As all the hype centered around smartphone RAM seems to be running out of steam, the next marketing pitch for the smartphone manufacturers appears to be the selfie cameras and for good reason. Nowadays, selfies phenomenon is nothing short of a revolution sweeping people from all walks of life and belonging to all age groups. For all such selfie fanatics who are searching for a perfect selfie phones, we have come up with a list of cool selfie phones under Rs. 20,000 in India.
Gionee A1 (first impression) is the first smartphone from company’s republic of ‘#Selfiestan’ and comes with a ‘Smile Ok Please’ tagline. The USP of this newly launched smartphone is its 16-Megapixel selfie camera that comes with a dedicated LED flash. Gionee claims that the A1, unlike other contemporary selfie phones, features a customized selfie flash and independent facial enhancement algorithm that uses soft lighting effect to enhance facial complexions, giving users a natural glow and rosiness.
Keeping company claims aside, our experience with the Gionee A1 selfie camera so far suggest it is one of the better selfie shooters in its class. The details and color tones are natural and for all those who like virtual touch-up and glamourous photos, it has an effective beautify mode present. Gionee has also added HDR mode for selfies.
Vivo V5 (review) and V5 Plus (review) are two phones which are all over the places, at least as far as Selfie banners go. Vivo is leaving no stone unturned to advertise how impressive its selfie cameras are. And we do think these claims have some merit. The Vivo V5 deserves to be on this list of better selfie phones under Rs. 20,000. The phone packs a whopping 20MP selfie camera assisted by a ‘moonlight’ fill flash.
Vivo uses a Sony IMX376 under the hood which definitely proves its worth with better selfies in a different ambiance. If a Beautify mode is your yardstick to judge a selfie camera, Vivo V5 has got a great one.
Moto G5 Plus
Amidst all this frenzy, if you are looking for a jack of all trades smartphone that can click decent selfies, in our opinion, it will be the Moto G5 Plus (first impression). It’s an online exclusive phone targeted towards a different set of the audience when compared to the like of Gionee’s, Vivo’s and Oppo’s.
It comes with a modest 5MP selfie camera and doesn’t feature a selfie flash. So, why is it in this list, you may ask? Well, despite the lack of megapixel counts it still manages to take aptly-metered selfies even indoors. Apart from that, it probably has the best in class rear camera as well (if that counts).
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini S
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini S is another phone that packs an impressive set of hardware and includes what seems to be a competent selfie camera on paper. It flaunts a 13-megapixel selfie camera with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and screen flash. Initial reviews claim great selfie performance which we will be soon testing in our full review.
Oppo F1S 64GB
Oppo has been pitching the F1s as a ‘Selfie Expert’ and the 16MP front-facing camera seems to vindicate that tag line. Oppo has managed to pack a well-performing selfie camera that managed to capture proper selfies even in not so favorable conditions. in our test, it manages to capture ample amount of detail and Beauty’ mode enhances the skin tone in selfies.