The word “selfie” has been around only for a few years. Selfie mobiles are getting better day by day and use portrait modes, Dual Cameras and special beauty features. Most of the selfie phones now offer an 8/13 MP camera. Some of these even offer a 32 MP front camera for clicking beautiful selfies. Nearly every smartphone in the market comprises a selfie camera. If you are planning to buy a good selfie camera phone for posting selfies on various social media platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat or Facebook then, here are some good recommendations. Let us start with some pocket friendly selfie phones worth buying currently.
1. Xiaomi Redmi Y3
Xiaomi’s latest selfie camera mobile gives you the best selfie experience at a very low price. The phone is available at a budgeted price of Rs.8999 after the recent price cut. It comprises a 32 megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.25 aperture lens and a 0.8-micron sensor which has the ability to capture detailed images. Also, the selfie camera has a feature of clicking images in portrait mode with beauty effects. The camera is awesome for daylight shots but may have difficulties in dim light conditions. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Octa-Core processor with a max clock speed of 2.0 GHz. It has 3 GB/4GB RAM and 32/64 GB internal storage. The phone runs on the Android Pie 9.0 OS along with the MIUI 10 and it has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a face-unlock feature. Furthermore, the Redmi Y3 has a massive battery capacity of 4000mAH which can last all day. The phone is sleek in appearance and measures 8.5 mm in thickness with weight of 180 grams.
2. Coolpad Cool 6
Coolpad Cool 6 is an excellent selfie camera phone available with a really affordable price tag of Rs. 10999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB variant and Rs.12999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB variant. The Coolpad Cool 6 comes along with a wide-angle, motorized, pop-up 21megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture size which is ideal for taking selfies and even group selfies at every occasion. The front camera features a portrait mode, a 1.0-micron lens and AI improvements to make your photos even better. The camera has multi-frame exposure technology which helps in preventing over and underexposure in different lighting conditions. Also, it boasts of a triple rear camera with a 48megapixel primary lens, 2megapixel depth and 2megapixel macro camera. The camera has the ability of clicking decent daylight images and the secondary camera helps in improving the portrait shots with blur background. It is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P70 processor with clock speed – 2.0 GHz, ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU for gaming purpose. Apart from this, it boasts a large 6.53 inch notch-free display with a screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels along with 401 PPI and 2.5D Curve Glass. It runs on Android Pie 10 OS version along with the custom UI. The phone has a fingerprint reader at the back and offers dual Sim 4G VOLTE support along with the native 3G and 2G. The phone has a battery capacity of 4000mAH which can easily last all day with mixed usage.
3. Samsung Note 10 Lite
Samsung Note 10 Lite features three 12-megapixel cameras which includes primary camera of f/1.7 aperture along with OIS, the wide-angle camera offers an f/2.2 aperture and the telephoto camera offers you an f/2.4 aperture. It also has a 32megapixel camera at the front with an f/2.2 aperture. It also includes several shooting modes like Night, Food, Pro mode and Slow-Mo. The wide-angle camera offers a similar colour tone as the primary camera which is a positive point but, you may face some distortions at the edges of wide-angle images. The phone’s selfie camera will give you a zoomed-in view by default though you will get the option of switching it to a wider frame with the help of a toggle in the viewfinder. You can record up to 4K 60fps for the primary camera and 4K 30fps for the selfie shooter. The phone has a thickness of 8.7mm and weight of 199g. It comprises a huge battery of 4500mAh and with the 25W charger, you can charge your phone from zero to 100 percent in just a little over one hour. Samsung Note 10 Lite is powered by Exynos 9810 SoC. It has Android 9.0 (Pie) operating system which is upgradable to Android 10, One UI 2.5. It has One UI 2.0 running on top of Android 10 software. The phone has a 6.7 inch super AMOLED, HDR display with 1080 x 2400 pixels screen resolution. The Note 10 Lite is available in two variants which includes the base variant of 6GB RAM/128GB storage at Rs.38999 and the top variant of 8GB RAM and 128GB storage with a price tag of Rs.40999.
4. Samsung Galaxy A70s
Samsung has recently launched the new Galaxy A70s with improved camera features. The highlight is the selfie camera with a 32megapixel lens. The lens has an f/2.0 aperture for better low light selfies and has the Live Focus feature. The camera allows you to take selfies with a profound bokeh effect and adjust the amount of blur as per your preference. It also has beauty features like face slimming, eye broadening and face smoothing which makes your selfies stand-out. It comes with a glossy unibody design and has a large 6.7 inch Bezel-free display. It has a Super AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels for an incredible multimedia experience. It also comes with triple rear cameras at the back with 64megapixel (F1.8) + 5megapixel (F2.2) + 8megapixel (F2.2). The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Processor and Adreno 612 GOu with 6/8GB of RAM. Moreover, it comes with 128 GB of internal storage which is further expandable. It has a 4500mAh battery which supports fast charging through the USB Type-C port. The phone has Android Pie 10.0 version with Samsung One UI and is available at Rs.23990 after the recent price cuts.
