Here, we will be running down the best Selfie phones in the market you can get right now to take your selfie game to the next level. Now, before we begin, I’ll just like to say that the phones listed here have been tested by Dxomark, a website dedicated to testing smartphone cameras (and other cameras) in other to determine how each smartphone camera stack up to the rest. To see how this test is carried out and how the points are awarded or given to each smartphone, head over to their website.
Also, these rankings include smartphones from 2018 and earlier so newer smartphones from 2019 weren’t included in the list yet. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s meet the smartphones.
10 Best Selfie Camera Phone in 2019
10 Huawei P20 Pro – 67 Points
Huawei P20 Pro scored a respectable 67 points in the test carried out by Dxomark thanks to its 24MP selfie camera which an f/2.0 aperture and a 26mm lens. It also features Leica optics and can also shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
9. Samsung Galaxy S8 – 71 Points
At the number 9 spot, we have the Samsung Galaxy S8 with a score of 71 Points. Surprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has rather low 8MP selfie camera. However, the camera has an f/1.7 aperture, a 25mm lens and AutoFocus. The front facing camera is also capable of recording 1440p video at 30fps including a dual video with Auto HDR.
8. Huawei Mate 20 Pro – 73 Points
Mate 20 Pro from Huawei is also rocking the same single 24MP front-facing camera as the P20 Pro However it manages to still score 6 points higher than the latter, probably due to some software tweaks. Just like the P20 Pro, the 24MP selfie camera has an f/2.0 aperture and a 26mm lens with Leica optics and the ability to shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
7. iPhone X – 74 Points
Apple iPhones have been known for good video recording capabilities, pictures? Not so much. Nevertheless, it still manages still hold its own when it comes to selfies with 74 points here. The single 7MP selfie camera on the iPhone X has an f/2.2 aperture, a 32mm lens with HDR and can shoot really good 1080p videos at 30fps.
6. Google Pixel 2 – 80 Points
If there is something the Google Pixel line of smartphones have been known it’s their camera prowess through lots of software magic. The Google Pixel 2, thanks to the Google software, scored an impressive 80 points with it’s a single front-facing 8MP camera. The camera has an f/2.4 aperture and a 27mm wide lens. It also has HDR and can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
5. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – 81 Points
Samsung Galaxy S9 takes the 5th spot with 81 points, inching a little higher than the Google Pixel 2 with just one point. The Samsung Galaxy S9, just like the S8 has single 8MP selfie camera, an f/1.7 aperture, 25mm wide lens, dual video call support, auto-HDR and can record 1440p videos at 30fps. Probably the software got better as the hardware obviously remained the same.
4. iPhone Xs Max – 81 Points
Scoring 81 points is also the iPhone Xs Max; the bigger variant of the iPhone Xs. The iPhone Xs Max, just like the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is sporting the same camera as its predecessor but with better software optimisations thereby yielding a higher score. It has a single 7MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture, 32mm lens and HDR. It can record 1080p videos at up to 60fps.
3. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 – 83 Points
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 comes in at 3rd place as the only Xiaomi smartphone in the top 10 list and also one of the two smartphones on this list to have a dual front-facing camera setup. The smartphone has a main 24MP selfie camera accompanied by a secondary 2MP depth sensor camera for depth sensing. It also has an LED flash, HDR and can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – 92 Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 follows in the footsteps of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S9 Plus with the same hardware when it comes to the selfie camera. It has a single 8MP camera, an f/1.7 aperture and a 25mm wide lens. It has support for dual video call, auto-HDR and 1440p video recording capabilities at 30fps.
1. Google Pixel 3 – 92 Points
Topping the list with the same point as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is no other than the Google Pixel 3 with 92 points thanks to its amazing software. As for hardware, it has a dual 8MP camera setup for selfies. The first has an f/1.8 aperture and 28mm wide lens with PDAF while the second has an f/2.2 aperture, 19mm ultrawide lens with no AF. The selfie cameras also have auto-HDR and can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
There you have it, the 10 best selfie phones you can buy now in 2019.