Best phones for selfies: January 2020

by birtanpublished on September 2, 2020

Hey what's up guys will here for GSM marina if you're familiar with our reviews you know that we dedicate a significant amount of time to oh phones cameras but the focus is more on the rear cameras while selfie cam typically take the backseat not today though in

This video we're going to do a dedicated selfie shootout between some of 29 teens best phones and see who comes out on top let's get started first I will introduce the challengers we have the Galaxy Note n plus with this 10 megapixel shooter

The Apple iPhone 11 pro Max's camera is 12 megapixels and it comes with a secondary tof camera next is the Google pixel for excel will this 8 megapixel selfie cam and again a tof camera we have the huawei mate 30 pro bringing a

32 megapixel selfie cam plus a tof camera don't underestimate the 1 plus 7 pro with a 16 megapixel pop-up selfie camera it's the same selfie cameras on the newer models and last but not least is the Asus zenfone 6 its main camera

Set up with is 48 megapixel quad bear main cam and 30 megapixel ultra wide swivels around to the front to snap selfies first let's see how capable the phones are with still photos the pixel 4 XL has the widest field of view but his

Images are just ok the dynamic range is good but not the best and the shots tend to be a bit underexposed the zenfone 6 also has a darker exposure though it does capture a lot of detail the Zen phones big sensor throws backgrounds out

Of focus nicely no portrait mode needed the 1 plus 7 Pro also gives you plenty of detail his photos tend to have a somewhat grainy look due to its take on noise reduction the mate 30 Pro has the highest resolution selfies at 32

Megapixels but its images come out soft and there's no advantage detail-wise over the others skin tones come out yellowish to the galaxy note template and captures good detail despite having the lowest resolution at 10 megapixels

The skin tones do look a bit unnatural though the iPhone exposes very similarly to the galaxy and captures a great detail skin tones on the face come out a little warm but it isn't too bad now let's look at a more challenging

Backlit scene actually the whole group does a decent job and adjusting for the exposure of the face rather than the whole scene the best results come from the iPhone which was able to retain some of the highlights and the sky it's

Really neck and neck here but I think the edge goes to the iPhone so how about selfie portraits you would think that the devices with TOF cameras would have the advantage thanks to 3d depth mapping subject separation isn't great though

With the occasional ear or strand of hair sticking out but all of the phones are able to make decent artificially defocus backgrounds I would say that the zenfone does the best job portrait wise let's see how the phones do in the

Studio in low-light conditions with the lower 30 Lux lights heading the galaxy produces a sharp and well detailed photo with good dynamic range but it's pretty noisy the iPhone has low noise but not a lot of detail the zenfone doesn't do a

Great job as far as detail and dynamic range go surprising since is also the main camera its framing is also really tight and both the pixels and the oneplus as photos are noisy the mate 30 pros 32 megapixel images are the most

Detailed and have hardly any noise so the winner in this comparison is surprisingly not the zenfone but the mate how about with the selfie flash on some of the biggest improvement is seen with the zenfone thanks to its real LED

Flash we see better dynamic range detail and noise performance the other phones still had gains faces come out more evenly exposed and the extra light leads to more captured detail though actually the made 30 pro selfies come out better

Without the flash this one looks more artificial so with flash on the zenfone comes out on top now let's add a bit more lights at 300 Lux image quality is noticeably improved all the phones do a decent job but I like the galaxies color

Rendition the best we also don't like how the iPhones HDR tries to boost the shadows which increases the noise here I would hand it to the galaxy enough with stills now want a video capture these phones aren't

On an even footing as far as video goes the pixel made and oneplus can only record in up to 1080p while the galaxy iPhone and zenfone can record 4k clips let's start off by comparing the 4k phones the samsung galaxy gives you the

Softest image of the three but the exposure of the face is great and it's easy to fit everything in the frame the iPhone has the widest field of view so it's easier to frame yourself in the shots it aims to balance the exposure

Between the face and the background resulting in a darker face the zenfone has the tightest framing of the group if uses main camp but with it the zenfone has the most detail and true-to-life colors it takes the same approach to

Exposure as the iPhone the winner is the Galaxy Note 10 forced good framing and exposure moving on to the 1080p contestants the pixel has a decent amount of detail but the footage looks grainy you can sometimes see it blown

Highlights on the face but it does an okay job of adjusting exposure based on the background the oneplus is footage is softer though it does have some impressive dynamic range it does a decent job with the exposure and aims to

Keep the face well exposed rather than the background the mate has a bit more detail but isn't particularly sharp and does the worst job of exposing for the face it does preserve most of the background highlights though so the

Oneplus comes out on top with this nice exposure and an end Grange as far as stabilization goes the note iPhone 1 plus and zenfone I'll do quite well the pixel and the made on the other hand aren't as good at smoothing out camera

Shake particularly with footsteps and here are some samples of the recorded audio for you to check out this is the iPhone this is the mate this is the Samsung this is the oneplus this is the pixel

The iPhone comes out on top in the outdoor scene it's windy but my voice sounds clear and natural and balanced with the background now back to the studio for the low-light test at the lower 30 lux here the notes noise

Reduction wipes out fine detail but dynamic range is decent the iPhone has more detail but more noise both the exposure and dynamic range are nice the zenfone is okay detail but has blown highlights in the field of view is

Really tight the winner is the iPhone but none of these is great let's continue the pixel continues – unimpressed with a soft picture and blown highlights the mates output is also quite soft they you do see some

Detail in the hair and eyebrows the oneplus is footage has some nice detail on why dynamic range so the oneplus ones here though again none of these is great now on to the brighter 300 Lux lighting the zenfone captures excellent detail

Though dynamic range is an issue and the frame is too tight the iPhone is less contrast to you but much more noisy the galaxy has good framing in a balanced rendition of shadows winner the samsung galaxy moving on with the pixel the

Colors are warm and exposure is decent though there is some noise the results from the oneplus are ok but the background is too dark our least favorite here is the mate due to be unnatural skin tone the winner is the

Pixel with its more balanced exposure so that was a lot of selfies let's do a quick recap as far as stills go these phones are all pretty capable the few upsides here and there based on your personal preference our favourites were

A tie between the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the galaxy note template selfie videos on the other hand are a bit more complicated for the phones that max out at 1080p the 1 + 7 pros footage looks the best though I don't like his audio

If you're considering 4k I would say the Galaxy Note 10.1 is the edge in audio recording so that's all for now like it or not manufacturers are paying more and more attention to selfie cams we're already

Seeing some pretty solid cameras on the front of phones what's next hopefully some better portraits 4k everywhere and some decent microphones thanks for watching guys and see on the next one

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