Best-Rated Selfie smartphones November 2017



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 Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact picture.
Average Rating:
94%


Description:

The 1st best selfie smartphone captures slow-motion videos at an overwhelming (by 2017 standards) 960fps using its high-end 19-megapixel Motion Eye primary camera.

Selfie-related specs:

    Selfie cam resolution: 8-megapixel
    Main camera: 19-megapixel (Motion Eye cam)

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#2. The Huawei Honor 8

Photo of the Huawei Honor 8.
Average Rating:
92%


Description:

Standing at 5.2 inches (Full HD screen), the Huawei Honor 8 boasts a swarm of high-end specs, led by two 12-megapixel rear cameras with hybrid autofocus and a dual ISP system, 3D fingerprint identification, and a chipset composed of an eight-core Kirin 950 CPU running at 2.3GHz + 1.8GHz, an i5 co-processor that controls the phone's sensors, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and a Mali-T880 GPU.

Adding to the aforementioned features, this Honor edition also delivers Huawei's dual antenna switch design for strengthening signal reception alongside an 8-megapixel camera with 1.4-micron pixels and a 3000mAh Smart Power 4.0 battery, while in charge of storage is a 32GB memory expandable by up to 128GB. It comes with front-and-back 2.5D glass layers and is offered in colors like Sapphire Blue and Sunrise Gold.

Selfie-specific features:

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

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#3. 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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#4. The Kata i5

Kata i5 picture.
Average Rating:
86%


Description:

The Kata i5's 3GB RAM, 3000mAh battery, and 13-megapixel main camera may all be preferable to what are usually found on the average smartphone, but its physical and display-related specs (specifically, its 9.3mm thickness and 294DPI fineness rating) expose its weaknesses.

Selfie-specific features:

    Selfie camera resolution: 8-megapixel
    Main camera: 13-megapixel

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#5. The ZTE Axon 7

ZTE Axon 7 picture.
Average Rating:
86%


Description:

The ZTE Axon 7 -- 7 because it is apparently the seventh generation of ZTE's flagship family -- is a 5.5-inch QHD specs powerhouse (at least as of its 2016 release) that runs on the Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz quad-core CPU coupled with an enormous 6GB RAM. It sports a 20-megapixel 4K-video camera with a dual-LED flash setup and comes with the Force Touch 3D touch technology (high version only).

It is loaded with 128GB of expandable storage, 3250mAh of power, and an 8-megapixel f/2.2 selfie camera. Joining the mix are a circular fingerprint reader, a USB Type-C connector, and an NFC chip for handling mobile transactions.

Selfie-related specs:

    Selfie cam resolution: 8-megapixel (fixed-focus)
    Main camera: 20-megapixel

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#6. The BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry KEYone picture.
Average Rating:
89%


Description:

This smartphone is an attempt to merge Blackberry's signature usability-and-security-focused reputation with the popularity of Android and, as such, it chooses to be more on the low-key side as far as multimedia specs (such as the 12-megapixel camera and 1620 x 1080 display) are concerned.

Selfie-related specs:

    Selfie cam resolution: 8-megapixel
    Other details: Image and video stabilization
    Main camera: 12-megapixel

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#7. The BlackBerry DTEK50

Photo of the BlackBerry Neon.
Average Rating:
88%


Description:

The 5.2-inch BlackBerry Neon (initially known as the DTEK50) is a high-powered Android centered on business and security. It delivers DTEK by BlackBerry, which is an inbuilt software that lets you track down your overall privacy risk rating and provides options on how to address it. On the hardware level, it comes with BB Encryption and BB Password Keeper, both aimed at making sure that only the right people can access the device, while signature apps like BBM and BlackBerry Hub headline its business adoption suite.

As for its technical specs, the DTEK50 boasts a 64-bit octa-core processor, a 3GB RAM, and a 550MHz Adreno 510 GPU on the processing front, while a 16GB native memory expandable by up to 2TB is in charge of storage. It sports a 13-megapixel PDAF camera with a two-tone LED flash and an 8-megapixel flash-rigged frontal sub-camera.

Selfie-specific specifications:

    Selfie camera resolution: 8-megapixel (fixed-focus)
    Main camera: 13-megapixel

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#8. The Huawei Y7 Prime

A picture of the Huawei Y7 Prime.
Average Rating:
89%


Description:

This Prime version of Huawei's Y7 smartphone is pretty much the same 4000mAh-powered 5.5-incher, but this time, it has a 32GB on-board memory and a 3GB RAM (still a 1.4GHz eight-core processor) joining its specs.

Selfie-specific specifications:

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

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#9. The ZTE Axon 7 mini

A picture of the ZTE Axon 7 mini.
Average Rating:
84%


Description:

This mini edition of the ZTE Axon 7 remains in the high-end smartphone category, with the help of its voiceprint and fingerprint identification, 16-megapixel PDAF rear camera, and eight-core CPU with 3GB of RAM.

Selfie-specific specifications:

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

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#10. The Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

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


Description:

A step-down model of the original Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL), the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL drops from a 64GB/4GB memory/RAM combo down to only 32GB/3GB, with a lower battery capacity (2650mAh) as well. That said, many of the first model's upscale specifications, which include a dual 2.5D-curved glass finish, a 16-megapixel PixelMaster rear camera, and a 2GHz eight-core 64-bit (14nm) Snapdragon 625 CPU, remained intact.

On other fronts, this high-ranking Zenfone also features chip-level fingerprint security, an 8-megapixel front-facing f/2.0 camera, and an LTE Cat 6 adapter promising up to 300Mbps data rates. Its 5.2-inch Full HD display meets users with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow platform skinned with Asus's signature ZenUI v3.0.

Selfie-specific features:

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

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