TOP 10 Best DUAL Front Camera Phones in India 2019

Updated on 2019-02-17 by Geetansh Arora

Best dual front camera phones in India

This article is for selfie lovers. We have compiled a list of best dual front camera phones available in India as of February 2019. Top smartphones from brands like Asus, LG, Redmi, Oppo, Vivo, Honor, and Micromax have been listed here. 

Dual camera phones have been the trend in 2017 and 2018. Initially, the phones had rear dual cameras but now phones are coming with a front dual camera as well. Dual camera setup helps to take pictures in portrait mode with bokeh/depth effect. Most of the phones have a color+color or color+monochrome dual camera setup. 

You will see that some of the phones also have a bezel-less display. So if you like to watch videos, play games and take selfies then dual camera bezel-less display phones are best for you. 

All these phones have a metal unibody design which is usual these days. The hardware inside these phones isn't very powerful but it is still capable of handling multiple apps with ease. Most of the selfie phones on this list have 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. These phones can handle casual games as well but if you like to play very heavy games at high settings then you might see a lag. Normal games won't be a problem for any of these selfie smartphones. If the front dual camera is not a strict requirement then take a look at best selfie phones in India.

Honor 9 Lite is a stunning looking phone with dual front and dual back cameras. The 32GB variant is available at 8999 only and 64GB variant at 11999. It is the best dual front camera phone under 10000 to 15000 as of now. Under 20000 and 30000 we have options from Honor and Samsung.

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1. LG V40 ThinQ

V40 ThinQ

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 512 GB
  • 6.4 inch Quad HD+ Display 1440p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 12MP + 12MP Triple Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP+5MP Dual
  • 3300mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Grey, Blue Colors

Best Price ₹49990



Brief Review:

LG V40 ThinQ is LG's second flagship after the G7 ThinQ which was launched a few months ago. LG V40 packs few improvements over in the camera and display department. The internal hardware has not changed much. Let's take a look at the brief review of LG V40 ThinQ.

Design-wise, LG V40 looks like a normal flagship model with glass sandwich design. On the front, we have a 6.4-inch display and on the back, we have a triple camera setup placed horizontally. The design looks nice and the phone is a bit big but is lightweight and easy to use. It is slippery like other glass back phones and gets smudges easily. 

The display on the LG V40 is a Quad HD 1440p P-OLED panel. The display looks gorgeous and has deep blacks and bright whites. The contrast is not as good as what you see on Samsung flagships but it is not bad at all. The display gets sufficiently bright and sunlight legibility is good. This is probably the best display we have seen on an LG smartphone and we love it for its colors, sharpness and viewing angles. There is a notch on top though, which can be hidden via settings. The notch houses the dual front camera setup and the earpiece. 

The LG V40 ThinQ is powered by the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. There is 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This is the configuration that you must have seen on other flagships this year. The hardware is powerful and is able to handle any task you throw at it. All apps and games run smoothly. 6GB RAM handles the multitasking well and you won't see frequent restarting of apps. 

The battery inside the V40 is 3300 mAh and will last for only a day with medium usage. The battery backup is not that great here. But you do get fast charging and wireless charging so if you are a heavy user, have a wireless charger at your office or just keep the charger in your bag. Wireless charging is fast but not crazy quick. In 30 minutes, the phones goes from 0% to 40% with the supplied fast charger in the box. 

The LG V40 ThinQ is IP68 rated so you don't need to worry about water splashes on it. You can use it in rain without any issues. Even with the IP68 rating, it retains the 3.5mm headphone jack and has a 32 bit DAC to drive the output. The sound via the 3.5mm jack is loud and clear and is a treat for audiophiles. If you like to listen to music via the speaker then you don't need to be disappointed. LG V40 comes with Boombox speaker and it is very loud. Just place your phone on a hard surface and enjoy the loud music. This is the best audio output that we have ever seen on a smartphone. 

On the camera side, we have a triple camera setup on the back and a dual camera setup on the front. LG G7 came with a dual camera setup where the second lens was a wide angle lens. Here. LG has added an extra wide angle lens and a telephoto lens as well. There is a 12MP color sensor, 16MP wide-angle lens and 12MP telephoto lens to zoom in without losing quality. The camera performance is excellent in daylight conditions. Pictures look very sharp and detailed with natural looking colors. Dynamic range is decent as well. Video recording via the rear camera is excellent and one of the best you can get. All 3 camera sensors produce high-quality footage and you get plenty of settings to tweak in the camera app. 

The front camera has never been LG's strong point. Here we do get a dual front camera where there is a standard 8MP sensor with a 5MP wide-angle lens. The pictures from the front camera look good with nice colors and a sufficient amount of details. It does struggle in low light though. 

