Top 10 Best Selfie Smartphones

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Top 10 Best Selfie Smartphones

According to a common trend observed within smartphone manufacturers, smartphones with very high-resolution front facing camera are mass produced. People are flocking towards buying new smartphones with really good selfie cameras. Apparently, a few companies are so much indulged into making good selfie camera smartphones that they are putting in a higher resolution camera in the front facing camera compared to the rear facing one.

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Some companies like OPPO and Vivo are completely betting on the camera quality of their devices to sell their flagship smartphones. Here, we present to you the top 10 smartphones featuring a really good front facing the camera. If you are one of those people who takes a lot of selfies on a daily basis, you ought to check these out.

  1. Vivo V5

 Vivo V5

Display: 5.5-inch, 1280 x 720-pixel resolution

Processor and OS: Octa-core 1.5 GHz MediaTek processor, Android Marshmallow 6.0

Storage and RAM: 4 GB RAM, 32/64 GB ROM (expandable by microSD card, uses sim two slot)

Camera: 13-megapixel rear camera, 20-megapixel front camera

Battery and Connectivity: 3000 mAh battery, dual-sim hybrid tray

Price: 17,980 Rupees (32 GB)

Verdict: Vivo is a brand that is completely relying on the camera quality to sell its smartphones. As it is evident from the specifications of the device, the company has heavily invested in the technology behind a high-resolution selfie camera. The Vivo V5 features a 20-megapixel higher resolution selfie camera as opposed to the 13-megapixel rear camera.

The device also features some good performance specifications. Although the performance of the Vivo V5 is not top of the line, it is decent enough to give competition to flagship smartphones that cost a lot more than its price. Vivo has even launched a special IPL edition smartphone that is exclusively designed for the cricket fans in India. If you are a huge cricket fan and love clicking selfies, the Vivo V5 is the perfect device for you.

  1. Apple iPhone 7

 Apple iPhone 7

Display: 4.7-inch, 1334 x 750-pixel resolution

Processor and OS: Quadcore 2.3 GHz Apple A10 Fusion, iOS 10.0.1 upgradeable to 10.3.2

Storage and RAM: 2 GB RAM, 32/128/256 GB ROM

Camera: 12-megapixel rear camera, 7-megapixel front camera

Battery and Connectivity: 1960 mAh battery, single sim tray

Price: 46,999 Rupees (32 GB)

Verdict: Apple iPhone 7 is undoubtedly one of the most premium smartphones on this list. This is quite evident from the price of the device. Apple has perfected nearly every inch of the design and specification of the iPhone device. iPhones are also known to feature some of the best cameras on a smartphone. In fact, the iPhone 7 Plus is amongst the first devices to feature a dual camera lens on the rear of the device.

The iPhone 7 camera specifications might seem a little on the low sides on paper, but the images captured using the device are the amongst the best. From a good dynamic range to accurate colour reproduction, the iPhone 7’s selfie camera is definitely worth the price. Also, the image post-processing done on the images by iPhone’s integrated software produces premium quality images that are hard to compete with.

Apart from the device’s camera performance, the RAM management and overall performance specifications can beat some of the high-end devices in Android. The price point of this device is quite premium, and for some people, it might seem too much, but at the end of the day, the hardware and software integration on the device makes it a perfect piece of art.

  1. OPPO F1s

 OPPO F1s

Display: 5.5-inch, 1280 x 720-pixel resolution

Processor and OS: Octa-core 1.5 GHz MediaTek processor, Android Lollipop 5.1, upgradeable to 6.0

Storage and RAM: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM (expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card slot)

Camera: 13-megapixel rear camera, 16-megapixel front facing camera

Battery and Connectivity: 3075 mAh battery, dual sim tray

Price: 17,990 Rupees

Verdict: OPPO smartphones are also known as the ‘Camera Phones’ since the company is hell bent or producing some of the best cameras on a smartphone device. As it is evident from the camera specifications, OPPO has focussed more on the front facing camera than it has on the rear camera on F1s. The company is so focused on making great selfie cameras that even the ‘s’ in the name of the smartphone stands for ‘selfie.’

The OPPO F1s has a decent performance and neat de-cluttered interface that is easy to use. The device also features a fast, responsive and reliable fingerprint sensor that can compete with the sensors on premium flagship devices. If you are looking for a smartphone with a great selfie camera, you should definitely consider the OPPO F1s.

  1. Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

Display: 6.0-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution

Processor and OS: Octa-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 653 processor, Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Storage and RAM: 6 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM (expandable by microSD card, dedicated slot)

Camera: 16-megapixel rear camera, 16-megapixel front camera

Battery and Connectivity: 4000 mAh battery, dual sim tray

Price: 36,900 Rupees

Verdict: Samsung is one of the most reputable companies in Indian smartphone market. The company has been in tough competition with Motorola and Apple in conducting smartphone sales in the country. The Galaxy C9 Pro was launched over seven months ago, but did not receive the attention it deserved as OnePlus 3, which was launched at the same time, stole the spotlight. Nonetheless, the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is one great device with high-end specifications at an affordable price compared to its competitors.

The optical and digital zoom on Samsung devices’ camera is amongst the top in the market, and the same goes true for the C9 Pro. The device is a good package of camera device and performance specifications. However, the only downside to this device is that it present a mediocre level of the processor on board, making it really hard to compete with other devices in the same price range.

