10 Best Selfie Camera Phones in India 2019 (Top Front Cameras)

Last Updated on 2018-12-17 by Shivam Setia

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This article is for selfie lovers. Here we have covered the top 10 best selfie camera phones available in India as of 2019. These phones come with an awesome front camera which takes excellent selfies. Some phones have a single front camera and some of them have a dual front camera capable of taking selfies with bokeh/blur effect also known as portrait mode.

Some of the latest phones have a bezel-less full view 18:9 aspect ratio or notch 19:9 aspect ratio display as well which are great for media consumption. The back cameras on these phones are great as well. You will see dual back cameras on most of these phones. You will see phones with normal iPhone X like notches and smaller notches which are also known as tear-drop/water-drop/dew-drop notch.

We have covered phones from all major brands like Samsung, Redmi Mi, Honor, Lenovo, OnePlus and few others. The phones are priced at various price points like under 10000, under 15000, under 20000, under 25000 and 30000. So no matter what is your budget, you will be able to find a suitable smartphone.

Let's take a look at the best selfie camera phones available in India. You will find a brief review of each smartphone with its pros cons, features, specs. 

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Here's the list of 10 Best Selfie Camera Phones in India 2019 (Top Front Cameras)

1. Realme U1 64GB

Realme U1 is a selfie-centric budget smartphone from Realme. It comes with a design similar to that of Realme 2 Pro. There is a large 6.3-inch display with a dewdrop notch on top. The bezels are thin and screen to body ratio is above 90% which is excellent. The back has a reflective design and is made of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate does help to keep the phone lightweight. 

Realme U1 is powered by Helio P70 chipset which was launched recently. Helio P70 is a very powerful midrange chipset and beats chips like Kirin 710 and Snapdragon 636-660 in Antutu benchmarks. The power efficiency is decent as well and it does not heat even with heavy usages. The battery inside is 3500 mAh so it will give a backup of 1 day with normal usage.

The rear camera on U1 is a dual 13MP+2MP setup where 2MP is a depth sensor for portrait mode pictures. The rear camera performance is just okay and not the best in the segment. On the front, we have a 25MP single sensor which takes excellent pictures. The large pixel size helps a lot in low light pictures. If you take a lot of selfies then you are going to love Realme U1.

The phone comes in 2 variants: 3GB RAM 32GB Storage and 4GB RAM 64GB Storage. There is a difference of Rs. 2500 in the two variants so if your usage is not that heavy and you are going to use just social media apps and take selfies from the front camera then go for the lower variant. If you use a lot of apps and games then go for the 4-64GB variant. 

Realme U1 64GB is one of the best phones under 30000
Storage-RAM64GB-4GB
Display6.3 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD+ 2340 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera13MP+2MP
Front Camera25MP
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorHelio P70 Chipset
Weight168g
Pros
Beautiful Design
Powerful Chipset
Great Selfie Camera
Nice Display
Cons
Rear Camera is not great

Price and Available Offers

The price of Realme U1 64GB is around Rs. 14499. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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2. Apple iPhone XS

The Apple iPhone XS is the successor of last year's iPhone X and comes with same design and minor improvements. The new iPhone XS looks just like the X. On the front, we still have the notch which houses the front camera and FaceID hardware. The dual camera is placed on the rear. The phone has a glass sandwich design and is built very well. The phone looks and feels very premium which is something you would expect from a device which costs around 1 Lac.

The display on the iPhone XS is 5.8 inches large and is one of the best panels available. It is very vibrant with rich colors and good saturation levels. It is a gorgeous display to look at. 

The iPhone XS is powered by the latest and greatest Apple A12 Bionic chipset. Apple A series chipset is way ahead of the best chipsets available for Android phones. The chip is built on 7nm process technology and provides great performance with good power efficiency. The RAM is 4GB which is enough to handle the multitasking and heavy games. On storage side we have 3 options: 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. Performance wise this is one of the best and you won't face any issues no matter how heavy the game is or how many apps are you switching. 

