What Is The Best Telephoto Lens For Smartphone In 2022

Telephoto lenses are designed to provide a longer focal length than what is typically found on standard smartphone lenses. This increased magnification can be used to capture faraway objects in greater detail, or to create a more compressed perspective for portraits and other compositions. While there are many options available on the market, not all telephoto lens kits are created equal. In order to get the best results, it is important to select a model that has been specifically designed for smartphones.

A Shortlist Of The Best Telephoto Lens For Smartphone

Here is a quick recap of our top 10 picks that lets you compare each product with another and allow you to choose the best one.

10 Best Telephoto Lens For Smartphone People Love In 2022: In Depth Features

SaleBestseller No. 1
Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit,11 in 1 Universal 20x Telephoto Lens,0.63Wide Angle+15X Macro+198°Fisheye+2X Telephoto+Kaleidoscope+CPL/Starlight/Eyemask/Tripod,for Most iPhone Smartphone (Black)
  • ★11-in-1 most complete mobile camera lens kit★:Bostionye phone camera lens kit is perfect for exploring more advanced mobile photography and Videography.Includes 8 lenses:20 times telephoto lens,0.63X wide angle Lens, 15X Macro lens, 198°Fisheye lens, 2X telephoto lens,Kaleidoscopes, 4-line star filter, CPL Filter.Auxiliary equipment:universal clip, tripod, eyecup and Bostionye storage bag。 (Note: macro lens and wide angle lens are screwed together).
  • ★With unique features★: 20x telephoto lens (fixed focus)-magnifies distant subjects and clearly presents long-distance vision. 198 ° fisheye lens-create interesting and unique circular mysterious effect pictures. 15x macro lens-Alignment lens for shooting flowers, insects and other small objects (optimal shooting distance: 1 to 3 inches).0.63X ultra wide-angle lens-capture a large field of view to get an amazing angle of view (The wide-angle lens should be used with a macro lens).
  • ★Create surprise★:The unique functions of each small lenses can be seen in detail in the auxiliary picture display.tripod for easy shooting,An eyecup also allows you to use the telephoto lens as a monocular or a telescope.It is a good companion in the tourism industry and a favorite of animal observers.NOTE: It’s recommended to take off the phone case when using the lens since it may cause unstability while shooting.
  • ★The kit is suitable for use on my phone?★:The lens kit works on 99% popular cell phones on the market. If the distance from the center of the camera(the phone has only one camera) or the main camera(two or more cameras) to any edge of your phone is less than 2.2cm, then the kit will work on your phone.How to know which is the main camera: block the camera one by one with the camera app on, the one you see a blockage there is the main camera.
  • ★Best Gift Choice & 100% Satisfaction★:A phone lens kit that will provide you an extraordinary experience to capture wonderful moments in your life. The kit is fully equipped and packed in a storage box (can be carried by hand), this lens kit would be a very nice gift choice.Your satisfaction is the most important thing for us. Don’t be hesitate. Thrill your family and friends with Bostionye phone lens right now!
Bestseller No. 2
Apexel HD Mobile Phone Camera Phone Lens Set - 10x Macro Lens, 2X Telephoto Lens, 110°Wide Angle, 170°Super Wide Angle, 195°Fisheye for Dual Lens/Single Lens iPhone Pixel Samsung Galaxy Smartphones
  • 【5 in 1 Professional DSLR Phone Camera Lense Kit】 Lenses are made of professional cinema quality glass and aerospace metal. Retail package includes 2.0X Telephoto Lens(Background/Foreground Blur)+ 195°Round Fisheye Lens + 170°Super Wide Angle Lens(No Dark Circle Fisheye Lens) + 110° Wide Angle Lens(No Distortion/No Dark Edge) + 10x Macro Lens, zipper bag and clip. Turn your mobile phone into DSLR Camera, enjoy your stunning photographing trip and brilliant high-quality technical image now
  • 【10x Macro Lens & 2x Telephoto Lens】 Macro Lens enable you to shoot photos at a distance of 0.39-1.18in from the object, captures amazing close-ups in natural's crisp details; 2X telephoto lens will sharp edge to edge, bringing you 2x closer to the subject on a single or dual lens phone. Used on a single lens phone it’s equivalent to a 2x lens. Used on the Tele side of a dual lens phone it’s equivalent to a 4x lens.
