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Snap High-End Selfies with these 5 Midrange Camera Phones

09 October 2017 | Reymart Jan Sarigumba

Smartphone photography may have expanded rapidly over the recent years, however, it can still be tough to get the right mobile device with an impressive front snapper, as there's a wide array of choices. To narrow down your options, here are the 5 best phones for taking selfies!

Many smartphone manufacturers these days are not just hopping on the bezel-less hype, they are also jumping on another on-going trend which would be the selfie smartphones. These handsets wield powerful front-facing cameras and some even housing dual front sensors! Anyway, if you’re in the market for one, here are our top 5 picks.

ASUS Zenfone Selfie

This phone is designed for clicking impressive selfies, made perfectly by understanding the on-going selfie trend. Aside from its affordable price and decent 13 MP front snapper, the Zenfone Selfie comes with other useful features to improve the quality of your selfies such as Real tone LED flash, f/2.0-aperture, and auto-laser focus lens. Also, there’s a beautification mode that allows you to make skin corrections real-time as well as apply a stunning digital makeup.

ASUS Zenfone Smartphones

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL
From HK$ 2,978.00 ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL 5.5 Inch Octa Core Android 7.1 4G Phone w/RAM 4GB+ROM 64GB Memory Dual SIM Card StandbySpecification:Brand : ASUSModel : ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KLForm Color: Gold;RedSIM Card Type : Dual SIM Dual Standby;Nano SIMSIM Card Quantity : 2Dimensions : approx.154.02x74.83x6.85mm/6.06x2.94x0.26''Weight : approx.147gNetwork:Network Type : 2G 3G 4G2G : Network : GSM (850 900 1800 1900 MHz)3G : Network : WCDMA (Bands 1 2 5 8) TD-SCDMA (Bands 34 39) CDMA EV-DO4G : Network : FDD-LTE (Bands 1 3 5 7 8) TD-LTE (Bands 34 38394041) Bluetooth : 4.2WLAN : Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/nSystem:Operating System : Android 7.1CPU Processor : Qualcomm Processor Snapdragon 625CPU Core Quantity : Octa CoreGPU: Processor Snapdragon 625Storage:RAM : 4GBROM : 64GBExternal Memory: TF card up to 128GB (not included)Camera:Camera type : Triple cameras Back camera : 16.0MP Front camera : 12.0MP + 5.0MPFlash : YesDisplay:Touch Screen Type : Capacitive ScreenScreen Resolution : 1920x1080Screen Size ( inches) : 5.5Battery:Battery Capacity : 3000mAhBattery Mode : Non-removableOther Features:Supported languages : Japanese Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Hong Kong) Indonesian Malaysian Catalan Czech Danish Portuguese Roman Slovak Slovenian Finnish Language Swedish Vietnamese Turkish Greek Arabic Urdu Hebrew (Israel) Armenian Ukrainian Serbian Russian Kazakh Bulgarian French Filipino Spanish (United States) Spanish English (UK) English (United States) Estonian German (Swiss) German (Austria)Features : Wi-Fi GPS FM BluetoothSensor : CMOSI/O Interface : Micro USB v2.0Format Supported : WAV AMR MP3 MID 3GP RM MPEG-4 AVIRadio Tuner : FM Note: Please allow 1-3mm differs due to manual measurement.Due to the different display and different light the picture may not show the actual color of the item. Thanks for your understanding.
ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe (ZE551ML)
From HK$ 1,274.00 Video Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe features a shiny diamond shape back and a 5.5 inch big size, full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS screen, let you enjoy wide viewing experience. It also comes with 13Mp camera, so you can shoot beautiful and super clear images. Ergonomic design makes it easy and comfort to hold and press. 4GB running memory matched with Intel64bit processor brings you unimaginable power, waiting for you to experience it by yourself. Diamond Shape Back Very shiny and beautiful, send out different brightness from different angle. 5.5 inch Size Close to frameless, its body is just 5 inch big, but own 5.5 inch big screen. 4GB Running Memory Match with Intel64bit processor to bring you unimaginable power, waiting for you to experience by yourself to make sure. 13Mp Rear Camera/5MP Front Camera Featuring backlight mode, reducing background contrast to give you still clear images. Fast Charge Only 39 minutes to charge for about 60% under the guard of 3000mAh big battery to give you high efficiency and durable using time. Specifications Basic Information Brand: Asus Model: Zenfone 2 Deluxe SIM Card Slot: Dual Sim, dual standby SIM Card Type: Dual Micro SIM card Operating System: Android 5.0 Hardware Cpu: Z3580 Cores: 2.3GHz, quad core Gpu: PowerVR G6430 Ram: 4GB Rom: 64Gb Card Extend: Up to 128G (not included) Network Wireless Connectivity: 3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, Gps, Gsm, Wi-Fi Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n Network Type: Fdd-Lte+Wcdma+Gsm 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz 3G: Wcdma 850/900//1900/2100MHz 4G: Fdd-Lte 1800/2100MHz Display Display Size: 5.5 inch Type: IPS Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD Cameras Rear Camera: 13Mp, with flashlight Front Camera: 5MP Video Recording: Yes Support Format Audio Format: Mp3/wav/aac Video Format: 3Gp/mp4/h.263/h.264/wmv Picture Format: Bmp/gif/jpeg/png Games: Android APK Other Features I/O Interface: 2 x Micro SIM card slot, 3.5mm audio out port, microphone Sensor: Gravity sensor FM Radio: Yes Additional Features: 3G, 4G, Alarm, Bluetooth, browser, calculator, calendar, Gps, Mp3, Mp4, People, Wi-Fi Battery 3000mAh lithium-ion polymer battery Product Weight 170g Product Size 7.72 x 15.25 x 1.09 cm Package 1 x Cell Phone 1 x Power Adapter 1 x USB Cable

