7 Best Selfie Smartphones with Good Front Camera (2017)

Updated (9/Oct/2017) – In this list of best Selfie mobiles with a Good front camera, we are recommending the best mid-range phones in the Price range of Rs. 10,000 – 30,000. (Up to USD $500).

The smartphones have an excellent front camera with good resolution and lens, some of the devices boast of 13 MP or even a 20 MP front camera for clicking good selfies. These are ideal pictures for sharing on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. These incredible selfie phones are a must to ante your selfie game.


So here are the Top 10 excellent smartphones with good front selfie camera:

1. Sony Xperia XA1 Dual (8 MP Sony Front Cam)

Sony Xperia XA1 Dual is the latest mobile from Sony released in April 2017 and is an excellent companion to click selfies as well other shots from the rear camera. The Sony XA1 Dual has an improved 8 MP Sony Exmor camera lens which is capable of clicking really good photographs.

The Front camera has a 23-degree wide angle lens for clicking group selfies with ease. The phone is priced at Rs. 19,999 and is available from Amazon.

Sony Xperia XA1

The Sony Xperia XA1 has a 23-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.

Sony Xperia C3 Image 1

The XA1 Dual other than being good at clicking selfies also has a decent rear 23 MP Camera which comes with 5X Digital Zoom,  HDR mode, hybrid Auto-focus for photography. The Auto-focus system is much faster compared to a Sony C3 or C4 in the Sony XA 1. The rear camera lens has 24 mm wide angle and offers f/2.0 aperture for capturing great shots.

The mobile is powered by Snapdragon Helio P20 processor (Mediatek) processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and has 3 GB RAM.  The screen size is 5.0 inches with HD display 1280*720 pixels resolution.  The internal storage is 32 GB which can be expanded to 256 GB using a micro-sd card.

The XA1 Dual runs on the latest Android Latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS and comes with 2300 mAH battery which Sony claims to run for more than 1 full day. It also lacks a fingerprint scanner. Other features include NFC, USB Type C, and 4G VOLTE support. Overall a great selfie smartphone with a decent 23 MP rear camera.

2. Vivo V5s

Vivo V5s is an incremental update to the Vivo V5. The phone features a few design change at the back with the replacement of the antenna bands. An inclusion of a new Matte Black color option.

Vivo V5s

The key highlight for V5s is a 20 MP front-facing selfie camera with 5P lens and f/2.0 aperture. This sensor is a wide-angle lens focusing mainly on allowing the user to pack in as much as people and background possible.

The “Moonlight flash” feature helps the users to click better images in the low light environment. Vivo has also added a group selfie mode via software update for better group selfies. The V5s comes with beautify 6.0 App to re-touch your selfies.

The rear 13 MP sensor is capable of handling good dynamic range in low light. Also, it’s able to create a good enough color reproduction for outdoor images.

It has a 5.5 inch HD display with 2.5D glass on top. There’s also a fingerprint sensor up front, integrated within the home button.

The MediaTek MT6750 processor is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Powering the phone is 3000mAh battery capacity with support for fast charging as well.

TheV5s is priced at Rs. 17,900 or $270.  It offers a great selfie experience and a sleek profile which can be the first preference for many buyers.

3.  Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro (16 MP Selfie Camera)

Samsung 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 Megapixel selfie camera, it is the first Samsung Phone to come with 6 GB RAM. It is priced at Rs. 36,999 or $ 530.

Samsung C9 PRO

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 Samsung C9 Pro comes with a 16 MP, f/1.9 aperture front selfie camera and there is also a 16 Megapixel rear camera. The front selfie camera is the best you can get on any of the Samsung mobiles 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 rear sensor is capable of getting detailed images using the PDAF which helps in faster focus.

The C9 Pro flaunts a 6 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display. It also features the traditional fingerprint sensor integrated into 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.

4.  Vivo V5 Plus (20 MP + 8 MP ) Dual Front Selfie Camera

Vivo has recently launched one of the first Dual Front Camera smartphones, for the selfie enthusiasts. If you want to have a great DSLR like a selfie with background blur the Vivo V5 Plus is the right choice.

Dual Selfie Camera Mobile Vivo V5 Plus Launched for Rs 27980

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 up-front 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. This happens by changing the aperture while taking the shot.

There’s also a feature which allows the user to apply the blur effect after taking the shot as well. Along with the bokeh effect, there’s a Selfie Softlight/ Moonlight Selfie feature which brightens the photo in the low-light environment for detailed shots.

