The Best Selfie Phones As Of May 2018

The Best Selfie Phones As Of May 2018


A secondary camera, generally front-facing, is convenient for video conferencing over Skype and of course, selfie shots. Our list of Selfie phones with a decent front-facing or secondary camera includes only models whose selfie cam has at least 8 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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Best Model 2018*
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Considering this phone's average ranking of 90%, we are confident that the is, as of now, Phonerated's best phone 2018. Furthermore, we think that our 1403 reviews sampled from our sources give us a high confidence level that justifies making it a "no-brainer best choice."

  • Front selfie camera: 13-megapixel
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel (RGB camera coupled with a 20-megapixel monochrome cam)
  • Second Best
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #2
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    Great

    With its star rating of 4.5 over 13034 reviews, here is second best phone. * This list, by the way, is based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of Selfie phone reviews from across the web.

    The 6.01-inch (Gorilla Glass 5 finish) OnePlus 5T challenges other flagship smartphones with specs like dual rear cameras (16- and 20-megapixel cams), a 2.45GHz eight-core processor aided by 8GB's worth of RAM, and a 16-megapixel selfie cam in tow.

  • Selfie camera: 16-megapixel
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel (with 20-megapixel sub-cam)

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    Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #3
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    The Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of Samsung's two MWC 2018 entries that skirt ultra-high-end smartphone territory with specs like a 5.8-inch 18.5:9 570ppi display, a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel cam with Super Slow-mo (960fps), and an eight-core chip clocked at 2.8GHz + 1.7GHz.

  • Selfie camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel (Super Speed Dual Pixel cam)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #4
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    The BLU Vivo X is a flagship-class 6-inch 18:9 520-nit-bright phablet whose biggest specs include a promising dual front camera (20- and 8-megapixel lenses), a 13- plus 5-megapixel dual rear cam, and a 2.6GHz eight-core Helio P25 processor.

  • Selfie cam: 20-megapixel (combined with an 8-megapixel sub-cam)
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel (combined with a 5-megapixel sub-cam)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #5
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    The Huawei Honor 7X looks to join other 2017 multimedia-oriented phablets, with specs like double rear cameras (16- plus 2-megapixel), a 5.93-inch FHD+ FullView screen with a wide 18:9 aspect ratio, and an octa-core engine clocked at 2.36GHz + 1.7GHz in tow.

  • Front selfie camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel (with 2-megapixel sub-cam)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #6
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    The 5.9-inch Huawei Mate 10 Lite aims for a spot among high-class camera phones, with specs like a 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel rear cam system, a 2.36GHz (top speed) octa-core engine with 4GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel front cam setup in its arsenal.

  • Front selfie camera: 13-megapixel (with 2-megapixel sub-camera)
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel (with 2-megapixel sub-cam)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #7
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    Sony's 5.2-inch Xperia XZ1 smartphone lands in ultra-high-end multimedia territory, with specs like a 19-megapixel camera with a 960fps slo-mo capture option, an eight-core engine running at 2.45GHz, and 3D Creator in its offering.

  • Selfie cam: 13-megapixel
  • Main camera: 19-megapixel (Motion Eye cam)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #8
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    The XZ1 Compact smartphone manages to keep the XZ1's flagship-class specs, including its 19-megapixel rear cam (with a 960fps slow-motion video feature) and 3D Creator app, despite dropping to a 4.6-inch 720p display.

  • Front selfie camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 19-megapixel (Motion Eye cam)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #9
    Our
    Score:
    5
    Confidence
    Level:
    OK
    Why is a higher score ranking under a lower score?

    The Asus ZenFone 5 ZE620KL is a massive 6.2-inch 19:9 Super IPS+ smartphone whose key specs include a 12- plus 8-megapixel dual-lens rear cam with AI-aided scene selection, a 3300mAh battery aided by AI Charging (for optimizing battery life), and 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM.