Overall, LG V40 ThinQ is an impressive phone but not that big upgrade if you compare it to the G7 ThinQ. The G7 is available at around 30000 and the G7+ is available at around 40000 in India. So, the 49999 price tag of LG V40 looks high because the improvements in display and camera are marginal. Go for LG G7 if you have a budget of 30k and go for G7+ if you need 6-128GB configuration. OnePlus 6T and Honor View 20 are 2 other good options in the under 40k segment.

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2. Redmi Note 6 Pro

Note 6 Pro

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 6.2 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP Dual
  • Front Camera: 20MP+2MP Dual
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue, Red, Rose Gold Colors

Best Price ₹12999



Brief Review:

The Redmi Note 6 Pro is a slightly improved version of the bestseller Redmi Note 5 Pro. Xiaomi claims that they have sold more than 10M units of Note 5 Pro which is incredible. Redmi Note 5 Pro was a great phone and redefined what the mid-range segment. Things have changed a lot since then and now we have plenty of great options in under 15000 segment like Realme 2 Pro, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, Honor 8X etc.

Design wise, Note 6 Pro looks exactly same as Note 5 Pro. The only difference you will notice is the display which now comes with a notch. The display size is 6.26 inches and the overall size of the phone is same as Note 5 Pro. The phone has the same metal unibody design and the build is solid. The phone is a bit slippery because of the metal so using a case would be a good choice. The camera placement on the back is same as before. The display resolution is Full HD+ and it not comes with a notch on top which is a little big than what we usually see. Big notches are terrible because they don't leave much space for the notification icons which can be a real problem for some users. 

The rear camera on Redmi Note 6 Pro is 12MP+5MP dual setup. The resolution numbers are same as Note 5 Pro but the sensor has been upgraded. It comes with a 1.4-micrometer pixel size and wider f/1.9 aperture offer you an enhanced low-light photography experience. In our review, the low light shots showed significant improvement. On the front, there is a 20MP+2MP dual camera setup. The 2MP is just a depth sensor. The performance of the front camera is also really good and it takes sharp pictures. Portrait mode on both front and rear works well with good edge detection. You can adjust the amount of bokeh/blur after taking the picture.

The battery on Note 6 Pro is the same 4000 mAh which we have seen earlier. The battery backup is a bit better though. You can expect 2 days backup with low usage and 1.5 days backup with medium usage which is excellent. The phone also supports QC 3.0 fast charging but comes with the same 5V 2A charger. If you need to use fast charging, you should buy a fast charger separately. It would have been great if Xiaomi would have included a fast charger inside the box. 

The Redmi Note 6 Pro is powered by the same Snapdragon 636 chipset which we saw in Note 5 Pro. Snapdragon 636 is a good power efficient chipset and handles multiple apps and games with ease. An upgrade to Snapdragon 660 would have been great still 636 is not bad at all. It scores around 110000 in Antutu benchmarks. 

The phone runs on MIUI which is a customized skin based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Android 9 Pie update is coming soon as well. The software is a bit bloated and kills apps aggressively to save battery. You can change that in the settings though. The UI isn't great so we suggest installing Nova launcher which provides a much cleaner experience. 

The Note 6 Pro comes in 2 variants: 4GB RAM 64GB storage and 6GB RAM 64GB storage. We are not getting any 128GB variant which is disappointing considering the fact that other brands are providing 128GB variants under 20000 Rs. 

Overall, Redmi Note 6 Pro is a phone which is not so exciting and doesn't pack any major upgrades but still performs well in almost every department. Camera, battery, looks, performance everything is decent and at 12999 it offers good value for money. If you have Note 5 Pro, then you don't need to upgrade. If you are using any other phone and need an allrounder under Rs. 15000 then Note 6 Pro is a great option.

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3. Huawei Nova 3 128GB

Nova 3 128GB

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.3 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 24MP + 2MP Dual Camera
  • 3750mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Colors

Best Price ₹34999



Brief Review:

Huawei, as has been seen lately, is more aggressive than ever to make itself count in one of the top smartphone manufacturers. With Huawei Nova 3, the company tries to compete in the budget flagship segment and with the likes on OnePlus 6, Asus Zenfone 5Z as it did by launching the Honor 10, Honor view 10 to compete with previous versions of OnePlus. Here we review the Huawei Nova 3 and discuss the specifications, features and ratings of this gorgeous smartphone.

Huawei Nova 3 has a 6.3-inch full view display with a notch and a Full HD Plus resolution. The aspect ratio stands at 19.5:9 and the display is amazing with its colour reproduction and viewing angle. The back has a glass design which is becoming a Huawei winning formulae as it looks super attractive with its blue and purple shades outputting amazing colours at different angles. The glass back though is a fingerprint magnet but having a transparent back case can save you which also comes bundled in the box.