  1. HTC Desire 826

HTC Desire 826

Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution

Processor and OS: Octa-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615, Android Lollipop 5.1, upgradeable to 6.0

Storage and RAM: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM (expandable by microSD card, dedicated slot)

Camera: 13-megapixel rear camera, 13-megapixel front camera

Battery and Connectivity: 2600 mAh battery, dual sim tray

Price: 14,000 Rupees

Verdict: The HTC Desire 826 is one of the low-end specification devices on the list. It does not feature a good processor, battery or RAM/storage. However, the plus point on the Desire 826 is its camera. The device features a 13-megapixel front and rear camera that is capable of taking high-resolution images.

The price of this device too is quite less compared to the other devices on the list. If you want a device that is a beast in the performance sector as well as takes good snaps, this might not be the device for you. However, if you prioritise brand name and camera performance over all the other specifications, the Desire 826 might not be a bad choice after all.

  1. OnePlus 3T

 OnePlus 3T

Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution

Processor and OS: Quadcore 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 821 processor, Android Marshmallow 6.0, upgradeable to 7.1 Nougat

Storage and RAM: 6 GB RAM, 64/128 GB ROM (expandable by microSD card, uses sim two slot)

Camera: 16-megapixel rear camera, 16-megapixel front camera

Battery and Connectivity: 3400 mAh battery, dual sim tray

Price: 30,000 Rupees (64 GB)

Verdict: We have highly favoured the OnePlus 3T device in the past, and done so for all the right reasons. The phone is a complete package at a very low cost compared to its competitors. Not only does it feature some really high-end specifications, but it also features a good brand name that has earned its reputation in the Indian smartphone market.

The OnePlus 3T camera is one of the snappiest on the list. The device features the fastest shutter speed compared to the other devices on the list. Since it has a high-resolution front facing camera, it can take pretty high-resolution pictures with a good amount of sharpness and wide dynamic range.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

Display: 5.8-inch, 2960 x 1440-pixel resolution

Processor and OS: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Exynos 8895 Octa processor, Android Nougat 7.0

Storage and RAM: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM (expandable by microSD card (dual sim model), uses sim two slot)

Camera: 12-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera

Battery and Connectivity: 3000 mAh battery, single sim or dual sim hybrid tray

Price: 57,900 Rupees

Verdict: Samsung Galaxy S8 is the other premium device on the list along with the iPhone 7. Samsung has gone ‘out of bounds’ literally by producing the infinity display on the device. The Samsung Galaxy S8 features the best processor and specifications on the list. However this comes at an unbelievably high cost.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 camera features might seem quite disappointing on paper but can outperform most of the competition on this list. The Galaxy S8 features almost all the latest technological advancements such as Iris scanner and the latest processor too. If you have the money to purchase the Galaxy S8 and do really want the best device available on the market, you can go for it. However, if you wish to make a smarter decision and save the money, you can rather for a OnePlus device.

  1. Sony Xperia XA Ultra

Sony Xperia XA Ultra

Display: 6.0-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution

Processor and OS: Octa-core 1.5 GHz MediaTek Helio P10, Android Marshmallow 6.0, upgradeable to 7.1

Storage and RAM: 3 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM (expandable by microSD card, dedicated slot)

Camera: 21- megapixel rear camera, 16-megapixel front camera

Battery and Connectivity: 2700 mAh battery, sim or dual sim tray

Price: 20,700 Rupees

Verdict: Sony devices are known for producing smartphones with great camera and speakers. The Xperia A1 is the perfect Sony devices when it comes to these two factors. The device features great specifications for the camera as well as overall performance.

The only downsides to the Xperia A1 are a small battery life and very low internal memory. However, the device does feature a dedicated SD card slot for expansion. If you are a fan of devices with a big screen and great camera, the Sony Xperia A1 is made just for you.

  1. OPPO F1 Plus

OPPO F1 Plus

Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution

Processor and OS: Octa-core 1.5 GHz MediaTek Helio P10 processor, Android Lollipop 5.1

Storage and RAM: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM (expandable by microSD card, uses sim two slot)

Camera: 13-megapixel rear camera, 16-megapixel front camera

Battery and Connectivity: 2850 mAh battery, dual-sim hybrid tray

Price: 15,990 Rupees

Verdict: As mentioned earlier, OPPO is a smartphone manufacturer that specialises in making camera device smartphones. The F1 Plus has almost all the same specifications as that of the F1s having minor differences regarding battery life and processor specifications.

It is important to consider that the OPPO devices feature a good camera that often comes with a lot of filters to beautify your selfies.

  1. HTC Desire Eye

HTC Desire Eye

Display: 5.2-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution

Processor and OS: Octa-core 1.5 GHz MediaTek processor, Android Lollipop 5.1, upgradeable to 6.0

Storage and RAM: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM (expandable by microSD card, dedicated slot)

Camera: 13-megapixel rear camera, 13-megapixel front camera

Battery and Connectivity: 2400 mAh battery, single sim tray

Price: 17,800 Rupees

Verdict: The HTC Desire Eye is a device that you should consider only if you are a die-hard fan of the HTC brand. The Desire Eye features mediocre specifications at a high price, compared to its competitors. However, the device sports a good front and rear camera making it a valid entry on the list for smartphone devices with a good camera.

If you can purchase the US-based version of the same device, it is worth it because that features an ultra-pixel front facing camera that is capable of clicking beautiful selfies.

Hence, here we compile our list of top 10 smartphones for selfies. Do let us know in the comment if we missed any of your favourite smartphones.

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