8 best smartphones for selfies

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Recently, an increasing number of people regularly take their smartphone out of their pocket in order to take selfies. But a couple of decades ago, we didn't even think about photographing ourselves if we didn't have a tripod at hand. Now we don't even need a selfie stick! Many smartphones have a wide-angle front camera, so that not only your face, but also other people (or some kind of landmark, if you stood in front of it) gets into the frame. Many, but not all. If you want to buy a smartphone that perfectly copes with filming yourself, then be sure to check out our rating. But do not expect any mentions of budget devices in it – such devices cannot boast of an excellent front camera, whatever their advertising says.

Rating of the best smartphones for selfies

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best smartphones for selfies 1 Apple iPhone X 128GB RUB 64,990
2 Honor View 20 6 / 128GB RUB 32 689
3 Huawei Mate 20X 128GB RUB 50,989
4 OPPO RX17 Pro RUB 49,990
5 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB RUB 41,680
6 Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium RUB 56,790
7 LG G7 ThinQ 64GB 28 150 rub.
8 Xiaomi Mi Mix3 6 / 128GB RUB 30 490

The ranking is based on RankQuality data.

Apple iPhone X 128GB

Selfie smartphone rating: 4.9

Apple iPhone X 128GB

In 2017, a well-known company from Cupertino decided to release a jubilee iPhone. For the first time, the 'Ten' got a real AMOLED screen at its disposal. This means that each pixel here glows independently. If the screen displays an image with an abundance of black, then the power consumption is reduced. And these black colors will be perfect – earlier in iPhone there was a backlight that spoiled everything.

The main difference between iPhone X from its predecessors is the notch at the top of the display. Popularly, this design element was immediately called 'monobrow'. Inside the elegant cutout is a sophisticated system of front-facing camera and sensors. Its main task is 3D scanning of the user's face. This unlocking method turned out to be very reliable, the manufacturer even decided to abandon the fingerprint scanner! Although it must be admitted that the fingerprint sensor in past smartphones Apple worked a little faster.

With the front camera built into this unit, you can create so-called animoji. This is when a video is created in which the smiley exactly repeats all your facial movements. And, of course, the front camera is capable of taking great photos. A 7-megapixel sensor is used for this. But don't be alarmed by this supposedly low resolution! The Apple giant did a great job on the optics, thanks to which he squeezed everything he could out of the matrix.

What else can this smartphone boast of? Of course, a gorgeous rear camera – it is double, and both of its modules are supplemented with optical stabilization. The matrices used here have a 12-megapixel resolution. The aperture here is open to f / 1.8. With this camera, you can shoot 4K video, and even at 60fps!

Of course, such a smartphone cannot fail to offer a high-speed wireless connection. For this, support for LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0 is implemented here. Well, by means of Apple Pay contactless payment will be carried out.

Alas, the smartphone has several disadvantages. For example, hardly anyone would call this selfie smartphone affordable. Even now, when a year and a half have passed since the announcement, about 60 thousand rubles are being asked for this representative of our rating. Looking at this price tag, one immediately wonders about the lack of a 3.5mm audio jack. Also, not everyone will be satisfied with the SIM card slot, which is present here in a single copy. If you think about it, the screen is not perfect here either. Its resolution is 2436×1125 pixels. For that kind of money, I would like to get a parameter close to 4K.

As for the rest, it is quite difficult to find fault with the smartphone. The wireless charging function is implemented here. Fast charging is also possible. The only pity is that the corresponding adapter will have to be purchased separately. Well, the built-in memory is a controversial issue. Apple has traditionally released several variants of iPhone X, differing in the amount of built-in storage. We recommend looking towards the 128GB version of the smartphone. In this case, you will take selfies without worrying about the fact that one day there will not be enough space for new pictures.

Advantages

  • There are modules Bluetooth 5.0, LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac;
  • Implemented water protection according to the IP67 standard;
  • Long battery life;
  • Built-in powerful processor;
  • Decent amount of RAM and permanent memory;
  • The Apple Pay function is supported;
  • Stereo speakers are used;
  • Good front camera that can create animoji;
  • Great rear camera
  • Can shoot 4K video at high frame rates;
  • Not bad AMOLED – display.

disadvantages

  • Facial identification is not very fast;
  • An AC adapter with support for fast charging must be purchased;
  • No 3.5mm audio jack;
  • Only one SIM card slot;
  • Memory card cannot be used;
  • Very high cost.

