Few days back, I wrote about the phones with the best rear camera in 2017, revealing the top 10 in my list, and I remember making a promise that the net review will be focusing on the front-facing camera for users that loves taking selfies. Okay! I am fulfilling my promise right now, as this post is dedicated to the top 10 phones with best selfie cameras in 2017.
It is quite true that most smartphone users loves taking selfies with the rear camera in rooms haing a large mirror on the wall. But there are some occasions when you cannot find a mirror handy, so what could be probably be your next option? As a result of this need, this is how phones with front-facing cameras came to be.
If you love taking selfies and you are ye to get the right device that meets your needs, or maybe you just want to step in a phone shop and buy a new camera phone, then this list of top 10 phones with best selfie cameras in 2017 will surely make your day. Without wasting much of your time, let me take you on this ride. Let’s go!
Top 10 Phones With Best Selfie Cameras In The Year 2017
Google Pixel 2 XL / Pixel 2
And for sure, we are starting with the biggest bang for the year 2017, and it is none other than the Google’s second generation Pixels. Either you opt for the smaller variant or the Pixel 2 XL, you will be getting the same camera experience, and that also include awesome selfies.
The front-facing camera of the Google Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 can do portraits too, and where it does resemble the main one is the ability to tap into Google’s database of faces with or without glasses, and other facial discrepancies. Though it is not infallible, but it is still mightily impressive. This makes it one of the phones with best selfie cameras for the year 2017.
Apple iPhone X
The Apple iPhone X came with the same 7MP selfie camera just like other iPhones released this year and in 2016, but the one on iPhone X stands out among its peers. The selfie camera of the iPhone X has the ability to establish what is face and what is background and blur the later accordingly. Similar to the iPhone’s primary camera portraits, there is no sharp border between, well, sharp, and blurry. instead it is a gradual roll-off starting at the outside of the face’s oval outline. The iPhone X is for sure one of the phones with best selfie cameras released in the year 2017.
Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus / Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7 were behind the curve with their selfie games, their cameras offers just 5MP shots. The whole system changed with the 8th generation flagships, and the new 8MP front-facing cameras is something worth talking about.
The new 8MP selfie cameras found on the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8 has enough resolution for a change, plus it has autofocus now. Just like the rear cameras of the Galaxies, it is universally reliable in almost all shooting scenarios. It also has an artificial bokeh mode (Selective focus).
Vivo V7 Plus
Talking about resolution and phones with best selfie cameras, let us now focus on the Chinese contenders, where the order of magnitude is different. I will first of all start with the Vivo V7 Plus, its selfie camera has a whooping 24MP, which is times 3 that of the Galaxies selfie pixels. And it is not just about the numbers, the Vivo V7 Plus does indeed capture a whole lot of details.
While we are still arguing about the Vivo V5 Plus and V7 Plus, we tend to cherish one Oppo over the other, at least when it comes to selfie cameras, and that is the older Oppo R11 and not the recent R11s. Maintaining the Chinese smartpone norms, the R11 has a high-res 20MP sensor that deliver heap of detail. It also has a portrait mode, though it works with just one camera, it still does a decent job.
From the stables of top 10 phones with best selfie cameras in the year 2017, comes the OnePlus 5T which has a third different front camera and yet another great one. The camera comes with a caveat though, which means you need to be sitting a precise distance away from the phone to enjoy the 16MP snapper. At arm’s length, the image is going to appear slightly blurry, but is such situation you probably have some fiends you want to capture a shot with, so being so slightly out of focus would not be that much of an issue.
HTC U11 Plus
You might conclude that the 8MP selfie camera of the HTC U11 Plus is a downgrade when compared to the 16MP shooter of the HTC U11. But in real fact, the U11 Plus was found to be a more reliable front-facing shooter. It tends to be sharper per-pixel and has great colour production. The lack of portrait mode is one of the downside, but we will give HTC another year before we start to complain.
Motorola Moto X4
The 8th on my list is the Motorola Moto X4, a phone which parks the highest-res selfie camera (16MP unit) on a Motorola device. It has a front-facing LED flash too like the Z2 brothers, but only a single LED as opposed to the dual LED found in the higher tiers. In an environment with perfect lighting, the Moto X4 front-facing camera captures highly detailed selfies, while in low light you can easily make use of its 4MP mode or resort to the flash. It is still on the phones with best selfie cameras you can lay your hands on in 2017.
Xiaomi Mi 6
After poking Samsung for its repeated use of 5MP selfie camera on its flagship, it is not time we do the same to Xiaomi for its 8MP front-facing camera. But laving that aside, the Mi 6’s images captured by its selfie camera are super sharp and the colours are spot on.
Meizu Pro 7 Plus
Summarizing my top 10 phones with best selfie cameras in 2017, is a sort of a wild card, and it is the Meizu Pro 7 Plus. The phone offers an alternative to having an extraordinary front-facing camera, as you can instead slap a display on the back to go with the rear camera. As a proof of concept, being able to properly frame a photo of yourself. while using the phone’s primary camera, the Pro 7 Plus serves to show the way.