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10 best selfie smartphones of 2016

Obsessed with clicking pictures of yourself with your phone camera? Here’s the ‘picture perfect’ list of best selfie smartphones in 2016 so far. Time to upgrade your narcissism!

10 best selfie smartphones of 2016

Today, clicking a selfie is about more than just the likes and retweets. It is about keeping a journal of cherished memories and capturing treasured moments. And nothing is more personal than a smartphone that can help you do that with speed and panache. To click the best pictures, your phone’s front camera needs to be top notch. If your current phone just doesn’t deliver, we’ve compiled a list of the best selfie smartphones based on expert recommendations.


Best selfie smartphones of 2016 available on Flipkart

Planning on upgrading your old phone on a budget? Read ahead to get that picture-perfect selfie and select your future phone from this list of smartphones on Flipkart. Here are the top 10 most-recommended devices.


Swipe Elite Plus

This dual-SIM phone features a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture lens and an LED flash to help you take sharp shots even in low light. The front camera offers a whopping 8MP and is accomplished enough as a selfie shooter to ensure your photographs are of brilliant quality. The photos you click on your Swipe Elite Plus are more detailed thanks to its impressive array of sensors, including a proximity sensor, light sensor and a 3D G-sensor. The 5-inch Full-HD IPS screen, protected by Dragontrail Glass, is easy to handle. The phone is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, and comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card.

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One of the most affordable devices in our best selfie smartphones list, the Swipe Elite Plus is available on Flipkart.

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Lava X81

The Lava X81 has a 13MP rear camera featuring an f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. This phone is more than ready to accompany you on all your photography expeditions. The 5MP front camera features an 84-degree wide-angle lens and comes with its own LED flash — so that you can click non-grainy selfies any time of the day. With the Lava X81, you will get a compact phone with a slim design and powerful hardware. The phone breezes through apps and games thanks to its MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor (64-bit) at 1.3 Ghz and 3GB RAM. It comes with 16GB internal storage and also features a microSD card slot that supports storage cards of up to 64GB.

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A highly recommended budget device in our best selfie smartphones guide, the Lava X81 is available on Flipkart for INR 10,499.


Honor 5C

The 13MP rear camera of the Honor 5C has an LED flash that helps brighten up even the darkest of scenes. It is quick at capturing your precious moments too—simply double press the volume down button and start clicking! While the rear camera makes it possible to click great photographs in well-lit settings and low-light shots, the 8MP front camera is a boon for selfies and even does a fine job during video calls. Its 5.2-inch 1080p display easily enables single-hand use and shows clear even in bright sunlight. The Kirin 650 octa-core processor and 2 GB of RAM ensures the phone runs without any lag.

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The Honor 5C is available on Flipkart in grey, gold and silver colors for INR 10,999. Our best selfie smartphones guide recommends that you read this review before going ahead with the purchase.


Gionee F103 Pro

Apart from the 13MP rear camera, the Gionee F103 Pro features a 5MP front snapper for clicking crystal-clear selfies. The front camera features an LED flash that ensures you click beautiful photos even in the late evening or at night. The phone also offers an array of nifty camera features including face beauty, HDR mode, panorama and time-lapse. Dragontrail glass makes this phone’s 5-inch HD display scratch-resistant, while the 2.5D curved edge helps it rest easy in your hand. The phone packs in a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, a 3GB RAM and a Li-polymer 2400mAh battery for long talk time and multimedia usage.

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The best selfie smartphones guide vouches for this phone that has an average user rating of 4.3 and comes at INR 11,999 on Flipkart.


LeEco Le 2

No introduction is needed for this legendary Chinese superphone. LeEco Le 2’s 16MP rear camera has an f/2.0 aperture lens, dual LED flash and Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) support that focuses on a subject in just about 0.09 seconds! You can also record brilliant 4K videos at 30 frames per second and 720p slow motion video at 120 frames per second with your LeEco Le 2. The 8 megapixel front camera has a 76.5-degree wide-angle lens sensor to include all your friends. The LeEco Le 2 also features a 5.5-inch screen and Android Marshmallow (6.0) and runs on a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor, which when paired with the 3GB RAM, delivers a performance that is as smooth as butter! The 3000 mAh-powered battery ensures that even with viewing videos and doing other fairly heavy tasks on your LeEco Le 2, the charge lasts for a day and a little more.

