“These are the best smartphones for capturing selfies, priced below Rs 20k”
Whether you like them or not, selfies are everywhere. More often than not, you must be finding yourself awkwardly being asked to pose for these selfies while your friends click them. Or you may also be the ones who love clicking these self-portraits for posting them on social media. No matter what side of the spectrum you lean on, it’s very evident these days that phone manufacturers are trying to entice buyers with handsets aimed at clicking great selfies. So if you’re on the lookout for selfie phones to buy in India, without pinching a wallet, we’ve prepared a list of best selfie phones under Rs 20,000.
The POCO F1 is the most value-for-money device available out there. It’s the only phone in the sub-Rs 20k bracket that offers the Snapdragon 845 processor. As for selfies, they are taken care of by a high-resolution 20MP front camera bearing an f/2.0 lens. In low light, this phone uses 4-in-1 pixel binning to capture great shots at the expense of resolution. And if you’re wondering, Xiaomi has indeed added a software-based portrait mode to the POCO F1. It even features a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup on its back.
Related read: POCO F1 review
The Realme U1 is an extremely stylish phone, which offers powerful specifications at an affordable price. Its design highlight is the tiny Dewdrop notch sitting on its front surface. This allows its display to occupy the entire front estate, creating a more immersive viewing experience. More importantly, this notch hides inside it a 25MP f/2.0 selfie camera with features like Night Shot Brightness and Back-Light Clarity, apart from of course, a portrait mode.
Realme also offers another great selfie phone in the form of the Realme 2 Pro. This device comes with a 16MP front camera, but has better internals than the U1. However, its base model costs Rs 2,000 more than the U1.
Vivo V11’s full-screen front surface bears a tiny waterdrop notch, which hides a 25MP camera. Tons of AI-based features accompany this snapper, apart from a software-based portrait mode. The V11 is a beautiful all-round device, offering the benefits of dual rear cameras, the MediaTek P60 processor and 6GB of RAM. Powering the show on the phone is a 3,315mAh battery. A Pro model of this phone also exists, and offers lots of improvements in its specs at a higher cost.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series phones are unbeatable around the Rs 15k price range. The latest addition to this range is the Redmi Note 6 Pro, which features dual front cameras. The notch on its display plays home to a 20MP f/2.0 main camera and a 2MP depth sensor. This allows the smartphone to offer better bokeh effects than what a single camera would be able to. The Note 6 Pro offers an impressive set of specs, which include a 4,000mAh battery, a Snapdragon 636 processor and a dual rear camera setup.
Xiaomi also has another great selfie phone under Rs 20,000 in the form of the Mi A2, which comes with a portrait mode-equipped 20MP front camera.
Vivo and Oppo really know how to make great selfie phones. The F9 is not just alluring to look at due to its exquisite design, but it’s also well equipped in terms of specs. Its front camera is a 16MP unit, which comes with various beautification features as well as a portrait mode. On F9’s rear surface, OPPO has placed a 16MP + 2MP setup, which comes with a variety of features including the portrait mode. The other specifications of the handset include a 6.3-inch full HD+ display, MediaTek’s Helio P60 SoC, 4GB RAM and a 3,500mAh battery. If you can extend your budget slightly, then you can opt for the F9 Pro, which ships with a 25MP selfie shooter.
Related read: OPPO F9 Pro review
The Nova 3i overshoots the Rs 20,000 threshold by just Rs 990, which is the reason we’ve decided to include it anyways. The Huawei smartphone carries on it four cameras, two at the front and two at the back. The selfie setup is a 24MP + 2MP combination, which comes with scene detection, a portrait mode and beautification effects. The rear camera system on its this phone includes a 16MP primary snapper and a 2MP depth sensor. Powered by Kirin 710 SoC, the handset ships with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage onboard.
Related read: Huawei Nova 3i review
These are all the options you should consider if you want to purchase a great selfie phone under Rs 20,000.