Honor View 20 6 / 128GB

Selfie smartphone rating: 4.8

Honor View 20 6 / 128GB

The Chinese company Huawei has recently begun to delight with smartphones that can perfectly cope with photo and video shooting. In particular, such a device is Honor View 20. This is one of the first devices, the display of which received a round cutout for the front camera lens. Also, the smartphone is capable of boasting an almost complete absence of side frames. A small area remains only at the bottom of the bezel. In short, such a gadget will definitely delight fans of frameless smartphones.

The diagonal of the screen installed here is 6.4 inches. The resolution cannot be called outrageous. But 2310×1080 pixels is also quite normal for a device that has a far from astronomical price tag. In Russia, you can buy this model for 38 thousand rubles.

The main feature of the device is not the display. The hallmark of this selfie smartphone is the rear camera. Believe it or not, the resolution of the main module has been brought up to 48 megapixels! The pictures are very detailed! This may not be the level of a professional SLR camera, but it is already close to it. We recommend watching photos on a 4K TV or monitor – this is the only way to see your photos in all their glory. By the way, the images are bright enough even when shooting in bad weather or in the evening. Thanks for this not only the auxiliary module, but also the f / 1.8 aperture. This camera is also capable of shooting 4K video. However, any smartphone that sells for that kind of money can boast of this.

But this ranking focuses on selfie capabilities. In this regard Honor View 20 also has no problems. On its front panel there is a 25-megapixel front camera. The photographs obtained with its help will suit even the finicky, who does not like either this or that.

Despite its flagship status, the device has not lost its 3.5mm audio jack. This allows you to connect a selfie stick equipped with a matching lead. However, it is better to purchase instead a monopod that transmits the signal via Bluetooth, because there is support for this standard. And the device is also able to exchange data via LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. The Chinese manufacturer has not forgotten the NFC chip, thanks to which a contactless method of payment for purchases has been implemented.

Of course, such a smartphone could not fail to receive a top processor. And the buyer is waiting for 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of permanent memory. Autonomous operation of the device is provided by a 4000 mAh battery. It is recharged via the USB Type-C connector.

You have already understood that you need to look for flaws in such a smartphone under a magnifying glass. It is impossible to find fault even with the operating system, because the freshest Android 9.0 is used here. Someone will not be satisfied with just the location of the fingerprint scanner – not everyone wants to reach the back panel. But this sensor is triggered – lightning fast!

Advantages

  • The back cover shimmers in the light;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • The most recent version of the OS is installed;
  • Built-in rear camera with very high resolution;
  • An excellent front-end camera that is unlikely to disappoint;
  • Supports LTE networks, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac;
  • Built-in NFC chip;
  • A very powerful processor is used;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • Implemented support for fast charging technology.

disadvantages

  • The case is very slippery;
  • High price;
  • The display resolution could be higher;
  • No memory card slot.

Huawei Mate 20X 128GB

Selfie smartphone rating: 4.8

Huawei Mate 20X 128GB

Next, we will tell you about another creation of the company Huawei. This manufacturer distributes it under its own brand. This smartphone is no longer capable of boasting a round cutout in the screen. However, the design here is still the same frameless. The space for the camera was allocated using a teardrop notch. It must be admitted that some users like it much more than the annoying 'monobrow'. Another important fact is that this device is endowed with OLED – a display. This means perfect blacks and low power consumption await you.

However, the screen will not suit everyone. The fact is that it turned out to be too big. Its diagonal has been increased to 7.2 inches! Even with almost no bezels, this made the smartphone quite large. But even sadder is that the display resolution is 2244×1080 pixels. How could you be so stingy? Only 346 PPI! This is not the level of such an expensive device!

The weight of the gadget, which reaches 232 g, also causes some criticism, but it is by no means connected with the display. It's just that there is a heavy battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. It is recharged via the USB Type-C port. As you might guess, connecting the charger is required every two days, not more often.

