Best-Rated Selfie smartphones February 2018



Additional cameras, originally meant for skyping and facetime, led the way to the selfie craze, immediately followed by specialized selfie smartphones, of which this page lists the best models. We laid out these 15 best selfie smartphones out of the criteria that each model shown here should have at least an 8-megapixel camera (some 5-megapixel selfie models may be let in depending on other factors), preferably advanced selfie features like a flash, and most-importantly, the best average review ratings of all selfie phones currently on the market. Here they are:

#1. The Huawei Mate 9

A picture of the Huawei Mate 9.
Average Rating:
90%


Description:

Huawei's Mate 9 is a 5.9-inch phablet that banks on several premium-class specs, such as a 20-megapixel (monochrome) + 12-megapixel (RGB) dual-rear-camera setup, a 3D fingerprint reader, and a split-eight-core Kirin 960 engine coupled with an i6 co-processor.

Selfie-related features:

    Selfie cam resolution: 8-megapixel
    Main camera: 20-megapixel (monochrome) + 12-megapixel (RGB)

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#2. The Samsung Galaxy Note8

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy Note8.
Average Rating:
89%


Description:

The Galaxy Note8 threatens a lot of already-established premium smartphones with a 6.3-inch WQHD+ (2960 x 1440) Infinite Display, 6GB of RAM (eight-core 10nm CPU), and Samsung's own Bixby voice assistant leading its specs.

Selfie-specific features:

    Selfie camera resolution: 8-megapixel
    Main camera: Dual 12-megapixel

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#3. The Huawei P9 Plus

Huawei P9 Plus picture.
Average Rating:
91%


Description:

Co-engineered with Leica, this flagship Huawei phone is equipped with Press Touch (screen pressure recognition), dual 12-megapixel cameras, and 4GB of RAM.

Selfie-related specs:

    Selfie cam resolution: 8-megapixel
    Main camera: Dual 12-megapixel (CMOS)

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#4. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony Xperia XZ Premium picture.
Average Rating:
88%


Description:

This 2017 powerhouse smartphone from Sony attempts to be a trailblazer by introducing a 4K HDR screen to the flagship market, accompanied by other premium specs like a 19-megapixel Motion Eye rear camera (which records videos up to 960fps), a Snapdragon 835 CPU, and ultra-classy aesthetics courtesy of an all-around Gorilla Glass 5 design.

Selfie-related features:

    Selfie cam resolution: 13-megapixel
    Main camera: 19-megapixel (Motion Eye)

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#5. The Sony Xperia XA1

Photo of the Sony Xperia XA1.
Average Rating:
96%


Description:

Improving on 2016's XA smartphone, the XA1 remains to be a mid-ranger with camera and performance-focused specs, such as a 23-megapixel rear cam, an 8-megapixel front cam, and an octa-core 2.3GHz processor -- although its 720p display and 2300mAh battery evidently didn't receive as much love from Sony.

Selfie-specific features:

    Selfie camera resolution: 8-megapixel
    Other details: 1/4-inch Exmor R for mobile image sensor
    Main camera: 23-megapixel

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#6. The BlackBerry Motion

Photo of the BlackBerry Motion.
Average Rating:
87%


Description:

The BlackBerry Motion is a high-class smartphone centered on business and privacy, supporting specs like Locker Mode and DTEK with a 2GHz octa-core processor, a 4GB RAM, and a hefty 4000mAh battery.

Selfie-specific features:

    Selfie camera resolution: 8-megapixel (fixed focus)
    Main camera: 12-megapixel

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#7. The Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

A picture of the Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL.
Average Rating:
88%


Description:

Although coming with a few hardware downgrades, this Zenfone 3 variant stays in the high-end smartphone category with its 2GHz octa-core engine, 16-megapixel camera, and dual 2.5D-arched tempered glass protection.

Selfie-related features:

    Selfie cam resolution: 8-megapixel (fixed-focus)
    Main camera: 16-megapixel

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#8. The Asus Zenfone 3

Asus Zenfone 3 picture.
Average Rating:
88%


Description:

This 4GB-RAM Asus phone boasts a 16-megapixel PixelMaster 3.0 camera, an eight-core 2GHz processor, and 360-degree fingerprint recognition.

Selfie-related features:

    Selfie cam resolution: 8-megapixel
    Main camera: 16-megapixel

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#9. The OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5 picture.
Average Rating:
86%


Description:

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-related features:

    Selfie cam resolution: 16-megapixel
    Main camera: 20-megapixel telephoto + 16-megapixel wide-angle

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#10. The Huawei Honor 6X

Photo of the Huawei Honor 6X.
Average Rating:
86%


Description:

The 5.5-inch Huawei Honor 6X aims for a spot among high-tier 2016 smartphones, with specs like a wide aperture range of f/0.95-f/16 on its 12- plus 2-megapixel rear cam setup, a 3340mAh battery with a 70-hour music playback time, and an eight-core engine peaking at 2.1GHz.

Selfie-specific specifications:

    Selfie camera resolution: 8-megapixel
    Main camera: 12-megapixel (with 2-megapixel sub-cam)

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