Huawei Nova 2 Plus

Dubbed as the Selfie Superstar, the Huawei Nova 2 Plus is no pushover in the competitive selfie smartphone market. This is because it sports selfie features that can greatly improve your face. It has a whopping 10-grade beautification mode, a 3D facial recognition, Softlight LCD screen flash, a Portrait mode, and 20MP front sensor. It is also one of the few selfie phones that house dual sensors at the back. With that, the Nova 2 Plus is not just tailor-made for selfie lovers but also smartphone photographers.

Huawei Smartphones

Vivo V5 Plus

The Vivo V5 series is one of Vivo’s best product releases, responsible for the selfie craze in the Asian market. Of all the phones in this line, the V5 Plus is the one with the most selfie-centric features including a dual front snapper with 20 MP Sony IMX376 sensor + 8MP camera. Like the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, the V5 Plus works similarly in a way that its two front sensors work in unison, with the 8 MP sensor providing the bokeh effect which can be tuned to your preference.

Vivo Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

The C9 Pro is one of the first Samsung devices to house a 6 GB RAM. Aside from that, it has a 16 MP selfie camera that offers one of the best front sensor performances in any Samsung phones available on the market today. Its lower-than-average f/1.9 aperture will help you get brighter and more vibrant selfies. Also, the selfie sensor provides you an easy way to get the ideal distance so you can get neat and crisp shots.

Samsung Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S8
From HK$ 3,549.00 Design Boundary-breaking design. The Galaxy S8's rounded corner Infinity Display and symmetrical metal sides blend effortlessly for a seamless look. Infinity Display Get ready for a fully immersive experience, thanks to the Galaxy S8's ultra-thin bezel and 18.5:9 ratio display. Intelligence Intuitive intelligence. With your own personal assistant and info services through Bixby Vision, the Galaxy S8's one-stop dashboard makes it easy for you to do what you want, when you want. Security Locked-down security. The Galaxy S8s iris scanner gives great protection for your personal information without compromising convenience. Camera Stunning shots, every time. Whether you're capturing the city skyline or a special moment with friends, you'll take incredible pictures with the Galaxy S8's Dual Pixel 12MP camera with F1.7 lens and enhanced image processing. And with facial recognition for smart autofocus, the 8MP front camera guarantees a perfect selfie. Best Performance Top performer. The Galaxy S8 is packed with features that help you do more, from being IP68-rated water and dust resistant to having a powerful 10nm mobile AP for seamless multitasking. It comes with AKG-tune earphones and enhanced audio technology - your songs will never have sounded so good. And with an expandable memory there's certainly a lot of room for them - plus your movies and photos too. Phone+ A gateway to the world of Samsung. With the Galaxy S8 you can control all of your Samsung smart devices remotely with Samsung Connect. The Galaxy S8 can also be used with the Gear VR and Gear 360, so you can experience spectacular VR videos and games. As well as viewing all of your Samsung smartphone content on a large screen with Samsung DeX.
Samsung Galaxy J8
From HK$ 2,391.00 See more on a large displayGalaxy J8 is designed with a 6.0” edge-to-edge HD+ screen to allow for a truly immersive experience when viewing high resolution content. It also features an 18.5:9 aspect ratio to make texting and internet browsing far more efficient. Keep security top priorityKeep data safe without the added hassle. Galaxy J8 features fingerprint scanning and facial recognition authentication to provide seamless mobile access. What’s more, it allows users to unlock their devices or access applications in one simple step rather than having to enter lengthy passwords. Multi-level mobile securityKnox 3.1 provides defense-grade mobile protection to avoid potentially harmful privacy breaches. It also allows IT administrators to easily deploy and manage mobile devices remotely. Protection to stay aheadKeep your business safe from prying eyes. Thanks to Secure Folder, Galaxy J8 enables users to create and manage a fully encrypted space on their devices to store confidential company data which only they can access. Enhanced productivity and performanceManage multiple projects with greater performance. Featuring 3GB of Ram, Galaxy J8 helps users keep productivity running at optimal levels when working with intensive programs and complex workloads. Powered to handle moreGalaxy J8 features up to 32Gb of internal memory and 256Gb of expandable storage with microSD support to handle large-scale data analysis, documents, and all important files wherever you are. Simultaneous operationUse two frequently used applications concurrently with ease. Galaxy J8 features Multi Window mode which lets users get tasks done efficiently when need to respond to an email while referencing web page attachments. Also, Its infinity display makes viewing large streams of content much easier. Dual identities to balance lifeDual Messenger enables users to easily set up and manage two unique profiles for different purposes on a single device. Users can seamlessly switch back and forth between talking to coworkers and catching up with friends without having to log in and out. Capture accurate image detailGalaxy J8 features dual rear 16Mp (F1.7) + 5MP (F1.9) cameras so users can capture true-to-life details. What’s more, its low apertre F1.7 lenses allow for brighter and clearer photos even in low light environments. Enhanced gallery functionalityThanks to its intuitive enhanced gallery functionality Galaxy J8 makes it easier for users to find images according to related business departments. Photographers can track down individual image files by simply tapping assigned categories based on face recognition or location. Optimized content managementSmarter content management for greater efficiency. With Samsung Cloud, users can seamlessly sync, restore and backup corporate data to better manage what they need, wherever they need it via their Galaxy device.