Nowadays, on-screen fingerprint scanners have become widespread. However, in the production Huawei of the Mate 20X, it was decided to save money. Here the fingerprint sensor should be found on the back panel. There is also a triple chamber. It has excellent optics produced by Leica. As for the matrices, they have a resolution of 40, 20 and 8 megapixels. A variety of ideas can be realized with a triple camera. Want to fit more space into your frame? No problem! Want to blur the background? And the device copes with this task without difficulty! Even shooting in low-light conditions is possible – the main module, which has an f / 1.8 aperture, helps out. Of course, 4K video is also available, albeit only at 30 frames / s. This smartphone can also be used for 3D scanning of objects.

Well, how does the front camera show itself? Also from the best side. She is shooting using a 24-megapixel matrix. Special algorithms will eliminate skin imperfections, which without this can be seen without any difficulty. The aperture here is open to f / 2.0, which can be considered a good parameter. It is also worth noting the amount of permanent memory, which is 128 GB. It seems that even the most frequent selfie shooting will not fill up the free space to the eyeballs. However, you can always use a memory card! But you will not have to look for microSD, but NM Card – its own development Huawei.

Android 9.0 is used as the operating system here, which is good news. And the smartphone also received a top-end processor – this is Kirin 980, half of the cores of which runs at a clock speed of 2.6 GHz. To access the Internet, LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac networks are used. Motorists will love the dual GPS chip, which makes navigation problems virtually impossible. To transmit sound to a wireless headset, Bluetooth 5.0 is used, supplemented by support for the aptX digital codec. Finally, there is also an NFC chip that helps with contactless payments. Yes, there is even an IR transmitter, thanks to which a smartphone can replace a lost TV remote control!

In short, this is another device, the flaws in which must be looked for under a microscope, if we forget about the size and resolution of the display. However, one of them comes to mind immediately. This is the lack of waterproofing. No, it is here, but the IP53 certificate says that the device is not afraid only of rain and other splashes. It turns out that it is better not to take the device to the beach, pool or bathroom.

Advantages

  • The latest version is installed Android;
  • The display was created using the technology AMOLED;
  • Excellent triple camera;
  • Built-in 24-megapixel front camera;
  • Supports LTE networks, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0;
  • Contactless payment is possible;
  • A top processor is used;
  • Capacious battery built in;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • The fingerprint sensor is not forgotten.

disadvantages

  • The device could be given better water protection;
  • Display resolution is not very high;
  • The smartphone is heavy.

OPPO RX17 Pro

Selfie smartphone rating: 4.8

OPPO RX17 Pro

Another selfie smartphone in our ranking that received a waterdrop notch. This means it matches the frameless design. Some area is preserved only under the display. And even then the dimensions did not allow either the built-in touch keys or the manufacturer's logo.

This device is a flagship operating under Android 8.1. Not the most recent version of the operating system, but it is unlikely to become outdated in the coming years. There are at least three color options for the device on sale. All of them are very atypical. Nowadays, this color of the back panel is called a chameleon. Alas, one drawback immediately strikes the eye. There is no usual 3.5mm 'mini-jack' here. If your headphones are wired, you will need to use a USB Type-C adapter.

The modern USB interface allows you to plug in the cable the first time, which was previously unthinkable. He is also able to pass a high current through himself. Thanks to this, the manufacturer managed to implement a very fast charging technology – the charge level reaches 92% in just half an hour. As for the battery capacity, it is 3700 mAh.

It would seem that such an expensive smartphone should have a top processor. However, the choice of the manufacturer OPPO RX17 Pro fell on Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, which did not cost him too much. It is possible that with such a chipset, the interface would regularly freeze. But that doesn't happen. However, there is no need to be surprised at this, because the built-in display here has a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. It's not bad for a 6.4-inch diagonal, but not space either. By the way, the screen was created using the technology AMOLED, so there are no questions about the color rendering, and in terms of energy consumption, the user is unlikely to have any complaints. And the display is also capable of boasting a built-in fingerprint scanner! It can't be called super-fast, but you don't have to reach for it with a finger, which would also be a waste of time.

The smartphone supports all modern high-speed networks. Connecting to them is useful for uploading photos and videos to social networks. And you will definitely want to share such impressive material! Photos are taken with a triple camera. The main module has only a 12-megapixel matrix, but the light falls on it after passing the aperture open to f / 1.5. One of the accessory modules offers a 20-megapixel sensor, but its aperture is only f / 2.6. As a result, the user gets the opportunity to create photographs in a variety of genres. For their storage, 128 GB of permanent memory are intended. If this is not enough, then the microSD card slot will come to the rescue.

