"Good Selfies = More Likes and More Love on Social Media. "
Selfie mobiles are getting better and use AI, portrait modes, Dual Cameras, and special beautification features. In this post, let's explore the best mid-range phones in the price range of Rs. 10,000 – 30,000. (250 USD to USD 600).
The selfie phones have come a long way, and now most of these offer an 8/13 MP camera. Some of these even boast of a 32 or 44 MP front camera for clicking detailed selfies.
Important - Megapixels are not everything, a 13 MP selfie camera can click better images in comparison to a 32 MP camera. The camera quality depends on Dynamic range, aperutre, lens quality, image processing and many other factors. It is not dependent on megapixel alone.
I believe you are buying a good selfie camera phone for sharing selfies on Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook. Some of my recommendations will ante your selfie game. Let's begin with some affordable Selfie phones worth buying currently.
I have also included some of the latest Pop-up Selfie camera smartphones on the list.
Let's Check Out the Top 10 Best Selfie camera smartphones:
1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10s (Top Selfie Phone Around 15K)
Starting with an affordable selfie camera phone - we have the Redmi Note 10s.
Xiaomi's latest selfie camera mobile brings the best selfie experience to buyers at a low price. The phone is available for an affordable price of Rs. 14,990.
It comes with a 13 Megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.45 aperture lens and a 0.8-micron sensor that can capture detailed images.
Also, the selfie camera is capable of clicking images in portrait mode or with beautiful effects. The camera is great for daylight shots but may struggle in low-light conditions.
There are Quad rear cameras on the Redmi Note 10s with 64+8+2+2 Megapixel lenses for clicking images in the portrait mode. Another highlight of the Redmi Note 15s is its 6.43 Inches bezel-less Super AMOLED FHD+ (2400x1080) display.
Powering the phone is the MediaTek Helio G95, Octa-Core processor with a max clock speed of 2.0 GHz and 6GB ram, and 64 GB internal storage.
It runs on the Android 11 OS along with the MIUI 12.5. Besides, there is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Furthermore, it has a massive 5000 mAH capacity battery and 33 Watts Fast Charging.
The phone is sleek and measures 8.3 mm in thickness, and weighs 180 grams. If you have a budget of Rs. 15,000, Redmi Note 10s is an excellent selfie mobile for you.
2). Oppo A55 (16 MP Punch Hole Camera)
Oppo A55 is the latest offering by Oppo that was launched on 1st October 2021 in India.
Oppo’s selfie camera mobile brings the best selfie experience to buyers. The phone is available online at a price of Rs. 15,490.
It comes with a 16MP punch-hole selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens that can capture detailed images.
Also, the selfie camera is capable of clicking images in portrait mode, Night mode, Panoramic, Macro, Time-lapse. The camera is great for daylight shots as well as in low-light conditions.
There is Triple rear cameras with 50MP(f/1.8) primary camera, a 2MP(f/2.4) macro sensor, and a 2MP(f/2.4) depth sensor for clicking images bright and clear images.
Powering the phone is the MediaTek Helio G35, Octa-Core processor with a max clock speed of 2.3 GHz and paired with a 4GB/6GB ram and 64/128GB internal storage.
Another highlight of the Oppo A55 is its 6.51 Inches bezel-less(almost) IPS LCD display that comes with a punch hoe notch and HD+ resolution and 82.6% screen to body ratio.
It operates on the ColorOS 7.1 based on Android 11 OS. Additionally, the phone also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Furthermore, the Oppo A55 has a decent 5000 mAH capacity battery that is sufficient to last all day and also has an 18 Watts fast charging support.
The phone is sleek and measures 8.4 mm in thickness, and weighs 193 grams. If you have a budget of Rs. 16,000, Oppo A55 is an excellent selfie mobile for you.
3. Samsung Galaxy M52 (32 MP Selfie Camera)
Samsung’s devices are highly sought after, and the Galaxy M series is one of the most under-rated selfie camera smartphones that you can buy.
The phone features a massive 32 MP selfie camera (f/2.2 aperture) with a punch hole at the front.
The smartphone comes with triple rear cameras, including a 64MP (F/1.8) primary camera, 12MP (F/2.2) Ultra wide camera+ 5MP (F/2.4) depth camera. The camera is capable of recording 4K videos and offers excellent imaging capabilities.
