TOP 10 Best Selfie Phones With Great Front Camera in India 2019

Updated on 2019-03-19 by Geetansh Arora

Best selfie smartphones available in India with great front camera

Are you one of those who likes to take a selfie everywhere? Well, then this article is for you. We have compiled a list of best selfie smartphones with a great front camera in India 2019. We are seeing a lot of smartphones with a focus on front camera and you will find a lot of these on this list. Some of these phones have excellent back cameras as well as manual mode.

We have listed smartphones from various brands like OnePlus, Moto, Lenovo, Samsung, Vivo, Oppo, Asus, and Honor. As you can see we have covered all the major brands here. These smartphones are just excellent for taking selfies. The list is updated as of February 2019 and we have included all latest phones which were recently launched in India.

The price of selfie phones on this list varies from Rs. 10000 to Rs. 1 lakh. So doesn't matter whether you are looking for a selfie smartphone under 10000, 15000, 20000, 25000 or 30000, you will be able to find a suitable mobile phone here. Some of the smartphones on this list also have a dual front camera setup which can take selfies with bokeh/depth effect also known as portrait mode. 18:9 and 19:9 aspect ratio notch displays have also been a trend lately and you will a lot of latest phones with bezel-less notch displays. Also, take a look at the best dual front camera phones.

You will find a brief review of every phone with their ratings and buy links. Links to user reviews have also been provided for every phone.

Let's take a look at the best selfie phones available in India with a great front camera.

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1. Samsung Galaxy A30

Galaxy A30

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 512 GB
  • 6.44 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue Colors

Best Price ₹16990



Brief Review:

Samsung had mainly focused its sale for its flagships. However, we saw a steep change in both its offering and strategy with their mobile sales when the M series arrived that provided huge value for the buck that you spent. Samsung has been offering phones in their A series since 2014. The A series mainly focus on offering some of the features that are seen in only the upper flagship models. This makes the A series an upper mid-range offering. The 2019 A series aims at hitting the perfect balance between price and features.

Compared to the Samsung Galaxy M30, this Galaxy A30 features more or less the same plastic back but a perfectly polished to give it a glass look. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it provides great ergonomics for the users to hold their device, It has the same Infinity-U notched Super AMOLED display which is 6.4 inch at FHD+ resolution. The total resolution is 2340 x 1080 pixels giving the A30 an overall 400+ ppi of density. What this basically converts to great media consumption with rich and punchy colors.

Coming to what is powering this Galaxy A30, we again have the same in-house built Exynos 7904 from Samsung. And this processor has proven its ground as a very capable contender as it was used before in the M20 and M30 too. There is really not much to complain about the performance side all thanks to the Exynos 7904. The Exynos 7904 is not the best processor available at this price range but however gets the job done. It is basically is a combination of 2 cortex A-73 clocked at 1.8 GHz. and 6 cortex A-53 clocked at 1.6 GHz. This phone has an AnTuTu score of 1,08,000. This is not the absolute best but like we said it gets the job done.

There is a 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage available on the phone which has a dedicated SD card slot to expand the memory to 512 GB with proper dual sim usage.

Let us now go to the camera review of Galaxy A30, It has a primary rear camera with a 16MP F1.7 lens and 5MP F2.2 ultra-wide lens and that’s it. The selfie camera upfront is a 16MP f2.0 sensor. The camera captures clear and sharp images with good contrast and color reproduction. The camera has been a strong department for Samsung always and it goes on well with this phone. The low light shots also have good details and the portrait shots are spot on in detecting the edges and blurring the background very well. Additionally, you get the capability to click ultra wide shots. Overall the camera works great and you will be able to capture good crisp moments with this camera.

The A30 also runs on the latest Android 9 pie with One UI on top. A lot of the experience that the users would be receiving would mainly be from One UI. One UI is basically the pinnacle of evolution of Samsung’s over the year refinements and what you're left with is much-improved UI with great features.

Coming to the battery, Galaxy A30 has a battery rated at 4000 mAh which provides a backup for a full day easily. It has a fast charger and a USB Type C port for charging. The phone feels lightweight in hand and only weighs 163 gm. Though there is no official confirmation however this article from GSMArena claims that the Samsung Galaxy A30 comes with an IP68 rating so it is water and dust proof.

Samsung has brought M series and A series to target the market of under 10k and 20k and this A30 does a decent job overall with a strong camera performance, good processor, dedicated SD card slot and an improved UI. For a price point of 17000, this is a very welcome phone from Samsung given we saw Samsung A6 and A6 Plus being launched with the pricing of around 20k and a specification of an under 10k smartphone. With this revamp, Samsung has up its ante to take on the budget segment.

Samsung A30 is available in blue and black colors and is available on Flipkart and Amazon.

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2. Vivo V15 Pro

V15 Pro

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.4 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP
  • Front Camera: 32MP
  • 3700mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Topaz Blue, Ruby Red Colors

Best Price ₹28999



Brief Review:

Chinese Smartphone company BBK Electronics has been the dominating the smartphone market by introducing us with brands like Oppo, Vivo, Realme and even OnePlus. Vivo has launched the Vivo V15 Pro smartphone into the Indian market which is the successor of Vivo V11 Pro which was launched around 6 months ago at a price of around 25000. While being the 1st ever smartphone to be powered by the all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, Vivo also introduces a pop-up selfie camera like the one on the Vivo NEX but at a much lower price point at around Rs. 28,990. 

Beginning the Review with the main highlight of the V15 Pro, that is the camera on the V15 pro which has a triple camera setup at the back which includes a primary 48-Megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a Secondary 8-Megapixel Super Wide-Angle sensor along with f/2.4 and a 5-Megapixel Depth camera that too f/2.4 aperture. Now Vivo has claimed that to improve photosensitivity and picture quality, the V15 Pro uses professional “four-in-one pixel” technology that combines four adjacent pixels into a single 1.6μm large pixel, which delivers high-quality 12MP photos while ensuring that the user’s night shots are clearer than ever.