Talking about the performance factor of this Nova 3. It comes powered with an in-house Kirin 970 processor as was seen in the other Huawei phones in under 30k range like the Honor View 10 and Honor 10. Kirin 970 is a powerful processor and Nova 3 scores a decent 174000 on the AnTuTu Benchmark which is at par with the Snapdragon 835 but not close to the Snapdragon 845 as seen in the similar budget smartphone of 30000 to 40000 like the OnePlus 6 and Zenfone 5Z. The Snapdragon 845 clocks around 270000 points on the AnTuTu benchmark. While checking on the performance and comparing it with the other phones in this range, the performance in day to day usage with decent multitasking, gaming may seem okay and equivalent but when it comes to a super high usage (which SD845 is meant for), the difference could be observed.

Nova 3 with the Kirin 970 gets a 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. This smartphone gets also gets a hybrid MicroSD Card slot through which you can expand the storage by up to 256GB, which you usually do not see in a Budget flagship or a flagship smartphone. For the enhancement in the gaming experience, the Nova 4 comes with GPU turbo that brings out best of the graphics and also consumes less power.

On the camera domain, which is one of the most important features from every user perspective, Nova 3 get a dual rear camera with a 16MP primary sensor and a 24MP monochrome sensor both having f/1.8 aperture. The images clicked by the camera are perfect in the daylight, the AI used in the camera auto-detects the objects to improvise on the colours but at times they can get over saturated. The camera application in the Nova 3 gives you an option to save the non-AI image if you do not like the modifications done by the AI. The 24MP monochrome sensor is used to click black and white images and works decently well and is also used as a depth sensor for clicking the images with bokeh effect. The portrait shots are perfect with proper edge detection and blurring.

Coming to the low light conditions, the camera struggles a bit due to the lack of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and you need to be extra cautious with stable hands to like a noise-free or low noise image.  Do note that the rear camera has a bump at the back and protrude outside. You can shoot video up to 4K which work fine in the daylight but the low light show noise and blur. Huawei has confirmed that the OIS would be rolled out pretty soon with a software update which would further output better pictures and video quality.

Talking about the front camera of Nova 3, which comes with a dual sensor here as well. Here the camera has a 24 MP primary sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor.  The images are sharp and bright with proper colours all around and the bokeh effects is super amazing. The camera poses an image assistant feature which uses AI, where you can click any image and Amazon assistant would guide you to a list similar products on Amazon. You can use this feature on any image in your phone by touching the image with two fingers.

The gaming performance is smooth and we did not face any lag or frame drops but some heating with the extended gaming. The battery has a 3750 mAh rating and could work enough for a day with medium type usage. The box includes a fast charger but takes about 110 minutes for a full charge, so it is not that fast as with the OnePlus 6. You also get an apple styled earphone in the box.

The software on the Nova 3, is the EMUI 8.2 build on the Android Oreo 8.1 and comes with some neat features that you will love. There are some bloatware apps but they can be removed. The notch also has the option to be removed and the phone to be used as a full view display smartphone.

Nova 3 comes with both fingerprint and face unlocking mechanism. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back and is easily accessible and works fine. The face unlock is done through the front camera but also has IR sensors that allow it to unlock even in low lighting conditions which the other face unlock devices expect the iPhone X fails. Though the face unlock is not as accurate compared to the iPhone X in the low light but does the job most of the time.

There is no IP rating on the phone so it should be protected from dust and water. Overall the phone is a decent piece of budget flagship with good hardware specifications but looks to not beat the likes of Onplus 6 either in performance or the camera quality.

In the launch offers, you can avail a discount of Rs 3000 when you buy Nova 3 using Amex card. You can check the other Nova 3 launch offers here.

 

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4. Huawei Nova 3i

Nova 3i

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.3 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 24MP + 2MP Dual Camera
  • 3340mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black Colors

Best Price ₹20999



Brief Review:

Huawei and Honor have been looking to acquire a good share of the market with the introduction of their smartphone in all the price range. Huawei Nova 3i seems to be a good bet which offers a notch display beautiful design, good camera with a plethora of AI features and dual camera as both rear and front. Nova 3i has a good value for money score with a premium feel for a budget of under 20000. Let us look at the reviews, features, specifications and every minute details of the Huawei Nova 3i.

Huawei Nova 3i comes with a big 6.3-inch notch type full view display with a glass design at back and a metal frame in between front and back. the display has perfect viewing angles, colour reproduction and we have no complaints of this great Full HD plus resolution display on the Nova 3i. With the notch design, the aspect ratio in 19.5:9 and we just cannot think of anything beautiful than this in an under 20k budget. The glass back design looks amazing which produces different blue and purple colour shades at different angles.