Oppo F3 Plus

Apart from its top-of-the-line hardware, the Oppo F3 Plus boasts its dual 16MP+8MP front sensors with a f/2.4 aperture that aids you when taking selfies in low-light settings. The high megapixel count will also allow you to zoom and crop selfies as well as edit videos without affecting the quality. All in all, the Oppo F3 Plus offers the best selfie camera performance among its predecessors.

Oppo Smartphones

OPPO R11
From HK$ 2,620.00 20Mp Rear Dual Camera Set-up (20Mp+16Mp) The R11 series utilises 20Mp + 16Mp dual cameras and F1.7 apertures. It giving you crisp images – even when zoomed in. Capture your cherished moments with clarity. Exceptional Selfies with 20Mp Front CameraThe Oppo R11 leverages on advanced Beautify technology to produce natural looking selfies with its 20Mp front-facing camera. The device can enhance outlines for selfies that prominently feature subjects against gently blurred backgrounds. Professional Portrait ModePhotography aficionados will appreciate the large depth of field. The R11 allows you to take stunning portrait images with your rear camera. 2X Optical ZoomThe R11 combines its 20Mp dual camera with the revolutionary Spectra ISP technology for greater control. Shoot for the best, without loss of detail with a 2x optical zoom Flagship Camera Processor for Quality ImagesFrom an extensive 18-month collaboration between Oppo and Qualcomm emerged an optimised processor capable of speedy auto-focus and stunning image quality, even under low light. R11 fans can rejoice as they upgrade with superior imaging effects and capabilities. All New Ultra-fine Antenna LinesThe visibly fluid design of the four-string antenna line extends to its functionality with a 4G signal enhancer and 2x2 Mimo WiFi, allowing surfing on the phone to become even faster and smoother. (186X) Arched Metal ExteriorAkin to the full-hemisphere views of Earth at night, the smooth base curves of the R11 resonate with intensity and integrity in form and function. Produced with new forging and pressing technology, this streamlined device is firm to the touch and yet a sight to behold. Superior Viewing with Slim BezelsThe Oppo R11 is a mere 1.66mm in width, with slim bezels melding seamlessly into sleek aluminum sides, giving users a comfortable screen viewing experience. (215X) Qualcomm Snapdragon ProcessorFeaturing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB RAM and ultra large 64Gb Rom, the R11 talks fast, runs smooth and stores big. Charge for 5 Minutes, Talk for 2 hoursThe industry-leading Vooc flash charge gives you two hours of talk time with a mere five minutes of charging.* Worry less about how long your phone is going to last and focus more on enjoying your time out. All New ColorOS 3.1 Faster, Safer, and Easier Than EverThe R11 banks on a new ColorOS 3.1 for even greater speeds. From launching the latest apps to loading the biggest games, it does so at a phenomenal pace. Top it off with split screens for multi-tasking, phone data transfers, O-share and nightly shield mode.
OPPO R11 64GB Rose Gold
From HK$ 3,446.00 General Band OPPO Model R11 Style Bar Color Gold,Rose Gold,Black Display Size 5.5 inches Type Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Touchscreen Multi-touch, Capacitive Screen, Gorilla Glass 4 Support for Gloved and Wet Touch Input Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density) Network Frequency Technology: GSM  / HSPA / LTE 2G:  GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz 3G:  WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100MHz 4G:  FDD-LTE: Bands Band 1/2/3/4/5/8, TD-LTE: Bands 38/39/40/41 Speed:  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps Sim Type Two Nano-SIM Cards or Nano-SIM Card and microSD Card GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Wi-Fi Yes,   2.4/5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n System OS Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 