Best camera apps 2021: the finest photo-taking apps for iPhone and Android

Looking for the best camera apps for your iPhone or Android phone? With so many great third-party options available for both platforms, it can be tricky to work out the best way to upgrade from your phone’s stock camera app – but luckily we’ve done all the hard work for you in this guide.

Why upgrade to a third-party camera app? Chances are, your smartphone already has great camera hardware. Even mid-range devices pack enough photographic power to make DSLRs exchange worried glances. Meanwhile, flagship Android and Apple phones have even caused some photographers to dispense with traditional kit entirely.