Along with the bokeh effect, there’s a Selfie Softlight/ Moonlight Selfie feature which brightens the photo in the low-light environment for detailed shots.

Apart from the amazing set of optics, Vivo also sports respectable specs.

It 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 expand-ability option.

The Dual Selfie camera mobile 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 Split-screen 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 Rs. 27980 or $430.

OnePlus 5

Chinese hot shot manufacturer Oneplus’s latest flagship killer Oneplus 5 can easily be considered as the best value to money high-end mobile. The Oneplus 5 is available in 2 variants 64 GB, 6 GB RAM and 128 GB, 8 GB Ram priced at Rs. 32999 and Rs. 37,999.

OnePlus 5 Soft Gold Images

Apart from boasting of a dual lens rear camera setup on the back, the all-new Oneplus 5 will also keep you engaged to its 16 Megapixel, F 2.0 aperture front facing Selfie Camera. The front camera also comes with EIS for a better video with less shakiness. The front camera is capable of recording 1080P, 30 FPS videos for live streaming on youtube or Facebook, if you wish to do that.

The front camera comes with a Sony IMX 371 sensor with many useful features like fixed focus coupled with Auto HDR mode that helps you capture beautiful portrait shots. The front camera comes with 1.0-micron lens to capture more light and 16-megapixel resolution ensures that your selfies are quite detailed.

It also has a screen flash that helps to improve the low light or nighttime photography.

There is also a ‘beautify’ mode included, it comes with an adjustable slider so that you can control the amount of effect added. This effect smooths and enhances the skin tone resulting in better selfies.

OnePlus 5 comes with a Dual Rear camera. It offers a 16 MP F/1.7 aperture 24 mm wide Sony IMX 398 primary lens. The other shooter is a 20 MP F/2.6 Aperture 36 mm wider Sony IMX 350 telephoto lens with  2x optical zoom. The camera can take great bokeh shots and also can do 4K video recording.

Apart from the great camera, Oneplus 5 houses 8 /6 GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 monster processor clocked at 2.45 GHz. It comes with a Dash Charge technology that charges the device from o to 100 in under 90 minutes.

OnePlus 5 also boasts of an Optic AMOLED 5.5 inch 1080P resolution display with a vibrant color scheme. The display is covered with a 2.5 D curved glass & also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. OnePlus 5 has a 3300 mah massive battery to keep you going all day long.

OnePlus 5 may not be marketed as a Selfie smartphone though it is an overall great performance device which also comes with a very good front selfie camera.

6. Sony Xperia XA Ultra

The XA Ultra has one of the best camera lens (Exmor RS) made by SONY. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra was launched at the end of July 2016 in India and is the latest addition to Sony’s portfolio. It is not a cheap selfie mobile but priced at Rs. 29,999.


The Sony Xperia XA Ultra comes with 16 MP front selfie camera and is one of the first phones to come with Optical image stabilization for the front camera. OIS helps to reduce blur due to movement and can make the images much sharper.

If you observe the lens in the above picture it is not a small module like on most smartphones. 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 XA1 Ultra 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 XA1 Ultra is powered by the mediocre Mediatek Helio P10 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and comes with 3 GB RAM and just 16 GB internal storage (can be expanded up to 200 GB using micro-sd card).

The mobile has a large 6.0-inch display with Full HD resolution and is enhanced by Bravia Engine and X-REALTY 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.

Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro

Asus’s newest addition ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro was launched on 21 September 2017 in India with a price tag of Rs 23,999 or $350. It boasts of an innovative 24 MP Primary camera Sony IMX362 F/1.8 aperture + 5 MP camera setup which the firm calls it the widest angle second front camera.

Asus Zenfone Selfie PRO

The front-facing dual camera with a 24 MP sensor and another  5 MP sensor. What stands out is when you use a ‘DuoPixel’ mode from the camera settings, the front sensor will shoot two different 12 MP images and blend them into a 24 MP one.

It works like a charm and the results are amazing.  The other 5 MP is said to have a 120-degree wide lens making it best suited for group selfies.

Apart from these features, there are also Portrait mode that enables depth of field effect, Photo beautification, Video beautification, Beauty Live feature for live videos to be shared on Youtube and Facebook.

There is an HDR mode for more dynamic and clear snaps. There is also front flash and 4K video recording support along with front camera EIS, there is no OIS though. So, for all the Vloggers, this should be a great catch.