And speaking of the front, well it is a one of a kind pop-up 32-megapixel Selfie Camera with f/2.0 aperture that is a class to look at in its price segment.  The cameras are also equipped with features like AI Face Beauty, AI Scene Recognition, AI Portrait Framing, AI Super Night Mode, AI Selfie Lighting and AI Body Beauty. The camera performance of both and front cameras are really good and they are capable of taking beautiful pictures with good saturation, contrast, and dynamic range. The wide-angle camera pictures don't look that good and you might want to use the 48MP sensor only.

In terms of display, the Vivo V15 Pro comes with a 6.39” Ultra FullView Display which does not have a notch and produces Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels along with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. In simple terms, this is a real bezel-less-display phone with no notch and thin bezels all around. The Super AMOLED screen is also embedded with a 5th Gen in-display fingerprint reader, that is pretty fast and does the job perfectly. 

Now when we talk about performance, the V15Pro is the first smartphone with Qualcomm’s latest mid-range chipset, the Snapdragon 675 which is and Octa-core AIE processor that holds two Kryo 460 Gold cores running at 2.0 GHz and six Kryo 460 Silver cores clocked at 1.7 GHz., which clearly outperforms the Snapdragon 660 and in terms of Raw performance in single-core benchmark matches up to the Snapdragon 845. Although the new and improved Adreno 612 barely makes any impact when compared to its predecessor the Adreno 512 in the Snapdragon 660. While operating with FunTouch OS 5.0 that runs on Android 9 Pie OS. The V15 Pro offers Game Mode 5.0 for optimizing the Adreno 612’s performance during gaming. 

The Phone comes with a 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 256 GB with a micro SD card. Speaking of BenchMark scores, in terms of the multi-core score at GeekBench it scores 6527 and as for Single-core score, it is at about 2386 which is very impressive considering the Snapdragon 675. AnTuTu Benchmark score of the V15 Pro is 180774 and can be considered to be pretty fast at the mid-range processor segment. 

Taking on the exterior of the device, it comes with a polycarbonate back panel, which does looks premium in the eyes because of the subtle stripes pattern on the back but kind of feels plastic which held on to the hands, for which the Company provides an additional in-box back cover that has a transparent glass finish at the back along with rubber finish at the side for perfect grip of the phone.  While weighing around 185 grams, the phone measures 157.2 x 74.7 x8.2 mm. What’s also to take on notice is the 2.5 D glass on the notch less display which makes the smartphone to achieve an impressive 91.64% screen-to-body ratio. However, there isn’t any protection on the display as the company so users must take care of that beautiful screen on their hands. 

Coming to the rest of the features, Vivo offers its exclusive Dual-Engine Fast Charging, which claims to charge up to 24% in just 15 minutes. However, the phone does not offer any USB Type C leading it only support the normal Micro USB 2.0 for its 3700 MAh battery. The phone takes less than 2 hours to completely charge and will provide a backup of 1 to 1.5 days with normal usage.

Apart from this, the handset is equipped with the general connectivity features such as Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. While it is said that V15 Pro models which NFC support will be available in some regions like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Russia.

Overall, Vivo V15 Pro is an interesting smartphone with a nice design, funky features like pop-up camera, good battery, powerful processor and great overall performance. The price of 29000 is a bit more than expected because if you can spend a bit more you can get flagships like LG G7 and OnePlus 6T.

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3. Oppo K1

K1

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.4 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • 3500mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue Colors

Best Price ₹16990



Brief Review:

Oppo K1 is Oppo's first smartphone in 2019 and it comes with plenty of features and at a surprising price point. With this pricing, it goes head to head with value for money brands like Redmi, Realme, Asus etc. So how is Oppo K1? Should you buy it? Find out in our brief review below.

Oppo K1 is a midrange smartphone and is priced in the 15000 to 20000 price segment. It comes with a reflective gradient back design where you will see shades of blue and purple as you come from top to bottom. The design is flashy so some people are going to love it and some will hate it. If you don't like it, there is a simple black color variant for you. 

On the front, we have a large 6.41 inch AMOLED display panel of 1080p Full HD+ resolution. AMOLED panels are something that we don't see in this price segment. The display panel is gorgeous with sharp colors and good viewing angles. The notch design is dewdrop and the bezels are thin all around which means the screen to body ratio is over 90%. Oppo has used an AMOLED panel to place a fingerprint sensor below the display. This in-display fingerprint sensor is also a first in this price segment. Before this, we saw it on Vivo V11 Pro which was priced around 25000 in India.

To run the apps and games, we get Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The storage is expandable up to 256GB via the MicroSD card slot in the triple slot sim tray. The performance of the device is good and it can handle a lot of apps and games without any lag. The UI is a bit clunky though and there is a lot of bloatware which is not surprising because the phone runs on Oppo's ColorOS. Still, the overall experience is good.

There is a 3500 mAh battery inside the phone. Color OS is well optimized and doesn't drain the battery at all. You can expect battery backup of 1.5 days with normal use. The charger is usual 5V 2Amps and will charge the phone fully in around 2 hours 15 minutes. The charging port is still MicroUSB. It would have been great if Oppo has provided a USB Type C port here. 

For taking pictures, Oppo has provided a powerful set of cameras here. The rear setup is 16MP+2MP dual where 2MP is the depth sensor. The 16MP sensor has an aperture of f/1.7 which helps in getting more light in low-light conditions. The camera uses AI to detect various scenes and optimize the settings. Beauty mode and stickers are also available if you like to use those. The front camera is a 25MP sensor and takes beautiful selfies in almost all kinds of conditions. The pictures look good with plenty of details. Background blue in portrait shots also looks natural. 