If we talk about the front camera, then it uses almost the same module that is built into the smartphone discussed above. Its resolution is 25 megapixels, which is enough to create the most detailed selfies.

Advantages

  • There is an NFC chip;
  • The screen has a built-in fingerprint scanner;
  • Incredibly fast charging;
  • Large amount of RAM and permanent memory;
  • High-speed data transmission over LTE and Wi-Fi is available;
  • Excellent 25-megapixel front camera;
  • Very good rear camera
  • Used AMOLED – display.

disadvantages

  • There is no 3.5mm audio jack;
  • High price.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB

Selfie smartphone rating: 4.7

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB

If we talk about smartphones from Samsung, then many of them have wonderful cameras. Including delight can be caused by the front camera. And it's not about the newest flagships, for which they ask for a lot of money. Even the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which has been on the market for several years, has a decent arsenal of possibilities. This phablet received only an 8-megapixel front camera. However, this does not stop her from taking great pictures. Most of all, smartphone owners like wide-angle optics, thanks to which a decent amount of space fits into the frame. Also, one cannot fail to note the possibility of shooting video in 1440p resolution. You can even take photos and videos anywhere in the pool, since the device has received IP68 water protection – the South Korean manufacturer assures that his creation will withstand a dive to a depth of one and a half meters. If it happens at sea, then do not forget to then wipe the device dry, including both its connectors – otherwise the salt may cause some damage.

If we talk about the main camera, then it is double. Moreover, its second lens has a smaller viewing angle. Thanks to this, a 2x optical zoom is realized here. This may well come in handy in suburban and foreign trips, when not every attraction can get as close as possible. It is also impossible not to notice that the main module is supplemented with optical image stabilization. The camera also performs well in terms of video filming – the picture is recorded at a frequency of 30 frames / s and a resolution of 2160p. Light enters the main sensor through an f / 1.7 aperture, so you are unlikely to have problems even in the evening.

Samsung provides almost all of its smartphones AMOLED – a display. The Galaxy Note 8 is certainly no exception to the rule. The resolution of the 6.3-inch screen is 2960×1440 pixels. This is a great setting! You will definitely appreciate it when you look at the photos or the aforementioned 4K video.

It must be admitted that the smartphone turned out to be heavy. Its weight is 195 g. Under the body of this device there is a top-end processor of its own production. There is also a variant with a chip from Qualcomm, but it ships in North America. Also under the case are 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. However, this only applies to the version we are considering. There are also options that have 128 or even 256 GB of built-in storage. But they are more expensive. It seems that in this case the amount of memory is not too important, because you can easily insert a microSD memory card into this phablet.

The biggest difference between the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and other smartphones is its stylus support. And not just support! This accessory is included in the kit; there is even a separate slot for it in the case. The system is able to recognize many gradations of pressing with this stylus, thanks to which the phablet is very much liked by those who like to draw.

To access the global web, the gadget uses Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE-A modules of the 16th category. The product also supports Bluetooth 5.0, which is mainly required for connecting a wireless headset. There is also an NFC chip, the main purpose of which does not need to be told. Well, ANT + can be considered a kind of bonus. This technology makes it possible to obtain measurement results from various medical sensors.

Perhaps, many readers will definitely not make any claims to this smartphone. Yes, this is far from the freshest representative of our rating – it went on sale back in September 2017. But how good he is even now! Not everyone will like only its very large size. And the curved side edges of the display are now more annoying than pleasing. Well, we must not forget that if this phablet is updated to the ninth version Android, it will not be in the near future.

