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Picking the best Selfie-Phones

Picking the best Selfie-Phones
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Talking about photography these days, the first thing and the most reached option is Self-Photography. Or…better we call it selfie for our own convenience. When it comes to the easiest photography option, nothing beats the ease of selfies (or groupies). However, picking the right phone with the perfect front camera isn’t that easy a job.

So, here we go, this shutterbug is all about options (and a light comparison) between few of the best phones with front camera for that perfect selfie!

In this list of best Selfie Smartphones, we have categorized in terms of good camera (8/13/16/20 MP) and the price range is of ₹ 10,000-40,000. All these smartphones have excellent front camera with good resolution and lens, some of the smartphones boasts of 13 MP and even 20 MP front camera for clicking good selfies, which you can share on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. We have also kept in mind the size, weight and the aesthetics and ergonomics of the phones for the perfect hold for that perfect selfie. Let’s start off with our list of the best selfie smartphones:

 Sony Xperia XA

Front camera: 8 MP Auto Focus  |  Price: ₹ 19,999

xperia xaSony Xperia XA is the latest smartphone from Sony released in June 2016 and is an excellent companion to click selfies as well other shots from the rear camera. The Sony smartphone has an improved 8 MP Exmor camera lens which is capable of clicking really good photographs. The Front camera has an 88 degree wide lens for clicking group selfies with ease. The smartphone is priced at ₹ 19,999.

The Sony Xperia XA has a 13 megapixel rear lens which can capture details easily. The front camera also comes with a Superior Auto Focus lens sensor which helps to take clear images. The smartphone other than being good at clicking selfies also has a decent rear 13 MP Camera which comes with Autofocus and HDR for photography. The Autofocus system is much faster compared to a Sony C3 or C4 smartphone in the Sony XA with hybrid mode.

The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon Helio P10 processor (Mediatek 6755) processor and has 2 GB RAM. The screen size is 5.0 inches with HD display 1280*720 pixels resolution. The internal storage is 16 GB which can be expanded to 128 GB using a micro SD card…that means you can store your unlimited selfies! The smartphone runs on the latest Android Marshmallow OS and comes with 2250 mAH battery which Sony claims to run for more than 1 full day.

 HTC Desire EYE

Front camera: 13MP  |  Price: ₹ 22,000

htc desire eyeLet’s call it the Selfie-King! With a massive 13 MP front camera and an LED flash with Auto focus ability, this smartphone can be used to take some of the best selfies. It can easily click individual selfies as well as group selfies with ease.

The HTC Desire EYE also has a 13 MP rear camera which also similar to the front camera and has Autofocus and LED flash with HDR. The Dual 13 MP front and the rear camera comes with tools for instantly editing your images and making them better. Each camera has a dual tone LED flash with BIS sensor to adjust the light in the best possible way to click life like images.HTC Eye software has really cool features once you activate the auto click mode, you only need to raise the smartphone and it will click the picture automatically. Face recognition and screen share enhance the video calls.

Another best feature is to use the front and rear camera simultaneously for clicking images and taking videos.Crop Me In tool can help you take an image from the rear camera and front camera simultaneously and then you can superimpose the front camera image on the rear camera click. Face Fusion can be a fun feature for people looking to do some mixing, it can help you merge two photos and create a new face. The live makeup tool also can add up some make up before you actually click the selfie with your smartphone.

The smartphone has a 5.5-inch screen size and has a Full HD display. It is powered by Quad Core processor and has 2 GB Ram, runs on Android Kitkat and may most likely get the android Lollipop update.The smartphone has 16 GB internal storage which can be expanded to 64 GB using a micro SD card.It is currently priced at ₹ 22,000 in the Indian market.

 Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

Front camera: 16MP  |  Price: ₹ 36,999

samsung galaxy c9 proSamsung launched the Samsung C9 Pro in the month of October 2016 in China and recently has launched the smartphone in India and some other global markets. Apart from having a great 16 MP selfie camera, it is the first Samsung smartphone to come with 6 GB RAM. It is priced at ₹ 36,999.