Overall, Oppo K1 is a feature packed phone at an excellent price. AMOLED display, In-display fingerprint, powerful processor, good battery, good camera performance makes it one of the best phone under 15000 to 20000 segment. Other options in this range include Mi A2, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Moto One Power, and Nokia 6.1 Plus.

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4. OnePlus 6T

6T

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM
  • 6.41 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 20MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3700mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Midnight Black, Mirror Black Colors

Best Price ₹37999



Brief Review:

OnePlus is one brand that was built and has grown well on user loyalty hence becoming the leader in the flagship smartphone companies beating low value for money Apple smartphones. OnePlus 6T is the latest smartphone from OnePlus and comes with a few updates from the previous OnePlus 6 and a similar launch price. Let find out everything about the 6T is this brief review.

OnePlus 6T comes with a slightly bigger 6.41 inch Full HD AMOLED type display. This does not come with the Quad HD screen but it has perfect colors, saturation and brightness levels. There is a waterdrop notch at the top which holds the front camera, proximity sensor, and an earpiece. You do get the option to hide the notch if you do not like it. The bezels at the bottom are slightly reduced compared to the OnePlus 6. The fingerprint sensor has been upgraded to the in-display sensor and the headphone jack has been removed. There is a Gorilla Glass 6 to protect the screen from damage and the box bundles a back case to protect the back from damage as it is also glass. So overall OnePlus 6T is a refreshed design on OnePlus 6.  

It is powered by the topmost Snapdragon 845 which has now featured in a handful of smartphones with the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL being the latest entrant. The performance, without any iota of doubt, is the smoothest and there is no lag or hiccups whatsoever. The performance also gets a boost because OnePlus comes with the Oxygen OS which is one of the cleanest custom Android UI. On the hardware we have 6 GB and 8 GB RAM variants RAM with 128 GB internal storage. As with other Snapdragon 845 processor phones, the gaming and multitasking are super smooth and offer a great experience. There is no option to increase the storage and the phone only supports dual sim with no SD card slot.

Coming to the brief overview of the camera of OnePlus 6T, we see that the sensors remain the same as in the OnePlus 6 with some improved software features and functionality which will anyways be added to the OnePlus 6. On the rear camera, we have a dual sensor with a 16MP f/1.7 aperture which supports OIS - Optical Image Stabilisation and a 20MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture. The captures images look very much accurate in clours, sharpness, and brightness. The autofocus works really well and is quick. The camera app comes with many modes like the Pro mode, portrait mode, night mode, time-lapse, panorama, and a few others. The new night mode is used to enhance the low light photography by capturing more light and the phone does the job really well. HDR mode brings more details and makes the image attractive

The portrait shots in outdoor lightning come with proper edge detection and bokeh effect. No image looks over processed and proper details are captured in every click. The portrait shots in the low light images are good but not the best. They face some noise and not consistent all the times. The selfie camera has a 16 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and has EIS support. The front camera performance is also outstanding and can capture a lot of details with color accuracy.

In the video recording, the phone supports 4K recording at 60 fps with OIS while 4K recording at 30 fps only has Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS). All video recorded at 1080p or lower resolution gets the Optical Image Stabilisation. Overall the camera performance has not changed much compared to the OnePlus 6 but is the best pick in the given price range of 40k. OnePlus 6T scores a massive 98 points on the DXO Mark.

From the software perspective, OnePlus 6T has the custom Oxygen OS build over the Android 9 (Pie) and is one of the cleanest custom operating systems which is fast and not at all clunky. There are minimum bloatware apps and the OS has many useful features. 

For unlocking, 6T offers a major upgrade with In Display fingerprint sensor compared to the rear sensor on the OnePlus 6. The sensor is very accurate but not as fast as the rear sensor. The performance has certainly improved with the previous phones having a display sensor. The response is not a touch and go and takes a few extra milliseconds to unlock the phone. The face unlocks uses the front camera sensor and is super accurate and extremely fast as on the OnePlus 6. 

The battery has also seen a major improvement as it gets an upgrade from 3200 mAh to 3700 mAh and given the clean software, 1080P AMOLED display, we could get a Screen On Time of 5 to 6 hours that results in a full day or more of battery life. There is a USB Type C for charging and the phone comes with a proprietary Dash charger that can charge the battery to 100% in around 60 minutes and quick 35% in just 20 minutes. With the improved battery life and a fast charger, you will never face any issue with this phone. Despite the glass back, we still see no support for wireless charging on this phone.

To make the space for a bigger battery and an in-display fingerprint sensor, OnePlus decided to shun the 3.5 mm headphone jack as we saw on the other flagship smartphones. There is a bundled dongle in the box which you can use when you want to use headphones. 

This phone does not have any official IP certification but the company claims that the phone is rain and splash proof but we proactive is saving it from any dust or water damage as it is not covered in the warranty. 

Overall, OnePlus 6T comes with tiny and big 6 incremental updates over the OnePlus 6 and is a perfect flagship for anyone looking to spend only under 40000 and experience powerful performance, great camera, and super quick charging. For any reason, if you are looking for other option, Honor has listened to you with the launch of Honor View 20 which comes with punch hole display and great looks.

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5. Google Pixel 3 XL

Pixel 3 XL

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 6.3 inch Quad HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12.2MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP + 8MP Dual Camera
  • 3430mAh Battery
  • Single Sim Device
  • Available in Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink Colors

Best Price ₹77999



Brief Review:

The 2018 Google and Apple phones are here and they seriously mesmerize you with the quality they offer with the subtle spec sheet. The Apple iPhone XS and the Google Pixel 3 XL certainly have played a quality game in their yearly smartphone and especially with the camera. They are the true flagship and though they do cost a lot but if you are looking for a perfect experience, the money might not matter to you. Here we review the Google Pixel 3 XL which has the deepest notch ever seen on a smartphone and discuss the design, camera, and every feature Google has introduced with the 2018 Pixel smartphones. 