Advantages

  • Use of a smart stylus is possible;
  • The screen is made using technology AMOLED;
  • High resolution display;
  • Full water protection has been implemented;
  • Excellent rear camera with 2x optical zoom
  • Good front camera with wide angle of view
  • There is support for high-speed networks;
  • Contactless payment is available via MST and NFC;
  • Long battery life;
  • There is a fingerprint sensor;
  • A powerful processor is used.

disadvantages

  • Not the most recent firmware version;
  • The smartphone is not lightweight;
  • High price.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

Selfie smartphone rating: 4.7

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

As you know, Sony is now the leader in the production of mobile camera modules. In particular, it was the Japanese who were the first to create cameras with their own memory layer, thanks to which short-term video recording with a frequency of up to 960 frames / s was realized. And this is exactly the camera received by the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium smartphone. I must say that this is the most expensive representative of our rating – over 60 thousand rubles are asked for it. Is it worth giving that kind of money? What other features does the built-in camera have? How powerful is the smartphone itself? Let's find out the answers to all these questions.

This smartphone for selfies can be used either on the beach or in the pool. You should not take it only to the sauna. Of course, moisture protection according to the IP68 standard will save when the smartphone is immersed to a certain depth, but high temperatures with the same high humidity can do harm. It should also be noted that the device is able to solve a variety of tasks. The operating system Android 8.0 and the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 help him in this. The power reserve is more than enough to gain over 250 thousand points in AnTuTu Benchmark. It turns out that on such a smartphone you can run any games; you do not need to lower the graphics settings.

6 GB of RAM are hidden under the body of the device. There is also 64GB of onboard storage. If you actively use the capabilities of the built-in cameras, then this will not seem enough. Fortunately, there is a slot for a microSD memory card to which you can transfer all your media files.

The high price tag of this device is not only due to the fact that Sony products are always expensive. The fact is that this is one of the few smartphones whose display has a full 4K resolution. But not all people need such a high resolution – it must be admitted. Someone will definitely say that it would be better if the Japanese made a screen using a different technology. Agree, now when you buy such an expensive smartphone, you expect to receive a device with AMOLED – display. Here you will find an IPS-panel that is not particularly energy efficient. By the way, the screen is covered with a fifth generation Gorilla Glass protective glass, it's impossible to find fault with this.

The work of this gadget is provided by the top-end Snapdragon 845 processor. It was impossible to do without it, because you need to process a picture with a very high resolution. The device also includes a fingerprint scanner that works in a split second – you should look for it on the back panel. As for access to the Internet, it is provided by wireless LTE-A modules of the 18th category and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. The Japanese have not forgotten the NFC chip either. And how could it not have been built in, if audio and video equipment from Sony has a similar chip? But, of course, most often this technology will be used for contactless payments. The device is also capable of boasting support for the fifth version Bluetooth 5.0, which makes it possible to hope for a stable connection with a wireless headset, not to mention sound transmission in a quality close to ideal.

But let's talk about cameras already. The high cost of Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is also due to them. Not every smartphone has a dual module, whose matrices have a resolution of 19 and 12 megapixels. It should be noted that the main sensor is 1 / 2.3 inches – just like in compact cameras! In the dark, a 12-megapixel sensor with an f / 1.6 aperture is used. There is also optical stabilization, which will come in handy when filming. By the way, the video is recorded in 4K resolution. The only pity is that the frequency does not exceed 30 frames / s. As for shooting with a frequency of 960 frames / s, this mode is activated during an action scene. In this case, shooting takes only a few seconds, and the resolution is reduced to Full HD. There are solid restrictions, but a few years ago it was impossible to imagine that smartphones would learn to shoot video within a few seconds with such a high frequency.

Everything is fine here and with the front camera. It also has optical stabilization, which allows you to comfortably stream directly from the street, without using any other devices for this (although a monopod still does not hurt). The resolution of the matrix installed here is 13 megapixels, which is sufficient in most cases. The aperture is open to f / 2.0.

It remains to add that the smartphone easily scores close to record scores in benchmarks. The flip side of the coin is its weight – not everyone needs a 236-gram device. And what is the reason for this weight? After all, there is no particularly capacious battery – the buyer is waiting for a 3540 mAh battery. And full-fledged water protection is unlikely to seriously affect this parameter.

Advantages

  • Very high resolution display;
  • There is NFC support;
  • Built-in top processor;
  • Very good sound;
  • Implemented water protection according to the IP68 standard;
  • Remarkable wide-aperture rear camera
  • The front camera is supplemented with optical stabilization;
  • Large amount of RAM;
  • Understands LTE networks and Wi-Fi 802.11ac;
  • The fingerprint sensor is not forgotten.

disadvantages

  • The smartphone turned out to be plump and heavy;
  • Too high cost;
  • The screen is created using IPS technology.