The design looks pretty amazing and eye-catchy and is a total premium option to consider. But the back glass, as in all the phones is a fingerprint magnet, so keep a cover handy (maybe transparent one). The smartphone weighs around 169 gm and a 7.6 mm in width which enables easy hold and usage.

With Nova 3i, Huawei seems to have finally moved over the Kirin 659 as seen in almost all the budget range phones. Nova 3i comes powered with a Kirin 710 processor clubbed with 4 GB of RAM. Kirin 710 is much powerful than the Kirin 659 and Nova 3i scores around 1,38,000 on the Antutu giving a good challenge to the likes of Mi A2 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro in the performance. The gaming and multitasking experience is super smooth and no lags or hiccups could be observed.

Let us talk about the camera where the nova 3i comes with the dual camera on both front and back as was seen in the Honor 9i and the Honor 9 lite. The rear camera is vertically placed with dual sensors of 16MP and 2MP where the 2 MP is a depth sensor to take the portrait shots for bokeh effects. Here the shots are good in the daylight which crisp shots. The camera has AI features, where if you are clicking in the AI mode, it detects the objects and beautifies the image based on the algorithms. You also have the option to select the non-AI image if you like that for certain scenarios. you also get Qmoji support to animate your expression and voice. For the rear camera,  it struggles a bit on the low light shots and there is no 4K video support which is a bit of disappointment. If you are into shooting a lot of videos from the rear camera, we will not suggest you go for this as there a lot of better options available.

The front camera has a 24MP and 2MP dual sensors are located inside the notch and does not fail to impress us anytime. The front camera of Nova 3i clicks some exceptional photos and with a dedicated depth sensor for the bokeh effect, and the portrait clicks are also just amazing and spot on. We also get the AI support for the front camera as well on the 3i and helps to beautify the scenes with its AI recognition. 

This smartphone supports some other features like AI shopping and AI to directly buy by clicking any object in the image. It also supports AI gallery that allows you to search for similar images based on the sample images.

Nova 3i comes with a 128 GB of internal storage which can be expanded using the hybrid micro SD card slot up to 256 GB. The smartphone runs on EMUI 8.2 built on Android 8.1 Oreo and has a smooth usage. It supports both face (throught the front camera) and fingerprint unlock and both are quick and accurate. 

The battery on Huawei Nova 3i is rated at 3340 mAh and runs through the day with a normal day to day usage like messaging, listening to songs and browsing over the internet. Nova 3i has a micro USB slot and not a Type C  and neither does the screen has scratch protection which are some of the disappointments. Also, there is no IP rating on this phone so keep it safe from the water and dust.

So what you get in this 20k budget smartphone are beautiful looks, decent camera and good performance. But before you make a decision and have a knack of powerful performance over the looks, then look at the Honor play review which was launched a few days after the Huawei Nova 3i and comes with Kirin 970 and offers much better performance, better battery but harder to grab as it comes in flash sale.

 

 

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5. Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus

Galaxy A8 Plus

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6 inch Full HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP + 8MP Dual Camera
  • 3500mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Gold Colors

Best Price ₹26990



Brief Review:

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus is an Amazon Exclusive Product and another budget flagship smartphone that comes with latest features and upgrades. Samsung is finally following the Bezel Less (18:9 Aspect Ratio) trend and this smartphone supports a 6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display. This phone comes with a unibody metal design which has very premium design and build quality, you would simply love it holding in the hand. The display also looks good with vibrant colours and good viewing angles. This Samsung Smartphone also supports an Always On Display which looks beautiful.

Let us now check the performance, camera and other important aspects of this phone.

Samsung Galaxy A8+ is powered by an Octa-core Exynos 7885 which has an Antutu Benchmark Score of 132496 which lacks way behind when compared to a similarly priced OnePlus 5T (Antutu 1,70,000) which has a 2017 best Processor(Qualcomm Snapdragon 835). In the speed test, obviously, OnePlus 5T wins by a margin but in the normal day to day usage you will not find any issues with the multitasking as the smartphone is powered by a 6GB of RAM (good work from Samsung for moving from 4GB to 6GB in mid-range flagship devices). It comes with an internal memory of 64GB with a dedicated SD card slot and dual sim feature so you can expand the memory and use it as a proper Dual Sim smartphone

Let us now look at the camera of this Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus, it comes with a single rear camera sensor of 16MP (f/1.7) and on the front, it has a dual sensor setup of 16MP and 8MP. So it looks like Samsung it focussing on the selfie-centric phone and ditching the trend of having a dual camera setup at the back.

The rear-facing camera performed really well in the outdoor lighting conditions with the images being sharp and good color reproduction but in the artificial lighting conditions, it struggles a lot of time and the images are blurry as the phone does not support Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) which is really saddening considering the price point this phone comes at. The other disappointing aspect of the rear camera of Galaxy A8 Plus is that it does not support 4K video, which should have been available at this price point. 