The iPhone XS comes with a 12MP+12MP dual camera at the back and 7MP camera at the front. The secondary camera on the rear is a telephoto lens which helps to zoom into the subject without losing image quality. The performance of both front and rear cameras is great. The pictures look great with plenty of details, good colors, and saturation. The portrait mode pictures look excellent with a natural looking blur/bokeh.

The iPhone XS is a dual sim device which is a good change done by Apple. The battery is a 2658 mAh which is almost the same as last year's iPhone X. The battery backup is great because of the optimizations are done by Apple. The iPhone XS supports fast charging and wireless charging but doesn't have a fast charger or wireless charger inside the box. The charger that comes with the phone is very slow and takes around 3 hours to charge which is disappointing. 

If you like Apple's closed ecosystem and can afford to spend around 1 lac on a new phone then go for iPhone XS. It is a great phone and the best you can get. 

Apple iPhone XS is one of the best phones under 30000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display14.73 cm (5.8 inch) All-screen OLED Multi-touch Display
ResolutionSuper Retina HD Display 2436 x 1125 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 12MP
Front Camera7MP
Battery Capacity2658 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareiOS 12
ProcessorA12 Bionic Chip
Weight177 gm
Pros
Beautiful Design
Gorgeous Display
Powerful A12 Chipset
Smooth Experience
IP68 Rated and Wireless Charging
Cons
Price is very high
Comes with slow charger

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3. Vivo V11 Pro

Vivo V11 Pro is the successor of Vivo V9 which was launched earlier this year. Vivo V11 Pro is a big upgrade over V9 and brings flagship features to the midrange. The phone is lightweight and easy to hold. It is not a metal body which helps to keep the weight low. The back has a color gradient and is black on the upper half and blue on the lower half. The back looks really nice. 

The display on the front is 6.4 inch Super AMOLED panel. Vivo has added a very small notch which houses the front camera. The bezels are thin all around and the display of body ratio is over 91% which is incredible for a midrange phone. The display panel is gorgeous with punchy colors and good viewing angles. The phone looks very premium overall.

Under the display, there is a fingerprint sensor. This is a 4th gen under-display fingerprint sensor. It is still not as fast as normal fingerprint sensors but it is close. There is also IR face unlock feature so you can unlock the phone with your face in low light conditions as well. 

The camera on the back is dual pixel 12MP sensor with 5MP depth sensor to take portrait mode pictures. The front camera is a 25MP sensor. Both cameras take excellent pictures in daylight conditions and good pictures in low light conditions. The camera performance is comparable to the flagship phones. The video recording isn't great though. We hope Vivo improves video recording with a software update. It would be great to see EIS and 1080p at 60FPS on the V11 Pro.

The V11 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor which is a powerful midrange chipset. There is 6GB of RAM to handle the multitasking and 64GB of storage. The phone performs well with no lag in the day to day usage. You can also play heavy games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 without any issues.

The battery inside the V11 Pro is 3400 mAh and would last for a day on medium usage. The display is AMOLED so you can use dark wallpapers to increase the battery life. 

Overall, Vivo V11 Pro is a great smartphone and we are impressed by the performance and features. If you are looking for a smartphone at a price of around 25k, this is the phone you should buy.

Vivo V11 Pro is one of the best phones under 30000
Storage-RAM64 GB-6 GB
Display6.41 inch Capacitive Multi-touch Super AMOLED
ResolutionFHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera25MP
Battery Capacity3400 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
Processor2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE
Weight156 gm
Pros
Beautiful Design
Gorgeous AMOLED Display
Great Cameras
Good Performance
IR Face Unlock
Cons
Average Video Recording

Price and Available Offers

The price of Vivo V11 Pro is around Rs. 25990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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4. Honor 9N 64GB

Honor 9N is very similar to Honor 9 Lite. The main thing that has changed is the display. Honor 9N comes with a notch display which is a trend these days. The display size is 5.84 inches and the resolution is Full HD Plus. It is a nice display with good colors and viewing angles. The overall glass design of the phone gives it a premium look. Because there is no metal and the battery capacity is just 3000, the phone is very lightweight and easy to use. The glass back looks great but it is very slippery so having a case would be a good choice to protect the phone.

