As the saying goes: the best camera is the one you have with you.

Mobile phones have gotten smaller but the camera quality in modern handsets has dramatically increased. Sony Ericsson, HTC and Samsung all produce good quality shots but it seems consumers just can’t get enough of the iPhone, for it is the world’s number one camera.

The guys over at Geekaphone have charted the rise of the iPhone to become the world’s most popular camera in this neat infographic, some of the stats might surprise you.

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