Google Pixel 3 XL, is the 2018 flagship smartphone from Google. It comes with a 6.3-inch notch display having a Quad HD resolution and a Samsung branded POLED display. Certainly, the display is the first and foremost part of a phone and Google has not even missed a pinch on the same. The screen is perfectly bright with punchier and vibrant colours that totally flattens and amazes you. The notch has been a topic of interest for everyone as it is one of the deepest notch seen on any smartphone just because it holds the one of the front speaker and the dual front camera. If you do not like it, Google has provided the option to disable it and uses it as a normal bezel-less smartphone.

On the design side, Google adds its masterclass which others have failed or not yet tried. Pixel 3 XL has a dual front and back glass design with an aluminium frame in between. The device looks sturdy while using and with the glass back also enables the wireless charging feature. With the Pixel 3 XL,  Introducing a dual tone back that is glass but does not attract fingerprint smudges. The lower portion which gets most of the fingerprint smudges is sort of textures(matte) while the top is glossy. The Pixel 3 XL just like the Pixel 3 comes in 3 colour variants, the Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink which are all amazing, especially the Not Pink, which adds a new shade to the colours and a new look. We are totally in love with how Pixel 3 XL looks and the overall design and feel just expect the big notch.

After the overview of the design and looks of the Pixel 3 XL, it is time to discuss the performance and the camera. First, the performance of the Pixel 3 XL, though we have not much to talk here given the Pixel 3 XL holds a Snapdragon 845 which is a tried and tested processor for the best performance seen on a smartphone. The OnePlus 6, the Asus Zenfone 5Z and the Poco F1 have all used it and the upcoming OnePlus 6T which also come with the Snapdragon 845. But on the RAM, Pixel 3 XL has only a meagre 4GB when comparing with the phones shipping with 6GB to 8GB. Not going with the number the RAM holds, the smartphone performs perfectly with no lag, no heating, no issues with any heavy game or high level of multitasking. So with the Google optimization of its software and the RAM management, the Pixel 3 XL scores really high. The AnTutu benchmark reports a score of 256805 which as expected in the league of other Snapdragon 845 smartphones. For the storage, Pixel 3 XL comes in 64 GB and 128 GB variants with no capability to extend the storage, i.e. no MicroSD card slot. Overall, the performance is super fast and fluid as one would have expected.

Before we start the Camera review, hold your breath as Pixel 3 XL comes with a lot for us to talk about as this is the feature, which Google specifically focusses on all the time and has shattered everyone's expectation and left us with an awe moment. 

The rear camera has a single 12.2MP f/1.8 sensor. Yes, that is just a single sensor which literally performs better than any other smartphone you have seen and that is what separates Google from everyone. The images captures are amazing, with perfect colour reproduction, sharpness and each and every minute details are well covered up on the camera. The photos are just insane and the camera works perfectly in all lighting conditions, bright daylight, normal light, artificial light, low light or even the super low light. For the portrait shots, the pictures will surely drive you nuts given the sharpness and quality of the edge detection and the bright perfect colours that are reflected in the Pixel 3 XL images.

The front camera comes with a dual 8 MP(f/1.8) sensor which is a wide angle lens + 8 MP(f/2.2) sensor which is an ultrawide angle lens. The camera app comes with a beauty (Face Retouching) mode which can be turned on or off based on what you are looking for.  The front camera also supports the portrait shots which are again awesome, the colours are bright, the edges are sharp and the level of details will keep you astound. It also supports the wide-angle selfie shots which are useful to capture multiple people in the frame or to capture the scene behind you.

The front camera also has a Top Shot feature, which takes a motion image and suggests and recommends the best frame from the clicks. There is also a Photo Booth feature which uses your smile as a gesture to click the photo. These are some features every selfie fanatic person would love to use. The camera settings have the HDR+ toggle on/off mode, the on/off mode to alert if the camera sensor has dirt on it. It also has the option to store the RAW(DNG) + JPEG files if you like to play with the photos later by yourself and a setting to store the videos efficiently that will need less storage. The video quality is also amazing. Pixel 3 XL supports both OIS and EIS to give you the best shot videos The rear camera supports the 4K videos at 30 fps but not at the 60 fps.

Overall, the camera is something out of the box and surely the best you will get in this Universe at least for the next year when Google introduces its next phone.

Pixel 3 XL also introduces a Digital Well Being feature with an aim to help you optimize the usage of the apps on your phone. You can literally see how you have spent each and every minute on the smartphone and maybe block the app usage if you exceed the set limit (for say 15 minutes) for the day. This can help you control being on social media or playing games for a long long time.

Now is the perfect time to introduce the Google Pixel 3 XL newest feature that you have not seen anywhere. The screen calling. This feature allows you to read the text version of what someone is speaking on the call on the other side. Suppose you are in a meeting or at a very noisy place and your phone rings, you can simply ask the AI to reply based on the option you select from the screen and see the text version of what the person of the other side speaks. The AI presents you with the possible options to choose from and converts into a reply to converse despite being not able to take the call by yourself. Isn't this really cool?

Google Pixel 3 XL, its 2018 flagship has one disappointment apart from the tons of good things it offers. The Battery. It has a battery rated at 3430 mAh which is decent and with normal to the medium level usage you can go for a full day easily. This is an improvement over the Pixel 3 which gets a power brick of 2915 mAh that does not last for a complete day with medium usage. Also, Google has intelligently bundled the 18 W fast charger in the box which can give you a talk time of 6-7 hours in just 15 minutes. As we had already discussed above, the Pixel 3 XL with its glass design also supports the Wireless charging and more and more people are getting used to it no wire charge. 