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Octa-Core processor with a 2.4 GHz clock speed. Furthermore, the phone comes with 11 bands 5G support. It offers a 6.7 inches super AMOLED, Infinity O display, 120 Hz refresh rate with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.
Furthermore, it comes with a 6 GB Ram and there is 128 GB internal storage. The M52 Boots Android 11 and Samsung One UI 3.0 and will also get future software updates for 3 years.
Lastly, it has a large 5000 mAH capacity battery along with 15 Watts Fast Charging support.
4. Oppo Reno 6 Pro (Best Oppo Selfie Camera Phone)
Oppo Reno 6 Pro is the latest addition to the Reno series. The Reno 6 Pro was launched on 28 May 2021 in India and it is the successor to Reno 5 Pro. It is available online for Rs. 39,990.
The Reno 6 Pro has a 32MP ultra-clear selfie camera that comes with an aperture of f/2.4 that supports panorama and 1080P video recording support at 30frames/second. There are various features like improved portrait selfie mode and filters that you can use to enhance your selfies.
At the rear, it has got a Quad camera setup including a 64MP(f/1.7) primary camera, an 8MP(f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP(f/2.4) macro lens, and the same 2MP(f/2.4) depth sensor.
Other Specs – Oppo Reno 6 Pro:
The Oppo Reno 6 Pro offers FHD+ (2400*1080) pixels resolution along with a 6.55 inches AMOLED punch-hole display including a 20:9 aspect ratio, a 402ppi density, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
For superb performance, it comes with the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1200 octa-core processor(6nm) coupled with an ARM Mali-G77 GPU. It operates on a ColorOS 11.3 based on the latest Android 11 operating system.
The phone is available only in one variant - 12GB RAM, and 256GB onboard storage (non-expandable). The phone is sleek, measures 7.6mm in thickness, and is also pretty lightweight weighing just 177 grams.
Also, it comes with a face wake and an under-display fingerprint sensor support. Furthermore, there is a 4500mAH capacity battery for long-lasting usage and comes along with a 65 Watts super Dart charger.
5. Samsung Galaxy A52s (32 MP Top Selfie Camera Phone By Samsung)
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A52s in Sept-21 and it is an excellent phone under Rs 40k for imaging and clicking selfies.
Samsung Galaxy A52s offers you a Quad rear camera setup. There is a 64MP main sensor (f/1.8), a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2), a 5MP depth sensor (f/2.4), and a 5MP dedicated macro lens (f/2.4).
The 32MP selfie camera(f/2.2) has the capacity to capture precise shots with high fidelity.
The main camera can take sharp and clear daylight images and also capture bright and clear indoor images too with the help of artificial lighting. However, the primary camera can able to record 4k video at 30fps.
Furthermore, The camera can grab great shots with good colors, even in low light with dedicated night mode.
Meanwhile, the front camera captures clear, high-resolution selfies throughout the day, and with the Bokeh effect, your face becomes the star. It can also record 4k video at 30fps.
You will get a 6.5 inch (1080×2400) Super AMOLED panel with Full HD resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It is available with 6 GB or 8 GB RAM and both variants offer 128 GB storage(no expandable storage support).
The Galaxy A52s is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 octa-core processor(6nm) which is a 5G processor.
It runs on Samsung One UI 3.1 based on Android 11.
You will get a decent 4500mAh battery that draws power via a USB-C port and supports 25 Watts fast charging. It is light in weight at 189g, and you will find it slim as well. It measures 8.4 mm in thickness.
The mobile is available online for a starting price of Rs 35,999.
6. Vivo V20 Pro (Dual 4K Selfie Camera With 44 MP)
Vivo in late 2020 launched its Vivo V20 Pro in the market. It is the first 5G supportable smartphone launched by Vivo. The key highlight of the Vivo V20 Pro is its camera and it is available on Amazon for purchase at a price tag of Rs 29,990.
For selfies, it has a Dual camera setup - a 44MP Eye Auto focus camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and an 8MP ultrawide angle lens for wide viewing with an aperture of f/2.3 that provides extremely clear and bright photos and also support 4K video shooting.
The front camera comes with Eye Auto Focus that can lock focus on eyes and can click sharp images. Also, it has a super night selfie mode that can help capture better images in low light. There is an Aura screen light that helps to keep the skin tones neutral.
The front camera is also capable of recording 4K videos at 60 FPS. Can use it for Youtube or Instagram videos too.