LG G7 ThinQ 64GB

Selfie smartphone rating: 4.6

LG G7 ThinQ 64GB

In our ratings, mentions of smartphones LG are less and less common. Unfortunately, this South Korean company is going through hard times. More precisely, the mobile unit is experiencing them. His creations are more expensive than competitors, while offering less extensive options. For example, LG G7 ThinQ is estimated at 40 thousand rubles. Is it worth buying this smartphone for selfies if the models discussed above are selling for about the same money?

To begin with, this device is dust and moisture resistant according to the military standard MIL-STD 810G. If you want to regularly use your smartphone in the bathroom or pool, then this is a good choice. But practice shows that even with an IP68 certificate, the device performs well in water. Therefore, the military standard cannot be called a special advantage. As well as the operating system, which is used here Android 8.0. It is possible that in the future there will be an update to the 'nine'. But when will this 'future' come?

However, let's talk about the positive aspects of the device. First of all, the device surprises with its weight, which does not exceed 163 g. We are already accustomed to the fact that flagships are usually heavier. At the same time, the device can by no means be called small. On its bezel, there is room for a 6.1-inch display. The 19.5: 9 aspect ratio allows you to comfortably work with two applications at the same time. Well, the diagonal suggests that many buyers will use a smartphone to watch videos, less and less including a TV for this. There are no complaints about the resolution either, it is 3120×1440 pixels. Every square inch of this screen is 563 pixels! In this regard, the device is second only to the display of the Sony device discussed above. However, this LCD panel cannot be called ideal. The fact is that it was created using IPS technology. Agree, for that kind of money, you want to get a device with AMOLED – a screen with high energy efficiency.

The smartphone has a monobrow. For some, this will be a disadvantage, but many are already starting to get used to the curly cutouts at the top of the display. Formally, the device can be called frameless. But in fact, there are frames here – the screen occupies by no means a record percentage of the front panel area. But for a separate DAC and excellent stereo speakers, the gadget can only be praised. It is also allowed to listen to music using headphones. What is important, any. Wired easily connect without any adapter, as there is a 3.5mm audio jack. Also, no one bothers to listen to music in a wireless headset. The sound is transmitted to it via Bluetooth 5.0, and even when using the aptX HD codec.

The eight-core Snapdragon 845, which has already been mentioned more than once in this rating, is used as a processor. Also hidden under the body of the device are 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. The volume of the latter could be a serious drawback if it were not for the microSD card slot. It is recommended to immediately enable video recording to external media in the camera settings.

You are unlikely to find fault with the rear camera. She has two lenses at her disposal. Under one of them is a matrix, the size of which is 1/3 inch – this is as close as possible to the sensors that are equipped with compact cameras. Also, the main module has an f / 1.6 aperture. Only thanks to him, the background is blurred very beautifully, plus the electronics help this. Also, such a wide aperture contributes to high-quality shooting in low light conditions. The manufacturer has not forgotten the optical stabilization system. As for the resolution, it is the same for both matrices – 16 Mp.

There is a front camera lens on the front panel of the device. Its main advantage is its wide viewing angle. Not only you, but also your significant other or even all your friends and colleagues will get into the frame. The aperture of this camera is also very decent, the aperture is opened up to f / 1.9. Well, the resolution is 8 megapixels. Do not be intimidated by such a low value. But all pixels have a large physical size! And why do you need high-resolution pictures if they all go exclusively to social networks?

Perhaps the device deserves the money spent on it. Although it is better to look for a modification that has a slightly larger amount of RAM and permanent memory. It will have a slightly higher price tag, and the same 3000 mAh battery will provide its work. By the way, the USB 3.1 Type-C connector is used here. This speaks not only of future convenience, but also of the high speed of data exchange when connected to a computer. The South Korean manufacturer has not forgotten the fast fingerprint scanner – you should look for it on the back panel.

Advantages

  • Water protection implemented;
  • Low weight;
  • High resolution display;
  • High-aperture rear camera, which is double;
  • Excellent front camera with wide angle of view;
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE networks are supported;
  • You can pay for purchases using the contactless method;
  • Built-in powerful processor;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner.

disadvantages

  • The screen was created using IPS technology;
  • Not very long battery life;
  • The price tag seems too high.