While when it comes to a front camera, with the dual camera setup it is capable of bokeh effects and it comes with live focus where you can adjust the blur of the background, it has full view to capture images from the full 6-inch screen and the performance is also great, you certainly get better selfie than other phones in this price range.

On the software front, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus comes with Experience UI as was seen in Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Samsung Note 8. With 6GB of RAM, the performance would be smooth with this UI and you would find easy and swift usage. The gaming performance is also perfectly smooth with no heating at all observed in the heavy games.

On the back of the phone, there is a fingerprint sensor which is really fast and accurate and unlocks the phone in a snap but the position of the sensor is somewhat little above the comfort level of your hand. you would have to stretch a bit to get your finger reach to the sensor. This Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus also supports face unlocking, where it uses the front camera to unlock, it is fast but not secured enough as on the iPhone X which has a dedicated hardware for face unlocking.

Talking about the most important aspect of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus is the IP rating as this phone is IP68 Certified making it completely dust and water resistant giving you a peice of mind. Know more about IP68 here. 

In the battery department, this phone supports a 3500mAH battery which easily lasts for over a day in normal usage. The battery life is certainly 20% higher than the OnePlus 5T as the processor in Samsung Galaxy A8+ is weaker than on the OnePlus 5T and hence lesser power requirements.

In the box, you get an in-ear style headset, Type C USB cable and a plastic case, and a fast charger which supports (9V 1.6A or 5V 2A). So the Galaxy A8 Plus supports fast charging and can charge a phone in less than 1.5 hours.

On the speaker side, it comes with a single speaker that is located near the power on-off button. The speaker performance is brilliant, it is stable and quite loud and feels perfect while gaming, watching videos etc.

We would recommend this only if you are looking for a Samsung Smartphone that has brilliant build quality, a fairly good selfie camera and IP68 protection. It is a big no if you are looking for a phone with a good rear camera, you can look at OnePlus 5T or Honor View 10, which have an equivalent build quality and design but are not IP68 Certified.

Also if you are looking for a Samsung flagship device, you can take a look at Samsung Galaxy S7 which is around 2 years old now but is a more practical device in all the departments and still has that shine of a premium phone with one the best camera and build quality. You can get it from Flipkart for around 25000 now (it was launched at Rs 60,000) and has a good value for money.

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6. Honor 9 Lite

9 Lite

Features

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 5.6 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 13MP+2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 13MP+2MP Dual Camera
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Grey, Blue Colors

Best Price ₹8499



Brief Review:

Honor 9 Lite is the latest smartphone in India from Huawei/Honor in the budget segment of around Rs. 10000-15000. Before this, we have seen 3 launches from Honor in last 4 months. The first one was Honor 9i, the second was Honor 7X and third was Honor View 10. We liked all those devices, now let's take a look at Honor 9 Lite.

Honor 9 Lite looks stunning. The phone is covered with glass on the front and back and has a very glossy finish. Yes, it is prone to fingerprints but when it is clean, it looks gorgeous. I don't remember the last time we saw a budget device that was this beautiful. If you are wondering which color is the best then my first choice would be Blue, then grey and then black. This is just a personal preference. Go with the color you like most.

The build of the phone is solid and it feels good in the hand. We have a 5.65-inch full view display with Full HD+ resolution. The display is large but the phone isn't because of the smaller bezels. You won't face any issues with one hand usage. The phone is slippery because of glass design so that might be a problem. 

The aspect ratio of the display is 18:9 which is something we are seeing in all latest smartphones. The display is covered with 2.5D glass. Once again, we don't know whether there is tempered gorilla glass or not. Looking at Honor's past record, we think it is not a gorilla glass so getting a tempered glass for your Honor 9 Lite would be a good idea.

The Honor 9 Lite comes powered by 2.36 GHz Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor, which is a powerful processor capable of handling all the normal multitasking swiftly. We have seen the same chipset on the recently launched Honor 7X and Honor 9i. The chipset performs well and is efficient as well so we don't have any complaints.On Antutu benchmarks you will see a score of around 62000.

The multitasking Honor 9 Lite assisted by 3 or 4GB of RAM depending on which variant you buy. It comes with 32/64 GB of internal memory. Plus there is a MicroSD card slot which can be used to increase the storage by up to 256GB. The slot is hybrid so you can either use 2 sims cards or 1 sim card and a MicroSD card. We hate the concept of the hybrid slot because it limits the functionality of the device.