Google Pixel 3 XL runs on the latest Android 9.0 (Pie) and is amazingly smooth fast and clean.  For unlocking, there is a fingerprint sensor at the back which is super quick and accurate. Additional Pixel 3 XL has also dumped the 3.5 mm headphone jack and only has the USB Type C. Also again for your ease of usage, Google has bundled the USB Type C headphones which do not require a converter dongle to the 3.5 mm. Though the box also bundles the Type C to 3.5 mm converter if you like to put on your own old headphones or earphones to use. Pixel 3 XL also has an IP68 water and dust proof certification that protects your phone if you accidentally happen to drop it in water or if it comes across a lot of dust.

Overall, we believe Google Pixel 3 XL is a perfect smartphone looking to spend around 70k in India. With the best camera, fast charging, wireless charging, IP68 certification, this phone is a complete practical phone one would look for in the next 2 to 3 years before the industry bursts with something new and extremely special. Hope you loved our review. If yes, don't forget to give a thumbs up on our facebook page.

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6. Apple iPhone XS

iPhone XS

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 5.8 inch Retina Display 1125p
  • Back Camera: 12MP+12MP
  • Front Camera: 7MP
  • 2658mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Gold, Silver, Grey Colors

Best Price ₹94900



Brief Review:

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max are 2018's flagships from Apple. The XS is a small upgrade over last year's iPhone X. The build quality of the phone is excellent as always and the phone looks and feels very premium. The XS and XS Max are very similar, the main difference is the display size and battery capacity. 

The Apple iPhone XS comes with a 5.8-inch display. It is a Super AMOLED display and it is one of the best available as of Q4 2018. It is sharp and bright with rich colors and great viewing angles. The display is covered by glass. The back is also covered by glass. Apple claims this is the most durable smartphone glass in the world. But we have seen people reporting scratches in just a few days so if you want to protect it, a tempered glass would be a good choice. The XS Max comes with a massive 6.5-inch display. The overall size of the XS Max is similar to last year's iPhone 8 Plus, it just has thin bezels so don't worry about the phone size.

The iPhone XS comes with a dual rear camera on the back. The setup is 12MP+12MP where one sensor has a f/1.8 aperture and the secondary sensor is a telephoto lens with a f/2.4 aperture. The telephoto lens helps to zoom into the subject without losing image quality. On the front, we get a 7MP camera for your selfies. The camera numbers aren't that great but the performance is. The latest iPhone XS and XS Max can take beautiful shots in both daylight and low light conditions. Pictures look great with the good amount of details and saturation. The dynamic range is great as well. The camera performance is certainly better than last year's iPhone X but it is still behind phones like Pixel 3/3XL. 

The latest iPhones are powered by the A12 Bionic chipset which is made by Apple. A12 Bionic is a powerhouse. It is way ahead of Snapdragon 845 which is the best in the Android space. The iPhone XS scores over 3,00,000 in Antutu Benchmarks which is an exceptional score. Geekbench and 3D Mark show a similar trend. There is 4GB of RAM which means iPhones are finally getting a similar amount of RAM as Android flagships. The 4GB RAM and A12 Bionic chipset makes a powerful combination and takes care of any task you throw at them. There's no game or app that the latest iPhones can't handle. Performance wise, this is the best you can get. 

The latest iPhones come in 3 variants: 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. It is good to see the base variant at 64GB. Most people would be fine with 64GB but if you are someone who likes to keep a ton of stuff on their phones then go with the 512GB variant. 

The iPhone XS comes with a 2658 mAh battery which is a weird number like always. Considering the 5.8" display size and powerful A12 chipset, the battery size isn't great but Apple likes to keep the phones slim so compromise with battery is unavoidable. Apple has optimized the OS well and the battery backup is decent. You can get through a day easily with normal usage. Heavy users might need to plug in around evening. The latest iPhones support fast charging but the fast charger is not provided in the box which is disappointing. Paying 1 lakh for a phone and not getting a fast charger with it? How is it even possible? The charger that comes in the box is really slow and will take 3 hours to fully charge the device from 0 to 100% so it is best to plug it in at night and go to sleep. Wireless charging is also supported on the iPhone XS. See wireless chargers for iPhone XS on our list.

There's no headphone jack and no fingerprint sensor. The dongle to connect the 3.5mm headphones is also not provided in the box this time. FaceID is there and it still works great. The latest iPhones have IP68 waterproofing rating so if you drop the phone in the pool or toilet, no need to worry about it. The glass might break through which is a different story. 

The latest iPhone XS and XS Max are dual sim devices which is a nice upgrade as a lot of people want to use 2 numbers on the same device. Apple is using one esim and one nano sim. The esim can be enabled by the network operators and the nano sim works as usual.

The iPhone XS runs on the latest iOS 12 which is well optimized and has no major bugs. Everyday usage is nice and smooth with no issues at all. Plus, you will get software updates for maybe next 5 years or so which is something other manufacturers need to learn from Apple. 

The 64GB variant of the iPhone XS is priced at 99900, the 256GB variant will cost you 114900 and 512GB goes at 134900. They are super expensive prices and are not for everyone. If you have a budget of 1 lac to 1.5 lac and you are ready to stay in a closed ecosystem then iPhone XS is the best you can get. If you don't want to spend this much and still need a great experience then go for something like OnePlus 6T or Google Pixel 3.

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7. Xiaomi Poco F1

Poco F1

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.18 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 20MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Graphite Black, Steel Blue Colors

Best Price ₹19999



Brief Review:

Pocophone is a sub-brand of Xiaomi like Realme is of Oppo and Pocophone or known as Poco has launched its first smartphone in India on 22nd August 2018. Pocophone has left everyone amazed with a very aggressive pricing despite being powered by the top shot Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which we saw in the OnePlus 6 and the Zenfone 5ZPoco F1 comes with a notch display, a powerful battery, a good to go camera and everything that a user looking to spend 25k would look for. It smashes all the record of the value for money score and here in this review, we discuss the specifications, features and every detail on the Poco F1, which you as a prospective buyer would look for.