5. OnePlus 8T
Oneplus 8T is one of the best value for money high-end phones and available in 2 variants 128GB with 8GB RAM and 256GB and 12GB RAM with price tag of Rs.42999 and Rs.45999 respectively. It boasts of a Quad-lens rear camera setup and 16megapixel (Sony IMX 471 sensor) with F 2.4 aperture, punch-hole camera. The front camera has EIS for a better video with less shakiness. Also, it can record 1080P, 30 FPS videos for live streaming on Youtube or Facebook. The selfie camera has many useful features like fixed focus coupled with Auto HDR mode to capture beautiful portrait shots. It also has a beautify mode included in it and it comes with an adjustable slider to control the amount of effect added which smooths and enhances the skin tone resulting in better selfies. OnePlus 8T comes along with a Quad Rear camera and has a primary 48megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with EIS and f/1.7 aperture for better low light imaging. The secondary rear camera has 16megapixel (ultra-wide), 5megapixel macro lens and a 2megapixel monochrome lens. Apart from the great camera, it has 8 /12 GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 monster processor clocked at 2.86 GHz. It comprises a massive 4500mAH capacity battery with 65W Fast Charging support. OnePlus 8T also has an AMOLED display of 6.55 inch FHD+ with screen resolution of 1080×2400 pixels at 120 Hz. It has an infinity display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
6. Oppo Reno 4 Pro
Oppo Reno 4 Pro boasts of four rear cameras including 48 megapixel primary camera, 8 megapixel ultra-wide camera, 2 megapixel macro camera and 2 megapixel depth cameras. It can capture stunning selfies during day time. It comes with a 32 megapixel camera that has an f/2.4 aperture. You can use the portrait mode or regular mode to get crisp and detailed images. The camera also offers an HDR mode which works great and colours are captured effectively. Additionally, you can shoot videos at 4K 30fps with stabilization using only the primary rear camera whereas the ultra-wide camera has the capacity of shooting at up to 1080p. Oppo Reno 4 Pro has a big 6.5 inch full HD plus super AMOLED display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to keep it away from scratches. The mobile runs on ColorOS 7.2 which is based on Android 1 and it weighs just 161g which is very light in weight. The dimensions of the phone are 160.20 x 73.20 x 7.70 and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G. It comes with a variant of 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and has a 4000mAh battery which can last for about a day and a half. It is available at a price of Rs.34990.
7. Samsung Galaxy A51
Galaxy A51 offers a Quad camera setup that comes combined with a 48 megapixel primary sensor (f/2.0), a 12 megapixel wide-angle camera (f/2.2), a 5 megapixel depth sensor (f/2.2) and a 5 megapixel dedicated macro lens (f/2.4). The 48 megapixel primary sensor has the ability to capture shots with high fidelity, precisely. The main camera can shoot oversampled 12 megapixel images and you can shoot at a full 48 megapixel resolution if needed. The primary camera can take great shots with good colours even in dim light. You will also get a dedicated Night Mode feature. The presence of Scene Optimizer has the ability to fix parameters when it spots dim light and Close-ups are quite attractive. Moreover, the front 32 megapixel camera (f/2.2) can easily take 12 megapixels or 8 megapixel oversampled photos. It has several shooting modes like Pro, Food and Panorama etc. It has a 6.5 inch Super AMOLED panel with Full HD display and screen resolution of 1080×2400. It is available with 6GB or 8GB RAM variants and offers 128 GB storage. It runs on One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 version and is powered by Exynos 9611 SoC. It comprises a 4000mAh battery which draws power via a USB-C port and supports 15W swift charging. It is light in weight with 172g and it is slim as well. It measures 7.9 mm in thickness and available at a price tag of Rs.23999.
8. Vivo S1 Pro
Vivo S1 Pro is a great 32 megapixel selfie camera phone at a price tag of Rs.19999. It comes with a variant of 8GB DDR4 RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Its main highlight is the 32 megapixel front selfie camera which is inside a tiny punch hole on the top side of the display. The front camera boasts of an f/2.0 aperture and comes along with portrait mode and AI-enhanced imaging features. There are several features which allows you to click selfies with studio light, monotone light, vivid mode or even the portrait mode using AI. The mobile has a Quad rear camera setup which includes 48 megapixel primary sensor (f/1.78), 8 megapixel ultra-wide lens, 2 megapixel depth sensor and a 2 megapixel macro lens. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Octa-Core processor, Adreno 610 GPU which is excellent for day to day tasks and even for casual gaming. The phone runs on Android pie 10.0 and the Funtouch OS 10.2 and features a great sleek design. It has a 6.38 inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display and a large 4500mAh battery with an 18W Charger.
9. Vivo V17
Vivo V17 is available at a price of Rs.22990 for 8GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage variant. It boasts of Quad Rear cameras with 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP lens for versatile photography. It has a 32 megapixel punch-hole camera which comes with an f/2.0 aperture through which you can click really detailed selfies. Some of the top features include Super night selfie, Portrait light effects with bokeh effect, Pose Master, AI Makeup, AI HDR, AR stickers, Burst and Gender detection. It also comes with the new AI Face Access technology which scans the user’s facial features and unlocks the device instantly. The phone has a 6.44 inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080×2400 pixels and a pixel density of 400 PPI. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Octa-core processor along with Adreno 612 GPU and runs on Android Pie with Funtouch OS 9.2 on top of it. It comprises a 4500mAh non-removable battery with 18W fast charging feature.
10. Vivo V15 PRO
Vivo V15 Pro is a premium phone which comes along with a crazy good pop-up selfie camera comprising a 32 megapixel resolution. The front camera uses AI and software optimization to allow the user to click selfie shots with a blur background and can even apply beauty effects on the images. Additionally, it comes with triple rear cameras which includes the primary lens of 48 megapixel (12Million Effective Pixels) f/1.8 aperture lens + 8 megapixel + 5 megapixel. It uses an f/1.8 aperture lens and AI to detect scenes and to improve image quality and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Octa-Core processor with Adreno 612 GPU. It comes with 6GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage and runs on the latest Android Pie OS from Google along with the Funtouch OS 9.0.It has a 6.39 inch Super AMOLED FHD+ display which comes with screen resolution of 1080×2340+ pixels and a 2.5D curved glass surface. V15 PRO comprises a 3700mAH capacity battery which supports dual engine fast charging and available at Rs.26999.