Xiaomi Mi Mix3 6 / 128GB

Selfie smartphone rating: 4.5

Xiaomi Mi Mix3 6 / 128GB

At one time, the company Xiaomi spurred many manufacturers to create frameless smartphones. This was done by releasing a model called Mi Mix. In the future, she received several sequels, and each time the screen took up more and more area of ​​the front panel. When designing Xiaomi Mi Mix3, which got into our rating, the Chinese even abandoned the curly cutout for the front camera. The lenses are hidden inside the smartphone! To access the front-end, you need to move the two halves of the device relative to each other. In short, Xiaomi returns the fashion to sliders!

Let us immediately note one obvious design flaw. The sliding halves did not allow the device to be fully waterproofed. It turns out that only rain is not terrible for this model. If the smartphone is under water, it is unlikely that it will continue to function stably. The rest of the gadget does not cause any particular complaints. The mechanism is working properly. And there is no doubt that it will serve for many years.

The operating system is the ninth version Android, the most recent at the moment. The software is powered by an eight-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, mentioned more than once throughout this article. It is not difficult for him to launch games, no matter how advanced the graphics they have. The user will also be able to keep an arbitrarily huge number of applications in the background, for which 6 GB of RAM should be thanked. Also, 128 GB of permanent memory are hidden under the body of the smartphone. This is quite a normal size, even taking into account the lack of a microSD card slot.

The image is displayed here on AMOLED – a display that reaches 6.39 inches diagonal. When watching a movie or photos, you can literally enjoy the rich color reproduction. Perfect blacks, low power consumption – all these definitions match this screen as closely as possible. Its resolution is 2340×1080 pixels. Thumbs up. Especially if you consider that the device is not sold for 45-50 thousand rubles.

Well, what characteristics does the aforementioned front camera have? First, its module is double. The main matrix has a 24-megapixel resolution. This is more than enough to create detailed images, which can then be printed in any large format. As for the auxiliary matrix, its resolution is only 2 megapixels. However, its task is to help the system to blur the background, nothing more. Secondly, the 'front camera' has a very wide aperture. This allows filming even in the evening. However, do not expect an ideal result – not the best optics and small physical pixel size affect.

Paradox. The rear camera has a lower resolution, but it shows more interesting results. The secret of this lies not only in the larger size of the main matrix (there are also two of them here), which is 1 / 2.55 inches. The manufacturer has endowed the lens with an aperture of f / 1.8. In short, the camera does not lack light. By the way, the second module is quite working here. Its lens has a smaller angle of view. Therefore, the user is waiting for a 2x optical zoom. However, it does not produce the best quality pictures. The lack of optical stabilization is to blame for this, which is why the system has to make the shutter speed as fast as possible. Also, this module suffers from the size of the matrix – it is 1 / 3.4 inches.

We can safely say that this smartphone has both advantages and disadvantages. It feels like the manufacturer had to save. However, the number of positive aspects is very large here. For example, one cannot but rejoice at the presence of an NFC chip. Usually the company Xiaomi forgets about it, since in China contactless payments work on a different system. It also supports Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX digital codec. Well, to access the global web, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE modules are used. USB Type-C is used to connect the charger. Alas, there are no other connectors here. Stock up on a wireless headset or get ready to use an adapter.

Advantages

  • The screen occupies 93.4% of the front panel area;
  • The smartphone is a slider;
  • The most recent version of the operating system is used;
  • The display was created using the technology AMOLED;
  • Remarkable rear camera with optical zoom;
  • Decent front camera that can blur the background;
  • High speed wireless networks are supported;
  • There is an NFC chip;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner on the back;
  • The kit includes wireless charging.

disadvantages

  • No memory card slot;
  • There is no water protection;
  • Weight reaches 218 g;
  • There is no 3.5mm audio jack.

Conclusion

Now you understand that decent photo quality is expensive. Of course, budget smartphones can offer a decent front camera too. Sometimes they even have the function of blurring the background. But if you want to get pictures that are asked to be printed in large format, then you will have to spend money on a very expensive device. The secret of such smartphones for selfies is not only in the chic design of the front camera itself, but also in well-thought-out algorithms, thanks to which the quality of photos is noticeably improved.


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