The quality of a selfie camera depends on many factors, but there is a common misconception that megapixels in a camera determine the quality of the photo. While it’s true that the megapixels do affect the camera and image quality, there are other factors which play a major part like sensors, aperture, resolution, and algorithmic software inside the phone decides the clarity and quality of the selfie camera.
A lot of buyers mostly prefer smartphones with a premium design, good battery life, performance and cameras. But, if you want to buy a selfie-centric phone under Rs 15,000, because not all-rounder phone under Rs 15,000 have good selfie camera. So these are the best selfie smartphones for those looking at great selfie camera experience in the Rs 15,000 price segment.
Realme 3 Pro
The Realme 3 Pro is the company's latest flagship, designed to take on the Redmi Note 7 Pro from Xiaomi. The Realme 3 includes a 25-megapixel selfie camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture in the water drop notch . The back camera setup on the Realme 3 Pro consists of a primary 16-megapixel +5-megapixel for depth mapping setup with the primary sensor being the IMX 519 from Sony that is also used on the OnePlus 6T.
The smartphone flaunts a 6.3-inch IPS LCD 2.5D curved display along with FHD+ and a water drop notch. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC along with an octa-core CPU clocked at up to 2.2GHz, and Adreno 616 GPU. The device runs Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6.0 out-of-the-box and packs a massive 4045mAh battery and and support for 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging.
Xiaomi Redmi Y3
Xiaomi has just launched its latest selfie-centric Redmi Y3 smartphone in India. The Redmi Y3 includes a 32-megapixel front camera. The selfie camera comes with EIS(Electronic Image Stabilization)support, can shoot 1080p (FHD) video at 30fps. It also includes some special camera features like Auto HDR , Palm shutter,and I portrait mode. You can click 32MP selfie in pro mode or 32MP camera mode only. At the back, the AI-powered dual camera setup includes a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera and it also comes with Google Lens integration. The dual camera is paired with single LED flash.
The Redmi Y3 packs a 6.26-inch display with dot notch screen and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 632 processor paired with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.the Redmi Y3 runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. The phone is packed with massive 4000mAh battery.
Realme U1 is one of the best selfie camera smartpone under the price segment of Rs. 15,000/-. The U1 has a 25MP Sony IMX576 sensor with f/2.0 lens. It's a fixed-focus lens. There is more than enough detail, the colors are nice, and the images are sharp enough. Realme U1 offers ‘Night Shot Brightness’ for low-light selfies. And the 25MP selfie cam does an excellent job.At the rear, Realme U1 has a dual-camera module consisting of 13-megapixel (f/2.2) and 2-megapixel (f/2.4) sensors.
Realme U1 has a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and it runs on MediaTek’s new Helio P70 chipset backed by a 3,500mAh battery. On the software front, it runs ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1.
Honor 10 Lite
The Honor 10 Lite, which was launched recently in India, is a device aimed at selfie-centric smartphone buyers. Its front camera features a 24-megapixel camera with 26mm wide focal length, 0.9 micron pixel size and f/2.0 aperture. It also supports HDR mode and 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second.
The Honor 10 Lite carries a dual-camera setup on its back - the main camera is 13MP and has a wide f/1.8 aperture and phase detection autofocus. The secondary 2MP sensor is only used for depth sensing
The smartphone flaunts 6.21-inch Full HD+ FullView IPS LCD and Honor’s used the same Kirin 710 processor with Android 9 pie. It packs 3400mAh battery.
Redmi Note 6 Pro
The Redmi Note 6 Pro with dual front cameras is a great choice for selfie-centric smartphone buyers. The Redmi Note 6 Pro features a 20+2MP dual camera sensor on the front. While the 2MP secondary camera is used for depth sensing, the primary 20MP sensor can bin four pixels into one super-pixels. The Redmi Note 6 Pro relies on a 12+5MP dual camera unit on the back.
It also sports a 6.26-inch notched display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage and runs Android Oreo and packs a 4,000mAh battery.