The C 9 Pro comes with metal uni-body. It looks elegant, feels premium and is quite thin measuring just 6.9 mm (Thinner than an iPhone 6s). The phone comes with a 16 MP, f/1.9 aperture front camera and there is also a 16 MP rear camera. The front camera is the best you can get on any of the Samsung smartphones out there. The lower aperture also helps in brighter selfie pictures. Although there’s a learning curve for getting an ideal distance in order to achieve crisp shots.

The C9 Pro flaunts a 6 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display. It also features the traditional fingerprint sensor integrated within the physical home button.The C9 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 chipset along with incredible 6 GB of ram. It packs in 64 GB of internal storage and there is also a dedicated slot for storage expansion. To power such a massive screen is a gigantic 4000 mAh battery which supports fast charging through the USB type-C port.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t run on the latest Android N update and instead has Android M out of the box.

 Vivo V5 Plus

Front camera: 20 MP + 8 MP (Dual Front Selfie Camera)  |  Price: ₹ 27,980

vivo V5 plusVivo has recently launched one of the first Dual Front Camera smartphones, for the selfie enthusiasts. If you want to have a great DSLR like selfie with background blur the Vivo V5 Plus is the right choice. Vivo V5 Plus comes with a 20 MP Sony IMX376, f/2.0 camera sensor along with an 8 MP camera sensor at the front. The rear has got a more traditional 16 MP f/2.0 camera.

The secondary camera upfront is used to sense the, “depth of field” which in return allows the user to focus on the subject and create a blur effect in the background.

Along with the bokeh effect, there’s a SelfieSoftlight/ Moonlight Selfie feature which brightens the photo in the lowlight environment for detailed shots.

The phone comes with a 5.5 inch FHD (1920*1080) resolution covered with 2.5 D curved glass and Corning Gorilla 5.0. The V5 Plus runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Chipset and 4 GB of ram. Supported by 64 GB of storage with no expandability option. It comes with 32-Bit Hi-Resolution audio and can amplify the output of your premium headphones.

The V5 Plus runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with FunTouch OS 3.0 skin on top. The skin is heavily inspired from iOS but still retains features from Android such as Splitscreen mode, Eye protection mode.There’s a front mounted fingerprint sensor & the phone is powered by 3055 mAH battery which supports fast charging as well. The Vivo V5 Plus is launched in January 2017 and is priced at ₹ 27980.

 Sony Xperia XA Ultra

Front camera: 16MP (with OIS)  |  Price: ₹ 29,999

Sony Xperia XA UltraSony has one of the best camera smartphones with Exmor R S lens made by SONY. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra was launched at the end of July 2016 in India and is latest addition to Sony’s portfolio. It is priced at ₹ 29,999 at the time of launch.The Sony Xperia XA Ultra comes with 16 MP front selfie camera and is one of the first smartphones to come with Optical Image Stabilization for front camera. OIS helps to reduce blur due to movement and can make the images much sharper. The Front camera comes with a front flash for clicking images at night. There is gesture support too to click selfies by just raising your hand.

The rear camera on the smartphone is a 21.5 MP Sony Exmor RS lens, which also has Hybrid Auto-focus, OIS and Dual LED flash to click great images. The smartphone is powered by the mediocre MediatekHelio P10 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, and comes with 3 GB RAM and just 16 GB internal storage (can be expanded upto 200 GB using microsd card).

The smartphone has a large 6.0 inch display with Full HD resolution and is enhanced by Bravia Engine and XREALTY for great user experience. It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 and has 4G LTE support. The battery capacity is 2700 mAH, though Sony has optimized it well.

 Oppo F1 Plus

Front camera: 16MP  |  Price: ₹ 25,699

oppo f1 plusYou want a real selfie smartphone and other things are of least consideration, buy the Oppo F1 Plus. It has a 16 Mega pixel front camera which is even larger than its rear 13 Mega pixel camera. Oppocalls the Oppo F1 Plus as the “Selfie Expert” smartphone. The initial reviews about the front camera are really positive and it is capable to do what the name suggests.

The 16 MP front camera comes with ISOCell technology and a f/2.0 aperture lens which can absorb good amount of light to capture good selfies in the low light or artificial light conditions. The selfies taken have least amount of noise and can also be enhanced using beautify mode and other software enhancements.There is also soft light flash to make the selfies better in low lit conditions.

Other than having great camera capabilities the smartphone comes with 4 GB RAM and 2.0 GHz (Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10), Octa Core processor. The smartphone has 64 GB of internal storage and 2850 mAH battery capacity which is sufficient to last all day.

The design is sleek and you will love the 6.6 mm slim smartphone to hold and use. The screen size is 5.5 inches and comes with Full HD display with 401 PPI. The Oppo F1 Plus runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 , have a fingerprint scanner and supports high speed 4G LTE data.

 Vivo V5

Front camera: 16MP  |  Price: ₹ 18,499

Vivo-V5Vivo’s latest selfie smartphone beats them all in numbers with it 20 Mega Pixel front selfie camera. The 20 MP camera is from Sony IMX376 image sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 5P Lens. It comes with features like gender recognition, moon light flash which improves the images taken in low or artificial light and create a more professional looking image. The front selfie camera can record 2592 x 1944 pixel resolution videos at 30 FPS.

This smartphone comes with a 5.5 inches HD display. It offers 720 x 1280 pixels resolution at 267 ppi pixel density. The Vivo V5 is powered by the snappy Qualcomm Snapdragon 652,Octa core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and there is 4 GB RAM to take care of multitasking. It is one of the gorgeous looking sleek smartphones with an extra-ordinary selfie camera.

The Vivo V5 runs on the Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) along with the Funtouch OS 2.6. The mobile comes with 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256 GB through microSD Card. There is a fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home Button which is fast. The smartphone comes with Dual Sim 4G LTE as well as VOLTE support.

The battery capacity is also decent with 3000 mAh battery, that can last all day with good amount of usage. The smartphone comes with 7.6 mm of thickness and weighs 154 grams.

 Oppo F1s Selfie Phone

Front camera: 16MP  |  Price: ₹ 18,799

Oppo F1S Selfie phoneOppo F1s Selfie smartphone is the latest addition to this list. It was launched in November 2016. The new Oppo F1s comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Oppo F1s brings an affordable smartphone to the battle of premium devices. The smartphone has got a 16 Mega pixel front camera with F/2.0 aperture which is supported by dedicated flash to ensure images in low light don’t suffer.

The front camera comes with gesture support to take selfies by waving your palm you can capture a selfie and it also has a beautify feature to improve the selfies.The rear camera is also decent with 13 Megapixels, f/2.2 aperture sensor which offers good performance in daylight as well as low-light conditions. This one of those smartphones which has the front camera with higher megapixel resolution compared to rear. The smartphone comes with a premium build, the iPhone like feel is really impressive. It is powered by the Mediatek 6750 Vivo V5 ₹ 18,499 64-bit OctaCore Processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz and is accompanied by Mali T860 MP2 GPU. It runs on the Android Lollipop OS and Color OS 2.1 The OppoF1S Selfie has got 4 GB of RAM sufficient for gaming and multitasking. The screen size is 5.5 inches and has an HD (1280*720) pixels resolution with 267 PPI but has 2.5D curve glass to improve the aesthetics. The smartphone comes with 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using a micro-sd card. There is a dedicated memory card slot.

The Oppo F1s also comes with a decent battery with 3075 mAH capacity to ensure you can work on this all day.The Oppo F1S weighs 160 grams and has a low thickness of 7.3 mm.

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