  • 【110°Wide Angle Lens & 170°Super Wide Lens & 195°Fisheye Lens】 Wide Angle Lens help expand the field of view and enable you capture the entire family or a whole team member in one picture. 110°Wide Angle Lens captures 2x more range with a multi-element glass design No Distortion/No Dark Edge; 170°Super Wide Lens delivers a flat image no dark edge; 195°fisheye lense provides dramatic rounded images, which takes you into the stunning and fantastic world, it will be your the best choice for travel.
  • Easy Use & Wide Compatibility】 Slideable clamps is equipped with soft anti-skid pad, and won't leave any scratches on your phone,universal for dual lens and single lens phones. For example iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max, iPhone 13/13 Pro/13 Pro Max, Samsung/iPad/Android Smartphones.(Note: The lens clip doesn't work with iPhone 14/14Pro/14Pro Max). If your phone protective case is thin,you can use it directly, dont need to remove it
  • 【Perfect Package Design & 100% Satisfaction Customer Guarantee】 Zipper bag and silicone case make it easy for traveling. We provide 60 days money back, 12-month warranty and friendly lifetime customer service. If any question, you can reach us at service(at)apexellens... Have it, you are make a better photographer.
SaleBestseller No. 3
APEXEL High Power 28x HD Phone Telephoto Lens with Remote Shutter Works with iPhone X/XR Samsung Pixel Android Any Smartphones
  • Enhanced Telephoto : overcome the shortcomings of mobile phone that can only shoot close shots, capture the scenery far away and provide you a high resolution Close-Up. So that the long distance vision can be presented clearly in your eyes, it has 28 times and adjustable focal length.
  • Individual Focus Capability :Featured with exact adjustment for the objective, with Focus Ring is means you can use it to adjust the sharpness of the shooting subject to change the field of view of the captured picture, which greatly improve the quality of image.(Note: It's better to take off your phone case for taking better photos.
  • HD Telescope : 28 times long shooting can record clear targets, a long focus telescope with an eye Mask can be used for long distance shooting (it can be used without a phone as a single eye. With shutter for easy access.
  • Applicable Scene and Model : It is widely used for watching matches (football matches, basketball matches, etc.), concerts, bird watching, watching wild animals and scenery, etc. At the same time, it is also a good companion for tourism, the favourite of animal observers. Good compatibility, suitable for iPhone, for Vivo, for OPPO, for and so on.
  • Portable and easy to use :Made of high quality advanced glass and shell, durable and portable, universal detachable clip into your phone steady. It can be easily placed in your bag or handbag. It is the perfect companion for traveling anytime and anywhere; the necessary equipment for traveling and outdoor exploration.
Bestseller No. 4
Selvim Phone Camera Lens Phone Lens Kit 4 in 1, 22X Telephoto Lens, 235° Fisheye Lens, 0.62X Wide Angle Lens, 25X Macro Lens, Compatible with iPhone 7 8 11 12 13 pro max X XS XR Android Samsung
  • 【Industry-leading 4 in 1 Phone Lens Kit】 Designed for enthusiasts and professionals. This lens kit includes a 22X telephoto lens, 235° fisheye lens, HD 0.62X super wide angle lens & 25X macro lens, flexible clamp, phone clip, upgraded metal tripod, an eyecup, cleaning cloth & storage case. Selvim phone lens is a great addition to turning your phone into a go-to camera.
  • 【Expand Your Phone's Picture-taking Capabilities】 22X telephoto camera lens - Magnify distant subjects and zoom in for vivid close-up shots; 235° fisheye lens - Create fun and unique circular mystical result picture; 25X macro lens - Capture all the intricacies and details with precision-focus for razor crisp macro photos (Not for zooming in on distant object); HD 0.62X super wide angle lens - Capture a wide field of view for stunning perspectives with virtually no distortion.
  • 【Must Have for Photography and Videography Pros】10-10 multi-resistant coating are adopted to these lenses to handle every shot from portraits to landscapes, which minimizes ghosting and flaring and helps to prevent smears and fingerprints on the lens. Say bye to frustrating photo "retakes" and leave wonderful memories in your brilliant photos.
  • 【Works well on Front/Rear Camera, Single-camera/Multi-camera Phone】 The lens screw ring on the clip is slidable so you can slide it to reach the main camera of multiple cameras. A cell phone camera lens kit that works with iPhone XS MAX XS XR X 8 Plus 8 7 Plus 7 6 Plus 6 5S 5C 5 4S Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus S9 S8 Plus S8 S7 Edge S7 S6 Edge+ S6 Edge S6 LG iPad Motorola HTC One Plus HUAWEI and other Android phones.
