2017 Android Phones With 5+MP Front-Facing Selfie Cameras

New Android Phones With At Least a 5-megapixel Front-Facing Camera 2017


A secondary camera, generally front-facing, is convenient for video conferencing over Skype and of course, selfie shots. Our list of Android phones with a decent front-facing or secondary camera includes only models whose selfie cam has at least 5 megapixels since today's video call requirement are above the grainy images we used to have a few years ago and selfies deserve better quality if they are to serve as souvenirs. Besides, larger data plans, 4G smartphones and the increased availability of Wi-Fi makes it more realistic to make Skype calls or other video calls at a better image resolution.



The List:

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Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

  • Front selfie camera: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel
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Huawei P10 Plus

Huawei P10 Plus

Because of this phone's overall ranking of %, we are confident that the is currently the best Android phone with secondary camera 2017. Furthermore, we think that our reviews sampled give us a high confidence level that justifies making it a "no-brainer best choice." Although its 8-megapixel front cam isn't as sensational as the 20-megapixel option sitting at its rear (in the context of March 2017, at least), the P10 Plus still looks determined to win the smartphone battle with specs like an eight-core 2.4GHz CPU, 6GB of RAM (4GB for some versions), and a 2K Gorilla Glass 5 display.
  • Selfie cam: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 20-megapixel monochrome + 12-megapixel RGB

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Motorola E4

Motorola E4

Because of star rating of 0 derived from reviews, here is what we consider the second best Android phone with secondary camera. * This list, by the way, is based on an in-depth aggregation of hundreds of Android phone with secondary camera reviews from around the web.

The water-repellent Moto E4 has a good amount of RAM (2GB) and ample clock speed (1.4GHz) for a budget smartphone, but it also had to sacrifice some specs, hence its 8-megapixel rear sensor and 5-inch 720p display, which are both average at best.

  • Selfie cam: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 8-megapixel
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ZTE Blade V8 Pro

ZTE Blade V8 Pro

ZTE updates its high-tier smartphone family with the Blade V8 Pro, a 5.5-incher whose specs include two 13-megapixel rear-facing cameras, fingerprint-based security, and a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor.
  • Additional camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel + 13-megapixel
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

While it banks on its 6.2-inch infinity display the most to make waves, the Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone also features other amped-up specs like an 8-megapixel selfie shooter which can take 1440p videos (one of the first -- if not the first -- of its kind), VR support, and a Snapdragon 835 processor in its core.
  • Additional camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: Dual-pixel 12-megapixel
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LG G6

LG G6

LG's 2017 version of the G-series, the LG G6 offers a 5.7-inch display, dual 13-megapixel rear cameras, and only a 64GB memory (Some versions come with only 32GB of memory), which falls below that of the average flagship phone, considering how many others offer more than 128GB.
  • Additional camera: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel (Dual cam)
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BLU Vivo XL2

BLU Vivo XL2

The sleek-looking metallic Vivo XL2 takes pride in its Gorilla Glass curved display (although its 267DPI pixel density is rather underwhelming), 8-megapixel selfie sensor, and memory specs (32GB of ROM and 3GB of RAM), making it one of the more aesthetically-pleasing smartphones in the lower-mid-tier market.
  • Additional camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel
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Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

One of Samsung's flagships for 2017, the S8 spearheads the impending expected dominance of almost-bezel-less, curved smartphone screens with a 5.8-inch infinity display, which is joined by other top-tier specs like a 1440p-recording 8-megapixel selfie cam, an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor, and Gorilla Glass 5 finishes at the front and back.
  • Additional camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel
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BLU Life One X2 Mini

BLU Life One X2 Mini

This Android phone has 4GB's worth of RAM and an inviting 440DPI display (both of which are specs that we see more often in higher-end devices), but it also has a relatively-thick 8.77mm body and an unimpressive 1.4GHz CPU to deal with
  • Front-facing camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel
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LeEco Le S3