At the rear, the V20 Pro comes with a Triple camera setup including a 64MP main camera (aperture f/1.9), an 8MP ultrawide angle lens with an aperture of f/2.2, and a 2MP depth sensor (aperture of f/2.4).
Overall, both the front and rear cameras on this phone are great and are ideal for clicking images for social media.
Other Specs - Vivo V20 Pro:
The phone runs on a FuntouchOS 11 based on the latest Android 11 operating system.
The Vivo V20 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core processor fabricated on a 7nm chipset coupled with an Adreno 620 GPU.
We have got a 6.44 inches AMOLED display, along with an FHD+ (2400*1080) pixels resolution including a 20:9 aspect ratio and a 409ppi pixel density.
The phone is available in a single variant - 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage (non-expandable). The device has a 7.4mm thickness (sleek) and weighs just 170 grams(lightweight). Besides, it offers an In-display fingerprint scanner and a fast face unlock.
Lastly, the Vivo V20 Pro is fueled with an acceptable 4000 mAH battery capacity and comes with a 33 Watts charger for fast charging support.
7. OnePlus Nord 2 (32 MP Sony Selfie Camera)
The latest Oneplus Nord 2 is a value for money phone that offers good cameras, apart from an excellent user experience.
It features a Triple rear camera setup carrying a main 50MP Sony IMX766 camera that has an f/1.9 aperture and optical image stabilization. The remaining two are – an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.3 aperture and a 2MP monochrome lens with f/2.4 aperture.
For selfies, you will receive a primary 32MP Sony IMX615 selfie camera with an f/2.5 aperture. You will get natural pics in daylight as well as low light conditions. The rear camera captured good quality shots in the daylight and its AI could detect scenes quickly.
Further, it offers a wide field of view of up to 119-degree. In portrait mode, the photo got good edge detection and amazing separation from the background. Also, The rear camera can shoot up to 4K video at 30fps.
It has a 6.43 inches punch-hole display, and you will receive a full HD resolution along with a 90Hz refresh rate. For protection from scratches, you will get Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The phone has a thickness of 8.3mm and it weighs just 189g. Powering the phone is the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor(6nm). The RAM is 8/12GB, and the storage is 128/256GB. It runs on OxygenOS 11.3 based on Android 11.
Lastly, it comes with 65 Watts Warp Charging (fast charging) support and offers a 4500 mAh capacity battery. It is available online along with a starting price tag of Rs. 29,999.
8. Oppo F17 Pro (Dual Selfie Cameras 16+2 MP)
The Oppo F17 Pro is the latest selfie camera mobile from Oppo that you can buy in the 20k to 30k price range.
The F17 PRO is available for purchase for a starting price of 20,490 with 8 GB Ram and 128 GB Internal Storage.
The mobile comes with dual punch-hole selfie cameras (16 MP Primary lens + 2 MP Depth Sensor). The benefit of having a dedicated depth sensor is to have better portrait mode images with natural background blur. The camera can record 1080P videos with 30 FPS.
It is one of the first phones to come with a super high-resolution sensor and AI support to improve image quality.
Additionally, F17 Pro has a new AI face shaping feature that improves facial features and produces clear selfies. The front camera comes with an f/2.0 aperture and has support for Retina flash, AR stickers, AI selfie lighting, Palm capture, gender detection, AI portrait framing, and many more features.
Also, the rear cameras are impressive it comes with a Quad camera setup. The phone offers a 48 MP primary camera with a Sony lens, 8 MP ultra-wide, 2 MP Depth, and 2 MP macro lens. The camera can click good images in low light conditions as well as decent portrait mode performance.
Powering the device is the MediaTek Helio P95 Octa-Core processor, IMG 9XM-HP8 GPU, which is excellent for gaming and daily use. The phone also offers 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage (can be expanded up to 256 GB using a dedicated micro-sd card).
Notably, it has an enormous 6.43-inch punch-hole display with Full HD+ resolution (2400*1080). The phone has an AMOLED panel and also offers an in-display fingerprint scanner.
It runs on Android 10 along with the Color OS 6.2 and has Dual Sim, 4G VOLTE support. Lastly, the battery capacity is decent – 4015 mAH and comes with fast charging support (30 Watts).
The Oppo F17 Pro is an excellent phone with good cameras, fast performance, and has the coveted in-display fingerprint reader.