  • 【Travel with An Excellent Protector of Your Lens Kit】 Perfect for taking your Selvim lens with you on the fly. The travel case stores and protects all lens kit components snugly and safely, which makes the travel more impressive by the fantastic pictures you take. It is a wonderful carrying case with incredible portability for people who like photography with your phone camera or like shooting when hiking, climbing, traveling etc. Please feel free to contact us if you have problems.
Bestseller No. 5
Xenvo Pro Lens Kit for iPhone and Android, Macro and Wide Angle Lens with LED Light and Travel Case
  • ✔ COMPATIBLE WITH ALL SMARTPHONES, TABLETS, and LAPTOPS including ALL iPhone models, Samsung Galaxy and Note, Google Pixel, Huawei and more. CONTENTS INCLUDE: TruView 0.45x Wide Angle Lens, Clarus 15x Macro Lens, TruGrip Lens Clip, GlowClip Mini Rechargeable LED Light + Charging Cable, Quick-Release Lanyard, DuraCase, EasyClip, Cleaning Cloth and LIFETIME WARRANTY.
  • ✔ TRUVIEW 0.45x WIDE ANGLE LENS - CAPTURE 45% MORE PICTURE WITH EVERY SNAP: Shoot stunning photos of people, pets, travel scenery, landscapes, architecture, selfies and more. NO DARK CORNERS (vignetting) like cheaper lenses. Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum and premium optical glass for durability and clarity. Multi-element, coated glass lenses minimize ghosting, reflections, lens flare, and other artifacts. Xenvo cell phone lens attachment is ideal for hobbyists and photography pros alike.
  • ✔ CLARUS 15x MACRO LENS - MARVEL YOUR SENSES. MAGNIFY NEARBY SUBJECTS FOR BREATHTAKING, SUPER CLOSE-UP PHOTOS: Capture all the intricacies and details with precision-focus for razor crisp macro photos every time. (For best results, position macro lens approximately 1/2 inch from subject. Not designed for zooming in on distant subjects.) THE TRUGRIP LENS CLIP offers SUPERIOR GRIPPING POWER to fasten your lenses to your cell phone when you're in action mode, framing your next perfect shot.
  • ✔ GLOWCLIP RECHARGEABLE LED FILL LIGHT - The GlowClip LED light clips ANYWHERE on your phone to instantly illuminate your subject and surroundings with warm continuous light. The warm and natural LED light is superior to your smartphone's built in flash—which can be blinding and unnatural—especially in darker settings and venues. FEATURES 3 BRIGHTNESS SETTINGS: Low, Medium and High. Say goodbye to frustrating photo "retakes" and hello to brilliant photos the first time.
  • ✔ QUICK-RELEASE LANYARD AND TRAVEL CASE - TRANSPORT AND PROTECT YOUR LENS KIT: Perfect for taking your Xenvo lenses with you on the fly. The travel case stores and protects all lens kit components snugly and safely while the quick-release lanyard is the perfect way to carry your lenses on your next outing. Just drape the lanyard and lens around your neck. The quick-release lanyard head makes it a cinch to access your Xenvo lenses in a flash so you never miss another photo moment.
Bestseller No. 6
APEXEL Macro Lens Kit for Smartphone,10X Macro Lens + CPL Filter with Multi-Function Lens Clip for iPhone 14/14Pro/14Pro Max, Samsung, Android Phone (Fits for Almost All Phone), Phone Lens Attachment.
  • 【Professional Optical Lens】The macro lens is made of 5 pcs quality glass lens. Each lens has 3-5 layers of coating to increase lens transmissivity and reduce reflectivity. It can offer HD view, no distortion, no vignetting, no dark corners. Start to take close-up photos by your cell phone with the macro lens. The macro lens cone's diameter is up to 1.57in/4cm, lens's exit pupil diameter is up to 0.91in/2.3cm. The large aperture offers outstanding bokeh backgrounds ability-natural, soft, truly.
  • 【Lens with CPL Filter】APEXEL mobile phone macro lens comes with one CPL Filter that can be attached to the phone lens directly with a 37mm screw, eliminating the need for an adapter ring.This filter helps to cut down on stray light reflections,enhances color saturation,and enables you to take crisp photographs.The only equipment you require is a phone with smartphone macro lens so you can convert it into a DSLR and take beautiful pictures.
  • 【Easy to Use】APEXEL mobile phone macro lens, which weighs only 0.12lb. The 10X macro lens DOES NOT need an APP or specific phone case. Keep the lens mounting hole aligned with your phone main camera, install the multi-function clip to the phone, and then screw on the macro lens to use. If your phone’s camera is convex, we recommend that you use the included EVA spacer to elevate the macro lens ( or use with phone case ).