  • Selfie camera: 8-megapixel
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #10
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a 6-inch (FullView OLED) smartphone that builds around its Kirin 970 eight-core AI processor (2.36GHz + 1.8GHz) with specs like a Leica Dual Camera setup (20-megapixel + 12-megapixel) and 6GB of RAM.

  • Selfie cam: 8-megapixel (fixed focus)
  • Main camera: 20-megapixel (monochrome, with 12-megapixel RGB standard cam)
  • The Asus ROG Phone is a gaming smartphone that introduces AirTriggers (ultrasonic sensors for gaming) alongside premium-caliber hardware specs like a 2.96GHz octa-core engine, an 8GB RAM, and a 512GB memory.

  • Front selfie camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel (main cam combined with an 8-megapixel wide-angle sub-cam)
  • The LG Q Stylus is a 6.2-inch phablet tailored to digital artists, featuring specs like a creativity-driven stylus pen, a 64GB memory expandable by up to 2TB, and a 16-megapixel primary camera.

  • Selfie cam: 8-megapixel (or 5-megapixel, depending on variant)
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel (13-megapixel for Q Stylus╬▒)
  • The Nokia 3.1 is a mid-level sequel to a less-ambitious smartphone of roughly the same name (Nokia 3) that ties specs like a 5.2-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, a 1.5GHz octa-core engine, and a 2990mAh battery pack together.

  • Selfie cam: 8-megapixel (fixed focus)
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel
  • A higher-specked follow-up to the 2017 Nokia 5 smartphone, the Nokia 5.1 offers specs like a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5.5-inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080) screen, and an octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz.

  • Selfie cam: 8-megapixel (fixed focus)
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel
  • Samsung Galaxy J8

    The Samsung Galaxy J8 is a photography-first semi-high-end phablet equipped with specs like a 16- plus 5-megapixel dual rear camera, a 6-inch 18.5:9 720p display, and a 16-megapixel flash-rigged selfie cam.

  • Front selfie camera: 16-megapixel
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel (combined with a 5-megapixel sub-cam)
  • The 2018 Samsung Galaxy A8 Star is a photography-first smartphone whose specs are headlined by a dual rear camera (24- and 16-megapixel lenses), a 24-megapixel selfie cam, and a large 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display.

  • Selfie cam: 24-megapixel
  • Main camera: 24-megapixel (combined with a 16-megapixel secondary cam)
  • A selfie-driven mid-range smartphone, the BLU Pure View's list of specs is headlined by a dual selfie camera consisting of two 8-megapixel lenses, a 5.7-inch 18:9 HD+ display, and a 3000mAh battery.

  • Selfie cam: Dual 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel
  • The BlackBerry KEY2 is a business-first smartphone offering specs like BlackBerry's DTEK security-monitoring toolkit, a trademark 35-key physical QWERTY keypad, and a dual 12-megapixel rear camera setup.

  • Selfie cam: 8-megapixel (fixed focus)
  • Main camera: Dual 12-megapixel
  • The LG V35 ThinQ joins other 2018 flagship smartphones from LG by listing a 6-inch 1440p 538ppi display, a dual 16-megapixel rear camera with AI features, and a 2.8GHz + 1.7GHz eight-core processor among its key specs.

  • Selfie cam: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel (standard cam combined with a 16-megapixel wide-angle cam)
  • The Motorola Moto Z3 Play is a multimedia-oriented eight-core phablet whose specs include a 12- plus 5-megapixel dual rear camera, and a 6-inch FHD+ 18:9 Super AMOLED display, and support for the brand's Moto Mods slap-on accessories.

  • Selfie cam: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel (main cam combined with a 5-megapixel depth cam)
  • The HTC U12 Plus is a premium-tier phablet whose specs include a 6-inch 1440p Super LCD 6 screen, a dual selfie camera (twin 8-megapixel lenses), and the Edge Sense 2 pressure-sensing gesture suite.

