Vivo V5 to Gionee A1: Top 5 selfie-centric smartphones in India, priced under Rs 20,000

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Want to click better selfies, but are on a budget? These options will make your decision easier.


Call it narcissism or new-found social media trend, selfies are here to stay. While the art of self-portraits has existed since centuries, the addictive (and sometimes life threatening) notion of capturing selfies has boomed in the last few years. From dual-cameras to wider lens, manufacturers are re-defining the way you hold the smartphone and pout for the perfect boost with ‘Likes’ and ‘Hearts.’

Earlier restricted to only premium category of smartphones, selfie-cameras are now incorporated even on more affordable handsets. If you love to capture selfies and are looking for easy-on-the-wallet options, here’s our list of the best five selfie-centric smartphones to buy under Rs 20,000.

Vivo V5 (Price: Rs 17,980)

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Vivo is synonymous with building mostly selfie-centric smartphones. Touted as the world’s first smartphone to boast a 20-megapixel front camera with Moonlight Glow flash, the Vivo V5 also has other impressive features to boast other than its selfie-focused quality. There’s a 3,000mAh battery, fingerprint sensor, along with an HD display that makes the Vivo V5 one of the best smartphones in this category. You can read the full review of Vivo V5.

OPPO F1s (Price: Rs 17,990)

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In the selfie-focused smartphone segment, Vivo faces strong competition from OPPO. Its F1s boasts a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. Although there is not much of difference in price of V5 and F1s, OPPO’s smartphone offers a slightly larger 3,075mAh battery. You can read our features and specifications comparison of the OPPO F1s with its contemporaries.

InFocus M680 (Price: Rs 8,999)

Infocus M680

The US-based manufacturer marked its journey in the Indian market with budget smartphones. However, looking at the huge potential of the selfie-focused technology, InFocus announced its M680 smartphone which not only is the cheapest in this list, but is also equipped with a higher megapixel front camera. It features a 13-megapixel front shooter, and offers an overall decent performance.

Gionee A1 (Price: Rs 19,999)

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One of the latest smartphones to come from Gionee, the A1 sits just perfect in the under Rs 20,000 price point, and is equipped with a 16-megapixel front camera with LED flash. What also makes this deal a sweeter is that it is equally focused on battery life as other Gionee phones. The Gionee A1 is fuelled by a 4,010mAh battery, which easily lasts a full day on a single charge. You can read more about the selfie-focused qualities in our detailed review of the Gionee A1.

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt (Price: Rs 18,490)

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt: Its premium smartphone might have faced an epic failure but the Galaxy On Nxt holds a lot of promise when it comes to features at a good price. The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display and is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage. For photography, you get a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front snapper for selfies. What makes the Galaxy On Nxt a good option to gift is that it embodies most of the new-age features like a fingerprint scanner which is layered in the home button, a full metal unibody design, expandable storage, dual-SIM support, and a decent 3,300mAh battery; all at a price of Rs 18,490.

Although the Samsung Galaxy on Nxt boasts a lesser megapixel count when it comes to its front camera, the aperture is f/1.9. A smaller f-stop basically means more light entering the lens, which translates into better images in low-light conditions. In addition to that, you also get a metal unibody design along with a decent 3,300mAh battery capacity.

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