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9. OnePlus 9 - 16 MP Selfie Camera
OnePlus 9 was launched in July 2021 in India and it offers an all-rounder performance. To improve the camera quality, the brand co-developed the camera with Hasselblad.
The phone features a Triple rear camera module carrying a 48MP(f/1.8) Sony IMX689 Primary lens, a 50MP(f/2.2) Sony IMX766 sensor ultrawide lens, and a 2MP(f/2.4) monochrome lens.
It offers special features like Nightscape, Super Macro, UltraShot HDR, Smart Scene Recognition, Portrait mode, Pro mode, Panorama, and even support 8k video recording at 30fps, and 4k video recording at 30/60fps.
You will get a 16-megapixel camera at the front with an f/2.4 aperture that delivers HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching like features.
It has a thickness of 8.1mm(sleek) and weighs 183grams(lightweight).
You will get a decent battery of 4500mAh and comes with a 65 Watts ultrafast charger and 15 Watts fast charging support.
Powering the Oneplus 9 is a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor(5nm) along with an Adreno 660 GPU. The phone operates on OxygenOS based on Android 11.
The phone offers a 6.55 inches fluid AMOLED, punch-hole display with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The Oneplus 9 is available with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage with a price tag of Rs 46,999.
10. Vivo V20 (2021) (4K Selfie camera with 44 MP Lens)
The new Vivo V20 (2021) is one of the best Vivo selfie camera phones. It is a watered-down version of the V20 Pro 5G and is also a bit cheaper.
The Vivo V20 (2021) is available for purchase on Amazon for Rs 24,990.
At the front, it offers an ultra-clear 44MP selfie camera along with an aperture of f/2.0 that provides HDR and up to 4K video recording support using a selfie camera. Additionally, the front camera comes with steady selfie videos, Dual-view video support (can record simultaneously from front and back camera), Slow-motion selfie videos.
At the front, it has a Triple camera setup carrying a 64MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.9, an 8MP ultrawide angle lens with an aperture of f/2.2, and a 2MP depth sensor along with an aperture of f/2.4.
KEY SPECS - Vivo V20 (2021)
For better performance, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-core processor fabricated on an 8nm chipset coupled with an Adreno 618 GPU.
We have a 6.44 inch AMOLED waterdrop notch display along with an FHD+ (2400*1080) pixels resolution, an aspect ratio of 20:9, and a 409ppi pixel density.
It runs on FuntouchOS 11 based on the latest Android 11 operating system. It comes in only one variant and that is with 8GB RAM and 128 internal storage along with a user expandable storage support up to 1TB. The V20 is sleek and measures just 7.4mm in thickness and weighs 171 grams (lightweight).
Furthermore, it also offers an In-display fingerprint sensor and faces recognition support for unlocking and security. Lastly, the Vivo V20 2021 packs with a decent 4000mAH battery capacity along with a 33 Watts fast charging support.
11. Vivo X60 (32 MP Selfie Camera)
Vivo X60 is a premium phone from Vivo and brings incredible performance and camera capabilities.
You will discover three cameras at the back. The first one is the 48MP(f/1.8) primary camera, 13MP(f/2.5) telephoto camera, and a 13MP(f/2.2) ultrawide lens. On the front side, you will find a 32MP high-quality selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.5.
The picture quality of the selfies is amazing and attractive. You can even record FHD videos with its front camera at 30fps.
The cameras offer detailed shots with accurate colors, sharpness, and contrast.
Furthermore, the rear camera also offers some special features like PANO, Live Photo, Slow-Mo, Time Lapse, PRO, AR Stickers, Super Moon, DOC, Astro, Pro Sports, Long-Exposure, and more. Also, you can able to shoot 4k videos at 30/60fps.
Moreover, It comes with 5G support and is powered by the flagship Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 processor(7nm). The Vivo X60 offers a 6.56 inch AMOLED HDR 10+ panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution.
It houses a whopping 4300mAh battery that comes with a 33 Watts fast charging support. The phone runs on the FuntouchOS 11 on top of Android 11. The phone has a 7.4mm thickness, and it weighs 176g.
You can buy it in 2 variants with the base price beginning from Rs 34,990 ( 8GB RAM/128GB storage) and a top-end alternative that can give you 12 GB RAM/256GB storage with a price tag of Rs 39,990.
12. Vivo V21 (44 MP Selfie Camera With OIS)
The Vivo V21 was launched on 27 April 2021. The key highlight of the device is its 44 MP selfie camera that is one of the highest resolution cameras that you can find on any mobile.
