Best Selfie Camera Phone Android Central 2021
We all take selfies from time to time (some far more than others, as we can all see on social media), and there's nothing wrong with wanting the very best selfie camera phone to take them with. Of course, sheer image quality isn't the only thing that matters. wide-angle lenses and software tricks can help liven up your selfie game, too. We think the Asus Zenfone 7 Pro is the best overall phone for taking selfies, but there are plenty of other great options to choose from with different features and price points.
- Best overall: Asus Zenfone 7 Pro
- Consistent performer: Samsung Galaxy S20+
- Premium Pixel camera experience: Google Pixel 5
- Pixel selfies for less: Google Pixel 4a
- Selfies for days: Moto G Power
- Solidly reliable: Nokia 7.2
- Pop up fun: Oppo Reno 2
Best overall: Asus Zenfone 7 ProStaff Pick
The second-generation flip-up camera on the Zenfone 7 Pro is better than ever, and in his review, Alex Dobie even said it delivered "the best selfies on Android." The triple-camera setup functions as both the primary and selfie cameras, allowing for the ultimate in flexibility and performance. No other selfie cameras on this list can match the 3X telephoto with OIS or excellent video capabilities of the 7 Pro. This design also gives you an uninterrupted, edge-to-edge display.
Consistent performer: Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung's always had a strong selfie game, and the new 10MP sensor on the Galaxy S20+ is a step up. It's consistently good from shot-to-shot and really only comes up short in that it doesn't have as good of portrait or night photos as the Pixel does.
Premium Pixel camera experience: Google Pixel 5
The Pixel 5 is Google's top-tier phone of 2020, but it's priced among the emerging "value flagship" segment. While its rear cameras are excellent as always, its front-facing 8MP camera delivers picture-perfect selfies with a decently wide 83-degree field of view.
Pixel selfies for less: Google Pixel 4a
The Pixel 5 takes fantastic selfies, but it's also somewhat expensive. For hundreds less, you can get most of that selfie experience in the Pixel 4a. It may not be the exact same sensor and glass, but the resulting shots — including Night Sight — are still excellent, particularly for this price.
Selfies for days: Moto G Power
The Moto G Power isn't going to blow away any of the other phones on this list. It still gets the job done with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera supported by the longest battery life you're going to find on a phone, which means even more selfie time. Not bad for under $300!
Solidly reliable: Nokia 7.2
If you don't want to spend a lot but want to take solid selfies, the Nokia 7.2 is your jam. On top of being a tremendous overall budget phone with Android One, its 20-megapixel front camera is reliable for selfies even with multiple people. You can also use the "Bothie" mode in the camera to take a picture from the front and rear cameras simultaneously.
Pop up fun: Oppo Reno 2
Like the Asus Zenfone 7 Pro, the front of this display is unencumbered by a cutout or notch. Instead, Oppo opted for a pop-up solution, allowing users to experience all 6.5 inches of beautiful AMOLED display. The motorized pop-up camera comes out at a cool angle and takes 16MP selfies and 1080p video.
Get the best selfies
For consistently great selfies, it used to be Samsung, Samsung, Samsung every year. But these days, even though Samsung still has a solid setup with the Galaxy S20+, others have stepped up their selfie game.
The simple fact that the Asus Zenfone 7 Pro uses the same three-camera setup for selfies as for main shots helps it leap to the top of this list. The combination of 3X telephoto with OIS, excellent video, and an adjustable camera angle all add up to the best selfie shooter in the Android world.
Of course, if a cheaper, more conventional-looking phone is more your style, Google is still the standard-bearer for great photography, whether you opt for the Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a. Both options are hundreds less than our top choice, which make them even more appealing on the whole.
On the budget side, the Nokia 7.2 has a lot going for it at an affordable price, and the selfie camera, while not as good as the Pixel 4a, holds its own.
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