Poco F1 comes with a 6.18 inch Full HD plus display having a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. The display has a notch design which is slightly big and holds the front camera and the IR sensor. The software gives you the option to disable the notch if you do not like it and use the phone like a bezel-less display phone. The screen is of IPS LCD type and is of good quality with perfect brightness and no issues could be observed even using it in the direct sunlight with auto brightness. The one thing which we found a little weird are the thin bezels even above the notch which does affect its looks and design. 

On the build quality side, the Poco Phone comes with a polycarbonate body which is a small compromise comparing the beautiful and gorgeous glass design pattern which we see in the phones today. That does not mean the phone ranks poor on the build quality, overall it is good with metal in between back and front and is decent at the price point considering what all it offers as discussed below. The 8GB 256 GB variant comes in a Kevlar back material which is textured and looks better with a better build quality and is priced at 29k. You can take a look at the Kevlar variant here. The Pocophone is not a fingerprint magnet and there are no smudges as we see on the smartphones with glass designs. Also, there is a translucent case bundled in the box.

Coming to the highlight of this Poco F1, The Performance, and here everyone has their jaw dropped as we witness the all-powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which till date was only seen in the budget flagship and the flagship smartphone. The Snapdragon 845 in a budget smartphone at 21k is totally insane and has put a big question in front of other manufacturers to think of what should they introduce next. Snapdragon 845 needs no introduction as it was seen in the OnePlus 6 and the Zenfone 5Z. It is an octa-core processor comprising of 4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver along with Adreno 630 GPU. The Poco F1 also witnesses the LiquidCool Technology, which keeps the CPU temperature maintained that allows the Snapdragon 845 to perform to its full capacity when you are gaming in the super heavy mode.

The phone comes with a 6GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256 GB with the hybrid micro SD card slot. Without any iota of doubt, the performance is mind-blowing and the RAM management is amazing, the multitasking is super smooth, the gaming performance is brilliant and we did not find even a small hiccup in our usage. The Poco F1 scores a massive 285302 on the Antutu Benchmark shattering any record that existed for a smartphone priced around 20000. On the GeekBench, the Poco F1 scores, 2467 on the Single Core and 9081 on the multi-core, and we would ask you, what else would you get for only Rs 20000. Full marks on the performance to the master of speed, Poco F1.

On the next important aspect of the Poco F1, the camera. Here we get a dual read camera placed vertically in the middle of the phone with 12MP Sony IMX363 + 5MP Samsung, f/1.75 sensors and dual LED flash. The colours in the photo look rich and the shots are pretty much detailed. The images are sharp and you are going to love it for 21000 bucks. Frankly speaking, the camera is not as great as the OnePlus 6 priced at 35000 but gives a tough competition to it.  There is support for 4K videos but the Poco F1 only supports Electronic Image stabilization (EIS) and does not support Optical Image stabilization (OIS). In the portrait mode, the edge detection in bang on and we could see even the hairline edges are very well aligned. There are some AI optimizations in the colours using the object detection. The low light shots are also very bright and contain very less noise, OnePlus 6 is better but only by a tad margin as it captures more light and has slightly better low light images. Also, OnePlus 6 has better image stabilization because of the presence of OIS and the difference could be seen in the videos recorded at 4K resolution of Poco F1 and OnePlus 6.

The front camera comes with a 20 MP sensor and it also supports the portrait mode. The shots are full of details and you might even look better than what you look in the real life. At the pricing of 21k, we are in love with what the camera has to offer. A budget flagship capability in a budget pricing in what Poco offers. The camera configuration, is similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro and people had questions that if the camera performance in any better? So here, we do not think we should compare, because the camera image quality on the Poco F1 is far better and class apart than the Note 5 Pro which is also directed by a far better image signal processor in the Snapdragon 845.  Poco F1 has the best ever camera seen in any phone in India for a pricing of 21000.

The PocoPhone F1, runs on MIUI 9.6 with POCO specific optimization and is build over the Android Oreo. Poco has promised an update to the MIUI 10 and also the Android P (Pie). The MIUI has some bloatware but the POCO has enabled the gesture recognition which if enabled on your device removes the three button from the bottom and reads your gesture for all the tasks, something similar to what we saw in the iPhone X.

Poco F1 not just comes with a massive processor but a huge battery life. it features a non-removable 4000 mAh battery and gives a screen on time of around 6.5 to 7 hours and with medium usage, you can easily run with the phone for at least 1.5 days. Fro the heaviest of usage, you may still see a battery backup for a full day, this speaks volume of the optimization that comes with the phone and the efficiency of the Snapdragon 845 processor. The Poco F1 has a USB type C port and supports Quick Charge 3.0(quickly charges up the first 20%) with a fast charger bundled in the box. The total time it takes for the charging is about 100-110 minutes.  Poco F1 is not water or dust resistant and there is no IP rating so keep it protected from any damage.

For the unlocking, Poco F1 comes with a fingerprint sensor just below the rear camera and is super quick. It takes less time than the blink of the eye. For the face unlocking, which is also very accurate and fast comes with an additional feature of IR sensor, which enables you to unlock the phone even in darkness. It has a stereo speaker where the main speaker is located at the bottom and the earpiece is used as the second speaker but you do not get a true stereo speaker like seen in the Zenfone 5z but it is decent enough for the pricing. 

After all this, we can just say that Poco has entered the market with a band and is a total game changer for the industry. Without any doubt, the Poco F1 is the best smartphone under 25000 and we can hear the trumpets of the thumping victory this Poco F1 from Xiaomi is going to blow.