Apart from the Selfie camera it also boasts of 5G connectivity that a lot of people want from a new phone for future-proofing.
The key highlight of the device is the presence of a Triple camera setup at the back.
We have got a 64MP(f/1.8) primary camera, an 8MP(f/2.2) 120-degree ultrawide angle lens, and a 2MP(f/2.4) macro camera. Furthermore, it comes with a 44MP(f/2.0) selfie camera along with a dual-LED flash.
The cameras offer features like Optical image stabilization (OIS), AI Extreme Night, Spotlight Selfie, Eye Autofocus Selfie, and also has a 4K video shooting support at a frame rate of 30 frames per second.
Powering the phone is a MediaTek Dimensity 800U octa-core processor(7nm) that comes along with an ARM Mali-G57 GPU. Overall the phone promises decent performance and you can even play casual games on it.
For watching videos, it offers a 6.44 inch AMOLED waterdrop notch display, FHD+(2400*1080)px resolution, and a 90Hz refresh rate. It packs with a decent 4000mAH battery capacity that has a support of 33 Watts fast charging.
The Vivo V21 comes in two storage variants:
- 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage - Rs 29,990.
- 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage -Rs 32,990.
It will soon go on sale on Amazon India and other E-Commerce websites.
13. Oppo F19 Pro (Top 16 MP Selfie Camera Phone from Oppo)
On 8 March 2021, the Oppo F19 Pro joined the F-series in India and it comes in two storage variants - with 8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage.
For photography and videography, It has a Quad camera setup at the rear including a 48MP (f/1.7) main camera, an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide lens, a 2MP(f/2.4) portrait lens, and a 2MP(f/2.4) macro camera.
Besides, the mobile offers AI color Portrait video, Dual-view video, Dynamic Bokeh, Night Plus, and 4k video shooting support.
At the front, we got a 16MP(f/2.4) selfie camera and also has Full HD video recording support.
The Oppo F19 Pro offers an FHD+(2400*1080)pixels resolution and a 6.43 inch super AMOLED punch-hole display, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 409ppi density.
Powering the phone is an octa-core MediaTek Helio P95 processor that is fabricated on a 12nm chipset and comes with a PowerVR GM9446 GPU.
The cell operates on ColorOS 11.1 based on the Android 11 operating system.
You will get an In-display fingerprint sensor and fast face unlocking support.
Connectivity - Bluetooth 5.1, a 3.5mm earphone jack, WiFi, GPS, USB Type-C Port, and dual SIM 4G support.
Furthermore, The Oppo F19 Pro packs with a 4310mAH battery capacity along with a 30 Watts fast charging support.
Lastly, the phone is available on Amazon for purchase along with a starting price of Rs 21,490.
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Some FAQs Regarding Selfie Camera Smartphones.
Question - Is A 5 Megapixel Or 8 Megapixel Selfie Camera Good Enough For Taking Images?
5 megapixel cameras are not bad for taking selfies. In fact, I had a Samsung S7 with 5 Megapixel front camera, and it used to take good images.
More Megapixels don't mean better photo quality. It's a myth.
However, if you are looking for better selfie camera performance, look for an 8/12 or higher megapixel camera with a large aperture.
Megapixel count is not everything; the Pixel 2 has an 8 MP camera and still takes great images.
Question - How Can You Improve The Front Camera Of Your Selfie Phone?
5 Tips To Improve Selfies With Any Smartphone.
- One of the best ways is to download the Google Camera App (one of the Best Selfie Apps) from XDA developers or APK pure for your phone and try it.
2. Secondly, try to use light effectively to take images. Selfies clicked outdoors in good lighting conditions can make a sea change in the image quality.
3. Try using interesting backgrounds for your images or download the background blur App from the play store if your phone camera doesn't support the bokeh effect.
4. Another option is to use a selfie stick or a monopod, which can improve the framing to make your images way better.
5. Lastly, once you have taken a selfie, try to edit it in Snapseed App, available free on the Google play store. You can increase a bit of contrast and color saturation or add a color preset to make the image more lively.
Paris Hilton or Britney Spears have not invented selfies, as much as they may want to claim. But selfies have been there for almost 100 years. There are pictures from 1920 clicked using a large camera and a selfie stick.
The Original Selfie
Well, now we know that Miss Hilton is not the inventor of selfies or even the Selfie Stick.
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