  • 【Wide Compatibility】It is ideal for close-ups, get detail-oriented with increased magnification. The ideal working distance between the phone camera lens and the viewed item is up to 1.57-2.75in. And our phone macro lens comes with a clip that fixes 99% of smartphones on the market, such as iPhone 14/ 14Pro/ 14Pro Max, iPhone13/ 13Pro/ 13Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy and Note, Google Pixel, Huawei, Oneplus, etc. Perfect gift for macro photography enthusiasts.
  • 【Widely Used】Our phone lens is suitable for professional macro and entertainment photography, macro lens with CPL filter can also be used for observing plants, flowers, leaves, insects, coins, ores, tobacco, circuit board and insects, as well as indoor images of stamps, jewelry, fabrics, fingerprints and photos. You can explore the micro world anywhere.
Bestseller No. 7
Cell Phone Camera Lens, 20X Zoom Telephoto Lens, Smartphone Lens for iPhone, Samsung, Android, Monocular Telescope
  • 【Enhanced Telephoto & Monocular Lens】It allows you capture the scenery far away clearly, also can work as a monocular telescope giving you every opportunity to see the wonders of the world from a distance.
  • 【Telescope】Optical eyepieces and objectives for sharper image quality and more accurate color reproduction. Can transform your cell phone into an instant telephoto camera lens hassle-free.
  • 【Individual Focus Capability】Featured with exact adjustment for the objective, our phone telephoto lens is perfect for different focal lengths, dimming more accurate and shooting high quality pictures. (Note: It's better to take off your phone case for taking better photos. Shooting range: 50~200m, rotate the focal ring which is located in the portion of the objective lens, until the picture clear.)
  • 【Portable & Multipurpose】The lens is convenient for carrying in pocket. Ideal for sporting events, concerts, bird watching, travelling, camping, animal observation, private detective work. It will accompany you to record every beautiful moment of distant scenery.
  • 【Wide Range of Compatible Devices】Configuration universal clip, easy to install and remove the phone lens, attaches to most smartphones. It's perfect fit for iPhone Xs Max XR Xs X 8 7 plus, Samsung Galaxy S10 S9 S8 Note 10 9 8, and other Android smartphones. (Not suitable for iPhone 12/13/14 and other 3-camera smartphones)
Bestseller No. 8
Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD with Wide-angle Zoom Lens
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor Sony test conditions. Compare to the α7 II
  • 15-stop dynamic range, 14-bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800
  • Designed to achieve 50 Line pairs/mm resolving power
  • Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements w/ high surface precision
Bestseller No. 9
Google Pixel 7 Pro - 5G Android Phone - Unlocked Smartphone with Telephoto/Wide Angle Lens, and 24-Hour Battery - 512GB - Hazel
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro is Google’s best-of-everything phone; powered by Google Tensor G2, it’s faster, more efficient, and more secure, with the best photo and video quality yet on Pixel[1]
  • Unlocked Android 5G phone gives you the flexibility to change carriers and choose your own data plan[2]; works with Google Fi, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and other major carriers
  • Pixel’s Adaptive Battery can last over 24 hours; when Extreme Battery Saver is turned on, it can last up to 72 hours[3]
  • The Google Pixel 7 Pro 6.7-inch Smooth Display makes everything stunning and immersive[4]; it intelligently adjusts up to 120Hz for smoother, more responsive performance[4]
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro has a 5x telephoto lens with 30x Super Res Zoom[5]; the upgraded ultrawide lens powers Macro Focus to capture the smallest details
SaleBestseller No. 10
Google Pixel 7 Pro - 5G Android Phone - Unlocked Smartphone with Telephoto Lens, Wide Angle Lens, and 24-Hour Battery - 128GB - Obsidian (Renewed)
  • 6.7" QHD+, 1440 x 3120px, LTPO OLED at 512PPI,120 Hz, Bluetooth 5.2, 5000 mAh Battery
  • 128GB 12GB RAM, Octa-core, Google Tensor G2 (5 nm), Mali-G710 MP7, Android 13
  • Rear Camera: 50MP, f/1.9 + 48MP, f/3.5 + 12MP, f/2.2, Front Camera: 10.8MP, f/2.2
  • 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA 800/1700/1900, 3G: HSDPA 800/850/900/1700(AWS)/1900/2100, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, 4G LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/38/39/40/41/42/46/48/66/71, 5G: 1/2/3/5/7/8/12/14/20/25/28/30/38/40/41/48/66/71/77/78/257/258/260/261 SA/NSA/Sub6 - Single SIM
  • Unlocked for freedom to choose your carrier. Compatible with both GSM & CDMA networks. The phone is unlocked to work with all GSM Carriers & CDMA Carriers Including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint., Etc.