The USP of the device is the camera setup. Honor 9 Lite has a dual rear camera and dual front camera, The rear camera is a 13MP + 2MP dual camera while the front camera is a 13MP + 2MP dual camera. the dual camera setup allows additional effects to be added to the photos clicked. Both camera setups have an RGB camera sensor and a monochrome camera sensor. Details are captured from both cameras to make images sharper. Plus, they help to give a bokeh/depth effect to your pictures also known as portrait mode. We have seen the same camera setup before on Honor 7X and 9i and the performance are same. The pictures are nice in outdoor lighting. The bokeh effect also looks good in pictures from both front and rear cameras. The camera performance under low light conditions is average which is expected from a smartphone in this price range. Overall, we think the camera performance is decent and you won't be disappointed.

Honor 9 Lite also supports the feature as seen in other Honor phones where the image background can be blurred even after clicking the image. This feature is really good as you can blur the background to your liking after taking the picture. 

For security, the back of the phone supports an active fingerprint sensor on the back of the device. The fingerprint sensor is fast and responsive and you are not going to face any issues with it.

The Honor 9 Lite runs EMUI 8 which is a skin based on Android 8 Oreo. EMUI has some useful customizations like drawing an S for a long screenshot to capture an entire web page, tap twice with one finger for a screenshot, and tap twice with two fingers for screen recording. These small features can be very useful. There is some bloatware on the device but those apps can be uninstalled.

The handset supports 3000mAH battery which should be sufficient for more than a day for normal usage. It comes with a 5V 2Amp charger and there is some kind of fast charging so you can expect your device to charge from 0 to 100% in around 2 hours.

Honor 9 Lite is not waterproof or dustproof so there is no IP rating for this device. Keeping it away from water and dust would be a good idea.

Honor 9 Lite comes in 2 variants: 3GB-32GB and 4GB-64GB priced at 10999 and 14999 respectively. It will be available on Flipkart from 21st Jan.

Overall, Honor 9 Lite looks like a great looking budget device with decent overall performance and nice dual cameras on both sides. If you like to take selfies then you should consider this device. Even if you do not click selfies, the premium build, beautiful display, lag-free performance makes it a great option in this price range.

This was a brief overview of Honor 9 Lite. We have a done a detailed review as well. Check out the detailed review of Honor 9 Lite.

Other options in this range include Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus. We think Honor 9 Lite is a better option because of better processor, better and larger display and dual front camera which is not there in other devices.

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7. Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro

Canvas Infinity Pro

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 5.7 inch HD Display 720p
  • Back Camera: 16MP
  • Front Camera: 20MP+8MP Dual
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black Colors

Best Price ₹8999



Brief Review:

Micromax, the famous Indian smartphone brand launched Micromax Canvas Infinity in August 2017 and now they have come up with Canvas Infinity Pro.  Canvas Infinity Pro looks similar to Canvas Infinity and comes with an all-metal design, built of aluminum, going full edge to edge (18:9 full view) by minimising side bezels. The build looks sturdy with a tinge of premium feel attached to it. On the front, you have a giant 5.7-inch IPS LCD display, with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio accounting to a poor pixel density of ~279 PPI. On a screen that large, the low pixel density clearly shows and you’ll not be very pleased with the display. Micromax is calling it a Pro variant so we were expecting a Full HD+ display.

The Micromax Canvas Infinity was running on Snapdragon 425 with 3GB of RAM, the latest Infinity Pro runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430, backed by a 4GB of RAM. Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro comes with onboard storage of 64GB which is expandable to 128GB via MicroSD. The MicroSD slot is dedicated so you won't have to compromise with dual sim functionality of the device. The hardware is upgraded but still, it is an entry-level hardware with average performance. We are disappointed with the choice of processor for a phone which costs 14k. Snapdragon 625 should have been there instead of Snapdragon 430. Even the Xiaomi Redmi 4 has Snapdragon 435 and the cheapest variant of Redmi 4 costs 7k.

Don’t expect long gaming sessions or high-quality video playing as you may find the device struggling there. The Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro does get warm over 4G use and gaming, but thankfully not very hot. By gaming, we mean light casual gaming, as Adreno 505 can’t pull off a lot of heavyweight titles. In the benchmarks, the Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro scores around 44551 on AnTuTu benchmark. On GeekBench, the Canvas Infinity Pro scores around 2200 on the multicore test and 900 on the single core.

As far as cameras are concerned, the rear sensor on the Micromax Canvas Infinity is a 16MP sensor (f/2.0) which doesn’t appeal quite strongly. On the front, we have a dual 20MP+8MP setup.  The front camera is the USP of this device and it is pretty good. The portrait mode selfies from front camera come out sharp with accurate colors. It beautifies the face which is pretty standard these days. The flash which doubles down as torch comes to rescue in low lighting conditions. The front camera is the only the thing we like in the Canvas Infinity Pro.

The Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with a cheerful 8.0 Oreo update planned soon. As for the experience, don’t get your hopes high because the device runs atop Micromax’s custom skin which is nowhere close to stock and is not very impressive. It has got very similar to other Chinese OEMs, which certainly isn’t helping. The smartphone comes with a ton of useless apps which can’t be deleted so cheers to that. 

On the battery department, the Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro fails to impress because of the  3000 mAH battery for a smartphone of this size. We wonder, what Micromax has packed inside this phone if not battery. The battery life is not optimum, expect it to be put to charging at least once in the working day, If you use your phone very much, else it should comfortably last a day on average use.  Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro does not have any IP ratings which means it is not waterproof or dustproof. so keep it fairly distant from liquids and dust. 

Canvas Infinity offers decent worth given its price, It's not the most competent smartphone in the segment but surely is worth considering, If you can look behind its cons. It has got the most modern look with minimal bezels and is exquisite on the outside. We would have been very pleased it the same could be said about insides of the Canvas Infinity. 

Overall, Micromax Canvas Infinity is an decent smartphone with a good front selfie camera. If selfie is your priority then you should consider this device and if you are going to play games and use a lot of apps then you should skip it. We think Honor 9i is a much better option because of it's dual camera on front and back and a nice Full HD Display. Check out the review of Honor 9i. 

 

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8. Honor 9i

9i

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 5.9 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP+2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 13MP+2MP Dual Camera
  • 3340mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue, Gold Colors

Best Price ₹10999



Brief Review:

Honor 9i is the latest smartphone in India from Huawei/Honor. This device has already been launched in other countries with following names: Huawei Maimang 6, Huawei Nova 2i, Huawei Mate 10 Lite. So Honor 9i is the 4th name of this device. We have no idea what Honor is trying to do here.

At first look Honor 9i looks like a premium device. The build of the phone is solid and it feels good in the hand. We have a 5.9-inch full view display with Full HD+ resolution. Even with large 5.9-inch display the size of the device is similar to other 5.5 inch devices because of the small bezels.

The aspect ratio of the display is 18:9 which we have seen earlier in flagships like LG G6, LG V30 and midrange phones like LG Q6 and Vivo V7+. The display is sharp with good viewing angles and it looks beautiful overall. The display is covered with 2.5D glass. 

The Honor 9i comes powered by 2.36 GHz Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor, which is a powerful processor capable of handling all the normal multitasking swiftly. The Kirin 659 scores around 63800 in Antutu benchmarks which is equivalent to the score of Snapdragon 625 which scores around 63100.

The multitasking Honor 9i assisted by 4GB of RAM. It comes with 64 GB of internal memory. Plus there is a MicroSD card slot which can be used to increase the storage by up to 256GB. The slot is hybrid so you can either use 2 sims cards or 1 sim card and a MicroSD card. We hate the concept of hybrid slot because it limits the functionality of the device.

The USP of the device is the camera setup. Honor 9i is a first-ever phone that supports both dual rear camera and dual front camera, The rear camera is a 16MP + 2MP dual camera while the front camera is a 13MP + 2MP dual camera. the dual camera setup allows additional effects to be added to the photos clicked. Both camera setups have an RGB camera sensor and a monochrome camera sensor. Details are captured from both cameras to make images sharper. Plus, they help to give a bokeh/depth effect to your pictures. In our initial tests, the camera performance of both front and back cameras looked impressive. Portrait shots had sharp edges of the object in focus with blurred background. With initial impressions, we can say that it looks like the best camera experience in this price segment. We will test it out under outdoor and indoor conditions and post a full review on our blog soon. 

Honor 9i also supports the feature as seen in Honor 8 where the image background can be blurred even after clicking the image. This feature is really good as you can blur the background to your liking after taking the picture. 

For security, the back of the phone supports an active fingerprint sensor just below the vertical rear camera setup while LED flash in integrated into the Antenna band. The fingerprint sensor is fast and responsive and you are not going to face any issues with it.

The Honor 9i runs EMUI 5.1 which is a skin based on Android 7.0 Nougat. EMUI has some useful customizations like drawing an S for a long screenshot to capture an entire web page, tap twice with one finger for a screenshot, and tap twice with two fingers for screen recording. These small features can be very useful.

The handset supports 3340mAH battery which should be sufficient for more than a day for normal usage. 

Overall, Honor 9i looks like a very balanced device with nice dual cameras on both sides. If you like to take selfies then you should consider this device. Even if you do not click selfies, the premium build, beautiful display, lag-free performance makes it a great option in this price range.

Honor 9i in black colour looks great. It wasn't available before but it is available now. Buy Honor 9i Black from Flipkart.