660 CPU  Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 GPU Adreno 506 Language English, Similified/Traditional Chinese Storage RAM 4GB  Storage 64GB   (Expandable up to 256GB microSD card) Camera Primary Camera Dual 16 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash Flash LED Flash and Soft Light Video 720p/ 1080p videos Aperture Rear: f/2.2,  Sec: f/2.0 Secondary Camera Lens 20 MP, 1080p Power Battery Capacity 3010mAh  battery Battery Type Non-removable  Li-ion battery Fast battery charging 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0) Features Bluetooth Yes,Ver  4.0, A2DP, LE OTG Supported Message SMS/MMS Input Handwrite/Keypad Sensor Fingerprint, Distance sensor, Light sensor, G-sensor, E-compass Format Supported MP3/WAV/AMR/AAC; Video:3GP,MPEG4,AVI,RMVB; Picture: JPEG/BMP/GIF; eBook: TXT, PDF, MS Office Word, PPT, Excel. ( Some formats may require additional apps support.) Other Features 4G,   3G,   GPS,   FM,   Bluetooth,   Ebook,   Email,   Messaging,   wallpapers, calendar,   calculator,   clock,   camera,   tethering   &   portable   hotspot,   Play   Store,   etc Body Dimensions   Weight   In the box: 1×Phone 1×Battery Charger 1× Micro USB cable 1×User Manual
OPPO R11 64GB Black
From HK$ 2,620.00 20Mp Rear Dual Camera Set-up (20Mp+16Mp) The R11 series utilises 20Mp + 16Mp dual cameras and F1.7 apertures. It giving you crisp images – even when zoomed in. Capture your cherished moments with clarity. Exceptional Selfies with 20Mp Front CameraThe Oppo R11 leverages on advanced Beautify technology to produce natural looking selfies with its 20Mp front-facing camera. The device can enhance outlines for selfies that prominently feature subjects against gently blurred backgrounds. Professional Portrait ModePhotography aficionados will appreciate the large depth of field. The R11 allows you to take stunning portrait images with your rear camera. 2X Optical ZoomThe R11 combines its 20Mp dual camera with the revolutionary Spectra ISP technology for greater control. Shoot for the best, without loss of detail with a 2x optical zoom Flagship Camera Processor for Quality ImagesFrom an extensive 18-month collaboration between Oppo and Qualcomm emerged an optimised processor capable of speedy auto-focus and stunning image quality, even under low light. R11 fans can rejoice as they upgrade with superior imaging effects and capabilities. All New Ultra-fine Antenna LinesThe visibly fluid design of the four-string antenna line extends to its functionality with a 4G signal enhancer and 2x2 Mimo WiFi, allowing surfing on the phone to become even faster and smoother. (186X) Arched Metal ExteriorAkin to the full-hemisphere views of Earth at night, the smooth base curves of the R11 resonate with intensity and integrity in form and function. Produced with new forging and pressing technology, this streamlined device is firm to the touch and yet a sight to behold. Superior Viewing with Slim BezelsThe Oppo R11 is a mere 1.66mm in width, with slim bezels melding seamlessly into sleek aluminum sides, giving users a comfortable screen viewing experience. (215X) Qualcomm Snapdragon ProcessorFeaturing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB RAM and ultra large 64Gb Rom, the R11 talks fast, runs smooth and stores big. Charge for 5 Minutes, Talk for 2 hoursThe industry-leading Vooc flash charge gives you two hours of talk time with a mere five minutes of charging.* Worry less about how long your phone is going to last and focus more on enjoying your time out. All New ColorOS 3.1 Faster, Safer, and Easier Than EverThe R11 banks on a new ColorOS 3.1 for even greater speeds. From launching the latest apps to loading the biggest games, it does so at a phenomenal pace. Top it off with split screens for multi-tasking, phone data transfers, O-share and nightly shield mode.

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