LeEco Le S3

The LeEco Le S3 is a 32GB (which, unfortunately, is not expandable) smartphone offering some semi-premium specs such as 4k video recording, a full HD 1920 x 1080 Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display, and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, all enclosed in an all-aluminum unibody.
  • Selfie cam: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

(Here's the current first Android phone with a decent secondary cam:)
This rugged-plus-flagship combo of a phone boasts an IP68 water- and dust-resistant rating, has been tested under MIL-STD-810G conditions, and enjoys the benefits of premium-level specs, like its 2.35GHz max clock speed, 577DPI Infinity display, and 4k-recording 12MP rear shooter.
  • Front selfie camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel
LG Q8

LG Q8

While this phone stays on the meek side as far as its 5MP selfie cam is concerned, it's definitely stepped up its game in specs like its 4GB RAM, IP67 water-resistant rating, and 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 screen, which works hand-in-hand with an always-on secondary display on top.
  • Additional camera: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel + 8-megapixel
HTC One X10

HTC One X10

Of all this phone's specs, its clear that HTC's priority has been imaging specs (shown by the 16MP rear cam and the 8MP selfie cam) and the 3000mAh battery, considering that its 3GB RAM is relatively-low and that its Helio P10 processor runs at a maximum speed of only 1.8GHz.
  • Front selfie camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel
BLU R2 LTE

BLU R2 LTE

The BLU R2 LTE has more specs to boast about than its being a 4G-capable phone -- like its 13MP rear camera, 13MP selfie sensor, and 3GB (maximum) RAM -- but it also had to do some downplaying with its 1.3GHz quad-core processor and thick 9.6mm body.
  • Additional camera: 13-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel
ZTE Blade Spark

ZTE Blade Spark

The ZTE Blade Spark struggles to excel in the display specs and sleekness departments, having to struggle with a 267DPI screen and a 0.38-in body, but it proves to be a promising phone in terms of its 3140mAh battery and 13-megapixel rear-facing shooter.
  • Additional camera: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel
ZTE Nubia M2 Play

ZTE Nubia M2 Play

The Nubia M2 Play has clearly given attention to its 3000mAh battery, 13-megapixel main camera, and RAM allotment of 3GB --- offering these promising specs by sacrificing a better secondary camera (The one it has only has 5 megapixels) and a higher sharpness in its 274DPI phablet-sized screen.
  • Additional camera: 5-megapixel (BSI CMOS)
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel (Stacked CMOS)
Huawei Y7

Huawei Y7

The Huawei Y7 may not have the best screen with its 267DPI display, nor the most robust of processors with its 1.4GHz (maximum) CPU, but it sports these specs alongside a reassuring 4000mAh battery and an 8-megapixel selfie camera, which makes it stand out from other smartphones in its market.
  • Front-facing camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel
BLU R2

BLU R2

The BLU R2 smartphone's 1GB RAM, 8GB native storage, and thick 9.6mm body may not be at all attractive, but it offers other promising specs, such as an 8-megapixel selfie cam with its own LED flash, 3000mAh's worth of power, and an attractive aluminum finish.
  • Additional camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 8-megapixel
BLU Tank Xtreme Pro

BLU Tank Xtreme Pro

On top of its IP68 rating against water and dust, the BLU Tank Xtreme Pro smartphone also serves a pretty meaty 4300mAh battery on its specs platter, alongside a 5-megapixel selfie camera, 2GB of RAM, and a quad-core 1.5GHz processor.
  • Additional camera: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 8-megapixel
Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

The Z2 Play improves the current modular-phone lineup from Motorola by shaving off some thickness and weight (It's only 5.99mm-thin and weighs 145 grams), but it also strives to impress by banking on specs like a 12-megapixel rear camera, an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU, and a maximum of 4GB of RAM.
  • Additional camera: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel
Motorola E4 Plus