Other options in this range include Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus. We think Honor 9i is a better option because of better processor, better and larger display and dual front camera which is not there in other devices. You can take a look at the review of Mi A1 here and Moto G5S Plus here

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9. Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro

Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP
  • Front Camera: 24MP+5MP Dual
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Gold, Red Colors

Best Price ₹15999



Brief Review:

Asus has started the rollout of Zenfone 4 series with dual front camera phones for selfie lovers. Selfie craze has gone up exponentially in last few years and now we are seeing front cameras which are better than back cameras. Here we are taking a look at Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro.

The USP of the device is the dual front camera setup with flash. We have a 24MP sensor with a 5MP sensor which helps to give a wide-angle view and depth effect to the selfies. The 24MP camera is actually a 12MP dual pixel camera that is why they call is a 24MP camera. There is a portrait mode option in camera app using which you can blur the background. There is a flash on the front as well which helps in low light selfies. The front camera setup is capable of recording 4K videos as well. Overall the front camera setup performs well and takes some beautiful shots. We tried the portrait mode and pictures look good but the edges are not sharp. We think this is a software issue and Asus should be able to fix it with a software update.

There is a single 16MP camera on the back with a flash. The camera performance is fine. The images are sharp and detailed. 

Regarding the looks, Asus has done a good job. The Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro looks very premium because of its sleek look and beautiful AMOLED display. The phone is less than 7mm thick and feels very good in the hand. The disadvantage of the sleek phone is average battery capacity and here we have a 3000mAh battery. The battery should last a day on a single charge. Plus you have fast charging as well which can charge the phone in less than 2 hours.

The rest is pretty standard for phones in this price range. The processor is Snapdragon 625 which we have seen in a lot of phones this year. The chip is very efficient and performs well so no complaints regarding that. We have 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage. Storage can be increased with a MicroSD card but the sim slot is hybrid so you can put 2 sim cards or 1 sim and 1 MicroSD card. 

Overall Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is a phone for selfie lovers. If you do not like to take selfies then there is not much exciting in this device. Other options with similar specs and lower price are Mi A1, Moto G5S Plus, Redmi Note 4, Lenovo P2.

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10. Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual Camera

Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual Camera

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 5.5 inch HD Display 720p
  • Back Camera: 16MP
  • Front Camera: 20MP+8MP Dual
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Gold, Rose Gold Colors

Best Price ₹9999



Brief Review:

Asus has started the rollout of Zenfone 4 series with dual front camera phones for selfie lovers. Selfie craze has gone up exponentially in last few years and now we are seeing front cameras which are better than back cameras. Here we are taking a look at Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual Camera. There is another phone with similar name but has a single camera on the front and comes with the similar processor but 3GB RAM and 32GB storage instead of 4GB 64GB in the dual version.

The USP of the Zenfone 4 Selfie is the dual front camera setup with flash. We have a 20MP sensor with an 8MP sensor which helps to give a wide-angle view and depth effect to the selfies. There is a portrait mode option in camera app using which you can blur the background. There is a flash on the front as well which helps in low light selfies. Overall the front camera setup performs well and takes some beautiful shots. We tried the portrait mode and pictures look good but the edges are not sharp. We think this is a software issue and Asus should be able to fix it with a software update. There are beautify options available in camera app using which you can adjust your skin tone. It is safe to say that Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie delivers the best front camera performance in this range.

There is a single 16MP camera on the back with a flash. The camera performance is fine. The images are sharp and detailed. 

Regarding the looks, Asus has done a good job with Zenfone 4 Selfie. The phone is less than 7mm thick and feels very good in the hand. The disadvantage of the sleek phone is average battery capacity and here we have a 3000mAh battery. The battery should last a day on a single charge. Plus you have fast charging as well which can charge the phone in less than 2 hours.

The display on the front is not Full HD. Asus is using a 720p IPS HD display. The display works fine and has good viewing angles but we would have preferred a Full HD display in this price range. 

The processor inside the Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual is Snapdragon 430 which we have seen in a lot of phones this year. The chip is very efficient and performs well but it is still an entry-level chipset and might struggle with heavy games and apps. We have 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage. Storage can be increased with a MicroSD card and the good news is that Asus is using a 3 slot sim tray in which you can use 2 sims and a MicroSD card at the same time. Hybrid sim slots are terrible and we are glad that Asus did not go for it.

Overall Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual Camera is a phone for selfie lovers. If you do not like to take selfies then there is not much exciting in this device. Other options with better specs and similar price are Mi A1, Moto G5S Plus, Redmi Note 4, Lenovo P2.

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So this was our list of best dual front camera phones in India. We hope it was helpful for our users. If you are confused then go with our choice which is the Huawei Nova 3i. It comes with 4 cameras, dual front, and dual rear. Plus, it has a large bezel-less display.

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