Things To Consider Before Buying The Best Telephoto Lens For Smartphone

Before choosing a telephoto lens for smartphone, you should take the following considerations into account.

There is no one-size-fits-all recipe for choosing a telephoto lens for a smartphone, as the best option depends on the specific device and purpose of the lens. However, some tips on which telephoto lenses to buy for your next smartphone phone include using those that are fishtail focus (for a clear photo with no reflection) and being made from a durable material.

Related Frequently Asked Questions

Is Telephoto Lens Necessary In Smartphone?

Yes, a telephoto lens is necessary in a smartphone.

What Does A Telephoto Lens For Mobile Do?

A telephoto lens for mobile does not just provide a longest telephoto angle possible, it also has a maximum angle of view. This means that if you need to take a photo in an area that is shares a surface with another area, the telephoto lens can be used toge-verelyED the overlap.

Which Lens Is Best For Smartphone?

The most popular lens for smartphone cameras is the lens that was designed for use in smartphones. This is the lens that is size and shape not too focus on a computer screen. The other popular lens is the long telephoto lens.

Can You Put A Telephoto Lens On An Iphone?

Yes, you can put a telephoto lens on an iPhone.

Final Thoughts

Telephoto lens are the perfect camera lens for smartphone use. They can be used to place more focus on the front of the camera body which results in a more clear and//or better Quality of Imaging starting from a much closer distance. This is especially useful when taking photos of people or things that will be eaten or viewable from multiple angles.

What Is The Best Telephoto Lens For Smartphone In 2022

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