Feb 6, 2017

10 Smartphones with the Best Selfie Camera under P10,000 in the Philippines 2018

UPDATE: 2018/2/23 Capturing precious moments through a camera still interests a lot of people. However, if we are to choose between a full-fledged camera and a camera phone, we may select the latter, considering its portability. Are you on a tight budget but want to have a great camera phone? Here's our list of the top 10 best selfie phones under Php 10,000

It's no secret that people love taking photos, and with the advent of social media people especially like taking photos of themselves. Selfies are such big business that an entire segment of smartphones has evolved to cater specifically to this need. These smartphones have special selfie cameras that are better equipped than the "main" camera on the back of the phone, and often keep the price down to a reasonable price by just providing the bare essentials for daily operation – which usually translates to enabling you to take selfies all day long.

Here are our top 10 picks for the best selfie camera smartphones under P10,000 available in the country right now.

10. Nokia 3

Nokia's comeback has a full line up of phones, and the Nokia 3 occupies the entry-level spot. Just because it's entry-level, doesn't mean it looks cheap, and it's one of the better build and aesthetically designed phones in this range, with a polycarbonate back and a metal frame. The front selfie camera is a capable 8-megapixel shooter that takes great selfies, and is equally capable as the main 8-megapixel lens at the back.

Nokia 3 Key Specs

Display : 5.0-inch HD
OS : Android 7.0 Nougat
CPU : MTK6737
RAM : 2GB RAM
ROM : 16GB ROM (up to 128GB via microSD)
Camera Main : 8MP
Camera Front : 8MP
Battery : 2,630 mAh
Available price : P6,990

9. HUAWEI Y6II

HUAWEI markets the HUAWEI Y6II as the "selfie-master" and in typical HUAWEI fashion it has two Leica-designed lenses to set it apart from the crowd. The selfie camera is 8-megapixels and has all the software features like Beauty Motion, cosmetic mode, smile detection, and Gesture Shot to make your selfie shooting more pleasurable. Coupled with its snappy Kirin 620 processor this is a great option for a selfie-centric smartphone.

HUAWEI Y6II Key Specs

Display : 5.5-inch HD
OS : EMUI 4.1 (Android 6.0)
CPU : Kirin 620
RAM : 2GB RAM
ROM : 16GB ROM (up to 128GB via microSD)
Camera Main : 13MP
Camera Front : 8MP
Battery : 3,000 mAh
Available price : P7,990

8. ASUS ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL

The ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL is better known for its battery capacity, and that's certainly a plus for people who like to take selfie shots all day. That doesn't mean that ASUS skimped on the cameras – the main camera is a dual-camera setup with a 13-megapixel main lens and a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens, and the selfie camera up front is 8-megapixels with LED flash and Beauty filter options, making it capable and versatile in many photo shooting scenarios.

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL Key Specs

Display : 5.5-inch FHD
OS : ZenUI 4.0 (Android 7.0)
CPU : Snapdragon 430/425
RAM : 3GB/4GB RAM
ROM : 16GB/32GB/64GB ROM (up to 256GB via microSD)
Camera Main : 13MP + 120 degree wide-angle
Camera Front : 8MP
Battery : 5,000 mAh
Available price : P9,800 (3GB RAM model)

7. Honor 7X

The Honor 7X smartphone has a premium metal design and a handy dual-camera setup at the back, while its selfie camera is 8-megapixels and capable of taking great snaps. What sets it apart from the other selfie phones is its dazzling 18:9 5.93-inch display with full HD+ resolution, making it a joy to use in this segment.

Honor 7X Key Specs

Display : 5.93-inch
OS : EMUI 5.1 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
CPU : Kirin 659
RAM : 4GB RAM
ROM : 32GB/64GB/128GB ROM (up to 256GB via microSD)
Camera Main : 16MP + 2MP
Camera Front : 8MP
Battery : 3,340 mAh
Available price : P10K mark from Aliexpress (prices may vary due to currency rate)

6. ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite is ASUS' official entry into the selfie market, packing a 13-megapixel setup on the front to take some really good self-portraits. The large 5.5-inch screen and simple aesthetics along with a capable Snapdragon 425 and 2GB of RAM are more than enough for selfie lovers.

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite Key Specs

Display : 5.5-inch
OS : ZenUI 4.0 (Android 7.0)
CPU : Snapdragon 425
RAM : 2GB RAM
ROM : 16GB/32GB ROM (up to 2TB via microSD)
Camera Main : 13MP
Camera Front : 13MP
Battery : 3,000 mAh
Available price : P7,995

5. Vivo V5

Still one of the best selfie camera smartphone in the land is the Vivo V5. The phone is affordable, yet it takes some of the best low-light selfies with its very competent 20-megapixel f/2.0 aperture front camera. The rest of the package is great all-around with good battery life and a snappy processor and 4GB of RAM. Even though it's gotten a little long in the tooth it's still one of the best value for a selfie-centric smartphone today.

