Best Selfie Smartphones In India For Under Rs. 15,000
Karamchand Rameshwar - Apr 30, 2019
You don't need to get an expensive smartphone to take excellent selfie photos anymore.
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Nowadays, phone makers have been trying to meet the needs of every user. They not only offer all-around phones but also provides handsets with different strengths. You can choose a phone with a large battery, a phone with impressive camera setup, or a powerful set of hardware specifications. It is the same for the selfie camera as you can now find a lot of phones with a great selfie camera for an affordable price. Here are the best selfie smartphones that you can buy in India for the price of under Rs. 15,000.
The Realme U1 is probably the best one that you could get for Rs. 15,000 and it was launched at the end of last year as a selfie-focused phone. It sports a 25MP selfie camera placed inside a dewdrop notch on the front. Its selfie camera has f/2.0 aperture and a 0.9µm pixels. Despite having a not really wide lens, the handset is still able to capture a decent amount of details and its photography in low-light conditions is also pretty good.
The handset packs a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a 2,340 x 1,080p resolution and a water-drop on top. It is powered by an MTK Helio P70 chipset, paired with 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB of storage. As mentioned, it comes with a 25MP selfie camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture. On the rear, there is a dual camera setup with a 12MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for unlocking the phone and a 3,500mAh cell with support for 10W fast charging. It runs ColorOS 5.2 which is based on the dated Android 8.1 Oreo.
The three variants of this phone with 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage for Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 11,999, respectively.
Samsung Galaxy M30
The Galaxy M30 is in the revamped Galaxy M series from Samsung. The handset features a metal unibody design as well as triple cameras on the rear. Not just that, the phone also has a 16MP selfie camera that is also worth mentioning. The selfie shooter comes with an aperture of f/2.0 and 1080p video recording as well as HDR support. Samsung has also been well-known for its camera software that delivers more natural photos.
The phone packs a 6.4-inch Full-HD+ display with 2,340 x 1,080p resolution and a water-drop just like other phones on the list. Powering the phone is an Exynos 7904 processor clubbed with 4/6GB RAM + 64/128GB of storage. As mentioned, there are a 16MP f/2.0 selfie camera and a triple rear camera setup, including a 13 MP, f/1.9 primary camera, a 5MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It is backed by a massive 5,000 mAh battery that can be charged with 15W fast charging.
There will be two variants of the Galaxy M30 including a 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant priced at Rs. 14,900 and a 6GB RAM/128GB storage option priced at Rs. 17,990
Honor 10 Lite
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is known for offering phones with a great camera quality. Its Honor 10 Lite, which launched in India recently, is a phone that targets the users who are interested in taking selfies. The handset comes with a 24MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.0, 0.9µm pixels, and 26mm wide focal length. The camera also supports 1080p video recording @30fps and HDR mode as well.
It packs a 6.21-inch FHD+ panel with 1,080 x 2,340p resolution and a dewdrop notch on the front housing the 24MP selfie camera. Powering the phone is a Huawei’s Kirin 710 SoC paired with 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage. At the back, there is a dual camera system including a 13MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. It also has a fingerprint scanner mounted on the rear for security and a 3,400mAh battery with 10W fast charging support. Lastly, it ships with the latest Android 9.0 Pie with Huawei’s EMUI 9.0 on top.
The base variant with 3GB RAM/32GB is priced at Rs. 11,999 while the two higher options with 4GB RAM / 64GB storage and 6GB RAM / 64GB storage will set you back by Rs. 13,999 and Rs. 17,999, respectively.
Xiaomi Redmi Y3
Xiaomi specifically develops the Redmi Y series as a selfie-centric offering to its users. Despite having a very aggressive pricing, the Redmi Y3 comes with a 32MP selfie camera with a Samsung GD1 sensor, similar to the mid-range Vivo V15. The front camera is supported by features like Auto HDR, AI Beautify, Super Pixel for low-light photography, Palm Shutter for taking shake-free selfies, AI Portrait Selfies. You can also take wide group selfies with the 80-degree field of view.
As mentioned, the selfie-centric device comes with a 32MP selfie camera with a Samsung GD1 sensor, similar to the mid-range Vivo V15. The front camera is supported by features like Auto HDR, AI Beautify, Super Pixel for low-light photography, Palm Shutter for taking shake-free selfies, AI Portrait Selfies. You can also take wide group selfies with the 80-degree field of view.
On the rear, it has a 12MP primary shooter with f/2.2 aperture, 1.25μm pixel size as well as a secondary 2MP depth sensor with a LED flash. Features for the rear cameras include AI Scene Detection, AI portrait Mode, recording video @FullHD resolution and 60fps with Electronic image stabilization (EIS), and Google Lens.
For security, it supports a fingerprint scanner mounted on the rear and Face Unlock feature for unlocking the phone. Even though it is not IP certified, the phone still has a P2i Nano Hydrophobic coating. Lastly, it packs a large 4,000mAh cell with 10W fast charging support.
The selfie-centric device is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage while the higher variant with 4GB RAM / 64GB storage costs Rs. 11,999.
Vivo Y95, which was launched in China under the name Vivo U1, is another selfie-focused phone with a 20MP f/2.0 selfie camera (8MP for the Chinese market). The handset sports a 6.22 HD+ display with 1,522 x 720p resolution and a water-drop notch housing the selfie camera. It runs on a Snapdragon 439 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. At the back, there is a dual camera setup and a fingerprint scanner. The camera setup includes a 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture and 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. It is backed by a large 4,030 mAh battery but no fast charging support. Lastly, it ships with FuntouchOS v4.5 based on the dated Android 8.1 Oreo.
Its sole variant with 4GB RAM/64GB storage is currently priced at Rs. 14,990 in India.