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One of the top recommended devices in our best selfie smartphones guide – the LeEco Le2, is currently available on the platform for INR 11,999.


Yu Yunicorn

This phone sports a 13MP rear autofocus camera with dual-tone LED flash and front-facing 5MP shooter for selfies. Record videos in Full-HD resolution and watch them play sharp and clear on a 5.5-inch high quality display with a dense pixel count. The phone is equipped with a physical home button for ease of use. For added security, it has an integrated fingerprint sensor capable of storing up to 5 fingerprint profiles. It can scan and authenticate your fingerprint, and grant you access to your phone in just 0.2 seconds! A MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor, clubbed with a 4GB RAM and Mali-T860 graphics, in addition to a 4000mAh battery, makes the Yu Yunicorn a powerhouse.

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The Gold Rush edition of the Yu Yunicorn is currently available on Flipkart for INR 13,499.


Samsung Galaxy J7

The Galaxy J7 sports a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing camera. Both cameras come with independent flash, helping you click fabulous photos even in low-light conditions. The phone sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display that offers vivid colors and great viewing angles. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with support for 4G (LTE). The 1.6 GHz Exynos octa-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM ensures that you do not experience any lag while opening and switching between apps, browsing the Web or clicking photos. Though it has an inbuilt storage of 16 GB, you can expand it with a microSD card of up to 128 GB.

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Buy on Flipkart in gold, black or white for Rs. 15,990/-


Nextbit Robin

The first Android smartphone using deeply integrated cloud storage, the Nextbit Robin features 100GB of free cloud storage with an option to expand. In addition, you also use the phone’s 32GB of onboard storage. Its 13MP rear camera comes with phase detection, autofocus and a dual-tone flash—perfect for capturing stunning, blur-free photos even at night. Click stunning selfies with its front-facing 5MP camera, and enjoy the praise that comes your way when you upload your detailed shots on social media. The deeply integrated cloud storage means photos are retained at a lower resolution. However, zoom in and you’ll trigger the original in full resolution. The 3GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor ensure the phone is more than capable of handling your daily tasks. The display is a 5.2-inch IPS panel with a full-HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection.

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The Nextbit Robin is available in two unique colors—Mint and Midnight. Our best selfie smartphone guide strongly recommends the unique mint color. The smartphone is currently available on Flipkart for INR 19,999.


LeEco Le Max2

A mammoth when it comes to camera phones, the LeEco Le Max2 sports a powerful 21MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture lens and dual LED flash. It’s a selfie lover’s dream with its 8MP front camera that supports Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) and optical image stabilization (OIS), and allows you to record 4k videos. The 8MP front camera is great for clicking perfectly clear selfies. The perfect go-between a smartphone and a tablet, the LeEco Le Max2 comes with a 5.7 inch WQHD display that is crisp and rich. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 GHz Processor makes it a breezy multitasker, while Quick Charge 2.0 technology helps you charge its 3100 mAh-powered battery super fast.

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A top-of-the-line Android device at a very competitive price, the Le Max 2 is definitely one of the top pics in our best selfie smartphone guide. Buy the LeEco Le Max2 on Flipkart for INR 22,999. 



With a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera that capture loads of detail in most conditions, the LG G5 can become a trusty companion for the serious photographer. The dual rear camera system features a 16 MP rear camera and an 8 MP camera that fits in a lot into the frame thanks to its 135-degrees wide field of view. The camera app offers loads of photo and video features to turn any newbie into an expert, such as ultra HD, HDR mode and auto shot. Powered by a 2.1 GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core processor and a 4GB RAM, the G5 handles every app or game without a hiccup.

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If you are looking for a premium Android smartphone that does all and more than others in this space, our best selfie smartphones guide strongly recommends this device. Buy on Flipkart in titan, gold or silver for INR 47,990.
Pick your favorite selfie phone out of these 10 from our best selfie smartphones guide and don’t forget to share your comments below!


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