Top 5 Selfie Smartphones 2017 Philippines

Top 5 Selfie Smartphones of 2017

The selfie phone market is truly a force to be reckoned with, especially here in the Philippines, where selfies seem to be a part of the modern Filipino lifestyle. Thus, we’re taking a look back at five phones from last year, with impressive front shooters.

NUMBER FIVE – Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

  • 13-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash
  • 6GHz Samsung Exynos 7870 octa-core
  • 3GB RAM
  • 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display
  • 3,600mAh battery
  • 32GB internal storage
  • PHP 15,990 SRP

Besides ‘capturing the night’, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro also captured public interest, especially after a lengthy ad campaign with celebrity actress Liza Soberano. But beyond name recognition, the J7 Pro nabs the fifth spot by sporting a competent 13-megapixel front cam. The specs aren’t too shabby, either! In fact, if the front camera had more powerful features, it might have a higher position here.

NUMBER FOUR – Motorola Moto X4

  • 16-megapixel, f/2.0, 1.0 µm pixel size, 1080p front camera with LED flash
  • 2 GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • 3GB or 4GB RAM
  • 2-inches LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Li-Ion 3,000mAh battery
  • 32GB or 64GB internal storage
  • Starts at PHP 23,999 SRP

Despite being a little too pricy, the Moto X4 impresses with a 16-megapixel selfie shooter with a narrow aperture and LED flash. Not only that, but you cannot go wrong with its internal specs setup.  Additionally, you might even like the dual rear camera setup, plus its water-resistant abilities. Overall, it’s an awesome midranger, but as a selfie phone, a few more models prove superior.

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NUMBER THREE – ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie

  • 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel dual front camera with Soft LED Flash
  • 4GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • 4GB RAM
  • 5-inches IPS LCD with 2.5D Arc Glass
  • Li-ion 3,000mAh
  • 64GB internal storage
  • PHP 13,995 SRP

The Zenfone line makes its appeal to selfie lovers with the Zenfone 4 Selfie, which rocks a dual front camera setup. Impressively, it uses a 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel lens setup to deliver beautiful bokeh and wide-angle shots. Additionally, it’s hard to argue against a phone that offers dual selfie cameras at a reasonable price.


  • 20-megapixel front camera with AI Beautification, Fixed Focus and Screen Flash
  • 5GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53 + 1.65GHz Quad Core Cortex-A53 MediaTek Helio P23
  • 6GB RAM
  • 6-inches FHD+ display
  • Li-ion 3,200mAh
  • 64GB internal storage
  • PHP 21,990 SRP

Despite not having dual lenses for the front shooter, the OPPO F5 (6GB) delivers a better holistic experience. By that, we mean that it not only gives you a great front cam, but it also brings formidable internal specs (mainly a generous 6GB RAM). Additionally, the AI Beauty Technology mode appeals greatly to social media selfie lovers. Think about it, an artificial intelligence will sift through a database of human faces from around the world. Then, the AI will capture the details of the user on the basis of things like skin tone, gender, and age, to generate the best possible selfie.

NUMBER ONE – Vivo V7 Plus

  • 24-megapixel front camera with an f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.78-inch sensor, and a ‘Moonlight Glow’ soft selfie light
  • 8GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • 4GB RAM
  • 99-inches IPS LCD with Bezel-less Design
  • Li-ion 3,225mAh
  • 64GB internal storage
  • PHP 17,990 SRP

It’s cheaper, it has a front camera with a higher megapixel count, and its Face Beauty algorithm will work consistently to make every successive selfie even better. Plus, the enhancements looking very natural.  Not just that, but Portrait Mode induces the bokeh effect without having a second lens. It was a tough choice between the V7 Plus and the OPPO F5, but these factors clinch the top spot for Vivo. While yes, the AI Beauty technology seems impressive, the V7 Plus’ simpler Face Beauty algorithm delivers more natural solutions.

HONORABLE MENTION – Cherry Mobile Selfie Two

  • 13-megapixel f/2.0 front camera with Samsung S5K3L8 sensor, BSI, and dual tone LED flash
  • 3GHz 64-bit MT6737 quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2-inches HD IPS display with 2.5D curved glass
  • Li-ion 2,900mAh battery
  • 16GB internal storage
  • PHP 4,999 SRP

What if you want a great selfie smartphone, but your budget seemingly won’t work? Well, prepare to be surprised by the Cherry Mobile Selfie Two. For one of the lowest prices for a selfie phones, you just need to shell out PHP 5k for a device with a 13-megapixel front camera that produces good shots. In fact, you’d have a hard time finding a selfie shooter cheaper than that. Of course, the only caveat is, the other specs don’t exactly hold a candle against our top five.

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