Vivo V5 Key Specs

Display : 5.5-inch
OS : Funtouch OS 2.6 (Android 6.0)
CPU : MediaTek MT6750
RAM : 4GB RAM
ROM : 32GB ROM (up to 128GB via microSD)
Camera Main : 13MP
Camera Front : 20MP
Battery : 3,000 mAh
Available price : P10,000

4. Lenovo K8 Note

The Lenovo K8 Note's selfie camera means business, as it's a very capable 13-megapixel lens with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. The phone is great all around with a generous 4,000mAh battery, a Helio X23 deca-core processor with 4GB of RAM and Dolby Atmos, so it's really the complete smartphone package aside from its prowess in taking self-portraits.

Lenovo K8 Note Key Specs

Display : 5.5-inch
OS : Android 7.0
CPU : Helio X23 deca-core
RAM : 3GB/4GB RAM
ROM : 32GB/64GB ROM (up to 256GB via microSD)
Camera Main : 13MP + 5MP with dual LED flash
Camera Front : 13MP with party flash
Battery : 4,000 mAh
Available price : P9,099

3. Starmobile UP Selfie

As we get closer to the top pick, the Starmobile's smartphone entry into the selfie market is its most upscale model in the UP line. The UP Selfie packs a dual front camera setup sporting two 13-megapixel f/2.4 lens StarSelfie cameras, a fingerprint scanner and a 3GB of RAM, it has all the perks of the Infinix S2 Pro, and comes with an added bonus: a more modern Android 7.0 Nougat system to keep up with the changes in the smartphone world.

Starmobile UP Selfie Key Specs

Display : 5.2-inch
OS : Android 7.0
CPU : MediaTek MT6737
RAM : 3GB RAM
ROM : 16GB ROM (up to 32GB via microSD)
Camera Main : 13MP
Camera Front : 13MP + 13MP
Battery : 2,900 mAh
Available price : P6,990

2. Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus

If you want something striking in this segment, look no further than the Flare S6 Plus. Cherry Mobile ups the ante with a quad camera, octa-core smartphone sporting 4GB of RAM and an 18:9 TrueView display with HD+ resolution. The cameras on both sides are dual camera, with 16-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL lenses and a 5-megapixel depth camera to complement it. This smartphone means business with its unibody metal design, and yet still manages to come in at an affordable entry-level price.

Cherry Moblie Flare S6 Plus Key Specs

Display : 5.7-inch
OS : Cherry OS (Android 7.0 Nougat)
CPU : MediaTek 6750T
RAM : 4GB RAM
ROM : 64GB ROM (up to 128GB via microSD)
Camera Main : 16MP + 5MP
Camera Front : 16MP + 5MP
Battery : 3,000 mAh
Available price : P9,999

1. Infinix HOT S3

The Infinix HOT S3 is the latest and the top pick on our list. The HOT S3 will officially arrive in the Philippines on February 28 carrying a price tag of just P7,999, a very interesting value proposition in this segment. It is one of the most affordable smartphones on this list, yet it has specs that punch much higher than its price might suggest.

Infinix HOT S3 Key Specs

Display : 5.7-inch
OS : XOS 3.0 Hummingbird (Android 8.0)
CPU : Snapdragon 430
RAM : 3GB/4GB RAM
ROM : 32GB/64GB ROM (up to 128GB via microSD)
Camera Main : 13MP
Camera Front : 20MP
Battery : 4,000 mAh
Available price : P7,999

This segment lives and dies on offering a great front camera with smooth performance and an affordable price tag. While there are definitely much better phones out there, they also tend to cost twice as much or more. Which of these selfie camera phones tickled your fancy the most? Be sure to check our listings on priceprice.com to find the perfect selfie phone for you.

10 Best Selfie Camera Smartphones under P10,000 in the Philippines 2018

  1. Infinix HOT S3
  2. Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus
  3. Starmobile UP Selfie
  4. Lenovo K8 Note
  5. Vivo V5
  6. ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite
  7. Honor 7X
  8. ASUS ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL
  9. HUAWEI Y6II
  10. Nokia 3

Not looking for a selfie phone? then how about these lineup instead:

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Best 4GB RAM Smartphones under P10,000

DISCLAIMER: Availability of the given prices may change over time.