Motorola E4 Plus

This smartphone puts a plus on power (Its 5000mAh fuel tank easily trumps those from other models), sports a respectable 13MP main cam, and settles for unimpressive performance specs with 2GB of RAM and a 1.4GHz processor.
  • Selfie cam: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel
BLU Studio Selfie 3

BLU Studio Selfie 3

With an 8MP front sensor being its key selling point, this aluminum smartphone struggles to make a mark with anything else -- especially considering that its 2200mAh battery, 1GB RAM, and 32-bit processor aren't the best specs you can find in its subcategory.
  • Additional camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 8-megapixel
OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5, just like its predecessor, is a bold attempt to topple the dominance of the most-premium smartphones on the market -- having top-level hardware specs (8GB of RAM and a 2.45GHz processor) a 20-megapixel telephoto lens + 16-megapixel wide-angle lens rear camera setup, and a 3300mAh battery, although its 1080p screen is not as impressive.
  • Selfie cam: 16-megapixel
  • Main camera: 20-megapixel telephoto + 16-megapixel wide-angle
BLU Grand X LTE

BLU Grand X LTE

The LTE-capable version of the original Grand X, this phone offers a slightly-better rear camera (which now stands at a resolution of 8 megapixels) and an amped-up 2400mAh battery -- but it still suffers through less-impressive memory specs like 1GB of RAM and 8GB of inbuilt memory.
  • Additional camera: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 8-megapixel
Essential PH-1

Essential PH-1

Striving to be a market-mover, the Essential PH-1 banks on specs like a 5.71-inch edge-to-edge display and a dual 13-megapixel rear shooter to capture the hearts of the premium-phone market, but it has to struggle with a relatively-small 3040mAh battery, an awkward selfie camera placement, and the lack of memory-expansion options, as well.
  • Front selfie camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel (Dual RGB and Mono)
FIGO Gravity

FIGO Gravity

The FIGO Gravity is cutting it close to being a mid-end smartphone, considering the 13-megapixel main cam, 3GB RAM, and fingerprint sensor that it sports -- but specs like the lacking 267DPI display, a 5-megapixel selfie sensor, and the 1.3GHz clock speed shut down these aspirations.
  • Additional camera: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel
BLU Grand XL

BLU Grand XL

This phone has respectable camera specs (8MP and 5MP for the main and front cameras, respectively) and two LED flashes, which makes it a viable buy for avid picture-takers -- but for this very same group of people, its lackluster 8GB memory may be troublesome.
  • Additional camera: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 8-megapixel
Alcatel A30 Plus

Alcatel A30 Plus

Based on its relatively-thick plastic body, it's safe to say that Alcatel has compromised on this phone's aesthetics in order to be able to amp up its other specs, which include a 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.
  • Front-facing camera: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel
LG X Power 2

LG X Power 2

The LG X Power 2 unsurprisingly played its cards right with a 4500mAh fuel tank that doesn't come with the burden of too much bulk (The phone itself weighs 164 grams only) -- but it's not as strong in the performance and display specs arena, having only 2GB of RAM and a 267DPI screen.
  • Additional camera: 5-megapixel (wide-angle)
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel
BLU Studio Mega

BLU Studio Mega

The 6-inch BLU Studio Mega is a relatively-thick and heavy phablet for the kind of specs that it offers, which include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, an 8-megapixel main camera, and a 2500mAh battery (which we expect to somewhat struggle in fueling the big 720p display), among others.
  • Selfie cam: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 8-megapixel
HTC U11

HTC U11

The HTC U11's list of good points, which are led by a 16-megapixel selfie shooter, a 2.45GHz processor, and the squeeze-activated feature Edge Sense, appears promising despite of it having to deal with a less-impressive 3000mAh battery.
  • Additional camera: 16-megapixel
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel
LG Stylo 3 Plus

LG Stylo 3 Plus

In spite of having promising specs like a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 3080mAh battery, this phablet's make-or-break trait appears to still be the Pen Pop 2.0 feature, which has been designed in hopes of enhancing the usability and experience of its stylus.
  • Front-facing camera: 5-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel
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