The Poco F1 sale starts from 29th August 2018 and is exclusively available on Flipkart via the flash sale. For the 21k variant, you are going to see huge demand as was for the Note 5 Pro. There is a launch offer with Poco F1 where you can get additional Rs 1000 discount if you pay via HDFC credit and debit card.

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8. OPPO F9 Pro

F9 Pro

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.3 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP+2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • 3500mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Red, Silver Colors

Best Price ₹19990



Brief Review:

Oppo has launched the Oppo F9 and F9 Pro which are the successors of the last year's Oppo F7. The latest phones have some improvements, we won't call it a big upgrade. The F9 and F9 Pro are exact same phones with only one difference which is the RAM. F9 comes with 4GB RAM and F9 Pro comes with 6GB RAM.

The Oppo F9/F9 Pro comes with a very modern design. Oppo has ditched the rectangular notch which we have been seeing on almost every other smartphone. Oppo has come up with a new notch called as waterdrop notch. The notch is really small and houses the front camera. The bezels are minimal and screen to body ratio is over 90% which is excellent for a phone priced under 20000. 

The display size is 6.3 inches with Full HD Plus resolution and an aspect ratio of around 19.5:9. The display is beautiful with rich colors, good saturation, and contrast. Because of the small notch and thin bezels, watching movies or playing games on this device is a great experience. 

On the back, you will see some 3D effects. Oppo has used 2 colors on the back with diamond cuts which can be seen from an angle. It is a fresh design and you will love it if you are bored of seeing boring plain black or white backs. If you don't like flashy stuff then you might hate the back of Oppo F9. The phone comes in 2 colors: Red and Blue. Blue one is our favorite. 

The thickness is under 8mm and it weighs around 170 grams. You will find it comfortable in hand. One hand usage might not be possible though.

On the back, we have a fingerprint sensor and a dual camera setup. The Oppo F7 came with a single 16MP camera but this time Oppo has added a secondary 2MP depth sensor to help with portrait mode pictures with depth/bokeh effect. The front camera is the same 25MP shooter as we saw on the F7. The camera performance is similar to F7. The outdoor pictures look vibrant with good amount of details. The indoor pictures under low light conditions are not that great and not bad either. Oppo is using AI to enhance the pictures depending on the scene. The selfies look great as well. The phone will beautify your face using AI. If you don't like that, you can turn it off. Overall, it is a good camera phone with shots that are rich, vibrant and well balanced.

Under the hood, Oppo F9 and F9 Pro have a MediaTek Helio P60. Helio P60 is a very capable SoC with 8 cores out of which 4 are high-performance Cortex A73s while the other 4 are high-efficiency Cortex A53s, all clocked at 2.0GHz. For all your gaming needs there’s a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU which also works well. The hardware is powerful and power efficient and you won't face any day while day to day usage or gaming. On Antutu, you can expect a score of around 135000 which is similar to the score of Snapdragon 660. 

The Oppo F9 and F9 Pro pack a 3500mAh battery, which is decent capacity. Thanks to the power efficient SoC, you can expect a day of backup with heavy usage and 1.5 days of backup with low to medium usage. The phone comes with VOOC fast charging which is really fast. You can get 2 hours of talking with 5 minutes of charge. This is crazy quick. Oppo has bundled a 20W Fast charger in the box which is great. 

The Oppo F9 runs on Color OS which is a skin based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Color OS is a heavily customized skin and has a lot of bloatware. If you are someone who likes the look and feel of stock Android then Oppo F9 is not for you. If you absolutely hate the skin and like the phone then installing Nova launcher is a good option.

And to your caution, there’s no IP rating on this one so keep it as far from liquids and dust as possible.

The Oppo F9 is priced at 19990 and the F9 Pro is priced at 23990. We think F9 provides more value for money. The F9 Pro has just 2GB of extra RAM so spending extra 4000 for it doesn't make a lot of sense. 

Oppo F9 is a gorgeous smartphone with latest features at the decent price. Go for it if you need a fresh looking smartphone with good cameras, a powerful processor at around 20k.

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9. Redmi Y2 64GB

Y2 64GB

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 6 inch HD+ Display 720p
  • Back Camera: 12MP+5MP Dual
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3080mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Grey, Gold, Rose Gold Colors

Best Price ₹10999



Brief Review:

Xiaomi has come up with another phone in the under 10000-15000 segment. The Redmi Y1 which was launched last year as a selfie smartphone has received some significant upgrades in terms of internal hardware, cameras, and display. Let's take a look at the brief review of Redmi Y2.

Redmi Y2 comes with a 5.99-inch display of 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution. The display is bright and vivid with good color reproduction and viewing angles. The resolution is not Full HD so that's a bit disappointing but it is not a deal breaker. The bezel-less on the top and bottom have reduced so the overall size of the phone is similar to other 5.5 inches phones. The build quality of Redmi Y1 wasn't that great but Xiaomi has done a good job with Redmi Y2. The device feels good in the hand. The back is metal so it is a bit slippery but you do get a free transparent case in the box. It comes in 3 colors: Grey, Gold and Rose Gold. Our favorite color is Rose gold. 

Inside the Redmi Y2, we have the same Snapdragon 625 chipset which we have seen on Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 5. Snapdragon 625 is a decent performer and very power efficient chipset so we don't have any complaints. The phone is available in 2 variants: 3GB RAM-32GB Storage and 4GB RAM-64GB Storage. If you are a heavy user and use a lot of apps and games then go for the 4GB-64GB variant. If your use only camera, social media apps etc then 3GB variant should be fine. The overall performance of the device is good and you won't face any lag during the day to day usage. Redmi Y2 scores around 70000 on Antutu benchmarks which is similar to Antutu score of other Snapdragon 625 devices like Redmi Note 5 and Mi A1.

