by Sanjeev Bhatia, Co-Founder, Onlymobiles.com
Whenever we check our group pictures, we always try to find our very own self first. Such is the charm of having our picture and that pretty much summarize the reasons why taking selfies have become such a rage.
Camera capabilities have been one of the important criteria while buying mobile phones and as the selfie rage is getting popular – we are seeing almost all major smartphone brands have produced phones which are essentially marked as selfie phones.
So, if you are looking at the best selfie phone – here are some of the options which actually customers are buying in India across different budget points.
There’s a long list even if your budget is shoestring. Recently, we are seeing a lot of buzz and customer acceptance for LYF Water series phones which are available sub 10k segment.
The year 2017 will evolve and revolve around selfie camera phones for sure.
Currently – it’s numero uno selfie phone which offers highest resolution of 20MP for selfie camera. The device is recently launched and marketed as moonlight camera phone. With heavy promotions by brand ambassador Ranbir Singh – in a less than a month period – this model has become one of the top seller in 15k to 20k segment. The model comes with various filters, modes etc which actually helps you to take great selfies.
Oppo F1s is the first selfie focused model – where the selfie camera resolution is higher than the rear camera resolution. F1s comes with 16MP Selfie Camera and available in 2 variants – 3GB RAM & 32GB Internal Memory and 4GB RAM & 64GB Internal Memory – which actually takes care of both budget criteria – both are catering to 15k to 20k price segment.
Honor 8 is India’s first dual rear camera phone which is retailing around 30k but it’s the selfie camera which is actually being loved by customers. It comes with 8MP Front Camera but it’s 1.4um pixel size sensor makes lot of difference while you shoot selfies from it. However, some other top notched specifications are there to justify the higher price. This is one of the most beautifully designed selfie smartphone right now.
If you have budget less than 15k – Gionee S6s is the ideal choice. A reliable brand with good focus over after sales service. Bigger 5.5 Inch HD IPS Display with Screen Flash (one we find on iPhones) and dedicated selfie flash do the trick.
Apple is the brand when you are looking at high end price points and they have improved a lot in their recently launched iPhone 7 camera. With the new Fusion A10 chip, it offers 7MP front facing HD camera which is fun to use especially because of the retina flash which matches the ambient light for a shot with natural-looking skin tones.