If you want to amp up your videos and photos on your smartphone, we recommend Moment’s Anamorphic Lens. This is the best in the category. We have tested over 80 smartphone lenses over the course of 6 years while traveling to various European countries or visiting the mountains of Hawaii. The Criacr 3-in-1 Lens Kit is more suitable for people on a budget.
And while we still recommend Moment’s Wide 18mm Lens and Tele 58mm Lens, these may not feel as necessary if you have a newer iPhone with three built-in lenses. The 18mm Lens expands your iPhone’s field of view just enough to feel like a fresh perspective (about 0.63x magnification). The 2x Tele 58mm doubles the optical zoom of your iPhone’s lens without degrading the image quality as digital zoom can.
When you’re searching online, you can find a lot of cheap lens-attachment options, many of which continue to be best sellers on Amazon. But popularity doesn’t equate to quality, and in our research for this guide we ruled out a lot of contenders that looked promising but failed to deliver adequate results. As with most small tech gear, you can find several companies selling what appear to be identical products on Amazon. Although these items may well be the same and are likely sourced from the same original manufacturers, the brands reselling them can differ in the level of quality control and customer support they offer. When we encountered seemingly identical models in our research, we took price, reviews, and the brand’s track record into consideration.