The Selfie Craze: Smartphones With A Minimum 16MP Front Camera

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Vivo V5 Plus
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A couple of years back a phone with an 8MP front camera is groundbreaking. And then selfie trend took the world by storm. Indians especially have embraced selfies than anyone else. OEMs are cashing on the addiction by launching selfie focused phones. Vivo took it to the next level by launching a dual front camera phone with a flashlight. In this article, we list down the smartphones with the front camera having a minimum of 16MP resolution.

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

It is the first phone from Samsung to house 6GB RAM and also the first phone from the brand to sport a 16MP camera on the front. It is available for pre-order on Flipkart for a price of Rs. 36,999.

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy C9 Pro
Display6.0 inch Super AMOLED
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 Full HD
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 653
Processor 4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 510
Memory6 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB ROM
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 256 GB
Primary Camera16 MP, f/1.9, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera16 MP with f/1.9 aperture
Fingerprint sensorYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
NFCYes
Battery 4000 mAh battery
PriceRs. 36,900

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus launches one flagship phone every year. However, OnePlus decided to bump up the specifications of OnePlus 3 to make sure its latest offering, OnePlus 3T, can compete with the flagships launched in the third quarter of 2016. OnePlus 3T comes with more powerful Snapdragon 821 processor and improved optics on the front by incorporating 16MP camera sensor.

OnePlus 3T India

Key SpecsOnePlus 3T
Display5.5 inch Optic AMOLED
Screen ResolutionFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 2 x 2.35 GHz
2 x 1.6 GHz
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 821
Memory6 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB / 128 GB
Storage UpgradeNo
Primary Camera16 MP, f/2.0, Phase Detection Autofocus, OIS
Secondary Camera16 MP, f/2.0
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
4G readyYes
VoLTEYes
SIM card typeDual-SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight158 gms
Battery 3400 mAh
Price 64 GB - Rs. 29,999
128 GB - Rs. 34,999

Vivo V5 Plus

Vivo has been seeing tremendous growth in the offline market, thanks to its aggressive marketing. With Vivo V5 Plus, it hit the nail on the head by launching first dual front camera phone in India. One of the dual camera houses a 20MP sensor and other houses an 8MP sensor, which helps to create a shallow depth of field. It also provides a rich seam for marketing and thus luring more customers.


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Key SpecsVivo V5 Plus
Display5.5 inch IPS LCD Display
Screen ResolutionFull HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 625
Processor Octa-core:
8 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506
Memory4 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB
Storage UpgradeNo
Primary Camera16 MP, LED flash
Video recording1080p @ 30fps
Secondary CameraDual 20 MP + 8 MP, f/2.0 aperture, Moonlight LED flash
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
4G voLTE readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM, nano SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight162 gms
Dimensions153.8 x 75.5 x 7.6 mm
Battery 3160 mAh
PriceRs. 27,980

Oppo F1s

Oppo solely relies on camera capabilities to sell their phones. So launching camera oriented phones is a no-brainer. Most of the phones from the company sport a 16MP camera on the front. However, only Oppo F1s comes with decent hardware at an affordable price tag.

OPPO F1s

Key SpecsOppo F1s
Display5.5 inches IPS LCD
Screen Resolution1280 x 720 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.5 GHz Octa core
ChipsetMediatek MT6750
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera16 MP
Fingerprint SensorYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
Weight160 grams
Dimensions154.5 x 76 x 7.4 mm
Battery 3075 mAh
Price Rs. 17,990

Sony Xperia XA Ultra

Xperia XA Ultra is for those folks who love to consume a lot of media content on their phones. It sports a 16MP camera on the front and 21.5 MP camera on the back. It features a large 6-inch Full HD IPS LCD display that bolsters the photography experience on the phone.

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Key SpecsSony Xperia XA Ultra
Display6 inch Full HD
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 2.0 GHz Octa-Core
ChipsetMediatek MT6755
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 200 GB via microSD
Primary Camera21.5 MP
Secondary Camera16 MP
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
Weight202 g
Battery 2700 mAh
Price Rs. 29,900

If selfies are your predominant preference, we suggest checking the above phones. Also, bear in mind, India leads in selfie-related deaths. Please be safe and don’t risk your life for selfies.


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