The camera on the Honor 9N is a dual 13MP+2MP sensor for taking portrait mode bokeh effect shots. The front camera is a single 16MP sensor and it can also take bokeh effect pictures. The camera performance is good in good lighting conditions. Under low light indoor conditions, the performance is average.

The battery on this phone is 3000mAh and you can expect just a day of backup on a single charge. Heavy users might need to plug the device in the evening. 

The phone comes in 3 variants: 3GB 32GB, 4GB 64GB and 4gb 128GB. The first one is priced at 11999, second at 13999 and the 128GB storage variant is priced at 17999. The middle variant 4GB 64GB is the most balanced one and provides the best value for money. The Kirin 659 processor with 4GB of RAM is a good configuration to handle multitasking and gaming. Performance wise, the Kirin 659 chipset is similar to Snapdragon 625. 

Go for Honor 9N if you are looking for a notch display phone under 10000 to 15000 Rs. If notch display is not a requirement then Asus Zenfone Max Pro or Redmi Note 5 Pro are better options.

Honor 9N 64GB is one of the best phones under 30000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.84 inches TFT-LCD
Resolution2280 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8
ProcessorKirin 659 Octa Core
Weight152 gm
Pros
Gorgeous Design
Good Display
Decent Camera
No Lag
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

The price of Honor 9N 64GB is around Rs. 13999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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5. Mi A2

Mi A2 is the successor of last year's Mi A1 which was Xiaomi's first Android One phone. It came with stock android, great camera, nice design and a great price. Mi A1 was one of the bestsellers in India and this year Xiaomi has launched the Mi A2. 

Mi A2 has a similar metal unibody design like the Mi A1. The display on the front is now 5.99 inches 18:9 aspect ratio display. The display is of good quality with nice colors, good contrast and saturation. The display is covered by Gorilla glass which will protect it from scratches. 

This time Xiaomi has placed a 20MP+12MP dual rear camera on the Mi A2. There is no telephoto lens like there was last time so you cannot zoom in without losing quality. The front camera is 20MP sensor. Like Mi A2, Mi A2 also takes great pictures with a lot of details, good colors. Portrait mode also works well with good edge detection. 

The Mi A2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset which is a powerful midrange processor. There is 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Powerful processor, plenty of RAM and stock android makes the phone very fluid. It can handle multiple apps and games with ease. You can also play heavy games like PUBG and Asphalt 9. 

Mi A2 has some negatives as well. First one is that it does not have a headphone jack. The second one is that it does not have a MicroSD slot to increase storage and the third is the average battery. The battery is just 3010 mAh and would last for a day on low to medium usage. With heavy usage, you will exhaust the battery in the evening which isn't great. 

Go for Mi A2 if you need a great camera, stock Android experience under 15000 to 20000 Rs.

Mi A2 is one of the best phones under 30000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.99 IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080p
Back Camera20MP+12MP Dual Camera
Front Camera12MP
Battery Capacity3010 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorSnapdragon 660
Weight166 gm
Pros
Nice Display
Powerful Processor
Great Cameras
Stock Android
Cons
Average Battery
No Headphone Jack
No MicroSD Slot

Price and Available Offers

The price of Mi A2 is around Rs. 15999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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6. Huawei Nova 3i

Huawei Nova 3i is the mid-range version of the Nova 3 which comes in the budget flagship category and is priced around 35000. The Nova 3i is priced around 20000 and offers similar looks and features. 

The display on the Huawei Nova 3i is 6.3 inches large and has a Full HD Plus resolution. It is a notch display with thin bezels all around. The display and the phone overall looks gorgeous. The battery inside the Nova 3i is 3340 mAh battery which would last for a day on a single charge with medium usage. 

On cameras side, we have dual front and dual rear cameras. The dual rear camera is 16MP+2MP where 16MP is a color sensor and 2MP is depth sensor for giving blur/bokeh effect in portrait mode pictures. The front selfie camera is 24MP+2MP setup with the larger sensor being the color sensor and another one is depth sensor. Huawei is using Artificial Intelligence to detect scenes and enhance the pictures accordingly. It is something new so it is not that refined yet but it does work well sometimes. The camera performance of the phone is very good overall with good color reproduction and sharpness. Selfies also look great.