Let's talk about camera now. Redmi Y2 is a camera-centric smartphone and have received a good upgrade in the camera department. There is a 12MP+5MP dual camera on the back. The camera is placed vertically just like it was on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The 12MP camera is a color sensor and 5MP camera is a depth sensor which helps to take portrait mode shots with depth effect. The rear camera performance is good in both daylight and low light conditions. The pixel size is 1.25um which helps to improve the low light performance. Edge detection in portrait mode is good as well.

The selfie camera on the Redmi Y2 is a 16MP sensor with a front flash. The front flash is very useful in low light conditions. The front camera also has portrait mode and can take pictures with depth effect. In our initial tests, the front camera performance was good. Edge detection wasn't that great and you might see your hair getting blurred in some of the shots. The front camera has features like AI beauty which removes blemishes and makes you look beautiful. The front camera is also used for face unlock which is not that quick but still, performance is decent. If you don't like face unlock then there is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device. It is safe to say that Redmi Y2 is the best budget camera smartphone available in India under Rs. 10000.

Redmi Y2 comes with MIUI 9.5 out of the box which is a custom skin based on Android 8.1. We don't really like MIUI because it comes with a lot of bloatware and the UI isn't great either but you can change that with a launcher. If you like to use dual apps, second space etc then MIUI is great for you.

The battery inside the Redmi Y2 is 3080 mAh and would last for a day on single charge. It would have been great if Xiaomi has gone with a 4000 mAh battery like on Note 5 and Note 5 Pro. The charger inside the box is 5V, 2 Amps charger which will charge the device in around 2 hours. 

It is a dual sim device and Xiaomi has added a dedicated MicroSD slot this time which is great. If 32GB or 64GB is not enough for you, you can slide in a MicroSD card to increase the storage by up to 128GB. Redmi Y2 is not waterproof or dustproof and doesn't have any IP rating so keep it away from water and mud. 

The Redmi Y2 has been priced at 9999 for the 3GB-32GB variant and 12999 for 4GB-64GB variant. It is an Amazon India exclusive device. We think pricing is decent and you are getting good value for money. The price of the lower variant is same as Redmi Note 5. Redmi Y2 has better cameras and Redmi Note 5 has better battery and display. So go for Y2 is you are going to use the camera a lot. If you don't use the camera much then Note 5 or Realme 1 is a better option.

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10. Samsung S9 Plus

S9 Plus

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 400 GB
  • 6.2 inch QHD+1440x2960p
  • Back Camera: 12MP+12MP Dual
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue, Purple Colors

Best Price ₹57900



Brief Review:

As it has been for the past couple of years, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is not the lone warrior Samsung unleashed before the world. The plus model, aimed at people who love big smartphones is named Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Same as Galaxy S9, the S9+ is not monumentally different from last years S8+. The device looks identical to S8+ with a few minor changes.

S9+ just like the S9 refines the best phone Samsung has ever made and takes it all the way further. It follows the same glass sandwich design with metal unibody and glass encasing. The brilliant infinity display is the one and the only thing on the front, which is 6.2-inch diagonally, Super AMOLED display with a breathtaking resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels at 18.5:9 aspect ratio (~529 PPI).

We don’t need to tell you what infinity display looks like, Its one of the best displays out there, probably the best on a smartphone if you can take a little over saturation of colors. The display topples iPhone X display to rank the best display. It is HDR10 compliant and with everything rest aside, in a nutshell, the display is the best in the market.

The Galaxy S9 Plus is not much different when it comes to performance from its smaller brother. The device is also based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 and is what you expect from every flagship in 2018. Where it is different from S9 is that S9+ plus gets high on RAM this time around, with 6GB RAM compared to 4GB on the S9. The tear through all your graphics workloads, Adreno 630 is onboard.

The device comes in two versions with 64/256GB of onboard storage which is also expandable up to 400GB using MicroSD. The slot is hybrid though so you cannot use 2 sim cards and a MicroSD at the same time.

Samsung is very proud of the cameras on the Galaxy S9 and S9+. This time around, Samsung has decided to create more distinction between S9+ and S9 by including a dual camera setup on the S9+ while S9 has to go with a single camera setup. Both the primary cameras on the devices are identical with variable aperture - the first in a smartphone. The primary sensor is a 12MP, f/1.5 + f/2.4 variable aperture sensor while the other one is also a 12MP, f/2.4 wide-angle sensor for depth information.

The smartphone retains the same 8MP f/1.7 sensor on the front as in case of last year’s Galaxy S8+. Galaxy S9+ also catches up to iPhone X with super slow-mo video capabilities which enable the smartphone to record at 960fps.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ similar to Galaxy S9 runs on Android Oreo, tweaked a lot by Samsung. The software is fast and responsive but carries a boatload of bloatware and redundant apps by Samsung. The UI is minimal and pleasing to the eyes.

The Galaxy S9+ is IP68 certified same as Galaxy S9 - so you can take it out in rain or close to a pool.

Finally, Samsung has put stereo speakers in a Galaxy smartphone, up front. It keeps the headphone jack, which is certainly rare in 2018. The battery is a 3500mAh one which is not enough for a 6.2-inch smartphone in 2018. It will pull off the day if you are an average user, otherwise, do keep a charger around. Talking about charging, Fast charging is available along with wireless charging on the Galaxy S9+. Samsung also sells a wireless charger which made it to our list of best wireless chargers of 2019.

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So this was our list of best selfies smartphone with a great camera. We hope it was helpful and you were able to find a suitable smartphone. If you are still confused then this is our final suggestion:

Under 10000: Go for Redmi Y2

Under 15000: Go for Realme U1

Under 20000: Go for OPPO K1

Under 25000: Go for Vivo V15 Pro

and above that go for OnePlus 6T.