Apart from an innovative front camera setup, it has a 16 MP F/2.0 aperture rear camera with PDAF autofocus.

Although Zenfone 4 Pro is built entirely of metal, it weighs surprisingly low – 146 grams only.

The Selfie Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz coupled with 4 GB RAM should work fine for daily performance. There is this beautiful 5.5 inch AMOLED, FHD display Curved Glass Screen.

There is also Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU for taking care of gaming needs. It is backed up by a 3000 mah battery which supports fast charging technology. The mobile runs on Zen UI 4 based on Android V7.0 Nougat.

8.  Samsung J7 PRO

If you are looking for a great selfie camera phone from Samsung the recently launched Samsung J7 Pro is a good choice for $300 or Rs. 20,900.

Samsung J7 PRO

The Samsung J7 PRO comes with a wide-angle 13 Megapixel front camera with f/1.9 aperture size, ideal for taking selfies and even group selfies at parties. The front camera also comes with a dedicated flash to click better selfies in low light and indoors.

The J7 PRO also boasts of a 13 Megapixel rear camera which comes with a f/1.7 aperture which is excellent for clicking images with Auto-focus and led flash.

It is powered by the Octa-Core Exynos 7870 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, and also has 3 GB RAM essential for multitasking.  The mobile other than having a good front camera also boasts a 5.5 inch Full HD resolution with 401 PPI and comes with 2.5D Curve Glass.

The smartphone runs on Android Nougat 7.0, with 64 GB of internal storage,  expandable to 256 GB using Micro-SD card.

The J7 PRO offers dual Sim 4G LTE support along with the native 3G and 2G. The battery capacity is 3600 mAH which will easily last all day with mixed usage. The Samsung J7 Pro comes at a good price with great features and is an excellent mid-range selfie mobile.

9. Gionee A1

Gionee has released a new offering the Gionee A1 Review, focusing on selfie market along with Oppo and Vivo. Gionee cam up with an entire media campaign of #selfiestan with the new Gionee A1.

7 Best Selfie Smartphones with Good Front Camera

The all-new A1 features an all-metal body with some resemblance of their past iterations. The main highlight is the massive battery after the extraordinary optics integrated into the metal nutshell.

It’s priced at Rs 15,999 or $250 competing against the Oppo F3 and the Vivo V5s.  The Gionee A1 comes with a 13 Megapixel SONY IMX 258 sensor rear camera with f/2.0 aperture along with PDAF and Dual LED Flash.

However, the Highlight of the Gionee A1 is its Front 20 Megapixel selfie camera. The front selfie camera comes with dedicated soft flash to click better images in the dark or low light situations.

It packs in a MediaTek Helio P10 SOC with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Powering the 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED display is the huge 4010 mAH battery pack with fast charging capability.

Unlike other Chinese OEMs, the A1 ships with the latest Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box.

10. Oppo F3 Plus

Oppo’s all-new offering, Oppo F3 Plus is a premium selfie smartphone with powerful specs and great Dual front cameras.

The main highlight being the dual front-facing cameras. There is (16MP + 8MP Dual sensors) up front which has a slightly different take on it. The dual lens set-up in F3 Plus focuses on providing wide-angle view for the group selfies with the smaller 8 MP lens which comes with f/2.4 aperture

Oppo F3 Plus

The second selfie lens is 16 MP front sensor has larger f/2.0 aperture. This allows more intake of light and provides close to noise-free images in low light.

There’s also a software feature enhancing the selfies are the beauty mode (Beautify 4.0) and a screen flash.

The Oppo F3 Plus offers 16 MP rear camera but with a much wider f/1.7 aperture. This wide aperture justifies the clear, noise-free, bright images in low light. The rear camera also supports 4K videos. 

The daylight images are crisp and have good dynamic range. Unfortunately, on the video front, there’s no OIS built in to give a stabilized video.

The app is pretty straightforward and offers great filters, Expert mode, and other basics such as Panorama, time lapse and much more.

The Oppo F3 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor clocked at 1.95 GHz and comes with the Adreno 510 GPU, offers excellent performance.

The phone features a great sleek design, 6-inch FHD AMOLED display, massive 4000mAh battery with VOOC charging facility. It’s priced Rs 27,990 or $400, which compels it to compete with powerful high-end OnePlus 3T, Honor 8.

So that’s All from my side you can comment or email me for more specific suggestions or advice.

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