Last modified: December 25, 2016


Selfie mania is trending, happening or whatever you call it these days, and those days are long past when secondary camera was really a secondary camera as mobile users, expecting the front camera to be as capable of capturing good quality images as the primary camera, no longer consider the front camera as a secondary one. Having Gotten the idea what buyers want, OEMs have started improving the image quality captured by front-camera. They have optimized software and lens quality as well to improve the pics quality clicked with the front-facing shooter. That is why, now even a mid-ranger phone features a front camera of at least 5MP and these days it is pretty usual for a high-end smartphone to boast an 8MP front-camera

Going one step further, some mobile companies have equipped some of their devices with a whopping 13 MP front camera, which is really enticing and exciting for those who love selfie. So, understanding what our readers really want to know, we’ve finally gotten around to exploring some excellent Smartphones featuring a powerful 13MP front-camera.

Oppo F1s

Key Specs of Oppo F1s

Front camera Features16MP, dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, wide-angle
Rear Camera13MP
CPUMediaTek MT6755/ MTK7650, 1.5GHz octacore
GPUMali T-860
RAM3/4GB RAM
Storage32/64GB internal, up to 256GB expandable memory slot (dedicated)
Display5.5 inches LCD, HD, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Battery3075 mAh
SIM slotssingle/dual

Price – ~ $280 / Rs 18000

Oppo F1 Plus (16MP front camera)

Key Specs of Oppo F1 Plus

Front camera Features16MP, dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, wide-angle
Rear Camera13MP
CPUMediaTek MT6755, 2.0GHz octacore
GPUMali T-860
RAM4GB
Storage64GB, up to 128GB expandable, hybrid slot
Display5.5 inches LCD, FHD, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Battery2850 mAh
SIM slotsdual (hybrid)

Price – ~ $350 / Rs 22000

Asus Zenfone Selfie

ZenFone Selfie

There ! Selfie is the namesake for this elegant beauty. ZenFone Selfie sports a 13MP front facing camera with dual-LED flash and no-doubt that Asus has optimized it heavily for taking exceptional stunning selfies. With f/2.2 aperture, its front-camera can cover the area wide up to 88 degree angle. It is capable of taking close-up images, and it also excels in low-light conditions. dual-LED flash performs great while taking pics in darkness.

Apart from being a boom boom selfie shooter, ZenFone Selfie is a great mid-ranger Android phone powered by a quadcore Snapdragon 615 CPU along with a decent GPU Adren 305. The device has two memory variants: 16GB storage / 2GB RAM and 32GB storage / 3GB RAM.

Coming to display, it has a 5.5 inches full HD display guarded by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and thus making it very hard to get scratched and shattered. The display has oleophobic coating also. In battery part too, ZenFone Selfie doesn’t disappoint us as it is powered with an efficient 3000 mAh battery.

Key Specs of ZenFone Selfie

Front camera Features13MP, dual-LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle
Rear Camera13MP
CPUSnapgragon 615, Quad-core
GPUAdreno 305
RAM2GB/3GB
Storage16GB/32GB, up to 128GB expandable
Display5.5 inches LCD, Full HD, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, oleophobic coating
Battery3000 mAh
SIM slotsdual

Price – ~ $224 / Rs 14999

Verdict – running on Android Lollipop 5.1 and upgradeable to Android 6, ZenFone Selfie may be a great choice for you at a very affordable price. It is not only a selfie centric phone but also a perfect mid-ranger shining with a yummy specs-sheet.

HTC One E9 Plus

HTC One E9 Plus

It is a high-end Smartphone capable of taking detailed and optimized images with the help of its 13MP front-facing camera. Its front camera has f/2.0 aperture which helps take clear images. Its front-camera is beefed-up with HTC Ultra-Pixel technology that increases the picture quality dramatically. Sadly, there is no LED flash for the front-camera.

