ZS551KL
  5. Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL
  6. Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL
  7. Asus ZenFone Zoom S ZE553KL aka Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL
  8. BlackBerry KEY2
  9. BQ Aquaris X2
  10. BQ Aquaris X2 Pro
  11. Google Pixel 3a
  12. Google Pixel 3a XL
  13. Google Pixel 3
  14. Google Pixel 3 XL
  15. Google Pixel 2
  16. Google Pixel 2 XL
  17. HTC Exodus 1
  18. HTC U12+
  19. HTC U11+
  20. HTC U11
  21. LG V50 ThinQ 5G
  22. LG G8 ThinQ
  23. LG V40 ThinQ
  24. Meizu Note 8
  25. Meizu X8
  26. Meizu 16X
  27. Meizu 16
  28. Meizu 16 Plus
  29. Meizu 15 Lite
  30. Meizu 15
  31. Meizu 15 Plus
  32. Meizu E3
  33. Meizu M6 Note
  34. Motorola Moto Z3 Play
  35. Motorola Moto G6 Plus
  36. Motorola Moto X4
  37. Motorola Moto Z2 Play
  38. Motorola Moto G5 Plus
  39. Nokia 8.1 aka Nokia X7
  40. Nokia 7.1
  41. Nokia 8 Sirocco
  42. Nokia 7 plus
  43. Oppo RX17 Pro
  44. Oppo R9s Plus
  45. Oppo R9s
  46. Razer Phone 2
  47. Razer Phone
  48. Realme 3 Pro (Realme X Lite in China)
  49. Samsung Galaxy Fold
  50. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (main & front cameras)
  51. Samsung Galaxy S10 (main & front cameras)
  52. Samsung Galaxy S10e (main & front cameras)
  53. Samsung Galaxy S10+ (main & front cameras)
  54. Samsung Galaxy Note9
  55. Samsung Galaxy S9
  56. Samsung Galaxy S9+
  57. Samsung Galaxy Note8
  58. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
  59. Samsung Galaxy Note FE
  60. Samsung Galaxy S8
  61. Samsung Galaxy S8+
  62. Samsung Galaxy Note7
  63. Samsung Galaxy S7 active
  64. Samsung Galaxy S7
  65. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  66. Sharp Aquos S3 High
  67. Sharp Aquos S3
  68. Sharp Aquos S2
  69. Sony Xperia 1 (aka Sony Xperia XZ4)
  70. vivo iQOO
  71. vivo V15
  72. vivo NEX Dual Display
  73. vivo V11 (V11 Pro)
  74. vivo X23
  75. vivo NEX A
  76. vivo NEX S
  77. vivo X21i
  78. vivo X21
  79. vivo X21 UD
  80. vivo Xplay7
  81. vivo Xplay6
  82. Wiko View2 Pro
  83. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
  84. Xiaomi Black Shark Helo
  85. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
  86. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
  87. Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
  88. Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
  89. Xiaomi Pocophone F1
  90. Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer
  91. Xiaomi Mi Max 3
  92. Xiaomi Mi 8
  93. Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
  94. Xiaomi Black Shark
  95. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  96. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera
  97. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Redmi 5 Plus in China)
  98. ZTE Axon 9 Pro
  99. ZTE nubia Z18

This list of smartphones with the dual pixel AF technology is not yet complete. Please, feel free to suggest a missing phone model in the comment section below and after a quick check the phone will be added to the list.

You might also want to check out my list of the dual pixel autofocus Canon cameras.

Please follow and like us:
error

1 thought on “Smartphones With Dual Pixel Autofocus”

  1. I dont think oneplus phones have dual pixle autofocus. When I shoot I continuously have to click on subject I want in focus while remaining shot is blurry. This is frustrating when viewing videos after and the subject I was specifically trying to capture is completely out of focus. Yaaayyyy.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *