“We take a look at the affordable-yet-impressive selfie smartphones”
If we have to point out one trend in the smartphone industry that caught on like a wildfire, it has to be selfies. Many phone makers were quick to jump on it and launch devices with powerful front cameras. Today, there are phones which have better cameras at the front than at the rear. If you are also in love with selfies, and looking for such phone, then you’re at the right place. Here’s a curated list of top selfie smartphones, which are available under Rs 20,000.
With its tagline of ‘Camera Phone’, OPPO has made it pretty clear from the get-go that it’s at the forefront of the selfie revolution. Its latest offering, the F3, is the most affordable smartphone with dual cameras at the front, dubbed Double View Group Selfie camera. The setup comprises a pair of 16MP and 8MP snappers. This ensures impressive selfies, with the secondary camera offering a 120-degree wide-angle view, letting you capture a large group in a single frame with ease. On top of that, features like Beautify 4.0, Bokeh Effect and various filters, add to the selfie experience. The pictures taken by the handset look crisp on its 5.5-inch full HD panel on the front. The device comes powered by MediaTek’s MT6750T octa-core SoC mated to 4GB RAM. It gets a 3,200mAh battery, which provides a day’s worth of backup.
Vivo has launched an array of selfie-centric phones in the market, with the V5s being the latest to join the herd. Boasting the same design as its siblings, it flaunts a powerful 20MP snapper on the front. Equipped with features like Moonlight Glow flash, Face Beauty, the front camera takes care of all the needs of selfie lovers. Coming to the performance, it has an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC which is paired with 4GB RAM. Other features on the handset include 13MP primary snapper, Android Marshmallow, 5.5-inch HD Display and a 3,000mAh battery.
Moving on, we have another device from OPPO’s stable, proving brand’s supremacy in this segment. Priced below Rs 15,000, the OPPO A57 comes with a high-res 16MP secondary shooter. The selfie camera gets useful features like Beautify 4.0 and Bokeh effect. At the back, the phone offers a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor with PDAF technology for fast autofocusing. The handset is quite compact with its 5.2-inch HD display with 2.5D glass. Under the hood, the device sports Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB RAM and 2,900mAh battery.
Gionee also joined the selfie phenomenon with the launch of A1 in the country. Its highlight is the 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. It comes loaded with features like Beauty mode and LED flash at the front. There’s 13MP shooter at the back, which also brings interesting features like Night mode, text translation and Smart Scan. For processing, the 5.5-incher gets an octa-core Helio P10 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. The handset gets its power from a beefy 4,010mAh battery.
nubia recently launched the Z17 mini in India, which happened to be its first dual camera-toting smartphone in the market. While that’s its USP, it will also appease the selfie enthusiasts with its powerful 16MP shooter at the front. The fascia of the device is dominated by a 5.2-inch full HD display. Powering the show is Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, 4GB RAM and 2,950mAh.
These are our top picks for best smartphones for selfies. Which one would you go for?