“Here are the top 5 smartphones with powerful selfie cameras that are priced below Rs 15k”

What was just a fad few years ago has now become an important part of our lives. Yes, we’re talking about selfies their importance can be gauged from the fact that a good selfie camera is a necessity while purchasing a new phone. Smartphone brands have realised this and have started to include large sensors on the fascia of their phones, and you don’t even need to break the bank to acquire such options. These days, you can find a large 25MP camera on a smartphone that costs just around Rs 15,000. Hence, here’s a list of the top 5 selfie smartphones in the budget segment.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

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The Redmi Note 6 Pro is the latest mid-range smartphone from Xiaomi in the country. The phone features a notch at the front, which houses two front-facing cameras. There’s a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor with an f/2.0 aperture that is paired with a secondary 2MP depth sensor. Users can use the front camera setup to take portrait photos with ease and the software has several features such as Beauty mode that will improve selfies. In terms of hardware, the Note 6 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 636 chipset and gets up to 6GB RAM with 64GB of storage. It has a dual rear camera setup (12MP+5MP) as well and draws power from a 4000mAh battery. The device has a 6.26-inch FHD+ display and costs Rs 13,990 for the base variant. 

Related read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro review 

Realme U1

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The Realme U1 is the latest smartphone from the brand that’s not even an year old. The handset was announced in November last year and is available for purchase for a starting price of Rs 11,999. The phone features a 25MP AI Selfie camera with 1.8µm large pixels and f/2.0 aperture. Realme has used the Sony IMX 576 sensor, which has features such as Hybrid HDR and multi-frame noise reduction. The software also includes an AI Beauty+ mode that is designed specifically for Indians, according to Realme. The device is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 chipset that’s paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There’s a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch at the front, while a 3,500mAh battery is tasked with keeping the package running.  

Related read: Realme U1 review 

Honor 10 Lite (Upcoming)

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The Honor 10 Lite is the latest smartphone from Honor and it will be available for purchase in India starting January 15th. We have already reviewed the phone and found it to be a very good device in the mid-range segment. It is also a good phone for selfie enthusiasts as it flaunts a 24MP AI selfie camera in the tiny notch that is present on the front of the phone. The camera has several AI features that assist it to take superior quality selfie images. Apart from that, the Honor 10 Lite is powered by the Kirin 710 chipset, up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, and a 3,320mAh battery. It features a 6.21-inch FHD+ display and a dual rear cameras. 

Related read: Honor 10 Lite review  

Xiaomi Mi A2

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The Mi A2 is an Android One device, which means that it runs stock Android and receives software updates earlier than Xiaomi devices. The phone also provides a solid camera experience. On the front, it features a 20MP selfie camera along with an LED flash, while on the back, the phone has a pair of shooters, comprising 12MP + 20MP snappers. Xiaomi has equipped the phone with the Snapdragon 660 SoC, a 5.99-inch FHD+ display without a notch, 4GB RAM / 6GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB of internal storage, and a 3010mAh battery. The base variant of the Mi A2 with 64GB storage is priced at Rs 13,999. 

Related read: Xiaomi Mi A2 review 

Vivo V9 Youth


The V9 Youth is the less powerful variant of the V9 (review) and was launched in April 2018. The phone is available for purchase in India at a price tag of Rs 13,990. While the Vivo V9 is equipped with a 24MP selfie camera, the Youth variant gets a lower-res 16MP sensor. However, the 16MP front camera is aided by AI features that make it very good for selfies. The phone is equipped with the Snapdragon 450 chip and comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It has a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a notch up top. At the back, there’s a dual-camera setup with a 16MP main sensor paired with a 2MP depth unit. The device is backed by a 3,260mAh battery. 

These are the top 5 selfie smartphones priced under Rs 15,000 in India, according to us. If you take a lot of selfies, but do not want to spend a lot of money, then you cannot go wrong with any of these phones.