The phone comes in only 1 variant with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. If you like to store a ton of stuff on your phone then the 128GB storage would be great for you. 4GB RAM with Kirin 710 chipset is a good configuration to handle multiple apps and games. Kirin 710 is a mid-range chipset and is similar to Snapdragon 660 in performance. 

Huawei Nova 3i is a good option for those who need a great looking phone under 20000 with 128GB storage and good cameras.

Huawei Nova 3i is one of the best phones under 30000
Storage-RAM128 GB-4 GB
Display6.3 IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080p
Back Camera16MP+2MP Dual Camera
Front Camera24MP+2MP Dual Camera
Battery Capacity3340 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorKirin 710
Weight169 gm
Pros
Nice Design
Beautiful Display
Decent Processor
Good Camera Performance
AI Scene Detection
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

The price of Huawei Nova 3i is around Rs. 20999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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7. Oppo F9 Pro

Oppo F9 Pro is the successor of Oppo F7 which was one of the notch display phones under Rs. 20000. The F9 Pro comes with a new kind of waterdrop notch. It is really small and provides a much larger display area. The bezels all around are thin and screen to body ratio is above 90%. The display is beautiful. It has rich colors with good saturation and contrast levels. 

The back of the phone has a reflective design. It also has 2 colors with a gradient in between. The phone has a refreshing new look. The fingerprint sensor and a dual camera is on the back. The camera performance is good in both outdoor and indoor conditions. The selfie camera is a massive 25MP shooter and takes excellent selfies and works great for face unlocking as well.

The processor inside is Helio P60 which is a powerful processor and is similar to Snapdragon 660 in performance. With 6GB of RAM, the performance of the phone is excellent with no lag. Apps open fast and switching between them is a breeze. 

The battery is 3500 mAh which will last for a day with heavy usage. The phone comes with VOOC fast charging which provides 2 hours of talktime with just 5 minutes of charge. The fast charger is provided in the box. 

If you need a fresh design with new kind of notch and great cameras then this phone is for you.

Oppo F9 Pro is one of the best phones under 30000
Storage-RAM64 GB-6 GB
Display6.3 inch TFT-LTPS
ResolutionFull HD 2340 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera16MP + 2MP
Front Camera25MP
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1.0
ProcessorMediatek Helio P60 Octacore 2.0 GHz
Weight169 gm
Pros
New Waterdrop Display
Reflective Back Design
Great Camera Performance
Powerful Chipset
Fast Charging
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Oppo F9 Pro is around Rs. 23990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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8. Redmi Y2

Redmi Y2 is a camera smartphone from Xiaomi. Last year Xiaomi launched the Y1 with a great selfie camera. The Y2 gets dual rear camera as well so it is a good upgrade. The Redmi Y2 comes with a 6 inch 18:9 aspect ratio display of HD+ resolution. The build quality of the phone is solid. The design is same as other Xiaomi phones so nothing special there. It looks decent overall.

Redmi Y2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset which is the same processor we saw on various other Xiaomi phones like Note 4, Note 5, Max 2. Snapdragon 625 is a decent performer and is very power efficient. There are 2 variants available: 3GB-32GB and 4GB-64GB. Both variants perform well and are capable of handling multiple apps and games without any issues. If you are a heavy user, go for 4GB RAM variant.

The camera is the USP of Redmi Y2 so let's talk about it. The rear camera is a dual 12MP+5MP setup similar to what we saw on Redmi Note 5 Pro. The camera performs really well in outdoor conditions. Images are sharp with good colors. Portrait mode works great and edge detection is good with decent bokeh effect on the back. 

The front selfie camera of the Redmi Y2 is a 16MP sensor with a Flash which helps to improve image quality in low light conditions. The Y2 can also take portrait mode selfies. Front camera uses AI Beautification to makes your images look better. You will be impressed by its performance. 

