Most of the smartphone users like to click selfies. Even, manufacturers have started putting efforts to make the front camera better to give quality pictures. So, when there are a number of options available in a particular price bracket, choosing the right selfie camera phone might be a difficult task for many. Therefore, this article will highlight the factors that needs to be considered when your focus is to have a segment leading selfie camera in your phone.

The Number Of Megapixels

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When you upload your selfies on various social media platforms, it gets compressed and actual quality is degraded. Therefore, a minimum 5-megapixel camera should be present to give you standard results. If the front camera has a higher megapixel then it will give you much better results. Thus, we would recommend that you should go for a minimum of a 5-megapixel front camera.

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Aperture

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The next factor that needs to be considered is the camera aperture. If you want quality pictures even in low light then the aperture value should be less. This means the higher the value, the more degraded will be image quality. Most of the smartphones in mid or higher price segment get an aperture value of f2.0. If you get a lower value for say f1.9 then surely the camera will give better low light images. Low light conditions are the best way to test your front camera.

Face Detection And Beautification Mode

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The particular factor might be of interest for girls over boys. It has been observed that girls tend to prefer a beautification mode in the camera software. Therefore, one should first check if the camera has face detection mode, as it will help in capturing the face in an appropriate manner. After that, see if you get an additional beautification mode. If not, then one can opt for third party softwares.

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How Fast Camera Clicks In Low & Artificial Lights

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When clicking pictures in low light or artificial light, the camera shutter speed determines the quality of images. If the camera is clicking the images quickly that means the shutter speed is fast and you will get good images. The lower the speed, the lower will be the quality. Also, check for the colour and details of the image. If you get good detailing then the camera is of high standard.

Other Features

There are various software related features which further improves the selfie taking experience. One of the widely found features is the flexibility of clicking the picture through volume low down button. This feature is found in most of the phones nowadays and makes selfie clicking hassle free. Some smartphones even give you the flexibility to click selfies through gestures. Like waving your palm, smile detection, etc.  The phones with fingerprint sensor at back also give you the option to click selfies by pressing the sensor.

So, if you are getting the above-mentioned features along with some other value added features, then surely you are opting the right selfie camera phone for you. Do let us know some other features that are quite prominent nowadays and are important in making a better selfie taking smartphone.  

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Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.