Moving to the specs, HTC One E9 Plus houses a MediaTek Helio X10, octacore CPU clocked at 2GHz and coupled with PowerVR G6200 graphics processor. The device boasts a 3GB of RAM and 32GB built-in storage in addition to an expandable memory slot (up to 128GB). It is equipped with a 5.5 inches 2K display protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Rear camera of One E9 Plus is also 13MP but with a slightly smaller aperture (f/2.2). Its 2800 mAh battery might seem to be a little insufficient for a 2K display.

Key Specs of HTC One E9 Plus

Front camera Features13MP, f/2.0 aperture, wide-angle
Rear Camera13MP
CPUMediaTek Helio X10, octacore, 2GHz
GPUPowerVR G6200
RAM3GB
Storage32GB, up to 128GB expandable
Display5.5 inches LCD, Quad HD, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Battery2800 mAh
SIM slotsdual

Price – $472/Rs31500

Verdict – HTC One E9 Plus is a pricey phone with an exceptionally powerful front-camera. However, lacking LED flash on the front is really a letdown.

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual

Sony Xperia C5 ultra ships with a stunning 13MP front-facing camera that appears more powerful than its rear camera. The latter comes with f/2.0 aperture size while the selfie-shooter wins having a  aperture size (f/2.2). Undeniably, Xperia C5 Ultra is one of the numbered devices sporting a camera capable of taking high-quality images. This phone boasts an LED flash for its front-camera too.

Besides being an amazing selfie phone, Xperia C5 Ultra is a massive phone bearing a 6 inches extra large display with full HD resolution. Coming to processing power, an octacore MediaTek CPU clocked at 1.7GHz augments it along with Mali T760 MP2 GPU and 2GB of RAM. For a 6-inch-display phone, a 2930 mAh battery seems to be somewhat insufficient.

Key Specs of Xperia C5 Ultra Dual

Front camera Features13MP, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash
Rear Camera13MP
CPUMediaTek , octacore, 1.7GHz
GPUMali T760 MP2
RAM2GB
Storage16GB, up to 200GB expandable
Display6 inches LCD, Full HD, Scratch resistant glass
Battery2930 mAh
SIM slotsdual

Price – ~ $390/26000 INR

Verdict – A big phone (phablet)  with amazing front camera but with a lighter battery

InFocus M680

InFocus M680

InFocus is a U.S. based company that is spreading its wings to cover Smartphone market, and it has already started to earn a reputation for making quality mobiles. InFocus M680 is one of the pieces of excellence from this brand. M680 boasts a 13 MP front camera in addition to a 13MP rear camera too. The utility of this sheer beauty is further bolstered up by a 1.5 GHz octacore MediaTek processor, Android Lollipop 5.1, 2GB RAM and a 2600 mAh battery. Its screen is 5.5 inches large and has HD resolution.

Price  – $165/ Rs 11000

Verdict – A cool mid-ranger front camera centric phone. but lacks LED flash on front.

HTC Desire Eye

HTC Desire Eye

HTC Desire eye comes with a whopping 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, wide angle, zooming and Dual-LED flash making it totally stands out.

If we talk about other features of the phone, HTC Desire Eye excels in almost everything, having a 5.2 inches shatterproof full HD display protected by corning Gorilla Glass 3. Along with 2GB of RAM, it is armed with a Snapdragon 801 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. As the phone was launched back in 2014, you can buy it at a slashed price.

Key Specs of HTC Desire Eye

Front camera Features13MP, f/2.2 aperture, dual LED flash
Rear Camera13MP
CPUSnapgragon 801 , quad-core, 2.3GHz
GPUAdreno 330
RAM2GB
Storage16GB, up to 128GB expandable
Display5.2 inches LCD, Full HD, Gorilla Glass 3
Battery2400 mAh
SIM slotssingle

Price – $400

Verdict – A perfect selfie shooter phone with every other feature balanced.

Oppo N3

oppo-n3.jpg

Oppo N3 is a high-end device that costs you a pretty penny. It was launched back in January 2015. It has only one 16MP camera that works for front as well rear. Actually the camera is located on a rotatable panel. We can rotate the panel to bring the rear camera to the front and vice-versa. It is a clever technique that not only helps company cut the manufacturing cost of the mobile but also deliver as much powerful front camera as that of the rear. Oppo N3 houses a 16MP camera with a aperture size of f/2.3 and dual-LED flash. This camera works not only as a rear and front camera, but also as a top camera as it can be adjusted anywhere around the rotating axis.