  • Front selfie camera: Dual 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel (wide-angle HTC UltraPixel cam combined with a 16-telephoto cam)
  • The 2018 LG Q7 is a rugged middle-class smartphone whose IP68-rated water-tight housing is accompanied by a 5.5-inch 18:9 FullVision display and a 64GB/32GB internal memory extendable by up to 2TB.

  • Selfie cam: 8-megapixel (or 5-megapixel, depending on model)
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel (for Q7+, 13-megapixel for Q7 and Q7╬▒)
  • The 2018 Sonim XP8 is a high-stamina smartphone designed for first responders and industrial workers, offering specs like a 4900mAh battery, a shock-resistant (MIL-STD-810G) housing, and an eight-core processor peaking at 2.2GHz.

  • Selfie cam: 8-megapixel (fixed focus)
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel
  • A photography-driven large-screen smartphone, the Huawei Honor 10 banks on specs like an AI-powered dual rear camera (24- and 16-megapixel lenses), a 24-megapixel selfie cam, and a 5.84-inch 19:9 display.

  • Selfie cam: 24-megapixel
  • Main camera: 24-megapixel (combined with a 16-megapixel sub-cam)
  • The LG G7 ThinQ is a premium-class phablet whose specs include a dual 16-megapixel rear camera with AI-infused features, a 2.8GHz eight-core processor, and a 1000-nit-bright 6.1-inch 19.5:9 display.

  • Selfie camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel (wide-angle cam combined with a 16-megapixel standard-angle cam)
  • The waterproof Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury expands the brand's lineup of 2018 phablets with specs like a 5.8-inch 18.5:9 screen, a 64GB memory extendable by up to 400GB, and a 16-megapixel UHD-video-capable rear camera in its arsenal.

  • Selfie cam: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel
  • The Samsung Galaxy J6 sits on a mid-level smartphone shelf spot with specs like a 5.6-inch 18.5:9 Super AMOLED screen, an 8-megapixel selfie camera with a front-firing LED flash (three brightness levels), and an eight-core processor running at 1.6GHz.

  • Selfie camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 13-megapixel
  • The OnePlus 6 is a large-screen smartphone whose semi-premium-class specs include a 2.8GHz eight-core Snapdragon 845 processor with 8GB of RAM, a 6.28-inch 19:9 Optic AMOLED display, and a 16- plus 20-megapixel dual-lens rear camera.

  • Selfie cam: 16-megapixel (fixed focus)
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel (combined with a 20-megapixel secondary cam)
  • The Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 is a high-end, photography-first phablet whose 6-inch 18.5:9 screen is accompanied by specs like a 24-megapixel LED-flash selfie camera and a dual rear camera (16- plus 5-megapixel lenses).

  • Selfie camera: 24-megapixel
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel (combined with a 5-megapixel sub-cam)
  • A photography-first smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A6 2018 banks on specs like a 16-megapixel f/1.7 rear camera, a flash-rigged (three brightness levels) 16-megapixel selfie cam, and a 5.6-inch 18.5:9 720p Super AMOLED display.

  • Selfie cam: 16-megapixel
  • Main camera: 16-megapixel
  • The Motorola Moto G6 expands the brand's 2018 mid-range smartphone lineup with specs like a 4GB RAM, a 12- plus 5-megapixel dual rear camera, and a 5.7-inch 18:9 Gorilla-Glass-3-protected display in its arsenal.

  • Front selfie camera: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel (combined with a 5-megapixel sub-camera)
  • Geared towards the high-end phablet market, the Motorola Moto G6 Plus is armed with specs like a 2.2GHz eight-core engine aided by 6GB of RAM, a 5.9-inch 18:9 screen with a scratch-resistant finish, and a dual rear camera capable of capturing 4K-2160p videos.

  • Selfie cam: 8-megapixel
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel (combined with a 5-megapixel sub-camera)
  • * Prices shown are only indicative. They were recently fetched by our system and may have changed meanwhile.

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