Redmi Y2 comes with a 3080 mAh capacity battery which will last for a day on a single charge. Redmi Y2 runs on MIUI 9.5 which is a skin based on the latest Android 8.1. Redmi Y2 is a great phone for those who take a look of pictures. It also performs well in other areas. 

Redmi Y2 is one of the best phones under 30000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.99 LCD IPS
ResolutionHD+ 720p
Back Camera12MP+5MP Dual Camera
Front Camera16 MP
Battery Capacity3080 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorSnapdragon 625
Weight168 gm
Pros
Solid Build Quality
Large Display
Great Camera Performance
No Lag
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
Cons
HD Resolution Display

Price and Available Offers

The price of Redmi Y2 is around Rs. 9999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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9. OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 6T has one of the best designs and performance when it comes to the flagship smartphone segment. This smartphone is the successor of OnePlus 6 and comes with a couple of improvements.

It comes with a 6.41 inch AMOLED panel display which has a Full HD Plus resolution. The display is vibrant and is the best you would see for a phone in the budget of under 40k. The aspect ratio is 19:9 with a waterdrop notch design. The phone looks amazingly great with a glass back and you cannot get your eyes off it.

OnePlus 6T is powered by the industry best and most powerful mobile processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which has the Antutu Benchmark Score of 270000 and easily beats any other smartphone in the industry. It is backed by 6 GB of RAM and the performance is super smooth. You can easily play multiple games, run multiple applications and do anything but there is no sign of lag or issues with the smartphone. It has 128 GB of internal memory and there is also a 2nd variant which has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory and can be checked here.

On the camera side, again this smartphone does an amazing job. It has a dual rear camera of 16MP + 20MP sensor while the front camera is a 16MP sensor. There is support of both OIS and EIS on the rear camera and the front camera has support for EIS. The video recording would be a lot smoother and not shaky with these features. Both the camera have very accurate color reproduction to what your eyes see and is amazed us. The rear camera also supports 4K video recording and slow-motion videos.

It has a battery rated at 3700 mAh which powers the phone for around 1 to 1.5 days easily. It comes with a dash charger that can charge your phone up to 50 per cent in just 30 minutes. It runs on Android 9 Pie operating system and no bloatware so the user experience is best. The OnePlus 6T comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is a cool new tech but the experience is not that great as of now. The fingerprint is slow and the screen needs to light up first to detect the fingerprint.

Overall, it is an excellent phone with top-notch performance, beautiful design, amazing camera, dash charging, and stock android. It is the best phone you get in the budget of Rs. 35000 to 40000.

OnePlus 6T is one of the best phones under 30000
Storage-RAM128 GB-6 GB
Display6.41 Inch AMOLED
ResolutionFull HD+ 2340 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera20MP + 16MP Dual Camera
Front Camera16 MP
Battery Capacity3700 mAH
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie
ProcessorSnapdragon 845
Weight186 gm
Pros
Solid Build Quality and Nice Design
Powerful Chipset
Beautiful AMOLED Display
Excellent Camera Performance
Fast Charging
Cons
Slow Fingerprint Sensor

Price and Available Offers

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10. Google Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 XL is the best android phone you can get. It offers excellent build quality, the device looks great and feels comfortable in hand. The hardware inside is the latest and greatest as of 2017. You will notice no lag what so ever. The USP of the device is the camera, it is safe to say that Pixel 2 XL has the best smartphone camera. The only negative is that the phone is very expensive. OnePlus 5T is a great device and will cost you half the price of Pixel 2 XL.

Google Pixel 2 XL is one of the best phones under 30000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display6 inch pOLED
ResolutionQHD+ 2880 x 1440 Pixels
Back Camera12.2MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity3520 mAh
ConnectivitySingle Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.0.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit Octa Core
Weight165 g
Pros
Excellent Build Quality
Beautiful Design
Top Notch Hardware
Excellent Camera
Lag Free Performance
Cons
Expensive
No Headphone Jack

Price and Available Offers

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So that was our list of best selfie camera phones in India. We hope it was helpful and you were able to find a suitable smartphone according to your usage and budget.