Key Specs of Oppo N3

Front camera Features16MP, f/2.3 aperture, dual LED flash
Rear Camera16MP
CPUSnapgragon 801 , quad-core, 2.3GHz
GPUAdreno 330
RAM2GB
Storage32GB, up to 128GB expandable
Display5.5 inches LCD, Full HD, Gorilla Glass 3
Battery3000 mAh
SIM slotsdual

Price – $710

BLU Selfie

BLU Selfie

Another phone that has the word selfie in its name, which reflects its being especially designed for capturing stunning selfies. BLU Selfie is an affordable and compact size phone bearing 4.7 inches HD LCD display covered with a scratch resistance glass (Gorilla Glass3). The device comes with a 13 MP rear and a 13 front camera as well. There is a LED flash on both front and back. Other specifications are a 1.7GHz octa-core CPU, Mali 540GPU, 2GB of RAM and 2300mAh battery.

Key Specs of BLU Selfie

Front camera Features13MP, LED flash
Rear Camera13MP
CPUMediaTek, octacore, 1.7GHz
GPUMali450 MP4
RAM2GB
Storage16GB, up to 64GB expandable
Display4.7 inches LCD, HD, Gorilla Glass 3
Battery2300 mAh
SIM slotsdual

Price – $220

ZTE Blade S7

ZTE Blade S7

ZTE Blade S7 may be a great choice for you as it not only features a 13MP front camera but also a fingerprint reader placed on the rear at the home button that you can use to unlock phone, apps or even receive calls. Two clustered octacore Snapdragon 615 CPU and Adreno 405 give it processing power while 3GB RAM handles multi-tasking nicely. It has 32GB internal memory and up to 64GB expandable card slot. The downside of this phone is that it lacks front LED flash.

Key Specs of ZTE Blade S7

Front camera Features13MP
Rear Camera13MP
CPUSnapdragon 615, octacore, (4X1.5GHz + 4X1GHz)
GPUAdreno 405
RAM3GB
Storage32GB, up to 64GB expandable
Display5 inches LCD, FHD
Battery2500 mAh
SIM slotsdual

Price – $490

Sony Xperia M5

Sony Xperia M5

Key Specs of Xperia M5

Front camera Features13MP, f/2.0 aperture, autofocus
Rear Camera21.2MP
CPUMediaTek Helio X10, Octacore, 2.0GHz
GPUPowerVR G6200
RAM3GB
Storage16GB, up to 200GB expandable
Display5 inches LCD, FHD, scratch protection
Battery2600 mAh
SIM slotssingle

Price – $394

Huawei Honor 7i

Huawei Honor 7i

Key Specs of Huawei Honor 7i

Front camera Features13MP, autofocus, LED flash
Rear Camera13MP
CPUSnapgragon 616, octacore (4X1.7GHz + 4X1.3GHz)
GPUAdreno 405
RAM2GB/3GB
Storage16GB/32GB, up to 128GB expandable
Display5.2 inches LCD, FHD, scratch protection
Battery3100 mAh
SIM slotsdual

Price – $410

Note – Most of the devices launched in 2015 –2016 are running on Android 5+ and are likely to get Android 6 upgrade in the middle of 2016.

More and more 13MP front-camera Smartphones are coming in 2016. So keep visiting the page. 🙂

About Shams

Shams, a professional blogger, has expertise in WordPress and Web Hosting. He is used to playing around with WordPress plugins, themes, web hosting services and some other innovative stuff regarding web design. He sifts out good stuff for web designers and reviews it to help them choose what they really need.

Being an energetic tech enthusiast, he regularly pens down breaking news and tutorials related to technology particularly Smartphones and other gadgets. Sometimes writes tech tips too. It was the dawn of Internet age when he started dabbling in it and has since been delving into the realm of the internet. He occupies a permanent burrow in virtual world.

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