Even if you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, odds are, you’ve taken a selfie down there.

Here at SpecOut, we ranked the best smartphones for taking those pixel-perfect pictures of your favorite subject: you. We compiled this list to help fuel your narcissistic fire by looking at front camera megapixels as well as included selfie features. So, grab your selfie stick, a few friends, a sadly underwhelming background, and let’s get started.

Honorable Mention #4: Oppo N3

Front Camera MP: 16 megapixel

The Oppo N3 isn’t available in the US, but we wanted to mention the phone’s nifty, rotating camera, which allows the 16MP rear camera to also act as the front camera.

Honorable Mention #3: Asus ZenFone Selfie

Front Camera MP: 13 megapixel

Another great choice is the Asus ZenFone Selfie. Its 13MP front camera sports blazing fast focus times and is designed precisely for snapping selfies. Unfortunately, Asus hasn’t officially released the phone yet.

Honorable Mention #2: Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro

Front Camera MP: 13 megapixel

Although not available in the US, the Vibe X2 Pro gets special recognition for its 13 MP front camera and LED selfie flash attachment that plugs into the headphone jack.

Honorable Mention #1: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Front Camera MP: 1.2 megapixel

Why weren’t the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on the official list? We don’t deny that the iPhones are great phones, and they have solid rear cameras once you take all of the additional features into account; however, staying true to our selfie ranking, its 1.2 MP front camera wasn’t enough.

HTC One M9 Plus

Front Camera MP: 4 megapixel

The HTC One M9 Plus boasts a 4MP front camera that takes great low-light pictures—perfect for those random bar selfies with people you’ll never see again.

ZTE Grand X Max Plus

Front Camera MP: 5 megapixel

The ZTE Grand X Max Plus is a phablet with a 6-inch screen and a 5MP front camera that can record in HD.

Sony Xperia Z4v

Front Camera MP: 5 megapixel

With a 5 MP selfie cam and a 20.7 MP rear camera, the Xperia Z4v is really a camera that happens to make phone calls.

LG Volt 2

Front Camera MP: 5 megapixel

The LG Volt 2 is a great selfie phone without the super high price tag of LG’s flagships.

HTC One (M8)

Front Camera MP: 5 megapixel

The HTC One is one of the few phones that has a front camera with a higher MP (5) than the rear camera (4).

Posh Mobile Titan HD E500

Front Camera MP: 5 megapixel

You might not have heard of this Posh phone, but it’s a titan in the selfie-taking game with a 5MP front camera.

Huawei Ascend Mate 2

Front Camera MP: 5 megapixel

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 boasts a 5 MP front camera and an awesome feature (panoramic groufies) that combines 3 selfie shots to help you get the whole group in a picture.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Front Camera MP: 5 megapixel

Coming in sixth is the Galaxy S6, a top-tier smartphone with selfie-taking powers to boot.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Front Camera MP: 5 megapixel

We couldn’t rank the Galaxy S6 without its tougher counterpart, the Galaxy S6 active. It’s not quite a Go-Pro, but it’s as close as you’ll get with a smartphone.

Nokia Lumia 735

Front Camera MP: 5 megapixel

While it might not be a great overall smartphone, the Lumia 735 can definitely take selfies. Its wide-angle front camera helps fit everyone in the picture regardless of how short your arms are.


Front Camera MP: 8 megapixel

The LG G4 may take third in our ranking, but it actually broke a Guinness World Record in June 2015 for the most consecutive selfies taken (746 in two hours).

BLU Selfie

Front Camera MP: 13 megapixel

It may be a lesser-known phone, but its sleek design and 13 MP front camera lands the BLU Selfie second place.

HTC Desire Eye

Front Camera MP: 13 megapixel

With a whopping 13 MP front camera, front LED flash, and voice activated capture, the HTC Desire Eye takes the top spot on our list.

Closing Remarks

We know there’s more to seflies than the megapixels they were taken at, but it provides a simple objective metric across phones. There are also plenty of apps out there that we didn’t take into account that can help turn your amateur pics into stylized self-portraits.

That’s why we built our smartphone topic, to help you find the right smartphone based on your own personal preferences.