Smartphones with better front cameras now rule the market. The whole world is now going through the selfie fever – whatever is happening in the now, it must go online to some social networking website and a better front facing cameras helps the most in this regard. Thankfully, the market price for such smartphones are now coming down and the availability is going up; the perfect combination Indian smartphone market would be looking for. We have sorted out 10 smartphones with a brilliant front camera in Indian market in 2015.
1. HTC One M8
The 2014 flagship from HTC comes with a 5 megapixels front facing camera. The smartphone comes with the latest UltraPixel technology developed by HTC where the pixel size is 2.0 microns. The camera is based on HTC’s popular Duo camera setup. The photography sensor is 1/3rd of an inch, and the aperture for the rear camera is f/2.0. Other hardware specifications are – 2.3 GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 and 32 GB internal storage capacity expandable up to 128 GB etc. The GPU unit is Adreno 330 which contributes to the image processing apps’ performances as well. Price – Rs. 29,585.
2. HTC Desire Eye
The popular selfie smartphone with dual cameras, both having the same spec. The resolution on both the cameras is 13 megapixels, and unlike most other cameras in the market the HTC Desire Eye has an LED flash for both the cameras. Dual tone LED flashes correct the color on the captured photographed while capturing photos in dimly lit places. This phone has a Snapdragon 801 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, storage space 16 GB which is expandable up to 128 GB etc. However, the Desire Eye is IP67 certified so you can capture underwater selfies as well. Price – Rs. 29,950.
3. Gionee Elife E7
The popular Smartphone in the Chinese and South Asian region that’s been selling bearing its own title and many rebranded titles as well. The phone being released in 2013, specialized in a better front facing camera over anything else. The front camera on Elife E7 is 8 megapixels with face detection and autofocus. The rear camera unit captures photos in 16 megapixels with autofocus and LED flash. It is powered by a Snapdragon 800 CPU, 3 GB of RAM and backed up with an Adreno 330 GPU. Price – Rs. 18,177.
4. Oppo N1 Mini
Oppo smartphones are making a worldwide reputation. The N1 Mini has a camera unit that rotates 180 degree, hence you can use the same camera for normal photos or selfie – whichever way you like. The resolution is 13 megapixels with additional features like 1/3.2” sensor size, autofocus, face detection etc. The LED flash isn’t dual tone yet illuminates dark scenes without trouble. The phone has a Snapdragon 400 CPU and 2 GB of RAM. Price – Rs. 20,000.
5. Sony Xperia C3
Sony smartphones are better gadgets in their respective budget range, especially the mid-level Sony smartphones offer quite a good spec-sheet. The Sony Xperia C3 is an older smartphone yet it packs a promising 5 megapixels front camera. It captures 720p videos, however there aren’t additional features like autofocus or LED flash. Face detection may work with third party apps. The display is 5.5 inches with 720p resolution – making it easier to capture selfies. Price – Rs. 13,279.